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56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012 (Manhattan)
(212) 254-8640
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Ranked #716 of 11,840 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Russian, Israeli
Neighborhood:
SoHo
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Columbus
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
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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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329 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We first came to find this restaurant on a yelp search for a traditional Yemen delight, "Jachnun". The only place that came up, was 12 Chairs. We drove from Westchester and it was worth it. We felt like we were in a hip Tel Aviv cafe. Great atmosphere, fresh tasty food, and all just a short ride down the West... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The restaurant is nice and clean, the juice fresh and just squeezed, highly recommend the israeli breakfast... The feeling is like having breakfast in tel aviv :-)

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Additional Information about 12 Chairs

Address: 56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012
Phone Number: (212) 254-8640
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Russian, Israeli

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