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About Au Za'atar
Au Za’atar is a Lebanese / Middle Eastern restaurant which has quickly become a destination in the East Village for New Yorker's and tourists alike, serving family recipes from Lebanon and other middle eastern counrty's. Drop in for mezze and a glass of Lebanese wine or beer and enjoy a romantic dinner or an intimate meal with freinds and family. Our menu crafted by head Chef Tarik Fallous highlights the best of Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients and homemade dishes. The warm, inviting dining room is perfect for grabbing a glass of wine and mezze at the bar or a full and flavorful meal at an intimate table while the spices and music transport you to the exotic Middle East. During the warm days of Spring and Summer, join us at our beautiful outdoor cafe, which has been called one of the best outdoor eating spaces in New York.
New York, NY 10009
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm;
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm
12th St & Ave A
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Take the L to 1st avenue or the 4, 5, 6, L, R, N, or Q to Union Square--14th street.
Bar Dining, Beer, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Au Za’atar is an Arabian French bistro serving family recipes from Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco.The cozy, rustic dining room features banquette seating, hi-top tables, and a bar. We serve boutique natural wines from around the globe, along with a variety of craft beers.
Au Za'atar Ratings and Reviews
Great food. The cauliflower (the option with no yogurt) was DELICIOUS (and I don't like cauliflower). The basturma and cheese rolls were also very very good. The Fattet was OK, a bit bland. We wouldn't order the Fattet again, but everything else for sure. Overall great experience.
Me and wife truly enjoyed Au zaatar! The food really is made fresh and with so much care. Very authentic Lebanese flavors and perfect amount of spices. Cauliflower, kebabs, pita pizzas were all delicious. Service was attentive and friendly. Will be back to try more!
At Za’atar, the service is outstanding! They made me feel special. And the food is very delicious! I really enjoyed the lamb shank and all the appetizers we ordered! The restaurant is also spacious, which is surprising for NYC. Thank you, Shareef, for the excellent service!
We've been to Au Za'atar several times as it's a neighborhood favorite -- good food, service, etc. However, this time was a near disaster. The wine order, four glasses of various whites, had a red on the tray. The server knocked over one glass, luckily a white, which flooded the table, my husband and a friend. Apologies, lots of hands and napkins cleaning up, then the proper wine delivered. Time went by and by. I twice asked if could we order. Eventually someone came. The mezze took a while arriving. Very good. Dishes cleared, then nothing. Long minutes passed. We asked twice about the status of our main course. Finally it arrived. The manager (I think) to make amends presented us with another round of wine and a free banana-nutella crepe. I didn't ask, but I can only surmise the wait staff was new and in training and the kitchen was understaffed. This was the first time we'd taken our rather elegant friends to Au Za'atar. We were upset on their behalf as well as ours. We'll probably go back, but not soon.
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