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Cafe Izmir

214-826-7788  •  $$
ADDRESS: 3711 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

CUISINE: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Tapas, Small Plates

FEATURES: Entertainment, Handicap Access, Kid Friendly, Patio Seating, Smoke Free, Vegetarian Friendly

DETAILS
If you’re the kind of person who’s always holding up the rest of your dinner party because you just can’t decide what to order, Cafe Izmir is your answer to repairing friendships lost over appetite-related indecision. Sibling to Izmir Deli, Izmir Mediterranean Tapas and Kismet Lounge next door, this Greenville Avenue bistro serves whatever the kitchen staff feels like cooking that night. Not that this on-the-fly preparation method is anything to worry about. Teheran-native Mama Nazary and her two sons, Ali and Beau, ensure the authentic Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Eastern fare matches their family’s Old World recipes, upon which they founded their restaurant in 1996. Drawing inspiration from the cuisines of Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Russia and Persia, the menu corresponds with the exotic décor of loosely draped rich fabrics, comfy chaise longues and strategically dim lighting. Each meal is sure to begin with super-garlicky hummus and warm pita triangles as well as saffron rice and lemon tabouli. Five or six plates follow, consisting of assorted grilled veggies, spicy marinated meats and complementary side sauces. Vegetarians, fear not: Simply alert your server of your meatless preference, and the kitchen will be sure to accommodate. Beer and wine available. Serving dinner nightly.

"You just cannot beat the dolma — vegetarian or meat, the olive leaf-wrapped packages are an exercise in subtle spice and heartiness."

Dallas Observer

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If you’re the kind of person who’s always holding up the rest of your dinner party because you just can’t decide what to order, Cafe Izmir is your answer to repairing friendships lost over appetite-related indecision. Sibling to Izmir Deli, Izmir Mediterranean Tapas and Kismet Lounge next door, this Greenville Avenue bistro serves whatever the kitchen staff feels like cooking that night. Not that this on-the-fly preparation method is anything to worry about. Teheran-native Mama Nazary and her two sons, Ali and Beau, ensure the authentic Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Eastern fare matches their family’s Old World recipes, upon which they founded their restaurant in 1996. Drawing inspiration from the cuisines of Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Russia and Persia, the menu corresponds with the exotic décor of loosely draped rich fabrics, comfy chaise longues and strategically dim lighting. Each meal is sure to begin with super-garlicky hummus and warm pita triangles as well as saffron rice and lemon tabouli. Five or six plates follow, consisting of assorted grilled veggies, spicy marinated meats and complementary side sauces. Vegetarians, fear not: Simply alert your server of your meatless preference, and the kitchen will be sure to accommodate.

 

"You just cannot beat the dolma — vegetarian or meat, the olive leaf-wrapped packages are an exercise in subtle spice and heartiness."

Dallas Observer

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Beer and wine available. Serving dinner nightly.

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