Arabesque is a lovely, moderately
Arabesque is a lovely, moderately priced place for a good dinner. The service was extraordinary and the Turkish food was excellent. We had a very good time there.
3/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Arabesque had great service
Arabesque had great service and a nice selection on the menu. The small plate portions were quite small and a bit pricey but very nice ambiance, worth the price.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Arabesque was a great place
Arabesque was a great place to eat. The waiters were very attentive and the food came out fashionably slow so as to enjoy each small plate before the large plates arrived. The food was delicious, and, although the short ribs were delicious also, they did not have a Moroccan flavor to them... more of an french style. The one complaint I have its that is was very dark in the restaurant making it hard to see the menus and food. Very minor complaint though.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went mid-week in march. Intimate
Went mid-week in march. Intimate tables upfront which are fine. The adventure begins in the lounge in the back which is like stepping onto the set of a Bond movie. A very large, really cool room with a tented ceiling very typical of a morracan hooka lounge. Low, sexy lighting and an attentive staff makes you feel like you're not just watching the movie....you're in it! It was sparsely occupied with more diners up front where a.more traditional dining room looks very nice. But trust me, eat in the lounge...you will wish you were wearing you're white dinner jacket, though totally unnecessary. Btw, when I was there, there were just 3 couples smoking hookas and the flowery scent was really nice...adding to the atmosphere. I despise cigarretes
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a gem in an area that
This is a gem in an area that isn't known for great restaurants. Loud music in the back room, a trade-off for extra ambiance, but we could still have a conversation without shouting. We had the lamb special, nicely spicy and tender lamb kabobs over white beans with a green salad. Reasonably priced. Worth a visit if you're in the area. Nice place to meet for drinks and small plates after work. We definitely would go back.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous food, ambience and
Fabulous food, ambience and waiters. Chicken cigars were delicious. Would highly recommend this restaurant!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly and accommodating with foo
This was a pleasant restaurant and the manager and staff were friendly and attentive. Food was good but not spectacular. I am daughter of a Turkish chef, so know middle eastern food very well and am quite picky about it. Wished they had couscous and they told me that when I made a reservation next time, I should ask for couscous and they would provide it.....Generally a good experience, noise was moderate (a big plus) and ambience might be called romantic
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food and great service.
Delicious food and great service. Ordered the leg of lamb and it was both tender and deliciously seasoned. I also had the good luck of dining on a Wednesday evening which coincided with a free belly dancing class. I would definitely return again.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wondeful evening
This was our first time to Arabesque. We couldn't have been happier or enjoyed it any more. The service and staff was very attentive and made sure our dining experience was a good one. The food was outstanding, and staff was right on target with their descriptions and recommendations for both appetizers as well as our entrée. Our evening was very enjoyable. We will definitely return-- and we will be sure to recommend to others.
Kudos to the staff for a wonderful evening!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun and Unique
Fun and unique spot for drinks and small plates. Would not recommend for dinner since it has a ver limited menu for full course entrees. Decor was very dark, middle eastern and exotic. They had Arabic dancing periodically which made it a fun and lively bar scene.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
A slice of Morocco in mid town
For lunch it was really low key and quite. Must be a lot busier for dinner.
Food was very tasty. Many middle estaern and moroccan dishes.
If going with a group then share several small plates. the small plates are not that small by the way.
serive was very friendly!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
This little gem was a true find! The food was delicious & the service was outstanding. Went there for lunch with friends & we were shocked how quiet & not crowded it was. Midtown is missing out! I can't say enough about the attentiveness of the wait staff. Can't wait to go again.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The chicken cigars for appetizer
The chicken cigars for appetizer were amazing! Wild mushroom ricotta really tasty. The friends I dined with had the tuna, and they LOVED it. Friendly staff. Music was a bit loud, but the staff turned it down the second that we asked.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
great midtown location
the "Small Plates" are really large! we ordered Quinoa Tabouli & Babaganoush which were delicious and really fresh. the Babaganoush had just enough smoked paprika. The Chicken Apricot Cigars were flavorful and crispy. we ordered the special of the day which was Chicken Brochette which was perfectly grilled and had a wonderful marinade. the Salmon Brochette was also perfectly grilled. Both came with a salad that had really ripe tomatoes and cucumbers, a lemon dressing and white beans. Needless to say, we took a lot home and enjoyed it the next day! The wine selection was very good and reasonably priced. I would definately go back
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
We had the spicy hummus for an appetizer and it was fantastic! My husband had lamb and I had the Cornish hen - both dishes were delicious and prepared using herbs and spices that made them special. Prices are reasonable and service was excellent.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
All 3 times I've been for dinner and asked for a table away from the rather loud music, they turned the music level down.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice food , nothing else
Food is nice, nothing special, but also not expensive.. Value for money, definitely yes. Rest is so - so.. Although we (family of 5) book table more than 30 days in advance , on our arrival we had been seated on improvised table where we had barely any space for glasses and plates..
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great lunch option
A small group of us went for lunch to Arabesque after I had read good reviews of this restaurant on Opentable and Yelp and it certainly didn't disappoint. I was a little wary walking in through the narrow door the obvious hookah bar decor but was pleasantly surprised by the service as well as the quality of the food. The place was rather empty but I guessed that it was more known for its dinner and late night scene rather than for lunch. Overall good experience and would definitely go back if I'm in the neighborhood.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was really impressed. The decor was amazing and service was great especially considering that they only had two waiters during lunch. Small plates are definitely the way to go here. I would say my party was less impress with the large plates, although, they were fairly good. You get better variety with the small plates and certainly more tasty.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun night with the Girls
This was a great place for groups, with good food at great prices, and unique entertainment. I would definitely recommend to people looking for a new experience and fun dinner.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arabesque is the full package!!!
Arabesque is the full package!!! You have ambience, great food, great service and entertainment. We had soooo much fun. The owner came over to us several times and asked if we needed anything. We danced with belly dancers, smoked hookah and ate unbelivable food and delicious wine.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
this spot is hidden gem in midtown, once inside there is a warm Moroccan ambiance.
The host and server could not be more gracious, attentive, and hospitable and friendly. you don't get that a lot, so it is noteworthy.
the ambiance is very exotic and romantic, they had live music in the back room.
The chicken cigars were amazing, as well as the other food we had.
will definitely be a regular!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food very good. Portions are
Food very good. Portions are huge; small plates are size of a full entree. Great veggie options. Reasonably priced.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM