Cheap Eats 2010: Rose Restaurant
100 places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 16, 2010
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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: This family-run Persian dining room with gold-threaded tablecloths and pictures of Tehran landmarks goes beyond the usual kebab lineup—although the skewered meats rank among the area’s best. Also good are the complex, richly layered stews.

What to get: Warm, perfectly spiced eggplant dip called kashk-o bademjan; kebabs, charred but tender, of bone-in chicken, lamb, or filet mignon; rice studded with barberries; gheymeh, a stew of tomato, lentils, and beef.

Best for: Generous, comforting dinners likely to supply you with leftovers.

Insider tip: The kitchen frequently runs out of dishes, so call ahead if you have your heart set on something.

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