Baboush Market & Bar
What: Mediterranean/ Lebanese fusion
Where: West Village, Uptown Dallas
How did I not know about this place? It was a nice surprise as Ryan and I were walking to get a pizza from Grimaldi’s and I’m so glad we decided to give Baboush a shot. We sat outside, and despite it being really hot outside, we loved being able to dine al fresco.
I decided to cool off by ordering one of their “sexy drinks”– the Lebanese Night. Vodka, guava nectar, fresh strawberries and lime juice. Really delicious if you like something fruity.
Ryan went with an exotic Lebanese beer.
At first glance at the menu, we were impressed by the decently priced menu items…especially for an uptown venue. When we actually received the dishes, we understood it was more of a tapas-style place. Smaller portions. But that’s ok.
We started off with their hummus. It was creamy and smooth, and the pita bread was warm and fluffy. And we got another basket full of the pita bread.
I was excited for my falafel to arrive, but was a bit disappointed. They were over-fried. They were extremely tough and hard to get my fork through. On the side is a lemon tahini sauce. I’m willing to give it another go just because I haven’t found a whole lot of falafel spots in Dallas.
On the side I had their saffron couscous with chickpeas, raisins and white onions. It wasn’t all that flavorful, but there’s something about couscous. I just love the texture. It went well with the hummus too.
Ryan enjoyed the grilled chicken kebabs with a tabbouleh-like salad underneath.
All in all, I think Dallas needs more Mediterranean spots like this. I truly hope the falafel will be cooked to perfection next time I stop by. Otherwise, the hummus and pita and cocktails were enough to get me back there. Also, if you’re into hookah, they have that too.
Bonus: Scout Mob just posted they have a 50% off deal right now. Just download Scout Mob on your smart phone, show the deal to your server, and voila! You’re welcome!
That Foodie Girl