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Jocelyn's, Salem, N.H.

soupchef Sep 26, 2009 04:40 PM

I honestly can't enough about this restaurant, which occupies the former Phoenecian on Rte. 28, South Broadway, in Salem.
The food is fantastic,the service attentive, the portions large and the prices moderate. You feel like you are guests in the home of this family, all of whom take great care to make you feel welcome..and they immediately and graciously attend to any glitches.
Thjis is what a good restaurant is all about!

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  1. Aquila RE: soupchef Sep 26, 2009 07:31 PM

    Can you tell us what kind of food they serve?

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      soupchef RE: Aquila Sep 27, 2009 04:47 AM

      Lebanese-Middle Eastern. The app's are all freshly made and good (Falafel, Hummus, Baba Ganoosh,etc.) The Lamb is the best that I have eaten..ever, and the Chicken is a close 2nd.

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        Dinsdale45 RE: soupchef Sep 27, 2009 05:06 AM

        Last I heard, the Phoenecian only had a few Middle Eastern specialties, and the clientele was very heavily weighted to the early-bird special set. Is Jocelyn's different?

        1. re: Dinsdale45
          soupchef RE: Dinsdale45 Sep 27, 2009 06:17 AM

          The Phoenecian replicated the menu from late, departed Bishop's in Lawrence with huge portions and inflated prices, featuring giant slabs of prime rib, and baked Alaska (??? are we in a time warp?)
          Jocelyn's is much truer to its middle eastern roots. Good stuff!

          1. re: soupchef
            treb RE: soupchef Sep 27, 2009 03:04 PM

            No website yet.

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      msroboto RE: soupchef Oct 4, 2009 05:08 PM

      The link is http://www.jocelynsrestaurant.com/

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        quickk9 RE: soupchef Nov 19, 2009 11:24 AM

        We went last Saturday night with two other couples. We all shared the Mediterranean Combo appetizer and everyone was impressed. My gf and I then shared the Mixed Mediterranean Grill (beef, kafta, & chicken skewers) with an additional skewer of lamb and everything was perfect. Two of the people are vegetarians and they had no problem finding a variety of choices. Desert was Lebanese baklava and it was authentic and excellent - just like my MIddle Eastern relatives used to make. (Greek baklava is much wetter and sweater than Lebanese/Syrian baklava.) This was by far the most authentic and best Middle Eastern restaurnat that I have visited. Service, as mentioned, was excellent and you do feel like a guest in someone's home. Cost was very, very reasonable and far less than one would expect given the quantity and quality.

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