Timberlyne Shopping Center, 1129 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill.
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Persian.
Atmosphere: relaxed and romantic.
Service: warmly attentive.
Recommended: salads, eggplant paradise, Persian pomegranate stew, tiramisu.
Open: Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday.
Reservations: accepted for parties of 6 or more.
Other: Visa, MasterCard; beer and wine; smoke-free; vegetarian-friendly; kid-tolerant; patio.
The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:
Zero stars: Poor.
$ -- Entrees average less than $10.
$$ -- Entrees $11-$16.
$$$ -- Entrees $17-$25.
$$$$ -- Entrees average more than $25.
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