Tanoreen
Tanoreen

Tanoreen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tanoreen.com/
  • Phone: 7187485600
  • 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: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • 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.
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Tanoreen reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (61)fit for foodies (56)good for groups (36)special occasion (26)romantic (18)great for lunch (14)kid-friendly (14)hot spot (10)great for brunch (6)late-night find (3)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Best Middle Eastern in the nabe!
    Side
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a great dinner with friends. Interesting and very delicious cocktails. Mouth watering dishes - try the brussel sprouts appetizer! Look forward to going back there soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    MnhmVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This is not the forst time we've been there. But this time we had guests from the middle east and we wanted to empress them! However the service couldn't have been worse. We ordered Kibbe but it smelled bad.Rawia made it up for us and appologized for the mistake and the desert was on the house. When we ordered tea it was served cold. And when we told the waiter he took only one cup to change it, when he came back we explained that all cups were cold not just one, he put down the cup in his hand nerveously and collected the other ones parely touching them as if they were hot to imply that we are wrong and the tea is hot! We asked to take some of the leftovers with us and they combined two dishes in one box. Were they saving aluminium boxes??
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious dinner at Tanoreen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Tanoreen is worth the trip to Bay Ridge from any part of the city. The service was warm and the food was insanely good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week dinner
    Audkarm
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I found that we didn't need to use the prix-fixed special for two people. The food was good and the service was fine. The Matra De let me change my reservation on the computer from 2 to 1 person doing restaurant week promotion. The prices were moderate so I didn't feel the special restaurant week which had a dessert was necessary. Would definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    EricVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I am reluctant to write such a positive review for fear I will not be able to get a reservation in the future. We came upon Tanoreen because we purchased the cookbook Olives, Lemons & Zaatar written by the owner. During a recent NY visit from Philadelphia we were sure to dine here. The food was amazing! The staff was very friendly and the owner walked around talking to every table offering my wife tips from her cookbook. There were 5 of us that shared items, we did not leave hungry. Highly recommend Hummus, Vegetarian Grape Leaves, Eggplant Napoleon, Musakhan, Mediterranean Grilled Chicken (one of the best chicken dishes I ever had) and for dessert, Knafeh! The restaurant is in a very nice area of Bay Ridge Brooklyn and easy to find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great group dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was my second visit to Tanoreen and I was much happier with my entree this time! It was also nice going in a group (of five people) because we ordered appetizers and sampled each other's dishes. Our server didn't seem to know an awful lot about the wine menu, but it worked out ok. The restaurant could benefit from some sound-absorbing wall hangings since we had to raise our voices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A QUALITY BROOKLYN RESTAURANT
    CANDIDWIT
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    IF YOU PREFER MEDITERRANEAN-MIDEASTERN FOOD YOU WILL LOVE TANOREEN. THE ONLY NEGATIVE IS THE DIN.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    MTCCVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We have been to Tanoreen many times - always delicious, never disappoints.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Culinary treasure
    Odyssea
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A little schlepp from Manhattan but absolutely worth the ride. I selected several cold and hot appetizers and my tastebuds rejoiced. Portion size was large enough to make another meal at home. Absolutely will take another ride to Bay Ridge to Tanoreen.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent choice
    NyRegular
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Everything that you would want is on their menu. It was our second time at Tanoreen and we were not disappointed. Their appetizers and entrees are very flavorful and the portions are perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tanor wrong
    Diner6
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We travelled a distance only to be disappointed. The tilapia on the special menu was a small dried out piece of fish. The "upside down " lamb speciality was all vegetables and no lamb. Our friends tried two other dishes a chicken and salmon and were not happy. We tried four different desserts two were fine but the Baklava was so tiny for the price and the ice cream was gummy. We were not even offered a second cup of coffee.e We will not recommend this restaurant.
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  • What a restaurant
    ChefEd
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This restaurant is a Hidden gem. The food was incredibly delicious and the portions.. Let's just say go on an empty stomach straight after the gym. You will leave there with a great sense of the way a restaurant should be, your belly full and with left overs. It's pricing it above $30 a plate including a cocktail but well worth it. Bring the family, a date, even your in laws if there's any bad blood after eating a meal in this beautifully decorated Mediterranean restaurant all will be forgotten. The staff is very knowledgable, passionate and very hospitable. I will definitely go there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Outstanding as always!!!
    Mona
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Terrific as always , and always greeted with smiles :) Thank you for being so fabulous!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Treat
    Lhoh
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Lovely food. Excellent waiting staff. Reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three for Three
    ArchangelVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Tanoreen has never let me down! Each time was as excellent or better than before!! A definite "must try" !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    MTCCVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Without doubt, the best Middle Eastern food we have ever had. We have been to Tanoreen many times, and the food is consistently delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    franmax
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The chef/owner always comes to talk with you - she is amazing. The food is so authentic. All kinds of spices and flavors. Mouthwatering. Love it! I'll be back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Lebanese in NY!
    AMABrooklyn
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We love Tanoreen! The cabbage-rolls are delicate and perfectly spiced, the kabobs are flavorful and tender, and their rice pilaf is a mix of sweet and salty and just perfect. Order extra hummus and tabouleh to take home, we always do! Rawia has given us a gem in Brooklyn! Service, setting, and food are all perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Bay Ridge restaurant!
    BrooklynFoodie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My husband and I, Bay Ridge residents, have dined at Tanoreen several times. We have never been disappointed with the food or service. The mid-Eastern food is uniformly excellent and includes, not only traditional dishes, but also many less familiar entries. My husband and I generally order a selection of appetizers for dinner as a way to include a variety of old and new dishes. The staff is always friendly and welcoming. And during virtually every one of our visits, the owner has stopped at every table to chat with the customers. This place attracts people from all over Brooklyn and Manhattan. Don't show up for dinner without a reservation! We love Tanoreen!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best of the best
    doris
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food is a-1 absolutley wonderful; the biggest problem is deciding what to have as everything on the menu is fantastic. The spices used are unbelievably good. Tanoreen is a a treasure
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just like Grandma's Cooking!
    ArchangelVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    If you are familiar with this type of cuisine...it will be even better than you remember. If you are not familiar with this type of cuisine, this is the best way to open your palate to a whole new world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like Grandma's Cooking
    ArchangelVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Brought a special person in my life who was not familiar with Middle Eastern Cuisine....and was best way to share what I grew up with from my grandparents. She loved it and better understood what I tried to explain in words. Eating is believing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 58 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 144 reviews are from the Tanoreen reviews archive.
  • Excellent food and service
    MareVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great middle eastern food. One of the best in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Weekday Birthday Dinner
    Gatorsays
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We had a group of 8 people celebrating a birthday so we had a couple of tables put together in the back corner. The seating was a little weird because the wall prevented the waiter from accessing one end of our table. It could have been annoying but our group didn't mind passing water glasses and food plates. The ambiance is casual but this may be different on weekends (we were there on a Wednesday night). The food was great and the service was very friendly. I'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stellar Middle Eastern
    NYCdinnerlover
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This place is home cooking Lebanese at its very best. Some of the dishes are cooked for hours. Wine selection is good too. Worth a trip to Bay Ridge, a neighborhood where there is a meritocracy of middle eastern food. When we asked about one ingredient we got a 5 minute story about where it comes from and how they acquire and process it. (Parsley). They clearly are into the quality of their ingredients and it shows. Also, their hummus was simply the best I have had in NYC and I eat middle eastern twice a week or more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tanoreen is the best of the best!
    JasonJamal
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Rawia's food reminds me of my childhood, and that makes me happy. The food is a perfect combination of home cooking and exquisite cuisine- there is something for everyone. Bay Ridge owes a debt of gratitude to Tanoreen for gracing us with their presence! I remember going there with my grandmother many years ago, before they moved to the bigger location. I'm glad they've grown and moved on to bigger and better things. If you haven't been, you are missing out! The best of the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    completely regular to mediocre. definitely not the astonishing food experience it's been purported to be. the dips had way too much lemon in them, whether it was babganoush or hummus, all you tasted was lemon. the lamb kibbie were good but a bit dry the lamb and rice stuffed cabbage leaves were good i think the place has been getting better reviews than it deserves only because there is not much else in bay ridge also, they were blasting really loud music the whole time, which made unforgettably bad what would have otherwise been a simply forgettable dining experience
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  • Try it, you'll LOVE it!
    somuchtoeatsolittletime
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Our first experience with the Middle Eastern menu at Tanoreen was a great one - shared brussel sprouts and kibbe were perfection. Two of us continued with small plates as our "main," while the other two ordered entrées. Great versions of "soul" food!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Bkynlovesfood
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Definitely make a reservation! Went with a party of 6. We were not rushed at all which is very rare. The staff was attentive and the is incredible. Will be returning shortly!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    It was our first time dining at Tanoreen, so we weren't sure what to eat (everything in the menu looked and sounded really good!!). Our waiter was very helpful with helping us select our meal - from drinks to appetizers to main dish. Even the diners (who all seemed to be regulars) were recommending menu selections. What I liked most was the fact that owner went around making sure that the diner's were having a great time. Definitely going back!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • redwineVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Loved the food and cocktails, but the room was deafening.
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  • Fabulous
    MTCCVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    In a word, delicious food and a well-trained staff make for a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Unique Dining Experience
    TeaLeaves
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We had the Brussel sprouts, eggplant napolean, and schwarma sliders which were all amazing appetizers. The kibbie (appetizer) and two entrees: lamb kabobs and shrimp were decent, as in not bad, but also not something I would order again. In truth, I would stick to appetizers only the next time we go there, which no doubt we will when we move into the neighborhood. I can't complain about the service; the waiters are attentive if not very smiley. Make sure to leave room for the knafel however. It was absolutely heavenly!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    LOVE TANOREEN. I have been to Tanoreen many times, have tried many of their entrees and almost all of the appetizers and desserts, and they're always consistently scrumptious!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's so great to have a restaurant
    TomCVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently amazing food!
    Stacay
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Suzieq
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    BoswellVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious culinary feast!
    Tallladylawyer
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the city
    NYCMarine
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.