alo alo! someone posted about gaby's a little further down, and i just wanted to share my recent, first time visit there...i liked it! it's not in the most beautiful neighborhood nor is it a beautiful building, but the servers are (though they are sometimes, a bit slow) ;)
i actually did not know it was lebanese when i went, so i was delightfully surprised when i opened up the menu. so many new things to try! we ordered an appetizer plate that had a little bit of everything.
i loved the HERB-Y OIL that came with the PITA BREAD in the beginning. i thought it was olive oil, but someone mentioned to me that from my pix, it looks like a blend of several oils. whatever it was, it tasted great with the pita triangles (that were a bit thinner than i am used to, but ha! i think i liked it better!)
the HUMMUS was creamy delicious. i could have eaten just hummus with pita for lunch!
i took a menu home with me so that i could remember everything i ate, but have lost it. the plate that came out had:
~ STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES (i think in other countries it's called dolmades, but it was spelled differentyl on their menu) - a little TOO tart for my taste. i pucker just thinking about it
~ FALAFEL - much better warm and deep-fried here than the "healthy" crumbly dry crap at whole foods, LOL!
~ another round deep fried MEATBALL like thing that i mistakenly thought was also falafel (name help anyone?)
~ two PASTRIES - one was filled with spinach that was also too tart for my taste, and the other with meat. (name help again?)
~ TABBOULEH - which is not my favorite, because i am not a fan of most of the herbs from that family, but this wasn't bad at all.
except for the couple of things that were too tangy tart, i liked everything. i wouldn't travel 20 miles for gaby's, but it's near me and not outrageously expensive.