• Nomad

  • African/Moroccan $15-$23
  • 78 Second Ave.
    New York, NY 10003
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone: 212-253-5410
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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 accented with green charmoula sauce. When fully occupied, the narrow front room used to feel feel a bit cramped, but they’ve expanded the restaurant, and ornate lighting casts lovely, elaborate shadows on the 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 baklawa and shabakia, a traditional fried Moroccan cookie covered in honey and sesame, perfect for dipping into sweet tea, served in traditionally small glasses with sprigs of fresh mint.
http://nomadny.com
  • Hours

    Mon-Thu, 4pm-11pm Fri-Sat, 4pm-11:30pm Sun, 2pm-10:30pm

  • Prices

    $15-$23

  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

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

  • Alcohol

    Beer and Wine Only

  • Reservations

    Recommended

  • Delivery Area

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

  • Delivery Hours

    Mon-Thu, 4pm-11pm Fri-Sat, 4pm-11pm Sun, 3pm-10pm

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