Jerusalem Nights Brings More Hookahs and Hummus to Little Egypt

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Joining the Afghan Kebab House on Steinway, Jerusalem Nights opened on Friday with a splashy free-hookah party that brought out the searchlights (do not miss the bizarre video footage). The restaurants menu (which also follows) claims that its Steinway Streets first true Middle Eastern, which is all the more dubious since the owner operates others in the neighborhood (he is not, however, affiliated with across-the-way neighbor Eastern Nights, which recently expanded). Anyway, this being Little Egypt, there are outdoor chairs for smoking Sex on the Beach hookahs (authentic Middle Eastern indeed!), romantic corner couches, a dining room spotted by camel figurines (our interior shot follows), as well as a back garden for when the weather warms.

Cold Appetizers
Hummus - $6
Hummus w/meat - $8
Lebneh (Middle Eastern yogurt with olive oil) - $5
Munazaleh (eggplant, tomatoes, special sauce) - $6
Stuffed grape leaves (Grape leaves stuffed with rice, tomatoes, parsley, mint and olive oil) - $6
Baba Ghanouj (eggplant puree w tahini, lemon, garlic olive oil) - $8
Kibbeh Niyeh (cracked wheat mixed in ground meat served raw) - $12
Musabbaha (chickpeas with tahini and lemon juice) - $5
Maza - $15

Hot Appetizers
Arayes (grilled pita with meat or cheese) - $6
Fried Kibbeh (fried cracked wheat stuffed with ground meat and onions) - $6
Falafel - $6
Foul Madoumas (Fava bean puree w/ lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil) - $5
Muajanat kiras (patties stuffed with meat or spinach) - $8
Alexandrian liver (liver marinated in our special house sauce) - $8
Grilled kibbeh (grilled cracked wheat mixed w/ ground meat and onions) - $6
Fattet hummus - $8
French fries - $4
Chicken wings (mild or spicy) - $4
Chicken fingers - $8
Mozzarella stick - $7
Sujok (sausage) - $6
Stuffed grape leaves (stuffed with rice) - $6
Stuffed cabbage - $6
Stuffed zucchini - $6
Mixed stuffed vegetables - $6

Salads
Fattoush (Tomato, parsley, onion, summack, cucumber, mint, and lemon w/ toasted bread) - $6
Tabouleh (parsley, tomatoes, scallions, mixed with burghul and lemon juice) - $6
Shamander salad (beets) - $6
Cucumber w/yogurt - $5
Arabic salad (tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, onions, mint, lemon juice, olive oil) - $6
Turkish salad (finely chopped parsley, tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, tomato puree, salt, pepper) - $6
Jerusalem salad - $6

Chef Platter
Stuffed Pigeons - $18
Duck - $17
Rabbit $16
Vegetable w/meat - $15
Fattah w/lamb - $16
Macaroni - $8
Fattah w/cow feet - $16
Ox tail w/vegetables - $17
Beef tripe mixed with sauce - $12
Lebanese fatta - $17
Chicken Banee (make with egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, lemon juice, salt, black pepper) - $16
Beftek (made with beef, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, lemon juice and black pepper) - $16

Grilled Entre
Kufta Kebab (grilled seasoned ground meat) - $15
Shish Kebab (marinated grilled cubes of seasoned meat) - $16
Chicken Kebab - $15
Lamb Chops - $18
Lamb Shish Kebab - $17
Jerusalem Mixed Platter (mixed grilled shish kebab, kufta, chicken served with rice or French fries) - $20
Skirt steak - $18
Rib eye steak - $19
Quails - $14
Surf & Turf (shish kebab and grilled shrimp) - $17
Shawarma (chicken or beef) - $10
Grilled liver - $13
Boneless chicken - $15

Seafood
Grilled shrimp - $20
Tajin shrimp - $20
Fried shrimp - $20
Filet of the day - $14
Fried calamari - $11
Tajin calamari - $19
Whole fish (catch of the day) M/P
Jerusalem mixed seafood platter - $23

Sandwiches and Wraps
Shawarma - $7
Kofta - $7
Shish Kebab - $7
Falafel - $7
Chicken Kebab - $7
Grilled chicken wrap - $8
Grilled steak wrap - $8

Photo: Daniel Maurer

Hookah Menu
(Regular shisha - $8
Fancy shisha - $10
Fresh fruit shisha - $12)
Mango
Apple
Mint
Apricot
Orange
Banana
Peach
Pina Colada
Cantaloupe
Pineapple
Lime
Pear
Double apple
Cherry
Blue mist
Saloom
Lemon
Chocomint
Cola
Guava
Sex on the Beach
Strawberry
Grape
Lemon
Watermelon

Jerusalem Nights, 25-42 Steinway St., nr. Astoria Blvd., Astoria, Queens; 718-726-1444