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Le Caire Lounge

189 E. 3rd St., New York, NY 10009 40.722929 -73.983496
nr. Ave. B  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-777-7447 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

lecairelounge.com

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.

Prices

$11.95-$19.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Singles Scene
  • Online Ordering
  • Delivery after 10pm
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

Grand St. to 14th St., FDR Dr. to Broadway

Profile

This venue is closed.

Le Caire is the French word for Cairo, and the Mediterranean offerings here take an Egyptian bent. Appetizer plates are popular items, with mezzes like crispy, doughnut-shaped falafel, and smooth hummus and baba ghannouj. Foul mudammes, a spicy purée of fava beans and tahini, is excellent and the vegetarian stuffed grape leaves are homemade. Kebabs highlight the short list of entrées, from lamb, shrimp, or chicken shish, to ground kofte, all heavily charred and served with a side of moist rice. For most patrons, however, the kitchen offerings are trumped by the lure of smoke and drink. Hookahs burning fragrant fruit-tinged tobaccos top most tables. An elevated D.J. platform gets a tiny dance floor moving, with weekend belly dancers joining a U.N.-worthy lineup of samba, house, reggaeton, and world music. The cashbah-like main room and snug basement annex get cramped, and between the pounding beats and dim lights, food quickly becomes an afterthought.

Note

An automatic 18 percent gratuity is added to all tabs, regardless of the size of the party.

Recommended Dishes

Mezze falafel combo, $13.95

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