We were having a quiet evening at a buzzing Soho bistro, when suddenly, the lights flicked off, Arabic tunes started blasting, and a talented tummy-twister began snaking her way between the tables. It was funny, and it was fun…until it happened again, and again. Appetizers weren’t worth the wait: bland, greasy duck rolls; grilled shrimp covered in enough salt to pickle your tongue. Entrées, such the rich, slow-cooked tagines and seared yellowfin tuna in a zesty, lemony red-onion compote, fared better. If you’re hankering for a North African hoedown where fun matters more than food, you can find it here.
|Venue name:||L’Orange Bleue|
430 Broome St
|Cross street:||at Crosby St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 5pm–midnight; Sat, Sun noon–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Spring St|
|Price:||Average main course: $19. AmEx|