Etched metal lamps mark the entrance to this nearly hidden Moroccan eatery. Inside you’ll find thronelike chairs, ornate woven rugs and a sintir player (Saturdays) contributing to the heady atmosphere. The food helps too. A tagine of olives and fork-tender lamb is a soothing dish, and the accompanying juices are perfect for pouring over a side of fluffy couscous. A traditional pastilla presented a satisfying juxtaposition of shredded chicken, almond paste and cinnamon, stuffed inside flaky phyllo dough. For dessert, try the mint tea and briouates—baklava-esque sweets packed with nuts and honey.
Sintir Restaurant, Cafe & Lounge
|Venue name:||Sintir Restaurant, Cafe & Lounge||Contact:|
424 E 9th St
|Cross street:||between First Ave and Ave A|
|Opening hours:||Daily 7am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: L to First Ave; 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. MC, V|