You don’t have to go to Egypt—or even the Met—to catch a glimpse of King Tut’s tomb and the pyramids. Former Cipriani bartender Andrei Lazarev has opened Moomia, a 200-seat lounge on the Eastern fringe of Soho that combines reproductions of ancient Egyptian archaeological finds with belly dancers and French-Moroccan cooking. Chef Elis Peña (formerly of Kitchen & Cocktails) is preparing a menu of small-plate dishes like roasted eggplant schalada with red and yellow peppers, tomatoes and preserved lemon.
157 Lafayette St
|Cross street:||between Grand and Howard Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 5pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, 6 to Canal St|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V|