Tannourine Lebanese & Mediterranean Cuisine
San Mateo, CA 94403
Monday: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PMTuesday: 11:30 AM - 9:30 PMWednesday: 11:30 AM - 9:30 PMThursday: 11:30 AM - 9:30 PMFriday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PMSaturday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PMSunday: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PMLunch Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner Tues-Thurs 5pm-9:30pm Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm Sunday 12pm-9pm
- Parking Availability Street
- Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner
- Attire Casual
- Bar Beer, Wines
- Amenities Wi-fi, Belly Dancing
- Banquet Facilities Up to 70 People
- Special Needs $15 Corkage Fee, Non Smoking Area, Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access, BYOB
- Atmosphere Romantic, Live Music, Family / Children
- Payment Methods
Welcome to Tannourine!
The Tannourine Family restaurant features the cuisine of Lebanon and the Mediterranean diet, serving dishes that include an abundance of starches, fruits, vegetables, and meat. Lamb and Poultry are the preferred meats of choice; red meat animal fats are consumed sparingly. Fresh fish and seafood is offered on available quantity only. Most often foods are either grilled, baked or sautéed in olive oil; butter or cream is rarely used other than in the preparation of a few desserts. Vegetables are eaten raw or pickled as well as cooked.While the cuisine of Lebanon does not boast an entire repertoire of sauces,Tannourine does focus on the use of herbs, spices and especially the freshness of ingredients in the preparation of their savory dishes.The meals are full of robust earthy flavors and like most Mediterranean countries, much of what the Lebanese eat is governed by seasonal changes.We at Tannourine are proud to offer either hot "mezza" or cold "mezza," served along with our most popular beverages. Tannourine also features various Lebanese wines, beers and soft drinks.What is a "mezza?" Traditionally, throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, from Greek to Lebanon, dining on "meze" - or "mezze"and"maza" respectively -is a way of life that traces its roots to the beginnings of recorded history. The tradition is deeply rooted and is an expression of something Greeks hold dear: socializing (i.e.,talking) over a few plates of simple tasty food, letting the wine or spirits flow and savoring the liberating, gratifying effects of the meal and drink together.The word itself means "middle," as in "middle-of-the day," or between meals, because the "meze table is not routinely considered a setting for a full meal. Rather it is something that is eaten mid-day or before dinner.
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