Lebanese Butcher & Restaurant
150 Hillwood Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
Neighborhood: Falls Church
Cuisines: Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Grocery Store/Market
Open daily 9 to 9.
Nearby Metro Stops: East Falls Church
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Accepted
Baba ghanoush; kibbeh; Lebanese salad; appetizer sampler; lamb shish kebab; lamb fateh; grilled Cornish hens; shwarma; lamb chops; baklava.
Appetizers $3.99 to $5.99; entrées $6.95 to $14.99
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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