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Tasty and fun Moroccan or Middle Eastern on the LES?

jsgjewels Nov 9, 2006 03:13 AM

For a small birthday gathering this weekend. Not terribly pricey. Thanks!

  1. jcmods Nov 9, 2006 01:06 PM

    Cafe Mogador on St. Marks may fit the bill. Especially if you stick with kebabs and appetizers like hummous. Not expensive either...entrees around $12-$15 if I remember correctly. A bottle of wine was not outrageously priced either. Seem to recall around $20 (which is great compared to Philly). They don't take reservations but it is not unpleasant to wait at the bar.

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      Phil E Nov 9, 2006 01:38 PM

      Nomad on 2nd between 4th and 5th is a good option. Very good food at reasonable prices, and several middle eastern wines that are dirt cheap and not bad at all.

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        AnotherNYCkid Nov 9, 2006 01:57 PM

        I personally like Moustache. Its on 10th and about 1st.

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          rose water Nov 9, 2006 04:03 PM

          I second Moustache. Their chicken is nicely marinated and grilled and smokey over a lovely lentil puree. Their hummous is my favorite in the city. Their fresh breads are simple but great, soft and chewy. Also fantastic fresh tabbouleh.

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          eeee Nov 9, 2006 02:07 PM

          Zerza has a really nice table in the front of the window with pillows and curtains - if your group is around 8, see if you can reserve it. would be great for a party and Zerza is reasonably priced and good. 6th between 1st and 2nd

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            evasue Nov 9, 2006 03:52 PM

            Cafe Mogador is one of my fav places in the east village
            the service is right on, the food is consistent and always good
            the chicken charmulla (don't know if I spelled this right) is spicy and so great
            the best hummas in the hood

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              haleyjen Nov 9, 2006 03:53 PM

              How about Le Souk?

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                alyssi Nov 9, 2006 09:47 PM

                Not on LES but near - L'Orange Bleue can be a lot of fun for birthdays. The food is decent and it is a VERY lively atmosphere (NB might be too loud, depending on what you're looking for).

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