Mirage Persian Cuisine

An underdog in the Sandy Springs Persian restaurant scene that deserves attention. The simple dining room with wall sconces and white tablecloths may look dated, but the food has timeless appeal. Start with creamy dips for appetizers, like kashk-o-bajemjan (a sultry blend of pureed eggplant with dried mint) and mast-o-khiar (thick herbed yogurt with cucumber).

For entrees, share a kebab and one of the menu’s complex stews such as fesenjoon—chicken breast simmered in a sauce of ground walnuts and pomegranate juice. Be sure to look over the list of specials, which may offer variations (such as a beet and yogurt dip) that go beyond the standard dishes served in every local Persian restaurant.