Taboon

4.7
1597 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 Friday 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.
What 1597 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here is so fresh, flavorful and beautifully presented. Warm, cozy ambience with the glowing taboon there at the entrance. A bit higher price point for the neighborhood and noise level moderate. A definite local fave!

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Taboon is fantastic food, but give your time for the service. Communicate if you have a show to go to and then stay on them if your food isn't coming!

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H
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Steak wasn't taste same as before...
I've been there few years ago and I was very impressed about food.
I wanted to have scallop appetizer but it's no longer anymore and steak tasted more sweet like bbq marinated before but it was just like normal steak taste now..
And little noisy. Other thing was fine.

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f
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid and inventive food. Walked a bit after the theatre to get there, and it was worth the effort. Bread, dips and meats all delicious.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food! Amazing service!

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M
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have had many fabulous dinners at Taboon, especially love the chees-stuffed bread.

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YY
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was extremely helpful in accommodating our rather large group. Our waiter was great and the food amazing .
Will be back

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FT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistently great! Dining room very noisy but we were given table in first room near kitchen. Much better and cozy. Great place to meet friends

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BM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is delicious and location convenient for theater district, but we ordered the prix fix dinner and were surprised with the charges for all the little extras that were needed. Not such a deal!!

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BM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVED this place. Really terrific food, nicely presented. Tasty, innovative herbs and spices. Good variety of choices. I had been here once before, and it lived up to my good memories of the place. We had appetizers, salads, and small plates (the "Mezes" menu). Wonderful food.
The waitress was especially thoughtful and helped us get to our theatre on time. The location is pretty out of the way for a return WITHOUT a nearby theatre date, but both of us were very happy with our meals and with the lovely service. We'll be back!

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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of the best option around! Amongst my favourite restaurants in NYC

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EN
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So incredibly yummy! Took 3 friends who were visiting from out of town and it became the one restaurant they raved about all week.

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O
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very tasty , eastern mediterranean food . The ambience is simple, yet elegant. It is worth a visit.

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Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, could eat there daily!

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LD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a delight. Every part of the menu is a delight. Service is great.
Outdoor chairs not comfortable if you have time to linger.

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d
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my out of town clients here for dinner. They loved it. This is a neighborhood gem and one of my favorite places. Great value and truly excellent food.

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretheater good food. Good service. Sat a table with a baby right on top of us and the restaurant was empty.

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EG
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite in NYC !!! Should not be missed. From the creative menu to the best staff ever, a remarkable gem !!!

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place great food terrific service

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k
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best middle eastern foods in NYC, a bit expensive but worth it for special occasions.

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d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was out first time at Taboon and it exceeded our expectations. Everything about it was perfect: food, service and ambience. Though we do not live in NYC we are planning our next dinner there for October. We love Middle Eastern good and this was a find!

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g
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal after the theater. Lively crowd great food

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Poconos
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bread may have been the best bread I have ever had! The staff was wonderful and super helpful I left it up to them to decide my dinner and appetizer and they were fantastic! Absolutely loved the squid!

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C
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific, terrific, terrific - been here twice, and it's been great both times. This was a special gathering to celebrate two birthdays, and they helped with a birthday surprise as well. Superb food, great service, lovely find.

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous bread and hummus, fabulous cauliflower! Lamb was a bit salty, service was great, comfortable chairs and noise level. We will be back!

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a
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I have been to Taboon many times since it opened. Over time the service and food have been declining. The bread was not fresh, we were overcharged for items, the wait staff rushed us and rolled their eyes when we were ordering, and the main courses were no longer simple and tasty (too many ingredients were used for a flavor of nothing in particular). I will not go again. I was severely disappointed.

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B
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had one night in Manhattan to impress my sister from Naples, FL before the theater. Since I had dined here before I insisted on ordering four meze so that she could have a good sample of the many tastes available at Taboon. When you see “wood-fired” on the menu, order it. We dined on the chopped salad, bursting with fresh vegetables and loads of mint, along with the “wood-fired cauliflower” layered over labneh. Then we moved on to the Moroccan meatballs and the whole smoked melanzane (again, Wood-fired) with roasted cherry tomato salad and burrito. They all went very well with perfectly prepared dirty martinis and an outstanding Albariño. Our server, James, and the host, Alphonse, were exceptional.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Taboon used to be amazing, the recent visit, the menu has changed, the food wasnt as good. I feel they have a new chef and I didnt feel the service was as good as it used to be.

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LF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. I had heard many great things and everything we selected from our menu was absolutely divine! Would highly recommend and we cannot wait to go back! It's a must!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was just delicious. The grilled octopus and the houmms with focaccia was to die for.

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O
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taboon has become one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Exceptionally good food, nice wines by the glass, and intimate and welcoming ambiance, great staff.

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week pix fixe menu was excellent. Recommend adding on house dips. Charming, sophisticated waitress. Outstanding food and experience. Deserves the “best Mediterranean in the city” accolades.

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A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I made my reservation several weeks in advance and still they tried to seat me outside when only moments before there was a torrential rain storm (unpleasant and muggy). Needless to say, I declined that invitation. Service was not great - couldn't get our server's attention often enough (when we wanted to order another bottle of wine!), 2 members of our party had the wrong entree served to them (management apologized, but the rest of our party were 3/4 finished with their meal by the time the other two had the correct meal served to them). Dessert was nice. Gratuity of 20% was automatically added to our bill.

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JP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant. All dishes were distinctive and complex. Service was excellent

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JA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good food (used to be amazing).
Overpriced.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall a solid good meal. The crispy squid and baba ganoosh were excellent! The rest of the food was salted too much and the steak was choice at best, very grissely. Service was great, we asked for help on the menu and received good advice. Would have liked to seen a better sampler to introduce new items for someone with little Mediterranean pallet experience.

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l
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OK, you say. This guy only writes glowing reviews. But wait. I only review very good/excellent exeriences. Ask me directly for those we haven’t enjoyed and I’ll tell you. I just won’t diss a restaurant on social media.
Having said that, Taboon. SWELL! They were outstanding to honor our request for bar seating - it was reserved when we arrived. The bartender was attentive, helpful and professional. The kitchen, excellent. The half chicken ‘maschan’ was more than enough for both of us and the baby gem and frisee salad was fresh, unique & delicious; even more so accompanied by the excellent foccacia. The Israeli Cab was delicious x2 with our meal. GO!

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SH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, always special!

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined there and had the restaurant week menu. Everything was divine. Will definitely be back!

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C
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Went for dinner on a Friday evening with a friend and decided to do the Restaurant Week menu. The waiter was extremely friendly and attentive. Service was great. Food was okay. They gave us complimentary bread (which looked good but neither of us ate it). The octopus was really good. Crispy and not over cooked. The fish kebabs were not what I expected at all. They were more like fish meatballs and they came in a really oily, creamy base which looked way too heavy for me. The menu mentioned a red sauce which it did have, but the cream sauce dominated it so I tried to eat around it but it was hard because there was so much. My friend’s cauliflower dish also came in a heavy yogurt sauce which she couldn’t eat either. Wish menus were more descriptive of the items because we probably would have chose differently. I probably wouldn’t go back but only because it’s in the UWS and a bit out of my way. The staff was great thought, especially the waiter.

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