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Phoenician Taverna

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went with some friends to this location. Fantastic atmosphere and food. The apps were delicious and the lamb that I got for the main was huge and flavorful. This makes for a great night out with friends and comes off as...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank ThomasS3567
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would go with the mixed grill. I only eat lunch there as it is near my client's office, but they will allow you to order off the dinner menu. Mezze platter is great.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

If I were to compare this place to any particular country I would say Lebanese food which is terrific when done well. It's similar to Greek and Turkish food. Lots of healthy green salads with grilled meats and the amazing hummus that needs to be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JamesA546
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Wonderful food and service in a relaxed atmosphere. The owner is always there for dinner service. One of our favorite restaurants.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Teri N
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Phoenician is by far one of the best Mediterranean cousine restaurants in the Cincinnati area. If I could name my favorite I would say the lamb kebab. Seasoned and cooked to perfection, it represents to me the authentic flavors of the east. Try together with...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Marcelo P
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner here. No leftovers. Great service. We were at a loss with the options. Our waitress, Karen, was very patient and informative. The owner stopped at our table.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carlamcs
Reviewed 29 September 2018

A Tuesday evening, restaurant not real busy (it is on the weekends) - great to talk with the Lebanonese owner. Dishes are super fresh and delicious, fresh made pita bread steaming hot when they bring it to your table. Selections are numerous - great lamb...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 619ronc
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We stopped by after attending a social event with light snacks so we were not terribly hungry but knew we needed some food for the night. My wife spotted an ad in one of her "Mason" guide books. The waited was very good and friendly....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Barney L
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Had a family night here and while the server, whom I can’t their name, was fantastic and funny and full of info on the dishes, the food was just ok with lamb chops being the best overall dish. Honestly can’t remember what all we had...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to the Phoenician Taverna, but it won’t be our last. The food was delicious and the service attentive. My wife has Celiac and requires gluten free and our niece prefers vegan and their needs were easily met with a wide...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank cincipapa24
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Ossama S
4 January 2018|
Response from Jan G | Reviewed this property |
I think you should call the owners of the restaurant, a friendly man and his wife. I know what halal meat is, and I respect the teachings of the Quoran.
20 February 2017|
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Response from Wassim M | Property representative |
Yes. Plenty of meat options as we don't bread our meats as well as plenty of vegetarian options. Thanks
22 December 2015|
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Response from magsdj | Reviewed this property |
Try visiting the restaurant. They seem fairly busy and low on staff. The phone may be a lower priority over serving customers in-house.
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