Cuisine(s)
Middle Eastern, Persian
Price Scale
$$
Description

In a city where Middle Eastern food is often expected to come with no frills, it’s nice to have a handsome upscale spot like Kasra for low-lit date nights. You could make a meal out of the hot flatbreads and fresh herb plate that appear on the table after you’re seated, but you wouldn’t want to miss the skewers of grilled filet mignon and seasoned ground chicken kebabs. Healthy portions of dishes like khorake bademjan (fork-tender lamb shank served with fried eggplant and topped with a uniquely tart, yet rich, sauce of sour grapes, tomatoes, and onion) and ghormeh sabzi (a stew of beef, kidney beans, chopped parsley, green onions, fenugreek, dried lemon, and spice) are delicious, with surprisingly low price tags. Also surprising, in the best possible way, is the selection of rice to accompany entreés—there’s one with dill and fava beans, another with barberries (a tart berry common in Iranian cooking), and, finally, a sour cherry rice pilaf with cranberries, almonds, and pistachios.

Meal Times
Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Outdoor Dining, Parking, Reservations, Takeout
Location