any further updates or reviews of nargila (in the old dougie's spot)?
We were there on Sunday night. I made a reservation. When we got there, they said they don't take reservations for 2 people (but they did seat us). In a nutshell:
Service - horrendous.
Food - room temperature at best.
French fries - soggy
My experience wasn't great either. The food was just ok - not really exciting at all. At least the prizes weren't too bad. I wouldn't rush back though - I'd rather get Ali Baba to go.
Ali Baba is a yemenite place on 85th and Amsterdam. It's generally been very good, but last time I was there, the shawarma was subpar and they forgot the salad and chummus.
I've been there 4 times. They are still working out service kinks but I think the food is very good. I have had fish, burgers and chicken, as well as humus appetizer. All were excellent. And prices are very reasonable.