Taboon

4.7
1656 reviews
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$50 and over
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Middle Eastern
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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

NYE 2018: Peace, Love & Unity All weekend we will be celebrating the 60's with a special menu. Monday is our big party with 3 seatings. 1st Seating: $65 5pm-7pm, 2nd Seating: $95 7pm-9pm, 3rd Seating: $125 9:30pm-? & the party after. Tax, Gratuity and Beverages will be added. Contact us 2 reserve

Monday, December 31, 2018

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.
What 1656 People Are Saying
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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Try the Mediterranean Shrimp. I was blown away!!!

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F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The bread is to die for

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, one of the BEST in NYC!

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NL
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to go after the theatre when it is less crowded. The food is healthy and delicious and the wait staff attentive and congenial.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here twice and each time the food and service has been outstanding. The flavors are amazing. Highly recommend.

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NM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Beautiful presentation. Service was excellent.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful brunch, great service and very good food. The desserts were amazing, definitely Leave some space for those.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great as always

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NV
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a family dinner at Taboon and we loved almost everything we ate. The only complaint was my husband's entree. He had the steak and short ribs entree and didn't love the flavor. By far, the best thing we had was one of their special mezes, the crispy manouri. It was delicious. We all loved the falafel, trio of dips, zucchini cakes, cauliflower and crispy octopus as well. We were a large party (of 9) and the space was very cramped. I would definitely go back, but wouldn't go with more than a group of 6.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Watch out, they take away your menus, ask you if you want more bread (they only give one piece, even if you order dips and are a large party) and charge you $5 after. And then if you bring it up, the say the price is on the menu. Server should really mention it when asking for more bread after they have taken away menus.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great except after 2 hours, restaurant informed us that they needed table for the next party.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time there. It was amazing. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was great. I was so pleased with everything. It’s very seldom that you find a place that is recommended that hits it out of the park with everything. Thank you. We will be back!

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TB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taboon is one of our favorites for Sunday brunch. Everything is fresh out of the oven at the front of the restaurant.

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

When we arrived we were seated behind the entrance door, in a different area than the main room. We asked to change tables, and where told that we didn´t ask for any preferences so that´s why we got these tables. A bit strange, you can´t ask for something you don´t know (this was our first time there).
We got new table in the main area just below the airconditioning and were freezing the whole time.
Our waitress was excellent, very kind and friendly. The food was very good, except for the shrimps, they were probably spoiled or old.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great !

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G
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by an aquaintance. I experienced a lovely evening. From the fine single malt selection, to wonderful spicy feta spread with warm housemade focaccia and fabulous beet salad with lamb kabob adder. Attentive service and well paced delivery much appreciated by solo diner. A must visit for all future NYC trips.

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f
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a much-anticipated return visit to Taboon--this time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was a memorable evening and meal. The manager greeted us with complimentary champagne which was a very nice touch. The food is both interesting and delicious; we sampled a number of small plates, enjoyed their excellent cocktails which included the best version of an Old Fashioned I've tasted, and dessert was an extraordinary dish of goodness. The staff are warm and friendly, and the service is exceptional. Put Taboon on your must-visit list.

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JM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was prepared well and was served very quickly, but overall the meal did not leave me wanting more. Despite the dishes being quite good, none were tasty enough to convince me to come back to Taboon to try the rest. For the price, the food quality is severely lacking.

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W
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, great service (Tanya!), warm, welcoming maitre d’

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening out at Taboon. The food is Mediterranean with a modern feel to it. We loved trying the small dishes and the Trio Dip was a big hit. The Moroccan meatballs were delicious, and one of the outstanding specials was soft cheese wrapped in dough with a honey and nut topping which was reminiscent of baklava. Highly recommend!

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TL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has quickly become a favorite "go-to" spot of ours. Great brunch!

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l
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Chose this restaurant based on the location and reviews. Was disappointed with the food and inattentive service.

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L
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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MK
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food perfect pre-theater dining option!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual, but seated at a drafty table in the bar area.

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AD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed for anniversary and pre-theatre show dinner!

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k
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Too salty, ask for no salt on your fish!!!!!! Add it yourself!!!

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A
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Taboon! Have been there twice before theater now and after our last time, we really don't want to go anywhere else. Everything about the experience was perfect. We ourselves don't eat meat and there was a lot to choose from on the very interesting menu. Everything we ordered, from beets to hummus to falafel, was terrific. The burek - a dish that includes a poached egg magically enclosed inside a crisp batter - was a standout. A friend with us ordered a lamb dish and he said it was absolutely divine.

Our hostess, the bartender, our server, all were lovely, warm, and welcoming. Can't recommend Taboon highly enough.

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m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Was my friends birthday, I never complain about the service in NYC but yesterday was the first time i can said the service was bad.

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JO
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food, but too pricey for what you get. Wines are especially poor value, but the meze dishes are tasty and offer tremendous variety.

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f
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Taboon is always a wonderful dining experience. I was a little disappointed in the fact that the salad I ordered, the "chopped" salad (one of the things on the menu I always order) was not chopped as it usually was, but fairly large pieces of the same ingredients. I never got a chance to ask the waitress if it was the wrong salad or if they had changed the preparation.
Other than that, the food was fabulous as usual.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome service from the hostess to the waitstaff and bus boys! They paid attention to each and every tables needs and responded accordingly. food was fresh, on time and great flavors. Can’t wait to go back.

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. I have been here two times in the last three weeks and I am so happy to have found this restaurant. I ate here on a weeknight before an event and this past weekend I came here for brunch. I love the waitress with the red hair! Everyone treated me so well. The food is exceptional. I am a vegetarian and there are fabulous selections. The prices are fair and the atmosphere is charming. A gem.

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MB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, menu and service. The menu was fun and different. Every course was more delicious than the one before. We would definitely recommend and also rerun.

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DR
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

When I pay $40 for an entree, I expect it to be amazing. The terra cotta lamb kebabs are basically 4 lamb meatballs and some veg baked in a clay dish under a cover of pita dough. The visual is impressive, but the flavors ordinary (and my meatballs were rare, not medium as ordered). We spent almost $400 for 3 of us, including 1 bottle of moderately priced wine and 3 cocktails. WAY too much money for what was provided.

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L
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Except for the very loud noise level... we loved this restaurant.
Our server was exceptional.
The taboon oven delivered wonderful bread and dishes.
We shared the Greek Saganaki which was delicious.
The lamb pie was excellent as were the fish entrees.
Now that I understand the menu I am looking forward to returning.

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M
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Been coming for years..good quality ingredients..some standards. But always a few surprises each time..love the spices and herbs worked into the menu..well made cocktails which make us forget about trumpini and his gang of thieves..

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous delicious food and drink!

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JN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time to Taboon and was just as good as the first time a few months ago. Close enough to Broadway to make it to our show. Started with cauliflower, incredible, and hummus and baba ganoush. Great bread with zatar. Salmon and chicken were extremely well flavored. Will keep it on our short list!

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j
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!! Try the hummus! Had the best time and best service

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