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“Amazing food and great service (except for the bar)”
Review of Lubnan

Lubnan
Ranked #11 of 708 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Having coworkers from our Seattle office in San José, I decided to give this place a try. We had the vegetarian combination to share, and lamb kebab and lamb ribs. The place is very nice, good atmosphere. The lamb took a little long to be served so they gave us complimentary lentil soup and a dish that consists of Lebanese cheese and tomato to make up for the wait. That was a nice touch. Meat was soft and juicy. Baba Ghannouj was a little bitter. Falafel was ok and the Tabbouleh was perfect. The service at the restaurant was impeccable. The prices were OK for the quality of the food. Then we decided to check the bar that is in the back of the place, and it wasn't great: the mojitos were super sweet, and the service less than desirable. We sat in the back of the bar and a female bartender with a bad attitude came to tell us that we could only sit there if we were to consume at least $120 as a group. On a Wednesday night. Before 10pm. Place was half empty. And her attitude was really rude (not a "thank you" or at least a decent level of service from this person, plus the fact that it is ridiculous to ask that from paying customers that spent at the restaurant and were there for one after dinner drink. It is a small nice bar, not a mega club in Vegas). So, bar service is really bad, but the rest was very good.

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Lubnan happened to be about 6 blocks from our hotel and being highly rated on T.A we decided to give it a shot for dinner. My girlfriend and I ordered an entree for two and got about 16-17 small dishes and a beer for $46.

The food came out within 2-3 minutes which would usually raise some red flags, but that wasn't the case here as every single dish was amazing. The service was impeccable as well. Two separate waiters came by to ask if there was anything else they could do for us and how the food was. Even the owner was making his rounds and checking in on each table.

Like I said in the title, exemplary service and food. What more can you ask for? Do yourself a favor and stop in here

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Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

The Mezza a must try definetly!! Loved it. Exotic place with great attention. Perfect stop in Costa Rica... Can't wait for another visit to try more hummus.

Thank Malau A
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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

2 Mezes was enough for 6 of us! Great food! Great service ! We must to come back soon! Thank you for let us bringing a cake for my wife!
Very nice environment!

Thank ErickCamacho
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Everything we have ever ordered here has been so delicious, amazingly , and we have been here a few times. Never disappointed with the food though its a little pricy. The dancing is very nice but its not every night so check to find out what night it will be if you are there.

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