Diners descend in hordes for Bread & Olive’s falafel and citrus-marinated shawarma, which are rolled with tomatoes, pickles and tahini sauce into pita bread that’s baked in the restaurant’s brick oven. Dinner, like lunch, is a modest affair. Sides such as loubieh bi zayt (string beans sautéed with tomato and onion) come in foil trays. Although primarily a take-out spot, the small rear dining room is inviting enough for a sit-down: The walls are painted in raucous Day-Glo, the staff is enthusiastic, and the sound system thumps Arabic beats.
Bread & Olive
|Venue name:||Bread & Olive||Contact:|
24 W 45th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 10am–9pm, Sat 10am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 7 to Fifth Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $10. AmEx, MC, V|