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“neighborhood spot”
Review of Salam Restaurant

Salam Restaurant
Ranked #4,156 of 13,684 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: African, Middle Eastern
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: West Village
Saigon
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“neighborhood spot”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

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.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Delightful service, food, ambience”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

At the end of a long day it was a pleasure to sit and slowly partake of the myriad dishes that comprise the Salam meza plate - a delicious assortment of vegetarian (baba ghanoush, hummus, yogurt/cucumber salad, cous cous, dolmades) and meat (lamb, chicken, merguez) dishes. We enjoyed all this with mint tea in a casual Sunday evening. This is not a place to grab a quick bite; the atmosphere is relaxed and unhurried, the service casual but steady.

  • Visited April 2012
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new york
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“Terrible service + small portions = bad deal”
Reviewed April 23, 2010

I went here with a few friends to try something different, the décor of the restaurant was alluring but don’t let that fool you. It took our waiter deno 20 minutes to serve or even acknowledge our presence and even then he wasn’t of much help. He couldn’t tell me anything about the food or how its prepared and so I couldn’t order a lot of the items out of fear over my allergies. And when we did get our order the portioning was so small it was barely enough to satisfy us. Overall I am not too fond of this location, like previously said there are way too many great alternatives in this great city to dine here. v

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nyc
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“great place for a celebration with friends and family”
Reviewed November 30, 2009

Salam had wonderful middle eastern food, Be sure to get some appetizers like the garlicy hommos or spicy merguez sausage. If you are with a group, get maza [small sishes of hot and cold appetizers and salads] so that you can try all the appetizers and still have room for the delicious main courses, like chicken and curried rice baked in fillo and the best lamb chops in nyc. I love the not too sweet pistachio baklava for dessert. Salam has some nice drink specials, so you can have a party and not leave broke

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Austin, Texas
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed July 6, 2009

Used to enjoy coming here a few times a year for the falafel, the phylo pastry dishes, the curry dishes. Ate there on June 26 and was truly disappointed. Not well prepared. The only tasty item -- and it was great -- was the baklava. Service was alright but what is the point when the care that the kitchen used to have is gone. Too many other mid-eastern options in this town to go here.

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