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“Lovely dinner”

Phoenicia Restaurant Detroit
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Ranked #7 of 113 Restaurants in Birmingham
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed February 5, 2017

It's really best to make advance dinner reservations for Phoenicia in Birmingham on weekends. As we entered about 6pm, we overheard the hostess explaining nothing was available until after 9pm. My husband and I enjoyed an appetizer combo of tabbouleh, hummus and baba ganoush, served with lettuce leaves that was very good. We followed this with delicious creamed cucumbers and lentil soup. The house special was baby lamb, simmered all day, so we tried this and we were both quite pleased. Phoenicia is assuredly a restaurant to try. We will be back.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Both food and service were excellent. We enjoyed the fatoush salad and ribs.

For the ribs, we ordered both the traditional menu preparation and the "word of mouth" Sammy-style preparation which are a bit crispier. Both or dry rub pork ribs, a bit crunchy and chewy, served with a unique sauce on the side. Very unique and delicious.

Espresso capped off a memorable meal.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

The food is excellent especially the grill's were ecstatic! I love it, visited twice in the last week. Not so expensive except the lamb chops!

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

We both had chicken shawarma sandwiches for lunch. What could go wrong with a top-rated restaurant in Birmingham with 2 sandwiches? Everything. From the dried out, burned pita bread that was delivered before our entrees to our dried out, almost tasteless, burned sandwiches that were more chunks of onion than chicken or sauce or pickle. I have had better chicken shawarma at the fast food "garage" restaurants nearby. Served with a pile of potato chips that we didn't touch. Service was dim and basically non-existent. We asked if there were special dishes he recommended and were told, "Everything's good." That is not the proper answer a server should give to customers who asked a specific question. We gave up and got sandwiches. First and last time at Phoenicia.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I ate dinner here on my own whilst on business, the food was tasty and true to the Mediterranean style of the restaurant, but I found the service a bit lacking and slow. Prices were reasonable.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank scuba_matt_12
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