One of the area's premier Middle Eastern restaurants provides budget-minded Allston residents with authentic kebabs and spreads.. In Short The casual, minimally decorated Reef Cafe satisfies expats and lovers of Middle Eastern fare by churning out consistently large portions of affordable Lebanese dishes. Most everything's made from scratch, using fresh halal ingredients. Popular mezze (appetizers) include creamy hummus, savory moujadara and flavorful tabbouleh. Main courses like grilled chicken kebabs and lamb stew come with salad and rice. Desserts include thick rice pudding and saccharine baklava.