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“Decent food, smallish portions.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Moustache

Moustache
1621 Lexington Avenue, corner of 102nd Street, New York City, NY (Harlem)
212.828.0030
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Ranked #4,808 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: African, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Large groups
Neighborhood: Harlem
New York City, New York
2 reviews
“Decent food, smallish portions.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I have eaten in the restaurant as well as done takeout. The staff is not the friendliest and I'm usually not one to note this in a review. The food itself is ok. The lamb kebabs are ground lamb meatballs which I don't think are even as good as lamb off a spit from a street meat (halal) cart. The falafel is pretty good here but I would never say this place is a good value.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cheshire, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Looks Like a Hole In the Wall but it isn't-Try it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Excellent good. Very nice atmosphere. Recommend the restaurant highly. Humus was excellent as was their mouszaka.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Outrageous home made Middle Eastern food in Harlem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

It is so good sometimes to just run into an expected place in an unexpected corner far from your neighborhood... My wife and I were hungry in East Harlem and saw this French-looking place with a terrace, corner of Lex and 102st. It turned out to be a middle-eastern spot, owned by a very warm guy named Salam, who was happy to serve us, to share with us his best dishes, everything tasted fresh and just made, excelletn Mousaka and starters as we never had in NYC, very good lamb and don't miss the yogurt w Papaya and the baklavas. No need for Zagat stars or stupid reviews in fancy magazines: this place is just an oasis in the mediocre and overrated NYC food scene where you pay absurd sums to swallow pre-made dishes cooked with no love (Oh, grandmas, how needed you are in NYC kitchens!)
Don't miss Moustache if you are in Harlem, living or just visiting. Excellent music, BTW, Edith Piaff, tango, flamenco, contemporary arab music...delicious place, we'll be back whenever possible

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Not a fan”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Not a welcoming place. The staff seemed apathetic about us being there. The food was overpriced and not very tasty.

Visited March 2012
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Manchester
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95 reviews 95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Chilled out pizza/middle eastern”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Went for lunch. Tried the foul and the pizza, both tasty. Brooklyn beer was nice too. Its in a good corner spot to watch the world go by. Service was slightly weird - we both had pizza but they didn't bring them at the same time, and there was a girl there who 'wasnt working there but could she get us anything?' Looks to be popular with locals, most of whom were tucking on to the middle eastern stuff rather than pizzas - that might be the way to go.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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