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deabot Nov 28, 2009 09:01 AM

Hi, Can anyone suggest a good lebanese restaurant? Also one that serves toum-lebanese garlic dipping sauce?

Thank you!

  1. MMRuth Nov 28, 2009 09:04 AM

    I've only been once, but I thought Naya was quite good. I don't know if they have the sauce you are looking for though. You can check the menu here:

    http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

    1. Rmis32 Nov 29, 2009 05:22 PM

      ilili
      236 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10011
      nr. 27th St.
      212-683-2929
      http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

      1. pikawicca Nov 29, 2009 05:47 PM

        Al Bustan is great. Not on the menu, but thy will serve Kibbe Naiyeh, my favorite Lebanese dish. I don't think of Toum as being a typical Lebanese restaurant offering, but if you call ahead, they might be able to provide it. I make Toum at home.

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          expat108 Nov 29, 2009 06:01 PM

          I second Ilili

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            deabot Nov 29, 2009 08:41 PM

            thank you I will give llili and al bustan a try.

            @pikawicca, i'm not sure if it's that typical but most of the Lebanese shawarma joints i frequented in ottawa/montreal had toum as a side, I haven't come across it so far in nyc.

            1. re: deabot
              a_and_w Nov 30, 2009 07:27 AM

              Lebanese isn't one of NYC's strong points. I don't recall seeing toum the entire time I lived there. Other middle eastern cuisines are much stronger, particularly for shawarma.

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