This ambitious and sleek Elmsford spot is the very image of verve and vitality. Those who arrive with time to spare may browse the wares at the Mediterranean market next door, before making their way into the mid-century modern space, featuring mirrored walls and shades of white and grey. Beloved by large groups and starry-eyed duos, linen-covered tables set the stage for a parade of ingredients that may be unfamiliar but are essential to an authentic Persian feast.
The olivieh salad, with chicken, potatoes and feta- and walnut-stuffed dates, makes a great first bite. Kashk-e-bademjoon may follow, starring fried eggplant with onion, garlic and whey; while roasted lamb with dill and fava beans delivers on aroma and flavor—and is every carnivore's dream.