• Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website:
  • Phone: 2122282894
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: No
A word from Spiegel
Located at the corner of 1st Avenue and 2nd Street with great views of the bustling East Village. We serve a wide selection of Middle Eastern and American favorites. We are open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Spiegel reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food3
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Highly recommended!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Spiegel is a wonderful gem located in NYC at the corner of 1st Avenue and 2nd Street. It’s an East Village neighborhood. Portions are huge, so bring an appetite, share, or prepare to ask for a to-go container. It's got great Middle Eastern and traditional American fare, so it's a great place to take friends with less adventurous palates. As others have mentioned, the vegetarian options are plentiful and delicious, while my husband says this is one of the best Fish Tacos places he's ever been to. The Tunisian sandwich is different from any I've ever had, and damn good too. The whole staff is friendly and generous. Do not finish your meal without trying the excellent coffee with a piece of delicious pastry. Both are truly excellent.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    30$ + for 2 small breakfast items plus 2 OJ, no meat, but OJ was great. Very young and inexperienced staff. It was just ok, and only because we had the groupon. It looks like they may have been popped by the Health Department too.
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  • cute dinner spot but go with sides
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My friend got 3 sides (chicken, eggplant with mayo, and cous cous) and they were good and a decent size. When I got the Tunisian with a side of Moroccan carrots, I wish I had followed my friend's lead. The Tunisian was just an odd mix of flavors that unfortunately were not to my liking. The carrots were drenched in the dressing which was completely overpowering — it was to the point that I couldn't have more than 3 which is a shame as I hate wasting food and am usually one with the cleanest of plates at the end of a meal. However, staff was attentive and polite. Looks like I just had bad luck with my choices...very disappointing but stealing some bites from my friend's sides and getting the delicious zucchini fritters made up for it.
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  • Nice people
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The staff is amazingly nice, and the spot is beautiful. Only caveat is that the menu lacks an identity. It is a bit all over the place with various types of cuisine. Our food was food, not great, but we did like the place, and would recommend it.
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