7651 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
www.darmaghrebrestaurant.com… - 323-876-7088
Dar Maghreb Los Angeles Reviews
Nov 04, 2006
This is my 3rd time coming here. i had to, they had 3 diffrent menu packages. i wanted to try it all :) i was introduced to moroccan food here. eating at other morcccan resturants after this was not as fantastic as dar maghreb.
when you first drive up to the resturant. it is just a plain white building with arabic writing on the side. you would think it's a mosque. on my 3rd visit they added the name in english. i like it better without it. back in the day this resturant would advertise by word of mouth. it was a popular celebrity hang out. i would see celebrities all the time.
this is also a popular place to film movies. the interior was used in the "THE MUMMY" with Brendan Fraser, "MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE" with Tom Cruise so far i have noticed.
Enter through tall golden doors and walk into an open-roofed center court that showcases a fountain, nestled into a tiled floor. Sit in one of three rooms filled with exotic couches that curve around low-flung, round wooden tables. In two of the rooms, couches, extra throw pillows and tiled walls are covered in rich dark blue and gold colors. The third room is more darkly lit and has woody accents and more earth tones. Servers dressed in red Moroccan garb bring out course after course that you eat with your fingers and share with dining companions. However, for the more squeamish eaters, spoons and plates are available upon request. Great for parties and big groups, the seemingly never-ending meal is made up of lentil soup, a cold plate of carrots and eggplant served with warm bread, b'stilla (flaky light dough filled with chicken, almonds, eggs and topped with powdered sugar and cinnamon), two main courses (beef, lamb, shrimp, lemon chicken or squab), couscous with vegetables and of course, there's dessert. And for those who don't find the meal itself entertaining enough, belly dancers make occasional appearances to consummate the meal's authenticity.
before, the server would bring a copper bowl to have you wash your hands before you start eating. they don't do that anymore. only in the end.
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