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Desert Rose

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305 W State St, Media, PA 19063-2615
+1 484-442-8012
11:00 - 20:00
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our meals of Kefta and hummus. It was very well made and we enjoyed the atmosphere and reasonable cost

Thank Pat F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you like middle east food this place is for you. The food is fresh and prepared in front of you. Staff is happy and helpful. Suggest that you feast on the appetizers, that way you can get a variety of delicacies and enjoy some white wine you bring from home. Very down home and not fancy, but good food... More 

1 Thank Paul H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

One of my favorites. I can always go here and count on the food being fresh and tasty. Everyone working there is always friendly and accommodating.

1 Thank Julmond
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The bureka and the hummus were really tasty....but sitting in a cold restaurant on a day that's not particularly cold outside (43 degrees) means the restaurant doesn't have its act together to keep patrons warm. Having to walk through the kitchen to get to a one-person bathroom is unpalatable on many levels.

Thank Jack H
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This is a place not to miss even if hiding a little bit, went 3 times this month and the freshness and quality of the food is top, service great also.

1 Thank Gilles M
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This place is simple, small, friendly, and delicious. I had some great falafel, and my husband had a pita. A nice change in food offerings. Lots of vegetarian options.

2 Thank Elizabeth D
McCall, Idaho
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Enjoyed one of the best racks of lamb I have ever had. Saved room for baklava dessert thank goodness! We were new so did not know you have to bring your own wine. Great food.

2 Thank Judy S
Media, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Desert Rose since it opened. It has authentic Mediterranean/Israeli dishes that are made to order. The pita is the best! There was a period of time that the waitstaff was disappointing. The current crew is top-notch and customer oriented.

2 Thank Larrye E L
Media PA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious freshly prepared Middle Eastern food. Everything we ordered was nicely presented. The menu was well thought out with an opportunity to try a variety of unfamiliar foods. The waitress was very pleasant and exceeding patient, answering our many questions about the interesting options. We enjoyed everything we ordered and will return soon to explore the cuisine further.

2 Thank TravelbuffPA
near Philadelphia, PA
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Friendly, informal atmosphere, BYOB. I had the kabob and really liked the mildly spiced meatballs served over humus with fresh pita and a cabbage/citrus salad. Our son had the rack of lamb, medium rare, and was equally pleased. My husband's Greek salad had plenty of feta, cucumber, tomatoes, olives. It didn't have any lettuce, however. He said everything was crisp... More 

2 Thank ejwo321

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 W State St, Media, PA 19063-2615
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Media
  • Phone Number: +1 484-442-8012

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