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12 Chairs

56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012 (Manhattan)
(212) 254-8640
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Ranked #719 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
  • Any
English first
Oakville, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Milan, Italy
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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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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