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Phoenicia Mediterranean

1910 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3144
+1 847-266-9990
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lentil soup” (6 reviews)
“kebab” (5 reviews)
“soups” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1910 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3144
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Two of us for dinner. Took advantage of the weather and sat outdoors. The food and the service were very good and friendly.

Thank Slumdog2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb service and hospitality. Clean, quality hide-a-way. Presentation, presentation, presentation!! Fresh veggies, good wine. Exquisite lamb. Major contributors to St. Jude Hospital.

Thank ACharlesScott
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best in the warm weather to eat alfresco... We mostly get appetizers, but since the new owners took over, everything, especially fish is good, service has vastly improved as well...

Thank akrumbein
Reviewed June 11, 2018

We didn't have reservations for dinner Saturday night, but Phoenicia Mediterranean made us feel right at home and found us a table. This place is the real thing! The decor is unpretentious, and the large portrait of a very dressed-up Danny Thomas adds to the...More

Thank DouglasJones2014
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Phoenicia Mediterranean restaurant's name is misleading. We eagerly entered to eat some delicious Mediterranean food and ended up dining on Iranian food. The food was disappointingly bland and tasteless, and the service was slow but friendly. I got the chicken kebabs - supposed to be...More

Thank jean s
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

The vegetarian combo appetizer was great as was an eggplant appetizer. All entries except one were very good. We are mostly meat eaters with one vegan and everyone was happy. The waiter was very attentive and helpful and we were celebrating a graduation and they...More

Thank Skidad_11
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We went here for a family event and had a great time! There were a lot of us who range in age and willingness to try different foods and everyone left happy and full. They have big portions, even the kabob i ordered on the...More

Thank sdickey024
Reviewed April 25, 2018

Food here is delicious and service is great (thanks, David!) in a warm and welcoming atmosphere (thanks, Fay!). Portions are very large and we enjoyed the tender lamb shank, and the curry lamb couscous in addition to the grilled, garlicky bronzini. Even had doggy bags...More

Thank smdds
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Phoenicia has always been in the forefront of Middle Eastern cuisine the North Shore of Chicago. But over the last two years new owners have modernized the restaurant and its menu. Persian recipes such as a fantastic Basmati rice with carmelized onions, currants and rice...More

Thank canejo
Fay Z, Owner at Phoenicia Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Dear Canejo, We are so glad you enjoyed your dinning experience. We have added some new Persian specials to the menu since you were last hear in December. If you have not already you should try the Kashk-e-Bademjan. It's a warm grilled eggplant appetizer. Don't...More

Reviewed September 16, 2017

We went to see Stevie Nicks in Highland Park and it was the first time for all four of us. So, we asked a few locals where to eat...this is where they sent us? Zoinks. The food is mediocre, overpriced and SLOW. I would have...More

Thank Ann M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1910 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3144
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-266-9990
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