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Nov 14, 2007 08:11 PM

Good Israeli food on a weekend

Hey 'hounders!

I would like to know if there's any good Israeli restaurants that doesn't serve "brunch-y" food on the weekend? For example, he wants to try Miriam in Park Slope but when I looked at their menus, they serve mostly brunch food on the weekend, which I know isn't his intention (nor does he want the usual falafel joint either).

If you have any suggestions this will help me a lot!

Thanks in advance!


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  1. You could try Rectangles on the UES. I've never been but the menu looks like an authentic casual joint in Israel, unlike Miriam's which looks much more creative.

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    1. re: ow77

      Rectangles is good,the food is almost like in Israel :)

      1. re: Orly

        i love rectangles more than miriams

    2. Gazala Place does its regular menu on weekends.

      Gazala Place
      709 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

      1. For delicious take-out/street food, check out Taim (with a monster write-up in the New Yorker this week) over on 7th and Waverly in the West Village, or the meatier Yummy Schwarmy over on 7th and Bleecker.

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        1. re: Nick F.

          Azuri Cafe on 51st and 10th is great for Israeli food. Certainly not brunchy. It's small, but the falafel and assorted plates are incredible. Much better than any street food place. The drawback would be the lack of seating if you're really looking for a sitdown place. I know this is the Manhattan board, but Daniel's in Brooklyn(Kings Highway and East 4th) is great as well

          1. re: JSHAFT78

            I don't think he wants street food...he's leaning toward the idea of Miriam (that's not brunch).

            Do you have the link to Daniel's? I'm curious as to what they serve.

            1. re: JSHAFT78

              The real drawback to Azuri would be that they're closed on Fridays and Saturday and the OP was looking for weekends

            2. re: Nick F.

              Agree re Taim, but skip Yummy Schwarmy where the shawarma is anything but yummy and the service is downright rude.

            3. 12 chairs cafe is good and they serve not only brunch menu on weekends. You can see their menu on menupages

              1. BTW, I would check out the midtown Olympic Pita, which has plenty of seating and is pretty mellow on the weekends. The food is a notch below Azuri but still one of the very best Israeli places in the city.