Nomad

★★★★★
  • 78 2nd Ave

    New York, NY 10003

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  • 212-253-5410

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This place is lovely, open patio to the street, but not jutting out onto the sidewalk so it's peaceful and comfortable. The chicken briwats are amazing, loved both the lamb and chicken tangines and have a list of several items I want to

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★★★★★

This place is lovely, open patio to the street, but not jutting out onto the sidewalk so it's peaceful and comfortable. The chicken briwats are amazing, loved both the lamb and chicken tangines and have a list of several items I want to

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I went there for my friend's birthday party. The food was amazing, some of their meat dishes are prepared on the sweet side, like chicken briwats with almonds, sugar and cinnamon or lamb with prunes, sooo delicious. I am definately coming back for more and recommending it to anyone I know. Beautifully designed interior, moroccan lamps, cave drawings on the walls, perfect fot a romantic date. Waiting stuff was a little slow but compensated it with huge smile. I loved it, loved it, loved it.

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★★★★★

I went there for my friend's birthday party. The food was amazing, some of their meat dishes are prepared on the sweet side, like chicken briwats with almonds, sugar and cinnamon or lamb with prunes, sooo delicious. I am definately coming back for more and recommending it to anyone I know. Beautifully designed interior, moroccan lamps, cave drawings on the walls, perfect fot a romantic date. Waiting stuff was a little slow but compensated it with huge smile. I loved it, loved it, loved it.

Pros: Food, ambiance, pricing

Cons: Loud music

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I marvel at the fact I can get delicious, beautifully presented food for the price of an average meal. It was pleasant to walk into Nomad and basically escape into the North African world -- light tan walls decorated with lacy metal-worked and stained glass lights. I started with the chicken briwats which are flaky pastries filled with a sweet chicken and almond mixture. They were light, crispy and by the time I was done, I still wanted more. Also, portions are quite generous. I ordered the savory herbed calamari salad and found that it could've been a full meal if I wished. Since it was cold out, I decided to have a mint tea with the meal. It's served in a brass teapot which gets rather hot to the touch but the attentive waitress or manager was always kind enough to pick it up and refill my tea glass. I liked how they made me feel like a welcomed guess. The ambiance is relaxing too with the seductive beats of middle-eastern music in the background. Since I love cous-cous, I ordered the Cous Cous Royale for my entree. It came served in a traditional clay tangine. When the waiter took off the coned cover, I got a huge portion of cous cous with chicken, lamb and merguez sausage. The Cous Cous Royale also comes with a savory spiced red broth that you pour over the cous cous. It makes for an absolutely tasty combination. And of course, no meal is complete without wine. I saw that the wine list had Algerian, Spanish and French wines. I tried the wines and found myself to be partial to the Chateau Tellagh, an Algerian red wine from the Medea region. All in all, I was really pleased with the food and the pricing.

2
★★★★★

I marvel at the fact I can get delicious, beautifully presented food for the price of an average meal. It was pleasant to walk into Nomad and basically escape into the North African world -- light tan walls decorated with lacy metal-worked and stained glass lights. I started with the chicken briwats which are flaky pastries filled with a sweet chicken and almond mixture. They were light, crispy and by the time I was done, I still wanted more. Also, portions are quite generous. I ordered the savory herbed calamari salad and found that it could've been a full meal if I wished. Since it was cold out, I decided to have a mint tea with the meal. It's served in a brass teapot which gets rather hot to the touch but the attentive waitress or manager was always kind enough to pick it up and refill my tea glass. I liked how they made me feel like a welcomed guess. The ambiance is relaxing too with the seductive beats of middle-eastern music in the background. Since I love cous-cous, I ordered the Cous Cous Royale for my entree. It came served in a traditional clay tangine. When the waiter took off the coned cover, I got a huge portion of cous cous with chicken, lamb and merguez sausage. The Cous Cous Royale also comes with a savory spiced red broth that you pour over the cous cous. It makes for an absolutely tasty combination. And of course, no meal is complete without wine. I saw that the wine list had Algerian, Spanish and French wines. I tried the wines and found myself to be partial to the Chateau Tellagh, an Algerian red wine from the Medea region. All in all, I was really pleased with the food and the pricing.

Pros: Food, service

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this place is a very very good place h recommend this place is a very very good place h recommend
this place is a very very good place h recommend

2
★★★★★

this place is a very very good place h recommend this place is a very very good place h recommend
this place is a very very good place h recommend

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We wanted to try something a little different so after scouring the net for ideas Nomad looked pretty good. We arrived at the restaurant at 8pm and were immediately welcomed and given a choice of tables. Our waitress (sorry I've forgotten her name) was lovely!! She was friendly, polite, knowledgeable, attentive and provided the best service I've had anywhere!! Pretty much everything on the menu looked great. Our waitress made a few recommendations and answered our questions.. For starters we had a sausage stew and prawns with chickpea cakes. Both were delicious but WOW the prawns were spectacular!!! I had the Lamb Tajine for main.. it was so tasty!! The meat was tender and the prunes and almonds in the stew were really delicious! My fiancee had the couscous royale which was also nice.. but not quite a nice as mine!! We were really full after all that food so for dessert we opted to share the biscuit platter and have coffee. The biscuit platter was a really nice end to a fabulous meal! They were all sweet without being too sweet and were light enough that they didn't leave us feeling over-stuffed!!! The restaurant its self was really cute.. The decor was in theme and the bathroom was very clean and tidy.
Overall we had a great experience!! Highly recommended!

2
★★★★★

We wanted to try something a little different so after scouring the net for ideas Nomad looked pretty good. We arrived at the restaurant at 8pm and were immediately welcomed and given a choice of tables. Our waitress (sorry I've forgotten her name) was lovely!! She was friendly, polite, knowledgeable, attentive and provided the best service I've had anywhere!! Pretty much everything on the menu looked great. Our waitress made a few recommendations and answered our questions.. For starters we had a sausage stew and prawns with chickpea cakes. Both were delicious but WOW the prawns were spectacular!!! I had the Lamb Tajine for main.. it was so tasty!! The meat was tender and the prunes and almonds in the stew were really delicious! My fiancee had the couscous royale which was also nice.. but not quite a nice as mine!! We were really full after all that food so for dessert we opted to share the biscuit platter and have coffee. The biscuit platter was a really nice end to a fabulous meal! They were all sweet without being too sweet and were light enough that they didn't leave us feeling over-stuffed!!! The restaurant its self was really cute.. The decor was in theme and the bathroom was very clean and tidy.
Overall we had a great experience!! Highly recommended!

Pros: The service was EXCELLENT and the food amazing!

Cons: There is only one unisex toilet

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A very romantic atmosphere on Valentine's Day, with African music and suffused lights. Good service and delicious traditional north African food. But pretty expensive for the range $21-$30.

2
★★★★☆

A very romantic atmosphere on Valentine's Day, with African music and suffused lights. Good service and delicious traditional north African food. But pretty expensive for the range $21-$30.

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Get the merguez. We ordered it three times over two hours. Then someone suggested a merguez frites, and they put it on the menu like the next day! So they're open to suggestions. The lamb shank melts in your mouth. The seafood is passable. The service is great. The cutest bathroom and lighting, possibly, in the East village. There are like, cave drawings of bulls on the walls in the main room. OH, don't forget to try the traditional North African cookie platter. The chocolate covered one is my favorite. Finally, the tea service is great, whereas the bread is rather boring

2
★★★★☆

Get the merguez. We ordered it three times over two hours. Then someone suggested a merguez frites, and they put it on the menu like the next day! So they're open to suggestions. The lamb shank melts in your mouth. The seafood is passable. The service is great. The cutest bathroom and lighting, possibly, in the East village. There are like, cave drawings of bulls on the walls in the main room. OH, don't forget to try the traditional North African cookie platter. The chocolate covered one is my favorite. Finally, the tea service is great, whereas the bread is rather boring

Pros: How many times do you and your friends get to go out for African food? Very classy staff.

Cons: Boring bread service

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Once back from Paris - home to amazing Moroccan, Tunisian and Algerian food- my boyfriend and I had a craving for North African cuisine in New York. I couldn't be happier that we made our way to Nomad where we experienced better food than Paris' Latin quarter. Best dishes to complete the experience are the Chicken Briwats, Lamb Boureks, Merguez, and the Lamb and Prune Tajine. Go for the Tunisian bread & cookies for dessert. Their prices are so low you can over indulge with extra food and wine.

I'm definitely returning with a large group of friends.

2
★★★★★

Once back from Paris - home to amazing Moroccan, Tunisian and Algerian food- my boyfriend and I had a craving for North African cuisine in New York. I couldn't be happier that we made our way to Nomad where we experienced better food than Paris' Latin quarter. Best dishes to complete the experience are the Chicken Briwats, Lamb Boureks, Merguez, and the Lamb and Prune Tajine. Go for the Tunisian bread & cookies for dessert. Their prices are so low you can over indulge with extra food and wine.

I'm definitely returning with a large group of friends.

Pros: Great value and delicous food

Cons: No hard alcohol

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The restaurant was very cozy and pleasant, service unobtrusive and helpful. The food, with a low-to-average price tag had much higher aspirations. Unfortunately, it only succeeded in a handful of dishes, which was strange since the ideas and flavors seemed to be there. One of the best dishes was the peasant, hearty lamb merquez appetizer with egg and vegetables. The lamb was a bit crunchy, sauce a bit spicy and the eggs pleasantly silky. Shrimp with saffron and cilantro cakes, a more sophisticated dish, was also very good, if not the best of what I've tried. Unfortunately it arrived at the table much too cold. But it still tasted great. The octopus appetizer wouldn't be bad if there were more then 4 small pieces of (tender and smoky) octopus and less of everything else (oranges/fennel/sauce were a mess). Red Pepper soup of the day badly needed some nutmeg or any other infusion of flavor. Eggplant salad was just plain bland, the cherry tomatoes served were more savory then the salad itself. Lamb couscous wasn't bad, the lamb shank was juicy and nicely cooked, but again, not enough salt. Berber sauce was also very underseasoned and too soupy. But the biggest disappointment was the much recommended Seafood Bastilla..I've had enough of those, from New York to Granada, but never had one that was this tiny (appetizer sizes are usually bigger). and unappetizing. The dough was overfried, the seafood inside -dry and lacking spices. And that was kind of upsetting because if not for that dish I'd consider giving Nomad a second try.

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★★★☆☆

The restaurant was very cozy and pleasant, service unobtrusive and helpful. The food, with a low-to-average price tag had much higher aspirations. Unfortunately, it only succeeded in a handful of dishes, which was strange since the ideas and flavors seemed to be there. One of the best dishes was the peasant, hearty lamb merquez appetizer with egg and vegetables. The lamb was a bit crunchy, sauce a bit spicy and the eggs pleasantly silky. Shrimp with saffron and cilantro cakes, a more sophisticated dish, was also very good, if not the best of what I've tried. Unfortunately it arrived at the table much too cold. But it still tasted great. The octopus appetizer wouldn't be bad if there were more then 4 small pieces of (tender and smoky) octopus and less of everything else (oranges/fennel/sauce were a mess). Red Pepper soup of the day badly needed some nutmeg or any other infusion of flavor. Eggplant salad was just plain bland, the cherry tomatoes served were more savory then the salad itself. Lamb couscous wasn't bad, the lamb shank was juicy and nicely cooked, but again, not enough salt. Berber sauce was also very underseasoned and too soupy. But the biggest disappointment was the much recommended Seafood Bastilla..I've had enough of those, from New York to Granada, but never had one that was this tiny (appetizer sizes are usually bigger). and unappetizing. The dough was overfried, the seafood inside -dry and lacking spices. And that was kind of upsetting because if not for that dish I'd consider giving Nomad a second try.

Pros: Good appetizers, very pleasant service and ambience

Cons: Entrees mostly bland

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Went to Nomad w/a friend a few days ago for an early dinner (they aren't open for lunch). Sat in the private patio out back. This was my first exposure to North African cuisines. I had an assortment of appetizers - chicken briouats, lamb boureks, Moroccan crab cakes, and saffron grilled shrimp w/dime-sized chickpea cakes. Ea dish was beautifully plated, and the food was flavorful w/o being overwhelming. Definitely appetizer-sized portions food and plenty for me. My dining partner had salad mechouia and chicken and olive tajine which came topped w/what looked like slightly batter-dipped French fries. He enjoyed his meal as well. We both had the chocolate mousse for dessert. It had lots of tiny holes w/a surprisingly rich flavor. I ended the meal w/delicious mint tea. Nomad offers a small wine list w/choices by the glass and by the bottle. For an empty restaurant, the svc was a bit slow but very attentive when wait-staff were present. Our waitress, Nassera, was very helpful in explaining the different dishes and their countries of origin. Prices were reasonable and portions were normal (not too much; not too little). I highly recommend this restaurant and will return soon.

2
★★★★☆

Went to Nomad w/a friend a few days ago for an early dinner (they aren't open for lunch). Sat in the private patio out back. This was my first exposure to North African cuisines. I had an assortment of appetizers - chicken briouats, lamb boureks, Moroccan crab cakes, and saffron grilled shrimp w/dime-sized chickpea cakes. Ea dish was beautifully plated, and the food was flavorful w/o being overwhelming. Definitely appetizer-sized portions food and plenty for me. My dining partner had salad mechouia and chicken and olive tajine which came topped w/what looked like slightly batter-dipped French fries. He enjoyed his meal as well. We both had the chocolate mousse for dessert. It had lots of tiny holes w/a surprisingly rich flavor. I ended the meal w/delicious mint tea. Nomad offers a small wine list w/choices by the glass and by the bottle. For an empty restaurant, the svc was a bit slow but very attentive when wait-staff were present. Our waitress, Nassera, was very helpful in explaining the different dishes and their countries of origin. Prices were reasonable and portions were normal (not too much; not too little). I highly recommend this restaurant and will return soon.

Pros: Every dish was delicious and well-presented

Cons: Svc was a bit slow at times

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My friend and I went to Nomad for her 21st birthday and I thought we made a really good choice. Everyone was smiling, the staff was happy so we were happy, the owner was there working with his staff and was a very nice down to earth guy. The food was great and is something that you don't eat too often, making you wanting to tell people about it. Not too expensive for a good dinner, in fact the bill came up lower than i thought i would've been. The atmosphere alone is a winner for the place, makes you feel like you're really in North Africa.

2
★★★★★

My friend and I went to Nomad for her 21st birthday and I thought we made a really good choice. Everyone was smiling, the staff was happy so we were happy, the owner was there working with his staff and was a very nice down to earth guy. The food was great and is something that you don't eat too often, making you wanting to tell people about it. Not too expensive for a good dinner, in fact the bill came up lower than i thought i would've been. The atmosphere alone is a winner for the place, makes you feel like you're really in North Africa.

Pros: Ambience, Food, Service

Cons: a little wait time for food

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My husband took me to Nomad for my birthday a couple of weeks ago and it was absolutely perfect. We started with the grilled octopus and Moroccan crab cakes. Both were delicious, particularly the octopus, which was tender yet firm and not chewy at all.

For dinner, I had the chicken tajine while my husband tried the couscous royale. Both were very good and flavorful, although next time I will probably try something a little more adventurous. Our waitress, whose name I've regrettably forgotten, was very knowledgeable about wine and was able to help us pair our food with some lovely little wines.

I won't ruin the surprise regarding what happens if you tell them it's your birthday, but let's just say it's quite novel and fun.

All in all, Nomad is a romantic place with interesting food and a welcoming, funky vibe. I do think the owners could be a bit more daring with their choices of decor and music, but that's probably just a personal preference on my part and doesn't detract from the experience whatsoever.

2
★★★★★

My husband took me to Nomad for my birthday a couple of weeks ago and it was absolutely perfect. We started with the grilled octopus and Moroccan crab cakes. Both were delicious, particularly the octopus, which was tender yet firm and not chewy at all.

For dinner, I had the chicken tajine while my husband tried the couscous royale. Both were very good and flavorful, although next time I will probably try something a little more adventurous. Our waitress, whose name I've regrettably forgotten, was very knowledgeable about wine and was able to help us pair our food with some lovely little wines.

I won't ruin the surprise regarding what happens if you tell them it's your birthday, but let's just say it's quite novel and fun.

All in all, Nomad is a romantic place with interesting food and a welcoming, funky vibe. I do think the owners could be a bit more daring with their choices of decor and music, but that's probably just a personal preference on my part and doesn't detract from the experience whatsoever.

Pros: Food, service, wine

Cons: Decor and music could be more authentic

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Two friends and I ventured out on a frigid February night , looking for some warmth. And warmth we found aplenty in this cozy restaurant of the East village. We settled for a night of sharing, my friends selecting from the menu, while I opted for items recommended by a courteous and attentive waiter. The Algiers salad with the pomegrenate dresssing and the tunisian briwetts were succulent, yet no match for the Harira, a Moroccan soup to which I added a generous spoonful of spicy harissa to help me face the below freezing temperatures outside. A friend went for the pastilla, a flaky chicken-filled pastry, the other for a vegetarian couscous, while I chose the grilled bronzini that was a special that night. We decided to add a "French touch" to this North African tour by selecting a cotes du Rhone recommended by the owner himself (who said red wine could not accompany fish?) We were so sated that we forewent the dessert and settled for the aromatic mint tea. I imagine the homebaked bread that the waiter kept on bringing had something to do with it. I do not know about the quality of service on the week-end, so I would highly recommend "Nomad" on a weekday.

2
★★★★★

Two friends and I ventured out on a frigid February night , looking for some warmth. And warmth we found aplenty in this cozy restaurant of the East village. We settled for a night of sharing, my friends selecting from the menu, while I opted for items recommended by a courteous and attentive waiter. The Algiers salad with the pomegrenate dresssing and the tunisian briwetts were succulent, yet no match for the Harira, a Moroccan soup to which I added a generous spoonful of spicy harissa to help me face the below freezing temperatures outside. A friend went for the pastilla, a flaky chicken-filled pastry, the other for a vegetarian couscous, while I chose the grilled bronzini that was a special that night. We decided to add a "French touch" to this North African tour by selecting a cotes du Rhone recommended by the owner himself (who said red wine could not accompany fish?) We were so sated that we forewent the dessert and settled for the aromatic mint tea. I imagine the homebaked bread that the waiter kept on bringing had something to do with it. I do not know about the quality of service on the week-end, so I would highly recommend "Nomad" on a weekday.

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Went on a quiet evening and fairly early, so they were pretty empty at the time. Our waiter, who I believe was the owner, spent so much time with us going over the menu. My dining companion has certain food allergies and he worked with us to order the perfect dishes for her diet. He spoke at length about the wines he purchases - small vineyards, very difficult to come by in the US and gave us large samples of pretty much every wine he had to offer. I think in the end we had the equivalent of two full glasses of free wine. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience - the food, wine and atmosphere. It was the kind of experience that makes you want to spend as much money as possible in their establishment.

2
★★★★★

Went on a quiet evening and fairly early, so they were pretty empty at the time. Our waiter, who I believe was the owner, spent so much time with us going over the menu. My dining companion has certain food allergies and he worked with us to order the perfect dishes for her diet. He spoke at length about the wines he purchases - small vineyards, very difficult to come by in the US and gave us large samples of pretty much every wine he had to offer. I think in the end we had the equivalent of two full glasses of free wine. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience - the food, wine and atmosphere. It was the kind of experience that makes you want to spend as much money as possible in their establishment.

Pros: Wine, Service

Cons: None

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This place is amazing--I can't wait to go back! Everyone in my party agreed that the food was very delicious and we ordered quite a variety from the appetizers & entrees. I don't think you can go wrong by coming here. The staff & management very friendly and attentive.

Insider's tip: Say it's your birthday and see what happens..

2
★★★★★

This place is amazing--I can't wait to go back! Everyone in my party agreed that the food was very delicious and we ordered quite a variety from the appetizers & entrees. I don't think you can go wrong by coming here. The staff & management very friendly and attentive.

Insider's tip: Say it's your birthday and see what happens..

Pros: Ambience, Service, Food

Cons: If someone near you orders seafood

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If you want to relax and enjoy a great meal, this is a wonderful place to do it. Service was gracious, friendly, and didn't rush us. Food is refreshingly well-prepared(especially octopus appetizer) and prices very fair. My only suggestion is that the food and the music could be a bit bolder with the North African flavors and flair. (Didn't know they had harissa until some Moroccans came in and ordered it!) Outside garden is also really pleasant.

2
★★★★☆

If you want to relax and enjoy a great meal, this is a wonderful place to do it. Service was gracious, friendly, and didn't rush us. Food is refreshingly well-prepared(especially octopus appetizer) and prices very fair. My only suggestion is that the food and the music could be a bit bolder with the North African flavors and flair. (Didn't know they had harissa until some Moroccans came in and ordered it!) Outside garden is also really pleasant.

Pros: garden, appetizers, service

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Went with friends after hearing raves about the tajines- which did not disappoint at all! The room is nicely decorated without being too kitschy and overwhelming while the service is breezy and unobtrusive. Had the sausages, which were surprisingly soft and chewy and then the tajine royale which comes with a generous heap of vegetables. Whether its true or not, had the feeling of eating a healthier version of the typical tangine and both the meat and the veggies were fresh and filling. The prices are decent for the neighborhood and low considering the amount of food. Didn't have any, but the wine list also features a few Middle Eastern bottles. Had gallons of Algerian and Lebanese wine while living in Paris, so will definitely try one next time. Only complaint: the sign outside said the garden was open yet we were told it wasn't.

2
★★★★★

Went with friends after hearing raves about the tajines- which did not disappoint at all! The room is nicely decorated without being too kitschy and overwhelming while the service is breezy and unobtrusive. Had the sausages, which were surprisingly soft and chewy and then the tajine royale which comes with a generous heap of vegetables. Whether its true or not, had the feeling of eating a healthier version of the typical tangine and both the meat and the veggies were fresh and filling. The prices are decent for the neighborhood and low considering the amount of food. Didn't have any, but the wine list also features a few Middle Eastern bottles. Had gallons of Algerian and Lebanese wine while living in Paris, so will definitely try one next time. Only complaint: the sign outside said the garden was open yet we were told it wasn't.

Pros: fresh and healthy food, good prices, nice decor

Cons: what happned to the outdoor garden?!

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four friends and i came here on friday night. we had a 9pm reservation, though we probably didnt need it since the restaurant wasnt packed. the place is dimly-lit i had trouble reading the menus, even though the overall ambience is quite romantic. the staff were very nice. one of them came over to specially recommend a bottle of white wine ($25) to go with our meal.

my bf & i decided to split the brik ($8) since we had read good reviews about it. we werent disappointed by the layers of hot flakey phyllo dough that surrounded the saucy center of fish, chicken, and vegetables. it was a very good start to our meal.

for entrees, we opted to split the olive & chicken tajine ($16) and the couscous royal ($16). the tajine was very flavourful, though verging on too salty. the meat was slowly simmered fell right off the bone. it came with a generous helping of slow-cooked carrots and green olives. the couscous came piled with lamb sausage & vegetables. it also came with a side of what i thought was a broth-like tomato based-sauce with hunks of lamb & stewed chicken. it was really good and really filling.

though stuffed, we found room to split two of their desserts the rosewater creme brulee and some almond nougat frozen dessert. the first was very sweet, but it had a satisfying crispy sugar shell. the second dessert seemed to me like snickers semifreddo but without the chocolate swirls of caramel in nougat flavoured ice cream. both desserts were really good. we washed our desserts with mint tea which i didnt like it was sweet and tasted like mouthwash.

overall, my first foray into north african cuisine was a success. ill definitely be back for more.

2
★★★★★

four friends and i came here on friday night. we had a 9pm reservation, though we probably didnt need it since the restaurant wasnt packed. the place is dimly-lit i had trouble reading the menus, even though the overall ambience is quite romantic. the staff were very nice. one of them came over to specially recommend a bottle of white wine ($25) to go with our meal.

my bf & i decided to split the brik ($8) since we had read good reviews about it. we werent disappointed by the layers of hot flakey phyllo dough that surrounded the saucy center of fish, chicken, and vegetables. it was a very good start to our meal.

for entrees, we opted to split the olive & chicken tajine ($16) and the couscous royal ($16). the tajine was very flavourful, though verging on too salty. the meat was slowly simmered fell right off the bone. it came with a generous helping of slow-cooked carrots and green olives. the couscous came piled with lamb sausage & vegetables. it also came with a side of what i thought was a broth-like tomato based-sauce with hunks of lamb & stewed chicken. it was really good and really filling.

though stuffed, we found room to split two of their desserts the rosewater creme brulee and some almond nougat frozen dessert. the first was very sweet, but it had a satisfying crispy sugar shell. the second dessert seemed to me like snickers semifreddo but without the chocolate swirls of caramel in nougat flavoured ice cream. both desserts were really good. we washed our desserts with mint tea which i didnt like it was sweet and tasted like mouthwash.

overall, my first foray into north african cuisine was a success. ill definitely be back for more.

Pros: flavourful food, inexpensive prices, large portions

Cons: dim lighting

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Went to Nomad last night with a friend, based partly on the reviews here, and mostly because I live nearby and it looks like a nice place.

I thought it was a little odd that we weren't offered a seat in the garden area, since I overheard the staff say about a hundred times that it had just been opened; but the back room, where we were, is perfectly nice, if a bit dark (as in, REALLY dark).

My friend got the chicken and olive tagine, and I ordered the couscous royale. Both were really good, tons of food, but my couscous was a touch bland. A bottle of Cote du Rhone was $25. Service is pleasant but a little scattered.

Overall, a nice addition to the neighborhood. It seems like they may still be finding their groove, I'll definitely go back in a month or so and try again.

2
★★★★☆

Went to Nomad last night with a friend, based partly on the reviews here, and mostly because I live nearby and it looks like a nice place.

I thought it was a little odd that we weren't offered a seat in the garden area, since I overheard the staff say about a hundred times that it had just been opened; but the back room, where we were, is perfectly nice, if a bit dark (as in, REALLY dark).

My friend got the chicken and olive tagine, and I ordered the couscous royale. Both were really good, tons of food, but my couscous was a touch bland. A bottle of Cote du Rhone was $25. Service is pleasant but a little scattered.

Overall, a nice addition to the neighborhood. It seems like they may still be finding their groove, I'll definitely go back in a month or so and try again.

Pros: good prices, pretty good food, great decor

Cons: room a little dark

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I hoped that the high rating meant I might get a good vegetarian meal there despite it being a meat and seafood place. The meat dishes looked well prepared and my friends enjoyed the lamb and prune tagine.

The two vegetarian dishes on the menu were just an afterthought--why did they even bother? The only vegetarian starter foul, made with fava beans, was pile of old, leathery beans and not the lovely, oil drenched dish with fresh herbs I'd had elsewhere.
The vegetarian cousous was big chunks of boiled vegetables on some couscous with a broth-like sauce on the side--why not cook the veg in broth to add flavor? It was bland and uninspired and reminded me of cafeteria food. I won't be back.

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★★☆☆☆

I hoped that the high rating meant I might get a good vegetarian meal there despite it being a meat and seafood place. The meat dishes looked well prepared and my friends enjoyed the lamb and prune tagine.

The two vegetarian dishes on the menu were just an afterthought--why did they even bother? The only vegetarian starter foul, made with fava beans, was pile of old, leathery beans and not the lovely, oil drenched dish with fresh herbs I'd had elsewhere.
The vegetarian cousous was big chunks of boiled vegetables on some couscous with a broth-like sauce on the side--why not cook the veg in broth to add flavor? It was bland and uninspired and reminded me of cafeteria food. I won't be back.

Pros: great meat dishes

Cons: terrible for veg dish

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I went to Nomad with some girlfriends and had such a nice time! The decor is beautiful and very authentic. The front windows open so on a nice day like when we went, you can get a nice breeze. Also, I hear the garden area in back of the restuarant will be opening soon, even better. The service was so friendly and accomodating, if you have trouble deciding what to order, just ask for a suggestion they are happy to help. You really can't go wrong with that menu, anything you order will be tasty. I had the Algerian Salad and crab cakes as appetizers, both were delish. The Chicken tangine was great, as are al lthe tangine choices. If you leave enough room for dessert you have to get the creme brulee, it is amazing. All in all a good time, I am looking forward to going again.

2
★★★★★

I went to Nomad with some girlfriends and had such a nice time! The decor is beautiful and very authentic. The front windows open so on a nice day like when we went, you can get a nice breeze. Also, I hear the garden area in back of the restuarant will be opening soon, even better. The service was so friendly and accomodating, if you have trouble deciding what to order, just ask for a suggestion they are happy to help. You really can't go wrong with that menu, anything you order will be tasty. I had the Algerian Salad and crab cakes as appetizers, both were delish. The Chicken tangine was great, as are al lthe tangine choices. If you leave enough room for dessert you have to get the creme brulee, it is amazing. All in all a good time, I am looking forward to going again.

Pros: Inexpensive, great atmosphere

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This is an amazing restaurant. The food is excellent with dishes from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia. The frech touch to the dishes makes them truly exquisite while still suthentic North African dishes. The merguez dish is mouth-watering (ask for Fries with it). Many tajine dishes and couscous entrees are also on the menu. Morrocan pastillas are also a big hit. I can go on and on.
Deserts are also a big hit: enjoy the warm profiterolles with caramel. Don't forget to enjoy it with a traditional morrocan mint tea.
Apetiziers are also as diverse as the North African cuisines, from hot to cold, mild to spicy but always delicious: try the Algiers salad.
Probably the first North African restaurant in the city with true authentic dishes.
One word for the decor: Wow! An enchanting arabic decor with a cozy warm atmosphere that would spellbind your senses.

2
★★★★★

This is an amazing restaurant. The food is excellent with dishes from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia. The frech touch to the dishes makes them truly exquisite while still suthentic North African dishes. The merguez dish is mouth-watering (ask for Fries with it). Many tajine dishes and couscous entrees are also on the menu. Morrocan pastillas are also a big hit. I can go on and on.
Deserts are also a big hit: enjoy the warm profiterolles with caramel. Don't forget to enjoy it with a traditional morrocan mint tea.
Apetiziers are also as diverse as the North African cuisines, from hot to cold, mild to spicy but always delicious: try the Algiers salad.
Probably the first North African restaurant in the city with true authentic dishes.
One word for the decor: Wow! An enchanting arabic decor with a cozy warm atmosphere that would spellbind your senses.

Pros: Food, Decor, Staff

Cons: None

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The soup of the day was a watery, mild tasting puree with no solid contents. The green salad just ok. The vege couscous was ample but slightly bland. The kuba -- 4 round beef patties strongly spiced with cumin and chile. A little too strong for me; my friend found it fine. It came with a pepper ratatouille and some saffron (?) rice -- the latter being a little too soft and sticky and overly spiced for my taste. The best dish by far was my prune and almond lamb tajine, a lamb shank with velvety, mellow gravy, ample crunchy almonds and some prunes (which, while tender, could have been a bit more cooked). It was complemented best by the fine semolina bread that they served. For desert we shared the prix fixe desserts: an ample decent, not sweet, creme caramel (flan) and profiteroles.

2
★★★★☆

The soup of the day was a watery, mild tasting puree with no solid contents. The green salad just ok. The vege couscous was ample but slightly bland. The kuba -- 4 round beef patties strongly spiced with cumin and chile. A little too strong for me; my friend found it fine. It came with a pepper ratatouille and some saffron (?) rice -- the latter being a little too soft and sticky and overly spiced for my taste. The best dish by far was my prune and almond lamb tajine, a lamb shank with velvety, mellow gravy, ample crunchy almonds and some prunes (which, while tender, could have been a bit more cooked). It was complemented best by the fine semolina bread that they served. For desert we shared the prix fixe desserts: an ample decent, not sweet, creme caramel (flan) and profiteroles.

Pros: decent food, nice atmosphere

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My wife and I tried out Nomad when it opened. We were impressed by the whole dining experience, we have been back twice and on both occasions had a great time.
My favorite dish thus far is the saffron shrimp appetizer and for the entree I definitely recommend the seafood or chicken pastilla as-well as the lamb and prune tajine.
Nice ambience, beautiful decor and a great addition to the neighbourhood.

2
★★★★★

My wife and I tried out Nomad when it opened. We were impressed by the whole dining experience, we have been back twice and on both occasions had a great time.
My favorite dish thus far is the saffron shrimp appetizer and for the entree I definitely recommend the seafood or chicken pastilla as-well as the lamb and prune tajine.
Nice ambience, beautiful decor and a great addition to the neighbourhood.

Pros: consistent, inexpensive, great wine

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The first thing that comes to mind when entering Nomad is the atmosphere, one can see that a lot of effort and imagination was put in building the personality of this restaurant, from the music to the decor to the many North African art items that dress this magnificent establishment. The food is divine great presentation and the verity of dishes is to everyones liking. We tried the Mergez Moroccan sausage and the wonderful Cousous that came in 2 choices meat combination and vegetarian all of witch were delicious and goes great with a very well put together wine list. The backroom is cozy great for parties and intimate dates. The service is very helpful and polite. Overall, the place is everything you would expect from a big name restaurant at a very reasonable price. I enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to everyone.

2
★★★★★

The first thing that comes to mind when entering Nomad is the atmosphere, one can see that a lot of effort and imagination was put in building the personality of this restaurant, from the music to the decor to the many North African art items that dress this magnificent establishment. The food is divine great presentation and the verity of dishes is to everyones liking. We tried the Mergez Moroccan sausage and the wonderful Cousous that came in 2 choices meat combination and vegetarian all of witch were delicious and goes great with a very well put together wine list. The backroom is cozy great for parties and intimate dates. The service is very helpful and polite. Overall, the place is everything you would expect from a big name restaurant at a very reasonable price. I enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to everyone.

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From the intimate and romantic back room to the actual bathroom this place has captured a real North African setting with immaculate detail! The wine list is impressive and the food is absolutely divine, I highly recommend the chicken in philo pastry appetizer although I have not tried anything that I did not adore! From the outside you can't tell how much this place has to offer so I urge you to take a peak and it helps that the wait staff is easy on the eyes :-)

2
★★★★★

From the intimate and romantic back room to the actual bathroom this place has captured a real North African setting with immaculate detail! The wine list is impressive and the food is absolutely divine, I highly recommend the chicken in philo pastry appetizer although I have not tried anything that I did not adore! From the outside you can't tell how much this place has to offer so I urge you to take a peak and it helps that the wait staff is easy on the eyes :-)

Pros: Food/Wine, Ambiance, Service

Cons: No Liquor

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I went opening weekend and due to all the hype...the place was packed. Terribly loud and a little too dark...the food however was terrific, and the service was warm and friendly,knowledgeable, and efficient. Great wine list--- really more French than North African and very fairly priced. Skip dessert, not very imaginative.

2
★★★★★

I went opening weekend and due to all the hype...the place was packed. Terribly loud and a little too dark...the food however was terrific, and the service was warm and friendly,knowledgeable, and efficient. Great wine list--- really more French than North African and very fairly priced. Skip dessert, not very imaginative.

Pros: authentic, fairly priced, service

Cons: loud, dark

 

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