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12 Chairs

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$$ - $$$
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56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012
+1 212-254-8640
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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great local hidden gem. It was suggested to us by some people who live close by. They come here all the time. If I lived in New York City I would too. The food was delicious, and although it's tiny and tight inside, that adds a quaintness to it that is attractive. The service was good as... More 

Thank kray257
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is delicious. Have visited many many times. Israeli breakfast is a must if you have never had it. The hummus is creamy and flavorfull. The lamb burger is delicious. All the food we have had has been fresh, flavorfull and delicious!!!

Thank Kathy D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food with nice twist, good service, clean. Not a typical new-yorker restaurant. Is serves what considers to be an "Israeli food", but adoptive to everyone. I'll go again for sure next time I'm in the city.

Thank Yuval H
New York City, NY
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a light dinner at 12 Chairs last night. We had been planning on visiting Marcella on Houston but it was closed while making some kind of alterations. 12 Chairs is attractively designed and looks very pleasant. We live near-by and frequently pass the restaurant. The offerings are mid-East with an Israeli emphasis. The room was at near capacity... More 

Thank James H
coconut grove
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120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

The food is fresh and tasty (although the vegetarian cous cous is pretty dull). Very fair prices. The humus and small appetizer plateis are outstanding.

Thank 33map
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120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This is OK place, but you find far better value for money in SoHo. Couscous was dry, fish over cooked, chicken dry. Only really good was hummus and falafel. Service not quite standard.

Thank Vesa M
Queens, New York
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Wow ...was really great experience highly recommend I tried few things like the kabab and the shasuka and it was fresh and good Defiantly I need to come back to try more things in that Manu

Thank thekoren
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 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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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > SoHo
  • Neighborhood: SoHo
  • Phone Number: +1 212-254-8640

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

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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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