Good hummus in Brookline
A menu/flyer for Khayyam at 404 Harvard St. (near Fuller) was left in the lobby of my building a month ot so back, and for the first time ever I didn't trash it right away. Apparently they had $6 lunch specials when they first opened in January, while most of them are $7 now, with the lamb higher.
I had the Chicken Barg today, and while the generous portion of chicken wasn't "juicy" as the menu described, the thick slice of lemon helped there. There was more than ample basmanti and a salad of chopped cuke, tomatoes and onion. I'm not a big hummus eater, but this was likely the best I've ever tasted, silky smooth and a large puddle at that; warm pita served with (before) the meal.
Drawbacks were the slow service (water and check) even though the place was empty (4 PM), and the radio - I'm not fond of listening to commercials while I eat, but they did turn it down when I requested it, although I really wanted to ask that it be turned off.