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2014 Winter Restaurant Guide:
New Orleans Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Restaurants 

Acropolis Cuisine
3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-9046
Fried ravioli are seared in olive oil and served with marinara sauce. The souvlaki wrap combines marinated and grilled pork, lettuce, tomato, grilled sweet peppers, Bermuda onions and tzatziki sauce and comes with steak fries or grilled vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge Chef Carlos Rodriguez prepares Mediterranean favorites at Albasha Greek and Lebanese Restaurant. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Chef Carlos Rodriguez prepares Mediterranean favorites at Albasha Greek and Lebanese Restaurant.

Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant
1958 N. Hwy. 190, Suite A, Covington, (985) 867-8292; 3501 Severn Ave., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8441; www.albashabr.com
The souvlaki sandwich features beef, tahini, tomato and onion on pita bread and comes with french fries or hummus and salad. The "meat stuffed plate" includes grape leaves, cabbage, squash, a stuffed bell pepper and feta salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Babylon Cafe
7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; www.babyloncafe.biz
Rosemary lamb chops feature eight grilled chops marinated with rosemary and olive oil and served with sauteed vegetables. The combination kebab plate features chicken, shish and kufta skewers. All entrees come with salad, hummus, basmati rice, tabbouleh, baba ghanoush, labneh and bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Byblos
1501 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 834-9773; 3242 Magazine St., (504) 894-1233; www.byblosrestaurants.com
Drunken Halloumi is Cypriot Halloumi cheese sauteed in ouzo and olive oil and served with tomatos and garlic sauce. Lamb kebabs come with sides like hummus or basmati rice pilaf. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Byblos Market
2020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 837-9777; www.byblos- restaurants.com
Combo kebabs include chicken, beef, lamb and vegetables on a skewer. The chicken and gyro plate is served with hummus, pita bread and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Cleo's Mediterranean Cuisine & Grocery
165 University Place, (504) 522-4504; www.facebook.com/cleosnola
This cafe serves American-style breakfasts and Mediterranean favorites including hummus, falafel, kibbeh, gyros and more. Lula kebabs feature ground lamb and beef seasoned with garlic and herbs and comes with salad. No reservations. 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Fatoush
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 371-5074; www.fatoushrestaurantnola.com
Moussaka features layers of grilled vegetables with tomato and bechamel sauce and is available in lamb, beef and vegetarian varieties. Lamb shank is cooked in spicy tomato sauce and served with rice, salad and grilled eggplant. Meats are kosher, locally raised, free-range and free of growth hormones. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Jamila's Mediterranean Tunisian Cuisine
7808 Maple St., (504) 866-4366
Grilled lamb chops are served in merlot and port reduction with steamed asparagus and potatoes Lyonnaise. Sauteed shrimp and mussels are served with tarragon seafood reduction and served over linguine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Lebanon's Cafe
1500 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-6200; www.lebanonscafe.com
The lamb chop plate features six chops, hummus and salad. The chicken shawarma is marinated for two days in Middle Eastern spices, baked and served with hummus and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mona's Cafe
504 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-4115; 1120 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8175; 3901 Banks St., (504) 482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., (504) 894-9800
The lamb and hummus plate features lamb chunks seasoned with Middle Eastern spices. The vegetarian plate includes hummus, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh and falafel. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Phoenicia Restaurant
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-9950
Four grilled lamb chops come with hummus, rice or salad. A 10-ounce grilled T-bone steak comes with two sides, which can be substituted for tabbouleh, fatoush, potatoes, baba ghanoush or grape leaves. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pyramids Cafe
3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602; www.pyramidscafeneworleans.com
Lamb chops are marinated with olive oil, herbs and spices, then grilled and served with hummus and salad. The vegetarian plate features hummus, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh and falafel. All plates come with white or whole wheat pita. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Vida's Bistro
4430 Magazine St., (504) 875-4165; www.vidasbistro.com
The Adana kebab mixes grilled lamb and beef with char-broiled onion and peppers. Lamb chops are served with rice pilaf, grilled peppers and tomatos. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ZoZo Cafe
3620 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 875-3444; www.zozocafelakeside.com
Baked flounder is stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp and herbs, topped with creamy pepper sauce and served with grilled zucchini, squash and peppers. Moussaka features layers of eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, tomato sauce, bechamel and mozzarella cheese and is available in vegetarian versions or with beef or lamb. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$



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