Delicious. Delicious. Delicious. I’ve wanted to try Persepolis (not to be confused for the popular graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi) for quite some time, and was finally able to eat here for my Yom Kippur “start-the-fast” meal with my cousin. We met at the restaurant on a Friday night around 7, and it was relatively empty. I started with an appetizer of the borani – a yogurty delicious dip with garlic and spinach. They served the borani with an assortment of Persian breads, but I actually found it went best with my main dish, the Khoresht Gaimeh Badamjan — this savory rich stew complete with split peas, eggplant, tomatoes, served over rice. I opted for the polo baghali (basmati rice with dill and fava beans). The rice was really delicious and silky in texture, with a rich, almost buttery flavor. Its pairing with the borani and the khoresht gaimeh badamjan was a little taste of amazing.
The bill was just over $50 each, and we split it evenly. For just above $30 each, though, it was an excellent dining experience that I’d love to repeat.