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New Lebanese in Arlington

There is a new Lebanese place at the corner of N. Adams and Clarendon Blvd. near Courthouse metro area. Name escapes me, but recall signage saying "Fine Lebanese Dining". It also had outdoor seating!

Anyone know about it?

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  1. Me Jana? Haven't been but it got a good write up in the Washington Post.

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    1. re: ktmoomau

      Finally found their website from Opentable. Supposed to have the good pita like Zaytinya. Haven't been yet, but I am hoping soon.

    2. i'm so happy to hear this place got a good write up and is building a fan base. i stopped in a long while back, right after they opened i believe and the owner/co-owner, whoever was at the bar early Sunday evening was so nice and full of nervous excitement about the restaurant. You have to root for people that have such good intentions :)

      1. There is a mini-thread within a thread on this place. I wanted to like it because it is such a nice place. But the food is very mediocre.


        1. I think its pretty decent and definitely a nice addition to the neighborhood. I love Zaytinya and you can certainly tell that some of their chefs used to work there. The pita was nice and puffy and I had several good dishes. The cheese rolls with feta were a little too greasy for my taste but evertyhnig else was nice. Service was a little wobbly but i think thats just the newness of the place. I would certainly go back - especially in the summer when I assume they will open the patio space.

          1. what does "me jana" mean?

            1. http://www.me-jana.com/

              Short history on the home page says it is a Lebanese folk song sang to welcome friends.

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              1. re: ktmoomau

                thanks. interesting menu -- esp for lunch -- lots of non-lebanese offerings.

                does the food merit the high dinner menu prices?

                1. re: alkapal

                  Not unless the food is a whole lot better at dinner than at lunch.

                  Regarding the menu, in retrospect, I should have set my expectations lower for Lebanese food when I saw things like mozzarella sandwiches on the menu.

                  1. re: bacchante

                    Just had a very good dinner experience at Me Jana. Did not have any entrees, just the Mezze. Some good variety and a lot of vegetarian entrees. The chicken Schwarma was very tasty. The people are very nice and the service was top notch. I'm not saying I would travel from Maryland for it, but it is a nice local option for those in Arlington.