finally tried tanoreen .
Went on a warm balmy friday night to Tanoreen ,when i entered i realized i have been here before many years ago . I had a good meal then but i was a fan of Sally &George so did not stray outside my favorite Lebanese restaurant. The decor is basic yellow colored walls . a giant refrigeration facing the dining room with touboule ,hummos etc, placed inside .We nabbed the last available table .The place was busy and with take out patron coming ang going it took a while before we were able to place an order.We ordered toboule,babaganoush and meat grapevine leaves as appetizer. the toboule was good but did not tast it was marinating long enough . the baba was excellent smoky flavor. the grape vineleaves was a bit disapointing as the there was very little meat and the rice was too mushy.
The entree was mixed grill it came with a mixed salad and vermicelli rice the meat was good and chewy . i felt the meat was overseasoned and did not allow the real taste of meat to come across . there was 4 pieces of kabob ,4 chicken breast kabob and 2 kufta spears. oh forgot to add that we also ordered fatoush and the fatoush was excellent but our side salad was the same except without the toasted pita bread. My dining companion also ordered the same entree as well .
we ordered the kanafee(sp?) for dessert and was excellent their version used bird nest phyllo oon the outside and a warm gooey white cheese in the middle .the dessert color was reddish and i had never seen that before but forgot about it as soon as i started eating it. it was perfect end of the meal desset as it was not too sweet and they did not serve syrup over the top like most places i have ordered in the past.
all in all a good meal . would come back for the lamb shank that i saw someone ordering . it looked great.