Argana Restaurant & Bar

4.5
150 reviews
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$30 and under
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Moroccan
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ARGANA is highly traditional French Moroccan gastronomic cuisine with a menu incorporating an amazing succession of flavors, and service that lives up to everyone standards. Aside from the beautiful and comfortably decorated interior with Moroccan exotic light coming from handmade Lanterns, ARGANA Restaurant & Bar is dynamic, baking its own semolina Couscous, and encasing its own lamb merguez.

A variety of 'Tagines is featured at the restaurant. There are several different couscous selections on the menu, and mouthwatering house specialties include "B'stilla", a Moroccan Chicken pie, and a selection of appetizers, ordered a la carte or as a mixed platter. Included in the wine list, is a diverse selection of world varieties, which delightfully accompany the menu. Don't walk away from your table without sampling "Halahwyat" the most delightful, hand rolled traditional confections and pastries, graciously served with mint tea, but …come see for yourself!
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Moroccan, French American, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday:11:45am- 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:45am- 11:30pm
Sunday: 11:30am- 9:00pm
Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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Phone number
(914) 612-4440
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Payment options
AMEX, Cheque Gourmet, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Executive Chef: Soumia Sedki Achbani
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wilkins Ave
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Parking details
Valet and street parking also available.
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Public transit
I95 Exit 2
Route 1 (North Main Street)
Metro north (2 min from the station)
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Entertainment
Belly dancer
Live Music
Petanque Court

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Special events & promotions
Belly dancer
Moroccan Night
Tajine Night
Couscous Night
Family Night
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 150 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food choices. Well prepared. Good service. Only problem...dessert menu is not consistent with the dinner menu.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great service and pretty atmosphere. The chicken tagine was very tasty and my husband’s starter... some cigar thing... was a stand out! We look forward to returning

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great ambiance, five star service, totally worth the drive to have our first experience with Moroccan food. We got a lovely culture lesson with all our dishes which was refreshing and welcomed. Will be bringing more friends next time.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

We had lunch at Argana and it was delicious and filling. Make sure to come hungry. You won’t be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

food was excellent and service was great and friendly staff

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Friendly, knowledgeable service of outstanding cuisine. Good wine list.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Having visited Morocco, we were delighted by the authentic cuisine.
Friendly, excellant service, delicious food. It felt like we had returned to our wonderful vacation!

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Creative, delicious food! Nice atmosphere good service. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Excellent food and service! Authentic Moroccan cuisine.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

great Sunday prix fixed menu including appetizer, entree and dessert(the Napoleon was yummy).. Entree portions are large. Waiter was friendly and helpful.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Warm, inviting place with delicious food. Service was exemplary and accommodating. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Outstanding

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Good spot for Moroccan cuisine. Dishes are fresh and nicely plated overall - they could back off serving some things in Tagine pot. Shrimp appetizers served in cooking, not serving Tagines a little overkill but just nitpicking. Service very attentive. Prices a squiggle high for appetizers. Worth a trip, recommended.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Interesting menu that lets you taste true Moroccan food with some more familiar elements. Moroccan tea is excellent. Service was intuitive, quick friendly and attentive. Nice to see families enjoying the food as well as couples and groups of friends. Prices are good - certainly going to spread the word about this place!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

I really enjoy eating at Argana. The food is always excellent and the service is fabulous. This last visit we sat out on their lovely patio. My favorite dishes are the Tajines - the food is always tender and flavorful. The staff is attentive and the food comes out quickly. I would highly recommend trying this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

A gem - should be on everyone's list. Authentic, delicious Moroccan cuisine served in a lovely dining room or outdoor garden. Friendly, gracious service. Interesting wine list, including quite decent Moroccan choices at reasonable prices that go well with the food.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

It was our first time and a pleasant surprise. The room is nicely decorated, everything we ordered was really tasty and the service was attentive. I am sure we will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Delicious Chicken Tajine and such a lovely space to eat in. I felt like I was in Morocco. And their mint tea is brilliant.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Very authentic Morocan food, based on old family recipes, made with delicious ingredients cooked to perfection. Friendly and attentive service. A hidden gem in Port Chester. We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I was happy to return to Argana and was not disappointed! Our server Angel, was very attentive, and the cuisine delicious! It was a wonderful way to celebrate mother’s day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

mother’s day

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was our 3rd visit to Argana Restaurant and unfortunately it will be our last. Our first visit was outstanding and prompted our 2nd visit which was just ok (ordered the same thing (the chicken tagine) but the food quality deteriorated). We went on Sunday for Mother's Day and were unhappy to find they were only serving a full dinner menu (instead of a lunch or brunch menu). It was a holiday, so fine we ordered off of the main menu. They did offer all of the Moms a complimentary cocktail off of the menu which was a very nice touch. I ordered the chicken kabob which was tasteless. Had no spices or seasoning whatsoever and served on a bed of plain cous cous. Again, no flavoring. It was just not good. My husband got the lamb tagine which he has had before. He said it was average at best. The potato side dish was nice but didn't make up for the rest of the food which was bland. So sad to see the quality of this restaurant go downhill. We absolutely loved everything about this place the first time we went but for whatever reason the crowds are thinning out and maybe they are cutting corners. It's too bad because our first experience was amazing and I don't like to see a restaurant be anything but successful. Hope they are able to turn things around.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was our second visit and we ordered different dishes from the 1st visit. Outstanding Moroccan food. My husband and I are foodies. Our 12 year old who is picky enjoyed the tangine chicken. We will be visiting them again in the next month or so.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We always have a good meal ND a fun time here!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great will go back

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food, reasonably priced, nice ambiance.

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1.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This used to be a dark uninviting restaurant and they have changed owers and update the decor. However the kitchen and staff are completely overwhelmed. The food took way too long to be served. Our server could not get our drink orders correct or be found when we needed more pita or water. When the food finally arrived, it was awful. The steak kabob was chewy and undercooked. The chicken kabob had no vegetables - just chicken. The red snapper tagine had very little flavor and was not what we expected. The dishes were very costly and were served without just a small serving of couscous (the kebabs) and spinach and pepper (the tagine). I will say the salad appetizers were decent but overall this was not what we expected.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We had dinner with two couples. The place is small and feels a little bit tight. However the service is very good and most important the food is awesome. The various versions of Tajine as well as the Beet Salad are fantastic. The spices are special and tickle your taste buds in a very good way, actually one of the main reasons why we wanted to try it. Will definitely go there again and explore the rest of the menu.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Disappointing. Nice staff, but below average food. Might have been the worse octopus dish I've ever had. Even chicken kebab was bad.
Doubt we are coming again

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Everything was delicious and generous portion. Service is really good. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Love everything about this gem: convenience, ambiance, great service- every was attentive to us throughout the evening- from the valet, to the host/ manager who seated us, our waiter Angel always goes the extra mile and makes perfect suggestions and the bartender not only mixed a perfect martini , he delivered it to our table to ensure it was just right- we had the perfect amount of attention throughout the evening...

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was good, but the exceptional service makes this a place we’ll come back to.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Server was inept, knew nothing about morrocon food and his service was so slow our food was lukewarm to cold.

The portions of food were missing ingredients as well as being very small for the price. The artisan drinks we ordered were overpowered by too much alcohol and no flavor. Service from the bar was also very slow.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It's a charming restaurant. The food, service, and atmosphere were all very good.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The sardine appetizer and the layered napoleon dessert was the best thing we ate. The waiters were friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I ate here two weeks in a row and the food was wonderful. The service was impeccable and the whole experience was just great!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation, very pleasing. We especially enjoyed the special bar drinks, the fig infused vodka martini and the kebbabs was great (even took photos so we could try to replicate at home).

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Went on a Saturday night with a friend on the early side for dinner. We decided to eat at the bar. The restaurant was packed by the time we left. The food was fabulous. The red snapper was so fresh and the chicken was great as well. Deserts were wonderful. The bartender made very good drinks. The staff were outstanding and very personable and professional. I cannot wait to return.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Wonderful evening! The restaurant is family owned and the recipes are the mother's original dishes. The menu is a wonderful mix of home cooking, comfort food all the while being authentic Turkish cuisine. The restaurant has wonderful décor so that you feel as if you are somewhere exotic. The staff was amazing. They managed to be very attentive without being intrusive. Our water glasses were never empty. Our food delivered and cleared at exactly the right pace (not too fast and not too slow). Save room for dessert, because it is delicious. Although it will be difficult to choose what to skip, because the appetizers and entrees were all great, particularly the Octopus and Meatball Tagine. The portions are healthy so you can easily share appetizers and desserts.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Very good food and service. Nice space too. Will definitely go back.

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