221 W. 38th St., New York, NY, 10018
nr. Seventh Ave.
By Fella174 on 9/27/2010
Food was overpriced (and I am one to spend a couple of dollars when eating out... a couple of my favorite restaurants; Peter Lugers, Uncle Jacks, Carmines, Tao's, Gyu-Kaku, Sofritos and many more) Service was horrible, when asking our waiter what would be a highlight dish, he looked @ me as if I was speaking to him in another language. I wasn't impressed w/ my food (however I did become sick the very next day) The kicker was when the bill came, we had to go through it w/ a fine-tooth pick comb.. I mean we had items we didn't order and when we brought this to the waiters attention, he'll go fix it... however the new bill came back with more added items we never order. The decor was dingy and dark (good thing I had my cellphone to pay close attention to my bill) Ok ok ok... the belly dancing & the fire dancing was pretty awesome... but that was all! I'm not one to do a review but my experience with this place could not go unannounced!
By notmandavid on 10/16/2008
Everything was perfect . . . the atmosphere, the service, the music, the decor, and especially the food. I had the chicken tangine with the restaurant's specialty bread. Incredible mix of flavours and presentation. I don't understand another reviewer's complaint that the food had no flavour . . either his taste buds are dead or he ate at a different restaurant). A wonderful meal, with a glass of wine, for $30. A unique dining experience.
By lovymarisa on 4/18/2007
Unlike the reviewer above, this oasis in the middle of midtown manhattan is not only welcoming, warm and friendly, it tries to be as accomodating as possible, and unfortunately sometimes it is filled to capacity, which understandably would upset some patrons who feel they are being ignored or snubbed. Our experience over the past 5 years has been the complete opposite, the handcrafted food is always fresh and consistent, bursting with flavor, delicately spiced and very healthy! We actually love the sangria, which is fruity, fresh and yes strong...the pitchers they serve are more than generous and Tagine often offers free half pitchers. The managers or owners, always send shots to tables or complimentary desserts as well. And yes they are absolutely still in business, they obviously succeeded in putting many smiles on peoples faces and tummies
By edpolanco10 on 1/22/2007
Went to see jazz band on a sunday night. Music was good but food was terrible and expensive. Food had no flavor or taste.
By Akhan on 8/28/2004
Contrary to the man before who wrote a reivew of complete ones this place is excellent. While not too busy on weekdays, weekends it is bustling and full with energy. They have a large bar selection and the tendresses and waiters are all friendly! The food is to die for though and pricing reasonable. I've run up tabs ranging from $60-$120 a night on two-four people not including tip for a night out to have an appetizer and have a few drinks each. The belly dancing was great everyone was into it and she even encouraged others to stand and dance providing everyone with an entertaining night. The atmosphere and mood along with music all fit in perfectly. The owners are nice and always there with a friendly smile ensuring that everyone has the best time possible. I encourage everyone to go atleast once and try it for themselves I'm sure many will become repeat visitors.
By JasperJed on 8/25/2004
As I waited just past the door with my out-of-town friend, a huffy young trust-fundee breezed by and spoke to his friend the owner (or manager) imploring his need for a table for 9. I snorted as the table for 2 that surely was to be mine was snatched away by an indifferent hostess and was then told that I would have to wait "about 20 minutes". The New Yorker in me was restrained by my out of town friend. An hour later and still no table. After amusement with the eurotrash crowd and the bad belly dancing had worn thin ("including a man tonight! so rare!" Svetlana at the bar told us), and the glass of medicinal-tasting sangria (which should have been complimentary but wasn't) had disappeared, I bid a lusty goodbye to this tacky slack joint. Fortunately, we found a real restaurant serving real food professionally - enabling us to forget the foul experience of this place. In a word: AVOID. And laugh righteously when they go out of business.