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Tripoli Restaurant

156 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11201 40.69021 -73.994417
at Clinton St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-596-5800 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

tripolirestaurant.com

Hours

Sun-Mon and Wed-Thu, noon-10pm; Fri-Sat, noon-11pm; Tue, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

R at Court St.; A, C, F, R at Jay St.-MetroTech

Prices

$9-$16

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • BYOB

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

3rd Pl. to Cranberry St.; Hoyt St. to Columbia St.

Profile

Tripoli has resided on Atlantic Avenue's Middle Eastern row since 1973. The restaurant has survived many incarnations (a fire caused it to move across the street), yet what looks to be a perpetual lack of patrons makes Tripoli's longevity astonishing. The bi-level space is cavernous, laden in hand-carved wood with 20-foot ceilings and walls covered in murals of—you guessed it—the shores of Tripoli. It would take the population of a small village to make the room bustle. But with arguably the best regional food on the strip, why isn't Tripoli packed nightly? The kibbee nayeh could induce a mob: ground raw lamb drenched in Lebanese olive oil that deliquesces once it hits the tongue. The malfouf (cabbage stuffed with lamb, cumin and rice in pomegranate juice) is tangy and sweet, and among the many vegetarian plates, the seleck b'loubia holds a robust combination of sautéed black-eyed peas, celery, garlic, and onions. The Traditional Maza is a great way to enjoy a bit of everything with a sampling of 20 different Lebanese dishes, from hummus to vegetable kibee. In fact, why not grab twenty friends to share? Tripoli will likely have room for everyone.

Extra

The front of the restaurant used to house a boat, hand-made by the owner (who also carved all the intricate chairs). Remnants of the bow still remain on the second floor and photos can be found in the enormous party room downstairs.

Recommended Dishes

Lebanese traditional maza, $41.95

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