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Tagine review

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  • Toni Mar 12, 2008 11:59 PM
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I've never written a review on Chowhound but I was treated to dinner tonight at Tagine, an intimate Moroccan restaurant in Beverly Hills and it was such a wonderful experience I had to share it. My friend and I had the tasting menu. I had not been to Tagine before and I was very pleasantly surprised. It was terrific. Our server,Youssef (sp?), couldn't have been more warm and wonderful. He described each dish and really cared about whether we enjoyed everything. He was low-key, but always seemed near when we needed him.

Marinated olives, hummus, roasted eggplant puree was placed on the table with warm pita.

Courses:

Soup - Tomato base with chick peas, lentils

Bastilla - Filo stuffed with chicken and almonds and topped with powdered sugar

Salad - Romaine lettuce, cucumber, beets, feta cheese w/ a light olive oil & cumin dressing

Salmon with a fig, currant sauce w/ mashed potato

White fish sauteed with scallops and shrimp with lentils with a light sauce

Lamb chops grilled with a small patty of spiced ground beef and cauliflower

Couscous with vegetables

Dessert - Baklava w/ apple slices and strawberries

Mint tea

We had a wonderful Moroccan white wine, Ksar.

Every dish was excellent, light, fresh, perfectly seasoned, and beautifully presented. Tagine is so easy to miss. It's a small space on busy Robertson just north of Wilshire, but once inside you'll forget about the traffic outside and everything else. It's a very romantic, serene environment - dark with lots of candles and very comfortable banquette seating. The ingredients were top notch. I can't wait to return and introduce my friends to this gem.

Tagine
132 N. Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
310.360.7535
www.taginecuisine.com

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  1. Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Tangine has gotten a lot of mostly good comments here. If you are interested in trying a slightly different take on the same type of food then Chameau would be a good place for you to try.

    http://www.chameaurestaurant.com/food...

    1. Thanks for the great review. I have been to Tagine twice and both times I thoroughly enjoyed it - I still dream of that incredible Bastilla.

      The last time I was there we made the mistake of having a party of 10 for dinner. They are not really set up to accomodate large parties, but they couldn't have been nicer and neither the food nor service suffered. I would recommend them highly for smaller dinners.

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      1. re: smfoodie

        If you call them in advance, they do a very good job with large parties. I had around 20 people there for my 40th birthday last year, and the service and the food were both excellent. Glad to hear that Tagine is still going strong, as I have very much enjoyed it in the past.