Nabeel's Feta-Laden Shrimp gives a taste of the Aegean Islands
Cordon Blue & Barbecue Review, 1996
Reader's Poll, November 1999
3 stars ... Nabeel's in Homewood has a touch of Greece and great tea too
One of the best restaurants in the Southeast
For cool food, dip into Nabeel's Tzatziki sauce
... start your meal with Taramasalata, a red caviar appetizer that's to die for.
Safe, fun place. Restaurant offers respect, kindness to students.
... Nabeel's has certainly fulfilled its desire to create a comfortable family facility where you can leisurely browse around the Imported Food Market, eat a decent home-cooked meal, and trade gossip in a comfortable casual surrounding.
1996 Reader's Poll
Best Middle-Eastern Food
Birmingham Weekly, March 1998
***½ (stars) Nabeel's has been known as a place to find excellent Greek food at equally excellent prices.
Out Of Town Magazine, 1995, 1996
One of Birmingham's best restaurants.
Magazine, Reader's Poll
Birmingham's favorite restaurant
Birmingham's best business lunch
Alabama Historic Restaurants and their Recipes
... the eatery evokes an intimate dining experience.
Off The Beaten Path, 1999
The café evokes the intimacy of European dining with leisure sharing of homemade foods and drinks.
Fun With the Family in Alabama, 1997, 1999
Don't overlook Nabeel's adjacent gourmet International Market stocked with everything you might find in a real Mediterranean market.
The South, The Best of Old and New, 1998
To dine at Nabeel's is to escape to Europe, to treat yourself to something not typically found in Birmingham.
... serves food prepared with artistry.
New South Magazine, 1997
Whether you go to Nabeel's for dining or to grocery shop. do yourself a favor and browse through the other areas before leaving. ... there is not another like it in the city.
Of Nabeel's ... is cozy, comfortable and relaxed, and frequented by an upscale crowd ...
Jefferson County Area Beautification Award
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
Silver Medal Award for Birmingham's best improvements for the 1996 Olympics.