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.

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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (43)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Creative Cuisine (39)
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Good for a Date (32)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Authentic (30)
Special Occasion (29)
Good Vegetarian Options (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Casual (23)
Healthy (20)
Romantic (16)
Cozy (16)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Fun (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Spicy (11)
Tapas (11)
Tasting Menu (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Vegan (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Business Meals (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
People Watching (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food. Attentive service. Attractive decor.

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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was pretty good namely there appetizers but the service was very bad as bad as you'll find at a "good restaurant"

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Taboon is one of my go-to restaurants whenever I want to have a delicious meal and incredible hummus. They have homemade bread that goes perfectly with their hummus. I went for brunch with a friend and they have great shakshouka options and regular brunch choices. My shakshouka was very good. I would highly recommend!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Four of us really enjoyed dinner. The food was excellent! We shared some Mezze and a few mains-really loved the focaccia and dips, as well as the baked cauliflower, octopus, and crab shawarma. Fantastic date sivan for dessert. The service was friendly and attentive. Look forward to returning to try more dishes.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Very excellent overall however sauce for sea bass was very over salted and cauliflower dish was way too smoky.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We love Taboon. Warm, inviting ambiance, amazing Mediterranean food and attentive service. Never disappoints.

Tags: Tapas, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Love this place! Great food, cozy atmosphere and good vibe. Particularly love the small plates to taste a wide range of authentic dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I've been to Taboon twice now. Everything is excellent. I wish it were closer to home so I could frequent it more often.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Exceptional food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Really outstanding and eclectic middle eastern influenced food. Friendly service. We did a bunch of Meze rather than the entrees and were very happy. Can be a difficult reservation--they could easily have a much bigger place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious meal, as always. Bread is sublime. Hard not to gorge on that while waiting for that main dishes. We are regulars for dinner but found brunch to be equally scrumptious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

What a beautiful gem in Hell's Kitchen! We walked here from The Press Lounge for a late dinner at about 10.30 last night and it was such a great decision. I liked the hummus trio a lot, the pita was warm and fluffy. We also ordered a bottle of Prosecco and the server was so prompt in refilling our glasses. It wasn't empty for more than a minute at any given point of time. Oh and I absolutely loved the ambience. It felt like I was sitting in someone's elegant living room.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Authentic, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Was a regular of taboon back when when I lived on 48th street. This has been a few years so was excited to return but found it a little underwhelming. Perhaps it was what I ordered but still with the prices and my memories it fell short than what I had remembered. Was a good meal but not great. One thing was still good.. the bread.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We know the chef from Israel. The food was great - a fusion between comfort Israeli food with a touch of American model food (e.g. Crab Shawarma, the Short Rib)..
In general we had a great meal but I got to say that the service was a bit too Israeli.. one of the waiters was a bit too friendly..
But still, if you want to have good modern Israeli food with a touch of authentic kitchen this is the place :)

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great dirty martini's and appetizers set the stage for the delicious main courses we choice. The baked Branzino dish is a must as was the the Chicken Maschan. With the 2 appetizers, Shish Barak and the Taboon Trio the 2 entree dishes were plenty for the 3 of us

Tags: People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Rumors about the deliciousness of the bread are all true. Taboon has an ecclectic mix of foods from all over the southern mediterranean. The wine list is sophisticated. Best restaurant in Hell's Kitchen for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Really great brunch spot. Great service and really unique menu. Traditional items and some really off the wall stuff. Turkish egg dish is over the top. Great Bloody Mary’s.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had a delicious meal before a show. The food came at a nice pace and the flavors surprising and tasty. Thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I love this restaurant and just had my 50th birthday there. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The bartenders are amazing. Don’t miss the breads, the octopus, the falafel ... too much to mention. This is one of my favorite restaurants on the entire world. I’ve been to 32 countries.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Really enjoyed both the service and the food. We were party of nine and received very good service & everyone enjoyed the Price Fixe selections.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Healthy, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Loved the crab shawarma! Will return just for this dish! 😋

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent personable service. Great ambiance. Superb appetizers and entrees. Morrocan meatballs are a must. This is my 3rd time and will be far from my last. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Love the ambiance and service. The food is very interesting. We started with hummus. It has a kick. Then roasted eggplant, yummy and beet salad, very tasty. The octopus appetizer is great. We had a special Black Sea bass and wonderful squash soup. Excellent! The dessert was amazing, I can’t remember how to spell it but it was the first one and it is like simta. We were there for 3 hours and the time flew. They didn’t rush us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

For our anniversary dinner, we asked to sit at the bar. The service and food are always top notch, and tonight we couldn't have been happier. Our food was stellar, the drinks were great, and our service was amazing! A great spot if you're looking for a consistently great place to go.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

My sister recommended this place and we all met for dinner. It was a great spot for easy conversation - by that I mean we could hear each other - and nice dinner. I recommend!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was great. Service very attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Had a great dinner at Taboon. Food was delicious especially the appetizers. Ambience and service are excellent. It's both cozy and very nice, with a great bar as well. Had a great drink called Nefritti's kiss. I made a choice to have a salad w chicken as an entree, when I go back I will make sure to have a more traditional entree in the future, I didn't like the salad as much as I liked the appetizers.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

As always, great food and good drinks many. Enjoy the spicy sauce and the falafels. While the ambience is appreciated, the light is too low to read the many at all.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Spicy, Tapas, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

My brother had recommended this restaurant and I'm so glad he did. My friends from out of state came to visit. Everyone loved their meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Dear Taboon, As I cannot be there absolutely every day, can you share your hummus recipe? Another great Taboon experience. And, this time, a great server! No snark and no disappearing or blaming the Bartender!

Greek wine, an Israeli beer, Feta and lentils in my Caesar Salad, and the most perfect hummus on the planet. Give us Middleterranian any day!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Lovely, lively spot to have a special dinner. We came here a couple of weeks ago and just had to come back again, it's that good. This time we chose to share a whole bunch of mezes and desserts, which worked perfectly so that we could all taste as many things as possible (and all were delicious). The lamb kebabs in particular are incredible! And the staff were kind enough to accommodate our request for a quiet table, which was perfect.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Spicy
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We made a reservation based on a referral from and were not disappointed. The service was great, wine was great, and the food was fantastic. We did the Trio, oysters, beet and carrot salad, potato/octopus salad, and split the steak. First, this was more than enough food for the two of us, but it was so good, we ate it all. Honestly, our favorite was the potato/octopus salad. This was our first trip to NYC, and we will definitely be back here on our next trip.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

An appetizer never came and there were no apologies and we got seated in the bar. Very hot from pizza oven.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We recently ate there for the first time, and we hope to return soon. A bit pricey, but worth the splurge for the pre-theater dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was delicious, service was a little lackluster but friendly. Great pre-theatre location.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I live 3 blocks from TABOON, so have been there often. This time I brought 2 friends from Miami, who are real foodies. They absolutely loved their meal- said the hummus was the best they ever tasted! The bread is probably the best @ any restaurant & the assortment of dips make it even better. Two of us had branzino- the fish was delicious & a very generous portion. Lastly, the service was excellent. Oh, and I enjoy a restaurant where the noise level is such that you can actually have a conversation!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Tapas style Mediterranean food. We had 5 dishes, all very good. Restaurant decor hip and fresh.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent menu. Went with a vegetarian and we had no problem finding numerous delicious options. The bread is amazing and the wine list offered great moderately priced options. The service was attentive but not annoying. Atmosphere was intimate but not stuffy. I rarely visit the same restaurant more than once because the selection in NYC is so great but I would absolutely come back to this one.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Everything The Infatuation NYC promised and more! The flavors were so beautifully combined and the ingredients so fresh, our only real issue was deciding what to eat. We wanted it all. The trio of dips and the shishito peppers are a must. Have the hummus. You will never be the same. And grilled calamari! We just intend to keep going back and working our way down the menu. The only weird thing about the whole experience was our server, who was, for lack of a better word, snarky (and slow.) She forgot to put in a wine order and then threw the bartender under the bus. Poor form. She was no better with the table next to ours. The place deserves better.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Tapas, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Vegan, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I love this place. The food is consistently amazing and the bread is to die for. My only big complaint is their corkage policy. $45?! That is outrageous. We used to dine here bi-weekly but our recent meal was the first time in about a year. Hopefully management will reconsider this but if that doesn't matter to you, then you'll have a great meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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