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Nicholas Restaurant

318 SE Grand Ave. (SE Pine St.) Send to Phone
503-235-5123 | Menu
Standard bearer in Portland for Lebanese cuisine.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Nicholas Restaurant, Portland, OR

Nicholas Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Everything is house-made at this family-owned restaurant, starting with the pizza-size pita bread on everyone's table, straight from the authentic Lebanese oven. Nicholas Restaurant's lengthy menu offers a full range of classic Middle Eastern dishes, including tabbouleh, fried cauliflower, stuffed grape leaves, hummus, saffron rice and tender lamb kebabs. You may also taste more unusual dishes such as kibbeh, a loaf made with bulgur, lamb and pine nuts; Lebanese lasagna, which combines chicken, a cream sauce and three cheeses; or a mix of pickled eggplant, crushed walnuts and herbs. Vegetarians and the gluten free will find loads of options. Meze platters in meat, vegetarian or vegan versions allow diners to sample several dishes at once. Portions are massive, but if you crave dessert, don't miss the baklava. The strongest drink available is mint tea. Service is professional, and the friendly, unpretentious space is often crowded. If take-out is your style, don't hesitate; Nicholas does a booming to-go business.


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