Jour Et Nuit

★★★☆☆

About Jour Et Nuit

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Terrible place. The owner seems friendly and nice until he tries to take extra money from you. We had called him up a group of over 20 and were basically make reservations so we dont end up going there and have no room. We were assured it

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★★★★★

Terrible place. The owner seems friendly and nice until he tries to take extra money from you. We had called him up a group of over 20 and were basically make reservations so we dont end up going there and have no room. We were assured it

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My husband and I decided to try this place out for Valentines day and unfortunately we had not read all these terrible reviews I'm reading now. The place is a huge draw for the teenagers in Astoria because of the loud music and hookah which is fine though not what we were looking for. We decided to go with the vibe and try to enjoy our food. The lamb tagine and couscous got rave ratings in the few reviews I did read. I have to agree with previous reviews on this site, the meat was fine, except for the fact it was not lamb but beef, the food was flavorless and the plate was mostly filled with canned peas and potatoes, the couscous was the same, no flavor! The tagine according to the menu is supposed to come with rice, and when we questioned the waiter and chef they both denied that it should even though the menu cearly says so. The "Moroccan" bread that came with our meal was actually italian bread. Unfortunately, we had already ordered a hookah and the Moroccan tea before we discovered the terrible food, however, these two items were actually good, so we stayed and finished up and our bill still came out to 25 dollars with a 4 dollar gratuity they added themselves. Luckily there is a great Afghani place across the street and we were able to salvage our Valentines day dinner.

Overall, this place was a complete and utter disappointment food wise, but if you're a teen and you like hookah check it out.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I decided to try this place out for Valentines day and unfortunately we had not read all these terrible reviews I'm reading now. The place is a huge draw for the teenagers in Astoria because of the loud music and hookah which is fine though not what we were looking for. We decided to go with the vibe and try to enjoy our food. The lamb tagine and couscous got rave ratings in the few reviews I did read. I have to agree with previous reviews on this site, the meat was fine, except for the fact it was not lamb but beef, the food was flavorless and the plate was mostly filled with canned peas and potatoes, the couscous was the same, no flavor! The tagine according to the menu is supposed to come with rice, and when we questioned the waiter and chef they both denied that it should even though the menu cearly says so. The "Moroccan" bread that came with our meal was actually italian bread. Unfortunately, we had already ordered a hookah and the Moroccan tea before we discovered the terrible food, however, these two items were actually good, so we stayed and finished up and our bill still came out to 25 dollars with a 4 dollar gratuity they added themselves. Luckily there is a great Afghani place across the street and we were able to salvage our Valentines day dinner.

Overall, this place was a complete and utter disappointment food wise, but if you're a teen and you like hookah check it out.

Pros: morrocan tea, hookah

Cons: really uncomfortable seating, terrible food

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I worked as a waitress at Jour et Nuit a few years ago. The owner was kind enough to give me a job when I was in NYC for the summer which I was grateful for, but I quickly realized working here was a big mistake.

The owner would purposely unplug the credit card machine and make me tell customers that it was broken and they'd have to use the ATM across the street. He would also make me add a service charge onto the bill when I knew the food wasn't good and the customers were unhappy. It put me in a very awkward situation.

I never saw him mop the floors or clean the restaurant and we had to tap out the bread baskets on the sink "in case there were cockroaches in them" before putting the bread in to serve to the customers. The only thing I would eat from there is the french fries and the tea. How this place got a Zagat rating I will NEVER know.

Not to mention the fact that he hardly ever paid me for my work, in fact he still owes me money but I'm NOT going back there to get it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I worked as a waitress at Jour et Nuit a few years ago. The owner was kind enough to give me a job when I was in NYC for the summer which I was grateful for, but I quickly realized working here was a big mistake.

The owner would purposely unplug the credit card machine and make me tell customers that it was broken and they'd have to use the ATM across the street. He would also make me add a service charge onto the bill when I knew the food wasn't good and the customers were unhappy. It put me in a very awkward situation.

I never saw him mop the floors or clean the restaurant and we had to tap out the bread baskets on the sink "in case there were cockroaches in them" before putting the bread in to serve to the customers. The only thing I would eat from there is the french fries and the tea. How this place got a Zagat rating I will NEVER know.

Not to mention the fact that he hardly ever paid me for my work, in fact he still owes me money but I'm NOT going back there to get it.

Pros: none

Cons: way too many

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To start it off, when we walked into the restaurant, we didn't even receive a menu! When one of the many waiters/servers we had that night approached us and asked us if we wanted drinks and hookah, we were left with just our drinks, waiting to be attended to. After we caught the waiter's attention and asked for menus, she replied with, "Oh! I thought you guys just came in here for drinks!" Ok, so that was number 1. Number 2, when my hubby and I ordered our food, which was lamb tagine and lamb kebab, we were thinking that it was going to come with rice and Moroccan bread, as stated on the menu, but it didn't. Instead, another waiter brought us our food along with one side of french fries and not Moroccan bread, but Italian bread. Hubby didn't even get fries! I called the waiter back and explained to him that the menu said our dishes come with rice, and he said that they had no more rice, then offering couscous or french fries in its place. I said that the couscous would do. So, he brought out couscous for me, but keep in mind that hubby never received his side. So, I called him back and told him that hubby's order was supposed to come with rice and he didn't receive anything in its place. He said, "Well, the couscous was on the house, so we can't really give you another side of couscous." Why not? The couscous was supposed to replace the rice that we didn't receive. Never again. Plus, they added a "service charge" of $6, which I'm guessing was because they knew they weren't great and wouldn't have received a tip from us. The music and setting were nice, until they started to develop technical difficulties with the CD and changed it to very loud, obnoxious rap music that totally didn't fit the theme at all. On a positive note, my lamb kebab was seasoned perfectly and the lamb in the tagine was very tender, (even though there were more peas, olives, and other additives in it to bulk up the lamb tagine than actual lamb).

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★☆☆☆☆

To start it off, when we walked into the restaurant, we didn't even receive a menu! When one of the many waiters/servers we had that night approached us and asked us if we wanted drinks and hookah, we were left with just our drinks, waiting to be attended to. After we caught the waiter's attention and asked for menus, she replied with, "Oh! I thought you guys just came in here for drinks!" Ok, so that was number 1. Number 2, when my hubby and I ordered our food, which was lamb tagine and lamb kebab, we were thinking that it was going to come with rice and Moroccan bread, as stated on the menu, but it didn't. Instead, another waiter brought us our food along with one side of french fries and not Moroccan bread, but Italian bread. Hubby didn't even get fries! I called the waiter back and explained to him that the menu said our dishes come with rice, and he said that they had no more rice, then offering couscous or french fries in its place. I said that the couscous would do. So, he brought out couscous for me, but keep in mind that hubby never received his side. So, I called him back and told him that hubby's order was supposed to come with rice and he didn't receive anything in its place. He said, "Well, the couscous was on the house, so we can't really give you another side of couscous." Why not? The couscous was supposed to replace the rice that we didn't receive. Never again. Plus, they added a "service charge" of $6, which I'm guessing was because they knew they weren't great and wouldn't have received a tip from us. The music and setting were nice, until they started to develop technical difficulties with the CD and changed it to very loud, obnoxious rap music that totally didn't fit the theme at all. On a positive note, my lamb kebab was seasoned perfectly and the lamb in the tagine was very tender, (even though there were more peas, olives, and other additives in it to bulk up the lamb tagine than actual lamb).

Pros: Food is seasoned very well.

Cons: Too many to say in such a small box.

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These people have no manner,terrible service,the owner always tries toget extra cash, and the hookah isn't prepared correctly

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★☆☆☆☆

These people have no manner,terrible service,the owner always tries toget extra cash, and the hookah isn't prepared correctly

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Great atmosphere, but terrible service, and owner always rips people off with money

1
★★★☆☆

Great atmosphere, but terrible service, and owner always rips people off with money

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Stick to the Tagine and Couscous and you are going to love this place. You can also try Sheesha but i am no hookah smoker.

The Lamb Tagine is the best. Try the fish tagine too. mint tea is very good. I like their Casablanca beer too.

Couscous is great in the winter. If it is cold try the couscous. The chef is very friendly old country style. If he likes you he might even cook something special off the menu for you.

Overall. Good trip.

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★★★★★

Stick to the Tagine and Couscous and you are going to love this place. You can also try Sheesha but i am no hookah smoker.

The Lamb Tagine is the best. Try the fish tagine too. mint tea is very good. I like their Casablanca beer too.

Couscous is great in the winter. If it is cold try the couscous. The chef is very friendly old country style. If he likes you he might even cook something special off the menu for you.

Overall. Good trip.

Pros: Awesome Tagine and Couscous

Cons: Limited desserts on the menu

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My husband and I went to this restuarant for Valentines day 2009. I have never been more turned off by food or service. Ever. Even in cheap restuarants in developing countries.

Where to begin? Well, the picture shown isn't how it looks. It is dark, dingy, narrow and doesn't have those draped tents. Instead, there are black lights inserted into the floresent overhead fixtures. It was empty except for a group of four teenagers flirting and taking pictures around a hookah. A stereo was playing extremely loud techno music, the kind that would be passable at a disco, but had no place in a dining environment.
When we ordered tap water, the owner brought us glasses of water with the cloudy bubbles still in them and argued that the cloudiness indicated that his water was "no good" and that we should drink bottled water. Seriously? Anyone who lives in NYC has their tap water look like that when it comes out of the faucet. We told him that we weren't worried about the water and he sort of shrugged his shoulders like he'd warned us. Of course the water cleared up after a few seconds and tasted fine. Way to try to pad the bill.

When our food came, we couldn't eat it and believe me, I love Morrocan food. I had the vegatable tagine and my husband the lamb tagine. They were strange and tangy. The lamb was unbelievably gristly and came with canned peas. I could taste the "canned food" taste over top of the pervading flavor of over-boiled cabbage. We left them untouched.
AT this point, it was so uncomfortable, that we decided to leave. My husband walked up to the bar/open kitchen area and offered to pay. The bill was $22, my husband handed over $40. The owner returned $15. I suppose he wanted a ~10% tip for himself as he probably figuered out that we weren't going to leave it.
This place has bad food, bad service and a bad environment. Save you $22 (or $25) and eat at some place else.!

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I went to this restuarant for Valentines day 2009. I have never been more turned off by food or service. Ever. Even in cheap restuarants in developing countries.

Where to begin? Well, the picture shown isn't how it looks. It is dark, dingy, narrow and doesn't have those draped tents. Instead, there are black lights inserted into the floresent overhead fixtures. It was empty except for a group of four teenagers flirting and taking pictures around a hookah. A stereo was playing extremely loud techno music, the kind that would be passable at a disco, but had no place in a dining environment.
When we ordered tap water, the owner brought us glasses of water with the cloudy bubbles still in them and argued that the cloudiness indicated that his water was "no good" and that we should drink bottled water. Seriously? Anyone who lives in NYC has their tap water look like that when it comes out of the faucet. We told him that we weren't worried about the water and he sort of shrugged his shoulders like he'd warned us. Of course the water cleared up after a few seconds and tasted fine. Way to try to pad the bill.

When our food came, we couldn't eat it and believe me, I love Morrocan food. I had the vegatable tagine and my husband the lamb tagine. They were strange and tangy. The lamb was unbelievably gristly and came with canned peas. I could taste the "canned food" taste over top of the pervading flavor of over-boiled cabbage. We left them untouched.
AT this point, it was so uncomfortable, that we decided to leave. My husband walked up to the bar/open kitchen area and offered to pay. The bill was $22, my husband handed over $40. The owner returned $15. I suppose he wanted a ~10% tip for himself as he probably figuered out that we weren't going to leave it.
This place has bad food, bad service and a bad environment. Save you $22 (or $25) and eat at some place else.!

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My husband and I absolutely loved this restaurant. We have many Moroccan friends and are no strangers to Moroccan food. We brought our family including our 2 year old niece. so there were 7 of us. We thought the food and service were great. Don't let the bland entryway fool you.. The decor inside was artsy and authentic. We'll definitely go back often.

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★★★★★

My husband and I absolutely loved this restaurant. We have many Moroccan friends and are no strangers to Moroccan food. We brought our family including our 2 year old niece. so there were 7 of us. We thought the food and service were great. Don't let the bland entryway fool you.. The decor inside was artsy and authentic. We'll definitely go back often.

Cons: from the outside ..it doesn't look like anything special.

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O, where to begin?

Tried on basis of good reviews, should have followed instinct and left before the food arrived....

We were shown to table in nearly empty room around 8:30 on a Fri evening. Friendly waiter had difficulty understanding our requests whether given in English or French -- it could have been the loud Arabic pop music -- pointing at the menu seemed to help. Despite this, he brought a bottle of wine instead of the single glass we wanted, it took three requests of two different waiters to get water, our waiter finally brought bottles of Poland Springs (for which we were charged) although the table opposite had glasses, took still another request to get glasses to put it in. Same waiter seemed to have difficulties negotiating the furniture: he struggled twice with an empty chair at a neighboring table before banishing it to the edge of the room. Also dropped water bottle in transit.

Despite lack of custom, food took some time to arrive. My daughter had half portions of the beet and cucumber salad, and I had Pastilla/eggrolls with chicken, neither distinguished. But the tajines we ordered, fish and lamb, were nearly inedible. The lamb was gristley, served in a bland, thin sauce with canned peas and chunks of potatoes. My husband took two bites of his fish tajine before setting it aside.

Oddly, the staff, including the chef (owner?), was very solicitous, visiting the table to report being out of the soup, and asking how we liked the food. They should have had a clue when they saw our barely touched plates....my husband did not hold back his opinion when the chef asked again about the food as he was settling the bill at the front of the restaurant, to the great amusement of the waiters. A visit to the restaurant website posts "If you are not completely satisfied with our Couscous or Tajin, you don?t pay." No mention of this policy as we shelled out $43 for our 'meal'....

My advice: AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

O, where to begin?

Tried on basis of good reviews, should have followed instinct and left before the food arrived....

We were shown to table in nearly empty room around 8:30 on a Fri evening. Friendly waiter had difficulty understanding our requests whether given in English or French -- it could have been the loud Arabic pop music -- pointing at the menu seemed to help. Despite this, he brought a bottle of wine instead of the single glass we wanted, it took three requests of two different waiters to get water, our waiter finally brought bottles of Poland Springs (for which we were charged) although the table opposite had glasses, took still another request to get glasses to put it in. Same waiter seemed to have difficulties negotiating the furniture: he struggled twice with an empty chair at a neighboring table before banishing it to the edge of the room. Also dropped water bottle in transit.

Despite lack of custom, food took some time to arrive. My daughter had half portions of the beet and cucumber salad, and I had Pastilla/eggrolls with chicken, neither distinguished. But the tajines we ordered, fish and lamb, were nearly inedible. The lamb was gristley, served in a bland, thin sauce with canned peas and chunks of potatoes. My husband took two bites of his fish tajine before setting it aside.

Oddly, the staff, including the chef (owner?), was very solicitous, visiting the table to report being out of the soup, and asking how we liked the food. They should have had a clue when they saw our barely touched plates....my husband did not hold back his opinion when the chef asked again about the food as he was settling the bill at the front of the restaurant, to the great amusement of the waiters. A visit to the restaurant website posts "If you are not completely satisfied with our Couscous or Tajin, you don?t pay." No mention of this policy as we shelled out $43 for our 'meal'....

My advice: AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!

Pros: Friendly if inefficient waitstaff

Cons: Everything else

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This restaurant plays HORRIBLE music every friday and saturday night. I have been living in Astoria for 24 years and have never encountered an establishment that has absolutly NO REGARD for its neighbors. LOUD MUSIC FROM 12 AM to 3 AM?! It sounds like I have a live band in my living room, LITERALLY.

Incase you didnt know there are people that go to work on the weekends. There are also a lot of elderly people and children that are having restless nights. Please keep in mind that is is still a residential neighborhood and that people actually live in sleep within the vicinity of your restaurant. Have some common decency and common courtesy for this lovely neighborhood.

CLOSE YOUR WINDOW!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant plays HORRIBLE music every friday and saturday night. I have been living in Astoria for 24 years and have never encountered an establishment that has absolutly NO REGARD for its neighbors. LOUD MUSIC FROM 12 AM to 3 AM?! It sounds like I have a live band in my living room, LITERALLY.

Incase you didnt know there are people that go to work on the weekends. There are also a lot of elderly people and children that are having restless nights. Please keep in mind that is is still a residential neighborhood and that people actually live in sleep within the vicinity of your restaurant. Have some common decency and common courtesy for this lovely neighborhood.

CLOSE YOUR WINDOW!!!

Cons: HORRIBLE

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The owner was just plain mean and rude. I had my birthday dinner there, and he had a nasty attitude with my guests. I even reserved the place for 30 people, on making reservation he was all kool but then it was just about him getting the money.
He served only with 3 items and called it a "buffet".
Overcharged us and then even failed to come to a negotiatoin.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The owner was just plain mean and rude. I had my birthday dinner there, and he had a nasty attitude with my guests. I even reserved the place for 30 people, on making reservation he was all kool but then it was just about him getting the money.
He served only with 3 items and called it a "buffet".
Overcharged us and then even failed to come to a negotiatoin.

Pros: Nice place

Cons: The owner.

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terrible terrible service..took the owner (the only waiter as well) 20 mins to bring a can to sprite to me..then..no glass, no ice. food sucked except for the french fries (which is very hard to mess up)... refused to have everyone order thier own dishes cuz it was "too hard" to feed 20 ppl...(plz keep in mind that there was only us and and another table that already had thier food) only gave us the option of buffet style and then there was barely enough food for everyone! the owner send guest home becuz they couldnt fit at our table. the place was empty!!!

there are many places around there that are alot better food, service and wont over charge....the only good thing bout this place was that there were sofa type seats with pillows.

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★☆☆☆☆

terrible terrible service..took the owner (the only waiter as well) 20 mins to bring a can to sprite to me..then..no glass, no ice. food sucked except for the french fries (which is very hard to mess up)... refused to have everyone order thier own dishes cuz it was "too hard" to feed 20 ppl...(plz keep in mind that there was only us and and another table that already had thier food) only gave us the option of buffet style and then there was barely enough food for everyone! the owner send guest home becuz they couldnt fit at our table. the place was empty!!!

there are many places around there that are alot better food, service and wont over charge....the only good thing bout this place was that there were sofa type seats with pillows.

Pros: Seating

Cons: Everything else

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My dining companion offerred to treat me to "any restaurant you want" in Astoria for my birthday, probably thinking I'd chose our favorite. Instead, I chose a cuisine neither of us recall having tried before and we were very pleased! The food we chose was very flavorable but not overly spicey, very fresh, and had good portion sizes. The decor had us feeling we were on a mini-vacation - less than one mile from home! The service was attentive but not overbearing. The music added to the atmosphere. The prices were very reasonable. We would both definitely return. I asked about previous negative reviews on service and was told that it had to do with a prior waitress. We can't verify that but had no problem on our Sunday evening out. We were very happy and had a good time...a memorable birthday treat.

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★★★★★

My dining companion offerred to treat me to "any restaurant you want" in Astoria for my birthday, probably thinking I'd chose our favorite. Instead, I chose a cuisine neither of us recall having tried before and we were very pleased! The food we chose was very flavorable but not overly spicey, very fresh, and had good portion sizes. The decor had us feeling we were on a mini-vacation - less than one mile from home! The service was attentive but not overbearing. The music added to the atmosphere. The prices were very reasonable. We would both definitely return. I asked about previous negative reviews on service and was told that it had to do with a prior waitress. We can't verify that but had no problem on our Sunday evening out. We were very happy and had a good time...a memorable birthday treat.

Pros: Too many to list!

Cons: none at our visit

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There was music and it was a very cozy atmosphere. The wine was reasonably priced and for the someone who never had Moroccan food before, the Kafta Brochette was great. It was a unique dish. The portions, price and service were great. The hookahs were fun as well.

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★★★★★

There was music and it was a very cozy atmosphere. The wine was reasonably priced and for the someone who never had Moroccan food before, the Kafta Brochette was great. It was a unique dish. The portions, price and service were great. The hookahs were fun as well.

Pros: food, hookahs

Cons: they should have reminded me to get a mint tea, totally forgot to do that

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The food is authentic and excellent. The lamb tagine is excellent as is the fish tagine and roasted fish entree. They can improve on service though. We went on a Saturday night, and they didnt have 3 of their 5 appetizers available, weird. We will take the pate canard "Dont have it", ok the pate maison "Dont have it", ok the shrimp pastilla "Dont have it" Hmmm what do you have? "Calamari, chicken pastilla, salad sampler" Keep in mind this was a SATURDAY night! It took about 25 minutes for the waitress to take our orders, and we never got our water or anything like that. When we arrived there were 3 other tables, so its not like she was swamped. Looking back on it, she was apparently stoned (it became indisputable when she poured wine into someones beer!!!) The food is excellent, the belly dancer was good too. We finished our plates and waited literally about 30 minutes for the plates to be cleared...cmon. The hookahs are excellent too. The sheesha is fresh and they have a nice assortment of flavors. It also took the waitress another 20 minutes to calculate our tab. Definitely stoned.

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★★☆☆☆

The food is authentic and excellent. The lamb tagine is excellent as is the fish tagine and roasted fish entree. They can improve on service though. We went on a Saturday night, and they didnt have 3 of their 5 appetizers available, weird. We will take the pate canard "Dont have it", ok the pate maison "Dont have it", ok the shrimp pastilla "Dont have it" Hmmm what do you have? "Calamari, chicken pastilla, salad sampler" Keep in mind this was a SATURDAY night! It took about 25 minutes for the waitress to take our orders, and we never got our water or anything like that. When we arrived there were 3 other tables, so its not like she was swamped. Looking back on it, she was apparently stoned (it became indisputable when she poured wine into someones beer!!!) The food is excellent, the belly dancer was good too. We finished our plates and waited literally about 30 minutes for the plates to be cleared...cmon. The hookahs are excellent too. The sheesha is fresh and they have a nice assortment of flavors. It also took the waitress another 20 minutes to calculate our tab. Definitely stoned.

Pros: ambience, food, authentic grub

Cons: service service service

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We've always had the thought of finding a nice Moroccan resturant to experience on the back burner. But last night, we bought the ticket and took the ride to Astoria. In short order, we found a wonderful, warm and cozy place on Steinway Ave. Jour et Nuit is the name of the resturant. We we were greeted by a friendly host who showed us to a lovely, candle lit table. The floor is beautiful Moroccan tile and the walls are adorned with tapestries. We started things off with nice portions of salads - one called, Shakshouka, was a mix of roasted mixed peppers, tomatoes, marinated in herbs, spices, olive oil, and a light vinegar. The second was called Barba salad - a refreshing mix of chopped beets, herbs and spices in a tangy vinagrette. Next we had Chicken and Lamb Tagine and TFay Couscous. When they arrived, all were wonderfully aromatic and nicely plated. Everything was delicious and perfectly cooked. One of the best things though is that you also get excellent, home made bread to wisk around the plate and sop up all the juices - a little secret that the host and server told us about when the feast arrived. Anyway, Jour et Nuit serves up some fantastic, authentic Moroccan fare. Besure to visit when you are in Astoria. Ask for Michelle. She helped us to understand the cuisine and made us feel very much at home.

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★★★★★

We've always had the thought of finding a nice Moroccan resturant to experience on the back burner. But last night, we bought the ticket and took the ride to Astoria. In short order, we found a wonderful, warm and cozy place on Steinway Ave. Jour et Nuit is the name of the resturant. We we were greeted by a friendly host who showed us to a lovely, candle lit table. The floor is beautiful Moroccan tile and the walls are adorned with tapestries. We started things off with nice portions of salads - one called, Shakshouka, was a mix of roasted mixed peppers, tomatoes, marinated in herbs, spices, olive oil, and a light vinegar. The second was called Barba salad - a refreshing mix of chopped beets, herbs and spices in a tangy vinagrette. Next we had Chicken and Lamb Tagine and TFay Couscous. When they arrived, all were wonderfully aromatic and nicely plated. Everything was delicious and perfectly cooked. One of the best things though is that you also get excellent, home made bread to wisk around the plate and sop up all the juices - a little secret that the host and server told us about when the feast arrived. Anyway, Jour et Nuit serves up some fantastic, authentic Moroccan fare. Besure to visit when you are in Astoria. Ask for Michelle. She helped us to understand the cuisine and made us feel very much at home.

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I can't begin to say how great and authentic the cuisine is at this humble establishment. My wife and I spent time in Morocco recently, and have been on the hunt for a Real tagine and mint tea done properly. Well, we have found it. Bottom line, if you want to experience an authentic Moroccan meal, look no further. Make sure to order a Tagine as well as a few, if not All of the salads. The mint tea is a MUST! It's exactly the way they do it in Morocco. So what you waiting for??? p.s. parking in Astoria is usually a nightmare, so take the ol iron horse instead.

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★★★★★

I can't begin to say how great and authentic the cuisine is at this humble establishment. My wife and I spent time in Morocco recently, and have been on the hunt for a Real tagine and mint tea done properly. Well, we have found it. Bottom line, if you want to experience an authentic Moroccan meal, look no further. Make sure to order a Tagine as well as a few, if not All of the salads. The mint tea is a MUST! It's exactly the way they do it in Morocco. So what you waiting for??? p.s. parking in Astoria is usually a nightmare, so take the ol iron horse instead.

Pros: authentic cuisine

Cons: parking

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My wife and I came here for a romantic dinner and we had such a great time! The couscous was the best I've ever had and the tea at the end of the meal made it amazing! We are defenitely going to go and check it out another night! maybe we'll order something different, I'm sure we won't be dissapointed, and you won't either, go check it out!

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★★★★★

My wife and I came here for a romantic dinner and we had such a great time! The couscous was the best I've ever had and the tea at the end of the meal made it amazing! We are defenitely going to go and check it out another night! maybe we'll order something different, I'm sure we won't be dissapointed, and you won't either, go check it out!

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Jour et Nuit reflects a true sense of Moroccan food and presents a pleasant atmosphere. Both of which will encourage another visit. The place has a sense of simple life and basic good food with wonderful aromas and flavors. I would suggest they improve their wine offering with better prices as their basic bottles are offered at rather steep prices. But, when the meal is so reasonably priced, you can accommodate minor transgressions. Overall, if you live in Astoria you really should visit at least once. If you?re not from Astoria, it?s certainly worth stopping by.

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★★★★☆

Jour et Nuit reflects a true sense of Moroccan food and presents a pleasant atmosphere. Both of which will encourage another visit. The place has a sense of simple life and basic good food with wonderful aromas and flavors. I would suggest they improve their wine offering with better prices as their basic bottles are offered at rather steep prices. But, when the meal is so reasonably priced, you can accommodate minor transgressions. Overall, if you live in Astoria you really should visit at least once. If you?re not from Astoria, it?s certainly worth stopping by.

Pros: Food is great

Cons: Wine is lacking

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I've had a lot of Morrocan food in my life, one of my best buddies is from Morroco and eating over at her place was always a delight. When I moved to New York, it was obvious it was going to be hard to find a restaurant with food as good as my friends mother could make it. Then I walked into 'Jour et Nuit'.
The amazing smell when you walk in, the extremely nice people greeting and seating you in a space that feels warm and cosy and then when you finally picked something out of the menu (so many tasty meals to choose from) you'll be surprised how perfect your dish is.
Definately a restaurant ment for an amzing night with the one(s) you love.

2
★★★★★

I've had a lot of Morrocan food in my life, one of my best buddies is from Morroco and eating over at her place was always a delight. When I moved to New York, it was obvious it was going to be hard to find a restaurant with food as good as my friends mother could make it. Then I walked into 'Jour et Nuit'.
The amazing smell when you walk in, the extremely nice people greeting and seating you in a space that feels warm and cosy and then when you finally picked something out of the menu (so many tasty meals to choose from) you'll be surprised how perfect your dish is.
Definately a restaurant ment for an amzing night with the one(s) you love.

Pros: Food, service

Cons: location, little too far away for me

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If you are in the mood for a Morrocan date this is the place to go. We ordered the Lamb Tagine, Merguez Couscous and Combination Salad. Wow what cuisine. The tagine with Moriccan bread is out of this world. The Couscous was the right compliment on such a cold day. A secret. When you mention Citysearch the glass of wine is on the house. My date was very happy. We finished with the hot mint tea. The best meal of the year.

2
★★★★★

If you are in the mood for a Morrocan date this is the place to go. We ordered the Lamb Tagine, Merguez Couscous and Combination Salad. Wow what cuisine. The tagine with Moriccan bread is out of this world. The Couscous was the right compliment on such a cold day. A secret. When you mention Citysearch the glass of wine is on the house. My date was very happy. We finished with the hot mint tea. The best meal of the year.

Pros: Very good food. Great Morrocan

Cons: Limited wine selection

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This was perhaps the worst dining experience I have ever had; I am not trying to embellish.

First, the service is abysmal. I was there with a large party, and the waiter stopped at our table no more than once, despite their being a set service fee. In addition, the manager of the restaurant hawks this horrible, cheap wine that they sell at a ridiculous price of 30 dollars (they have three versions of it; all the same price, all the same quality) as incessantly as a pusher in Washington Square.

The decor is something of a melange between duct-taped Turkish wall decorations and cheap downtown deli. The "highlight" of the evening--the traditional Moroccon belly-dancer--had quite an, er, belly, and was accompanied by about 30 minutes of head-throbbing, rather non-Moroccon music.

In the place's defense, the food was passable. The lamb was done properly, but a bit fatty. That being said, I was suprised to find that penne and fried chicken were traditional Moroccon dishes. I will have to check wikipedia on that one.

Not a place worth making a trip to. Further, not a place worth picking over a local pizza parlor.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was perhaps the worst dining experience I have ever had; I am not trying to embellish.

First, the service is abysmal. I was there with a large party, and the waiter stopped at our table no more than once, despite their being a set service fee. In addition, the manager of the restaurant hawks this horrible, cheap wine that they sell at a ridiculous price of 30 dollars (they have three versions of it; all the same price, all the same quality) as incessantly as a pusher in Washington Square.

The decor is something of a melange between duct-taped Turkish wall decorations and cheap downtown deli. The "highlight" of the evening--the traditional Moroccon belly-dancer--had quite an, er, belly, and was accompanied by about 30 minutes of head-throbbing, rather non-Moroccon music.

In the place's defense, the food was passable. The lamb was done properly, but a bit fatty. That being said, I was suprised to find that penne and fried chicken were traditional Moroccon dishes. I will have to check wikipedia on that one.

Not a place worth making a trip to. Further, not a place worth picking over a local pizza parlor.

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Jour Et Nuit has the best Moroccan food. Their couscous and tagines are splendid. I would recommended the Combination Supreme salad for starters to share with friends. And then for an entree with lamb or seafood, or if your vegetarian, the couscous. All are really great. Then end the meal with some Moroccan tea.

What I like so much about the restaurant is that its really earthy. The decor is great with really beautiful tile work floors and tables. The chefs/owners were really nice and even garaunteed their food to be the best. You feel like your in Morocco where everyone knows everyone and the food just makes the atmosphere great. This is not your typical yuppie fakey post modern restaurants. This is the REAL stuff with REAL people who love to entertain and have a passion for food.

The restaurant is in the up and coming neighborhood of Astoria.

2
★★★★★

Jour Et Nuit has the best Moroccan food. Their couscous and tagines are splendid. I would recommended the Combination Supreme salad for starters to share with friends. And then for an entree with lamb or seafood, or if your vegetarian, the couscous. All are really great. Then end the meal with some Moroccan tea.

What I like so much about the restaurant is that its really earthy. The decor is great with really beautiful tile work floors and tables. The chefs/owners were really nice and even garaunteed their food to be the best. You feel like your in Morocco where everyone knows everyone and the food just makes the atmosphere great. This is not your typical yuppie fakey post modern restaurants. This is the REAL stuff with REAL people who love to entertain and have a passion for food.

The restaurant is in the up and coming neighborhood of Astoria.

Pros: Food, Decor, Ambiance

Cons: Not in Manhattan

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I have been to them all. Jour et Nuit's food is by far the best of any Moroccan restaurant in the City. Exquisite... sublime... authentic... can't wait to go back! Also, the prices are very reasonable.

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★★★★★

I have been to them all. Jour et Nuit's food is by far the best of any Moroccan restaurant in the City. Exquisite... sublime... authentic... can't wait to go back! Also, the prices are very reasonable.

Pros: Excellent Food, Nice people, Reasonable Prices

Cons: Not in Manhattan

 

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