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Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

The Orchard Market and Café

8815 Orchard Tree Lane, Towson, (410) 339-7700

Posted 9/15/1999

Despite its unprepossessing, strip-mall-off-the-main-drag (Joppa Road) milieu, and its lack of a liquor license, Orchard Market & Café has won over the mouths and stomachs of metro Towsonites and those from points farther with its penchant for exotic Persian dishes awash in surprising sauces. The café's lack of pretension provides a nice counterpoint to the refinement of a yogurt/cilantro sauce that accompanies the charbroiled lamb cubes with grilled vegetables, and the tartly sweet walnut-pomegranate sauce that graces the saffron-poached Chicken Fesenjune. Desserts are equally unique: Either the rose sorbet or the saffron ice cream is a fine way to finish your culinary excursion to the northern Middle East.

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Other Awards for Best Middle Eastern Restaurant:

Baba's Mediterranean Kitchen, 9/16/2009

Orchard Market and Café, 9/17/2008

The Orchard Market and Café, 9/19/2007

The Helmand, 9/20/2006

The Helmand, 9/21/2005

Aladdins Shish Kebab, 9/22/2004

Carlyle Club, 9/17/2003

Kabob Hut, 9/18/2002

The Orchard Market and Café, 9/17/1997

All Awards for The Orchard Market and Café:

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant, 9/19/2007

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant, 9/17/1997

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