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Miriam

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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, 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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Great Happy Hour!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2014
Cynthia M
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
342 reviews 342 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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315 reviews 315 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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 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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13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 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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Weehawken, New Jersey
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198 reviews 198 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I ate at Miriam on a Tuesday morning and was shocked that they were serving brunch in the week. I had the 2 eggs a la carte with a salad, potatoes and a side of bacon, it did not disappoint at all! This is probably on the best places to have brunch in Brooklyn period! Coffee also came included with... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love this Chicken Schnitzel… Its huge and delicious. It's right near the Barclays stadium. So if you're going to a Nets game or seeing a concert over there this might be the best place possible to grab a bite before hand.

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bklyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Yes, Miriam does brunch, the long lines prove worthy. However, its wonderful for dinner. I love that I can make the experience feel light and relatively healthy (no health claims here). I often just order the meze and enjoy a plethora of flavors. Some of my favorites include the labaneh cheese, humus, quinoa and watermelon & feta tartar - all... 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: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, 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

Questions & Answers

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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?