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12 Chairs

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Middle Eastern, Russian, Israeli
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56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012
(212) 254-8640
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great find

This is s great breakfast location in Soho. We were impressed with the food and service. Also, you can't beat their prices. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is s great breakfast location in Soho. We were impressed with the food and service. Also, you can't beat their prices. Highly recommended.

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

There are not many spots to sit down for breakfast that could find, but this is a great find. Cozy and great Italian coffee. Had Shakshuka for the first time. Yum. Looks like a good spot for wines as well.

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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

We ate breakfast at 12 Chairs and stumbled on it while walking on vacation. The decor is so cute and the food was better! We had the best French toast we've ever had and we're not in our 20s - we've been around a few more decades. Our waiter was quite possibly the nicest we had during our stay in... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a Christmas time NY visit. Instead of looking in line and hoping for the best this was the fist recommendation the hotel staff made. We specifically asked for breakfast but quickly ordered lunch items due to the variety on the menu. Breakfast options were plentiful, however, my husband didn't want to pass on an opportunity... More 

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Shabbington, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Atmospheric, dark and crowded this is a gem of a place for a low key bite. The israeli salad is always a treat. L'Chayim!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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200 reviews 200 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great setting, efficient staff and a menu that is a little different from the norm but delivers. Came here for brunch and enjoyed the poached eggs in a spicy tomato sauce, served with delicious bread. Coffee was good and the pecan pie with vanilla ice-cream for dessert was spot on, both in taste and portion size. I really enjoyed this... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Israeli-themed - traditional food like blintzes and some Lebanese cuisine. Homemade cauliflower soup was delicious! Nice cozy place to have lunch.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The breakfast at 12 chairs is a Healthy but pricier alternative to the diner type breakfast. Pancakes, sandwiches and oatmeal come in freshly made large portions. The coffee is good and the atmosphere is nice.

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New York City, New York
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215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

12 chairs has the best schnitzel (breaded chicken) you can get in NYC. It's a large portion of 2 big slices and delicious. They also have a delicious stuffed cabbage dish and Israeli salad. The food is middle eastern/Israeli and always reliable.

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Oakville, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Ohhh this place is Awesome!! The Mango & Avacado salad to die for!! The Watermelon slushie/smoothie a huge hit. Good Wine Selection. Great Pitas & Humus. Brie & Pesto sandwich another hit. Kids liked the French toast, with Fresh Fruit! Really good & unique dishes. Super Fresh. Small place, fills up quickly. Not the best for a large party....as there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > SoHo
  • Neighborhood: SoHo
  • Phone Number: (212) 254-8640

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Russian, Israeli
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 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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Once the artistic hub of New York, SoHo is now one of the premiere shopping destinations in the world. Housing everything from the most popular luxury brands to swank boutiques you won’t find anywhere else, this is a sophisticated shopper’s dream come true. Broadway is teeming with big-name stores and people during the day, while Prince and Spring Streets are the other main drags to explore. Take a detour down the quieter side streets to see the real star of the district – the world’s largest collection of intricate and elegant cast-iron architecture. What were once warehouses and art studios are now meticulously restored loft buildings favored by many of New York’s celebrities, making SoHo one of the trendiest addresses in the city.
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