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208 First Ave., New York, NY 10009 40.73025 -73.983001
nr. 12th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-529-6868 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Price Range: $$

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Sun-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Catering
  • Online Reservation


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Canal St. to 34th St., FDR Dr. to Sixth Ave.


Lebanese native Roland Semaan opened this Lebanese restaurant that makes its own pita bread for a take on pizza called, yes, "pitzas" and "sandweechet," wraps stuffed with marinated meats and spread with garlic aïoli. With housemade mezze like hummus, tabouleh, and baba ghanouj, plus platters of grilled meats, the small spot should give competition to similar, packed Middle Eastern neighbor Café Mogador. The atmosphere combines soft lighting and clunky wood tables with stone-toned exposed brick and tile walls. Plus, the owners scored beer and wine licenses to pour some Lebanese bottles.