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12 Chairs

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56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2930
(212) 254-8640
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The blueberry pancakes were really tasty. My friend ordered a hummus, falafel meal and also loved it. The restaurant itself is also very cool. Good atmosphere and tasty food! Really worth it!

Thank Mariezula
Nashville, Tennessee
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

12 Chairs is a quaint Middle Eastern/Israeli style restaurant located in SOHO. My family ate there recently for dinner. Our food was outstanding and the menu allowed for a tremendous number of selections ranging from breakfast all day to Middle Eastern classics like hummus, stuffed grape leaves and Israeli salad. They have a more substantial dinner menu also. We all... More 

Thank Stewart P
Brighton, Michigan
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place with my family. The hummus was some of the best I've ever had and the chicken livers were out of this world. I will definitely go back!

Thank Suzie B
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific neighborhood spot. We live around the corner and have walked by this place for years and never went in. It's a casual Israeli place with solid, good food at very reasonable priced. Atmosphere is very easy going with friendly service. We had fish and chicken salad. Both were quite good. The babaganoush was great! We will be back.

Thank Tim S
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Good israeli breakfast For israeli who want israeli food We found it by mistake Hebrew spiking מקום נחמד לישראלים

Thank Ronaharon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Very Good breakfast Made exectly the way breakfast should Be made With liquid egges and a lot of Good spices

Thank noy a
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The chopped salad with tahini is amazing. The schnitzel was tasty too. The long line outside suggested how popular was this restaurant.

Thank yglick
Bath, United Kingdom
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336 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here as we were in dire need of a drink and some shade as it was so hot. The restaurant was very busy but we managed to get a small table tucked away in a corner. Once we looked at the menu we decided to have something to eat. I had the Greek salad whereas my husband had... More 

Thank Vivacat12
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

It's unusual for me to dine alone and when I approached the location around lunchtime, the swell of people causally quite happily waiting outside, seemed ominous. My wait of 15 minutes was less than most but it was worth every second. The dips and hummus were very tasty and my chicken schnitzel salad was the best meal I've had for... More 

Thank kieran r
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We waited about 45 minutes to get one appetizer, then at least another half hour to get our lunch entrees. Food was tasty. Service friendly and apologetic, but apologies can only go so far when the food doesn't arrive. Because of the slow service I don't think I'll return.

Thank gg g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Russian, Kosher
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2930
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > SoHo
  • Neighborhood: SoHo
  • Phone Number: (212) 254-8640

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

Staying in SoHo

Neighborhood Profile
Once the artistic hub of New York, SoHo is now one of the premiere shopping destinations in the world. Housing everything from the most popular luxury brands to swank boutiques you won’t find anywhere else, this is a sophisticated shopper’s dream come true. Broadway is teeming with big-name stores and people during the day, while Prince and Spring Streets are the other main drags to explore. Take a detour down the quieter side streets to see the real star of the district – the world’s largest collection of intricate and elegant cast-iron architecture. What were once warehouses and art studios are now meticulously restored loft buildings favored by many of New York’s celebrities, making SoHo one of the trendiest addresses in the city.
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