This restaurant is authentically Persian yet inherently Brooklyn. The eatery’s name refers to the cloth that Iranians spread on the floor and cover with platters of food. But you won’t see any linens at this spot: The restaurant sports cement tables and cement floors with a white-painted brick wall. The cozy vibes arrive when chef-owner Nasim Alikhani’s food hits the table, offering a culinary crash course in Persian cuisine, highlighting many classic techniques and ingredients.
Craving falafel, couscous or kebabs? The best Middle Eastern restaurants in New York have all that and more, offering Persian specialties, Lebanese classics and Arab cuisine. Options span from many of the best Astoria restaurants to midtown grills to some of the best Brooklyn restaurants—a meal at the acclaimed Tanoreen is one of the best things to do in Bay Ridge. Get your fill at the best Middle Eastern restaurants in NYC.
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