14674 Lee Highway, Gainesville
Located in Gainesville, VA off of Route 29, is Nora's Taste of Lebanon, a casual and cute Lebanese cafe.
Inside the restaurant you’ll find a quaint and cozy seating arrangement and will be surrounded by pictures of various scenes from Lebanon. The staff is friendly and warm, making you feel right at home. The restaurant serves some of the best and most authentic Lebanese food that I've had in Northern Virginia. The food is of high quality and really tastes like the food I’ve enjoyed in Lebanon.
The menu consists of a variety of different Mezzas (appetizers or small dishes), such as Hummus, Baba Ghanoj, spinach pies, etc. The main dishes include mixed grilled meats and delicious sandwiches. Great desserts, like homemade Baklava, round out your meal. Another great treat is the selection of Lebanese wine they serve which pairs nicely with the meal.
If you are interested in having yummy middle-eastern bites then you will definitely want to make it over to Nora's Taste of Lebanon. On Friday nights, be entertained by an authentic belly dancer, as you enjoy you tasty meal. I asked the owner if they plan on having hooka (a water pipe used for smoking and very popular in middle eastern culture) in the future. He told me they are planning on adding a section with hooka and more lounge bar area.
The restaurant has a lot to offer and is a unique find in the growing Gainesville area. They serve both lunch and dinner and have kid-friendly options, if you want to bring the family out to eat.
Nora's Restaurant is truly a taste of Lebanon and I highly recommend you make your way there for some real Lebanese delights!