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12 Chairs

56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012 (Manhattan)
(212) 254-8640
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Ranked #497 of 11,378 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Russian, Israeli
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Warm, welcoming and charmingly rustic. Humble, friendly staff create a perfect breakfast stop. To top it off, the best Israeli breakfast I've had to date.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We order takeout from here all the time but had a great time visiting. It's a cute, small restaurant with a friendly staff and the food never fails. Be sure to get the special sauce!

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Every time i visit nyc, have to go back to this place, best israelí food in town !! small place but excellent food (even that the kitchen staff is mexican, they are well trained about israelí food) Dont miss it !

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

when walking the soho, have a cup of coffee with the Israeli breakfast they have there, we really love it.

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New York City, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of my favorite places in NYC - They have wonderful Israeli breakfast just like in Israel and the whole menu is very delicious. I went there several times and was always happy with the food and the service. Very recommended.

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great Choice for breakfast. The best bread with a homemade Cream Cheese! wow amazing. Spend 4 nights in the Four Points Sheraton and we walk every morning to 12 chairs. The best! Kids friendly and the best music for a breakfast. Sinatra and Air!!

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Buffalo, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

My husband and our 3 married daughters had brunch (total of 8) on Sunday before going to the airport. Great choices, reasonable price, expeditious service and friendly servers. Our party sampled a variety of things. Yogurt, oatmeal, omelettes and an Israeli breakfast. They serve baskets of the freshest, crusty and most delicious bread. A homemade cream cheese spread accompanies the... More

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Lawrence, KS
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

hile checking Yelp for some high quality Mediterranean food someone heard us mention “12 chairs” and raved about the Israeli food and sold us. Whether it was guerrilla marketing or happenstance, I’m sure glad we ended up here because it was an amazing experience. I’ve had pita and hummus before but never quite like this. Everything was extremely fresh and... More

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Scotch Plains
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117 reviews 117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Although the restaurant describes itself as Israeli, and offers a variety of middle eastern food, they also offer breakfast foods all day....and for those of us who love omelettes for dinner, this cozy place is a real find. You will need reservations, as it is a small venue.

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Shanghai, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Coming from Asia and living in Shanghai we had a chance to visit this cozy place with a friend couple, and have been amazed by the sophisticated choice of plates with all the different tastes which we are normally not used to have. We very much liked the hummus and the avocado hummus which has been an extraordinary taste compared... More

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