Gazala Place

Restaurants, Central Asian Hell's Kitchen
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Gazala Place

Israeli chef-owner Gazala Halabi brings a novelty to midtown: Druze cuisine.


Venue name: Gazala Place
Address: 709 Ninth Ave
New York
Cross street: between 48th and 49th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–11pm; Fri, Sat 11am–midnight
Transport: Subway: C, E to 50th St
Price: Average main course: $9. Disc, MC, V
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Christa Sully

This review is for one thing only (as I've only had the chance to try this so far): the bourekas. Oh my God. If croissants and spanokoptia had a love child, this would be it. And I'm sure Dominique Ansel used a boureka as inspiration for the cronut, because this is basically a "healthier" savory version in a second-cousin kind of way.

Stuffed to the brim with spinach and goat cheese, topped with thousands of sesame seeds, and warmed in the oven, this miracle pies/pastries, whatever are amazing.

Sure it's in Hell's Kitchen, and yes, you might walk past this sliver of a place, but walk back in and order yourself at least one (more likely two).

Eventually I'll come back to try the rest of the menu, because it all sounds so good.