Salam is one of my neighborhood favorites; low key, comfortable, reliably good cuisine, relaxing decor. It's great in the summer when you can sit outside in the tiny Moroccan-style garden, as people stroll by along 13th Street. The zellij tile tables and fountains, the gorgeous green, turquoise and deep maroon of the North African decor is immediately relaxing -- it's like finding a little oasis in the midst of the city bustle. Salam has been in the neighborhood for a long time, 20 or 30 years, and for a long time in this location. The cuisine is Middle Eastern; beginning like they do the the Magrib with black olives, olive oil and pita, order appetizers -- the hummus, baba ganoush, dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), the falafel, the spanikopita (spinach pie. The lamb and chicken are excellent, good curries, nice kebabs. The baklava is excellent for dessert. The ambiance is relaxing; the staff are friendly, efficient without being intrusive. I've always had an excellent time here, and I find it a good place to meet people, guests from out of town, or long-time friends. It's in an easy location for people to find; easy to grab a taxi on Sixth Ave late at night, near all the subways, or -- for me, a nice walk home.
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