While we found the atmosphere at Alborz to be slightly lacking (there were steady customers for a Thursday but it still felt empty and a bit dated) the food quickly won us over. We had the Shirazi salad (onion, tomato and salad-cucumbers lightly pickled in their dressing) and really loved it. Perfect little appetizer and delightful- very refreshing and light. The hummus was also very good, and went well with the provided bread. We thought it was a fair portion size for an appetizer as well. My husbands Fesenjoon (traditionally made with chicken) was delightful - sweet and rich, slightly tart. You could really taste the pomegranate. If you don't enjoy sweet meals, I'd steer clear however: he ate the entire plate, but I'd have gotten a bit tired of it. The fesenjoon can also be served with meatballs, but was great with the chicken. I had the Joojeh Soltani (one chicken breast and one ground beef kabob) and the chicken was just outstanding. The ground beef was good as well. We upgraded one rice to be Shirin Polo, which is basmati rice with almonds, raisins, orange peel and pistachios. My response was "it tastes like Christmas!" The flavoring was really fantastic, very sweet with the nuts and fruits. Delicious. Next time I might get the shirin polo meal with the chicken kabob. We had fantastic service as well. Our only complaint was a sub-par wine selection and no beer menu to supplement it. Either way we shall return. We heard several patrons remarking about soups/stews and we will enjoy trying.
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