Rose Kabob Restaurant
126 Maple Ave. W.
Vienna, VA 22180
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 to 9:45.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Vienna/Fairfax-GMU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Reservations: Not Needed
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.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
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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