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Moroccan in Windsor Terrace

Fez Café serves first rate Moroccan food on Prospect Park West (bet. Windsor & Prospect). The same great chef-owner of the recently closed Marrakech. Had excellent, chicken tagine, vegetable cous cous, eggplant with charmoula and an amazing lamb shank tagine with apricots and prunes. While the weather’s still nice check out the relaxing garden.

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  1. I agree, Barry. I had a nice lunch there a couple of weeks ago. And that garden is lovely.

    1. I had a pretty middling lunch there (under-flavored chicken pieces on top of under-flavored couscous) which was especially disappointing because I really wanted to like it. The garden's beautiful, the staff really nice. I think I need to give it another try at dinner.

      1. wow, when did this happen, Barry.
        good food will be a first for PPW!

        1. I believe so. Lamb shank tagine especially good.

          1. any idea if they deliver? Sure would be great to have another delivery option in the 'hood. As mediocre as Amin was, it was nice to at least have the option of Indian delivery and I miss that.

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            1. re: jinx

              I'm pretty certain they do deliver.
              (BTW are you sure Kinara won't deliver to you? The demise of Amin forced me to very joyfully discover that Kinara, which is infinitely better, will deliver this far.)

              1. re: JenMarie66

                Kinara, really? All the way to Windsor Terrace?? I'll check with them!

            2. Vegetarian couscous was really fresh and well-seasoned. I would skip salads, except for humus and ratatouille. Owner is very hard-working, personable and interested in giving her guests a good experience. Prices are right. BYO is a plus. An asset to the neighborhood.
              And, yes, they do deliver.

              1. Had a lovely brunch. Humus was excellent. Tabbouleh was very good, too. Everything seemed fresh. Can't wait to try the vegetarian stuffed cabbage.

                1. Absolutely delicious!

                  1. i wasn't wowed by the lamb shank tagine. its $15 for a not very big, VERY cheap cut of meat (shank is not a top notch cut), with three prunes and two apricots,and a bowl of rice. It was pretty tasty, braised, pretty good flavor, but so little food for that much dough. Been there for brunch a couple of times- the french toast is good, and the beef balls with eggs and tomato sauce (can't remember the name of the dish) was great. gotta try the couscous next time, see if that seems more worth it. The staff will bend over backwards to help you, so nice.

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                    1. re: mpls brat

                      Don't tagines always call for cheaper cuts of meat? Because they're slow-cooked, you need something with a lot of fat and connective tissue that softens up while its cooked. A more expensive cut wouldn't work. Also, lamb shank is full of flavor.

                      1. re: Claire

                        yes, thats the whole idea- braising is supposed to turn a cheap cut of meat into something tasty- which it does. I'm not complaining about that- I just think this particular dish is a little small and a little over-priced at this particular little neighborhood (nice) hole-in-the-wall.

                    2. Fez continues to be one of my favorite new finds in the neighborhood, in part because of the fine food (we tend to order the fish tagine, the veggie couscous and the maza plate, being non-meat eaters) and in part because of the warmth of the owner and staff. BYO policy helps keep costs down. Cannot comment on the lamb shank tagine, but my son, who eats meat, had the chicken couscous and enjoyed every bite.

                      1. I ate at Fez last night and, since I posted long ago about my disappointing 1st meal, wanted to mention how great my dinner experience was last night. It was a perfect night to sit in the garden, which is really charming. We started with a mixed plate of humus, grape leaves, tabouleh, beet salad, baba ghanoush & all were very nice. Also had a good simple salad and surprisingly great crab cakes. Then a chicken couscous & lamb tangine, also quite nice. I can't say the food truly blew us away, but we sat and ate and drank wine (they sell beer & wine though you can probably still byob for a better selection) for 3 hours with really sweet service in a great garden. For a Sat. night in Brooklyn, it's hard to beat that.

                        1. Just a quick note, my sister brought me here a few weeks ago and from the breathtaking jewel box of a garden, to the expertly prepared food - (had the lamb tagine)- to the lovely owner, it was, all in all, an amazing experience.