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Phoenicia Mediterranean

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1910 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3144
+1 847-266-9990
16:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

My husband loves Mediterranean food. Everywhere we go we find a place which serves humus, falafel and chicken shwarma. If you like this food, it is worth the trip to Highland Park. The service is superb and the food is great. I had the chicken curry which is sweet not spicy. Bon Appitit!

1 Thank Atalie B
Highwood, Illinois
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Great place. Love the lentil soup! Extreme, friendly management and staff. Would recommend for sure!!!!

1 Thank brinkleyscott
Mundelein, Illinois
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Delightful experience. Went with another couple for dinner. The woner is very friendly and offers suggestions. Food was very good as well as the service

Thank StanKIL
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I always have a great experience and this restaurant. The food is always delicious and I'm never disappointed by what I order. One thing I would mention is that the owner seems to be harsh with his staff, humiliating them in front of everyone. I wish they would be more professional about that and at least deal with that in... More 

Thank Jackie O
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892 reviews
636 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

I love their marinated red cabbage and vegetarian soups -- carrot or yellow lentil, dairy free. They usually do an excellent job with their fish entrees -- which they will serve whole or filleted in the kitchen. Expect a complimentary appetizer plate of pickled vegetables and a mini middle-eastern dessert. Our server, David, was excellent.

Thank illinois travelere
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The food is freshly cooked and good. The carrot lentil soup is fantastic. The owner goes overboard in describing the specials which some people seem to like but I can do without. You can eat outside during the summer. Reservations are a good idea on the weekends. The menu has a good selection and it's one of our go to... More 

Thank Ngm888
Highland Park, Illinois
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is an exotic international eating experience done in a low-key but warm environment. The food is slightly different from what you get everywhere else, and the difference is positive. 10 restaurants in Highland Park serve fish,, pHOENICIAs presentation set it apart. The prices are very reasonable considering the quality and quantity but you get. Their Middle Eastern vegetarian plate... More 

Thank hanc18
Portland, Oregon
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197 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The very exuberant owner and our equally exuberant waiter both strongly encouraged us to order the whole red snapper. It was beautifully presented, but had a mushy texture suggesting that it had been either improperly stored and/or cooked. The texture highly detracted from the clearly good recipe. We were also disappointed that a favorite, lamb sausages, were unavailable.

Thank HenryW
Highland Park, Illinois
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Good middle eastern food and plenty of it. The schwarma beef or chicken is delicious. The service is good and the spirits are of good selection. The appetizer platter has many selections on it and the desserts are good.

Thank Richard R
Highland Park, Illinois
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129 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Love the grilled fish of the day-usually snapper. Large variety of appetizers fun to try. Desserts are finger licking good

Thank Slumdog2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?