The Fountain Cafe and Grille in Westlake is a welcome addition the local restaurant scene, offering diners the best of native Middle Eastern cuisine for a menu rich in tradition and taste.
“Our food and ingredients are natural, healthy and fresh,” says proprietor Sam Sallouha. “We welcome you to experience a wonderful assortment of dishes and desserts prepared from family recipes that been pleasing palates for centuries.”
Damascus, Syria is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Its culture of cuisine is expertly reprised at Fountain Cafe. An emphasis on a variety of platters, plates and sandwiches features distinctively seasoned meats like shish tawook, shish kabob, kafka (lean ground beef) and lamb dishes deeply marinated and flavorful.
Traditional mezze, small plates, come laden with hummus, tabbouleh and grape leaves as well as baba ghanoush, tasty eggplant dishes and traditional spinach, beef and cheese-layer pies.
Desserts top the list of delights and are a Sallouha family specialty. Recipes date back to the family’s lineage rich bakery in Syria. Baklava, rice pudding and cheesecake are sweetly authentic and can be enjoyed with specialty Turkish coffees.
Fountain Cafe and Grille is located in the former Frankie’s spot just west of Dover Center at 27828 Center Ridge Rd. Middle Eastern decor touches add authentic ambience to this delightful spot. An outdoor dining patio adds to the seasonal allure just as the tapestries on this restaurant’s walls tell a story about the rich art and architecture still found in historic Damascus today.