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Tagine

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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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Sun - Mon 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Sat 2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Moroccan food, family feel

The atmosphere is warm and quirky - Moroccan decor with an eclectic feel. The menu is fairly traditional Moroccan cuisine, mostly notably the namesake tagines. My mom and I ordered a veggie tagine and a seafood dish to share, which were both amazingly delicious. The tagine in particular was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the place, best service ever, all the stuff are very polite, they make yoy feel welcomed, the food is greaaaat, very clean, and the restaurant is very organized

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Thank Ilham S
New York City, New York
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470 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is warm and quirky - Moroccan decor with an eclectic feel. The menu is fairly traditional Moroccan cuisine, mostly notably the namesake tagines. My mom and I ordered a veggie tagine and a seafood dish to share, which were both amazingly delicious. The tagine in particular was incredibly flavorful. The service was casual, but good. I will definitely... More 

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Thank slsnyc
Medford, NJ
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this outstanding spot as we were hustling to see a play. So glad we decided to wing it,instead of making reservations at someplace tried and true. Had the most delicious cous cous with tender veggies and merquez, and an incredibly tender chicken tagine with preserved lemons. The only downside was we could linger longer. This is a s... More 

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Thank LD38
New Jersey
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The place is great great atmosphere the belly dancer was awesome the location is also perfect would definitely go back

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Thank william b
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Great food, amazing tagine, and great company! The best Moroccan food on New York! For extra entertainment, there is a belly dancer! If you want a great night out, this is the place to go!

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Thank Trish E
The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The food was well-spiced and the atmosphere reminded me of Morocco. I came for the seafood bastilla but it was unfortunately not available then. Nevertheless, my friends and I had a good meal. We were particularly impressed by the hummus (and the sauces that came with it).

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Thank Jennifer_ZJ_L
Indio, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We fortunately found this walking back from the theater. Great classic chicken Tagine, couscous and Lamb Borek. Comfortable, cozy and with a full bar and Hookahs. Not a bit of indigestion after this late night meal. Perhaps it was the pot of Moroccan Mint tea. We did go back for another meal and more Mine Tea.

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Thank Janet B
Bedford, New York
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Have had the pleasure of dining here multiple times and have never been disappointed. Chef Hamid and his wife, Marisa, have created a space which is inviting, comfortable and lots of fun. Besides the terrific food ( lamb Casablanca tagine is nothing short of spectacular; the mezes are scrumptious and the homemade baked Moroccan bread is waiting to sop up... More 

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Thank AUDEIC
Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We just finished a feast in this lovely little restaurant. Chicken Tagine and sampler of three Mezes. Delicious flavors. The best meal we've had while visiting in NYC. The service was perfect. Would not hesitate to return, and highly recommend. One more note- we were here early, so did not experience any unpleasant noise levels. Music was enjoyable.

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Thank bluskyseeker
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

The food was great 5 out of 5, the place itself could of been a bit better furnished. Ok live entertainment be prepared for a loud environment I recommend the chicken bastila my favourite dish. The staff was very friendly!

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Thank Nabila E

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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

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

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