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Tagine

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$$ - $$$
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Midtown
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221 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018 (40th Street)
+1 646-373-6265
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2:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Sun - Mon 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Sat 2:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are always on the look-out for the perfect couscous that we so enjoyed in France. We found that delicious food, atmosphere and staff at Tagine Fine Moroccan Cuisine in NYC! The meal ,from the wine to the couscous with chicken and lamb to the dessert, was delicious. Hamid not only helped us pick out the perfect wine but took... More 

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80 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

My darling and I happened upon Tangine on our way to the MET on Friday night. We made reservations via text (very convenient) for 8pm. The pluses were the excellently prepared food (lamb tangine, couscous), service and the live music. The minuses were that it was super (uncomfortably) packed and so the belly dancing couldn't be seen except by a... More 

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Ardsley on Hudson, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Very good (not as good as actually in Morocco but very good nonetheless) we shared two items lamb casablanca and beef short ribs tanginess both very good (albeit the later rather pricey versus former $45 vs $ 27) have to pay additional for couscous (recommended to soak up the sauces ) We made the mistake of ordering two desserts (honey... More 

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New York
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

While the layout enables parties large and small, this place feels cozy with a funky and culturally enjoyable Moroccan flare. The food is tasty. A very good menu for those who enjoy Moroccan chicken and lamb dishes, and equally tempting for those who want to eat veggie or vegan. Good to feast on your own platter. More fun if you... More 

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St. Thomas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We had planned a work team event at Tagine as we were looking for something that was close to some transit and this one wasn't too far from either Penn Station of 33rd street station. We got there about 15-20 minutes earlier than our reservation. Apart from one table being occupied, all the rest of the tables were empty. We... More 

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Thank LavinaUS
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I came here to see some friends perform belly dancing it's s great bar atmosphere I've been here only 2 x first time just had drinks and watched show got up and dance. 2x time I decided to eat dinner. I ordered juice they brought out a half of cup which was mixed with lemon. I wasn't crazy about the... More 

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Tagineding, Owner at Tagine, responded to this review

We apologize for your negative experience, however the prices are clearly listed on our menus and although we were very busy that night, there wasn't any delay in service . Thank you and again we look forward to seeing you at Matt's events in the future. Warm regards, Marisa More 

NYC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This was my second time here - I shared the lamb tagine, and it was very good and worth the $24. I found the side of couscous to be risible - $8 for a soup ladle worth of couscous is a joke. The bread and sauces were excellent - the harrissa is very hot, very good. This time there was... More 

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Tagineding, Owner at Tagine, responded to this review

Thank you very much!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Love this place!! Very chilled out and relaxing atmosphere! Service is fantastic and waiter went above and beyond! Shisha here is also very good! I've been to a few hookah bars here in NYC and this by far is the best! Highly recommend and will come back here again!!!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I have walked by this location so many times and never knew it was there! Started with a Moroccan tea, absolutely delicious, black tea with mint! We ordered small plates of hummus, kale and peas and each was great. The hummus was particularity good, smooth texture and a strong lemon tang to the flavor. This was served with the house,... More 

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Spring, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Went for lunch and the place was packed. Despite that, we were seated fairly quickly (party of 6). It was my first time there. Great service and very friendly. I had the Spicy Chicken Tagine....out of this world.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
Cuisine
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Buffet, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday
2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday
2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
2:00 pm - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
    (40th Street)
  • Public Transportation: A, C & E trains to 42nd Street/Port Authority.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 646-373-6265
Description
Like a rose that blossoms out of a sidewalk crack, Tagine sweetens the NYC theatre district with an exotic and alluring perfume. Moroccan lamps, handwoven berber textiles and cushy seating create an understated elegance. Habitues of the restaurant/lounge steep themselves in the Maghreb, sipping luscious orange blossom sangria, savoring fragrant tagines, entranced by belly dancers and hookah pipes. What a shock to step outside, following this amazing melange of sensory delights and find not camels and dunes, but rather midtown Manhattan! Aside from the beautiful and comfortably decorated interior, Tagine's kitchen is dynamic, baking its own semolina bread daily, and encasing its own lamb merguez. A variety of 'Tagines' are featured at the restaurant. There are several different cous cous selections on the menu, and mouthwatering house specialties include "bastilla", a Moroccan pheasant pie, and "moquadimat," a selection of appetizers, ordered a la carte or as a mixed platter. Included in the wine list, is a diverse selection of Moroccan varieties, which delightfully accompany the menu. Don't walk away from your table without sampling "Halahwyat" the most delightful, hand rolled traditional confections and pastries, graciously served with mint tea or Moroccan spiced coffee. We have been hosting, catering and entertaining palates and bodies for over 12 years. Our new location boasts a generous bar, hookah lounge, semi private room and, as always, one of the lasting live music venues in Manhattan. Our concept is the cohabitation of flavors, aromas, palettes and palates:) The merging of cross cultural arts, artists performances while dining on slow, authentic and artisanal cuisine is our mission and brand. Hence our namesake, Tagine- Share the Experience We are the only artisanal Moroccan restaurant that has a variety of gluten free dishes on our in-house menu as well as an executive chef who can accommodate any dietary request.

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