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12 Chairs

56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012 (Manhattan)
(212) 254-8640
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Ranked #632 of 11,622 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
  • French first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Worcester, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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