$15 for $30 Worth of Lebanese Fare at Al-Baraki in Cohoes

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Groups tear into marinated- & spiced-lamb or beef kebab, sip rose-scented lemonade & eat veggie-friendly falafel & baba ghanouj.

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Expires Dec 31st, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Not valid until 9/4/12. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid for the 3-course dinner for 2. Not valid on special event nights. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$15 for $30 Worth of Lebanese Fare

Appetizer samplers ($17) of grape leaves, falafel, and hummus split between two people precede meals of lamb kofta kebab ($22) or marinated-beef-strip loin kebab ($18).

Al-Baraki

Sun streams in through a wide front window at Al-Baraki, illuminating a decorative hookah and servers placing falafel, marinated meats, and flaky baklava on cloth-covered tables. A menu of simple Lebanese fare makes use of imported spices and local ingredients, infusing each dish with an assertive punch of flavor. Their moulouki, or "royal dinner," treats patrons to a traditional Lebanese meal that begins with a gaggle of appetizers, a meaty main of shawarma and lamb kebab, and goat-cheese pie. Alternatively, vegetarian dinners, such as falafel, can be ordered à la carte and washed down with traditional lemounada, a fresh-squeezed lemonade scented with water droplets handpicked off of rose petals. In Al-Baraki's feature in the Times-Union, correspondent Cheryl Clark describes the aroma of cumin in the air alongside the decorative baubles—from a fez to an inlaid chess case—chosen by Owner and Chef Paul Chedrawee and his wife, Simone.

Al-Baraki

Sun streams in through a wide front window at Al-Baraki, illuminating a decorative hookah and servers placing falafel, marinated meats, and flaky baklava on cloth-covered tables. A menu of simple Lebanese fare makes use of imported spices and local ingredients, infusing each dish with an assertive punch of flavor. Their moulouki, or "royal dinner," treats patrons to a traditional Lebanese meal that begins with a gaggle of appetizers, a meaty main of shawarma and lamb kebab, and goat-cheese pie. Alternatively, vegetarian dinners, such as falafel, can be ordered à la carte and washed down with traditional lemounada, a fresh-squeezed lemonade scented with water droplets handpicked off of rose petals. In Al-Baraki's feature in the Times-Union, correspondent Cheryl Clark describes the aroma of cumin in the air alongside the decorative baubles—from a fez to an inlaid chess case—chosen by Owner and Chef Paul Chedrawee and his wife, Simone.


Reviews

This place is a gem. If you live in the Albany area and enjoy ethnic cuisine you should really try this restaurant.

Deane K., Yelp, 7/13/12

Best darn mousaka ... we have ever had, bar none. Lamb Kofta was excellent, and the salads were earthy and delightful.

Fred A., Yelp, 8/17/12

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83% of 78 customers

  • “Food is exceptional, great for a couple or diner looking to try something they can't find in a chain or any ordinary restaurant.”

  • “I thought the food was amazing....just amazing. I had never been to Al-Baraki before, although I had sampled some of their products from Honest Weight. ”

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    Cohoes

    133 Remsen St.

    Cohoes, New York 12047

    518-238-1238

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