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About Tanoreen

Featured on the pages of Gourmet, Plate, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Village Voice, Time Out NY and more. Appearances on the Food Network"s 'Best Thing I Ever Ate', ABC News, NY1, PBS and more. Tanoreen varies in it's fusions, but never deviates from its roots; a harmonious blend of classical Middle Eastern home-style cooking. Typically, Middle Eastern cuisine is relegated to dishes of falafel or hummus, but Tanoreen goes above and beyond to take Middle Eastern cuisine to its most traditional and innovative forms.

7523 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm -10:30pm, Saturday: 10:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Corner 76th St. & 3rd Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 748-5600

Website:
http://www.tanoreen.com/

Parking Details:
Free valet offered on Friday and Saturday evening starting at 5pm.

Public Transit:
R Train to 77th Street

Executive Chef:
Rawia Bishara

Additional:
Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Tanoreen Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Healthy (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Casual (8)
Romantic (8)
Vegan (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Spicy (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tapas (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Business Meals (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

A phenomenal venue for Middle eastern cuisine! We have dined here many times and have never been disappointed. The only complaint (and it's a minor one)? When it's crowded (as it often is---it's a deservedly popular place) the noise level is such that is very difficult to carry on a conversation---a situation somewhat mitigated by the fact that one is more often chewing than talking. A great, satisfying, delicious dining experience!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My mother and I came down from Syracuse and Albany respectively for a concert in Manhattan. As Palestinian rights activists, we heard amazing things about Tanoreen and its Palestinian owner/chef and made it a point to visit. We were thrilled we did. It was a quiet saturday- between lunch and dinner hours so the place was fairly empty which means our food came out very quickly. We're vegetarians so we stuck to some veg appetizers - a salad with halloumi cheese (to die for), the cauliflower steak and the butternut squash napolean. All were fresh, innovative and delicious. The Christmas r&b music on repeat was a little too much but Tanoreen is a fantastic spot and we'd love to visit again.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Quite simply, the best Middle eastern food in NYC. The cauliflower steak appetizer is truly memorable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very good Mediterranean food in generous portions and attractively plated. The small restaurant is attractive and comfortable. The service was polite and attentive.
They boast a full bar but I could not get a Bloody Mary, also the baklava was not up to the standard of the other offerings.
Charming and tasty at an acceptable price.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Always phenomenal food & service! Had the most delicious salmon of my life tonight.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We have eaten in Tanoreen for years. The food is always outstanding & excellent service always.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent food, service, ambience. From Rawia (Chef-Owner) to Jumana (Co-owner) to Ranier ( Manager) to Sarah (Bartender) to waiters, busboys and valet, ALL aim to please. They succeed beautifullly! My children recently made me a birthday party here. It was a "10" for everyone!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Organic, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Vegan, Great Beer, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Still a total stand-out, worth coming from elsewhere. The ingredients are fresh and, while the tastes and spices are all middle eastern, the recipes are so original. For top quality food (worthy of a special occasion), the prices are reasonable. The space is always full and lively, so things can get noisy on the weekend, but it's part of the atmosphere. Be sure to make a reservation!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food and service wonderful, as usual!

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

I love Tanoreen. The food is always wonderful and the service excellent. The only thing that keeps me from giving this restaurant 5 stars is the noise level. It is WAY TOO LOUD and difficult to have a conversation.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Have been here many times and will be back many times more. I have never had bad food or bad service. Everything is always great !

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Enjoyed our first visit. My husband and I agree that we would like to try more things on the menu. We both really enjoyed the food and drinks. Service was a little lacking but didn't seriously detract. He was assigned to a large table near the end of our meal--but other wait staff stepped in and go us our check, etc. The woman who greeted us was very gracious and attentive to placing us away from young kids--not an issue for us, but it is a very family friendly restaurant. Dishes perfect for groups. It can get noisy. Overall enjoyable and I think we'll return.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was fantastic. Some of the new appetizer were beyond belief.

Spices are perfect in every dish. We also had a fantastic waiter.

Tags: Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Good food authentic cuisine , average price.
Need a better Beer menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious!
Good ambiance, great place to share plates! Would definitely go back!

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We liked everything about it except the noise level. It was difficult to hear each other until we rearranged the seating so we sat at 45 degree angles to each other. That saved the evening.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Everything about Tanoreen is amazing.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Very tasty meal. Everything we ordered was delicious. Servers are friendly , professional and attentive without being intrusive. Really nice experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food seems to have fallen off a touch... very underseasoned on last couple visits. Not that one couldn’t just add salt (though there are no salt shakers at the table, you have to ask) - but the first bites were often very bland. Service still wonderful & great wine list.

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

Food was fantastic. Table was ready and waiting for us (we had reservations). Waiters were fine. We went at the busiest time, Friday 7:30pm.

But the noise was too much. We could not hear each other, nor the waiter when he came by.

In all, I would recommend this restaurant because the food is so good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

What a great meal we had at Tanoreen. Our group of 8 chose seven or eight appetizers and salads, and one main mixed grill, plus 2 desserts, and had food leftover to take home. Everything was delicious and freshly cooded, and the chef/owner came around twice to stop at our table. If you like middle eastern food, this is a wonderful choice for you - plus - you can leave with the chef's book if you want to continue to eat these delicious dishes at home!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Wonderful as always! Tanoreen has the best Mediterranean food in NYC. Rawia is always inventing new takes on traditional favorites. I like to order lots of appetizers and eat tapas style in order to try the most flavors.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This restaurant never fails to live up to it's hype.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This was our second visit in a month. We wanted to introduce other friends to the restaurant knowing they enjoy Middle Eastern food and creative menus. We each ordered cold and hot appetizers and were very pleased with each dish. Portions are generous so we had some to take home and left fully sated. The service was well paced, relaxed as we wanted for a Saturday brunch where we wanted to chat and have a leisurely meal. We liked the Lebanese wine, a first for us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I've been to Tanoreen several times in the last two years and it never disappoints. The food is delicious (the portions are huge) and the service is excellent, with a friendly and attentive staff.
The ambiance is lovely, and just quiet enough to actually have a conversation with your table mates without having to shout. Yay!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We travelled 1,5 hours from the Upper West Side of New York by train and bus and back via a Ferry and an Uber to visit this much-lauded Bay Ridge restaurant and had an absolute blast. Interesting menu and clientele, staff and ambience that lived up to our expectations of Middle-Eastern cuisine. Starting with 2 Figtinis, we had the highly unusual "cauliflower steak" for starters, the slow roasted lamb dish, with tabbouleh and beetroot hummus on the side, washed down with a Lebanese red wine. All scrumptious!

Tags: Spicy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Fantastic food. The braised lamb shank was amazing. Huge portions. Very loud. Could use some sound dampening as it was hard to converse.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent food, attentive service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Can get very noisy when they are packed . Great food as always!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

I don't understand why this restaurant is so highly rated. The food was mediocre at best, and the service and ambiance were seriously lacking.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great food - generous helpings - in a lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Tanoreen is consistently excellent. The food and the service were wonderful and I hope they never take the friend cauliflower off the menu.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Authentic
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

I came here with my family for Sunday dinner. Everyone was able to find something they liked on the menu despite having very different taste in food. Our waiters were fantastic! They did a great job taking care of our table the whole evening. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Chefs and waiters were very attentive; as they had 2 servers with us.
We were seated at the bar, and we had Omakase, all pieces were fresh. A few pieces sauce was a bit unique, but worked well with fish.
Prices was fair; expect about $120-$140/person of Omakase. We had 19 pieces each person, great value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Tanoreen is a wonderful restaurant that truly lives up to its reputation. The flavors are delicious and unique. I highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Always wonderful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Best quality Middle Eastern cuisine I have had in the NYC Metro area over 30 years. This is distinctive. The chef deploys a wide array of spices to play your palate like a piano. Before leaving, we bought copies of the chef's cookbook to try to reproduce some of these dishes ourselves. Tell me honestly. How often would one do that after dining out?

Tags: Authentic, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Next to Elia, Tanoreen is one of the best restaurants in Bay Ridge.

Only complaint (minor) is that they killed the entrees with an overabundance of chopped parsley -- very 1980's but more importantly, I had to navigate around my meal to not get parsley in it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Never fails to please. Delicious food, good people.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Sadly, my friends and I had a bad experience at a restaurant that we all enjoy. A group of 5 were to have dinner. The host seated us at a large round table that could accommodate 8. The restaurant was so loud we were shouting to talk to each other. For 10 minutes i waiter came but we were given water. After all agreeing that it was too loud to continue this way we asked the host if we could move to a side area of the restaurant that was relatively empty and we hoped quieter. The host curtly replied that there was no other space for 6! Note that we were 5 and he didn't offer any alternatives to help with noise. With that we left the restaurant. It's unfortunate because the food is delicious and the takeout part of our regular dining. Stick with takeout!!!!

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