Named after the Middle Eastern spice blend, this Arabian-French bistro showcases the family recipes of Lebanese home cook Salwa Fallous. Highlighting the flavors of the Levant and North Africa, Fallous offers dishes like lamb shank with Armagnac-prune sauce, Tunisian merguez couscous and Lebanon's national dish, kibbe kras (bulgur wheat with beef, onions and pine nuts). The 46-seat restaurant, outfitted with burgundy banquettes, exposed-brick walls and a five-stool bar, also offers organic wines and craft beers (Left Hand Milk Stout, Magic Hat #9).
|Venue name:||Au Za'atar||Contact:|
188 Ave A
|Cross street:||at 12th St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 9am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave|
|Price:||Average entrée: $17. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|