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Miriam

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Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
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79 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-3201 (Prospect Place)
718-622-2250
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Friendly Israeli experience

A warm welcome initiate the experience. Staff is very friendly. Food is good with some excellent dishes and other less attractive. Kitchen production is not consistent. A little pricy Overall good experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A warm welcome initiate the experience. Staff is very friendly. Food is good with some excellent dishes and other less attractive. Kitchen production is not consistent. A little pricy Overall good experience.

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Beverly Hills, CA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ended up at this restaurant when the one we planned to go to was closed. This turned out to be a very nice option. We went with a small group for brunch, which is served until 4:00pm. I had the Israeli breakfast, and it was terrific. Everyone ordered something different, and every choice turned out to be very good.... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I visited Miriam recently on a Sunday afternoon for Brunch. We were a group of 5 with varied eating requirements - we had a vegetarian, one carb-restricted member, one who was lactose-intolerant, one strict carnivore and one omnivore. Thankfully, there was something delicious on the menu for each of us. It's a popular Brunch spot, so we had to wait... More 

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New York City, New York
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342 reviews 342 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

First time having Israeli food and it was very good. To start they provide bread and pickles, which is a nice way to whet your appetite. I tried a number of different mezes (small plates) and my favorites were the meatballs, the zucchini fritters, and the goat cheese and honey. The meatballs were in a pomegranate sauce and reminded me... More 

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Erlangen, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We came across Cafe Miriam just by accident. We were looking for a good place for having breakfast at our first sightseeing day in New York. We had blueberry pancakes and potato pancake two eggs (any style) with labneh cheese, and Israeli salad and coffee and water, of course. It is a lovely place, the waiters are great and they... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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323 reviews 323 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Yes, much of the brunch fare is familiar stuff, eggs, pancakes, etc. But the menu needs to be more thoroughly explored to be truly understood and enjoyed. We started with some of their hummus--excellent! My wife, on the recommendation of another patron, tried the fried middle eastern dough, very unusual for her. But she loved the dish, which was accompanied... More 

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Miriam has the most inventive assortment of middle eastern food. It's always my go-to restaurant with friends from out of town who are already bored with Italian, sushi, and usual pub fair. The ambiance is casual and comfortable and the menu has options for everyone: from small plates to hardy stews. The wine list is varied and well ranging.

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New York City, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I have been to this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. The food is good. Something for everyone. The decor is nice and the staff is lovely. My only complaint is that it can be loud at times and it is sometimes hard to hear your companions.

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South Pole
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

NB the restaurant is misplaced on the map, it's not in Manhattan, but in Brooklyn! We had lunch here, which was pleasant. My dish, with fried eggplant was a little on the oily side (always tricky with eggplant), but otherwise OK. My daughter's dish was good, the home made fries were excellent. The wifi did not work. The music (here... More 

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UK
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We dropped in here one night as the menu sounded good and it was busy and lively. We had to wait a short while for a table but it did not take long and we were encouraged by other people being willing to wait! Drinks options were great and the meze was really good sharing food. The chicken shawarma and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-3201
    (Prospect Place)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-622-2250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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