This 3,700-square-foot Mediterranean restaurant moonlights as a cocktail and hookah lounge. In the earth-toned, bi-level dining room—decorated with tufted leather banquettes, ornate chandeliers and curtained-off private rooms—find dishes like phyllo-wrapped chicken cigars, grilled prawns with yellow polenta, and a mixed lamb plate of merguez, kofta meatballs and kebabs. Puff on a hookah—12 flavors are available, like guava and watermelon—and sip quaffs, such as a lavendar-lime collins from Mulberry Project barman Scott Fitzgerald.
36 W 28th St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Sixth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Daily 5pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to 28th St|
|Price:||Average entrée: $18. AmEx, MC, V|