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Phoenician Taverna

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7944 S Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040-8249
+1 513-770-0027
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Go here if you like Middle Eastern food or if you simply are in the mood for an outstanding restaurant. We don't live near Mason but we were there for the big W&S tennis tournament. From the moment you enter the restaurant's calm and serene dining area, you feel you made the right choice coming here. Next you encounter a... More 

Thank 88patrick
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The food is delicious. Everything we ordered was amazing! However the service was so bad that it is hard to even give 3 stars. We made a reservation for 8 people for 7:15 PM. We were seated at 7:45 PM, that is 30 minutes after agreed upon time :-(. We saw several parties being seated ahead of us. It appears... More 

Thank GCV1
Maineville, Ohio
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Every time I have been here the food is consistently wonderful so I thought I would take the time to say so! The hummus is outstanding. The flatbread, the grape leaves, the tabbouleh are all wonderfully prepared. Each guest is greeted with a welcome and the service is always great. It is always a pleasure dining here.

Thank cjqviola
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Typical Mediterranean food. Grape leaves were a little dry. Overall good. Server was kind and good natured. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Michael P
Mason, Ohio
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We love this place. It is beautiful inside, with a wonderful well dressed staff. They are very helpful and courteous. The Mediterranean fare is outstanding. The grape leaves are out of this world. We have been there three times now, and have ordered several different dishes, all of which have been delicious. We love the atmosphere here as well. It... More 

Thank Linda M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is not for the person who is looking for "plain" food. This food abounds with flavor and goodness. The homemade pita is fantastic. Mediteranean flair that is the best around. All so good I can't choose a favorite.

Thank Debby456
Dayton, Ohio
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425 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

It's hard to believe this restaurant exists in a non-descript strip mall in suburbia, but it does! While dining with two friends, we tried the hummus and vegetarian grape leaves as an appetizer and both were good. My entree of braised chicken was (sadly) pretty dry, but the accompanying yogurt sauce made up for it. My friends had another chicken... More 

Thank Marblehead750
Cincinnati, Ohio
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

It is small and located in a strip mall scenario, but don't let its appearance fool you: this restaurant is the real deal. My husband, who immigrated from Beirut, Lebanon, loves this place. We always order the mezza (or little plates) and the food here is delicious. We haven't encountered one dish that was "off." My husband's one complaint is... More 

Thank Kelley L
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous service and food!!! Our waiter was super attentive and all of our entrees were delish!

Thank Jacquelyn W
Mason, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Yes, in a strip mall. But that's where the strangeness stops. Lovely inside. Feel like a modern city restaurant. Great food. Unique. Friendly staff that will walk you through the menu. We like getting a bunch of small plates and sampling the various tastes. When you walk outside, you'll have to remind yourself you were in a strip mall.

Thank Charlaine B

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7944 S Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040-8249
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Warren County  >  Mason
  • Phone Number: +1 513-770-0027

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