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Le Souk

47 Ave. B, New York, NY, 10009
nr. 4th St.
212-777-5454

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6
Food: 6
Service: 5
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

52% would go back.

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Great Time & Great Food

By badboynyc11372 on 10/22/2006

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Took my girl to Le Souk last night and had the best time. She really liked the set-up and atmosphere. It's definitely the place to take a date. After we stuffed our faces, we drank some more and danced all night. The staff was a regular riot. They really helped make us feel at home. I would definitely recommend this place to others and will be coming back soon for more.

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258 out of 553 people found this review helpful.

Rapidly gentrifying???

By whirlygig on 5/5/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Has that critic BEEN on Avenue B lately? It's awful. For this reason I would never go here for business or a first date, only with people I know well enough to drag into the 'hood. Once inside though, you'll forget all that. Le Souk may be tiny but is a unique, indulgent experience. It's very cool place, all Casablanca-y, with romantic lanterns and candles everywhere. Service is casual and so is the dress. We were served excellent seafood and lamb for about $15 a plate, perfectly seasoned and cooked to a turn. It's obvious a foodie is behind the line...they take pride in what they put out and it shows! Between courses we lounged on pillows and drank passionfruit martinis. I'm only half kidding when I say they're lucky I'm not still there. In my humble opinion, a super bargain for the quality of the food and a beautiful atmosphere to lose yourself in. I had seen previous posts saying the food was inauthentic but that's just not true. If the neighborhood doesn't scare you off- GO! I doubt you will be disappointed.

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149 out of 282 people found this review helpful.

Good Morracan Food

By jennmoubarek on 5/15/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My husband and I came here for our anniversary last night. We were warmly greeted by the host who looked up our reservation then immediately seated us in one of the tables upstairs. The waitress was pleasant and professional. She knew a lot about the menu and made some great suggestions. I had the Shrimp Kataify and the chicken tagine with preserved lemon. Both were excellent. The chicken tagine had great flavors and texture. My Husband was very happy with the spicy Ajja Merguez appetizer, and for he loved the Lamb Shank stew with Prune sauce and almonds. The atmosphere was great, nice music and a lot of candle light. Overall a nice enjoyable dinner experience and I highly recommend this restaurant.

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151 out of 307 people found this review helpful.

Nice dinner party

By lisa91 on 5/12/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

From beginning to end, it was a blast. My girlfriends and I were greeted warmly by Michel, who we found out later is the owner of the establishment. He made us feel so welcome, as if we were his friends from long ago. I noticed he treated everyone he interacted with the same way, between trips to his kitchen. Two servers took great care of us. Both of us ordered Le Souk family Style prix Fix menu. We were treated to so many wonderful things. Mezza, striped bass, lamb chop, shrimp w/ a fantastic sauce, lamb and my favorite-Cigars and more. It was several delightful small courses that left us perfectly sated. We finished our bottle of pinot noir, which was a perfect temperature. Just a little cooler than room temp, as it should be. A little baklava for dessert w/ the most delicious mint tea I've ever tasted. As we walked out the door, Michel hugged and kissed us All. It was truly a wonderful evening. I thank Michel and his staff from the bottom of my heart and can't wait to go back.

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140 out of 271 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Place

By fabionyc on 5/3/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I was shoked to see some of the negative reviews here: I've been In Le Souk 5 times since it's openning a few Years ago, and I haven't experienced ANY of the problems mentioned in the negative reveiws. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is very nice and relaxing, with some really good Maroccan/Arabic music, the Staff are a very nice , and really makes you feel welcome. It's a great place and does have a very special touch. I am definetely coming back for more. Cheers!

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150 out of 288 people found this review helpful.

An Awesome time

By dsm8677 on 10/22/2006

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Dinner, Dancing, and a great time out in the Lower East Side. Le Souk is truly an example of what a night out in New York should entail. Regardless of what people may think, the staff at Le Souk went out of their way to make our experience enjoyable. If you can't have a good time here, maybe there's something wrong with you.

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272 out of 578 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic Find on Avenue B

By Kristen113 on 7/23/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Whether it’s girl’s night out or a romantic date, Le Souk is a great place to eat, drink and be very merry! The East Village space is very hip, complete with many different rooms to eat and drink in. The music makes you want to get up and dance, but don’t, unless you’re prepared to shake it with the belly dancers! If weather permits, make a reservation and ask to sit in the outdoor garden. If you are going with a very large group (over 10) make every effort to share the round couch area in the back garden. The fluffy white pillows make it a very comfortable place to lounge after indulging in the African/Moroccan Cuisine. The food is reasonable and delicious. If you are into sharing, get a bunch of appetizers. Try the Meze plate and the Vegetable Cigars. The seafood tagine and the Couscous are fabulous-get a few and share them. The Sangria is a little overpriced ($45 a pitcher), but worth every last sip. The staff is very accommodating and very willing to help you with your selections. After your belly is full get a peach hookah, sit back and enjoy the Moroccan atmosphere.

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182 out of 304 people found this review helpful.

Always a great time!

By tangotess on 5/3/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I am really surprised reading these negative reviews!? I have been to Le Souk 4 times and NEVER had a problem. Management let me take a look around for a party idea, and the waiter answered all my questions over the blaring music, but assured me an earlier dinner would not be like that. Next was a really great time with my girlfriend with a bit of a wait, but drinks by the bar didn't faze us. We were gracious and they got our table as soon as they could! The male belly dancer got eveyone happy! We left well fed, entertained, and left a good tip. For an Egyptian friend's belated Bday celebration 3 of us went early and had a great table, fantastic attentive waiter who showed how to smoke the hookah, the food was delicious, our beautiful bellydancer had everyone join in - my friend LOVED this place! I am coming back again very soon! I suggest coming a bit early and with a small group of up to 4, though I did have the 5 or more group policy explained and they claimed repeatedly that there is no REQUIRED prix fix menu.

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144 out of 279 people found this review helpful.

Happy to find a place like Le Souk

By jjayswam on 4/29/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food and Drinks at Le Souk are Very Good.The service it is like any other restaurant in the East Village not too bad .The Belly dancer she fun and energetic she got my Mom to move to the eastern beats.the music selection over all it Fits the place and the Food.Next time my Family will be in New York i will take them To Le Souk for the Good food and Belly Dance show .

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199 out of 349 people found this review helpful.

I Loved LeSouk

By MoMo on 10/22/2006

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My girlfriends and I had a little get together this past Friday @ LeSouk and had a blast. The food was deliscious and our waiter was so cute. The Belly Dancer was the best part of the dinner. He was so sweet and he could really bust a move. It got a little crazy as the night went on only because it was so crowded. But it helped make us feel like we were at a real New York City Nightclub. I definitely want to come back and recommend it to anyone!

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