My husband, son, and I ate a great meal at Riyadh’s Lebanese Restaurant last weekend. The food was wonderful. We ordered a large mezze plate and a couple of chicken skewers. Everything was top notch. The pita bread was soft and warm, and there was plenty of it to dip into the smoky baba ganoush and garlicky hummus. The tabbouleh was more parsley than bulghur, which I like. The spinach pie was good, and the falafel was crunchy but not greasy. The chicken was nicely grilled. It was the perfect filling but healthful meal to fortify us for our adventures the rest of the day.
Riyadh’s is a family owned restaurant on lower Hawthorne. I’m always surprised it’s not more crowded but it’s nice there’s never a wait.