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$$ Flatiron District Middle Eastern

Famed Washington, D.C., restaurateur and chef Philippe Massoud brings his culinary talents to New York City with this bi-level 400-seat eatery that showcases cuisine from his native Lebanon. The menu of innovative Middle Eastern fare includes a dizzying variety of shareable hot and cold meze, as well as mains that run the gamut from to lamb chops with zatar to chicken livers with pomegranate molasses to duck shawarma with fig jam. Waiters never fail to refresh the basket of hot, fluffy house-baked pita bread. A glass of Lebanese or French wine is a nice accompaniment to the cuisine. Late-night entertainment includes belly dancing.

Middle Eastern Lively Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Brunch $$

Quick Facts

236 5th Ave.
New York, New York  10001, USA


Known For:
  • Creative Lebanese cuisine
  • Small plates
  • House-baked pita

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