Our original recipe of white garbanzos pureed with Tahini, fresh lemon, & garlic. Garnished with pine nuts & sumac and drizzled with olive oil.
With Chicken or Lamb Shawarma$6.99
Grilled Baba Ghanooj
Smoked, skinned eggplant, chopped with fresh parsley and mint, then blended with fresh lemon, garlic and tahini, and finally topped with extra-virgin olive oil.
A Mediterranean Classic. Garbanzos blended with fresh herbs, vegetables and imported Mediterranean spices, then lightly fried to a crisp. 6 pieces served with a side of Jerusalem Salad..
A wheat shell stuffed with sautéed spiced lamb, onions and pine nuts. Lightly fried to a crisp with a golden brown crust.
Chunky-Style Foul Modammas
Crushed fava beans sautéed in extra-virgin olive oil with garlic & a mixture of chopped seasonal peppers, then drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil.
Lightly sautéed Cauliflower and Eggplant topped with Cedars' Tangy Spicy Garlic sauce.
Three Cheese FlatBread
Fresh dough topped with mozzerella, feta & ricotta cheeses, hearth baked in our stone oven.
Fresh dough topped with mozerella, spinach, bell peppers,fresh herbs & spices, hearth baked in our stone oven.
Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp
A Skewer of Jumbo Shrimp marinated in garlic, lemon & extra-virgin olive oil char-grilled to perfection.
Tomato & Sausage FlatBread
Fresh pita topped with minced lamb, tomatoes, onions, garlic, hearth baked in Cedars' Stone Oven.
Grape leaves stuffed with rice, tomatoes, parsley, and fresh herbs and spices. Served as 8 pieces.
Spicy Chicken Wings
Chicken wings topped with Cedars' Tangy Spicy Garlic sauce on a bed of fresh-cut Cedars' Homestyle Fries.
Serves 3-4. An Assortment of our most popular appetizers, including Hummus, Falafel, Tabboule, & Dolma.
Cedars' Dip Trio
Enjoy your favorite dips together! Select 3 Dips from these choices: Roasted Hummus, Lebna, Chunky-Style Foul Modammas, Grilled Baba Ghanoosh, Jerusalem salad, Tabouleh Salad.
Warm, fresh pita bread hearth baked, stuffed with your favorite filling. All sandwiches come with fries and salad garnish.
Falafel Sandwich Pita
Garbanzos blended with fresh herbs, vegetables and imported Mediterranean spices, then lightly fried to a crisp, & stuffed in fresh pita with tahini sauce. Served with Cedars' Homestyle Fries.
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken
Char-grilled chicken breast, marinated Mediterranean style, topped with red onions, lettuce, and tomato, served in a pita. Served with Cedars' Homestyle Fries.
Tandoori Chicken Sandwich Pita
Char-grilled chicken breast, marinated with spicy tandoori masala flavoring, & topped with red onions, lettuce, and tomato, served in a pita. Served with Cedars' Homestyle Fries.
Shawarma (Chicken or Lamb-Beef)
Marinated chicken or lamb-beef, roasted on a skewer rotisserie and topped with tomatos, onions, and tahini sauce, served in a pita. Served with Cedars' Homestyle Fries.
Veggie-Hummus Sandwich Pita
Lightly sautéed eggplant, cauliflower & potato topped with Cedars' Tangy Spicy sauce, tomatoes, onions and tahina sauce served in a pita. Served with Cedars' Homestyle Fries.
Kefta Kebob Sandwich Pita
Char-Grilled rolled lamb skewers topped with tomatoes, onions and tahina sauce served in a pita. Served with Cedars' Homestyle Fries.
All entrees served with grilled vegetables and your choice of rice, potatoes, fries or more veggies! Entrees also come with a choice of a cup of soup or side of mixed greens salad. You may also substitute the cup of lentil soup for a bowl of lentil soup ($1 extra) or cup of soup of the day ($0.50 extra) or bowl of soup of the day ($1.50 extra) or jerusalem sald ($1 extra).
Lamb-Beef and Chicken Shawirma, along with a skewer of Kefta Kebob.
Combination Kebob Platter
A platter combining traditional meats. Shish Kebob, Chicken Kebob, and Kefta Kebob.
Braised Ribs & Chicken
Our pomegranate-braised short ribs combined with chicken tika.
Spit-roasted Lamb & Beef on a rotisserie and sliced thin and served on a bed of onions.
Grilled Lamb Chops (Kastalata)
Grilled baby lamb chops marinated in Lemon, Garlic and fresh herbs and spices.
A Mediterranean Classic Lamb filet center cuts marinated in lemon, garlic and fresh herbs and spices skewered with veggies and char-grilled.
Pan-Sauteed Lamb (Kallayah)
Sautéed Lamb immersed in a spicy tomato sauce, with onions and peppers served over rice.
Lamb chunks braised for hours in a garlic-yogurt stew & serveed with Basmati rice.
Char-grilled ground lamb blended with fresh herbs and spices then rolled on skewers with tomato.
With Tomato Sauce$13.99
Chicken marinated overnight in Mediterranean herbs and spices, then roasted on a skewer rotisserie and thinly sliced served over a bed of onions.
Chicken Kebob (Shish TeWook)
Chicken breast cuts marinated in Mediterranean herbs and spices skewered with veggies and char-grilled.
Spicy Chicken Wings
Chicken wings Mediterranean style!! Marinated in Cedars' Tangy Spicy Garlic sauce for 24 hours, then fried until crispy. Served with fresh-cut Cedars' Homestyle Fries.
Char-Grilled Chicken breast & thigh, marinated in lemon, garlic, fresh herbs and spices.
Chicken Tika Tandoori
Char-Grilled chicken breast & thigh, marinated in spicy tandoori masala flavorings.
Mediterranean Skirt Steak
A 10 ounce Char-Broiled skirt steak, marinated in lemon, cumin, garlic, and jalapeño. A must try!
NY Cut Sirloin Strip
16oz ounce Certified Angus Grade. NY Cut features generous marbling, lending the richest flavor & texture
Pomegranate-Braised Short Ribs
Hearty beef ribs braised over low heat for several hours, served with a pomegranate sugar glaze.
Beef Tenderloin Kebob
Highest Prime Grade of Beef Tenderloin cuts marinated in lemon, garlic and fresh herbs and spices skewered with veggies and char-grilled.
Freshwater tiger shrimp seasoned in a lemon-curry mix, then skewered & char-grilled to perfection.
Two skewers of fresh Jumbo Shrimp, Jumbo Sea Scallops & Chilean Salmon marinated in Mediterranean flavors and char-grilled.
Curry Grilled Salmon
Fresh filet of Chilean Salmon dry rubbed with curry & fresh Mediterranean herbs & spices.
Freshly skewered Chilean Salmon, marinated and char-grilled. Served with grilled fresh vegetables and rice.
Soups and Salads
Cedars' Signature Lentil Soup
Mediterranean country lentil soup, served with warm, fresh pita hearth baked in Cedars' Stone Oven.
Soup of the Day
Cedars' seasonal selection of cream or broth-based soups. Served with warm, fresh pita hearth baked in Cedars' Stone Oven.
A Mediterranean Classic. Finely diced tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, mint, and parsley mixed with cracked wheat, fresh lemon and extra-virgin olive oil.
Diced tomato, cucumber, and parsley tossed with a Tahina and Lemon dressing.
Mediterannean Salad (Fattoush Salad)
Mixed greens with fresh vegetables and feta cheese topped with house-made vinaigrette.
Mixed greens, shredded cabbage, sweet dates, tomatoes,toasted almonds & goat cheese tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette.
Crisp cucumbers, tomatoes, bleu cheese, pita chips & red onions tossed with mixed lettuce in our sweet white balsamic vinaigrette.
Pear / Gorgonzola Salad
Mixed greens with toasted almonds, diced Bosc pears, raisins, & gorgonzola cheese, all tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette.
Hearty Traditional Meals
Ripe Tomato Cous Cous
Imported cous-cous, boiled & sautéed, with Mediterranean spices, then topped with a ripe tomato, garbanzo, and onion-flavored sauce.
With Lamb or Chicken$12.99
Basmati rice tossed with caramelized onions and sauteed lentils. May be topped with tomato sauce or yogurt.
With Lamb or Chicken$11.99
A medley of fresh vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots, eggplant, onions, and zucchini stewed in a thick, ripe tomato sauce. Served with rice.
A medley of vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots, eggplant, onions, and zucchini, stewed in a thick, spicy curry tomato sauce. Served with rice.
Our Classic Family Style
Four course meal including appetizers, salads, Entrees, basmati rice, and desserts. $15.50 Per Person
Appetizers (Choose Three)
Hummus, Baba Ghanooj, Falafel, Sauted Vegetables, Spinach-Garlic Flatbread, Dolma, Spicy Chicken Wings, Three Cheese Flatbread, Jerusalem Salad, Tabboule.
An assortment of fresh bagels, muffins, and other assorted seasonal morning pastries served with cream cheese, butter and preserves.
A more complete hot breakfast for your guests: Fluffy Scrambled, Eggs Choice of Turkey Bacon or Turkey Links, Crispy Garlic Breakfast Potatoes, Assortment of Toast & English Muffins
Complete Your Breakfast with These Accompaniments:
Fresh Brewed Coffee Box (Reg or Decaf)
Includes creamer, sugar, cups, & stirrers (12-15 cups)
Juice (Orange, Grapefruit, Apple, Cranberry)
Includes cups (12-15 cups)
Chafing Dish Setup
Includes disposable stand & 2 sternos
Gourmet Lunch Tray
Hearty, unique and flavorful sandwiches stuffed in a fresh-baked pita. Includes Pita Chips baked in-house. Choose up to 4 pitas from Sandwich Selections below. Crispy Falafel, Tandoori Chicken, Shawarma (Chicken or Lamb-Beef), Mediterranean Grilled Chicken, Roasted Vegetable & Hummus-Filled Pita
Our most popular lunch selection! Featuring the Gourmet Lunch Tray along with your choice of 2 of the following 5 sides: Roasted Hummus, Grilled Baba Ghanooj, Crispy Falafel, Mediterranean Salad, Feta Shell Pasta Salad
Beef Tenderloin Kebob
Fresh Vegetable Kebob
Get your gathering started right with our simplest party spread, great for left lunch & dinner events. Entrée choices include lemon-garlic chicken, tandoori chicken and/or chicken Shawarma. Also, choose up to three Accompaniments from below.
Cedars' Delightful Party Spread
Impress your guests with a wide variety of delicious, unique & healthy Mediterranean fare. Entrées include kefta Kebob and Lemon-garlic chicken or TandooriI chicken. Also, choose up to four Accompaniments from below.
Cedars' Mediterranean Feast!
Create a highly memorable dinner event ! Cedars presents its most flavorful combinations as your guests take in the full experience. Entrée choices include lemon-garlic chicken and salmon kebob or beef Tenderlion kebob. Choose up to four Accompaniments from below.
Garnished with Olive Oil, Toasted Pine Nuts, & Sumac
Fresh food with warm hospitable service, all in a friendly, festive environment -- that's what Cedars' guests need to know "About Us"! Cedars has proudly operated as a successful restaurant & caterer for over 17 years, something very few restaurants can boast. We credit this success to our mission of providing warmhearted service, painstaking attention to detail, and a commitment to using only the highest quality ingredients. Cedars has been featured in numerous media reviews throughout the years, most recently in Chicago Magazine and the Chicago Tribune.