Nearby Subway Stops
6 at Spring St.; N, R, W at Prince St.
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
- Good for Groups
- Live Music
- Private Dining/Party Space
- Online Reservation
- Full Bar
- Make a Reservation with opentable.com
Canal St. to 14th St., Lafayette St. to Hudson St.
This venue is closed.
Owners Omar Balouma and Abdellah Ksiyer—the duo behind midtown’s Barbes—spent weeks in Morocco acquiring custom-made tables, multihued cushions, and exotic lighting fixtures to transform L’Occitane’s old coffee bar into Soho’s answer to the Casbah. Their lively main-floor lounge, dominated by a tile fountain and an enormous traditional hanging lamp, now hosts multilingual locals and tourists for drinks, small plates, and larger meals. In the more subdued dining room upstairs, couples and well-mannered groups share classic North African fare like tajines and couscous. Despite the all-Moroccan cooking crew, dishes are clearly tempered for American palates, so you’ll have to wait until the weekend for the East-meets-West idea to be fully realized, by way of a D.J. and a belly dancer. Just tear your eyes away long enough to appreciate the intricate wood moldings and decorative arches whose creator carved parts of Casablanca’s Hassan II mosque.Recommended Dishes
Cigares de crevette, $12; couscous traditionel, $18; rouget tajine, $25
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