Argana Restaurant & Bar

4.4
163 reviews
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$30 and under
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Moroccan
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!
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

Specials

Pre-Theatre Dinner

get a complimentary drink with your pre-theatre dinner or 20% OFF Of your check, please show your ticket

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 7, 2018

Ends: November 8, 2117

Availability: Daily 2:30PM-7:45PM

Happy Hours Sunday to Friday 2pm to 7pm

half price for all drink, wines
complimentary moroccan flavors

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 7, 2018

Ends: November 8, 2117

Availability: Sun 2:00PM-7:00PM
Tue-Fri 2:00PM-7:00PM

What 163 People Are Saying
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MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall, we had a very enjoyable experience at Argana, especially due to the attentive friendly service from everyone there. We celebrated my husband's birthday with cuisine we don't have at home and everything was delish! The prices are reasonable for the NY Metro area although I think they should provide couscous with the entrees (especially with a tagine that is basically stew and needs to be served over something that'll absorb some of the sauce) instead of charging extra for it as a side dish. They found out it was hubby's birthday though, and comped us a yummy dessert with a candle on top! We will definitely return!

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d
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely place - though it struggles a little between being intimate and romantic and being a bar scene (e.g., cozy tables but a tv over the bar). The food was excellent and the service attentive. As others have noted, it's a tad pricey for what you get, but really not excessive (maybe 10% over what you'd hope for the ambiance and quality). The wine list was very interesting, and the vibe a good one. Something for everyone.

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KB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

First time there. Pre show dinner with another couple. Lovely ambiance and very welcoming, knowledgeable staff. Portions were modest for the pricey bill, so value was off. My husband ordered the lamb tagine, which we expected to be full of yummy moroccan spices and very aromatic. More on the boiled looking and tasting side. Side of grilled egglant was salty but nicely spiced. Harissa shrimp appetizer was a stand out and grilled octopus was tasty but small for $16. Would like to try again, but need to save up.

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AC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance, food was very tasty and servers were attentive. My wife really enjoyed the soup, sardines were go too. Fish very fresh with nice flavors.

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MW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

A confusing and disappointing experience. We met friends for a 7:30 dinner reservation. They pretty much gave us a choice of where to sit as the room was less than half full. We were basically ignored for the next 40 minutes when my wife finally ordered a cocktail. At close to 8:30 they finally took our order.

Our starters came out in reasonable period of time the. We sat waiting for our entree's and watching tables that had been seated after us get served. Throughout this we had a hard time getting our servers attention. At about 9:30 we were served dinner.

Based on other reviews I ordered the scallop tangine . The scallops were so over cooked they were like eating rubber. I should have sent them back but at that point wanted to eat and leave.

By and large our food was ok, not great. It's hard to tell if the kitchen was having issues that night but if this is indicative we wouldn't return.

They realized our displeasure and comped us dessert, which was ok.

One other negative. Surprised in this era that their beer selection was pedestrian mass marketed beer.

We greatly enjoyed all the time with friends, but if we wanted to eat dinner at 9:30 we would have planned it that way.

We would be interested to hear from others on what their recent experiences are.

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KM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was very average , Some items in menu were not available.

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HA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is very delicious-very nice salads. The tagines are always a hit. Always got the vegetable tagine, this time I got the chicken which was really, really good. One of our party got a fish tagine and he loved that. Always end the meal with mint tea! The service is also excellent.
Would definitely recommend Argana!

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BG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food, service, ambience - everything was great. Would recommend they reconsider the background music (a bit too disco-like).

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H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, authentic Moroccan food, great service. Highly recommend.

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R
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find! Neighborhood gem.
Beautiful outdoor seating.

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R
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Wonderful menu with something for everything. I am vegan and had many choices. Outside seating is lovely!

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SS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu and service. All the dishes we tried were very good. Great ambiance and service as well.

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DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our Waiter was so polite and attentive! From the Cocktails to the Food, we truly enjoyed our evening!

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N
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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P
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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Z
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was excellent and service was great and friendly staff

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FK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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KR
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Authentic Moroccan cuisine.

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d
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LE
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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FQ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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VM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

mother’s day

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PP
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

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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AR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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NT
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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F
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great will go back

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, reasonably priced, nice ambiance.

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JI
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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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