Last night my husband and I went for dinner with my cousin Jocelyn (we hardly ever see each other) who was in town from Toronto on a business trip. She suggested we dine at Fairouz, a restaurant located in a beautiful century old home on Somerset St. that serves Middle Eastern cuisine a bit more upscale/refined than you typically find. We spent nearly 4 hours chatting, drinking and eating what turned out to be an awesome meal, while surrounded by a gorgeous interior. Some of the small plates we shared: pita with labneh, warm olives, sesame crusted falafel, halloumi with apple, heirloom tomato salad with melon, cauliflower and ice cream bars.
The decor was amazing and not at all industrial/rustic like just about every other restaurant in the city is doing. Kudos to Kayla Pongrac for knocking this one out of the park, and her murals in the stairwell are incredibly beautiful. Unfortunately it was very dark so I gave up trying to take photos so these are from Kayla's website.
The food was to die for (the best pita I have ever had), the service was great and the prices were totally reasonable. We will for sure be going back.