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Request for Moroccan Suggestions in Astoria

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Cail Mar 15, 2007 07:19 AM

Looking for a good (and reasonably priced) Moroccan place in the Broadway/Steinway area for dinner tonight.

Thanks!

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    joekarten Mar 15, 2007 07:59 AM

    if i'm not mistaken, the only moroccan place presently in business and open for dinner (as opposed to sandwich or take out) is jour et nuit, on steinway, in the block just south of the main stretch of little cairo, on the west side of the street. i haven't been there, but i've checked out the menu and it looks good and is reasonably priced. but from what i've heard, the really good moroccan food is in bayridge.

    1. junglekitte Mar 15, 2007 09:08 AM

      yeah i can't think of anywhere other than jour et nuit as well. there was another, marjana, but closed and reopened as egyptian recently.

      :(

      1. hatless Mar 15, 2007 09:45 AM

        Dandana on Broadway in the 40s is loungey but not sceney, though I cant speak for their samba-bellydancing-DJ Brazilian Nights. The crowd seems to be half North Africans of all ages, half everyone else.

        Food's all right, nothing great, but they do serve alcohol and it's got a nice, relaxed feel. Not something I'd go out of my way for, but worth poking your head in if you're in that part of the neighborhood.

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          melon Mar 15, 2007 09:54 AM

          there is another place I have been meaning to go to, Walima, mentioned here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/361812
          I found Jour et Nuit a little bland.

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            Cail Mar 15, 2007 01:32 PM

            oh thanks- that sounds perfect. I'll let you know how it is!

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              quentinC Mar 16, 2007 07:44 AM

              I posted the review of this place a few weeks ago-- it is quite nice. Check it out-- no booze tho-- and the owner would rather you didn't bring it in.. just fyi..but he's very friendly and the food is good

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                Cail Mar 16, 2007 12:47 PM

                I responded to that post this morning. thanks!

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