Solomon's Restaurant in Raleigh, NC
For a number of years this was the website for Solomon's Restaurant in Raleigh, NC. As of July 5th 2012, the two brothers, Victor Khoury and Elias Khoury who owned Solomon's Mediterranean Restaurants, re-opened Saints and Scholars Irish Pub, to make it the hidden gem of North Raleigh. For a while the Solomon’s web site redirected to the Saints and Scholars Pub website. Eventually the Solomon's Restaurant site's domain registration expired and the site has new owners who remembers both Solomon's Restaurant and when in Raleigh, visits Saints and Scholars Pub. They have decided to take the site back to its original content as a nostalgic salute to Solomon's Restaurant. Solomon's Restaurant may be no more, but the memories linger.
According to Yelpers Solomon's Restaurant is closed.
Content is from the site's archived pages, approximately from 2003 -2007, as well as additional information from other outside sources.
Two locations to serve you better:
Celebration at Six Forks
732 Six Forks Rd.
Tel: (919) 844-4977 Fax: (919) 844-4917
Monday - Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4610 N. Capital Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27604
Monday - Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Welcome to Solomon's Restaurant
Welcome to Solomon's Restaurant. We combine great food, uplifting atmosphere, and good friends to create a casual dining experience. This adds up to one great time after another. If you are looking for a quick lunch, a quiet evening, or just a place to sit back and relax you have found the perfect place.
At Solomon's, each meal is freshly prepared using only the finest ingredients. Our menu selections include several unique dishes you'll be sure to enjoy. We hold our friendly and knowledgeable staff to the same high standard as our food. We encourage your comments and suggestions and would enjoy hearing from you.
"We Have Fun Feeding You"
Victor Khoury, Solomon Khoury & Debbie Khoury
Our Customers Love Us!
(almost as much as we love them)
"My fiance and I enjoyed dinner at the Six Forks location tonight and we both agreed it was the best meal we have had in a long time.. The wait staff was so pleasant and accomodating and it felt wonderful to have the chef himself ask if we enjoyed our meal. The Shawerma sandwiches are wonderful..."
"I go to the location on Capital Blvd and have never been disappointed. Service and food is always great. Love the family feel to the restaruant. "
"We love your restaurants. We go to Elias and Suha's restaurant in Mini City at least once a week and feel like it's a second home. Awesome food and wonderfully warm family service."
-Ann-Margaret and Bryan
"Ed and I love you restaurant. The food is always fresh and the service is wonderful. We have moved out of the Raleigh area and miss eating frequent meals at your place very much. We will be back in town to visit frequently and we will defiantly be stopping in to get our fix."
-Ed and Deb Buckley
Come inside our NEW Oasis
Combining the romance of the Mediterranean with the sophistication of the city, Solomon's offers the city's most intriguing & indulgent casual dining. Masterfully prepared dishes made from the finest fresh ingredients are sure to delight your taste buds and keep you coming back for more.
Celebration at Six Forks
7333 Six Forks Rd. MAP
Tel: (919) 844-4977 Fax: (919) 844-4917
Our New Dining Area
We can now accomadate over 300 people
Have your next Banquet or Office Party @ Solomon's
We've more than doubled our size to accomodate your large group.
Rich Murals set the mood
Feel like you're dining on the Mediterranean Coast
Fully Stocked Bar
Enjoy a drink or glass of wine before or after your meal
Relaxing Lounge Area
Come relax with a drink after work
Our Large Oupoor Patio let's you enjoy the breeze
Mediterranean Gift Shop
Find all sorts of unique turkish treasures in our new gift shop
Sharon W. Raleigh, NC
I thought the food and service were outstanding!!! What a great find..I went with a friend that gluten intolerant and they even made her a special meal.
Gregory H. Raleigh, NC
Where to go to celebrate 11 years of wedded bliss? I threw things out there for my bride - Thai, Mexican, Japanese, BK, McD's, Wendy's, a pizza joint (insert rolling laughter here) etc... and she decided she wanted to try out a Mediterranean place. Okay, that was stepping outside my comfort zone but what the heck, it was time to give it a try.
Solomon's turned out to be nearly perfect for this kind of celebration. The atmosphere was intimate in the small raised section we were seated in. The decor was copper pots and pans, glazed clay vessels, perfectly placed framed art, some sheer curtains at the entrance of the dining area, mirrored windows and tassled curtains. All of this added to the atmosphere for the occasion.
I wouldn't be able to name all the foods we tried without looking up the menu just because I'm not familiar with what things are called. We went with a sampler plate for appetizers which gave us a choice of three. There was a melted feta cheese pie on pita bread, a beef Shawerma and the third was a Taboullah salad which had a bit of a sour (meaning tasty) tang to it. All were very good. Our server, April, was prompt with our wine service and her recommendation of the Argentine Malbec was perfect for the appetizers.
My bride settled on the chicken Kabob and I asked for the Lamb Sirloin, but we were told the Lamb Sirloin wasn't actually an available option any more and the menu needed to be updated. Okay, so I settled on the beef sirloin just as a safe (for me) option. The beef was a little bland, but the potatoes and the vegetables were incredibly good. I am NOT an asparagus fan, and I actually enjoyed the asparagus they served.
Can't wait to go back and try a little different selection, and maybe I'll actually venture to try something outside of my comfort zone.
erin l. Raleigh, NC
I've been to the Solomon's at Six Forks, so I thought this would be about the same. The location (Mini City Plaza off of Capital) is kind of sketchy. The decor....eh, reconverted Pizza Hut from long ago. The food...OUTSTANDING! The prices at this Solomon's are lower than the one at Six Forks. The food is 10 times better! It's the best hole in the wall on Capital! My husband and I had the grape leaves ($3.95) and Hummus ($3.95) to start. Both were delicious! My husband had the shrimp scampi ($11), which he thought was a little watered down, probably because the chef pulled the noodles right out of a hot pot of water and straight into the bowl, but the flavor was still really good! There was fresh shrimp all throughout the dish. As we observed the chef in action, we noticed that he was using a uniquely crafted cast iron frying pan, which seemed to add an extra touch of authenticity to the dishes. I ordered the spinach salad ($5.99) with the bacon dressing and added grilled Salmon ($3.99). The salmon was grilled perfectly and cooked to perfection with the perfect amount of seasoning! The salad was loaded with fresh spinach, fresh mushrooms, fresh red onion, and fresh sliced tomato along with delicious pita croutons and house made hot bacon dressing. The meal was outstanding! It was much more than I expected when we first showed up. I would go back again and again!
Natalie B. Napa, CA
This place was the real deal.
The whole thing was rented out for the rehearsal dinner for my best friends wedding. There was more than enough seating, self serve soda's and a beer/wine selection hosted by the groom's family, SCORE!
You should have seen the buffet....omg.
Pork tenderloin with some creamy horseradish sauce, mashed potatoes that would send you cryin', pasta with vegetables, hummus, pitas (baked & fried), hummus with goat cheese, mediterranean salad and some great chicken.
I have never been during the regular day to day business hours, but their catering skills are through the roof.
Truly a family run business, they have so much love invested in this it shows in their generosity and wonderful food.
Amrita J. Austin, TX
Who would've though that this Mediterranean treasure would be as amazing as it is, hidden in.....a shopping center?!?! Solomon's was definitely worth the visit.
Mediterranean/Greek Decor : CHECK
Lots of menu options: CHECK
Yummy food: CHECK
Friendly Staff: CHECK CHECK
Solomon's CHECKed out in all areas.....so why not give it a try?!?
Benjamin B. Denver, CO
Solomon's is an unassuming restaurant in one of the ubiquitous strip malls in Raleigh. They do a fairly good job of hiding the mall-ness, but it is still apparent. However, the food is pretty cheap and tasty. I had great waffle fries and the beef shwarma was pretty spot on. All of the food served looked well-prepared.
- Good for lunch. We had 12 and they sat us right away.
- Easy parking.
- The time from ordering to eating was fairly low.
- You order when you walk in and they bring it to you once prepared.
- They were liberal with the drink refills.
- It is definitely on the low end of the moderate price scale.
- No major cons.
- Food wasn't excellent, but pretty good.
Morgan W. Longmont, CO
After moving to Six Forks and Millbrook this became my mainstay for Mediterranean food. They have consistently good food and a consistently good atmosphere.
My main dish is usually the gyro plate or the greek salad but the daily specials they kick out are great as well. They had some kind of halibut dish once that I tried and the fish was cooked perfectly. For appetizers the hummus is terrific and freshly made and the shawerma skewers are some of the best skewers I've ever eaten. A truly great appetizer that whets the palate and makes you ready for the main course. The lamb dishes are cooked very well, the meat is still tender and never tough. The flavors used in their recipes are adequate but not overpowering and the dishes are generous without being overwhelming. The waitstaff is excellent, very helpful and courteous, and the decor resembling an outdoor terrace is a very nice touch.
My husband and I also found that the low lighting and dinner for two specials they do occasionally are great for a special night out without breaking the bank. A shared appetizer, bottle of wine (shiraz from Australia), two entrees, and a dessert for $45.
All in all a very very nice dining experience that seems to get better with every visit.
Thelma J. NYC
I was planning a trip to Raleigh, NC. to attend a wedding of a friend. I thought I would stop by Solomon's Restaurant for dinner on the evening of my arrival. I had eaten there nine years ago for a rehearsal dinner when I was part of a bridal party. The food was great and I thought it would be comforting to stop off at a familar place. When I did a google search for directions to the restaurant after picking up my car rental at the airport, boy, was I disappointed to learn that Solomon's Restaurant had closed. I scrambled to find another restaurant where I could grab something to eat finally asking the woman at the car rental desk if she had a recommendation. This snafu was representative of the entire weekend. I had to switch rooms at the hotel where I was staying since someone had smoked in the non-smoking room I had requested. The wedding was to be held outside at the Carolina Country Club, but it rained. Everything was moved inside the beautifully appointed clubhouse, but the rain did dampen things somewhat since the bride and groom had chosen a lovely outside setting. When I returned to the airport to return to NYC, my plane was delayed by 5 hours. The airline asked for "volunteers" since the next flight were now overbooked. I ended up volunteering and taking a flight home the next day.
When I arrived home, it turns out that there had been a fire in the apartment below me in the brownstone where I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The smoke damage in my apartment required me to move out for several months while all my furnishings were cleaned and my apartment was aired out and repainted. Could things get any worse? One of the bright spots in all this was the company my neighbor recommended for professional rug cleaning in NYC. The folks from Agara Rug Cleaning assured me that they would handle all my rugs, even my antique Persian rugs. Fortunately they specialize in antique rugs so I had nothing to worry about. All handmade rugs are washed by hand using organic solutions. They also offered to store the rugs for up to 2 months which I had them do, not knowing how long it would take to get my apartment back in shape. Here it is 2 1/2 months since I left for that Raleigh, NC wedding. I am now finally settled back in my own place. Wow!
Our world renowned chefs are extremely excited about being able to share some of their secret family recipes with all our website visitors however, they've been extremely busy serving all our wonderful customers delicious meals all the time. We plan to give them a day off to type up some recipes sometime in the near future...
The world-renowned chefs at Solomon's keep their recipes a closely guarded secret but while Solomon wasn't looking we managed to sneak a peek into the cookbook. Almost caught in the act we managed to come away with ...
1 cup dry bulgur or cracked wheat
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup fresh lemon and/or lime juice
1 clove crushed fresh garlic
1/4 cup good olive oil
1 packed cup freshly chopped parsley
1/2 cup chopped scallions (including greens)
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried mint
Fresh black pepper
1/2 cup cooked chickpeas and/or
1/2 cup coarsely grated carrot and/or
1 chopped green pepper and/or
1 chopped cucumber or summer squash
About 3 hours before serving:
The bulgur wheat needs at least 3 hours to thoroughly soak, marinate and chill. Combine bulgur wheat, 1-1/2 cups of boiling water and salt in a bowl. Cover and let stand for 15-30 minutes or until bulgur is chewable. Add lemon juice, garlic, oil and mint, and mix thoroughly. Leave covered and refrigerate.
About 20 minutes before serving:
Prepare remaining ingredients and combine in a large bowl. Add prepared bulgur wheat and mix gently correcting seasonings as needed. To give it a gourmet touch add some crumbled feta cheese and kalamata olives. Serve with fresh pita or pocket pita bread.
Makes 6-8 servings.
Lentil Rice Pilaf
1 cup long-grain rice
1/4 cup dried lentils
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic minced or crushed
2 cubes or envelopes chicken bouillon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon good olive oil
For the best flavor use chicken stock in place of bouillon and water and use a high quality olive oil.
About 25 minutes before serving:
In a small saucepan add 1 cup of water and 1/4 cup of dried lentils. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and drain.
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat add 2 cups of water and the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and add the prepared lentils. Reduce the heat to very low, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.
Makes 6 servings.
We will continue to lurk around the kitchen for more opportunities to uncover these secret recipes so be sure to check back once in a while.
Let Solomon’s Restaurant cater your next event. From parties to weddings, Solomon's can meet all you catering needs and leave your guests completely satisfied.
All of our catering meals are custom designed and freshly prepared using only the finest ingredients. Our menu selections include several unique dishes you’ll be sure to enjoy.