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78 Second Ave. , New York, NY 10003 40.726428 -73.989201
at 5th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-253-5410 Send to Phone

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

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Mon-Thu, 4pm-11pm; Fri-Sat, 4pm-midnight; Sun, 3pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Great Desserts
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Online Ordering


  • Beer and Wine Only



Delivery Area

1st St. to 14th St., First Ave. to Broadway


Algerian-born owners Salima and Mehenni Zebentout honor the varied culinary history of North Africa — Moroccan, Berber, and French influences abound — with Nomad, a cozy space in the East Village. Couscous, phyllo dough, and tajines hold prime positions on the extensive menu, which divides itself into small plates and heavier entrées good for sharing. Standouts include the flavor-packed merguez lamb sausages prepared by hand, and mussels steeped in garlic, cumin, and tomato sauce. When fully occupied, the narrow front room can feel a bit cramped, though ornate lighting casts lovely, elaborate shadows on red-tile and candlelit walls. If possible, take up the spacious back room, where Moroccan handicrafts line the shelves and murals of traders decorate the stucco walls — in good weather, head to the enclosed outdoor garden. For dessert, try the North African cookies, which come in an assortment that includes intricately layered, honey-soaked baklava, and powdery, almond-stuffed cherek, perfect for dipping into sweet tea, served in traditionally small glasses with sprigs of fresh mint.

Pre-Theatre Prix Fixe

Nomad offers an early evening pre-fixe menu of soup, salad, entrée, and a glass of red or white wine for $13.95 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.

Recommended Dishes

Merguez, $14; seafood tagine, $19; North African cookies, $8