Located in the former Starfish spot in the West Loop, the Alexandria Lounge and Grill offers up an array of Middle Eastern culinary delights. Nosh on starters like red lentil soup or chicken wings, or dig into main courses made with lamb, salmon and other hearty ingredients. The menu also includes a mix of sandwiches (falafel, anyone?), kababs and rotisserie-prepared meat dishes.
For hungry diners hoping to keep healthy, Alexandria also serves up a number of salads, including a Jerusalem Salad, with tomatoes, parsley and cucumbers in a tahini sauce, and a cucumber salad that consists of cucumbers mixed with yogurt and mint.
Cocktail lovers, take note: You can order Arabian coffee, but if you want something with a stronger punch, you'll have to pour your own—Alexandria is BYOB.
Or forget the beverage and just come to check out the restaurant's live belly dancing performances, twisting and grinding throughout the weekend at 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday night.
Centerstage Reviewer: Erin Brereton