Phoenicia

4.8
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423 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
Gourmet Middle Eastern fare is the star at this sophisticated venue with a subtle, stylish ambiance.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice, great ambiance. Food was very good,wine was good but not a good value. Overall it was very good.

LH
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Food! Service! Drinks!
Best ribs! Bronzino!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The atmosphere was great. Delicious!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. Recommended by a friend. Deliciousnes!!!!!

We will be back for sure.

d
Detroit
48 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

overall everything was good. A bit overpriced for the style of food. very busy. service was very good. I like that they have own parking lot and they don't even have a Valet - this is unusual in Birmingham. My only complaint - the 2 top tables are very small and so tightly spaced - person behind me kept bumping my chair. But we will go back.

RK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

They give you dried , cold , pita bread when you sit down.We were expecting some nice warm bread.
The ribs were very mediocre.I was told to order them.My husband ordered the baked chicken, which was just ok.It was my husbands birthday, so they gave us complementary rice pudding,which had a strange taste.
Very disappointed. We will not go back.
If you want really good food , at half the price, try the mid eastern restaurants on orchard lake in West Bloomfield.

M
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

In this area, you can get comparable Mediterranean food for less money. And the service was a little subpar (which, if the service had been excellent, could have justified the higher food prices). All in all, I don’t feel a strong compulsion to go back.

RL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing here! My favorite!!!

CM
Detroit
42 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic experience. Cozy enough space but still holds plenty of folks. The environment is lively, hip, classy... fun.

The food was delicious and amply sized. They have a fair beer selection with a couple of solid ones to rely on and these days a nice place that specializes more in wine.. finding even one 'Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA' stands for itself.

Highly recommend reservations. We got in there at 5:30 & by 6:30 on a Thursday.. the place was sold out.

FYI.. they have a private parking lot as well.... in Birmingham!

We will absolutely be back.

WS
Detroit
173 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service by John was excellent. Unfortunately my veal chop that I had heard so much about was not. Came to the table very rare which of course was a major delay time my eating. Disappointing. I’m sure you know it takes away from the experience, especially on New Years Eve.

Very expensive for a Lebanese restaurant with small portions. Has a Birmingham,MI crowd which may explain the cost. Three people, four glasses of wine, a few apps and main courses over $300.

EF
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, great ambiance both for business or friends. Good service just a little slow on the bill.
Will definitely be back.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had to tell waiter to slow down the pace

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met our expectations

NB
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic! Best in BIRMINGHAM!

TF
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can always expect fresh food and fabulous service!Once again we were not disappointed, fresh ingredients, prepared perfect and good efficient service.

RG
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

BC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great in explaining some unfamiliar dishes. The table was ready and it was a good value

NN
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was exceptional tonight!

MM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and great experience. I’d like to see more specials to choose from but I’ll definitely be back.

AG
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service!

S
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service, but a bit loud for a business lunch.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and fantastic service.

BK
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants. Always a good place to meet friends for a great meal. The food is always good and the atmosphere is great. High energy and fun.

SF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food.
Good service.
Pricey but most know that going in.

DP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went for lamb chops and we're not disappointed . Looking forward to next time.

M
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Finest Lebanese food i have ever tasted! Always fresh and full of flavor! I always get fantastic service! Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. Can’t wait to get back and eat more ☺️

M
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best restaurant in Birmingham! I love the food, and the ambience! White table cloths but not stuffy at all! Best bronzino ever!

LH
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!! A favorite of ours

S
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Long time Phonicia eater since they moved to Birmingham. Food quality is excellent and great atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!!!

FH
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went here while visiting MI for a late dinner. Moderate crowd and prompt service. Our waiter and hostess were very customer focused and attentive. The buser not so much. Came by and literally threw silverware on table, no pardon me, excuse me, etc.

All in all, would likely try again when in town.

OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always always outstanding. Best in class. Best in BIrmingham.

D
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribs and kibble nyeh are the best around. Lebanese Gin and Tonic is how I imagine the standard G&T should taste. Expensive but worth every penny.

m
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An attorney I have been enjoying working with invited me to celebrate my promotion and we shared a variety of starters: Hummus, lamb tartar, roasted garlic cloves, sausages, mouhamara. Every single dish for itself and also as a combination was delicious, well balanced, flavorful, not overpowering. One of the best meals I had in a long time and the bahklava rounded it up nicely. We didn’t even make it to an entree, because these starters were plenty for two. Nate was a great waiter and made the right recommendations. Thank you

l
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantabulous food, outstanding service.

WS
Detroit
174 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and simple food but expensive.

FD
Detroit
47 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best hummus! Also delicious

JS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were craving Chicken Gallaba and even thought it wasn't on the menu that night, they were very accommodating. A lovely place for dinner, excellent food and service.

K
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! This is the best place around!