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Phoenicia Mediterranean

1910 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3144
+1 847-266-9990
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (5 reviews)
“soups” (6 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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1910 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3144
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Phoenicia has always been in the forefront of Middle Eastern cuisine the North Shore of Chicago. But over the last two years new owners have modernized the restaurant and its menu. Persian recipes such as a fantastic Basmati rice with carmelized onions, currants and rice...More

Thank canejo
Fay Z, Owner at Phoenicia Mediterranean, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Canejo, We are so glad you enjoyed your dinning experience. We have added some new Persian specials to the menu since you were last hear in December. If you have not already you should try the Kashk-e-Bademjan. It's a warm grilled eggplant appetizer. Don't...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

We went to see Stevie Nicks in Highland Park and it was the first time for all four of us. So, we asked a few locals where to eat...this is where they sent us? Zoinks. The food is mediocre, overpriced and SLOW. I would have...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Soups are to die for! Go with friends and be willing to share with each other so you can try a variety of dishes. It is a family run businesss and all the staff is eaither family or longtime staff. Ask questions and for recommendations....More

Thank wrightway2015
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The food here is amazing. They have the best fish here, soup and chicken dishes. In fact, all entrees are very good and authentic. Fresh and so delicious.

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We don't normally leave restaurant reviews. This is a game changer. We have been going to Phoenicia since 2009 in Highland Park IL. Tonight will be our last night. After spending close to $60.00, only to find the entire menu and portions have changed, we...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

I had the pleasure of having dinner recently at Phoenicia Mediterranean while looking for a Mediterranean option for dinner. I had never been to this restaurant before, but from the minute we were greeted to when we left, we were treated like well-appreciated regulars. I...More

Thank MBruck
Reviewed 31 December 2016

In Highland Park actually to go to a different restaurant that happened to be closed that night, we passed Phoenicia and decided to dine here. A little more expensive than I'd planned on for the night, but I'm glad we did. We started by sharing...More

Thank Merrill M
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Lunch was very poor. The waitress/cashier was pleasant but the service was extremely slow. Swarma beef, lamb and chicken were all dry and tasteless. We were exceptionally disappointed after having read such positive reviews.

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I really enjoyed my dinner at Phoenicia with my 12 year old son. It was his introduction to Middle-Eastern Cuisine and he quite liked it. The food was top notch and the service as well. I had the mixed kabob dinner and everything was perfectly...More

Thank Awilda0216
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The soups are amazing. When you walk it it is like going to your grandmothers house for a nice Sunday meal, the owner or a family member usually greets you. Have been here repeatedly with friends and family. Have never had a dish I didn't...More

Thank EconGeek
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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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