About Taboon

Taboon means "oven" in Arabic. Considered the heart of our restaurant, the wood fired Taboon oven delivers freshly prepared specialties that are exotic, healthful and full of flavor. Our trademark "Middle Terranean" cuisine blends the traditions of the Mediterranean with Middle Eastern cuisine using French techniques to create dishes that are uniquely delicious. Visit us at 773 10th Avenue, at the corner of 52nd Street, just steps away from the Theater District to find out what everyone's talking about. And ask us about our brand new PRE-THEATRE PRIX FIXE MENU! Reserve a table with us between 5pm and 6:00pm Monday through Friday and enjoy 3 courses accompanied by our famous fresh-baked-to-order foccacia for only $42 per person!

773 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: brunch 11am - 3:30pm, dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
52nd Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 713-0271

Website:
http://taboononline.com/

Parking Details:
A public lot is available on 51st or 53rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. Street parking is available in front of the restaurant after 7:00pm and on side streets after 6:00pm.

Public Transit:
C and E trains at 50th Street, 1 train at 50th Street and B and D trains at 7th Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Efraim Naon

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Taboon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

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4.6

value

4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (17)
Romantic (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Fun (11)
Spicy (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
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Hot Spot (8)
Tapas (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
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Notable Wine List (5)
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Organic (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (3)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service and food

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We had excellent food pre theater Saturday night. I ordered the cauliflower appetizer to share-it was fantastic and a generous portion for 2-it could serve 4 as part of an appetizer. Then I had the squid which was a light size plate that was delicious, too. My husband had the lamb on a chopped salad which was a nice size dish. We sat at the bar and the bartender gave us great friendly professional service. I'd definitely go there again and recommend it for the mediterranean/middle eastern style food.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Bar Seating, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Taboon is one of those rare places where you don't have to love Mediterranean Food to love it. And you have to have the sushito peppers. Perfectioni

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Friend reunion

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Restaurant week! Loved it!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent overall! As always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Consistently very good food. Went for restaurant week because the menu selection was great, one of the better menus offered by any restaurant during restaurant week. Only con is that the restaurant is so far west! Need to open another location more convenient and centrally located.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

First visit (during Restaurant Week). The food was EXCELLENT! Tables were a bit close (but not unbearable) and I hate "restaurant lighting" but the food more than made up for it. Definitely coming back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Love this place !!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Normally a fan of Taboon but I set up a dinner for 3 couples and our table was not ready. They were apologetic, gave us prosecco while we waited, but it was uncomfortable as there is no waiting area, hardly unusual for NYC restaurants. We had a testy interaction with some blonde chick at the bar who felt we were intruding on her space ( I love getting rammed with an elbow in my back and then a sweet "Excuse Me!!"). I was exhausted and later came down with the flu, nothing to do with the restaurant obviously but didn't make for a pleasant evening at all since we had to wait 20 minutes for our reserved table.

My friends thought it was delicious, especially since one of them is a vegetarian (he was excited by all the delicious small plate options) but I am giving it a long rest. My 3rd visit but have had my fill for the time being. The small plates trend can be delicious but there are many contrasting strong flavors, if you aren't into that then I'd recommend the entrees.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We loved the serene, hip environment. The service was friendly and food healthy and delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It is incredible time every time we go there. The food is marvelous and the staff takes great care of all your needs.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I REALLY wanted to like Taboon after having quite a few people suggest it to me, but unfortunately our experience was not great. We had made a reservation a week in advance for 8PM for 6 people and confirmed it. Day of I get a call asking me if I could come instead at 8:30PM but I politely declined saying after a day of travel for my guests 8PM is the preferred time. Fast forward to us getting there and having to wait over 20 minutes past our 8PM reservation to be seated as they did not want to ask the guests at the table we had reserved to please move - mind you this is after I've been told that they showed up late for their reservation and had proved to be difficult so no one wanted to deal with them. Only offer we received during this very long wait time was to have our coats put aside for us - no complimentary drink or focaccia or (quite frankly) anything to try and rectify the situation. After being rushed through our meal (the food is VERY good), and an undeserving 20% tip already included on our bill, it took another 15 minutes for them to locate our coats and bags. All in all there are plenty of places in New York that not only have great food, but amazing service. Taboon could be wonderful if they treated all of their guests like VIPS but sadly I don't believe I will return as my $500 would be better spent elsewhere.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This is a tale of 2 restaurants. One is of the delicious food and warm ambiance of the restaurant and the Taboon oven. The other is the awful cold table not only literally in front of the door but also in the entrance of the Taboon service area where the dishes whisk by inches by your head and shoulders and dishes and silverware get thrown about assaulting your ears. The servers were warm and gracious, the management was arrogant, pretending to ignore the table situation and excusing it with "well you did make your reservation online today last minute" and bizarre words like "this is all part of our restaurant". There was no apology. It took a huge effort and groveling to eventually move us. Is this greed, ignorance, or is this the new normal where politicians have lead us? Please vote and choose another restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Very good food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

It was an awesome experience ! Hummus is superb and I truly enjoyed lamb chops!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great meal. We went during Restaurant Week. I'll be back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The staff was really attentive and kind on the phone and in person. They didn't rush us but made us feel comfortable, and even remembered my birthday was a dessert. The food was excellent: tasty, fresh, and interesting ingredient and spice combinations. I loved it!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I love the food here!
When I dine at Taboon , I typically stick with ordering appetizers for sharing.
The variety of the appetizers is always very good and satisfying.
The entrees don't disappoint but I prefer to share the appetizers.
The wine list is typically good as well.
The service has always been great.
Unfortunately during our last visit the waitstaff was a bit intrusive and we ended up feeling rushed through our meal.
Reservations are a must . It can be very difficult to get a table without a reservation.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This was our second trip to Taboon. The food continues to be absolutely wonderful. Had the chicken, which was moist and delicious. Salads and mezze are great. Try the roast cauliflower. Service prompt and courteous. A very pretty restaurant. Enjoy!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food is excellent and service too

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

the service was excellent. the food was delicious and creative. it was easy to find and get too.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food and server were lovley but when we arrived we were not greeted/seated very well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was second visit and this time I brought my husband. He loved it as much as I did. We will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overpriced for the quality of food. A couple of entree were good but then some were terrible particularly the turkish sausage ones - which were very salty and just lot of tomato paste in a dried sausage. Prices were a real rip off.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything as usual is fabulous. This is 2nd time wr’ve Dined I this wonderful restaurant. First was so good we had to come back when we were in the city

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We decided to try Taboon prior to the theater on a Friday night. I'm very glad we made reservations, as the restaurant filled up quickly. Our server was very attentive and made suggestions along the way. The food, from the appetizers, to the main course, to the desserts were all excellent! We will definitely return to Taboon on our next trip to NYC. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food is out of ordinary, above average, one of the best middle eastern food

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Wonderful evening at Taboon. Delicious small plates, very unique..........Service was warm, friendly and appropriate.............Would recommend.........especially to foodies..........

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This is my second visit to Taboon. I was underwhelmed and will not return. It's very expensive for variations of hummus. Taboon's signature bread does not pair well with their spreads. It is good as a stand alone bread if you like an olive oil infused seaasoned bread. I found it a bit too oily. It's too seasoned and oily for their spreads that are dense, flavorful, and heavy. a lighter less seasoned pita would be a better match for their spreads. This is the only bread they offer except for one that is filled with cheese which would be and even worse match for their spreads. They have this great bread oven and they should have more varieties of bread. The menu could use more vegan options. Menus is a bit limited and we found ourselves going through it several times to find items we wanted. The service was attentive, friendly, and professional.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful place for all things hummus / babaganoush / lamb kebab. Very authentic, the open kitchen oven concept is well done. Together with the delicious cocktails all four of us had a wonderful time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We’ve enjoyed this restaurant for years. The food is delicious and creative. Only disappointment was the change in bread served. We miss the other, prior, pita like wood oven baked bread that was replaced with a focaccia type. Please put the other bread back on your menu so we have a choice!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I love Taboon and it has been a family favorite for many years, but we found it to be ridiculously overpriced for what little food we ordered on our last visit. Three appetizers and two drinks were over $100. I'm not sure we'll be running back there as we have in the past due to the high prices. Food is still great, but it is no great value and there are many other restaurants to try.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was quite good--but everything came out at once and the table was not big enought or everything. Everything with chickpeas was delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Loved it as always!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always excellent food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Terrific food. Get a lot of items and share. Appetizer portions aren't small, and the entrees looked substantial. Good atmosphere. Wait staff were good people, but a little too eager to rush us out of our spot.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food at Taboon was excellent. We selected several small plates - Meze - to share, and every one was delicious. Wonderful combinations of flavors, fresh herbs and spices. The dining room is very attractive - so it was an overall enjoyable experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Cozy nice atmosphere. Really enjoyed our salad and the small plates. Our dessert was also very good.

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