Taboon
Taboon

Taboon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://taboononline.com/
  • Phone: 2127130271
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: brunch 11am - 3:30pm, dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Haim Cohen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can provide semi-private or full use of the restaurant for your party.
  • Private Party Contact: Ayala Hodak 2127130271
  • Entertainment: Monday nights are "Flamenco Chill," featuring live Flamenco music from guitarist Hernan Romero at 8pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 52nd Street
  • Public Transit: C and E trains at 50th Street, 1 train at 50th Street and B and D trains at 7th Avenue.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A public lot is available on 51st or 53rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. Street parking is available in front of the restaurant after 7:00pm and on side streets after 6:00pm.
A word from Taboon
Taboon means "oven" in Arabic. Considered the heart of our restaurant, the wood fired Taboon oven delivers freshly prepared specialties that are exotic, healthful and full of flavor. Our trademark "Middle Terranean" cuisine blends the traditions of the Mediterranean with Middle Eastern cuisine using French techniques to create dishes that are uniquely delicious. Visit us at 773 10th Avenue, at the corner of 52nd Street, just steps away from the Theater District to find out what everyone's talking about. And ask us about our brand new PRE-THEATRE PRIX FIXE MENU! Reserve a table with us between 5pm and 6:30pm Monday through Friday and enjoy 3 courses accompanied by our famous fresh-baked-to-order foccacia for only $35 per person!
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Taboon reviews from OpenTable diners
196 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (109)fit for foodies (103)romantic (66)special occasion (58)great for outdoor dining (53)good for groups (36)great for brunch (23)notable wine list (19)hot spot (18)late-night find (18)great for lunch (16)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great restaurant! A+
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Everything was great - food, drinks, service, and ambience were an A+ I went with another couple and all 4 of us loved this place and will definitely be returning. Food was amazing. The atmosphere was intimate and classy, but not pretentious. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance!
    Wen124
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Ambiance is great. Food is delicious with good portion size. Only complaint I have is that our waitress was always missing. Had to ask various times for refills on our drinks and never asked us if we were ready to pay. We got desperate to leave and just handed the credit card.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delish!
    einathmazafi
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Its only our second time but we are in love. ambiance is so nice, it is not noisy and food is just mouthwatering. we ate SO MUCH since we couldn't decide what to order.... so kinda ordered too much but still, we couldn't leave anything on the plate. LOVED it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed Taboon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We tried Taboon during restaurant week. The staff was very nice and attentive. The RW menu had great selections and we both enjoyed the dishes we chose (Hanger Steak and Grilled Vegetable entrée) Our server was very helpful with questions and recommendations. We will definitely go back and will recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food is fresh and original but the portions are small. Romantic and good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrific
    mimaguy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This place is beautiful. The bartender was very personable and made very delicious drinks. After we were seated at a table, the magic began. Everything we ordered was amazing. The hanger steak was so delicious and the sila for dessert, let's just say I could eat it by the gallon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Unbelievably delicious meal and perfectly made drinks. Service was good. Can't wait to go back again for the food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MrsExpat
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I would agree with other comments that the food at Taboon is a little on the pricey side for the area - meze $14 plus $4.50 for the bread and $30+ for the mains, so not a cheap meal. However, the food was very tasty, perfectly cooked, authentic and nicely presented, the service was good and we did have a very enjoyable evening. I would certainly go back as a neighbourhood gem. My branzino was lovely and succulent, the bread was moorish and my husband enjoyed his lamb dish, also the scallops with spinach and fried quails eggs. We did enjoy each and every course and found ourselves happily reminiscing over holidays spent in Turkey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Week find
    BTVDININGGAL
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My friend and I enjoyed a girl's night out at Taboon, dining in the open air. The homemade bread with hummus and other spreads was a delightful, complementary beginning to our meal. We shared different appetizers, main courses, and deserts from the restaurant week menu and were pleasantly rewarded for trying so many of the dishes. The beet salad was particularly good and we really enjoyed the salmon, as well. Service was friendly and well-paced. We appreciated our server's willingness to bring a different glass of wine if we didn't enjoy our choices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Had a great dinner experience prior to theater. Service and food were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated !!!!!!
    OverRated
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This restaurant was so over priced and overrated. The service sucked. The menu wa so so, the food was not great at all. It had tourist trap feel and my friend and It felt like we were the only native new yorkers there. I will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • medium rare duck, or not
    dne99
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Restaurant week at Taboon was hopping on a Monday night. The menu offered an unexpected modern twist to middle eastern cuisine. The homemade focaccia and three dips for the table began the meal with a tasteful start. The tender duck breast entrées took center stage as the difference between medium and medium rare was indistinguishable to our eyes on our two orders, and yet, we were "corrected" by our food server who confidently identified which was which---this, after asking us which we ordered! Graciously, the manager discounted our entire ticket, to the credit of our waitress who promptly made the request on our behalf. Otherwise, the evening was a success. Warning, the Silan is very very sweet.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great blend of flavours
    JenEmm
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    A great blend of Italian and Mediterranean. Taboon was recommended to me by a friend and we decided to give it a try for lunch. The bottomless mimosa was a nice way to start the day! We each ordered the eggs shakshuka. The dish was served in a skillet and had the perfect amount of spicy heat to it. The side of homemade focaccia was a better choice to pair with the meal than the challah that came with the eggs. The homemade focaccia is heavenly. It's bursting with flavour, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Served hot and fresh from the taboon oven, I could have eaten this alone for lunch! It was a nice ambiance and we will 100% return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and date night spot
    KWFoodies
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    How could you say no to a space where most of the food is made from the coal oven.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great bartender
    Casualdiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We got to our reservation early, so we decided to have a drink at the bar. The bartender was very friendly, and she was super-accommodating when I didn't like the specialty drink I ordered. We were lucky to get a spot at the bar because some of the bar spots were reserved for dining reservations. When our friends showed up, we were seated at a nice table in the corner between a window and the counter separating the wood burning oven ( where they make the bread) from the dining area. I was very happy with our table. We went for restaurant week, and the food was quite tasty. I recommend the shrimp in filo as an appetizer, and the fondant dessert was scrumptious. The table service was average. Overall we had a very pleasant evening at Taboon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience!
    Up4anything
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The first time we ate here we sat at the bar because we did not have a reservation. It was a very pleasant experience all around. I've been back several times. The food is always delicious!! The trio appetizer served with a soft and warm flat bread is a must! The knaffe dessert, is something I would not normally order. My friend insisted on it and now I crave it!! The decor is lovely- romantic with a touch of Mediterranean influence. All around a great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We ate here during restaurant week. We had a really early reservation, but were allowed to enjoy a leisurely meal. The food was delicious, and the staff even recommended a cucumber dish so that I could try the spreads they place on each table without eating the bread. The cocktails were great, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Middle Eastern Find
    Love2Dine
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The dinner was good. I would like to go back to to try the grilled calamari and other appetizers. My beet salad was delicious, the salmon was good and I liked the artichokes. I especially liked the babaganoush and yogurt dip, the hummus was a little bland. The staff is terrific and right there for you and very accommodating. The place is happy and lively with nice big windows and outside dining. We all enjoyed our meal and our experience at Taboon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fern
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My husband and I took advantage of Restaurant week to try Taboon. We had a great experience and would definitely return. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice find
    zaazaa
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The atmosphere, the food and the service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • janegoldVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    table is wiped with a sloppy wet cloth between courses... very unsanitary and unappealing!! food portion small the amuse bouche - 3 dips with warm oven-baked bread was delish
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  • Great little spot
    Tourist2
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great service and wonderful food, presented with flair. Off the beaten track but worth the trip. We had the chicken taboon and the lamb and would recommend both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plesant surprise
    JHG1VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Found Taboon on Open Table and it was New York dine week. The prix fixe menu was spectacular - hummus, babaganoush and tzatziki first rate with extraordinary homemade pita bread. The appetizers, main courses and desserts were great, the wine excellent and the service fantastic. Had a nice chat with one of the owners who was friendly and welcoming. The server was terrific - personable, interested and informed. It was an all around great dining experience in a city where it's often hard to choose where to eat. The location in Hells Kitchen is convenient to midtown west.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taboon Review
    Goody
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    What a great time we had. Everything from food to service was absolutely outstanding. I will definitely come back and recommend to friends and family
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place with good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Our server was fantastic which made the entire experience even better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Impeccable service. Seamless transition between courses. Absolutely delicious food! Wonderful evening, indeed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I had made a reservation for Taboon during Restaurant Week. Once we arrived, we waited a few minutes for an outdoor table, where there was less noise - not the issue. However, our server did not appear until 10 minutes of being seated at the table, our first appetizer took 15 minutes to be delivered, the couple that got seated after us, appeared to be getting their food before us. In addition, our waiter did not check on us at all during dinner; he took our order and then gave us the check. Lastly, the couple across from us, who got seated after we did, got much more attention; asking about the meal and a refill on drinks. We live around the corner from Taboon and thought it would become a regular dining experience. Not anymore!
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  • Awesome and delicious
    Miele2VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Taboon is always amazing. The bread with the hummus and other dips is always my favorite. Also the salad with haloumi amd the kenafe. One of my favorite restaurants in manhattan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week dinner
    BobPVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My wife and I were in NYC for restaurant week and chose Taboon as one of our destinations. We enjoyed the restaurant and the meals. We were both glad to include this restaurant on our visit to the city and hope to return in the future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restweek
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    the restaurant week dinner was good. the best were the bread and toppings. dessert (chocolate and sherbet ) were outstanding. when we came in at 5pm, we did not want table near the bar, and were told other people had requested the window tables before us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not bad
    newyorkpaul
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    There was nothing really serious to complain about at Taboon. Everything was pretty good. However, when I go to a restaurant, I'd like things to be notable. The wines that were available by the glass could use some help. We tried three different reds and none were very good. The food is good, but definitely not great. Every dish that we ordered (baby octopus, branzino, and the halibut special) lacked finesse. The "micro cilantro" was just some hand picked cilantro thrown on top. Taboon is definitely overpriced for what it is. I think that they think they're better than what they are. For the prices they charge, they should definitely pay more attention to details. There is nothing memorable about this place. I would not go back.
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  • food great, breezy mediterranean
    tengohambreVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We enjoyed the food, everything was delicious. The lamb duo was very well cooked, the lamb chop was super tender. The service was slow but not to a point where I had to flag someone down. I would recommend Taboon, I sure will return if I'm in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was excellent and the waitstaff was the best!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I love this place! The service is excellent and the food is perfect.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Lovely place with phenomenal food. Can't wait to go back.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Bubbles
    Bubbles
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Superb food, service, ambiance. A neighborhood gem. Love, love, love this restaurant. PS. The bread, made as you order it , in a brick oven, is drop dead delicious. Run, do not walk to Taboon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    Stevefells
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Delicious flavorful, special menu/ Great prix fix menu. great service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Pre-Show Meal
    tlarson678
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The meal of Middle Eastern & Mediterranean fare we enjoyed at Taboon on Saturday is one we will not soon forget. Excellent service, the waitress was helpful to us in making selection from the menu to get the best sampling of their specialties, she was also very knowledge about the beer, wine, and cocktail menus. We were on a bit of a schedule to make curtain for a show and they were more than accommodating. The food was delicious, authentic, and exquisitely presented. We enthusiastically recommend Taboon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A pre-theater staple
    Melin
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I've eaten here at least four times, and it's always consistent: great food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative Mediterranean
    Janetb
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We really enjoyed dinner at Taboon. The restaurant was lovely and the food was so interesting with delicious and unexpected combinations of favors. I had a salad of beets and Asian pear that was visually beautiful and a perfect combination of sweet and salty. My fish dish had a lots of fresh herbs. My husband loved his chicken dish with couscous and interesting sauces. I highly recommend this restaurant./
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate