The food at Alborz does not pretend to be rustic or humble. It does not hunch bashfully on the plate but vamps, festooned with dazzling yogurt lightning-bolts, rubied with scarlet barberries, studded with nuts. Its silken kashk bademjan is a melt-in-the-mouth grilled-eggplant appetizer scattered with candylike crushed almonds, lolling in a reflecting pool of high-quality olive oil. Alongside house-specialty kebabs some of which boast whole Cornish game hens rise reefs of majestically fluffy, saffron-tinted, baked basmati rice that retains its integrity in the mouth, grain by perfectly hydrated grain. Vegetarians can feast on appetizers, veggie kebabs, and fessenjoon: a remarkable, arguably miraculous, walnut-and-pomegranate stew.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. noon-10 p.m.
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, cash, ATM/Debit
ParkingChoice: No Parking
ReservationsChoice: Accepted, Recommended
Extra Info: Lamb meat is halal