Cheap Eats 2009: Rose Restaurant
Great food, low prices, lots of fun
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 22, 2009
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Rose Kabob Restaurant
Address: 126 Maple Ave. W., Vienna, VA 22180
Phone: 703-255-2557
Neighborhood: Vienna
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Opening Hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 to 9:45.
Nearby Metro Stops: Vienna/Fairfax-GMU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: N/A
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Kashk-o-bademjan; marinated kebabs of lamb and Cornish hen; lamb shanks with baghali rice; condiments including shallot-studded yogurt and an herb-and-chili sauce; crisp and light baklava.

Why go: The roster of Persian home cooking covers not just kebabs and rice but also hearty stews and dips—all of them dished up in a welcoming dining room with native textiles and the twang of sitar.

What to get: Kashk-o-bademjan, eggplant purée with shallots and whipped yogurt; ghormeh sabzi, an herby stew of red beans and beef; lamb shanks with baghali rice tossed with lima beans and dill; kebabs of lamb and Cornish hen.

Best for: An inexpensive meal for a crowd at home—the place does a booming takeout business.

Insider tip: The green herb-and-chili sauce isn’t strictly Persian—it’s made by South American cooks who work there—but a dab adds a fiery note to pretty much anything on the menu.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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