701 2nd St NE

Ziad Maalouf, former owner of Cafè Olé, has revamped his concept and given it a new location and a new name: Cafè Fili. However, Maalouf is still striving to emphasize customer service and fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in his new venture. This new 2,200 square-foot Mediterranean concept offers some of Cafè Olé’s signature dishes as well as a plethora of new plates. Some standouts from the menu include the grilled chicken Pomodoro panini, Moroccan cassoulet, and a Lebanese feta spread called shankleesh. In terms of Olé’s veteran dishes, Maalouf has added the lamb tagine and the Lebanese celebration to the menu.

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