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Sound Advice

A music club that also hits the right notes with its food

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he Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub is famous even beyond Boston as one of the area’s hippest spots for live music. Often overlooked: the food. Originally a restaurant exclusively, the Middle East serves such classics as falafel and shawarma plus a vast menu of everything from hummus plates to cheeseburgers and an extensive selection of vegetarian entrees like mjudra, a lentil stew. Moravek



The Middle East opened in 1970 as a family-owned Lebanese restaurant.