In ancient times, Armenia and Mesopotamia used to be neighbors. Herodotus documents how Armenians would use unique floatation devices to navigate the Tigris/Euphrates Rivers to reach the city of Babylon. There, they would trade and then return home. Of course, today, due to historical circumstances, the borders between the two nations/regions have dramatically changed. However, Babylon (the restaurant) changes that. Essentially, the restaurant creates a culinary bridge between two ancient neighbors.
Babylon offers a wide array of Iraqi, Middle Eastern and Armenian food items. Most notably, the restaurant serves this incredible fish dish called Masgouf (pictured above). It is the national food of Iraq and one that has been prepared and consumed since the times of ancient Sumer. Honestly, it is quite a spectacle to witness: a splayed fish impaled by steaks in sand and slow cooked over an open fire. The smokiness of the wood it is cooked near is both satisfying and rich. Other menu items are great as well, especially the desserts. They also prepare wonderful tea.
Enough said. I am getting hungry. For a truly is a unique dinning experience, give this place a shot!