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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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2:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Sat 2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, 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
Very warm service, hearty food. Best lamb tagine

Baklava is one of my favorite desserts and they make their baklava in house. It's really delicious, has subtle rose petals flavor infused, which is something new to me, and i loved it. Lamb tagine is really tender, server explained that it's because they cook it in a clay pot. In house made bread... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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New York City, New York
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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West Islip, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I visited Morocco a few years ago. It was pure magic. When I came back to New York I found the best Moroccan restaurant in Tagine, first in 9th Avenue and now in its new location. The bastilla is out of this world. The tagines are supreme. The music is authentic and haunting. The setting is intimate, exotic and friendly.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for years and it's still our very special place where we celebrate birthdays and special occasions. We love it because the food is wonderful and the service is friendly and warm. We have had many delightful evenings enjoying the fine food, listening to great music and watching fabulous dancers. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Tagine is an oasis in the middle of the bustling fashion district, a haven amid midtown traffic. With amazing live music, rustic and authentic tagines, and delicious hookahs, I couldn't recommend a more complete dining experience. My favorite tagine is lamb: savory and sweet. It goes well with Moroccan mint tea or a nice red wine from the region. Afterwards... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a wonderful place to go. Very warm atmosphere laid back. And they make you feel like family. Went for my birthday &they sang Happy Birthday with out me even asking. It felt like I was with family and Hamid and Zaahir are such beautiful people. I would tell the whole word to come and eat drink and have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Very heart warming. Awesome environment with an even more amazing staff! Welcomed us in and treated us like old friends. Great show as well to go with food and hookah.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Baklava is one of my favorite desserts and they make their baklava in house. It's really delicious, has subtle rose petals flavor infused, which is something new to me, and i loved it. Lamb tagine is really tender, server explained that it's because they cook it in a clay pot. In house made bread is served with two sauces, I... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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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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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