The newish-kid on the Melrose Market block has been getting all sorts of praise since it opened last November, but what does Providence Cicero think about Mamnoon?
Cicero talks about the passion behind the Syrian/Lebanese restaurant perched right across the street from Sitka & Spruce and Terra Plata in the Melrose Triangle — neither restaurant competition for this type of cuisine, but a player in the culinary game, nonetheless. Of Mamnoon's interior, Cicero says:
Mamnoon respects tradition but feels completely contemporary. Exposed kitchens in the front and back bracket a dining room whose austere elegance is relieved by eye-catching design elements: mosaic patterns painted on a communal table, votive candles twinkling high on a shelf running the length of one wall, glowing chandeliers that look like clusters of rainbow-colored lollipops.
It doesn't appear there was anything she didn't like about the place, especially the flatbread, which she began and ended her meal with.
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