This was the best Middle Eastern meal I've ever had (and I've been to the Middle East). In fact, it may be the best meal I've ever had. Definitely top 5. The service was great. Our waitress was casual and fun, but really on top of her game, always there when we needed her and able to recommend her favorites. She actually seemed to be having fun at work. Every dish that came out had our mouths celebrating in various surprising ways. Complex and unusual flavors abounded and there was so much great vegetarian stuff I wanted to go back the next day. Sadly, the bill came to more than $100 (for two people, including appetizers, drinks and dessert). Worth every penny, but we just couldn't afford to do it again.
This place is the best. Why not get your bread fresh from the source. This is the place. A peek into the back and it's all loading docks. It kinda gives you that old-time feel. Prices are great! you can walk out of here with a Baguette of Sweet, Sour or Rosemary for $1.25. And the incredible Focaccia is to die for, and will only put you back $2.50 or maybe it's $3.00 now, I can't remember but it's like seriously 12" x 12" and 1" thick. Wow!! Also there Dutch Crunch Bread is yummy. The folks working the counter can either be nice to downright mid-evil in their attitudes, but alas, if the bread is good buy it. And move on to the next battle. ;-)
Mitchells ice cream was a place my friend and I found randomly. We were in the city looking for bikes when we walked by this place and the line was super long. We figured it was good if there was nothing else nearby and everyone came by for the ice cream. We took a number and waited about 20 minutes to be served. I tried the mango ice cream and it was one of the best ice creams ever. Really smooth and not too sweet. I got the pralines and cream which was also excellent and my friend agreed. People came and just bought quarts of it to take home too. It's a nice little spot to get ice cream and enjoy the day.