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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: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food and Interesting Entertainment

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
joesterfour
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Morristown, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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NJ
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155 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
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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Huntington, NY
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had a delicious dinner 7/19/14 at Tagine. We started with little bites of toasted bread with 2 kinds of spreads: harissa and "green sauce"--garlic, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil. Enjoyed lamb couscous--a big lamb shank with many vegetable on top of couscous--and a vegetable tagine. The currants and cinnamon in the tagine made it aromatic. A slightly hot-flavored sauce came... More 

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New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The food is not bad but it is overpriced, in addition, the desserts on line are $8.50-9.50, in person you will pay $12-13, prices are different on the printed menu. If you are looking for the authentic Moroccan ambiance & atmosphere you will not find it there, the decoration lacks taste and refinement. The young lady who waited us was... More 

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Greenfield, MA
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16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Went on Saturday Night because I discovered Moroccan Tagine dishes and love it. This place did not disappoint. Right off Times Sq. I had chicken tagine and my vegetarian GF had cous-cous dish. I used some of her dish with my tagine because they did not give rice with the tagine. They should! Both very tasty though - had 2... More 

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Vestal, New York
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19 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

My husband and I found this little gem by accident. We went in and the decor was beautiful. It was lunch time and there weren't many people there so we had our pick of tables. We ordered some Moroccan sangria, which was spicy and addictive. We were served these beautiful loaves of bread with some incredibly tasty dipping sauces. We... More 

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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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