I have heard rave reviews about Semiramis, so I finally made it over there. Peter and I had lunch there, and it was more than worth the trip. It is literally right across the street from the Kedzie Brown Line Station, making it a very easy place to get to if you are near the Brown Line.
We started out with a fresh lemonade. Everything at this restaurant is made fresh, and the lemonade was no exception. The day we went, it was sweetened perfectly, with a hint of sweetness and a fresh sprig of mint.
Peter had the Chicken Chawarma sandwich and he said it was very good.
I was trying to decide which appetizers to get when our waiter suggested the Vegetarian Plate. It came with hummus, baba ghannouj, tabbouleh, falafel and dolmas. Normally I have never been a fan of baba ghannouj, until I tried the one here at Semiramis.
Everything on the plate was incredibly fresh and delicious. I loved the food so much that I came back later in the week for a take-out, and again the week after. Yesterday Carlos and I went there and he also enjoyed the food. It was his first time trying Lebanese food, so it was fitting that he tried food that was truly delicious and not ‘fast food’ like some places seem to sell.
We also had their Arabic coffee with cardamom. I happen to like the taste of cardamom, and with the Lebanese cookies, each was the perfect complement for each other.
Our server was nice enough to bring the pot so we could have a second cup, but just the one was plenty for both of us.
These are the Lebanese cookies. Two of them are stuffed with figs, yum!
4639-41 North Kedzie
Closed on Sunday. BYOB