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12 Chairs

56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012 (Manhattan)
(212) 254-8640
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Ranked #616 of 11,649 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Russian, Israeli
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Milan, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We've been there two times in a row and we plan to return again. Simple food well done, good middle eastern wine selection, and decent pricing. Hummus and falafel freshly made and tasty.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

12 Chairs is a favorite for all of us where I work because they are fast and the food is consistently good. While they have regular diner-type dishes, they are upscale and charming. The humus is great and the chicken schnitzel one of our favorites. You can also get eggs any time of the day.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Hotel Hugo was not open for breakfast, so we walked a couple of blocks and found this lovely little restaurant. Great, old neighborhood feel. Many items to choose from and the freshly squeezed grapefruit juice was perfect. We had a wonderful breakfast. Wait staff terrific. We were heading to Brooklyn and I wasn't sure how long it would take us,... More

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Also for dinner - they have a good selection of wine, and very nice, simple food - salad with chicken is usually very boring but I love it here - the chicken is warm on top of the cool salad, and very flavorful and moist - the hummus is great too - It's really nice when they open the big... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very nice small restaurant-mediterranean cuisine. Had lunch and breakfast there. Both meals very good. The service was friendly and excellent and the meal quality very good. The location is great and would highly recommend for those looking for a good local restaurant in the SOHO area. Good value

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Stockholm, Sweden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Went here for dinner, saw the place and decided to pop in. Crazy mix of Israeli, Moroccan and "Bulgarian?!" cuisine. The food was very tasty and the atmospehere felt very "local". I got the impression that this is where the New Yorkers themselves eat, away from the touristy Meatpacking District. The service was friendly and attentive. Try the Israeli guacamole... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

First time in New York and I needed to find a restaurant for my breakfast somewhere near from my hotel. I chose this restaurant based on the review on TripAdvisor and it was great. I really liked the restaurant's relaxed atmosphere and enjoyed the food.

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Plano, Texas
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37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Turned out to have amazing tasty falafel, bangs push, couscous the Lebanese works!!! Lots of Jewish Hebrew writings all over the place and influence of Israeli cuisine on menu. If you're near Houston at, a good place for a tasty quick middle eastern meal

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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 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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