Al Bawadi Grill

Chicago’s premier Middle Eastern restaurant, Al Bawadi Grill, provides guests with a complete culinary experience of traditional Palestinian food and culture.

For some of the best Middle Eastern cuisine in the Chicago area, try Al Bawadi Grill. Additionally, this authentic Middle Eastern eatery has Chicago food critics from Time Out Chicago, The Chicago Tribune, and The Daily Meal raving. Check Al Bawadi’s website for reviews and press awards.

Al Bawadi’s food consists of a vast array of hot and cold dishes, served in small portions. As a result, patrons are able to sample and share a sizeable variety of items. Meanwhile, Al Bawadi Grill’s menu offers delectable options of classic Palestinian cuisine, including sandwiches, grilled skewers, vegetarian dishes, drinks, and desserts.

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With its signature tangy salad dressings, juicy grilled kebabs, crunchy sandwich wraps, and savory desserts. Al Bawadi brings an authentic Middle Eastern cuisine experience to the midwest.

Al Bawadi History

Opening its first location in 2008 in Bridgeview, Illinois, in an area also known as Little Palestine. They served up appetizers, breakfast, dinner, desserts. As well as entrees for both meat lovers and vegetarians. Meanwhile, the eatery’s goal is to make sure that each plate is made to perfection.

Pro Tip: The Knafeh is a must-try when coming to Al Bawadi. This popular Middle Eastern dessert is layered with crushed phyllo dough. Then topped with cheese, soaked with a sweet sugar syrup, and crushed pistachios.

Additionally, with menu selections ranging from kebobs to seafood plus various vegetarian items. Al Bawadi Grill offers more than 50 Meza items, including customary hummus, falafel, tabouleh, and traditional delicacies like the wood-fired filet mignon kebobs. Al Bawadi highlights original family recipes passed down through generations. Of course, under the supervision of chef and co-owner Kal Ismail, each dish served offers quality and freshness.

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Pro Tip: Al Bawadi has helpful servers on hand to answer any questions you may have and offer suggestions for those unfamiliar with Middle Eastern food.

Restaurant Hours

  • Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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