Tanoreen

★★★★☆
  • 7523 3rd Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11209

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  • 718-748-5600

About Tanoreen

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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I am so glad they moved to a nicer and bigger location. Now this place has really blossomed. The food is a little hit or miss, mostly miss on the cold apps. But overall the menu is good.
The waiters themselves seem a bit harried, but the owner is a lovely woman who caters to her patrons. Now they have a wine menu to compliment your meal as well.

1
★★★☆☆

I am so glad they moved to a nicer and bigger location. Now this place has really blossomed. The food is a little hit or miss, mostly miss on the cold apps. But overall the menu is good.
The waiters themselves seem a bit harried, but the owner is a lovely woman who caters to her patrons. Now they have a wine menu to compliment your meal as well.

Pros: food, service, atmosphere

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This was my second visit to this restaurant! I had a wonderful experience both times! The place can get packed, so make a reservation on the weekends. The food is great and its a fun place for friends to go to.

2
★★★★★

This was my second visit to this restaurant! I had a wonderful experience both times! The place can get packed, so make a reservation on the weekends. The food is great and its a fun place for friends to go to.

Pros: Great Food, Fun Atmosphere! Great Prices!

Cons: None

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Whenever I go here, I thoroughly enjoy everything about the experience... the smells, the tastes, the staff, the decor. It's a great little place to get an authentic Middle Eastern meal in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Excellent hummus and falafel!

4
★★★★☆

Whenever I go here, I thoroughly enjoy everything about the experience... the smells, the tastes, the staff, the decor. It's a great little place to get an authentic Middle Eastern meal in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Excellent hummus and falafel!

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Yummmy!! This place has some of the tastiest Middle Eastern appetizers in Brooklyn. The eggplant, the cauliflower, the baba ganoush, the hummus, the salads...all are simply delicious. The service is very good. I've been here a few times with many people and we all leave with full bellies and smiles.

5
★★★★★

Yummmy!! This place has some of the tastiest Middle Eastern appetizers in Brooklyn. The eggplant, the cauliflower, the baba ganoush, the hummus, the salads...all are simply delicious. The service is very good. I've been here a few times with many people and we all leave with full bellies and smiles.

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I love the food here, especially the stuffed cabbage, but they never answer the phone and they have begun shrinking portions, especially on the amount of meat in their dishes. I am now getting half of the amount of baklava for the same price I used to pay.

1
★★☆☆☆

I love the food here, especially the stuffed cabbage, but they never answer the phone and they have begun shrinking portions, especially on the amount of meat in their dishes. I am now getting half of the amount of baklava for the same price I used to pay.

Pros: good food

Cons: they have begun shrinking portions

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There are a lot of small ethnic restaurants in Brooklyn, some are better than others, but occasionally one stands out. Tanoreen is a Middle Eastern Jewel in Bay Ridge. A storefront, with rather indistinguishable decor you could easily miss Tanoreen.
However, there is something special going on inside ? the Food. More particularly the appetizers, yes, you can get kabobs at Tanoreen, while tasty, they are commonplace.
What I am proposing, is a dinner made of their hot and cold appetizers, sort of a Middle Eastern Smorgasbord. With a spread of Baba Ghanoujh, Cauliflower Salad,Tabbouleh, Vegetarian Grape Leaves for starters with wedges of Pita bread, you can satisfy your palate without damaging your wallet or arteries.
But I am not finished; your second course should be the hot appetizers, i.e., Sambosek- a Middle Eastern Samosa, and Falafel.
If your still hungry, and I doubt it. The Eggplant Napoleon is delight to the eye and the taste buds. Slices of crispy eggplant layered with Baba Ghanoujh and topped with tomato basil salad.
Perhaps, the most surprising thing about this feast is that no item exceeds $9!!!
Warning on weekend nights Tanoreen is packed, sometimes reservations work, not always and parking, well parking is ?.. After all this is Bay Ridge
see ditmas estates

2
★★★★☆

There are a lot of small ethnic restaurants in Brooklyn, some are better than others, but occasionally one stands out. Tanoreen is a Middle Eastern Jewel in Bay Ridge. A storefront, with rather indistinguishable decor you could easily miss Tanoreen.
However, there is something special going on inside ? the Food. More particularly the appetizers, yes, you can get kabobs at Tanoreen, while tasty, they are commonplace.
What I am proposing, is a dinner made of their hot and cold appetizers, sort of a Middle Eastern Smorgasbord. With a spread of Baba Ghanoujh, Cauliflower Salad,Tabbouleh, Vegetarian Grape Leaves for starters with wedges of Pita bread, you can satisfy your palate without damaging your wallet or arteries.
But I am not finished; your second course should be the hot appetizers, i.e., Sambosek- a Middle Eastern Samosa, and Falafel.
If your still hungry, and I doubt it. The Eggplant Napoleon is delight to the eye and the taste buds. Slices of crispy eggplant layered with Baba Ghanoujh and topped with tomato basil salad.
Perhaps, the most surprising thing about this feast is that no item exceeds $9!!!
Warning on weekend nights Tanoreen is packed, sometimes reservations work, not always and parking, well parking is ?.. After all this is Bay Ridge
see ditmas estates

Pros: Good Food & Service

Cons: parking

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There are a lot of small ethnic restaurants in Brooklyn, some are better than others, but occasionally one stands out. Tanoreen is a Middle Eastern Jewel in Bay Ridge. A storefront, with rather indistinguishable decor you could easily miss Tanoreen.
However, there is something special going on inside ?? the Food. More particularly the appetizers, yes, you can get kabobs at Tanoreen, while tasty, they are commonplace.
What I am proposing, is a dinner made of their hot and cold appetizers, sort of a Middle Eastern Smorgasbord. With a spread of Baba Ghanoujh, Cauliflower Salad,Tabbouleh, Vegetarian Grape Leaves for starters with wedges of Pita bread, you can satisfy your palate without damaging your wallet or arteries.
But I am not finished; your second course should be the hot appetizers, i.e., Sambosek- a Middle Eastern Samosa, and Falafel.
If your still hungry, and I doubt it. The Eggplant Napoleon is delight to the eye and the taste buds. Slices of crispy eggplant layered with Baba Ghanoujh and topped with tomato basil salad.
Perhaps, the most surprising thing about this feast is that no item exceeds $9!!!
Warning on weekend nights Tanoreen is packed, sometimes reservations work, not always and parking, well parking is ?.. After all this is Bay Ridge
for more see www.ditmasestates.com

5
★★★★★

There are a lot of small ethnic restaurants in Brooklyn, some are better than others, but occasionally one stands out. Tanoreen is a Middle Eastern Jewel in Bay Ridge. A storefront, with rather indistinguishable decor you could easily miss Tanoreen.
However, there is something special going on inside ?? the Food. More particularly the appetizers, yes, you can get kabobs at Tanoreen, while tasty, they are commonplace.
What I am proposing, is a dinner made of their hot and cold appetizers, sort of a Middle Eastern Smorgasbord. With a spread of Baba Ghanoujh, Cauliflower Salad,Tabbouleh, Vegetarian Grape Leaves for starters with wedges of Pita bread, you can satisfy your palate without damaging your wallet or arteries.
But I am not finished; your second course should be the hot appetizers, i.e., Sambosek- a Middle Eastern Samosa, and Falafel.
If your still hungry, and I doubt it. The Eggplant Napoleon is delight to the eye and the taste buds. Slices of crispy eggplant layered with Baba Ghanoujh and topped with tomato basil salad.
Perhaps, the most surprising thing about this feast is that no item exceeds $9!!!
Warning on weekend nights Tanoreen is packed, sometimes reservations work, not always and parking, well parking is ?.. After all this is Bay Ridge
for more see www.ditmasestates.com

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I was put in charge of finding a good place to eat by my Egyptian fiance tonight when our Indian and South African friends where visiting... this place was amazing! Very simple and clean decor, clean fresh food seasoned just right. The Fatoush was amazing... our guest said that they haven't had it this good since they where back home. The meat in the grilled combo was cooked just right... tender, spiced well and juicy. The owner came around and made sure everything was ok even though the place was packed on a Sunday evening... make a reservation... the price isn't bad either...great food in every price range!!

2
★★★★★

I was put in charge of finding a good place to eat by my Egyptian fiance tonight when our Indian and South African friends where visiting... this place was amazing! Very simple and clean decor, clean fresh food seasoned just right. The Fatoush was amazing... our guest said that they haven't had it this good since they where back home. The meat in the grilled combo was cooked just right... tender, spiced well and juicy. The owner came around and made sure everything was ok even though the place was packed on a Sunday evening... make a reservation... the price isn't bad either...great food in every price range!!

Pros: great all around!!!!

Cons: I like my baba ghanouge a bit smokey but this was still good

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We came here with a sizeable group for dinner. Reservations are a must as the place is always full. The restaurant is BYOB, but they have a rule where they don't allow you to keep the bottle on your table, and instead take it away and bring you glasses of your wine. The decor is nothing to speak of. The service is friendly, through a few servers have some trouble with English. The food itself is quite good - perhaps not deserving of a Zagat 27 rating, but very enjoyable. The hummus is very tasty as are the baba ganoush, eggplant salad, and walnut salad with pomegranate. The lamb kibbie pleased some but not others. As far as the entrees go, the lamb shank "osso bucco" is their specialty, and it is incredibly tender, but perhaps a bit bland for my taste. The spicy beef, on the other hand, is unnecessarily spicy, but also has excellent consistency. The lamb kofta, on the other hand, is simply perfect - perhaps the best I've had. The entrees come with a side of rice or salad. Both are excellent, though if you can only get one side, get the rice. The desserts are mostly good, particularly the baklava. The mint tea is very tasty, but the coffee is nothing to write home about. The entire dinner came out to about $35 per person inclusive of everything. Overall, we enjoyed the experience and the price was right so we will definitely be back.

2
★★★★☆

We came here with a sizeable group for dinner. Reservations are a must as the place is always full. The restaurant is BYOB, but they have a rule where they don't allow you to keep the bottle on your table, and instead take it away and bring you glasses of your wine. The decor is nothing to speak of. The service is friendly, through a few servers have some trouble with English. The food itself is quite good - perhaps not deserving of a Zagat 27 rating, but very enjoyable. The hummus is very tasty as are the baba ganoush, eggplant salad, and walnut salad with pomegranate. The lamb kibbie pleased some but not others. As far as the entrees go, the lamb shank "osso bucco" is their specialty, and it is incredibly tender, but perhaps a bit bland for my taste. The spicy beef, on the other hand, is unnecessarily spicy, but also has excellent consistency. The lamb kofta, on the other hand, is simply perfect - perhaps the best I've had. The entrees come with a side of rice or salad. Both are excellent, though if you can only get one side, get the rice. The desserts are mostly good, particularly the baklava. The mint tea is very tasty, but the coffee is nothing to write home about. The entire dinner came out to about $35 per person inclusive of everything. Overall, we enjoyed the experience and the price was right so we will definitely be back.

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My husband and I have been going to Tanoreen since it opened. I can't say enough about the food and the staff. Everything I have ever eaten there has been an indescribable taste experience! You can't possibly predict what you are going to taste with each bite... a unique combination of flavors that is a treat to your mouth and your senses. I totally disagree about the head waiter; he's wonderful and knowledgeable. Yes, he's a bit hyper and may appear gruff, but he's a pussycat and is more than willing to make recommendations based on his having tasted everything! Everyone should go there!

Rawia is a gem both as a chef and personally. Her daughter is also charming. They obviously care tremendously about the food and their customers.

When you go there, be willing to try new and different dishes. The lamb shank is truly unsurpassed!

2
★★★★★

My husband and I have been going to Tanoreen since it opened. I can't say enough about the food and the staff. Everything I have ever eaten there has been an indescribable taste experience! You can't possibly predict what you are going to taste with each bite... a unique combination of flavors that is a treat to your mouth and your senses. I totally disagree about the head waiter; he's wonderful and knowledgeable. Yes, he's a bit hyper and may appear gruff, but he's a pussycat and is more than willing to make recommendations based on his having tasted everything! Everyone should go there!

Rawia is a gem both as a chef and personally. Her daughter is also charming. They obviously care tremendously about the food and their customers.

When you go there, be willing to try new and different dishes. The lamb shank is truly unsurpassed!

Pros: Food, staff

Cons: Parking, small space

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The atmosphere is casual and cozy. Excellent dishes include fattoush, lentil soup, and the special - muskkhan, which is chicken with sumac on bread and for dessert try the knafe. Price varies, expect to pay 20-30$ each. The food is definately worth going back for. However, the head waiter is exceptionally rude. He cannot coordinate seating, or accomodate orders. I have friends who refuse to go back because of him! I guess they can afford to lose some customers - but i'll be back.

2
★★★★☆

The atmosphere is casual and cozy. Excellent dishes include fattoush, lentil soup, and the special - muskkhan, which is chicken with sumac on bread and for dessert try the knafe. Price varies, expect to pay 20-30$ each. The food is definately worth going back for. However, the head waiter is exceptionally rude. He cannot coordinate seating, or accomodate orders. I have friends who refuse to go back because of him! I guess they can afford to lose some customers - but i'll be back.

Pros: Best Arabic food

Cons: worst head waiter

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The food is divine. Don't miss the hummus, smooth and full flavored, arguably the best in the city, or the eggplant napoleon, two slices of expertly fried eggplant layered between dollops of savory babaganoush on a plate of fresh tomatoes, olive oil and basil - a subtle combination that astounds your tastebuds, or the ethereal baklava, but do yourself a favor and order in, because however good the food may be, a waiter who snarls, snaps and rolls his eyes at you can only leave a bad taste in your mouth at the end of the meal.

2
★★★★☆

The food is divine. Don't miss the hummus, smooth and full flavored, arguably the best in the city, or the eggplant napoleon, two slices of expertly fried eggplant layered between dollops of savory babaganoush on a plate of fresh tomatoes, olive oil and basil - a subtle combination that astounds your tastebuds, or the ethereal baklava, but do yourself a favor and order in, because however good the food may be, a waiter who snarls, snaps and rolls his eyes at you can only leave a bad taste in your mouth at the end of the meal.

Pros: Amazing Middle Eastern fare

Cons: Shockingly rude waiter

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If you've never eaten here you're missing out on one of the true hidden gems in all of NYC. We regularly make the drive out to Brooklyn to eat here.

Rawia's use of spice is amazing. It enhances everything it touches yet doesn't mask the flavors of any ingredient. The salads and appetizers are amazing and I highly recommend the baba ghanouj and the eggplant napoleon. That said, you can't go wrong with anything off the appetizer menu. For appetizers everything from traditional kibbe, lamb kabob and lamb shanks to roasted cornish hens and several stuffed eggplant and sqaush dishes.

There are always specials (some that are listed on the specials menu...and [hint] some that are not) that you should go for. Ask for the signature dessert they have and order well before you're ready as it takes 20-25 minutes to prepare.

No liquor license here but BYOB is encouraged.

If you want something special or prepared slightly different, talk to Rawia as she is very accomodating to her patrons.

2
★★★★★

If you've never eaten here you're missing out on one of the true hidden gems in all of NYC. We regularly make the drive out to Brooklyn to eat here.

Rawia's use of spice is amazing. It enhances everything it touches yet doesn't mask the flavors of any ingredient. The salads and appetizers are amazing and I highly recommend the baba ghanouj and the eggplant napoleon. That said, you can't go wrong with anything off the appetizer menu. For appetizers everything from traditional kibbe, lamb kabob and lamb shanks to roasted cornish hens and several stuffed eggplant and sqaush dishes.

There are always specials (some that are listed on the specials menu...and [hint] some that are not) that you should go for. Ask for the signature dessert they have and order well before you're ready as it takes 20-25 minutes to prepare.

No liquor license here but BYOB is encouraged.

If you want something special or prepared slightly different, talk to Rawia as she is very accomodating to her patrons.

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My girl-friend and I ate here on Saturday. The wait was tremendous and there is no bar-but no worries, since there is a great red bar two doors down called XO, who has quite the hottie working behind the bar.
The food was worth the wait, but they socked us with a $5 corking fee-quite the kick in the face since they don't serve their own wine, and the wait was so long.
I would go back, but probably have some more drinks at XO before to lessen the blow..either that or bring a helmet.

1
★★★☆☆

My girl-friend and I ate here on Saturday. The wait was tremendous and there is no bar-but no worries, since there is a great red bar two doors down called XO, who has quite the hottie working behind the bar.
The food was worth the wait, but they socked us with a $5 corking fee-quite the kick in the face since they don't serve their own wine, and the wait was so long.
I would go back, but probably have some more drinks at XO before to lessen the blow..either that or bring a helmet.

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Chef-owner Rawia Bishara's Brooklyn restaurant features a blend of classical Middle Eastern and Mediterranean home cooking. Menu items include a hearty yet delicate stuffed cabbage and shepherd's pie made with garlic mashed potatoes…

 

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