Sumac was a pleasant surprise for our end of the semester gathering. We decided to go there on a whim and we’re delighted! The ratings were not lying, this Middle Eastern restaurant is not only gorgeously decorated, but the food is absolutely delicious.
For the price, the portion are very generous. For reference, I was pretty much starving when I entered, but I still got a doggy bag in the end.
And the ambience is the perfect balance between laid-back and formal. I love their minimalistic and chic approach of the whole decor.
For the appetizer, we shared a plate of fries with hummus (hummus, tahina and s’rug). The fried were crispy and the combination of all the spices was very impressive, in a good way. 😉 It is the kind of moment when you think: “I have no clue what they put in it, but it’s delicious.”
Then, my main course consisted of a plate of kefta beef, pita (that I considered to be more like naan), cucumber salad (red onion, dill, Nigella seeds), eggplant salad (harissa, candied lemon, coriander), hummus, tahina and sour turnip.
I personally loved the cucumber salad and my favorites were the pita with kefta beef and the fries of course.
We came around 5 pm, but the place filled up in no time. There were a lot of take outs as well as walk-ins. The waitresses were a bit blunt sometimes, but it was pretty understandable considering it was very hectic.
I feel incredibly lucky to have these people in my life. It was so nice to be around my girls again. It’s becoming harder and harder to find time to hang out together the more we grow old, but hey, it’s the holidays, no more excuses!
Happy stomach and happy heart.
For more info: http://sumacrestaurant.com/