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Posted by Ed Homsey on 07/23/2013
Beginning in late 1970s, my wife and I have eaten at Tripoli on 3 occasions. Our recent lunch, with our granddaughter, was the fourth. I am a Lebanese whose high standards for our food was developed at my grandmother's table in OKC. In sum--the dishes served this past Sunday at Tripoli were outstanding, bringing back wonderful memories of my grandmother's cooking. Kibbee, Lebna, Malfouf, Mjudra, Hummus, babaganouj. Each excellent.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/25/2011
My pita bread couldn't be wrap in a foil paper, instead it came inside a bag from a Deli and cold. Make me feel that instead ordering I ended cooking to warm my it's deli bread.
Posted by Cari on 02/15/2010
My boyfriend and I wandered in here on Valentines day. We didn't have reservations and were given a wonderful seat by the window. The service was great, it was BYOB, and our food was excellent with very generous portions. The appetizer sampler platter was so good!! (hummus, babba, feta, olives, falafel, salad) If you are in the area, it's definitely worth stopping in for a lovely dinner.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/15/2009
A friend recommended this place for dinner, and the food was delicious. Fresh warm pita with fantastic hummus. The olive oil they use here is some of the best I've ever tasted. Eggplant and lamb dish was wonderful, as was the stuffed cabbage.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/05/2008
I rarely post reviews on the web, but anyone considering eating here deserves fair warning. I brought a group of 6 here one night and I can honestly say we were amazed by how bad the food was. I think I realized we made a mistake when my entree came out: whatever it was, it looked like shriveled old jimmy dean sausages from the back of the freezer (after trying a bite I was convinced thats actually what I was eating). There may have been some dishes worth scarfing down, but most of us couldn't finish our plates. I can't complain about the waiters, and the restaurant itself is nice (thats what lured us in), but I go to restaurants for the food, and the best part of the meal was the wine we brought in ourselves (BYOB). If you're seriously considering eating here, DON'T DO IT. You could pick any of the hundreds of restaurants near by and you'd be far better off.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/28/2008
Nice people and cool atmosphere, but the food was just eh. One exception: The babaganoosh (sp?) was yummy and just a bit smoky. But everything else was totally bland. Plus, they had clearly microwaved our meals (and we were there during prime time on a Saturday night)my entree was cold in spots and piping hot in other spots, same with the pita bread. Good for a cheap meal if you like your food on the bland/unadventurous side, but otherwise go somewhere else!
Posted by Heightseater on 10/07/2007
I have been going to Tripoli for many years, and am never disappointed. The food is probably the best homemade Lebanese in all of New York City. My family is originally Lebanese, and I have eaten at all of the restaurants in New York. Not only is the mezze (small plates of spreads and salads) excellent, but their dinners taste like true homemade food. Try the stuffed squash in warm yogurt, the stuffed cabbage, or the okra. The service can be a bit inconsistent, so don't go if you are in a rush, and the place could use some new lighting. Rembmber, its now BYOB.