Taboon

★★★★☆
  • 773 10th Ave

    New York, NY 10019

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  • 212-713-0271

About Taboon

Hours
Monday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 11:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:30 PM To 11:30 PM Sunday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM

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The most amazing seafood I have ever eaten in a resturant. I had Sauteed Calamari served on a bed of shaved fennel & yogurt, delish, and the calamari was so tender, i wanted to order another dish. My husband had a fish dish I forgot the name, but will never forget the taste can't wait to go back I need to found out the name of that dish.

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★★★★★

The most amazing seafood I have ever eaten in a resturant. I had Sauteed Calamari served on a bed of shaved fennel & yogurt, delish, and the calamari was so tender, i wanted to order another dish. My husband had a fish dish I forgot the name, but will never forget the taste can't wait to go back I need to found out the name of that dish.

Pros: everything

Cons: the seats are a little uncomfortable

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I love all middle eastern food, but I have never had the pleasure of eating the flavors featured at Taboon. I would suggest reservations, as it almost always has a long wait. I would also suggest talking to the bartender and requesting a seat at the bar for dinner - it's quite lively. The wines are almost all great but cocktails are a bit strange (licorice martini ?) . The stuffed flat bread with cheese and peppers is irresistible. I like to get a few appetizers, both meat and veggie, to nibble on while I drink some wine. Entrees I've had have all been delicious , but somewhat pricey. This is an impressive place for both an imtimate date or catching up with a close friend. It's not cheap, but worth every penny.

5
★★★★★

I love all middle eastern food, but I have never had the pleasure of eating the flavors featured at Taboon. I would suggest reservations, as it almost always has a long wait. I would also suggest talking to the bartender and requesting a seat at the bar for dinner - it's quite lively. The wines are almost all great but cocktails are a bit strange (licorice martini ?) . The stuffed flat bread with cheese and peppers is irresistible. I like to get a few appetizers, both meat and veggie, to nibble on while I drink some wine. Entrees I've had have all been delicious , but somewhat pricey. This is an impressive place for both an imtimate date or catching up with a close friend. It's not cheap, but worth every penny.

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I am no stranger to Taboon. I have been going since they opened a few years ago. I always had great service and good food. That being said, I will never set foot in there again. I brought a friend whom had never been few nights ago and right off the bat the hostess was very rude. We didn?t have a reservation and she was pressuring us to be finished and out the door in an hour and a half. It took forever to get our food and the waitress never thought to apologize or let us know why it was taking so long. When it finally came, it was so salty I didn?t even want to finish it. For the amount of money you spend for a meal there, it is not worth your time and energy. This is the first time I?ve ever thought to post a review. I wanted people to know that this eatery is on a serious decline.

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★★☆☆☆

I am no stranger to Taboon. I have been going since they opened a few years ago. I always had great service and good food. That being said, I will never set foot in there again. I brought a friend whom had never been few nights ago and right off the bat the hostess was very rude. We didn?t have a reservation and she was pressuring us to be finished and out the door in an hour and a half. It took forever to get our food and the waitress never thought to apologize or let us know why it was taking so long. When it finally came, it was so salty I didn?t even want to finish it. For the amount of money you spend for a meal there, it is not worth your time and energy. This is the first time I?ve ever thought to post a review. I wanted people to know that this eatery is on a serious decline.

Pros: ambience

Cons: rude hostess, indifferent oweners

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Went last week with my boyfriend and was pleasantly surprised by amazing service and delicious food. The hot bread and mediterranean plates were fantastic . This is without a doubt one of the hidden gems in the neighborhood. We'll be back soon. We also loved the wood burning oven!!

2
★★★★☆

Went last week with my boyfriend and was pleasantly surprised by amazing service and delicious food. The hot bread and mediterranean plates were fantastic . This is without a doubt one of the hidden gems in the neighborhood. We'll be back soon. We also loved the wood burning oven!!

Pros: food, service

Cons: not near subway

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I hardly ever go out in this area but went for someone's birthday. I was pleasantly surprised, The food especially the crab meat salad was very good and my fish special was delicious. The atmosphere is very nice and warm. I would highly recommend for the area. It is a nice place for a date, family dinner or friends. My service was fine so the one bad review I didn't experience.

2
★★★★☆

I hardly ever go out in this area but went for someone's birthday. I was pleasantly surprised, The food especially the crab meat salad was very good and my fish special was delicious. The atmosphere is very nice and warm. I would highly recommend for the area. It is a nice place for a date, family dinner or friends. My service was fine so the one bad review I didn't experience.

Pros: ambiance, great for the area

Cons: prices not as cheap as spme middle eastern places

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This is the best middle eastern restaurant in town. I am a native of israel, and every time i have taken friends to this place everyone loved everything they ordered and they made me proud. Personally, the humus dish is the best i've had, miles better than even humus place in the east village (which is the next best). I also love the lamb kebabs which sadly i order every single time. Atmosphere is great - not noisy, and the staff is always cheerful. Highly recommended!

1
★★★☆☆

This is the best middle eastern restaurant in town. I am a native of israel, and every time i have taken friends to this place everyone loved everything they ordered and they made me proud. Personally, the humus dish is the best i've had, miles better than even humus place in the east village (which is the next best). I also love the lamb kebabs which sadly i order every single time. Atmosphere is great - not noisy, and the staff is always cheerful. Highly recommended!

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Taboon is an upscale version of your typical Middle Eastern restaurant. The waitstaff is impeccable, the space is gorgeous and made for fine dining and the food is good enough to make your mouth water. The lamb shank is juicy and delicious with the meat falling easily off the bone. The other entress had were quite good as well. They included short ribs and halibut. There is a tiny bit of a table rush/false reservation need but, other than that, the place is excellent.

2
★★★★☆

Taboon is an upscale version of your typical Middle Eastern restaurant. The waitstaff is impeccable, the space is gorgeous and made for fine dining and the food is good enough to make your mouth water. The lamb shank is juicy and delicious with the meat falling easily off the bone. The other entress had were quite good as well. They included short ribs and halibut. There is a tiny bit of a table rush/false reservation need but, other than that, the place is excellent.

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Although it was a little out of the way for us (we came from Brooklyn) Taboon was definitely worth the trip. My parents were in from out of town and love Mediterranean food and we decided to try it based on the raves on citysearch. We were seated promptly, the food was absolutely delicious (the bread is unbelievable and each of the four of us had something different: osso bucco, short ribs, filet and halibut and we all firmly believe we ordered the best thing on the menu). The waiter was attentive and made great drink recommendations. This place is perfect for before the theater or any time that you just want a delicious, low key meal. Dining at the bar looked like a great option as well.

2
★★★★★

Although it was a little out of the way for us (we came from Brooklyn) Taboon was definitely worth the trip. My parents were in from out of town and love Mediterranean food and we decided to try it based on the raves on citysearch. We were seated promptly, the food was absolutely delicious (the bread is unbelievable and each of the four of us had something different: osso bucco, short ribs, filet and halibut and we all firmly believe we ordered the best thing on the menu). The waiter was attentive and made great drink recommendations. This place is perfect for before the theater or any time that you just want a delicious, low key meal. Dining at the bar looked like a great option as well.

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If you're looking for an interesting place to meet someone afterwork near midtown but not in midtown I recommend Taboon. I recently dined here and found the food pretty delicious. The bread they serve you to start is worth the price of admission alone - it was some kind of warm flatbread with a ricotta-type cheese filling that was both light and rich at the same time - the spicy halibut is the dish to go with for an entree and the chocolate lava is a great dessert. The ambience is subdued - you may not even notice the place from the outside it's so subtle. But once inside everything is very warm and friendly.

PROS: Great bread
CONS:

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★★★★☆

If you're looking for an interesting place to meet someone afterwork near midtown but not in midtown I recommend Taboon. I recently dined here and found the food pretty delicious. The bread they serve you to start is worth the price of admission alone - it was some kind of warm flatbread with a ricotta-type cheese filling that was both light and rich at the same time - the spicy halibut is the dish to go with for an entree and the chocolate lava is a great dessert. The ambience is subdued - you may not even notice the place from the outside it's so subtle. But once inside everything is very warm and friendly.

PROS: Great bread
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We've eaten at Taboon many times - alone and with friends (who've liked it so much they've come back with other friends). The ambience is just right - candles everywhere, tables not crowded together and it's not too noisy. The food is wonderful! Make sure to get the flatbread straight from the taboon - delicious! My favorite appetizer is the sea scallop. All their seafood entrees are delicately flavorful and beautifully presented. My husband likes their meat dishes - osso buco, steak and lamb all prepared with very tasty Mediterranean seasonings. Their desserts are the best! My only negative is the spotty service - sometimes attentive, sometimes slow. Overall it's a great restaurant definitly worth the trip west!

2
★★★★★

We've eaten at Taboon many times - alone and with friends (who've liked it so much they've come back with other friends). The ambience is just right - candles everywhere, tables not crowded together and it's not too noisy. The food is wonderful! Make sure to get the flatbread straight from the taboon - delicious! My favorite appetizer is the sea scallop. All their seafood entrees are delicately flavorful and beautifully presented. My husband likes their meat dishes - osso buco, steak and lamb all prepared with very tasty Mediterranean seasonings. Their desserts are the best! My only negative is the spotty service - sometimes attentive, sometimes slow. Overall it's a great restaurant definitly worth the trip west!

Pros: Food & ambience

Cons: spotty service

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I've been here 2x each was excellent. Love the apps, wine, entrees & desserts. Service was tip top as well. Can't wait to go back!

2
★★★★★

I've been here 2x each was excellent. Love the apps, wine, entrees & desserts. Service was tip top as well. Can't wait to go back!

Pros: food & atmosphere

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I live in the area and have been to Taboon a few times with friends. The food was tasty but nothing so special. Then I learned that all the meat prepared in a pork glaze....including the chicken! I find it unethical for a restaurant not to list this on the menu. Intresting enough every other ingrediant down to the parsley was listed on the menu...but another meat wasn't? So wrong!
Also the service was quite off putting. I noticed that a lot of waiters were approaching my table but the service was not any better. Messages were lost between the waitstaff or something. I waited a long time for my drink. (So long that it prevented me from increasing their sales by getting more possible drinks) If i just saw my one waiter the whole night I would have known who to talk too.

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★☆☆☆☆

I live in the area and have been to Taboon a few times with friends. The food was tasty but nothing so special. Then I learned that all the meat prepared in a pork glaze....including the chicken! I find it unethical for a restaurant not to list this on the menu. Intresting enough every other ingrediant down to the parsley was listed on the menu...but another meat wasn't? So wrong!
Also the service was quite off putting. I noticed that a lot of waiters were approaching my table but the service was not any better. Messages were lost between the waitstaff or something. I waited a long time for my drink. (So long that it prevented me from increasing their sales by getting more possible drinks) If i just saw my one waiter the whole night I would have known who to talk too.

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The restaurant has a great ambience and the food is great. If you are not so hungry then share a few of the appetizers with your frien kadayif and the sea scallops. If you are in the mood for a whole fish, I highly recommend the branzino. It is delicately flavored with rosemary and baked to perfection. Tender and juicy. Superb.

2
★★★★★

The restaurant has a great ambience and the food is great. If you are not so hungry then share a few of the appetizers with your frien kadayif and the sea scallops. If you are in the mood for a whole fish, I highly recommend the branzino. It is delicately flavored with rosemary and baked to perfection. Tender and juicy. Superb.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambience

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I've always had a great experience at Taboon. Good menu (lamb shank to die for), wine list and service. Recently, I hosted a party of 20 and the restaurant host could not have been more accomodating. Everyone had a great time and the food was very good. It is off the beaten path, but worth the trip!

2
★★★★☆

I've always had a great experience at Taboon. Good menu (lamb shank to die for), wine list and service. Recently, I hosted a party of 20 and the restaurant host could not have been more accomodating. Everyone had a great time and the food was very good. It is off the beaten path, but worth the trip!

Pros: food, service

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We visited this restaurant over the New Years Weekend and were amazed by the entire experience. We dine in the city often and this was a great find. The waitress was exceptional, the food was incredible not to mention the great atmosphere. The waitress recommended a greek wine they had just started serving and it was out of this world. We had 2 children with us and they enjoyed the place and the food as well although it would really work for a romantic dinner for 2 perfectly. Going back this weekend for my birthday.

2
★★★★★

We visited this restaurant over the New Years Weekend and were amazed by the entire experience. We dine in the city often and this was a great find. The waitress was exceptional, the food was incredible not to mention the great atmosphere. The waitress recommended a greek wine they had just started serving and it was out of this world. We had 2 children with us and they enjoyed the place and the food as well although it would really work for a romantic dinner for 2 perfectly. Going back this weekend for my birthday.

Pros: Food, Service, Atmoshphere

Cons: Not one

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I went there last night for my anniversary, and the place was unbelievable. We got there before our reservation and the seated us quickly. The atmosphere was really relaxing, the lights are dim and there are candles at every table, even the noise was quiet (there were about 25 tables in the whole place...great place for a date). The staff there is SO nice and the service is GREAT! The food was even better and the prices very reasonable...Will absolutely go back!!!

2
★★★★★

I went there last night for my anniversary, and the place was unbelievable. We got there before our reservation and the seated us quickly. The atmosphere was really relaxing, the lights are dim and there are candles at every table, even the noise was quiet (there were about 25 tables in the whole place...great place for a date). The staff there is SO nice and the service is GREAT! The food was even better and the prices very reasonable...Will absolutely go back!!!

Pros: Service, Food, Atmosphere

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This unpretentious restaurant with quality food to rival the best in the City gave us a wonderful evening. Service was outstanding. Our waitress was most helpful with suggestions from the unique menu. The flatbread was warm, flavorful and a specialty of this restaurant. The tables were set so that you were not squeezed next to your neighbor. From appetizers through dessert--everything was "more than expected"--a meal we are still talking about.

2
★★★★★

This unpretentious restaurant with quality food to rival the best in the City gave us a wonderful evening. Service was outstanding. Our waitress was most helpful with suggestions from the unique menu. The flatbread was warm, flavorful and a specialty of this restaurant. The tables were set so that you were not squeezed next to your neighbor. From appetizers through dessert--everything was "more than expected"--a meal we are still talking about.

Pros: Professional Service, Unique Food, Ambience

Cons: a bit noisey

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Been there for Brunch - food was great - atmosphere was warm and inviting. Went for dinner on a Monday - did not need a reservation - though it was quite full. Staff was very nice.... The place looks upscale from outside but has a very relxing atmosphere. There was a band on Monday night....fabulous! Spanish music......the ambiance - the music - the food made you feel like you were on vacation in Greece or Spain and made you wish you were going to the medditerranean soon. Few people got up and danced - flamenco-ish - belly-dancing - very fun atmosphere without being loud and overbearing. Food was definitely good! Romantic yet group place. Kids at brunch would work well.

2
★★★★★

Been there for Brunch - food was great - atmosphere was warm and inviting. Went for dinner on a Monday - did not need a reservation - though it was quite full. Staff was very nice.... The place looks upscale from outside but has a very relxing atmosphere. There was a band on Monday night....fabulous! Spanish music......the ambiance - the music - the food made you feel like you were on vacation in Greece or Spain and made you wish you were going to the medditerranean soon. Few people got up and danced - flamenco-ish - belly-dancing - very fun atmosphere without being loud and overbearing. Food was definitely good! Romantic yet group place. Kids at brunch would work well.

Pros: Ambiance, Food, Band on Monday night

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I had a client requesting 'Anything but STEAK' for dinner. Being a frequent business diner I was ready for something different. I had heard of Taboon and gave it a try. What a wonderful dining experience. Service was very, very good. The waitresses detailed explanation help both of us choose from the wonderful range of choices. We decided on several appetizers, the clear winner was the sardines, something I normally wouldnt have tried. The osso bucco was excellent but the chicken was outstanding. The desserts were unbelievable, each very unique. Chocolate cake was rich but worth every calorie. My companion had the Silan which was just the way to finish an excellent meal. The evening was first-rate. Service, food and ambience all were of the highest quality. I will certainly be back to try some of the things I missed this time.

2
★★★★★

I had a client requesting 'Anything but STEAK' for dinner. Being a frequent business diner I was ready for something different. I had heard of Taboon and gave it a try. What a wonderful dining experience. Service was very, very good. The waitresses detailed explanation help both of us choose from the wonderful range of choices. We decided on several appetizers, the clear winner was the sardines, something I normally wouldnt have tried. The osso bucco was excellent but the chicken was outstanding. The desserts were unbelievable, each very unique. Chocolate cake was rich but worth every calorie. My companion had the Silan which was just the way to finish an excellent meal. The evening was first-rate. Service, food and ambience all were of the highest quality. I will certainly be back to try some of the things I missed this time.

Pros: original , choices, fresh

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Great food (from mezes to desserts), quiet mellow atmosphere with great service.

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★★★★★

Great food (from mezes to desserts), quiet mellow atmosphere with great service.

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I am so happy I found this little gem right in Clinton(Hell's Kitchen). This block was so in need of an amazing restaurant and it has found it in Taboon. The white tables and walls give it a cool,relaxed,Mediterranean feel to it. The servers are very friendly, helpful and relaxed(but just the right amount, they are still attentive), you could linger at your table for hours after dinner. I went for brunch and the food was excellent. Try the Eggs benedict (not like any you have had before with a skirt steak and their amazing bread). The bread they bring to the table is sooo yummy. Fresh baked and warm, with rosemary & spices. This place gets an A+. I will definitely be back !

2
★★★★★

I am so happy I found this little gem right in Clinton(Hell's Kitchen). This block was so in need of an amazing restaurant and it has found it in Taboon. The white tables and walls give it a cool,relaxed,Mediterranean feel to it. The servers are very friendly, helpful and relaxed(but just the right amount, they are still attentive), you could linger at your table for hours after dinner. I went for brunch and the food was excellent. Try the Eggs benedict (not like any you have had before with a skirt steak and their amazing bread). The bread they bring to the table is sooo yummy. Fresh baked and warm, with rosemary & spices. This place gets an A+. I will definitely be back !

Pros: Food, atmosphere, Bread, ambience, Servers, good Parking

Cons: NONE

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We've been here many times but haven't reviewed for a while as we've gotten lazy! We went to Taboon for an early dinner (7:00 PM) on a Tuesday night with friends from Israel. The place was very busy for a Tuesday night. We were promptly seated (with reservations for four) and promptly served. Our server was wonderful and informative about dishes and wine. We shared a number of dishes and EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS! We started with the mussels and zucchini cakes...all were perfectly cooked and yummy....everyone who has ever eaten here knows the bread and hummus are infamous and delicious so make sure you get plenty of both. We had Sea Bass, Flank Steak and the Taboon Chicken...DELICIOUS and perfectly cooked...just make sure to tell them to go easy on the salt...as they tend to over -salt!! Why???...we don't know as the food is so good without it. We had the chocolate (lava) cake and Silan for dessert...amazing. This place is a must, and a gem and a find for someone who doesn't want to play into the "TOP 10 EXPENSIVE NY RESTAURANTS!" Enjoy!

2
★★★★☆

We've been here many times but haven't reviewed for a while as we've gotten lazy! We went to Taboon for an early dinner (7:00 PM) on a Tuesday night with friends from Israel. The place was very busy for a Tuesday night. We were promptly seated (with reservations for four) and promptly served. Our server was wonderful and informative about dishes and wine. We shared a number of dishes and EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS! We started with the mussels and zucchini cakes...all were perfectly cooked and yummy....everyone who has ever eaten here knows the bread and hummus are infamous and delicious so make sure you get plenty of both. We had Sea Bass, Flank Steak and the Taboon Chicken...DELICIOUS and perfectly cooked...just make sure to tell them to go easy on the salt...as they tend to over -salt!! Why???...we don't know as the food is so good without it. We had the chocolate (lava) cake and Silan for dessert...amazing. This place is a must, and a gem and a find for someone who doesn't want to play into the "TOP 10 EXPENSIVE NY RESTAURANTS!" Enjoy!

Pros: GOOD PARKING, GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE

Cons: , NONE, NONE

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Had dinner with 2 friends last week and everything we had was delicious. The mezes and bread were amazing. My friends enjoyed fish and I had the best osso bucco...everything was cooked perfectly. I have been to Taboon before and the service has improved greatly. The atmosphere is hard to explain...it is somewhat noisy -- yet electric. Everybody seems to be having a really good time.

2
★★★★★

Had dinner with 2 friends last week and everything we had was delicious. The mezes and bread were amazing. My friends enjoyed fish and I had the best osso bucco...everything was cooked perfectly. I have been to Taboon before and the service has improved greatly. The atmosphere is hard to explain...it is somewhat noisy -- yet electric. Everybody seems to be having a really good time.

Pros: Good Service, Good Wine, Good Parking

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Great Bread!
Unique flavors. A real dining treat. Interesting, tasty Middle Eastern food. I would highly recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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★★★★★

Great Bread!
Unique flavors. A real dining treat. Interesting, tasty Middle Eastern food. I would highly recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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Taboon has rapidly become one of my favorite restaurants in Hell's Kitchen. The bread is to die for, as are the wide array of meze (tapas-like appetizers). Both brunch and dinner entrees are well-prepared and delicious, and dessert (if you have room) is scrumptious. Definitely a boon to the neighborhood.

2
★★★★★

Taboon has rapidly become one of my favorite restaurants in Hell's Kitchen. The bread is to die for, as are the wide array of meze (tapas-like appetizers). Both brunch and dinner entrees are well-prepared and delicious, and dessert (if you have room) is scrumptious. Definitely a boon to the neighborhood.

Pros: unique

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A friend took me to Taboon for my birthday and it was fabulous. I had more than my fair share of what I now know is their infamous flatbread, because it was so incredibly delicious -- carbs be damned! I loved the zuccini cakes but best of all was the hanger steak special, accompanied by chick pea spaetzle. A truly unique menu and experience. I'll definitely be going back.

2
★★★★★

A friend took me to Taboon for my birthday and it was fabulous. I had more than my fair share of what I now know is their infamous flatbread, because it was so incredibly delicious -- carbs be damned! I loved the zuccini cakes but best of all was the hanger steak special, accompanied by chick pea spaetzle. A truly unique menu and experience. I'll definitely be going back.

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Visited this wonderful restaurant recently and had a marvelous evening - the food was delicious and ambience just the best, very reasonable too! Will definately be back for more!!

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★★★★★

Visited this wonderful restaurant recently and had a marvelous evening - the food was delicious and ambience just the best, very reasonable too! Will definately be back for more!!

Pros: Easy Access, Relaxed setting, Unique

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This restaurant is a gem, we visited NYC for a holiday recently and Taboon has left a lasting impression. Excellent waiting service and gorgeous food at a reasonable price, who could ask for more! It really is worth a visit. Full marks

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★★★★★

This restaurant is a gem, we visited NYC for a holiday recently and Taboon has left a lasting impression. Excellent waiting service and gorgeous food at a reasonable price, who could ask for more! It really is worth a visit. Full marks

Pros: Excellent Atmosphere, Good Service, Wonderful Bread

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Hell's Kitchen wouldn't be the first place I would think of to find an excellent restaurant but I was pleasantly surprised with Taboon. The atmosphere was suitably busy but not too busy, it felt happening without making me feel uncool and the food was exquisite.

2
★★★★★

Hell's Kitchen wouldn't be the first place I would think of to find an excellent restaurant but I was pleasantly surprised with Taboon. The atmosphere was suitably busy but not too busy, it felt happening without making me feel uncool and the food was exquisite.

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I am shocked at all the rave reviews... the bread was about the best thing at Taboon which is a shame because they had a real shot at doing something different.. there is no ambience, the appetizers were better than the main course which really isnt saying much. the ceviche had way too much lemon in it, the zucchini cakes had no taste and one had to hunt for the fillings in the caeser salad in the lettuce. the lamb kebabs were dry. we were so disappointed that we skipped on dessert. the waitress had to ask us if we wanted our food doggy-bagged since we could not finish the dry kebabs. overall a pass, you will find much better value for money in the city.

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★★☆☆☆

I am shocked at all the rave reviews... the bread was about the best thing at Taboon which is a shame because they had a real shot at doing something different.. there is no ambience, the appetizers were better than the main course which really isnt saying much. the ceviche had way too much lemon in it, the zucchini cakes had no taste and one had to hunt for the fillings in the caeser salad in the lettuce. the lamb kebabs were dry. we were so disappointed that we skipped on dessert. the waitress had to ask us if we wanted our food doggy-bagged since we could not finish the dry kebabs. overall a pass, you will find much better value for money in the city.

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I was there for dinner, and it was amazing -- the food was so well prepared and the my waiter was so helpful when I couldn't decide what to order (the oxtail stew was delicious!). But you have to pace yourself. You'll be tempted to fill up on the bread and dinner, but dessert is not to be missed. The petit fours are presented beautifully, and they're little bites of heaven. I also spotted Jacques Torres and Cindy Adams, so it's a fun place to people watch.

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★★★★★

I was there for dinner, and it was amazing -- the food was so well prepared and the my waiter was so helpful when I couldn't decide what to order (the oxtail stew was delicious!). But you have to pace yourself. You'll be tempted to fill up on the bread and dinner, but dessert is not to be missed. The petit fours are presented beautifully, and they're little bites of heaven. I also spotted Jacques Torres and Cindy Adams, so it's a fun place to people watch.

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That the food was generally decent is irrelevant, as we essentially had to beg to be served and even then everything came with a heavy dose of bad attitude. Our waitress scoffed as we asked for water, failed to bring us menus after multiple requests, and never took our drink orders (perhaps she's a teetotaler? that would explain her sneer when we meekly asked for glasses of wine). Maybe my expectations are too high, but if I'm paying north of $25 for a fish that comes whole, I don't want to be tossed an extra plate and given a curt "The chef said he won't do it" as a response to a request that it be filleted. The list goes on.

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★☆☆☆☆

That the food was generally decent is irrelevant, as we essentially had to beg to be served and even then everything came with a heavy dose of bad attitude. Our waitress scoffed as we asked for water, failed to bring us menus after multiple requests, and never took our drink orders (perhaps she's a teetotaler? that would explain her sneer when we meekly asked for glasses of wine). Maybe my expectations are too high, but if I'm paying north of $25 for a fish that comes whole, I don't want to be tossed an extra plate and given a curt "The chef said he won't do it" as a response to a request that it be filleted. The list goes on.

Pros: outweighed by cons

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Horrible service, slow and amateur. I would not go again - the meal took 3 hours! We could not make our movie on time. Food only OK, not "oh my god to die for". All in all, I will not go there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Horrible service, slow and amateur. I would not go again - the meal took 3 hours! We could not make our movie on time. Food only OK, not "oh my god to die for". All in all, I will not go there again.

Cons: , loud crowd

Editorial from

You'll dine in health at Taboon where the powerful flavors of the Mediterranean and the Middle East will dance on your tongue. Come here before a show at the theatre for a good beginning to your night.

 

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