Dagon

4.6
384 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Chef Partner Ari Bokovza, most recently of Claudette, and who is of Israeli heritage, feels that the Mezze, and small plates selections are the soul of the restaurant with items such as Sasso Chicken Liver with mustard seeds, date syrup, crispy shallot and baharat; Roasted Beets with horseradish yogurt, fried chickpeas, and crispy beef tongue; Charred Eggplant with buttermilk vinaigrette, tomato jam, and shabazi bread crumbs, and Shishbarak: Lebanese mushroom filled dumplings, with warm yogurt, pine nuts, and spicy herb sauce. Kubaneh, and Jerusalem Bagel are homemade, and there is a section of creative salads and entrees including Levantine “Caesar” with tahini anchovy dressing, parmesan, fried chick peas, toasted sesame, and anchovy tempura; Harissa BBQ Chicken with potato sumac puree, local greens, and Whole Roasted Branzino cooked over charcoal, with preserved lemon butter, and celery root.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 384 people are saying
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Appletoes
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had an amazing meal (chicken liver mousse and mushroom dumplings were particular standouts) but the service was a bit slow and inconsistent. We chose to sit outside because it was super loud indoors.

JM
vipJMK76
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood addition. Good food, ambiance and service; prices are a bit on the higher side for the amount of food given.

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vipFFANDJZ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is really excellent… Pricey but very good… Sitting on the sidewalks of New York so it was quite loud…

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vipRedGinji
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our food and the ambiance very much. Most dishes were delicious. The breads were reminiscent and authentic Jerusalem. Desserts spot on. Delaney our server was delightful and accommodating to all our requests.
Note to chef management:
1. The tuna sandwich is not stellar.
2. When a customer prefers no ice in their lemonade, don't be skimpy and only give them 3/4 of a glass. Jewish and Italian mothers would be mortified. "Patchoo shulchan", "abondanza"!

MP
vipMP13
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service.

PR
vipPhyllisR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pancakes delicious, lox And Jerusalem platter as well. All food beautifully presented.

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Stephleabaker
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We love dining at Dagon! The food is amazing and its a fun place to enjoy dinner with friends and or for date night. We have always had amazing service. This Friday was a bit off, but it will not deter us from going back! The chicken dish and the Caesar are my favorites! It's great night out and you feel like you're downtown, even though it's conveniently located on the UWS.

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vipKandS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always.

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Yuli
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant!
This is our third visit - the food is delicious. We tried many different dishes and all of them were excellent.
We love the music, decor and vibe. The first time we sat outdoor - it was too loud.
We will recommend this wonderful restaurant as well as we will come back.

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Ventura
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Terrible service!!!
Had to ask for water multiple times..

Didnt get seated for 20 min even though we had rsvp.

What type or Mediterranean restaurant doesnt offer humus all day? Only available for dinner time?? What a joke..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar with Thor who was great. Met the manger Stephine who was equally great. We will be back !

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Delaney was one of the best servers I’ve had in a really long time. Food excellent

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SethB
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and service but terribly loud during dinner service.

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King
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, attentive service and good wine list! Reminded us of our Moroccan holiday trip. We will be back.

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EllenS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Great service. Will definitely go back!

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vipMarika
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best Israeli food yet. Outdoor eating in comfortable setting.Service excellent and proactive. Traditional food with a modern twist.

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KenJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had a reservation for 5:00 pm on a Monday night. Predictably, only one other table both inside and outside of this large restaurant was occupied. We were shown to the absolutely worst table in the entire restaurant. Hands down. No other occupied table and we had a reservation. When I requested another the table, the hostess was so rude and so hostile, that I was inclined to leave the restaurant. We selected a comfortable table for two and were served by an attentive waiter and attended to by considerate staff, all of whom seemed to care that we were enjoying our food!
The food was tasty, the presentation was lovely, and the bread was exceptional! The drinks were good, as well. My husband had the specialty gin and tonic cocktail--a refreshing version of our old standby.
But our experience was tainted by our initial greeting and incomprehensible treatment. I watched as other twosomes throughout the evening were seated at less than desirable locations repeatedly while many nice tables for two remained unoccupied.
I will not return nor recommend Dagon. I cannot in good conscience given the more accommodating restaurants in our neighborhood that should be supported. The restaurant is not a good value, but, again, the food was tasty and the presentation lovely. You can decide!

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vipfourdiamonds
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and different twist on Israeli cuisine. High quality food, fun vibe, but just a little too noisy. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Understaffed and overbooked

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debbieg
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding. Cant wait to go back. The service was great too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wish the falafel sandwich was on the menu!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The price point is a little high. We had Israeli breakfast which was delish. Second time there- both times service was subpar. Waiting 15 minutes at table before acknowledged or had water brought to us. Have to remind or ask for refills. Breads are great. Beautiful place. Wish I loved it.

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vipLaetitiaD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and cocktails. Great service. A little loud but it brings you away from the UWS.

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vipCookieCrumbles
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second visit. Amazing food. Helpful service.

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vipAR39
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food, great service. Inside is nicer/more atmospheric than outside.

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CNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Our first visit and wanted to love it. Seated inside and noise level was very high—hard to talk across the table. Food was delicious and inventive. Busy evening and service was a bit slow but staff tried hard. Would go back and recommend it to others but only for outside where it was much quieter.

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vipFoodieNYC
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Incredible food in every regard: Fresh, inventive, perfectly prepared. Every dish was jaw-droppingly good and this is not the place to forego the insane bread that comes with labneh. At $22, two scallops seems chintzy, but it was a knockout dish. The mushroom dumplings are melt in your mouth. The fatoosh salad is a winner, but beware-- it has the dreaded cilantro-- I asked as it says "fresh herbs" (it's the only one I cannot tolerate). They left it off when I asked. We also had the lamb and the delicious cauliflower. Service was excellent. Too full for dessert. Highly recommended.

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vipfoodfaceMarin
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I visited the highly touted Dagon and have mixed feelings about it. The food was quite good, but from a hospitality standpoint I was not impressed. When two out of 4 of us arrived first, we were asked to stand by the bar even though the dining room was sparsely filled. We declined. When seated, I asked about the mezze offerings and was given a terse and not at all friendly response from the server. Then when we tried to order mezze, we were told that we had to order the entire meal at one time. It was my Birthday and I was looking forward to a leisurely dinner, while cognizant that there were time constraints which I understand, and thought it not unreasonable to peruse the menu (the place was new to us) while munching on mezze which are already prepared and could come out fast. The place is overly bright, which makes it feel a bit like a cafeteria. It's also fairly expensive, so given my mixed experience, it's unlikely that I'll be returning.

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stanleya
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food & drink at very fair prices BUT noise level inside leaves one's ears ringing, and service, though attentive and polite, seemed hurried, as though kitchen was about to close (it was only 7:15) and we felt a bit rushed. Weather permitting, I'd prefer dining outside here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice! Good food!
Good ambiance and well decorated.
Just, prices are to high depending the quantity…
$14 a small dessert.. $22 for a little small plate.

SK
vipSindiK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were underwhelmed. Some dishes were great, others were ordinary. The service was very slow. Loved the chicken liver mouse and the shishbarak. The whipped eggplant, Moroccan carrots and cauliflower were just ok. We ordered the tuna crudo and when the waitress brought it to the table, she said they are out of tuna and used salmon. She said the chef never told her about the switch. It was good, just minuscule. I ordered a glass of wine when they brought our 2nd courses out but we were practically finished when I told the server to cancel the wine. She said the bar was slammed. Didn’t look like it. Not sure I will return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a date night!

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AlanaT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was DELICIOUS! However, service left a lot to be desired. When we arrived, the hostess shared thst she had given away our table. It was 12:01pm for a 12pm reservation. She then tried to convince us to sit indoors, despite having intentionally made an outdoor reservation a week before hand as we were celebrating a Birthday. We continued to wait, and were finally seated 45 minutes after our reservation. Took a long time to have our order taken and the waiter seemed to be very confused. Drinks came out after Mezzes had arrived. One diner, waited nearly 30 minutes for her coffee.

Food was excellent and a wonderful atmosphere! Will return but hope that service is much much better!!

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vipcarolyn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very cool chic ambience! Great brunch unlimited mimosa special too. Will come back for another brunch sometime.

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vipuwseats
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A great addition to the Upper West Side. The food is excellent and varied, too many good choices!! The kitchen was slow, but our server kept us posted and was most apologetic. The biggest problem, if the noise level. It is difficult to carry on a conversation and much of the time I found myself having to yell to make myself heard.

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MashaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great. But don't order passion fruit bellini.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome all around

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MicheleF
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely amazing flavors and very welcoming staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything

GS
vipGSS1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little too noisy for my liking, but the food is FANTASTIC!!

FAQs

Dagon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 873-2466.

Dagon is rated 4.6 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.