Pomegranate | Evanston | Middle Eastern, Mediterranean | Restaurant

Pomegranate Menu

Hours: Lunch, Dinner: seven days

Price: $

CLOSED. Supercheap, surprisingly good Middle Eastern fare from the longtime owner of Hyde Park's the Nile.

Restaurant Details

The longtime owner of Hyde Park's the Nile is behind this less formal Middle Eastern spot on Orrington Avenue. It's clearly designed with Northwestern students in mind, with counter service and ultracheap prices, but the food's surprisingly good. Salads--Jerusalem, fattoush, tabbouleh--are fresh, and the red lentil soup is a complete steal at $1.85 for a nice-size cup. A combo plate of hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel, and cinnamony stuffed grape leaves is just $5. There are the usual sandwiches in thin pita wraps, like falafel and kefta kebab, and a signature "steak in a sack," an open-faced steak pileup with loads of onions and a flavorful sauce. Platters come with a skewer of roasted veggies, pita, and disappointingly Uncle Ben's-ish yellow rice. The meat's juicy and nicely spiced though. Baklava, rice pudding, and harissa (a semolina-flour cake dosed with simple syrup) round out dessert.

Tasneem Paghdiwala

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