7523 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11209
at 76th St.
By MikeBrody on 7/13/2012
Im Italian and always go to bay ridge for Italian food. This is by far the best food in bay ridge. I was never crazy about middle eastern food but this is just plain great food. I like sitting by the bar and ordering whatever the bartender recommends. Both food and drinks. I really enjoy ordering a bunch of salads and apps and just picking on anything that comes out of the kitchen. its all good. the knaffi dessert is awesome. amazing! Blows away tiramisu, which used to be my favorite.
By adela on 1/6/2011
Fabulous take on traditional middle eastern food. This is where the Lebanese and Palestinians eat. Large portions at a great price. Good atmosphere.
By annab080 on 5/10/2010
Went on Mother's Day with my family and the food was fantastic. I highly recommend the lamb sambosek (small pastries filled with spiced ground lamb), hummus, cauliflower salad, feta cheese pies, chicken fetti, and mint tea. The entree portions are very generously sized and even though the restaurant was packed the service was good. I can't wait to go back and try their mojitos.
By JDS on 5/3/2010
Yes, the food is good, but c'mon; it's not hardly the best middle eastern restaurant in the city, and not even in Brooklyn. All these ridiculous reviews are either planted, or . . . planted. Ignore them. Okay. That said. Decent lamb and chicken dishes; chumus and baba are fine, and fresh. Service is spotty. Decor? Ugly, gross, and off putting. Worth a meal, yes; worth the hour from Manhattan, emphatically not.
By jph on 11/21/2008
By far, the best Middle Eastern restaurant in NYC, and one of the best restaurants in the world! Absolute sublime eating experience. The chef brilliantly brings out the the subtle flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine. Every dish I have had has been superb (hummus, pepper/pomegranate dip, lamb shanks, fatoush salad, cauliflower salad, kibbie, etc.). I live in Manhattan, and it is worth taking the R train to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
By lfekete on 4/28/2007
The food is divine. Don't miss the hummus, smooth and full flavored, arguably the best in the city, or the eggplant napoleon, two slices of expertly fried eggplant layered between dollops of savory babaganoush on a plate of fresh tomatoes, olive oil and basil - a subtle combination that astounds your tastebuds, or the ethereal baklava, but do yourself a favor and order in, because however good the food may be, a waiter who snarls, snaps and rolls his eyes at you can only leave a bad taste in your mouth at the end of the meal.
By boog on 11/28/2006
You won't find better tasting food anywhere. Rawia and her staff are very helpful. Make sure you ask your waiter for the list of things that aren't on the menu or the specials menu...there's always something. We've been here on many occasions with many types of people and we've never had one person order any item that they weren't thrilled with. For appetizers, the hummus is and babaganoush are must haves as are both the vegetable and lamb grape leaves. For an entree, again you can't go wrong. The kabob (ground lamb) and shish kabob (cubed lamb) are excellent. What ever you do, if you order any grilled meat be sure to get the Turkish salad (a rep pepper spread) with it. The lamb shank is "sinful" as is the cornish hen. Always ask for the rice special on the day your there. They always have a "special rice" that you can substitute for the normal rice. Bring your own wine as there is no alcohol service here. There is a very modest corking fee of $5. They provide both wine and beer glasses for whatever adult beverage you choose to bring.
By willtraveltoeat on 7/21/2003
This was a middle eastern treat. The appetizers we chose were the fatoush salad and it was great. Simple and plentiful. We also had the eggplant napolean which was so good that it was like surprise in my mouth.Also tried the sambosek which was similar to an empanada just different seasonings and sauce. The falafel was a little too crispy for my taste. We tried 2 main dishes that were so good.Kibbie which is finely ground lamb and spices and a shepherds pie which was just so good. The waiter was young and so helpful about expaining things to us and as a little treat brought us some small pieces of baklava for dessert,which was the perfect way to end this wonderful meal.
By michellepollock on 2/18/2003
The last time I spent a week in New York, I ate at Mrs. Bishara's restaurant 6 times and was NEVER disappointed. Oh, you think you know Middle Eastern food, but you have no idea until you try Tanoreen. This is no regular hummos or kebab place; no, this is the eclectic mothership of Arab food. So, strap yourself in 'cause you are going to be taken on a culinary ride that you'll never forget.
By ranwa on 1/30/2003
This is the best Palestinian/Lebanese food I've had in NY. Nothing can top it!