(Now Closed)
Mediterranean Restaurant and Israeli Restaurant$$$$
NoLita, New York
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  • Rodrigo N.heart icon on user image
    I came for brunch. The food was perfect and the service also good and fast. I had scrumble eggs with a mini quinoa burger. I wish they had put more eggs on it. Anyway it was delicious!
  • Houssine B.heart icon on user image
    Houssine B.October 16, 2014
    The 'spice rubbed skirt steak' has got to be the most flavorful piece of meat I've ever had. Ask for extra sauce on the side, because that sauce is everything. Also, rose water Knafeh is otherworldly.
  • Yuliaheart icon on user image
    YuliaSeptember 5, 2015
    Great place to go for brunch! Delicious shakshuka as well as the cold appetizer plate (the madbucha was absolutely great!) but skip the banana bread pudding for dessert - it's not worth it.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistApril 11, 2017
    Chef Einat Admony may offer one of the most virtuous versions of shakshouka in the city, stuffing a cornucopia of vegetables into a fiery tomato sauce for maximum ruffage and flavor. Read more
  • J Crowleyheart icon on user image
    J CrowleyMay 28, 2014
    Order the corn flake crusted chicken schnitzel - pounded super thin and perfectly crispy. Ask for an extra side of that magical yellow sauce that I want to bathe in.
  • Ashley C.heart icon on user image
    Ashley ChanJune 12, 2017
    The lamb burger stuffed with goat cheese is unreal. Probably one of the best gourmet burgers I've had. The fried olives are juicy and worth getting as well! Skip the street fair platter.
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissJune 21, 2013
    The lamb burger stuffed with goat cheese with caramelized onions on top is the perfect way to send yourself into a delightful post-lunch food coma.
  • Meredith B.heart icon on user image
    Meredith BlechmanJuly 13, 2015
    Cozy spot in soho. For dinner, the cauliflower appetizer and the Israeli street fair are a must, as is extra za'tar pita. Branzino is delicious. For brunch, I dream about the shakshuka.
  • Joel P.heart icon on user image
    Joel PlascoMay 5, 2016
    The small plate starters are the best. Humus, eggplant, fried cauliflower, the Israeli street food plate, all amazing. Mains also great and the knafeh (middle eastern cheesecake) is incredible.
  • Denis S.heart icon on user image
    Denis SosnovtsevMay 17, 2014
    The lamb burger, stuffed with goat cheese, is massive and delicious but falls apart in your hands. Hummus plate was great too, with fresh pita bread.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinAugust 7, 2014
    From the fine folks who brought you Taim is this sit-down location around the corner. Cauliflower app is a must, and for lunch, the Corn Flake Crusted Chicken Schnitzel is delicious.
  • Ashley K.heart icon on user image
    Ashley KaufmanMarch 16, 2013
    So we went crazy on starters, each one better than the next. Calamari a la plancha, fried olives, patatas bravas (woah garlic sauce!), and burrata. Then brick chicken with lush green sauce. Amazing!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsNovember 3, 2011
    The Goat Cheese Panino: A really good split ciabatta gets stuffed with goat cheese, sweet roasted red peppers, grilled planks of zucchini, and kalamata olives with a tasteful smear of pesto. Read more
  • Victoria U.heart icon on user image
    Victoria U.January 24, 2015
    I highly recommend the Shakshouka and the Cauliflower! Both are vegetarian friendly but you can also add Merguez sausage.
  • Crystal Z.
    Crystal ZhengSeptember 26, 2013
    Everything here is delicious. But if you really need suggestions - appetizer: fried cauliflower, friend olives, grilled octopus, & ceviche. Entry: short ribs, chicken, steak, & red snapper.
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessOctober 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Imagine a stick of butter, beautifully seasoned and grilled to perfection. That's the skirt steak. Order it. Medium rare.
  • Kate F.
    Kate FurmanFebruary 5, 2015
    Definitely get the lamb burger, stuffed with goat cheese.
  • Paige C.heart icon on user image
    Paige CNovember 27, 2017
    Get a bunch of dishes and share them with your party! Loved every single appetizer.
  • Elvis R.
    Elvis RodricksDecember 6, 2015
    The pita bread is as original as can be. Hummus was delicious- creamy. Also serve Lebanese beer which we must try especially the wheat!
  • Maxine E.heart icon on user image
    Maxine EdwardsNovember 11, 2012
    The crispy cauliflower was outstanding, as were the pakora. Don't make my mistake of filling up on small plates and having to pass on dessert - they looked fantastic. Definitely returning soon.
  • IS
    ISNovember 24, 2012
    Have been to this place twice it's awesome , this is skirt steak!! It's so delicious.
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BendjouiaJanuary 18, 2015
    Everything was epic. Service, hummus, grilled calamari special was life changing, crispy cauliflower, and branzino. And date banana bread pudding. I can die now
  • Dina R.heart icon on user image
    Dina RughaniNovember 30, 2014
    Brunch is great: try shakshouka with merger sausage, lamb burger, the French toast, and fresh pita/trio sampler. Can't beat homemade pitas.
  • Christina C.heart icon on user image
    Christina ChinMarch 3, 2015
    Excellent service and great date spot. I'm not a huge eggplant fan but the eggplant crostini was great. Got the israeli street food, also a tasty app
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyJuly 10, 2013
    At last a place that brings authenticity to New York - The Israeli Street Fair’s chicken has just the right tenderness and quality merguez with a great flavor blast from its amba yogurt and pickles.
  • Omer Z.heart icon on user image
    Omer ZachAugust 16, 2013
    The chocolate hazelnut mousse is everything I dreamed of as an Israeli 7 year old: Milky (pudding with whipped cream on top—mix it together!) on top of Pesek Zman, roughly Israeli hazelnut Kit-Kat.
  • Julianna E.heart icon on user image
    Julianna EspositoOctober 27, 2017
    The lamb burger is unreal. Enough for two people with some sides or one very hungry human!
  • Ernesto G.heart icon on user image
    Ernesto GutierrezAugust 13, 2015
    Just close your eyes and order away. Everything is great here. The steak and lamb chop entree were delicious. If you lift weights you will probably walk out hungry. ALL dishes are small.
  • Olivia S.heart icon on user image
    Olivia SlutskyApril 4, 2018
    The Mediterranean sampler was SO good. Comes with fresh zatar pita, labneh, hummus and spicy tomato sauce. Shakshuka was delightful and came with fresh bread as well 🤤
  • Bond Street
    Bond StreetMarch 7, 2017
    "One of my favorite neighborhood spots by Israeli chef Einat Admony. Her Shakshuka is out of this world!" - Alexa Mehraban, founder - @eatingnyc
  • Vineet S.heart icon on user image
    Vineet ShahOctober 13, 2014
    Amazing brunch spot. Don't stick to one dish, order a few for the table and share. Highlights: shakshouka with merguez, brioche French toast, and the lamb burger.
  • Davneet K.heart icon on user image
    Davneet KohliDecember 10, 2015
    Went for brunch. Everything is supper yummy. Went with a group of friends and shared everything.
  • Emil J.heart icon on user image
    Emil JoubertJune 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The best of the best , great amazing food, awesome service and very affordable . Try the hummus and the skirt steak ...they are to die for
  • Brittany G.heart icon on user image
    Brittany GoodwynMay 25, 2015
    Delicious food all around. The atmosphere is ideal for a small gathering or a date.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 15, 2010
    Come here for lunch, or make reservations for dinner. Try the Roasted Cauliflower, the Half Chicken and the Mergues Sausage.
  • Savored
    SavoredMarch 1, 2011
    Chef Einat Admony brings her great culinary skill and Mediterranean flare to the table. Try the roasted cauliflower appetizer, fried olives an you can't for get about the falafel!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsOctober 6, 2013
    The goat cheese-stuffed lamburger, made with 8 ounces of Pat LaFrieda lamb, is a great choice.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneOctober 14, 2013
    Four herb egg scramble ($14) had no herbs but came with quinoa hash being a hash brown with a crunchy quinoa topping - star of the dish! Also came with arugula salad. No soy milk for coffee here, FYI.
  • Kelsey L.
    Kelsey LeeJune 20, 2014
    The mini pizza with pureed carrots and cilantro was amazing - three flavors I wouldn't have thought to put together, but they complement each other so well. Get it!
  • Jeffrey G.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey GlueckMarch 2, 2018
    Enjoyed the Mediterranean fried cauliflower, hummus and pita, and quiet atmosphere for a lunch conversation
  • Ashley R.heart icon on user image
    Ashley ReinerNovember 24, 2015
    Burrata w/pesto toast, Patatas bravas, the charred broccoli, the Carmelized cauliflower, and the hummus were the real winners. Man I'm so full
  • Han Y.
    Han YuSeptember 9, 2011
    Presents couscous in a perfect round patty topped with microgreens. Nice clean and fit feeling about all the plates, even the greasier ones like fried cauliflower and olives. Liked the brick chicken.
  • Peter G.
    Peter GastonDecember 30, 2012
    The brunch is excellent, especially the shakshouka with merguez. On the lighter side, the cabbage salad is refreshing.
  • Lina
    LinaAugust 30, 2011
    Love the space! Wood ceiling, shelves filled w/wine+books. Food is Mediterranean: pita, labneh, hummus, zaatar & merguez. Can't wait to try
  • Caitlin L.
    Caitlin LOctober 5, 2017
    Best Mediterranean in soho. Get something with hummus!
  • Carmen R.heart icon on user image
    Carmen RodriguezJune 19, 2016
    The hanger steak, the lamb shoulder, and the shrimp appetizer is amazing! Their wine selection is short and sweet but all great.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 14, 2011
    Winner of Best Use of Za'atar in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Usually used on meat and fish, the spice blend goes great on the potatoes here.
  • Trae F.heart icon on user image
    Trae FApril 13, 2018
    The cauliflower and lamb burger are great. Everything is so flavorful. Too bad the place is closing at the end of May :-(
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaMarch 17, 2011
    The skirt steak is awesome. Great flavor with a kick. Get it medium rare. Can't go wrong. Also the hummus was awesome as was the cauliflower and the falafel meatballs.
  • Carolina P.
    Carolina PereiaFebruary 10, 2013
    Don't forget to get the cauliflower as an appetizer!!! The food is amazing!!! And the chocolate mousse hummmm delicious :)
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