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221 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018 (40th Street)
A, C & E trains to 42nd Street/Port Authority.
+1 646-373-6265
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3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Sat 2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Like a rose that blossoms out of a sidewalk crack, Tagine sweetens the NYC...
Like a rose that blossoms out of a sidewalk crack, Tagine sweetens the NYC theatre district with an exotic and alluring perfume. Moroccan lamps, handwoven berber textiles and cushy seating create an understated elegance. Habitues of the restaurant/lounge steep themselves in the Maghreb, sipping luscious orange blossom sangria, savoring fragrant tagines, entranced by belly dancers and hookah pipes. What a shock to step outside, following this amazing melange of sensory delights and find not camels and dunes, but rather midtown Manhattan! Aside from the beautiful and comfortably decorated interior, Tagine's kitchen is dynamic, baking its own semolina bread daily, and encasing its own lamb merguez. A variety of 'Tagines' are featured at the restaurant. There are several different cous cous selections on the menu, and mouthwatering house specialties include "bastilla", a Moroccan pheasant pie, and "moquadimat," a selection of appetizers, ordered a la carte or as a mixed platter. Included in the wine list, is a diverse selection of Moroccan varieties, which delightfully accompany the menu. Don't walk away from your table without sampling "Halahwyat" the most delightful, hand rolled traditional confections and pastries, graciously served with mint tea or Moroccan spiced coffee. We have been hosting, catering and entertaining palates and bodies for over 12 years. Our new location boasts a generous bar, hookah lounge, semi private room and, as always, one of the lasting live music venues in Manhattan. Our concept is the cohabitation of flavors, aromas, palettes and palates:) The merging of cross cultural arts, artists performances while dining on slow, authentic and artisanal cuisine is our mission and brand. Hence our namesake, Tagine- Share the Experience We are the only artisanal Moroccan restaurant that has a variety of gluten free dishes on our in-house menu as well as an executive chef who can accommodate any dietary request.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A very enjoyable dinner

Three of us all enjoyed our dinners here. We started by sharing three mezzes. All were very tasty, but I would particularly recommend the eggplant. I had the Kefta, a minced lamb dish, as my main course. I will just say that, if every dish was a good as this one, the restaurant would have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
TomM1951
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Bergen, Norway
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Me and my friends randomly stumbled on to this place, and it was the best thing that ever happened to us in New York. The owner is absolutely amazing. We had such a good time that we came here again two days later. We would have gone back, if we had more time in New York. I will recommend this... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Not only is the food wonderful, but the service is as wonderful. There is a lively bar scene so I would suggest sitting near the front of the restaurant if you want some quiet. There is a back room for parties as well.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I ate here last night with my significant other. First off the service was fantastic, I was early and they let me grab a drink at the bar and when I moved to my table they just automatically moved my check there (seems like a small thing but some places make it difficult) They were polite when serving and answering... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Three of us all enjoyed our dinners here. We started by sharing three mezzes. All were very tasty, but I would particularly recommend the eggplant. I had the Kefta, a minced lamb dish, as my main course. I will just say that, if every dish was a good as this one, the restaurant would have earned five stars. The chicken... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

With belly dancers and a warm setting, Tagine is one of the most enjoyable restaurants in the city. We had a great meal and and even better time!

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Martin, SD
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

I just came back from a Valentine's dinner there. The food we ate were the two suggested dishes and we expected much better flavor. The wait staff -- when you could get them to assist you -- were disengaged, not to mention there were a total of four different people waiting on us. We wanted a glass of wine, which... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were there sometime last year and forgot to write a review for them. When we walked in we were not to sure what to expect. We were sat in the back room. Not sure why since there was room in the main room. Because we were in the back room we were forgotten about for a bit but once... More 

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Marrakech, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Being a Moroccan myself I found the couscous to be really tasted and made just like home, Hamid the owner is very friendly and engaging, and our server was nice and accommodating. I would definitely comeback here. Thank you Tagine for making feel home.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Beware the food is very expensive with small portions. The Royal dish was $26.95 which had 1 chicken drumstick, 1 small lamb sausage, 1 little piece of lamb, 1 piece of carrot over couscous with a brown gravy. They said it was for 2 people but there was barely enough for one light eater. The lamb appetizer wrapped in phyllo... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Disappointed. Our waitress was also the bartender and it was near impossible to get her attention. After 1.5 hours and still not getting our entrees we left. We had the mezzo platter appetizer which was just okay. Look elsewhere.

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Additional Information about Tagine

Address: 221 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
Phone Number: +1 646-373-6265
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday 2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday 2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
    (40th Street)
  • Public Transportation: A, C & E trains to 42nd Street/Port Authority.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 646-373-6265

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Like a rose that blossoms out of a sidewalk crack, Tagine sweetens the NYC theatre district with an exotic and alluring perfume. Moroccan lamps, handwoven berber textiles and cushy seating create an understated elegance. Habitues of the restaurant/lounge steep themselves in the Maghreb, sipping luscious orange blossom sangria, savoring fragrant tagines, entranced by belly dancers and hookah pipes. What a shock to step outside, following this amazing melange of sensory delights and find not camels and dunes, but rather midtown Manhattan! Aside from the beautiful and comfortably decorated interior, Tagine's kitchen is dynamic, baking its own semolina bread daily, and encasing its own lamb merguez. A variety of 'Tagines' are featured at the restaurant. There are several different cous cous selections on the menu, and mouthwatering house specialties include "bastilla", a Moroccan pheasant pie, and "moquadimat," a selection of appetizers, ordered a la carte or as a mixed platter. Included in the wine list, is a diverse selection of Moroccan varieties, which delightfully accompany the menu. Don't walk away from your table without sampling "Halahwyat" the most delightful, hand rolled traditional confections and pastries, graciously served with mint tea or Moroccan spiced coffee. We have been hosting, catering and entertaining palates and bodies for over 12 years. Our new location boasts a generous bar, hookah lounge, semi private room and, as always, one of the lasting live music venues in Manhattan. Our concept is the cohabitation of flavors, aromas, palettes and palates:) The merging of cross cultural arts, artists performances while dining on slow, authentic and artisanal cuisine is our mission and brand. Hence our namesake, Tagine- Share the Experience We are the only artisanal Moroccan restaurant that has a variety of gluten free dishes on our in-house menu as well as an executive chef who can accommodate any dietary request.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday
2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday
2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
2:00 pm - 4:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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