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Apr 21, 2009 02:51 PM

Phoenicians, Albany (Lebanese cuisine)

Reporting for a friend:

We had a small 5 course Meza, stuffed grape leaves, hummus, babaghanouj, tabouleh, and falafel. All good but the falafel was worthy of note.

Companion had a beef kebob with a lentil side and I had Laban-w-Khyar, the Lebanese salad almost a soup made from yogurt,cucumbers, garlic and mint.

Coffee and Mhallabiyeh for desert. The whole thing with beverages, tax, tip was $39.00.

Phoenicians Resturant
1686 Central Avenue
(518) 464-4444

Anyone else been here? Your experience?

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  1. Went for the first time on Sunday.

    We had the meza for two (same courses as above). Also shared the chicken schwarma. Had a custard dessert with ? syrup, rosewater and pistachios on top (never had this before and it was very good) and coffees.

    Would definitely go back if I'm near that area.

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    1. re: financialdistrictresident

      Haven't been but have heard only good things - thanks for the report, fdr!

    2. Went there the other night and was impressed. Will be back!

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      1. re: jaylhorner

        . . . and with the limited Greek food in the Capital Region Phoenicians may just keep me going until I get back to Astoria, Pylos or Periyali!

        1. re: financialdistrictresident

          There is also a nice Greek restaurant we go to for lunch on Third Avenue in the lower 30's.
          Great octopus!