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Zeina's Cafe & Catering

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607 Varick St, Utica, NY 13502-4025
+1 315-738-0297
10:00 - 20:00
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Wed 10:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Utica, New York
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Zeina's is true Lebanese food that is made with love. If you want a fancy restaurant don't go here.. but if you want great food this is your place. Gyros are out standing.. hummus wow.. so good... I highly recommend this place.

Thank rainbowlake6
Utica, New York
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

These might be the nicest people in all of Utica. Every single time I go there, I feel like family. The place is very unassuming and that is to be applauded. Love every item I've ever ordered!

Thank novastar10
Boston, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This family cafe has left such an imprint in my heart, even after 2 years, I am still dreaming and craving of the food. Everything is prepared with so much love, you will feel as if you will be under a spell. I still can smell the scent of the fresh cut herbs. FANTASTIC food and such lovely people. I... More 

Thank Barbara D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area and looking for a place to grab takeout lunch. Zeina and her family did not disappoint! She immediately started giving us samplings and made us feel at home. The family has been running the cafe for 7 years. Definitely a find!

Thank dulskinator
Utica, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Absolutely delicious food at a small family run restaurant on Varick St. My favorite is the Shawarma chicken but everything is great! Only open certain days of the week so check the website, you won't be disappointed with the food.

Thank oldsaturn5
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful spot on Varick. Current special to go 2 gyros for $10. Wonderful atmosphere, staff, and friends.

Thank Arubawarrior
Utica, New York
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Unbelievably great Lebanese Cuisine down to earth happy people kind of small place but very busy food very tasty probably just like being back in Lebanon if you're from there

Thank junkmancometh
Level Contributor
41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious food in this family restaurant. Always so delicious and the family very nice. Kabobs, gyro andGreek salad are great. Love the rice. Huge pot cooking on stove in entry kitchen area. Everything out in open. During a summer visit I had the most delicious tomatoes on my salad. Almost seemed home grown. One of my favorites!

Thank stephanieh172
Remsen, New York
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I can't believe I haven't been here before! We were a group of 6 and needed a place to eat before a hockey game. I'd heard wonderful things about Zeina's and they were accurate. While it's not a large place, we got there at just the right time. It's a nice, comfortable setting, with seating in the rear of the... More 

Thank CentralNY0
Utica, New York
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Zeinas is a small family owned & operated resturant. They serve fresh homemade Lebanese food. The owners are always there to make sure you have good food & service. Reasonably priced and always fast and friendly service. Outdoor cafe in the summer. A small place with big heart.

Thank Peter M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Mediterranean, Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 607 Varick St, Utica, NY 13502-4025
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-738-0297

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?