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Phoenician Taverna

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7944 S Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040-8249
+1 513-770-0027
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Dublin, Ohio
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392 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

was visiting some friends in the greater Cincinnati area, and they recommended this place. Perhaps, the restaurant was having an off day but I did not come away very impressed by the main entrees. So, firstly, the service is good. The owner is very friendly and spent quite a bit of time chatting with us. I really liked their baba... More 

Thank Ness S
Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We really enjoyed the meal and would go back again. Good meal and value for the money spent. The hot bread pockets that they bring are really good coupled with the olive oil and sesame seeds and other spices. It’s not spicy at all but has a good flavor and definitely different. We started with Mama Ganoush which is similar... More 

Thank Antonio T
Mason, Ohio, USA
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Went for my birthday. Again. I LOVE this place! It's cozy. Food is authentic Lebanese, which is my nationality, and is really the only place nearby to get it. There were 10 of us. We had made reservations, and the table was ready when we arrived. We had reserved Kibbi Nayye. If you don't, it may not be available. Some... More 

Thank justsabrinad
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere and great service. Gary was our server and he was very knowledgeable, funny and cute. Ask for him. We ordered the appetizer sampler. It wasn't on the menu but we requested it. My friend had the chicken kabob, with a condiment that was garlic, lemon and oil. Delicious! We will return. The price was very reasonable... More 

Thank Krista S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

As someone originally from Turkey it is difficult to find a really good Mediterranean/Mid-east restaurant. Most of the time you would come up with plates filled with "thick" and greasy meat. Phoenician Taverna is an exception - both my wife/I and the kids have enjoyed our meals. And the good thing is that there are so many delicious appetizers (hot... More 

1 Thank Emre A
Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Love this place!! I meet up with friends from Kentucky, Loveland and Norwood (I am from Columbus) to go see movies in mason frequently and we ALWAYS come here. It's lebanese tapas and everything is so delicious. The pita bread they bring out is all puffed up and warm like you wouldn't believe. We always get the hummus, walnut dip,... More 

Thank lshepherd0624
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

My husband and I were searching for a different dining experience and decided to try the Phoenician. The staff was so helpful in guiding us through the menu and wine selection. It was a wonderful meal and quite an enjoyable evening!

Thank Kathy T
Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

After spending 4 days north of Mason/Cincinnati and having little in the way of vegan options, this restaurant was a blessing. We had a wonderful experience from the moment we walked in. The service is exceptional, food is delicious, great wine list, and calm, quiet, and upscale environment. Fresh, hot pita was amazing! Of course, there are lots of options... More 

Thank Gina E
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Received an excellent dinner meal guided by the restaurant owner's suggestion to sample the wide variety of offerings by ordering "family style." We found multiple good choices. Lamb preparation was delicious..!

Thank Tim L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Some friends took us to this restaurant and we were amazed. It is quiet, clean, and the food is excellent. We said the Phoenician could quickly become our favorite restaurant. Everything was perfect and the owner is so gracious and kind. If you want to experience delicious food in the Mason/West Chester area of Cincinnati, don't miss the Phoenician.

Thank HeidiM929

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7944 S Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040-8249
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Warren County  >  Mason
  • Phone Number: +1 513-770-0027

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?