Al Wadi Boston

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Lebanese

Al Wadi Boston is a Lebanese restaurant providing the West Roxbury area a unique ethnic food experience. Lunch offerings include beef and lamb kebabs, lamb stew, moussaka and a vegetarian platter. A special delicacy is the pumpkin kibbeh which features two pumpkin puree layers along with spinach, chick peas and onions.

Dinner at Al Wadi Boston can be a thoroughly enjoyable feast with the Al Wadi for two meal or the dinner prix fixe that both include an amazing array of house specialties and chef selected favorites. Be sure to save room for one of the Al Wadi Boston special desserts including the knefe with its sweet cheese, semolina crust and syrup made from rose water.

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and great atmosphere, strongly recommend and will go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly people and delicious foof

DF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed, vibe with great selection of wines and beer from around the globe. Delicious selection of middle eastern mezze and full entrees. They offer a prix fixe menu and daily specials. I order a daily special which was a yummy stew with lamb, artichokes and root vegetables. Portions are large, service quick and friendly.

C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

I'd recommend this place, delicious good and a reasonable price for your food.

WH
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best and most authentic Lebanese restaurants in Boston. Very warm and inviting people.

MC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Al Wadi was a terrific surprise. It’s all about the food. Go with friends, share, talk, enjoy!

L
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sampler plate was quite good, though the pita bread was subpar. The three entrees were very good. Portions were very generous, and we continued to enjoy them at home in the following days. The service was very good. The place was quiet Sunday evening, with few tables occupied. Don't know what the noise level is when this expansive restaurant is fully occupied. Greatly recommended!

T
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a fan and have been going to Al Wadi's for many years. The food is always fresh and delicious! The staff is responsive to dietary needs and there is a wide selection of vegetarian and meat options. People are always friendly and the atmosphere is lovely and comfortable. It's a great place to meet friends and relax for a delicious meal!

MR
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was perfectly attentive but not hovering, we had a great evening!

J
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent but the server and assistant where superb always there when we need something without intruding

P
New England
21 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to have a nice quiet dinner after a long week. Great "date night" place to go.
Food is awesome.

BS
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Yummy!!! Really enjoyed!

WB
New England
63 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are here for the first time this Sunday and really enjoyed it. We shared the Meza platter. Haluomi and Chicken and Steak Kabobs. All the food was freshly prepared and tasty. Very nice ambience with white tableclothes and very good service. Would recommend and go back.

BS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic middle eastern food. Service was excellent. Limited cocktail menu some of the dishes were a little pricey but not enough to discourage I'll will be going back Nice atmosphere

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food is amazin

SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress was excellent very polite and attentive

OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large graduation party and the staff was so attentive and helpful with ordering. The food was FABULOUS and the baklava is one of the best I have ever had. Thank you!

J
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes I would recommend to friends and family. Large parties seemed to easily be served as well as the smaller ones. The wait staff are very friendly.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The service was horrible. But the food was good

K
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

While the food was good. Our server was stiff, rude and reluctant to our requests. The brought wrong orders all the time. And when we asked for tea, she brought us mint tea without really asking ask ! We kept asking for water all the time too!

RD
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent middle eastern food. Service was very good, and had a very good arak, if u like it and the almazza beer.

TG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food here is absolutely delicious, and the ambiance makes for a romantic dinner, or just a nice dinner with friends, where conversation is easily heard.

w
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

GE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal at Al Wadi. We have been there several times since we moved to the area, the staff is always very welcoming and attentive. Again, the food is amazing!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious! Fantastic selection of Lebanese wines. Nice decor and ambiance.

P
New England
21 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quiet place to eat. Food is excellent and the staff very helpful.

MS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was good, but not great. The waitstaff was also good. However, the evening ended on a bad note. I had ordered a bottle of wine that was priced at $30 or $32 dollars on the wine list. When the bill came, the price was $40. I questioned the waitress, and she came back with several copies of the wine list where the lower price was covered with White Out. Nevertheless, that was not the case with the copy of the wine list that was given to us with the menus. The waitress talked with the manager who said the price was $40 and apparently couldn't be bothered to come to the table and talk to me. To her credit, the waitress did apologize. At that point I payed the bill and left. I have better things to do with my time that try and scam the restaurant for $10. All I wanted was an acknowledgement from the restaurant management. Since the manager couldn't be bothered, Al Wadi has lost three customers.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering.

s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is clean and spacious.
The food is always fresh and delicious.
The service is prompt and attentive.
What more could you ask for??

m
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Al Wadi, whether it’s family and friends or the unfortunate mercy meal. The food is fresh, flavorful and a great value. We enjoyed the Kibbe Naye, fattoush, and the sampler and it was plenty with dessert. Palestinian beer was delicious too.

DE
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleased with the level of service and accommodating nature for our party of 14 and 2 rambunctious kids.

RM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Al Wadi is located in a suburban area of Boston, although still in the city limits. The ambience is most pleasant - nice decor, white tablecloths and napkins. The wait staff is most pleasant. The food is generous and delicious. Two diners had lamb shank which came with sauteed/grilled vegetables and rice. They pronounced it delicious while working diligently to finish the meal. One diner had stuffed cabbage which she said was satisfactory. She took half her meal home, intending to give it a dash of spice and sauce. My choice of lamb kabobs was excellent. Although they came more well done than the medium rare I had ordered, they were delicious and plentiful, served on a bed (enormous) of rice. The basket of pita bread was only satisfactory - thin, cold and chewy. Every meal that went by looked delicious and most plates went back empty!

MM
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We've been to Al Wadi a number of times, and this was a disappointing visit. Food wasn't quite as good as in the past -- chicken kebabs were undercooked or oddly textured, a Lebanese wine we ordered seemed off, and some of the apps weren't as good as I recall. The server was well meaning but not trained and a bit indifferent. The place never had much atmosphere, and they've tried with dimmer lighting (good move), but it was about half full and lacked any vibe. It's still pretty good and a relaxed local spot, so we will doubtless return.

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Excellent service

NC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Restaurant nearly empty but waitress still had trouble getting our order right the entire evening. She seemed not very interested in getting it right. This was second time I’ve eaten at Al Wadi, first time was better but not sure I’ll go back. Hard to understand with only a dozen people in Restaurant how they couldn’t be more attentive. Plus, around 8:30 the staff turned tv up very loud and banging chairs around- clearly it was time for us to go despite being a quiet table of three. Disappointed.

BH
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Appetizers were outstanding. Main dishes were not bad, but not as good as appetizers. Portions were huge.

M
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I love Al Wadi. The food is authentic and fresh. We usually order a mix of veg and meat mezze so we can enjoy a variety of flavors.

Recommendations are the hummus, grape leaves, kabobs, and the best of the menu is the cauliflower. Lightly fried then covered in a sesame dressing. Ordered every time and never disappointment.

V
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Middle Eastern food in a pleasant environment. The service is good.

TT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual our evening with friends was perfect.
Great service. delicious food, a lovely evening.

LR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is always amazing, fresh & delicious. Not to much ambiance, but quiet enough that you can hear conversation with your table. Staff very accommodating. Hashwe rice is the best,