Lebanese Butcher & Restaurant

150 Hillwood Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046


Neighborhood: Falls Church

Cuisines: Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Grocery Store/Market

Opening Hours:
Open daily 9 to 9.

Nearby Metro Stops: East Falls Church

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Intimate

Reservations: Not Accepted

Best Dishes:
Baba ghanoush; kibbeh; Lebanese salad; appetizer sampler; lamb shish kebab; lamb fateh; grilled Cornish hens; shwarma; lamb chops; baklava.

Price Details:
Appetizers $3.99 to $5.99; entrées $6.95 to $14.99

Cheap Eats 2009: Lebanese Butcher & Restaurant

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

Why go: High-quality meats at low prices—the lamb is superb. How do they do it? Khader Rabbabeh owns a slaughterhouse in Warrenton in addition to the butcher shop that adjoins this tiny cafe.

What to get: Baba ghanoush; fried nuggets of kibbeh filled with minced lamb, bulgur wheat, and pine nuts; lamb fateh—layers of fried pita chips, tender lamb, and tangy yogurt.

Best for: Filling feasts, on the premises or off. If you’re eating in, swing by the butcher shop for cut-to-order meat for the week. The staff also does catering.

Insider tip: The ayah maza is a great deal: ten appetizers—including three dips, two kinds of sausage, and an order of falafel—for $19.95. It’s large enough for two or three to share as a meal.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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