• Tripoli Restaurant

  • Mediterranean Middle Eastern $9-$16
  • 156 Atlantic Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Neighborhood: Cobble Hill
  • Phone: 718-596-5800
Tripoli Restaurant Photo
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.
  • Hours

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

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

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

  • Alcohol


  • Reservations


  • Delivery Area

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

  • Delivery Hours

    Sun-Mon and Wed-Thu, noon-10pm Fri-Sat, noon-11pm Tue, no delivery

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