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Dec 18, 2007 06:08 AM

Best Braised Lamb Shanks?

What resto in DC/ NOVA offers best braised lamb shanks on a regular menu?

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  1. I think the Lebanese Taverna has a fabulous lamb shank. It comes with rice and the meat just falls off the bone. It's one of my "comfort" meals that I just love.

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    1. re: rumple

      Believe it or not, I am very partial to the lamb shanks that are served at the various locations of Cafe Deluxe. The dish is consistently well prepared and delicious. I would have them more frequently if they could figure out how to lower the decibel volume at their restaurants.

    2. My vote would be for Rose Restaurant, a Persian place in Vienna.

      1. One must try is Lilyanna's in Arlington. Lilyanna Lamb Shank is ridiculously good.

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        1. re: bumpthekoala

          layalina on wilson, west of george mason drive?

          rose resto info:

          1. re: alkapal

            Yes. Without a doubt I would recommend Layalina's Lamb Shank

            1. re: bumpthekoala

              Layalina has a whole bunch of lamb shanks. I've only been there once and had the toasted lamb shank. It was great. Zaytinya also has a very nice lamb shank (hunkar begendi). It is a mezze, but it is pretty large for $9.

        2. I had this at Evo Bistro two weeks ago, at the bar. It was tremendous, almost as good as the killer lamb shank at Jacky's Bistro in Evanston, Ill., which is a must for any lamb shank connoisseurs who are ever in Chicago.

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