Urban Garden: Lebanese Kitchen, located at 7563 Beverly Blvd., is offerring an authentic menu of informal yet elegant Lebanese cuisine.
Urban Garden is central to the Grove and CBS Studios and is open daily for lunch and dinner.
The locally sourced and sustainable menu offers the only free-range chicken and all-natural lamb shawarma in the Greater Los Angeles area. Fresh ingredients are supplied from local farms including Soledad Goat Farms and Mary’s Free Range Chicken in Petaluma. Quality ingredients are imported for authentic flavor, like Valbreso Feta cheese sourced from the south of France.
Restauranteur and Chef, George Abou-Daoud of Bowery St. Enterprises, (Bowery, Rosewood Tavern, Delancey, Mercantile, Tamarind Deli, Twin Sliders and The Mission Cantina) prides himself on bringing the authenticity of celebrated family recipes to Los Angeles. Numerous vegan and vegetarian options supplement the healthy and vibrant Lebanese cuisine Abou-Daoud serves. The preparation process involves utilizing an abundance of spices, grains, produce, natural dairy, and meats in combination with health conscious cooking.
“I am happy to be able to bring Angelenos authentic Middle Eastern cuisine,” said Abou-Daoud. “We are dedicated to utilizing the purest ingredients, including authentic spices and natural locally grown food to enjoy for lunch or dinner.”
Notable menu items include falafel and multiple varieties of traditional hummus as well as the rosewater lemonade. Other Middle Eastern ingredients can also be found on the traditional Lebanese menu. The restaurant boasts its own unique hot sauce which utilizes an eastern pepper to make a western style sauce.
Locals can enjoy their food at the restaurant, featuring casual seating accompanied, or to-go.