Taboon

4.7
1728 reviews
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$50 and over
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Middle Eastern
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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 Thursday and enjoy 3 courses accompanied by our famous fresh-baked-to-order foccacia for only $42 per person!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(212) 713-0271
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Efraim Naon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
52nd Street
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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.
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Public transit
C and E trains at 50th Street, 1 train at 50th Street and B and D trains at 7th Avenue.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.7

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.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Highly recommend

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FF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The main part of the restaurant is very pretty, but we got stuck next to the bar. A bit noisy and not very relaxing. I am not sure if it makes a difference if you request the main dining room.

Food was good, but I wish there were more vegetarian dishes. We had a special that was made vegetarian for us, but I did not enjoy it.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, service, ambiance! Highly recommend.

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AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, excellent service-best meal we have had in a long time.

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T
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I'm in NYC (about once a month), it's a rare trip that a miss a chance to go to Taboon - my favorite midtown restaurant! I often host guests/small groups or recommend theater area restaurants and this treasure never fails to delight. The food is delicious and almost too generous, the staff has that perfect balance of friendly without being intrusive. The wine list is limited but there's always a mid priced wine that complements the evening's dishes. Five starts for being my absolute favorite pre theater restaurant.

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i
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal! The open kitchen concept is a great idea; allows patrons to see what's being prepared. From the drinks to dessert the restaurant delivered on our expectations. Would definitely go back and try other items on their menu.

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JR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we went after theater and had a great surprise. this is a little gem. great food, service and ambiance. cozy on a cold night. we could actually talk without shouting, and it is reasonably priced for great food. loved the meze platter and the bread is divine. perfect for before or after theater.

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I've been to Taboon many times, and always enjoyed the creative menu and delightful romantic ambiance. The service was attentive and 'just right'; it was my husband's birthday and I so appreciated the special dessert with a candle so that we could sing happy birthday. Interestingly, my husband's least favorite food is Mediterranean, but he has now definitely changed his mind, he loved the Taboon experience, though the food was different and exotic, and he is very much looking forward to a return visit.

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TA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and environment is awesome! Definitely recommend for family style eating.

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M
Las Vegas
46 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Taboon! The service was amazing and everything we ordered was great. We had oysters on the half shell - it is served with a dill sauce. Never had oysters like that but it was tasty. Meatballs are delicious as was buratta. We'll be back!

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SS
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING!
Best new restaurant we tried in NYC and convenient if your going to the theatre as it’s away from the craziness but close enough to walk. The menu is so unique and amazing flavours and textures. I can’t say enough how much we LOVED our meal here! Can not wait until we are back in the big Apple to experience it again.

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LG
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Festive new takes on Israeli style cooking with some creative combinations (cauliflower and pomegranate seeds in an appetizer). Great choice for an evening out tasting variations on familiar and less familiar dishes.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend! Good service, good food, nice atmosphere. Only issue was a walk in (after us) was given a table inside the restaurant, where we were seated next to the curtains to exit. My husband had to hold the curtain, as it was frigid outside. I have already recommended Taboon to about a dozen people. I look forward to coming back.

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Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our family evening. Impressive service and lovely flavors!
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BS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Probably one of the best octopus dishes I have eaten outside of Spain. We shared a lamb kabob and had little plates. I finished with the rice pudding special. Everything was very flavorful and cooked to perfection.

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LH
Indiana
46 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Focaccia bread, hummus, feta and eggplant dip. Salad was a bit tiny for the price, but still very good. The moroccan meatballs were delicious. My husband had the restaurant week meatball dish and enjoyed it, but it didn't seem like a kebab as advertised. Rice pudding was a bit bland. Would go back for the bread alone.

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SB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

When we arrived on time for our 5:00 reservation we were given a choice of 2 undesirable tables even though there were many empty tables for 2 available. We were told that we had to reserve those tables in advance. It seemed ridiculous as they weren’t that much more desirable and who thinks of requesting a certain table when they book their reservation on Open table. I think when you book on a Open table you expect to be treated fairly when given a table. We have eaten at many New York restaurants and we’re never been treated like this before where we had to actually demand a better table when offered the worst table among so many unoccupied tables.
I really have no idea why they treated us this way. We were 2 attractive well dressed woman catching an early dinner before a show . We were on time and anxious to enjoy our dinner there.
The owners were very unpleasant towards us even as we left and one said be sure to mention the table you want when you come again. I would never consider eating here again even though the waitress was lovely and the food was decent.

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u
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of our favorite Go-to restaurants. The food is always great! We always order something different because EVERYTHING looks good! LOVE this restaurant. It can be noisy if you're in the main room - ask for a table nearer the entrance for a quieter meal.

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this place. My favorite neighborhood Restaurant!

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RL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the service was excellent. It was a great experience overall!

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MT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Our group of 10 had the price fix menu which was very varied, tasty and served amazingly by Nada. Can’t wait to go back and the menu choices all looked great.

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CL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Taboon has slipped--- ridiculously overpriced for what is served. Misrepresented dishes on the menu. Trying to be creative, but quite boring (most appetizers served with cucumber chick pea salad underneath the actual dish ordered to make plate appear more full) .
They used to serve the bread piping hot with a knife you can cut yourself at the table, not bread arrives warm and pre-sliced---not eve close to the same experience.
Began patronizing when it first open for several years---I'll never return--so disappointing and feel like I lit a match under my wallet for a sub sub sub par experience. Service, however, was very attentive.

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GA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food is really good but the services is terrible. We had to ask four times for our appetizer which was bread and hummus. Like they don’t even have to cook it so how is that they forgot it and after 1. Ordering it 2. Asking three employees for it and all saying let me check I asked a fourth time and finally got it with my meal. Our waiteress didn’t check up on us at any point. When you try to ask any other employee for assistance they ignore you. Honestly one of the worse services I have ever experienced. The food was good and they did remove the item from the bill because of the delay and brought out an additional dessert however again the server just plopped it there and said nothing we had to flag our waitress to let her know we did not order that dessert and that when we were informed that they were giving it to us to make up for issue we had with the none served plate of bread and hummus.

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is delectable, the food is always fresh and the service team is welcoming, friendly and professional. This is why my husband and I keep coming back! A true NYC Gem!!

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My party of 4 turned into just 2 but Taboon was still willing and able to accommodate us without any issue. Wonderful friendly staff. Enjoyable evening.

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PP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Wonderful Dining experience with friendly knowledgeable service.

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PA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Taboon was fabulous from beginning to end. The food was so fresh and artfully prepared and absolutely delicious. The cocktails were over the top. Service impeccable. I cannot say enough good things about Taboon. It is my favorite place to go to when in NYC. If I was Oprah, I would steal their chef and hire him to cook for me in my home. Cannot wait to go there again.

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S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, tasty choices, presentation was beautiful and the service was awesome.

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TW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a place we always love. We invited a friend who’s in the restaurant business and he couldn’t believe we were ‘making’ him go to 10th Ave and 52nd for a meal but I guarantee you he admits his ignorance and will be back. The food is always SO great, as well as the service. LOVE this place.

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OT
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very lovely restaurant, good service and good food!

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l
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding. Looking forward to visiting for dinner.

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and wait staff and really pretty place--but they need to get a handle on the music! The speakers were WAAAYYYY too loud several times. They should just turn it off or keep the controls where only one person can get at them. But go...it's really a good place

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AG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Ambiance and food were great. We had a 10:00 reservation though and felt like they were trying to kick us out at 11:45. It was a Friday night in Manhattan so that surprised me.

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EW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, wait staff very attentive. The tables are cramped and the restaurant was a bit noisy. Would go back for take out.

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h
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a very good restaurant with an interesting menu and take on a unique mix of foods

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c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we were seated by the door and the bar so it was a bit noisy

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wait service great food

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M
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent friendly service, amazing menu with a wide range of tastes and flavors. One of my favorites in NYC.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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B
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this place....I think I've been no less than 20 times. I look forward to my 21st ! hehehe Thanks everyone. Barney Gallassio

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