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Phoenicia, Birmingham, MI

Phoenicia

4.8
4.8
502 Reviews
$30 and under
Middle Eastern
Gourmet Middle Eastern fare is the star at this sophisticated venue with a subtle, stylish ambiance.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 644-3122

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sameer Eid

What 502 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. JC

    JaniceC

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Food and good job at social distancing diners.
  2. LK

    LiorK

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food wasn't good and the prices were a bit high for the value. They did gave us the space and the room to sit with a stroller and the atmosphere is nice. However, as a restaurant it's not good enough.
  3. SG

    ShanghaiGourmet

    Chicago

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding lunch. Food as good as always. Service friendly and attentive. Always a great experience...
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Service was poor and shish tawook was burned
  5. RD

    RegularDiner

    Detroit

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding and consistent. The service is impeccable, attentive but not rushed. One of my favorite restaurants in the area.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place ! The food is consistently great, we always have a bunch of awesome appetizers and then order the Branzino. So so good ! Owner almost always there and greats us. You can’t get service and food like except in special places.
  7. b

    bcbaldeagle

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot. Expensive for middle eastern food, but we love it. Great bar too.
  8. MC

    MarisaC

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a beautiful dinner for our anniversary! Service was excellent and the food spectacular! Can’t wait to return for another fabulous meal!!
  9. SJ

    ScottJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New to Detroit. It was suggested by a coworker. We loved it. Outstanding
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is the benchmark for middle eastern cuisine.
  11. v

    vs1995

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered shrimp ghallaba and my date ordered the mixed plate. I loved my shrimp ghallaba. Will be back again!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Wasn’t comfortable with how close the tables were in the booth section. The restaurant was mostly empty when we got there and people were seated on either side of us too close even with the barriers placed in between tables and they could have been seated farther since the place was not busy yet. would have felt more comfortable being more spaced out, didn’t feel safe.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, lots of different choices and amazing specials.
  14. M

    Mickey

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I’m a long time diner there had a new waiter very average which is unusual. Never went over the specials never asked if we wanted a drink. Food very good as always and enjoyed the outdoors.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best
  16. HE

    HEATHERP

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Must have been an off day because everyone i talked to raves about this restaurant. Waiter rushed our order and would not bring out all the food at once as we had asked—wanted to eat family style. Spinach pie was horrible—soggy—tasted like something from the frozen section at Trader Joe’s. Chicken kabobs overcooked and dried out. Pita bread was not impressive —tasted like store bought out of a bag? Portions very small and pricey. Salad was just lettuce and 1 slice of tomato. and we asked for a Fatoosh salad. Falafel was overcooked—almost fried to a crisp. Hummus was good. Rice pudding tasted like flowers. Ambience was nice eating outside and they were nice to accommodate a party of 5. Unfortunately, there are Many more impressive Mediterranean restaurants in the area. Likely will not return. Unfortunate....
  17. ST

    STEPHANIEG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had great food and wonderful service, will definitely go back.
  18. P

    Pbow25

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love Phoenicia! Food was wonderful and the service was great and very non-intrusive. Great ambience inside the restaurant as well. A little pricey, but worth the money for high-end authentic Lebanese food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a 10/10. Best middle eastern food in metro Detroit. My top go to local restaurant.
  20. GD

    GloriaD

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food were amazing! This restaurant has a reputation of keeping their standards of quality high!
  21. a

    allenpapp

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply put, the best Lebanese food I’ve ever had. Sameer, Sam and the entire staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic, the food is consistently on point, there’s really not much else to say but make a reservation....
  22. JH

    JohnH

    Philadelphia

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2020

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The ribs are amazing, but not terribly consistent. We ate their twice in the past week, and one night the ribs were the usual outstanding dry rubbed ribs the first time, but the second time, they weren't seasoned properly, and were very mediocre. The service the first night was great, but the second night was super slow, and the waiter kept forgetting to bring drinks and other stuff. Overall, it's a great, if not the most consistent restaurant.
  23. SG

    ShanghaiGourmet

    Chicago

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magnificent dinner at Phoenicia. All dishes superb and outstanding service from Hussein. Although the wine selection on current menu was quite limited it turned out they had their full wine list available. Such a great place to dine and very happy to see them doing good business again
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and service in Birmingham.
  25. RD

    RegularDiner

    Detroit

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What’s not to like? The food was excellent. The 4 of us each had something different and all were wonderful. Service was great, not rushed but if you needed the waiter, he was there. Overall, a great experience.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a birthday and it was amazing! So fun and great service. The food was unreal!!!!
  27. LK

    LK360

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phonecia never disappoints. The kabobs are always delicious.
  28. JH

    JulieH

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite's, never disappoints!!! Lovely patio dinning, lamb chops& great Paper Plane cocktails!!
  29. S

    Steve

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go here get all the things
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, was delicious.
  31. C

    Crewof16

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Second visit, our food was slightly overcooked. The waiter wasn’t attentive but was over confident. Making jokes and being overly familiar but forgetting our food. He forgot our greens beans and rice-I had to flag another waiter to bring them. Green beans were like mush-all fallen apart. He never asked if we needed Anything until we consumed all our food. A good waiter will check to make sure you’re set at least 5 mins after bringing the food. We also Waited 15-20 mins after finishing our meal for the check. We like this place and will come back, I will request a different waiter next time.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met my college girlfriend and had the best time! Food is UNREALLLLLL. Service is excellent! Many people asked where I was and I made sure to tell! Will definitely be coming back.
  33. RV

    RonV

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is the best hands down for Middle Eastern food! Food, service and overall experience is hard to beat.
  34. CG

    CynthiaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE IT!!! Will be back very soon. The food was the best I have had in such a long time. The flavors were so fresh and so delish.. no cutting corners here they take the time to make sure to prepare each dish excellent.
  35. c

    clarencem

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food lived up to its reputation. Modern twist on Lebanese food. Will return
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service
  37. DF

    DianeF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our experience and thought the food was some of the best Lebanese food we have had in Michigan. It was wonderful!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience as usual!
  39. KB

    KevinB

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great.service and food extraordinary. Thank you
  40. R

    Rozaq

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place in town!

FAQs

Phoenicia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 644-3122.

Phoenicia is rated 4.8 stars by 502 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Birmingham

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sameer Eid

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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