Moustache

★★★★☆
Great Middle Eastern in the West Village!
  • 90 Bedford St

    New York, NY 10014

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  • 212-229-2220

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M-Su 12:00am - 12:00am

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Spent the day in the city today with my husband and kids and we had a great dinner in this restaurant. It was clean and the food was really excellent. The waitress left a lot to be desired. Did not check on us at all, did not refill our drinks, and we had super messy food with only 1 thin paper napkin each. The real kicker came when the bill arrived and she found that the opportune moment to let us know of the cash only policy of this restaurant...when she saw my husband pull out his debit card. FORTUNATELY ATM was 2 blocks up. We have never had this happen. Very embarrassing. The staff was very evasive when we asked why this was not posted ANYWHERE in the place nor was it on the menus. Waitress even told us it happens a lot. Needless to say...we're not going back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Spent the day in the city today with my husband and kids and we had a great dinner in this restaurant. It was clean and the food was really excellent. The waitress left a lot to be desired. Did not check on us at all, did not refill our drinks, and we had super messy food with only 1 thin paper napkin each. The real kicker came when the bill arrived and she found that the opportune moment to let us know of the cash only policy of this restaurant...when she saw my husband pull out his debit card. FORTUNATELY ATM was 2 blocks up. We have never had this happen. Very embarrassing. The staff was very evasive when we asked why this was not posted ANYWHERE in the place nor was it on the menus. Waitress even told us it happens a lot. Needless to say...we're not going back.

Pros: Excellent food. Great hummus, falafel, and chicken kebabs

Cons: Cash only is not revealed until the bill came

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The zatar bread is amazing and I really recommend it. Order some hummus for dipping and you are good to go. The lamb pizza is a bomb, you will smell garlic for four days after eating this thing. Initially good, but man, what do you guys put inside?? Otherwise, a cute little place with some good beers. Waiters are all very nice people and they have the best of intentions. Thanks guys. Easy on the garlic please.

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★★★☆☆

The zatar bread is amazing and I really recommend it. Order some hummus for dipping and you are good to go. The lamb pizza is a bomb, you will smell garlic for four days after eating this thing. Initially good, but man, what do you guys put inside?? Otherwise, a cute little place with some good beers. Waiters are all very nice people and they have the best of intentions. Thanks guys. Easy on the garlic please.

Pros: Zatar bread

Cons: Lamb pizza

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I have been a customer at this restaurant for ten years and I have yet to have a bad experience. The food is fresh, healthy and delicious. It's my favorite place to take vegetarian friends as they have a great number of choices sans-meat. Great value. Best mid-eastern food in town hands down.

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★★★★★

I have been a customer at this restaurant for ten years and I have yet to have a bad experience. The food is fresh, healthy and delicious. It's my favorite place to take vegetarian friends as they have a great number of choices sans-meat. Great value. Best mid-eastern food in town hands down.

Pros: great variety of vegi-choices, warm atmosphere, fresh delicious food

Cons: there often is a line up

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Love to eat in and to take out. Great middle eastern food as well as pizza (not the Italian kind). I love their tabouli most of all because it tastes like it was made 2 minutes before consumption.

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★★★★☆

Love to eat in and to take out. Great middle eastern food as well as pizza (not the Italian kind). I love their tabouli most of all because it tastes like it was made 2 minutes before consumption.

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I loved it. The food was amazing, the prices cheap, and I would go back in a heart beat. I reccomened the chicken pitza and hummas hands down.

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★★★★★

I loved it. The food was amazing, the prices cheap, and I would go back in a heart beat. I reccomened the chicken pitza and hummas hands down.

Pros: The Food

Cons: The wait

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I went to this restaurant with 3 friends at 7:45 on Fri. night. Upon arriving we were told thee would be a 15 minute wait. we were all excited to come here as we had been before and enjoyed the food. After a while we started to notice that they were in no way trying to get together a table for 4. every small table that got up was sat right away sat by new people arriving after us. After waiting outside for 45 minutes we tried to come in from out of the cold, and were told by a server to move closer to the door. One minute later a manager/ owner told us to move out of the way and that we should wait outside because it " was not that cold" The temp. was 39 degrees, and we had been waiting at that point for close to an hour. This place needs to get it together in terms of seating. we had all worked in high volume Nyc restaurants, and knew that this was inexcusable. The fact that the manager/ owner told us to get out was so rude and insulting. We all decided that we would never return to this place. I work in a downtown business and am constantly being asked to recommend great places to eat, and this one will not be making the list any time soon!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to this restaurant with 3 friends at 7:45 on Fri. night. Upon arriving we were told thee would be a 15 minute wait. we were all excited to come here as we had been before and enjoyed the food. After a while we started to notice that they were in no way trying to get together a table for 4. every small table that got up was sat right away sat by new people arriving after us. After waiting outside for 45 minutes we tried to come in from out of the cold, and were told by a server to move closer to the door. One minute later a manager/ owner told us to move out of the way and that we should wait outside because it " was not that cold" The temp. was 39 degrees, and we had been waiting at that point for close to an hour. This place needs to get it together in terms of seating. we had all worked in high volume Nyc restaurants, and knew that this was inexcusable. The fact that the manager/ owner told us to get out was so rude and insulting. We all decided that we would never return to this place. I work in a downtown business and am constantly being asked to recommend great places to eat, and this one will not be making the list any time soon!!

Pros: none good enough to outweigh the cons

Cons: service beyond rude

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Came in here having heard good things. ~15 minute wait on Weds@9pm. The wait staff seemed to be lounging around in the open kitchen most of the time. Our waiter described the three interesting sounding Middle Eastern beers as "light, all pretty much the same." We started with the hummus, which was bland. The lentil soup I had was ok, and the lamb sandwich my friends had was so-so, lacking in flavor. Overall very underwhelming, and boring... I'd rather go to a little falafal stand and get flavorful food at half the price.

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★★☆☆☆

Came in here having heard good things. ~15 minute wait on Weds@9pm. The wait staff seemed to be lounging around in the open kitchen most of the time. Our waiter described the three interesting sounding Middle Eastern beers as "light, all pretty much the same." We started with the hummus, which was bland. The lentil soup I had was ok, and the lamb sandwich my friends had was so-so, lacking in flavor. Overall very underwhelming, and boring... I'd rather go to a little falafal stand and get flavorful food at half the price.

Pros: ?

Cons: Boring Food, bathroom potpourri stinks up the whole place

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Fabulous middle eastern at affordable prices. Definitely worth the wait if you have to stand in line since they don't accept reservations.

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★★★★☆

Fabulous middle eastern at affordable prices. Definitely worth the wait if you have to stand in line since they don't accept reservations.

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We stumbled upon Moustache Pitza after watching the Pride Parade for several hours. We got there about fifteen minutes before the parade marchers started pouring in. As quazi-vegetarians (2 legged meat and fish only), it is always a treat to find numerous tasty selections. The tabouli salad appetizer was wonderfully flavorful, fresh, filled with finely shredded greens, and it was so good that you would not tire of it by eating it all up.My partner ordered the eggplant salad which was equally tasty, and together on the amazingly fresh and light pita, it was a wonderful combination of flavors and textures.

Hi main course was a chicken kabob on pita, and mine was a falafel sandwich. It was the best falafel I have had, light, not dry and chewy, not overly spiced, with nice red tomatoes and fresh lettuce.

The Brooklyn Brown Ale was the perfect complement, and we topped off the meal sharing a milk flan with red berry sauce. A pleasant departure from traditional flan, a great finish to a very nice, and reasonably priced informal dinner. We look forward to returning.

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★★★★☆

We stumbled upon Moustache Pitza after watching the Pride Parade for several hours. We got there about fifteen minutes before the parade marchers started pouring in. As quazi-vegetarians (2 legged meat and fish only), it is always a treat to find numerous tasty selections. The tabouli salad appetizer was wonderfully flavorful, fresh, filled with finely shredded greens, and it was so good that you would not tire of it by eating it all up.My partner ordered the eggplant salad which was equally tasty, and together on the amazingly fresh and light pita, it was a wonderful combination of flavors and textures.

Hi main course was a chicken kabob on pita, and mine was a falafel sandwich. It was the best falafel I have had, light, not dry and chewy, not overly spiced, with nice red tomatoes and fresh lettuce.

The Brooklyn Brown Ale was the perfect complement, and we topped off the meal sharing a milk flan with red berry sauce. A pleasant departure from traditional flan, a great finish to a very nice, and reasonably priced informal dinner. We look forward to returning.

Pros: Fresh food, informal middle eastern ambiance

Cons: indifferent service, but polite

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I have been going to this place for years and the food has mostly been decent. The hummus and the babaganush have always been above par and the pitas as light and fluffy and great. The service used to be very good too. However, it has declined in recent months to the point where it can be downright awful. Recently I went in for lunch and was ignored for about 15 minutes. No one offered a menu or seemed to even see me. Meanwhile, the people on my right and on my left got the attention I was sorely lacking. I was perplexed. There I sat . I was well dressed, clean, and yet, you would think I was totally invisible or covered with warts. I just gave up and left. I have never, in all of my life, been so totally ignored in a restaurant. It has really soured me on this place and I will advise my friends to stay away. Bad service can ruin a dining experience. I am no longer a fan! Stay away unless you have a lot of time and patience. There are other great places to eat in the village where the food and service are great.

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★★★☆☆

I have been going to this place for years and the food has mostly been decent. The hummus and the babaganush have always been above par and the pitas as light and fluffy and great. The service used to be very good too. However, it has declined in recent months to the point where it can be downright awful. Recently I went in for lunch and was ignored for about 15 minutes. No one offered a menu or seemed to even see me. Meanwhile, the people on my right and on my left got the attention I was sorely lacking. I was perplexed. There I sat . I was well dressed, clean, and yet, you would think I was totally invisible or covered with warts. I just gave up and left. I have never, in all of my life, been so totally ignored in a restaurant. It has really soured me on this place and I will advise my friends to stay away. Bad service can ruin a dining experience. I am no longer a fan! Stay away unless you have a lot of time and patience. There are other great places to eat in the village where the food and service are great.

Pros: decent food

Cons: horrible horrible service! My worst dining experience-servicewise- in the VILLAGE

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★★☆☆☆

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Pros: If you like onions

Cons: If you don't like onions

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Inexpensive and tasty Middle Eastern fare. All your favorites like hummus and falafel made well. It's a great spot in the West Village that can easily become a regular hangout. Service was fast and friendly.

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★★★★☆

Inexpensive and tasty Middle Eastern fare. All your favorites like hummus and falafel made well. It's a great spot in the West Village that can easily become a regular hangout. Service was fast and friendly.

Pros: great tasting food, inexpensive

Cons: size, cash only

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Adorable little Middle Eastern restaurant that feels almost hidden away in the West Village. I ate here years ago and kind of forgot about how much I enjoy it until eating there today. Food was great, ambience very nice. Somewhat slow service, but I wasn't in a hurry today so I didn't mind.

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★★★★☆

Adorable little Middle Eastern restaurant that feels almost hidden away in the West Village. I ate here years ago and kind of forgot about how much I enjoy it until eating there today. Food was great, ambience very nice. Somewhat slow service, but I wasn't in a hurry today so I didn't mind.

Pros: Great food, better ambience than many Middle Eastern places

Cons: Slow service

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Otherwise, this place was fantastic. If you can't afford a trip to Turkey, then you should come here. Service was impeccable! A very patient waitress answered all my questions for my dietary needs. Food was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Oh God! The pita bread alone was big, fluffy and inflated! The hummus was so fresh! I highly recommend the "ouzi" which is rice in a pastry with chicken and herbs - oh! to die for! I will definately be coming back! Oh, BTW - you must try the middle eastern beer! yum!

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★★★★★

Otherwise, this place was fantastic. If you can't afford a trip to Turkey, then you should come here. Service was impeccable! A very patient waitress answered all my questions for my dietary needs. Food was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Oh God! The pita bread alone was big, fluffy and inflated! The hummus was so fresh! I highly recommend the "ouzi" which is rice in a pastry with chicken and herbs - oh! to die for! I will definately be coming back! Oh, BTW - you must try the middle eastern beer! yum!

Pros: Food, Service, Beer

Cons: No Credit Cards

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great food, good service, wonderful prices for homemade food that you just have to go back again for. Sort of Greek, Turkish food with incredible pizzas and hummus. better call ahead to see if they serve more than wine and beer. no reservations can be a headache in cold weather but if you hit at a little off time you can walk right in and have a great meal for not so much money. I think they are open for lunch and till at least midnight.

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★★★★★

great food, good service, wonderful prices for homemade food that you just have to go back again for. Sort of Greek, Turkish food with incredible pizzas and hummus. better call ahead to see if they serve more than wine and beer. no reservations can be a headache in cold weather but if you hit at a little off time you can walk right in and have a great meal for not so much money. I think they are open for lunch and till at least midnight.

Pros: great food, easy on budget, nice staff

Cons: tiny place, waiting on sidewalk, no hard liquor

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I really havent had mediterranean food at a restaurant since Cookies and Couscous on Thompson closed down. Let me tell you, I really enjoyed this place. The food was great. I absolutely hate communal seating and closely spaced tables and this place had both, but the atmosphere and the food were such that I was able to get beyond the grumpy mood that put me in to have a really good experience. I would even go back and sit among a crowd of strangers. I had the leg of lamb sandwich (cold) and my wife had the merguez sandwich (warm). They were both excellent. The pitas are oven baked fresh. Absolutely delicious!

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★★★★☆

I really havent had mediterranean food at a restaurant since Cookies and Couscous on Thompson closed down. Let me tell you, I really enjoyed this place. The food was great. I absolutely hate communal seating and closely spaced tables and this place had both, but the atmosphere and the food were such that I was able to get beyond the grumpy mood that put me in to have a really good experience. I would even go back and sit among a crowd of strangers. I had the leg of lamb sandwich (cold) and my wife had the merguez sandwich (warm). They were both excellent. The pitas are oven baked fresh. Absolutely delicious!

Pros: The Pitas, Service

Cons: communal Seating, Crowded

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well priced but so mediocre- and smelly-too smoky in there

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★★★☆☆

well priced but so mediocre- and smelly-too smoky in there

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I've been there twice, and it was great both times. Cheap hummus, bread, pizza-type things, all absolutely delicious.

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★★★★★

I've been there twice, and it was great both times. Cheap hummus, bread, pizza-type things, all absolutely delicious.

Pros: great food, good service, cheap

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the food was wonderful, the hummus, soo creamy. I was there on a Tuesday night, not crowded at all, and we were not rushed to finish. the waiter was friendly and very helpful making suggestions for a group of three to share. I will be dining there again! the place is small, and they only take cash, so I recommend smaller groups of people.

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★★★★★

the food was wonderful, the hummus, soo creamy. I was there on a Tuesday night, not crowded at all, and we were not rushed to finish. the waiter was friendly and very helpful making suggestions for a group of three to share. I will be dining there again! the place is small, and they only take cash, so I recommend smaller groups of people.

Pros: inexpensive, relaxed atmosphere, good food!

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Don't ever let this great place lose it's West Village charm. Amazing food, great little locale. Yummy!

2
★★★★★

Don't ever let this great place lose it's West Village charm. Amazing food, great little locale. Yummy!

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: cash only

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Great quality middle eastern food regardless of the absurdly low prices. I come here all the time and EVERYTHING on the menu is excellent. Personal favorites: spinach cheese pie, hummus, babaganoush (true smoked eggplant), spinach chickpea salad, Moustache pitza. Beward of crazy long waits and crowds during the busy hours. Get there before or after.

2
★★★★★

Great quality middle eastern food regardless of the absurdly low prices. I come here all the time and EVERYTHING on the menu is excellent. Personal favorites: spinach cheese pie, hummus, babaganoush (true smoked eggplant), spinach chickpea salad, Moustache pitza. Beward of crazy long waits and crowds during the busy hours. Get there before or after.

Pros: food, super cheap, nice staff

Cons: crowded, long wait

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Every single person I have taken there since I have found this cute place, liked it! Food, atmosphere, price and location are worth waiting outside in the cold to be seated. I simply love it.

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★★★★★

Every single person I have taken there since I have found this cute place, liked it! Food, atmosphere, price and location are worth waiting outside in the cold to be seated. I simply love it.

Pros: inexpensive, good food, nice atmosphere

Cons: cash only

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This place is simply marvelous - the Pitzas (pun intended) are scrumptious - green pitza and chicken pitzas are two of my personal favorites....the salads are also quite tasty indeed - the lentil bulgar salad with fried onions absolutely top notch. the atmosphere is pleasant enough - the waitstaff can vary as far as friendliness is concerned but Terek is a real doll.

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★★★★★

This place is simply marvelous - the Pitzas (pun intended) are scrumptious - green pitza and chicken pitzas are two of my personal favorites....the salads are also quite tasty indeed - the lentil bulgar salad with fried onions absolutely top notch. the atmosphere is pleasant enough - the waitstaff can vary as far as friendliness is concerned but Terek is a real doll.

Pros: light fare, tasty

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The food's great -- the salad, particularly, is very refreshing in the summer. But yes, there's almost bound to be a wait -- if you want to eat, chances are 200 other people in the immediate vicinity do, too. Your best bet is to go early, before you're starved and just enjoy the hanging-around time -- because you're not going to speed the process up by stressing.

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★★★★☆

The food's great -- the salad, particularly, is very refreshing in the summer. But yes, there's almost bound to be a wait -- if you want to eat, chances are 200 other people in the immediate vicinity do, too. Your best bet is to go early, before you're starved and just enjoy the hanging-around time -- because you're not going to speed the process up by stressing.

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With locations in the West and East Village, Moustache operates on a simple philosophy: Serve savory, affordable Middle Eastern food in a cozy, urbane setting; and keep that puffed-up, fresh-out-of-the-oven pita coming…

 

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