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221 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
+1 646-373-6265
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“lamb tagine” (6 reviews)
“merguez” (2 reviews)
“hummus” (4 reviews)
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Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
221 West 38th Street, New York City, NY 10018
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Reviewed March 25, 2017

This place sounded like it had promise, but there were several issues. When we arrived to claim our reservation on a chilly evening, they wanted to seat us very near the door, even though it wasn't busy yet. We asked for a table further from...More

Thank NJTraveler13
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Dropped in on the day of the "great blizzard of 2017". The place looking homey and inviting. Had never had tagine before, so we got some advice from the server. He praised everything on the menu and claimed quantities were over-the-top. We ordered the vegetarian...More

Thank richard k
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

I have worked 2 blocks away for years but never visited. Looks kind of dark, danky and forbidden from the outside. But my wife was in the mood for Moroccan and she said it had a good rating so off we went. What fun. You...More

Thank swid9
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Dropped in on a cold day and had such a warm reception. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere is very comfortable and welcoming. A must try if you are in the area. Looking forward to the next time.

Thank Barry C
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

This is located near bens kosher deli on 38th street. We like bena and the PIZZA place next door. The pizza place was closed and someone outside the morrocqn place asked us to come inside. The sign said belly dancing and I did not want...More

Thank Valerie L
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Excellent Moroccan food! It's a great spot for a pre-theater dinner, but allow time as the dishes take time to prepare. We started with the cold Meze plate choosing hummus (very creamy with lots of tahini), khobiza and a lentil tapenade. Served with their semolina...More

Thank BoxfordTraveler
Reviewed January 24, 2017

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...More

Thank paul h
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...More

Thank Jtrooney75
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...More

Thank AlanONYC
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...More

Thank Ivy C
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like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
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and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Dinner, Lunch, 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, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
2:00 pm - 4:00 am
2:00 pm - 4:00 am
2:00 pm - 4:00 am
2:00 pm - 4:00 am
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
  • E-mail
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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