You’ll feel like you’ve dined in a Persian home after leaving family-run Lavash, which has become a neighborhood fixture thanks to warm service and sizable portions. Painted in hues of orange, gold, and rose, the casual and flower-filled space is inviting, and throughout a meal here, you’ll see locals dropping in for takeout or just to chat. Begin your feast with sabzi panir, a plate of fresh herbs, feta, cucumber, tomato, walnuts, and grapes that's perfect for ad hoc toppings on the cracker-like namesake bread. Then order up a skewer or two of tender and smoky ground beef and lamb koobideh, served over fluffy basmati rice. Finally, don't miss the crispy, sticky-sweet baghlava-it's available in traditional pistachio or as a chocolate "choclava."
- MICHELIN guide inspectors