What Insiders Are Saying
Taboon is one of the best restaurants in Hell's Kitchen, especially if you get down on Middle Eastern food. But also even if you don't.
Beautiful food, good service and atmosphere - great casual vibe - recommended
The food was just delicious.. I would love to go there again... great service!
The restaurant was noisy but the quality of the food and service made up for it. My only complaint was that when my husband and I ordered hummus to share our server ordered us a large portion which was enough for 4 people instead of a small portion which would have been adequate.
Clever advancement on traditional Mediterranean style. A really great dining experience. Excellent service.
What a beautiful restaurant! The decor is gorgeous, the menu is rather unique and interesting and the food is outstanding. We had a reservation and were running late but they were still able to accommodate us. The servers are knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting New York City.
Buena comida y buen servicio. Recomendable para cenas con amigos
We had a salad and the halibut and the fish was crispy and the sauce with vegetables was complex and wonderful. Our server was excellent, friendly and attentive. Will return
Beautifully presented, delicious, fresh exotic food and drink. Wait staff was exceptionally friendly. It's not cheap but well-worth the splurge. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.
Everything was great! The food was delicious, served promptly and the service was superior. I had marked on the app that it was my parents' anniversary and the dessert was served with a candle without any reminder to the staff. It made the occasion feel very special. All of the servers could not have been nicer or more accommodating. We arrived at 5:45 and left around 7 and the noise level was pretty quiet throughout, it also helped that the tables are a good distance so you're not right on top of the other guests. Highly recommend this place!
Taboon was a great restaurant with very good food. The service is very attentive. Almost too attentive.
The flavors could not be any better. Every bite was incredible. Can’t wait to come back and try more dishes.
Everything we ordered was beyond delicious; the biggest problem was making a selection because the entire menu was so enticing. My favorite item was the grilled whole cauliflower. This was an especially delicious version, served over tangy labneh , best scooped up with the focacia bread. We also really liked the roasted chicken, fresh squid, and crispy fallafel.
Terra Cotta Lam Kebabs we perfectly cooked and seasoned, the baked Branzino was too. It also was presented nicely on the plate and easy to eat. The staff was friendly, attentive and professional with a great sense of humor. They seemed to manage the constant flow of guests with ease. For the amount of traffic they had that night, it wasn't noisy. We will go back
Food was ok, but not up to our expectation. Service could have been better, too.
The food was totally awesome. I would go back in a heartbeat.
Waiter spilled wine on guest
Beautiful food - beautiful people- a bit pricey but I would say it was some of the most delicious food I have eaten out.
Great Mediterranean! A favorite of mine and my friends.
Wonderful menu and excellent food and service.
Taboon is a special place to take both your local and out of town foodie friend who especially like innovative mediterranean cuisine. I recommend their flatbread stuffed with spicy feta cheese to share. For dessert try the Silan (I think that show it's spelled) which is vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce covered in shaved halvah. Fantastic! Great service but it can get pretty noisy.
OK, I have to say how much I love this place! Been coming for years and wouldn’t ever come to NYC and miss it unless there was a catastrophic reason causing it, LOL!
Firstly, the staff is helpful friendly and unobtrusive. The food experience is superb. This time my friend and ordered the cauliflower app which had a slight char and was served with a lovely tangy labneh sauce. Was delicious! Also shared the avocado salad, also terrific. Then I had the giant prawns wrapped in pork belly with lentils and middle eastern spices. So delicious! My friend had the lamb kabobs which was really a pot pie of lamb meatballs in a perfectly spiced sauce. I shouldn’t neglect telling you about the awesome bread that was fresh from the Taboon and so fabulous. We of course had food to take home and it made for a lovely lunch the next day. Put this one on your list and I believe you will return time after time.
Taboon bread is a must! Food is consistently Freash and tasty , great cocktails!
Taboon is one of my favorite restaurant in New York and maybe in the US. This is no ordinary middle eastern cuisine but raised to a level of sophistication in which one is trying to discern the complicated and delicious flavorings. If bread is a no-no, I suggest passing on the wood fired, highly seasoned scrumptious bread ever. You will be missing out. Pair it with the incredible hummus , the likes of you have never tasted, and it will be a match made in heaven. You can make a meal of the meze such as my favorite eggplant with burrata or the grilled octopus with avacado?...both of which are just amazing. Order another bread to scoop it all up! The branzini is fabulous as is their steak dish for meat lovers. And don't pass on dessert. I could go on and on. I don't even like telling to many folks about this place as it is a NY gem but it is too good not to share. Enjoy!
Great food. Good vibe. I have to go back for the lamb kabobs.
The food is great and creative. The service is great and the place was slammed to boot the night I was there. A fun evening!
Love the restaurant, food is fresh and so tasty, staff is awesome
Really enjoyed my meal at Taboon- the food was delicious.
This was our second visit to Taboon and each time we were incredibly impressed with the quality of food as well as the ambience. I highly recommend this restaurant to all who value excellent dining.
The food, service and ambience are all good here. We particularly like the meze, which are more varied and interesting than the entrees. Cocktails, however, tend to be small and weak. Better go with the wine.
Everything was beyond delicious and the environment is amazing.
Love this restaurant. It is my go to whenever I take anyone out.
First time there and very glad our server gave us suggestions. His choices were better than the few that we made ourselves. All quite good though!
We have enjoyed Taboon many times and will continue to recommend it to friends. Slightly off the beaten track on 10th Avenue but worth the trip.
One of my favorite places in NYC, the food is fantastic
Delicious dinner! The octopus appetizer is incredible , we had the trio with the fresh bread & loved the seabass dinner. Also the traditional dessert with the rice puffs & candies pistachios was so awesome too! Will be going back for sure!
Great spot, unique menu. A little too much air conditioning in the front room near the taboon oven. Request the main dining room for a better atmosphere.
Really delicious food. I have eaten a lot of middle-eastern fare and this is right up there.
We’ve been coming to Taboon since they opened. It’s better every time. Food, bread & cocktails are great!
I've been to Taboon a number of times, it never disappoints. Great food and drinks, good ambiance.
Pre-theater prix-fixe was very reasonable but I had to leave most of it behind as the portions were too large for me. Wonderful, delicious meal!