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Phoenician Taverna

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7944 S Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040-8249
+1 513-770-0027
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After spending 4 days north of Mason/Cincinnati and having little in the way of vegan options, this restaurant was a blessing. We had a wonderful experience from the moment we walked in. The service is exceptional, food is delicious, great wine list, and calm, quiet, and upscale environment. Fresh, hot pita was amazing! Of course, there are lots of options... More 

Thank Gina E
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Received an excellent dinner meal guided by the restaurant owner's suggestion to sample the wide variety of offerings by ordering "family style." We found multiple good choices. Lamb preparation was delicious..!

Thank Tim L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some friends took us to this restaurant and we were amazed. It is quiet, clean, and the food is excellent. We said the Phoenician could quickly become our favorite restaurant. Everything was perfect and the owner is so gracious and kind. If you want to experience delicious food in the Mason/West Chester area of Cincinnati, don't miss the Phoenician.

Thank HeidiM929
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I am not the most adventurous eater in the world, so I went to the Taverna expecting to have just a few things I would think of trying. It turns out that everything I've tried in the multiple visits I've made with friends, family and co-workers has been delicious. The freshly made pitas brought to your table are excellent and... More 

Thank westek
Fairfield, Ohio
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95 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

While it looks unassuming from the outside, the inside decor is surprisingly nice. The lunch menu is limited but the food is on-point with the seasonings. The sides of rice or french fries are perplexing; a salad is additional and they still serve the rice (or fries). I wish there was a vegetable side offering that wasn't an up-charge. Overall,... More 

Thank Belasaria
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249 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Our favorite Middle Eastern restaurant was in Asheville, NC. Now it is Phoenician Taverna. This place is attractive. The staff is professional. It is Lebanese cooking. The owner checks constantly to see if you are pleased. We had Hummus and Muhammara for appetizers, both exceptional. My husband had the Shwarma platter and I had the Filet Mignon Kabob. Both were... More 

Thank marieds
Ashland, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I got the mixed grill which was fantastic & my husband got the grape leaves. He liked his, but liked mine more. There was so much food! Service was excellent as well.

Thank xangeldawnx
Mason, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

From the hostess and sometimes owner who greet you at the door, to the great servers, the fabulous food and wonderful ambience...always our favorite!

Thank karenpinsky
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This was our first time at this restaurant. We were unsure about a lot of things. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about how things were prepared. He was also very patient with us in ordering. We enjoyed two appetizers... walnut dipping sauce and falafel taverna. My wife had the braised lamb shanks (mouzat) that was salvation in a delicious sweet... More 

Thank Robert K
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is one of the best Middle Eastern restaurants I have ever visited. Better than anything I experienced even when in Egypt and Dubai. Everything home made with care and attention. Every dish we tried has been good. We will be back.

Thank Margaret M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7944 S Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040-8249
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Warren County  >  Mason
  • Phone Number: +1 513-770-0027

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?