I visited Zeitoon restaurant with a Tehran-born Persian friend of mine. I was planning on taking her out for something that was closer to what she is used to while I have the opportunity to learn more about the Persian cuisine. I picked Zeitoon for it's location and it's ratings.
I came to Zeitoon with an open mind and an empty stomach so I was eager to see what culinary adventures lie ahead. The service was good, despite the negative ratings I have read elsewhere. The decor is simple but elegant, the layout was decent without being too cramped. The washroom was clean and the overall atmosphere was comfortable. Upon arrival it wasn't too busy so we were seated immediately.
Half of the menu was in Farsi, so allowed my Persian friend to order whatever she liked. We started off with an eggplant based appetizer, followed by bread and then our main dish being a lamb and beef kebob with rice. Everything came in a timely manner and had great presentation. The kebob dishes were delicious along with the stew dish we had also ordered. If there was one thing I had difficulty eating was the extremely sour green olive side dish. My Persian friend was very happy with the quality and authenticity of the dinner.
It was a great experience and I'm looking forward to the next time we can come out to enjoy dining in a traditional Persian fashion. I highly recommend Zeitoon!
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