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12 Chairs

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Neighborhood:
SoHo
Middle Eastern, Russian, Israeli
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56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012
(212) 254-8640
Today
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 40
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  • 35
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  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Popular neighborhood cafe

We went for dinner on a Sunday evening having passed by earlier in the afternoon. It looked like it had been full all day and we were lucky to get a table. Food was good - we had burgers but middle eastern food is a speciality - washed down with some nice Israeli wine. Service was pleasant and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went for dinner on a Sunday evening having passed by earlier in the afternoon. It looked like it had been full all day and we were lucky to get a table. Food was good - we had burgers but middle eastern food is a speciality - washed down with some nice Israeli wine. Service was pleasant and efficient and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This place had great service and excellent food. The space is a little tight along the walls with lots of close seating but spread out more in the middle. We had a hummus and falafel appetizer with fresh baked pita that was delicious. The chicken schnitzel was perfect and the Israeli salad was fresh. I thought the waitress was on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

been here ten or twelve times over the few years. always very good food, often crowded. unusual menu. great place to bring out of town friends, or a casual business breakfast, or a place to read and have coffee.

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Vancouver, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This place welcomes w/ an open, airy, & cozy environment, on a busy corner near the Williamsburg Bridge. The staff was helpful & friendly, and accommodated a few personal requests, as well as helping us add more to our choices w/ their custom tweeks. We ordered the schnitzel salad (fried chicken steak on an Israeli salad) & grilled chicken salad... More 

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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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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Columbus
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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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20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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79 helpful votes 79 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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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
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoHo

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SoHo
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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