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.