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The restaurant's name refers to the metaphysical poet Rumi, whose quotes "I drank that wine of which the soul is its vessel …” line the dining room's butter-hued walls. Wall sconces illuminate plates of Persian-style kebabs such as filet mignon or prawns, as well as bowls of hearty stews with walnuts, pomegranate, and sundried lime. Nearby alcoves in the walls provide window-like suggestions of tree branches, birdcages, and fake pies cooling. After admiring the décor, diners can dig into creamy hummus and stuffed grape leaves before main courses of salmon and trout fillets sautéed in delicate lemon butter sauces. After enjoying a glass of wine in the comfort of a burnt-orange banquette, guests can study Rumi's verses and attempt to think of words that rhyme with his name.