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Tanoreen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tanoreen.com
  • Email: tanoreen@gmail.com
  • Phone: (718) 748-5600
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm -10:30pm, Saturday: 10:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Rawia Bishara
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner 76th St. & 3rd Ave.
  • Public Transit: R Train to 77th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free valet offered on Friday and Saturday evening starting at 5pm.
A word from Tanoreen
Featured on the pages of Gourmet, Plate, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Village Voice, Time Out NY and more. Appearances on the Food Network"s 'Best Thing I Ever Ate', ABC News, NY1, PBS and more. Tanoreen varies in it's fusions, but never deviates from its roots; a harmonious blend of classical Middle Eastern home-style cooking. Typically, Middle Eastern cuisine is relegated to dishes of falafel or hummus, but Tanoreen goes above and beyond to take Middle Eastern cuisine to its most traditional and innovative forms.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "It's so great to have a restaurant like Tanoreen in the neighborhood. Last minute Sunday dinner was great, as usual. Food- baba broccoli special, shrimp, salmon- is do vonsistently good. Service was warm & friendly."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "From the food to the service, Tanoreen excels in it all! The menu is extensive and the specials menu always has something new and exciting. I ordered the shrimp dish from the specials menu and it was amazing! I also ordered a raspberry mojito which was great! Will definitely return to Tanoreen and would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Tanoreen in a neighborhood gem. It serves middle Eastern food that is well above the usual gyro and falafel fare that most people think of. Ask to get an assortment of spreads for the table. I like ordering a selection of small plates to share so that my guests get more of a sense of the various favors achieved by this outstanding chef."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I just had the best Middle Eastern food that I've ever tasted in New York City. What a surprise to find it tucked away in Bay Ridge. I'm just sorry that it is a hassle to get to as I would be a regular."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "How lucky we are to love just three blocks from the best Mediterranean restaurant in all of NYC. It just does not get any better."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food is amazing! The presentation is beautiful! The staff is very attentive, even after all these years, with the owner visiting every table. I highly recommend this place for its home cooking with fresh herbs and veggies and homey feel."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Superb food. Quality service. Kid-Friendly. Amazing place that has become part of our family routine. Enjoy it every time we go regardless of what time of day... weekday... or evening."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. The food is the best Middle Eastern food around and a little different from the usual. The owner has just published a cookbook which is very good."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We came for an early dinner with a large group. The service was great and all the appetizers we ordered were amazing. Especially the Brussel sprouts, hummus, and falafel. The entrees were good too but next time I'll just order a bunch of appetizers."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We were a party of 5 with a variety of tastes. We all loved the delicious dishes from appetizers to desserts. We started with a variety of appetizers, having so many to choose from. The hummus, cauliflower and brussel sprouts are a must to try. We all agreed they were the best we ever had. For our entrees we had the tilapia and 2 chicken dishes, from the specials menu. The serve was extreme attentive and helpful with any questions. While the restaurant can get a little noisy overall it is a very comfortable atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "By Far the best Mediterranean food in the NY Metro area. Must have the Eggplant appetizer. Service excellent & friendly."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Imaginative specials, multilayered, complex flavors, generous portions. In one of the lamb specials the meat was too dry and it was heavy on the rice. We were deciding between two bottles of wine, both also available by the glass, and the waiter told us we could only have one taste! I have never had an issue tasting several wines ordered by the glass, so this, in an upscale restaurant was off-putting. I had just been in Franny's that afternoon, and we were only ordering glasses and we must have tasted 3 or 4 wines. I had to say to the waiter - I don't care, give me a thimble-full, but if I am telling you I am ordering a bottle and both wines are available by the glass, what is the BIG DEAL? Other than that, the service and food was good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Solid dinner at Tanoreen. Food was very good-fatoush, cauliflower, eggplant special, shrimp, kebab, lamb special. Bus people were great-waiter was eh."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were visiting my mother in Bklyn and searched Open Table for a place to eat nearby - what a great find! Had the schwarma sliders - so good with the tahini sauce! And the main course eggplant special with the filet (shredded - not chunks - so much better this way) in the pomegranate molasses. So delish. Ate half and brought the other half home for dinner the next night, Portions are huge, Hubby had the chicken fetti - he loved it. The owner came around to all the tables to be sure everyone was happy and enjoying their food. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Even though the restaurant filled up quickly after my party got there,we were not rushed, and enjoyed a leisurely 2 hour meal with appetizers and entrees.Service is attentive,but not obtrusive.don't order too many appetizers-you won't have room for your entrée! Fortunately, I live near by and will be coming back soon. There are lots of choices for vegetarians and meat eaters."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "If you're a fan of Mediterranean cuisine, then Tanoreen should be on your list of restaurants! Start off with an eggplant Napoleon and some Samboseks, and then venture on with one of the signature lamb or fish entrees, the latter is an absolute delight! EVERYTHING on this menu is excellent. Even the house Lebanese wine will have you thinking why haven't you been to Tanoreen sooner!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I can't believe of not have known of this place before!! Amazing experience! All appetizers are incredible... the fried cheese, the mini pies, the brussels sprouts, the cauliflower, the hummus, ALL incredibly tasty! Shrimps entree delicious. Not as much was special artichokes/filet mignon... I would definitely go back! The owner is a lovely lady and the whole staff was incredible!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Everything is good! Service, the feel of the restaurant, the food and a positive is the owner is there touching base with you. Welcoming you! is it great? no! but its good food regardless of cuisine. Absolutely. To me the portions are too big and you wont have a problem leaving full. Its worth going out to just not worth going out of your way for it. You won't be disappointed but you wont be amazed either. I like it and if a group of friends or if I was close by and it was suggested to go eat there, I would, again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The main dish (entree) was good, but it was not great. I got the knafe which was very interesting and delicious and the appetizers were good as well. It was pretty busy so me and my wife did have to wait for service, which did take away from the overall score. I would maybe come back again, but it was too pricey for how the entree tasted."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Tanoreen is a cosy and romantic spot for a date (soft lighting, kind of pricy) but also unpretentious (no white table cloths, a varied mix of clientele). I loved the cigar and mini sliders, both of which are appetizers. My date and I were not blown away by our main courses and I was not thrilled with the sharp (citrus?) tang of my dish. The house specialty desert (cheese covered in delicately shredded dough and pistachios and soaked in orange blossom honey) was AMAZING and the small portion was large enough for us to eat half and take the other half home. This place isn't cheap but the portion sizes are substantial. The wait staff was very friendly and professional and the chef even came around to ask how everything was."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Been to tanoreen twice now, and feel comfortable saying that it is straight up the best middle eastern food in nyc. Order anything on the menu, there hasn't been anything I've had so far that's been anything short of outstanding. Most of their food is on par with (and in some cases better) than) the food I ate in Israel and Jordan. Authentic, delicious, beautiful food with lots of soul. Oh and get the knafe. It's the best dessert, period."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "It's not only the best middle-eastern food in the city, it's also got the most warm and welcoming atmosphere, led by the owner/chef. Rawia makes you feel like you've gone to her home for dinner. And she has some magic touch in the kitchen. My family has been going for years, since Tanoreen was in its first tiny home down the street. Back when my kids wouldn't touch a vegetable with a ten-foot pole, they loved Tanoreen's Brussels sprouts, the cauliflower, the hummus...and every fantastic dish. I can't wait to find out how she does it in the cookbook coming out soon."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Another great meal at Tanoreen. Yes the apps are better than the mains, but everything is at least good. Everyone we have told about this place has loved it also."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Tanoreen is by far the best place for middle eastern cuisine that I have tried in the city. I highly recommend the appetizers; the hummus and baba ghanouge are extraordinary; the brussel sprouts, musakhan, schwarma sliders, and eggplant pie are truly outstanding. The last time I was there with friends, we ordered a bunch of appetizers and no entrees, and that was more than enough for us. Of course don't leave without trying the lemonade and also the knafeh, possibly the best most authentic knafeh you will get in the western hemisphere."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Very Flavorful menu with an ambiance fit for a good first date"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The food is excellent and unusual. It is spiced more subtly and variously than your standard baba ganoush joint. Everything was delicious. We ordered too much food, though, and our server misled us a bit when we asked about how much we should get. We left quite a lot (and it wasn't cheap). Will definitely go back, though -- will just order less."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This gem has lots of unique dishes all specially flavored.with multiple flavors blended into delicious creations."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "All of the appetizers that we shared were delicious. I especially liked the spicy Turkish Salad (quite spicy, with harissa), Eggplant Napoleon, and Sujok. I want to try everything else on the menu now."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We traveled from Long Island to Brooklyn to try this restaurant on my son's recommendation . What a treat! We were a party of 4. We ordered several appetizers and 2 main dishes, and we shared everything. Make sure to order the Brussels Sprouts. Waiters have lots of good suggestions,"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Revisited T after a few months absence. Grilled shrimp entree = 5-6 average-sized shrimp for $26 and a lot of rice to take up the space (including tax and 15% tip - let's face it: we're all going to tip and we're all going to be charged 8.875%). C'mon, 6 shrimp for $26!!?? They ought to remember they're in the restaurant business and not be so miserly; otherwise, take the item off the menu and save even more money. T was either out of lamb chops (off-menu) or saving them for someone else, so they weren't serving them. Our alternative was the shish kabob: tiny, bite-size pieces of lamb - 8 of those. Again, totally overpriced for what we got. What's happening in the kitchen and who's minding the store? This was once a great place."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "I love taking groups here, especially with little kids. The staff are so accommodating and helpful. And the food is so delicious AND healthy."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Noise aside, the place was really good. Certainally a local spot - olts of families, lots of friends greeting. We all enjoyed our meals and the interaction with Mama. She clearly takes great pride in her restaurant and rightly so. It's a bit out of our usual orbit but when in the neighborhood we'd go again."
    Dined on 5/24/2013
  • "Dined at Tanoreen several times, trying new dishes like the Oso-Buco, which was very flavorful. The food is unlike anything else we can find, a true gem!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "One word. Kunafa! And everything else on the menu is well done. Not too many vegetarian choices but there are some. Some of delicious note: fattoush salad, babaganoush, moussaka, the veggie platter. Yum!!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Really enjoyed the food and service. Cauliflower was off the hook."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Another great dinner at Tanoreen. Food is consistently very good, service was friendly and there was a lively Saturday night crowd."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "With all the eggplant Napoleons being served (8 orders went past our table) that evening, we expected something really different and incredible. We got a too heavy onion-ring-like batter dip around a heated, soft piece of eggplant with a plain tasting babaganoush in the center. Including an order of sujok, there weren't any spices with any kick; no unique seasonings; it was OK but nothing special. Then we ordered the mixed grill to sample all the grilled meats. Based on Zagat's ratings and everyone's "My God, this place is heaven" reviews, our party was expecting something extraordinary: instead, nothing transcendent or worth racing back to try again or to try anew. Maybe there's someone new and inexperienced in the kitchen. Or not."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "As always... Left looking forward to the next time I will be back... Can't get enough of the Musakhan and Chicken Fetti :)"
    Dined on 8/7/2013
  • "The food that comes out of that kitchen is heavenly... The must haves are the Olive Spread, Musakhan, and Chicken Fetti... unbelievable food by an unbelievabley talented artist. Been there 5 times in the last 30 days span."
    Dined on 8/2/2013