Everything about this place was excellent. Wonderfully creative combinations of flavors and textures. Server was efficient without
hovering. Read eye signals well!! The interior was great with the whitewashed furniture and white brick.
Will recommend this restaurant highly!!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Dining Experience
Taboon offers a great Mediterranean menu with a wide variety of dishes (chicken, meats, seafood, veggie). The setting is also really nice - pretty open by NY standards, good decor, etc. Wait staff was very nice, and offered good recommendations. There was one mix-up with a special request I made, but mistakes happen.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great date spot
I was visiting from SF and a friend of mine who I highly trust as a foodie recommended this spot to me and I was not disappointed. I took a date and the ambience was very romantic. Each table gets a complimentary serving of their amazing house-made focaccia. We ordered the spicy dip along with it and it had just the right amount of kick to get the endorphines going. Then we split the scallops for our first course and the lamb duo for the second course. There were only 2 scallops for the first course but they were big ones. I feel like they could have served 3 or 4 for the price but the flavors were still amazing. Ended the night with the date sponge cake--yum. Great experience and I certainly recommend it.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eager to return
First time at this restaurant. Had read reviews on Open Table. Pleasant, casual environment. Very good service. Very accommodating to our special requests/modifications. Had requested a window table which we got. Went on Sunday night during Memorial Day weekend so not very crowded. Had a chicken dish with Moroccan spices and partner had fish. We both really enjoyed the food. This was one of the most delicious chicken dishes I have eaten. Other things on the menu looked good and our salads were very tasty and generous. Bread was yummy. All in all a very nice experience.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood gem! Food was spectacular. We enjoyed so many of the mezze options that we only shared one entree.
The ocutopus and ceviche mezze were outstanding.
Service was friendly and great.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
It is truly a neighborhood
It is truly a neighborhood gem. Great food and nice atmosphere. Somewhat overpriced for the menu options, even for Midtown Manhattan though.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good and fresh selection cooked perfectly.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This upscale, Mediterranean
This upscale, Mediterranean restaurant is a find. Food is modern, unique - not your typical Mediterranean. True fine dining, starting with the unbelievable homemade bread. And the dips - try the red pepper & feta. The baked dishes from the taboon oven are perfect. The hanger steak is heavenly. This place will empty your wallet, but it's truly special.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Middle Eastern Food
All the bread, baked in their own oven, is terrific.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taboon - a very good restaurant
Taboon was a very good restaurant with very good food and very professional service. Portions were good, well prepared. Their Halumi Salad was very fresh and tasty. The bread we could have eaten all night. I recommend this restaurant and we would definitely return
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taboon is terrific !
I was meeting a friend I hadn't seen in over 40 years, whose husband works in the restaurant biz, so i wanted something different...special. Taboon was perfect.
The service was conscientious, and attentive. When i told the waiter we had theatre tkts, he made sure everything was timed so that we left not to miss curtain time.
The food was incredible. The humus trio appetizer was beyond delicious, and the main courses; mediterranean branzino filet and the Colorado Brandt beef Hanger Steak surpassed the delliciousness of the appetizer.
I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends, and cannot wait to return myself.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Can't wait to go back!
A delicious, fresh and well chosen mix of Mid Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. There were greatvegetarian options for some of of us. Desserts were to die for especially the Knaffe which was one of the best desserts I've had in years. The locationn on 10th avenue is perfect for Lincoln Centre.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can make a meal from the
You can make a meal from the wonderful bread, tzatziki and several mezzes or salads. The selection is wide and portions appropriate.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
They never disappoint
Taboon is always consistently great. The food service etc.
it's always a fun meal with a myriad of flavors.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always on point
Just about everything I've ever ordered here is not just good, but great. Bread, octopus, hummus, tzadziki, sea bass, lamb two ways...you really can't go wrong. Excellent.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's nice to sit to a lovely
It's nice to sit to a lovely meal and not feel at all rushed or overly attended to. The food is simply prepared and delicious, from start to finish absolutely no complaints. Service is great without being overly attentive. All in all a very nice out.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go here for the food! Exceptional.
Exceptional food, well presented. Definitely out of the ordinary. One of the highlights of our trip to New York that included a visit to Daniel. Taboon was at least as interesting.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Staff was courteous and professional. Food is outstanding. Locally sourced and done to perfection. A bit on the expensive side, but worth it.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite neighborhood spot
My favorite neighborhood spot for brunch and dinner :)
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful fish, always fresh
wonderful fish, always fresh and wonderfully prepared. Have taken friends there. Everyone agrees it is special.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My new favorite
Experienced Taboon for the first time the other night and it is immediately my new favorite! The atmosphere was laid back, and quiet enough to hold a conversation. The service was excellent and the servers were cute and engaging. Then there was the food! Excellent - especially the octopus, lamb duo, and the bread - just amazing!
7/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great evening, finding the restaurant just starts the journey to Pulqueria. Had 6 pm reservations, were the first guests to sit for dinner, stayed till midnight and you can only imagine what happened inbetween. Their tequila selections were awesome and the food was outstanding. Recommend it to all.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Why haven't you eaten here yet?
When my parents suggested having a dinner with my girlfriend for what would be their 2nd meeting, I was cautiously optimistic. Those fears were assuaged when we all sat down and started talking about the menu and how my parents originally found the restaurant. As a matter of fact, this was the only restaurant my father would've driven to in the city since my parents live in NJ. They love the restaurant and it was readily evident why once we sat down. The ambiance was perfect, the service was impeccable, and food was delicious. I do and will continue to reference Taboon as one of the better restaurants I've been to in NYC. I will be going back very soon.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant week menu had some
Restaurant week menu had some great options, but beware the portions are fairly small. The fresh bread and dips they serve at the beginning of the meal make the whole experience worthwhile - it is DELICIOUS.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
foods were not awesome. veg
foods were not awesome. veg platter entree was ok, nothing to rave about. hanger steak was ok also, again nothing to wow about. portion were definitely small
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice for Brunch
We loved the delicious trio of appetizer spreads with house-made focaccia. The shakshuka is good, and somewhat spicy with slices of jalapeno in the sauce. For a small added charge you can customize it by adding from a list of garnishes, which is a great touch. We also enjoyed the grilled halloumi cheese with eggs. Service was friendly. Our only disappointment was the bread served with the shakshuka. It was soft and flavorless, suffering by comparison with the excellent focaccia that came with the appetizers. Some pita bread would have been better and more appropriate with the shakshuka.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Mediterranean dinning
We been taking Mediterranean cooking classes and have enjoyed exploring what NYC has to offer. Loved this restaurant, great service by James, loved the set-up of the restaurant and the freshness of the dishes we tried. Went during Restaurant week so the price was perfect. The meal was awesome! We will be back with family and friends.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Neighborhood Spot!
I went for restaurant week last year and decided to go again this year. I loved it !
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
An oasis on 10th avennue,
An oasis on 10th avennue, defintiely worth a visit.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding as always !
My wife and I have been here a few times, the meal is always great, service outstanding and the place is hopping with crowds.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite NY restaurants!
Taboon has great, Mediterranean food. I have been there several times and have had a great experience each time.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
this was a recommended visit by a friend. we took my girlfriend's mom there when she was in town.
the food was amazing and the drinks were great. I highly recommend and we are going back.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Boon of Taboon
Dined with my husband and two friends. I was the vegetarian in the group. My three male companions adored their fish dishes and I was perfectly delighted with my vegetarian options, they were interesting and so flavorful. It is a boon to feel that my vegetarian needs are not an afterthought. Thank you Taboon.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
relaxed and delicious!
I have eaten here a few times with my family. The food is creative and consistently delicious. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service is lovely. This is a great place to enjoy brunch!!!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently Good Food
I have been to this restaurant countless times and have never been disappointed. The quality and flavors of the food are always excellent.
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food delicious a bit spicy
Food delicious a bit spicy depending on what you choose
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic middle eastern mezzes
Making a meal of mezzes was a wonderful dining experience. Dips, sauces, breads and other small plates creates an authentic mid-eastern meal. Service and wine recommendations were terrific. A little off the beaten track, but with a little walk a good theater district dinning location.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
MIDDLE EASTERN BITES
I love the food of the middle east and they lived up to high marks. The octopus was amazingly tender yet crunchy. Same goes of the calamari. I had hanger steak cooked perfectly with a hint of middle eastern spice. My partner had lamb osso buco which was tender and served with wonderful bursting grains of barley. The bartender made the most amazing Rob Roy for my cocktail.
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been to Taboon twice. Everything about this restaurant is perfection.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Cocktails and Food!
have been coming here since 2005....it is a great neighborhood, pre and post theater spot and the service is always good. We enjoy the cocktails as well as the food and especailly the bread.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have not been able to get to Taboon for a while...and to be honest, had forgotten just how great it is. The food is excellent - period!!
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love gaboon. Every time I go to NYC I end up eating there. The chicken taboon is my regular dish. Tried the lamb duo and zucchini cakes this time and they were delicious.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best hummus in NYC
As someone who grew up in the middle east, hummus is very important to me. Hands down, Taboon makes the best hummus I've had in manhattan.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Wife and I dined here for our two year wedding anniversary. Great atmosphere, great food, and the bartender was extremely nice .
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent but Pricey
We have. Been eating here for years..always a great experience but have noticed fast rising prices..Qualitystill high..Service excellent..wonderful new dishes and great old standards..while we don't dine here weekly..the rising prices are becoming an issue for us..
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriends and I needed to find a brunch place to eat before heading over to see a matinee. I found this listed online and we decided to try it. We all loved it. From the moment you walk in you feel welcome and the waitstaff is ever present. The food was phenonomenal and i will definitely go back and recommend it to friends.
My friend has a lot of allergies to different foods and she was able to choose from many items listed on the menu. She didnt' feel like she had to create her own dish here and was raving about the food.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taboon is a lovely, white washed oasis on 10th Avenue among tenements and high risers. The food is just delicious and I doubt it is replicated anywhere else in the city. Taboon's take on meze and appetizers are a wonderful beginning - accompanied by there own oven baked special bread. Taboon's interesting herbs and spices from the Mediterranean area enhance all their exquisitely prepared dishes. To top the meal off, the dessert list was equally enticing.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Relax; Enjoy an Evening w/ Your Par
Relax; enjoy an evening with your partner. The venue interior and wait staff inspire an evening of gentle rapport with fellow diners and with one's partner. The menu invites exploration, and as one who lived two years in The Kingdom in the 1980s I can tell you the menu is very, very good. The ingredients and preparation brought out shares of flavor equal to or better than any I have sampled since my years as an expat. I highly recommend the TaBOON.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great theater district option.
Great theater district option. Everything we ordered was delicious. We look forward to returning. Disappointed to find out the prix-fixe pre-theater option wasn't available on Saturdays.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best brunch in NYC
My family and I go here for brunch for every occasion. We LOVE the food, atmosphere, staff and everything is reasonably priced. I highly recommend the french toast...for dessert! YUM!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM