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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Simon's Lebanese Cafe

79 Forum Ctr. (Olive & Woods Mill Rds.) Send to Phone
314-469-2210
Tasty Lebanese food in an attractive setting.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Simon's Lebanese Cafe Restaurant Review

: Forget the kebab joints of your college days. Saleem Hanna, who's been feeding locals Lebanese food for several decades, has created a gleaming little spot whose dining room tastefully reminds visitors of the lineage of the food they're eating. An excellent spot for vegetarians and nibblers, who can make a meal of the meze, or first courses, none of which feature meat. (There are vegetarian entrées as well.) Chicken does well in a spicy pomegranate sauce; lamb absolutely shines. Even the, yes, kebabs, are utterly delicious with moist, tender meat carefully seasoned. Baklava isn't the gooey, soggy dish that often comes round, but a crisp-crusted beauty that keeps the sweetness under control, without resorting to syrup. Lebanese coffee? Not like Turkish coffee, it arrives in small pots, unsweetened and laced with cardamom that's crushed when the coffee is ordered.

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