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Le Sajj Restaurant
Posted by Sara on 03/23/2012
I'm from Lebanon and always looking for food that tastes like my teta's, or grandma's. It's hard to find in New York but a few places in Bay Ridge can do it, like Le Sajj. I've had lots of delicious & fresh mezze dishes there, and tasty grilled meats (kafta, shish taouk i.e. chicken). It's an atmosphre where they don't rush you and the guests look relaxed. I'm not crazy about the decor and Sat nite belly-dancing, but adore the food, nearly all the classic stuff I've hadthere, and good prices also.
Posted by Joseph on 03/07/2012
I have eaten there three times now, and every time the food has been fantastic. For appetizers, I suggest you try their famous Cheese Rolls, Hommos, and/or Baba Ghannouj. Taboulleh is to die for , always fresh . Mixed Grill is a must. Saturday night is a fun night with live music and belly dancers. Liked: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Value, Decor.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/10/2011
I've been going to Le Sajj for years because of its convenient proximity to my house and because I'm trying to support local Arabic restaurants--NOT because the food is good or authentic. In fact, every time I go there (six times to be exact), the food gets more disappointing. I am done giving this place a shot. Since I'm originally from Lebanon and have had authentic Lebanese food my entire life, I can tell you that the food is NOT fresh--most notably the appetizers. It is clear that the appetizers are all frozen and then simply reheated when it is time to serve them. I would not recommend any fish entrees either, as they, too, aren't fresh. The entrees are overpriced, bland, and small in portion size. The kafta kebob is practically inedible, as is the tabbouli. Their food seems to be fried in old oil every time. Their only saving grace is their hummus.The service is extremely lax and the waiters aren't exactly good listeners when it comes to taking your order down correctly. After taking a two-year hiatus from this place, my family and I decided to give it a try one more time. The food hadn't gotten any better and it always came out cold. After giving our credit card to pay the bill, we waited over twenty minutes for the waiter to bring it back, only to have the owner eventually come out and tell us that his machine wasn't working. No one had the decency to tell us what was going on from the beginning. We were lucky to have enough cash to pay the entire bill. Despite what other reviewers may say, this is not a good example of authentic Lebanese food or hospitality.
Posted by Caprice212 on 09/18/2009
Would not recommend this place to anyone. Particularly not to anyone who has had good Lebanese food. Fish was dry, bread was stale, fries came out cold & soggy, and old frying oil had been used as everything fried (one fish dish, pita, and fries) had an awful aftertaste from the oil. Prices weren't all that great either, rather high for the neighborhood, astronomically high for the quality of food that was being served. We didn't stay for dessert but went elsewhere in an attempt to salvage at least the end of our meal. Should have known to pass on this place when we went for dinner at 8pm and there was only 1 couple in the whole place - it was empty. Not usually a good sign, and in this case should have steered clear. Am amazed this place is still open with all the other great places to eat at in Bay Ridge.
Posted by Rebecca on 09/03/2009
Great atmosphere, incredible food!