MAMNOON RESTAURANT BRINGING LEBANESE HERITAGE TO SEATTLE
mamnoon was born from the heritage and hearts of restaurateurs Racha and Wassef Haroun, established in 2012 in Seattle’s bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood
Award winning Chef Carrie Mashaney delivers a modern culinary performance, intimating the Haroun’s fond memories of food in Syria, Lebanon, and Persia. Food is an essential part of all family and social interactions in the Middle East, where the spirit of warmth and generosity exudes welcome at any table. It is this nostalgia that is emblematic of mamnoon, which means thankful in Arabic and Farsi, and all guests are welcomed like family.
mamnoon is a full-service restaurant and bar, offering brunch on weekends, lunch on weekdays, and dinner nightly. A walk-up window at the facade serves traditional Middle Eastern street foods all day for delivery, take-out, or walk-in and guests are often found eating at the front “streatery” when weather permits. Upon entering the restaurant, a long artisan crafted community table runs parallel to an open kitchen and stone hearth where guests can watch fresh pita baking. The dining room reveals floor to ceiling windows that offer a partial glimpse into the main kitchen’s preparations, connecting guests with the work of Chef Mashaney and her team.
Mashaney’s talent shines in her ability to uphold the heart of classic Middle Eastern dishes while applying modern modifications with local ingredients. Her oeuvre is distinguished by utilizing mystery as an invaluable component in her culinary craft. Modest plating presentations act like a veil and each bite reveals the surprising flavors of obscure ingredients. Only responsibly sourced products of the highest quality are used, including Halal meats. The diverse cocktail program complements Chef Mashaney’s distinct menu. Fun and inventive Middle Eastern tinctures are infused into local spirits and spices like turmeric and fenugreek are featured in seasonal and house cocktails. For a more classic beverage pairing, mamnoon possesses the strongest selection of Lebanese wines in the city.