Garnishes of caramelized onion and pickled turnip make a pretty photo, but the measure of this mujadara is a combo of lentils and bulgur wheat so moist as to evoke mounded porridge. (The mujadara, regularly $5.95, was comped; so were a couple of desserts.)
My review of this restaurant's previous Forest Hills location and its homespun food, prepared by Lebanon-born chef-owner Wafa Chami, appeared in the April 18, 2012 edition of The New York Times. For photos, see my slideshow. This new, fast-casual incarnation has a smaller dining room, but the sparkling and ample kitchen bodes well for other old favorites on the menu.
812 Grand St. (Bushwick Ave.-Humboldt St.), Williamsburg, Brooklyn