One of the city’s hipper Middle Eastern restaurants, this lusty space is a welcome oasis on the western fringes of midtown. Flickering candles, a tiled open kitchen and a working stone oven offer a nice backdrop to the piquant, Pan–Middle Eastern cuisine. Standards like tsatsiki and hummus are well executed, but more inventive dishes, like the savory pastry cigars filled with sweetbreads, oyster mushrooms, parsley, preserved lemon and harissa, are more interesting.
773 Tenth Ave
|Cross street:||at 52nd St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 5–11pm; Sat, Sun 5–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to 50th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $24. AmEx, MC, V|