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1910 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3144
+1 847-266-9990
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16:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Mundelein, Illinois
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Delightful experience. Went with another couple for dinner. The woner is very friendly and offers suggestions. Food was very good as well as the service

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Thank StanKIL
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I always have a great experience and this restaurant. The food is always delicious and I'm never disappointed by what I order. One thing I would mention is that the owner seems to be harsh with his staff, humiliating them in front of everyone. I wish they would be more professional about that and at least deal with that in... More 

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Thank Jackie O
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884 reviews
629 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

I love their marinated red cabbage and vegetarian soups -- carrot or yellow lentil, dairy free. They usually do an excellent job with their fish entrees -- which they will serve whole or filleted in the kitchen. Expect a complimentary appetizer plate of pickled vegetables and a mini middle-eastern dessert. Our server, David, was excellent.

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Thank illinois travelere
Panama
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

The food is freshly cooked and good. The carrot lentil soup is fantastic. The owner goes overboard in describing the specials which some people seem to like but I can do without. You can eat outside during the summer. Reservations are a good idea on the weekends. The menu has a good selection and it's one of our go to... More 

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Thank Ngm888
Highland Park, Illinois
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is an exotic international eating experience done in a low-key but warm environment. The food is slightly different from what you get everywhere else, and the difference is positive. 10 restaurants in Highland Park serve fish,, pHOENICIAs presentation set it apart. The prices are very reasonable considering the quality and quantity but you get. Their Middle Eastern vegetarian plate... More 

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Thank hanc18
Portland, Oregon
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186 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

The very exuberant owner and our equally exuberant waiter both strongly encouraged us to order the whole red snapper. It was beautifully presented, but had a mushy texture suggesting that it had been either improperly stored and/or cooked. The texture highly detracted from the clearly good recipe. We were also disappointed that a favorite, lamb sausages, were unavailable.

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Thank HenryW
Highland Park, Illinois
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Good middle eastern food and plenty of it. The schwarma beef or chicken is delicious. The service is good and the spirits are of good selection. The appetizer platter has many selections on it and the desserts are good.

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Thank Richard R
Highland Park, Illinois
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81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Love the grilled fish of the day-usually snapper. Large variety of appetizers fun to try. Desserts are finger licking good

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Thank Slumdog2015
Skokie, Illinois
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142 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

This was one of our favorite Highland Park restaurants back when no one else knew about it. Though it's much busier today, we still love it. The dining room is imbued with the effervescent personality of the owner, Joseph. He and his staff are so warm and hospitable, and so many customers have become regulars, that the long, narrow space... More 

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Thank FoodFight101
Highland Park, IL
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We really enjoy the Phonecia. The food is interesting and the service is welcoming. In the summer months it is really nice to eat outside. The servings are generous. We try to eat there every few months and have never had a bad meal. I highly recommend it. They also have a lighter and inexpensive lunch menu.

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Thank Barbara2585

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?