The authentic Persian cooking has a large and faithful following of homesick Iranian émigrés—and locals in-the-know. Lamb dishes with rice are the specialties, served in a warm and attractive dining room. Appetizers include the traditional eggplant with mint sauce, pickled vegetables, and saffron-and-lime-spiced lamb tongue. Kebabs, like the chicken joojeh, and other marinated meats are great for sharing. To satisfy heartier appetites is the ghorme sabzee, lamb shank braised with a bouquet of Middle Eastern spices. The room is full of families and friends dining together. Give yourself plenty of time here, as service occasionally slows to a crawl. The affordable valet parking is a bonus.