Tagine Fine Moroccan Cuisine

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Aside from the beautiful and comfortably decorated interior, Tagine's kitchen is dynamic, baking its own semolina bread daily, and encasing its own lamb merguez. A variety of 'Tagines' are featured at the restaurant. There are several different cous cous selections on the menu, and mouthwatering house specialties include "bastilla", a Moroccan pheasant pie, and "moquadimat," a selection of appetizers, ordered a la carte or as a mixed platter. Included in the wine list, is a diverse selection of Moroccan varieties, which delightfully accompany the menu. Don't walk away from your table without sampling "Halahwyat" the most delightful, hand rolled traditional confections and pastries, graciously served with mint tea or Moroccan spiced coffee.

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12pm-7pm All Week- 2 for 1 Sangria!!

Enjoy a special buy one get one offer on our signature Moroccan Sangria. 2 for 1 per person before tax and tip.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 16, 2019

Ends: October 17, 2118

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-7:00PM

12pm-7pm All Week -- $25 Hookah Special

Enjoy $10 off our Hookahs between 12pm-7pm, every day of the week!! $25 before tax and tip.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 16, 2019

Ends: October 17, 2118

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-7:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We present an array of traditional Moroccan dishes, with a chic and festive atmosphere. Choose a heaping Tagine, stacked with your choice of free-range chicken, halal lamb, or fresh organic vegetables, and our signature spicy sauces and homemade bread. Turkey Dinner Pre-fix / Reservations suggested.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We present an array of traditional Moroccan dishes, with a chic and festive atmosphere. Choose a heaping Tagine, stacked with your choice of free-range chicken, halal lamb, or fresh organic vegetables, and our signature spicy sauces and fresh homemade bread. Dinner Pre-fix / Reservations suggested.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We present an array of traditional Moroccan dishes, with a chic and festive atmosphere. Choose a heaping Tagine, stacked with your choice of free-range chicken, halal lamb, or fresh organic vegetables, and our signature spicy sauces and fresh homemade bread. Dinner Pre-fix / Reservations suggested.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We present an array of traditional Moroccan dishes, with a chic and festive atmosphere. Choose a heaping Tagine, stacked with your choice of free-range chicken, halal lamb, or fresh organic vegetables, and our signature spicy sauces and fresh homemade bread. Excellent for couples and large parties.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Sun 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:00PM
Tue 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 7:00PM

What 202 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking AUTHENTIC moroccan cuisine. From the delicious tagines served in traditional clay dishes, to the multiple mezze options, and even bastilla and tangia, this place has everything you could dream of. And with the warm and friendly service, they are willing to accommodate any special request. This place is seriously an OASIS in midtown. There’s no other place in the neighborhood that can transport you to another state of mind the way this one can. There’s a huge community of regulars that cycle through (on the later side) for dancing and music, which makes this place always lively and buzzing with energy. Clearly a family operation, it’s incredibly special and rare to see such a soulful place in midtown. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but my favorites are the Traditional Lamb Tagine (served with blanched almonds and stewed prunes) and/or Chicken Meisel, a special lemon and garlic sauce tagine, named after one of their favorite regulars. Service can be Moroccan-style as well, slightly slow but they will bend over backwards to accommodate your needs. I recommend planning to spend at least two hours at this place, it’s not really the kind of spot where you can pop in for a quick bite. The ambiance sucks you into some kind of time warp, I swear. I always end up staying for hours and meeting new people every time. That kind of energy is what makes this place unique. The hookah lounge in the back of the restaurant is quite popular, and another cool draw to the place beyond just the food and atmosphere. Tagine is an excellent spot for birthday dinners, they will help accommodate your groups needs down to every dietary need. I did my birthday there and they made me feel super special, with Sangria pitchers on the house and amazing honey-based desserts. This place is seriously one of the best restaurants in the city, and by far the best Moroccan restaurant in New York City. Highly recommend trying out the entire menu.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time trying Moroccan food and it was a very good experience.

H
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We were impressed with the "ambiance" of the place the minute we walked into the restaurant. Very charming and quite different from the run-of-the-mill restaurant. It rang with a Moroccan flavor. The food was very good. I can't say it was the best Moroccan food I've had (a restaurant, no longer existing, in Washington, D.C. holds that place) but it was flavorful and memorable. The appetizers we shared were delicious. My chicken cous cous was tasty and more than an ample portion. Everyone of us four was very satisfied with our dinners. My one suggestion for improvement would be an improved level of table service.

NK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

We were catching a bus at Port Authority and thought this would be a good place to eat before traveling. Service was very pleasant but oh so slow, especially considering most tables were empty. We shared a chicken tagine which was ok but on the salty side. At $27, I expected a more generous serving of chicken (about 4 tiny pieces of white/dark meat) and sides. We had to pay for a small side of rice ($8!). I was craving a small espresso cup of Turkish style coffee so ordered something our friendly server recommended as being similar but didn't warn me that instead of a single serving, it would be a full pot costing $10! It wasn't good at all - just strong coffee with spices - not made the traditional way in copper pots with coffee grinds and sugar cooked together. The darkened room with red walls and a hookah lounging area in the rear gave it a seedy ambience. Might be what some people like but I wish I'd known. The cheap-looking red entrance was already a warning. Most disappointing of all, food was mediocre and way overpriced. But our server/bartender? was extremely nice. Will never go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful experience at this place. The owner was very kind and welcoming, and even took photos of us (below). The place is even more beautiful in person.

I ordered a lamb tagine and it was tender and flavorful like nothing I’ve ever had before. My boyfriend who’s vegetarian had no trouble finding something to eat.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a new place for us to eat. The service was so spot on and the food was delicious. The music will get louder as the night moves on but we still spent three hours there talking, eating and drinking. Loved it!

LR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. Lots of options for those on a gluten-free diet. Highly recommend!

KK
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very charming evening. Nazar is a consummate host and guide for all things Morrocan. My wife and I enjoyed a lovely 41st anniversary dinner and will return the next time we are in NYC.

j
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owners/staff of this restaurant were engaging and attentive. My guests and I had a wonderful dining experience.

ET
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic restaurant from the decor to the wait staff to the cook to the food
a wonderful experience fresh food prepared as ordered sufficient quantity
attentive waitstaff
just wonderful

C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

While we found the food to be very good, our full experience was not. First we were seated in the back room which had limited to no air conditioning. While our server was very pleasant, service was very slow and she rarely came around. Finally, for a Moroccan restaurant to blast hip-hop rap (with vulgar language to boot), it made for a bad experience.

Tagine Fine Moroccan Cuisine
Responded on August 12, 2019

We are so sorry you had a bad experience here at Tagine! Normally there's traditional Moroccan or Arabic music playing, Im not sure what the staff was thinking. Again, so sorry for your negative experience! We hope you'll return so we can rectify this experience.

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GC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Took my friend here for her 58th birthday before the Barbra Streisand concert. The food was excellent and Zar was great. She says the experience at Tagine was as good as sitting with the Clintons at the concert!

j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location & ambiance. We arrived early for our 6pm reservation and were accommodated with graciousness.

Food was delicious & the Moroccan lager beer divine!

We'll be back.

m
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the food! Service wouldn’t have been better. Will return.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went early on a Saturday before going to see a show. The place was empty, but the staff were extremely welcoming. The ambiance and decor were fantastic! The food was delicious. We, also, loved the presentation of the piping hot tagine. Great place.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

new to Moroccan food, the waiter was so patient with me and my group. the food was exciting and the bellydance show was fun to watch, the music is amazing. definitely authentic atmosphere.

K
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The waiter was very friendly and the dishes I ordered were prepared well. My salad was fresh but instead of micro greens they used Romaine lettuce and I was disappointed. Lentil soup was not salty and I enjoyed it. My guest ordered vegan couscous which was not delicious. It only had a few slices of carrots, one piece of potato, about two tablespoons of chickpeas and currents. It’s called Casablanca. The ingredients are cheap and probably less than $1 in net cost but the charge was $26. It’s outrageous! I will not recommend this restaurant unless you are willing to pay a lot.

MY
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come here very often and I am always treated warmly. The delicious food menu is the closest you will get to a real Moroccan experience in the city! The best I have tasted so far. Moroccan wine is part of their wine list which had me over the moon. Some nights you'll get to dance your heart out.

d
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As soon as you open the door to Tagine, you are transported to a magical Moroccan oasis, complete with sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Morocco.

We were welcomed like royalty by the chef/owner Hamid and proceeded to have the most delightful meal. The signature Tagine is the best we've ever eaten, the Couscous Royale is perfection, the Bastilla perfectly prepared.

Oh, and the desserts! Home made, still warm selection of Moroccan pastries, served with fresh mint tea to finish off a fabulous dining experience.

Though it was a busy evening, the service was impeccable. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will come back again and again to our new favorite restaurant in NYC.

Thank you Tagine for a dining experience we'll remember for a long time to come!

HH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend Tagine to friends, family, and anyone who enjoys delicious food, friendly people, and a great time!

Tagine Fine Moroccan Cuisine is a hidden gem of New York City; tucked away on 38th Street, it offers an inviting, comfortable and friendly environment. The Chef-owner and staff really welcome you as part of the family...
And they feed you like family too!

Everything on the menu is simply exquisite. Rich, classic flavor sends its calling card in the glorious aroma that meets you at the door–and it's no wonder, the chef uses only fresh, organic ingredients! There is a heart and a soul in the food here; they really care about providing excellent meals and service to guests.

If you're new to Moroccan food, this is the best place for an introduction–the chef himself recommended several items to my friend after asking us what kinds of food we normally enjoy or avoid. And the fresh Moroccan bread alone is enough to change anyone's mood for the better!

I cannot say enough how special this place is: you need to get over to Midtown and try it out for yourself!
I plan to go back often! Tagine is pleasure you don't need to feel guilty about.

Don't be surprised if you see me there, in a corner, quietly chowing down.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

This was the worst service I ever experienced in a restaurant. Me and two friends arrived at 8:20. Ordered tea, soup, and main course. Tea arrived at 9pm, followed by soup at 9:30pm, and main course at 10:30pm. When we expressed our dissatisfaction with the waiter, he literally told us that he tried his best. One word of advice: “If you want to go there, please make sure you eat before heading there”. They waiter literally behaved as we should have been grateful that they allowed us into their restaurant. We will never go back to this place again

Tagine Fine Moroccan Cuisine
Responded on June 4, 2019

Dear Anonymous, I"m so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience at Tagine. We strive to provide an authentic & memorable Moroccan experience. Due to Ramadan this month, we've been operating with a limited staff, I'm sure this is the cause of your lengthy wait. I'd love to offer you a gift certificate if you're interested in visiting Tagine again. Thank you for your feedback, we will make the necessary changes.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Isaiah was very reasonable with our reservation despite a private event starting. Will attend again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The wine is watered down, and to add insult to a dining experience I saw two mice and the kitchen area just by the kitchen entrance looks quite unkept (as per our limited view from the bar area) and myself and two other guests left without eating because of these unsanitary conditions.

b
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good as was the service today but it was very expensive for what we received. Asked for tea and were shocked to see we were charged $10 for it.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden oasis in every sense of the word! The food is excellent! The service was spectacular! I gave the restaurant 5 stars because it is just as good as any Michelin 5 star restaurant! I highly recommend this restaurant if you want a nice, chill place with a great ambience!

OT
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

3rd time. but its getting a little disappointing. too expensive for tajine $27+ tax and tip and thats not enought for even 1 person

JC
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service and staff were very friendly. I was expecting more spices in the morrocan food but good overall

SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place with Moroccan accents. The food was better than I had in Morocco. The waitress was very pleasant and accomodating. When I said I received a coupon for a free drink or dessert online she denied knowledge of it. That was the only disappointment and she didn't have a smiling attitude like the waitress. The prices too are a bit high, $27 for a vegan tagine. I wouldn't go there frequently but for a special occasion or Moroccan food it is good. Too bad it is so expensive. The tea also was good, like in Morocco.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Meeting a friend

EM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The main dishes were good. A menu was presented on an iPad. When we got the bill each person who got a bowl of rice or couscous was charged $8.00. That is outrageous, considering that it was never mentioned on the menu. The main waitress seemed put upon each time we asked for something, and was generally unpleasant. What is listed as $$ should be $$$, considering what we paid for each main dish, drink and side (which we thought was included with the main dish.) I would not go back.

TP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Way over priced

UW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty Moroccan food!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came here for Valentines Day and had a lovely time— the food was just as delicious as I’d hoped and the server was incredibly helpful

OT
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was a lot more packed and loud than last week. I really enjoy their food though. bring me back to Northern Africa..

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

I missed tajine for a while and finally had it in NYC! of course not as good as tajine in Morocco but still great. the atmosphere was nice too

P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Make sure you let the waitress know if you want change if you pay cash.
Although I always tip 20 %, she gave herself closer to 30% by not asking if I want any change back.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Tangines were served hot and sizzling. The dish was wonderful!

DV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

They should keep Arabic music on.

KP
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Super expensive, and the quality wasn’t that great. $27 for a Tangine - and it wasn’t a lot of food. Ordered hummus and had to ask 4x for the bread ... waitresses were young and inexperienced...

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere, attentive service, good food. We had traditional lamb and chicken dishes and enjoyed them very much. We plan on going back.

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