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About Salam Restaurant

Whether grilled on a kebab, baked in a meat pie, or mixed with pine nuts and bulghur wheat as kibbeh, lamb is the cornerstone of the cuisine at Salam Café, where it excels in all its iterations. The menu is primarily Syrian and Lebanese, a sampling of which can be ordered as Maza, a complete meal of appetizers: standards like tabbouleh and falafel along with less traveled fare like white Syrian cheese and sfeeha, tasty pita pizza topped with cheese, vegetables, or ground lamb.

104 west 13 st
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Syrian, Lebanese

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 12:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday-Sunday, 5:00pm-11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 741-0277

Website:
http://salamrestaurant.com/

Salam Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (65)
Good for Groups (43)
Fit for Foodies (31)
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Romantic (24)
Great for Lunch (16)
Special Occasion (9)
Cozy (8)
Authentic (6)
Casual (6)
Outstanding Value (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Business Meals (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2017

I still love this place and have recommended it, to friends, and on Open Table. Here are some caveats, based on a recent visit:
1. the flat bread can be too dry and crisp (although the restaurant will bring more bread, this takes time.
2. One of us asked for olive oil for the flat bread, and the oil did not taste fresh.
3. The restaurant seems to have a small staff, so customers should plan accordingly. When the restaurant is more than half full, it can take a while even to get the main course, appetizers, or a glass of wine. (Plan accordingly. Going early helps.)
Still, the 3 of us agreed that the food was worth waiting for. The restaurant was mostly quiet.

Tags: Healthy
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food5
ambience4
service3
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We love Turkish food, and Salam has Turkish and several other Middle Eastern and North African cuisines on their menu. The variations are great for exploring new tastes and dishes not found elsewhere. The value and service are great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 20, 2017

This was ou r third visit to Salam, and they never disappoint. The food was great as usual, and ambience was awesome as well. It is always a pleasure to be able to sit and not have to yell at the rest of your party at the table. Always a pleasure to visit Salam.

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Best kept secret in Manhattan. Excellent all around. Cozy, lovely atmosphere. Delicious, authentic food. The lamb and curry dishes are the best the city has to offer. The best vegetarian options next to fish and meat in a restaurant. Wine list and beer list are small but great options. Also short but great list of unique cocktails that complement the dishes. Service is fabulous and friendly. It's family friendly because it's not a bar scene, but it's also a romantic atmosphere with lovely middle eastern music playing. Great for a casual dinner with friends or business as well. Family owned and run! Besides the extras - it all comes down to the food. The food is fantastic- and great value.Wonderful established village neighborhood go to!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Business Meals, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fun, Healthy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer
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food5
ambience5
service5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Just an update to my last review. This time the flatbread was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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food4
ambience4
service4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2017

I was at Salam twice last week, both times it was quiet, which my friends and I greatly appreciated. The couscous royale, which I ate on the first visit, is spectacular, and although I'd wanted to try something else on the second visit, I'd been dreaming about that couscous and couldn't stop myself from ordering again. The others loved their meals, too. The pita is a little tough by the time it is served, but that's a minor complaint given the overall quality of Salam's food. If you read my reviews, you may wonder about my high ratings: I choose my restaurants carefully, for their food, service, and sound level (I like quiet),

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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food4
ambience5
service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2016

We love Turkish food, and decided to try Salam's fusion of Syrian & Morrocan food. Very interesting and creative dishes in a nice space with Middle Eastern decor. Dishes were large portions and each was excellent taste. Will do this again and often.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2016

I truly enjoyed my experience here. The restaurant is spacious yet cozy, the food was wonderful and the servers were lovely. Pita bread was a little stale but that is my only complaint and not a deterrent at all. I will visit again and often as there is so many amazing things on the menu and I won't rest until I've tried them all! Highly recommended. :)

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Salam has been around for a while, and it hasn't changed much, so it can seem a little dated, but it sustains itself as a very solid restaurant. The menu is long and the food is good. Service is unobtrusive and, well, serviceable. It's a very fine thing to have Salam in the neighborhood

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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2016

I have eaten there several times and always been delighted with the food and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 29, 2016

We enjoyed the generous portions and tasty Syrian food here with straightforward, direct service. The salad with cucumber, tomatoes and olives was exceptionally good and the yellow curry with potatoes and chicken just spicy enough. My spouse loved their merguez sausages (the best he's had). We will return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Restaurant was reasonably priced but neither decor nor food appealed to me. Hallway to restroom and restroom needs some work.

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food2
ambience2
service2
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Don't miss the deliciously smokey baba ganoush! Overall, a very good Middle Eastern menu and a decent noise level that allows for conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Great local place!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2016

I am grateful for this restaurant. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is so mellow and relaxing. This is a place where you can really have a conversation. I especially enjoy the assortment of cold appetizers, salads, tagines, and vegetable coriander.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2016

This is one of the very few restaurants left that is quiet, with charming ambiance and good, reasonably priced food. It is family-run, with a few Syrian specialty dishes. We ordered an appetizer and 2 entrees, but found it was too much food. Next time would do 2 appetizers, an entree and dessert.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food4
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service4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Been here twice - returned for the great food and service. Also very comfortable, not rushed, had a great time with friends both times. Quiet enough for conversation. Will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2016

The food here is very tasty, but the service really leaves something to be desired. My friend and I met for an early dinner and we were basically the only patrons in the restaurant when we arrived and the waitress really made us feel like we were putting her out by being there. The food is really good though and its very well priced. Plus its a quiet place to catch up, so I'd go back and I would definitely eat there again. However, if they had some friendlier wait staff it would really make a difference!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2016

I like this place. It's got old school charm. So the service isn't perfect, but the place is pleasant, the food is good, and--hallelujah--there's space between the tables. I wish they had more wine by the glass choices.

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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2016

It's got a good, family atmosphere, and a very nice menu. Caring service. Hummus is way too garlicky! Otherwise, all's good.

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2016

With a combination of a very relaxing and quaint atmosphere, accommodating staff, and AMAZING food, this is definitely a must visit secret gem of the West Village.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 12, 2016

My friend and I went to Salam on a Saturday night. It was at 50% capacity. There was no manager and only two servers managing the whole scene. Needless to say, it took forever to get the littlest of the things. The final nail was when we had to wait for 30 mins! to get out dessert. We finally got up and paid the bill at the counter. The food is okay, but nothing spectacular to rave about. You have better Mediterranean restaurants in NYC.

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food4
ambience3
service1
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2016

One of the under-appreciated restaurants in New York. Delicious food in an attractive and comfortable setting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2015

Friends mentioned they go to Salam regularly and they live on the Upper West. We gave it a try and will be back as it was a great experience. Food was delicious and we sat outside and enjoyed a great meal and good bottle of wine that was a bargain.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2015

Outstanding meze- hummus and baba ghannoush were as good as any. Unusual dishes; I liked the lamb curry. Ambience was comfortable, reminiscent of an ethnic restaurant of the 1970s.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2015

Ambiance good, but food not always remarkable. Quiet place for coversation

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2015

The atmosphere with mosaic tables, eastern decor but not overly done. The food is flavorful, fresh and generous. We were three at the table and shared pita bread and hummus for appetizer and then had Chicken Couscous, Lamb Kufta with vegetables and basmati rice and Lamb Tagine with a side of Couscous. The food was wonderful, with vegetables that were cooked but still had a slight crunch, not cooked to mush or raw as so many other restaurants present. We have been here many times through the years and it still is a go to restaurant. The waitperson and front of the house is the wife of the chef and she was attentive without hovering and amazingly handled the entire restaurant herself with one bus person. This included a large private party in a separate area. We were amazed. This restaurant is a winner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2014

Excellent food and friendly informed service...have eaten here for many years and still enjoy it and recommend to many friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2014

Generally when I eat at Salam it's with one friend and we walk out feeling so stuffed. The portions are generous and there are so many interesting things to try. This time we were a group of 5 and we got to sample several appetizers and a few main dishes. Delicious! And the service was attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2014

Salam has a private room very atmospheric and quiet and it was perfect for our group of 12.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2014

We hadn't eaten at Salam for quite a while, and it has changed a lot since then, refurbished, extensive menu, brighter space, less quirky/more solid, good food and service. It's another go-to restaurant on that block of 13th Street.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2014

I have been coming to Salam with my family since the early 90s. THe food is a delight kabobs, baba ganoush, falafel we love every bit of it. They catered to my sons when they became vegans. Lovely people and place .

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2014

Attentive service, excellent middle eastern food with an interesting and tempting menu. Not your standard falafel place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 21, 2014

The knowledgable waiter helped. I wish I'd remembered to ask for a table against the wall (they were taken). Sitting at a table in the middle of the restaurant feels exposed and a bit unpleasant, but that said--the restaurant is quiet and the food acceptable. A better table would have felt more romantic. I do not recommend the deep fried onion appetizer, which although tasty (in a fast-food sort of way) was unacceptably greasy.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2014

This is a neighborhood gem of Middle Eastern delights. The food is exciting and fun Come one and all!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2014

Exceptional Middle-Eastern food (Syrian to be exact) at very reasonable prices. Although many items will be familiar (especially the appetizers), the tastes are invariably unusual. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2013

My chicken was dry and there was little of it, all rice. The crust faIR, BUT NOT TASTY. THE APRICOT PUDDING WAS THE BEST PART, SALAD FAIR.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2013

This was my first visit to Salam but it won't be my last. We had four different dishes and each one was excellent, exquisitely spiced and super tasty. The lentil soup was to die for, the chicken bastilla, lamb with coriander and the Macdool (spelling) were out of this world. One friend who never takes leftovers asked for the half bastilla she didn't eat, to be packed.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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