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Phoenicia Mediterranean

1910 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3144
+1 847-266-9990
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“lentil soup” (6 reviews)
“lamb” (8 reviews)
“kebab” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1910 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3144
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Ordered yellow lentil soup, falafel, hummus, baba ghannouj, and $30 trout (filled with bones). Nothing tasted good. There was no flavor. It was also very expensive.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nia543
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This is an excellent restaurant with great Middle Eastern/Persian food. We enjoy eating Lebanese food quite frequently and the Phoenicia exceeded our expectations. Our waiter was very professional and the manager/owner was wonderful and very welcoming. Wish we lived closer to return more often but...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Two of us for dinner. Took advantage of the weather and sat outdoors. The food and the service were very good and friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Slumdog2015
Fay Z, Owner at Phoenicia Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Dear Slumdog2015, We are so glad you enjoyed your previous dining experience. We have added over twenty new wines since we bought the business in July of 2016. We have also added some original Persian family recipes of our own. We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Superb service and hospitality. Clean, quality hide-a-way. Presentation, presentation, presentation!! Fresh veggies, good wine. Exquisite lamb. Major contributors to St. Jude Hospital.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ACharlesScott
Fay Z, Owner at Phoenicia Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Dear AcharlesScott, we are so glad you continue to come to Phoenicia. It is always nice to hear when someone has a great dining experience. We are glad you liked your branzino, mediterranean sea bass, and greek wine. We have added over twenty new wines...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

Best in the warm weather to eat alfresco... We mostly get appetizers, but since the new owners took over, everything, especially fish is good, service has vastly improved as well...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Beinman
Fay Z, Owner at Phoenicia Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Dear akrumbein, We are so glad you enjoyed your previous dining experience. We wanted to invite you as the new owners of the business to come back. Most of the recipes are still the same including the soup. We have added over twenty new wines...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

We didn't have reservations for dinner Saturday night, but Phoenicia Mediterranean made us feel right at home and found us a table. This place is the real thing! The decor is unpretentious, and the large portrait of a very dressed-up Danny Thomas adds to the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank DouglasJones2014
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Phoenicia Mediterranean restaurant's name is misleading. We eagerly entered to eat some delicious Mediterranean food and ended up dining on Iranian food. The food was disappointingly bland and tasteless, and the service was slow but friendly. I got the chicken kebabs - supposed to be...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jean s
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

The vegetarian combo appetizer was great as was an eggplant appetizer. All entries except one were very good. We are mostly meat eaters with one vegan and everyone was happy. The waiter was very attentive and helpful and we were celebrating a graduation and they...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Skidad_11
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We went here for a family event and had a great time! There were a lot of us who range in age and willingness to try different foods and everyone left happy and full. They have big portions, even the kabob i ordered on the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank sdickey024
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Food here is delicious and service is great (thanks, David!) in a warm and welcoming atmosphere (thanks, Fay!). Portions are very large and we enjoyed the tender lamb shank, and the curry lamb couscous in addition to the grilled, garlicky bronzini. Even had doggy bags...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank smdds
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
15:30 - 20:30
15:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1910 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3144
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-266-9990
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