Zaytoon has been one of my favorite restaurants in town since I went for lunch there with some friends and fell in love with their chicken shwarma. That being said I was bittersweet about tonight’s reservation as it fell in the middle of the BCS National Championship game.
Sitting outside at Zaytoon is a must as the ambiance is top-notch with high seats, fire pits, plenty of foliage and beautiful lighting. Although we didn’t partake during this particular meal they also offer hooka and various flavored tobaccos. We started off by ordering a bottle of the Acacia Pinot Noir which happened to be half off, along with all other bottles, on Mondays. As much as I love the chicken shwarma I was determined to try something different this trip as I knew I’d be able to poach some off of Allison’s plate. I chose the lemon chicken and as we waited pitas and homemade olive tapenade were dropped off to the table. Our starter salads were delivered next, which accompany all entrées and is always a great start to their meals. The lemon chicken was amazing and very saucy, which is how I like it. The rice that accompanies most entrees is always moist and flavorful. I was glad to have tried another dish, but I still choose the chicken shwarma as their reigning champ!
Would I Return: Yes
Worth the Price: Yes
Prices: $17.95 Lemon Chicken, $19.50 Acacia Pinot (after 50% Discount), $17.95 Chicken Shwarma
Price: $$ ($10-$20)