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Phoenicia Mediterranean

1910 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3144
+1 847-266-9990
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“lentil soup” (5 reviews)
“lamb” (7 reviews)
“soups” (5 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
££ - £££
1910 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3144
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

My husband loves Mediterranean food. Everywhere we go we find a place which serves humus, falafel and chicken shwarma. If you like this food, it is worth the trip to Highland Park. The service is superb and the food is great. I had the chicken...More

1  Thank Atalie B
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Great place. Love the lentil soup! Extreme, friendly management and staff. Would recommend for sure!!!!

1  Thank brinkleyscott
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Delightful experience. Went with another couple for dinner. The woner is very friendly and offers suggestions. Food was very good as well as the service

Thank StanKIL
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I always have a great experience and this restaurant. The food is always delicious and I'm never disappointed by what I order. One thing I would mention is that the owner seems to be harsh with his staff, humiliating them in front of everyone. I...More

Thank Jackie O
Reviewed 3 February 2016

I love their marinated red cabbage and vegetarian soups -- carrot or yellow lentil, dairy free. They usually do an excellent job with their fish entrees -- which they will serve whole or filleted in the kitchen. Expect a complimentary appetizer plate of pickled vegetables...More

Thank illinois travelere
Reviewed 1 February 2016

The food is freshly cooked and good. The carrot lentil soup is fantastic. The owner goes overboard in describing the specials which some people seem to like but I can do without. You can eat outside during the summer. Reservations are a good idea on...More

Thank Ngm888
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is an exotic international eating experience done in a low-key but warm environment. The food is slightly different from what you get everywhere else, and the difference is positive. 10 restaurants in Highland Park serve fish,, pHOENICIAs presentation set it apart. The prices are...More

Thank hanc18
Reviewed 21 October 2015

The very exuberant owner and our equally exuberant waiter both strongly encouraged us to order the whole red snapper. It was beautifully presented, but had a mushy texture suggesting that it had been either improperly stored and/or cooked. The texture highly detracted from the clearly...More

Thank HenryW
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Good middle eastern food and plenty of it. The schwarma beef or chicken is delicious. The service is good and the spirits are of good selection. The appetizer platter has many selections on it and the desserts are good.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Love the grilled fish of the day-usually snapper. Large variety of appetizers fun to try. Desserts are finger licking good

Thank Slumdog2015
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Mardee C
DO you have gluten free options?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1910 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3144
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-266-9990
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