Hours: Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday-Saturday
Open Late: Friday & Saturday till 11
Excellent, authentic Persian cuisine in a renovated auto shop.
Persian menu standards--hummus, kabobs, dolmeh--are served at Shiraz, but why eat that stuff when you can savor a spectrum of exotica from the cradle of civilization? Tadig is the crusty rice that caramelizes at the bottom of the pan, revered throughout Asia, and here served beneath an excellent savory stew. Ash-e-reshteh, a sour soup, is thickened with whey and sparked with fresh mint. Prime rib is miraculously made interesting, marinated and grilled with an exceptional sausage of beef, lamb and veal; gormeh sabzi, a delicious mess of dark green herbs, dried lime, kidney beans, and beef chunks is deeply herbaceous, citric and rich. Glistening ruby red, fessenjan is chicken slices in a succulent pomegranate and crushed walnut sauce, sweet and sour and very tasty over barberry-flecked rice. There are many spices used here, yet each dish is distinct: flavors do not blur. On weekends: belly dancers.
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