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Mariam

975 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.68289 -73.963957
nr. Washington St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-398-3930 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: African/Moroccan
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

C at Clinton-Washington Aves.

Prices

$7-$12

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

This venue is closed.

Clinton’s Hill’s Mariam is the kid sister to the perennially popular Salimata in Harlem. While Mariam’s echo-y dining room has a slightly antiseptic feel—white walls, linoleum tables—the fiery fare is anything but ho-hum. West African cuisine is known for its heat, so beware the orange African hot pepper, which garnishes many of the dishes. For relief, there’s Mariam’s homemade crushed-ginger juice, which leaves the tongue tingling. One of the chefs hails from Guinea, and so do the more memorable sides, like starchy ackee, gelatinized granules made from fermented cassava; it tastes like springier couscous. In the African tradition, meats and fish arrive with plenty of identifying parts intact: The braised tilapia is served whole, complete with gaping mouth, hollow eye sockets, and feathery tail. Negotiating its many (many) little bones can be a laborious process, but the palm-oil-brushed flesh is that much more savory when sucked off the skeleton.

Recommended Dishes

Braised tilapia with plantains, $12; grilled lamb with ackee, $10

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