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76 Solid

Taboon, arguably the best restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, may be the first restaurant to coin the phrase “Middleterranean”: a hybrid of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean.

773 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10019


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The name means “oven” in Arabic, specifically the ancient stone contraptions used to bake toasty flat bread. The Middle Eastern–fusion menu — they might have debuted “Middleterranean” fare — is satisfying and refined (excellent meze, beef cheeks braised with chickpeas, oxtails rolled in little cigars), but the bread, which is piping hot and pooled with oil, is reason enough to visit what is arguably the best restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen.

Adam Platt

What you need to know

Insider Tips Taboon Radio plays the artists you hear in the restaurant.

Recommended DishesMeze; beef cheeks; oxtail; bread.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized