Morristown, NJ 07960
- Cost: $$
- Alcohol: BYO
- Parking: Street, Metered
- Take Out: Yes
November 7, 2011
Persian food is unique within the broad category of “Middle Eastern” cuisine. Morristown’s Marjan is on the short but growing list of New Jersey restaurants serving authentic Persian specialties.
On the menu, you’ll find dolmeh (stuffed grape leaves), various kebabs (chicken, lamb, ground meat, filet mignon and even cornish hen), basmati rice dishes like Shirin Polo (with saffron, almonds, orange peel, carrots and pistachios), and hearty stews like Koresht-e-Fesenjoon (chicken with pomegranate sauce and crushed walnuts). The hummus we started with was less seasoned than we like it. The kebabs are much better, served with fluffy saffron-flavored rice. The slow cooked lamb shank braised in tomato sauce, however, was the big winner at our table.
A comfortable spot with friendly service, Marjan is a small, family-run storefront that’s BYO. It’s easy to grab a bottle of wine a few stores down to enjoy with your meal.