Phoenicia

4.8
329 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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always meal
Was great

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MT
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an amazing place / meal! The shrimp ghallaba is one of my favorite meals anywhere and when Chef Isaac is on, he is “ON”!

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CT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food and Great Service. Always a favorite.

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d
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phoenicia never disappoints. The food is always delicious and the staff is friendly and professional. I could eat here a couple of times a week.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dining experience. Our server,Paul, was friendly, personable & knowledgeable about the menu. We will definitely return the next time we are in town

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B
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant.

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l
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Lunch is lesser quality and value than dinner. I didn’t care for the lentil soup, which was oily and under salted. The tabouli is always wonderful. The portions are small at lunch - the fattoush salad was tiny.

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JJ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Service excellent, beautiful restaurant.

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ET
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. One person was visiting from Israel and she enjoyed the food.

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d
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most consistent restaurant in Birmingham, phenomenal food and service

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FD
Detroit
44 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious appetizers of roasted garlic, morel mushrooms, hummus with plenty of fresh pita. Ribs were as tasty as ever. Dover sole was a little over cooked. Service was excellent and attentive. A candle in the rice pudding was the birthday surprise at the end of the meal.

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KN
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Two things really bothered us about this place:

1. Seating/Noise: We were sat in a small table for two that is immediately adjacent to the front entrance. Every time anybody stopped to greet each other in the front of the restaurant, they were standing right next to us and making it impossible for us to have a conversation. At one point, a drunk man actually stepped backwards into me. The staff was very apologetic, but it's sort of like, "Just don't put a table here". I don't care if it's a small restaurant or not, you don't put a table in the middle of a trafficked area.

2. Food: The appetizer (eggplant makdouse) was pretty good, but the rest of the food was extremely bland. We ordered the stuffed squash and the stuffed chard, and both dishes had zero seasoning.

Came here like others based on the Top 100 OpenTable rating, and the one thing I learned from this night is not to trust OpenTable reviews.

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GC
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Not as good as we had remembered. The waiter was excellent. Two of us had meat dishes were disappointing. Maybe our expectations were too high. Two of us have vegatiarian dishes and were quite pleased.
Overall I’d say medium and it will be a while before we go back

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d
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! Great service! Easy to get to location. Happy we could park on side of restaurant.

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M
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and Benny took wonderful care of us!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and exceptional service

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J
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was unimpressive. Wouldn’t go back. Service and ambiance were nice.

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LK
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was amazing per usual. Unfortunately they sat us directly in front of the door to kitchen while a better table sat vacant most of our meal. Every time servers walked out, the bright kitchen lights were in my eyes. Also not the prettiest view. Not what I had in mind for anniversary dinner.

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TK
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great ambience, and great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was incredibly helpful and took great care of us

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my boyfriend! Service was amazing and food was incredible. Love phoenicia. Will be back

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d
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Number one restaurant in Detroit
Not to be missed food is wonderful, service is excellent.

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T
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently good food and service.

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G
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Attended during Restaurant Week. Enjoyed the food and attentive service.

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E
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Suggest you listen to the Chef's Specials and chose from among them although we had the Beef Shish kabob and Chicken Shwarma which was also excellent.

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j
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic evening with delicious food and drinks. The hummus was perfect and the fattoush was so fresh. I loved the grape leaves and stuffed cabbage on my mixed plate. Cant wait to go back and try more!

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j
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant atmosphere with delicious food and excellent service

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d
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall very good.

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A
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always spot on with kitchen and service. Authentic Middle East-Mediterreanean.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience

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j
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service and meal

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s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only problem was having to wait 20 minutes past reservation time.

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B
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorites.

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W
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Sunday Brunch. The service was spot on. Great Atmosphere. Overall a great experaince. Also....the Ribs are to die for!

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UB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a repeat customer, I can offer that this restaurant lives up to its reputation, with it providing superior and consistent service, spanning my multiple visits there so far. The ambience is both energetic and elegant, with the serving staff making it a point for visitors to feel welcome form the moment that they enter. The Mezza selection is phenomenal and very authentic and similarly, the entrées are expertly prepared and very ample in their portion sizes. Overall, the offerings resonate for me as being authentic "home cooking," which makes visiting Phoenicia all the more enjoyable. Overall, this restaurant should be considered as one of the gems of the greater Detroit area.

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MC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great and always is. Showed up for reservation and table was closest to the door and drafty. Had to wait 30 min for another table w no seats at bar.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed the food and appreciated the service.
It was a little too noisy and crowded for our preferences but we also recognize that this is part of the ambiance.
All in all- it was very good

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A
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb neighborhood Mediterranean gem. Family run. Reasonably priced.

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. Loved the falafel!

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BW
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful - it always is!

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