Ranoush offers a lively atmosphere (with occasional belly dancers!) and an overview of Syrian cuisine, with an emphasis on appetizers known here as meze and grilled meats. The meze range from dishes that will be familiar to those with only a passing knowledge of Middle Eastern cuisine hummus, of course, and baba gannoujh to more intriguing fare, like the simple, delicious fava bean dish foul moudames. Entrées include shish kebabs, shish taouk (seasoned, grilled chicken) and both beef and chicken shawarma. Dessert includes knafeh, which brings together baklava and cheesecake.