Tagine Dining

(212) 564-7292 | View Website

221 West 38th St., New York, NY | Directions   10018

40.753907 -73.989491

Open Hours

Monday 12 pm -2 am

Tuesday 12 pm-2 am

Wednesday 12 pm- 2 am

Thursday 12 pm -2 am

Friday 12 pm- 2 am

Saturday 12 pm-2 am

Sunday 12 pm-2 am

 
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Neighborhoods: Garment District, Midtown

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Tagine Dining
Menu
Hearty Lentil Soup, Harira, Assorted Olives, Lentil Tapenade, Olive Tapenade, Khobiza, Zalouk, Mixed Mezze, House Salad, Cucumber Salad... more

Reviews for Tagine Dining

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

I'm sorry I wish I dont have to put a star at all, if this website gave me that option. This is how horrible my experience was at this restaurant. I completely wasted my time and energy to experience what I thought would be "Little Morocco." I had came to this restaurant about 4 years ago at it's old location and it was a nice experience with the bellydancing and the ambiance but I have to say overpriced and even more overpriced now at the new location. I don't know where to begin but

1)Service was horrific, talk about the waitress/waiter didn't know the menu....seriously

2) Ordered Moroccan mint tea which im thinking its being made....had to ask again 20 minutes later to see what was the delay.....I received an apology and waited another 10 minutes and nothing....it came to the point that I said forget it.

3) My boyfriend and I is trying to have a romantic dinner which the ambiance helped but the service SUCKED!

4)We were not serviced until 15 minutes later from our arrival to the restaurant, food was poor to fair not spectacular for the prices listed!

5)The salad we ordered was so plain and cheap.....it literally looked like someone tossed a batch of vegetables with no flavor, no spice and barely no meat. My boyfriend asked to add on chicken to the salad with cheese and other stuff and honestly 4 little pieces and no cheese added........this list could go on......the best part was that it was 15 dollars for something we didnt asked for......

The truth is paying good money for a dish or drink never bothered me....but what is annoying is that the staff were rude....didnt know their own menu.....poor customer service.....gave us no attention.....biggest excuse was they had a party in the back....im thinking its more than 10 people and no lie I only saw less then 10 at the VIP room.....My question is how to you run a restaurant around midtown stating that your backed up because theres a party of 10 ppl......honestly theres no excuse....to kick this off the receipt had included gratuity for service for an invisible server...still until this day dont know our waiter/waitress! THE BIGGEST ADVICE DONT COME HERE, SAVE YOUR FAIR AND MONEY!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

food not so good and extremely pricey ! – wow, i went there with a friend who wnated me to try a differnt moroccan restaurant ( I love moroccan food) and the restaurant was beautiful (set-up) but the food was just average and for such a small portion, the food was extremely pricey ! Was very disapointed and for sure i will never go back !

I'm gonna stick to my moroccan of choice : zerza. At least, the food there is reasonably priced and much much better.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Moroccan in New York – Found this restaurant by chance and is now one of my favorite restaurants in New York. The food is tremendous. especially like the lamb borek and pheasant Bastilla and cannot go wrong with any of the tagines. For dessert you should really try the Moroccan Cigarra - truly sinful. Their mint tea is a must try as well but if you don't like sweet tea - be sure to ask for unsweetened.

The decor as well as the atmosphere is unique and eclectic. Interesting Moroccan music and belly dancing complete the experience making it a magical place. Its relaxed and enjoyable, not formal or stiff like the people you will meet. Definitely worth a try.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Moroccan in New York – Found this restaurant by chance and is now one of my favorite restaurants in New York. The food is tremendous. especially like the lamb borek and pheasant Bastilla and cannot go wrong with any of the tagines. For dessert you should really try the Moroccan Cigarra - truly sinful. Their mint tea is a must try as well but if you don't like sweet tea - be sure to ask for unsweetened.

The decor as well as the atmosphere is unique and eclectic. Interesting Moroccan music and belly dancing complete the experience making it a magical place. Its relaxed and enjoyable, not formal or stiff like the people you will meet. Definitely worth a try.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Overpriced, overpriced, overpriced. Yeah, and not worth it. – I tried this place for a pre-Broadway meal with a friend. We'd seen the reviews and decided to try Tagine anyway b/c I'd bought a $25-off certificate from Restaurant-com or something like that, and thought it would be a nice bite beforehand and way to try a new place.

We ordered a tray of three mezzo appetizers ($18) that wasn't bad, but wasn't worth the $. She had a glass of Argentinian red wine the waitress suggested ($12), I had a bottle of Moroccan lager ($8) - both unremarkable. She ordered the lamb tagine ($23.75) which had decent texture but was incredibly bland; I had a pheasant pie ("Bastilla" - $22.95) which came out delicious and sweet although smallish, an almond and confectioner's sugar-topped cross between baklava and a meatpie.

The service was adequate, unlike that of some other reviewers here, although that may have been because we were the only diners in the restaurant shared by three staff at 7pm on a Thursday evening.

The bill came to $80.30 even WITH the $25 off; they also included (get this) a built-in 25% tip!!! ($64.30 + $16 tip). The bill came with no mention of the included gratuity from the waitress or written on the credit card slip, but it did have a line for me to add a tip.

For the food we got, I definitely do not intend to return. Too bad, as I live less than 4 blocks away.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

our large group was treated generously – unlike the other reviewer, we booked a birthday for 20 diners and a larger party for drinks. We were seated immediately and I had spoken with Toni and organized a prix fixe family style dinner which was a great idea. The portions were large and generous. More importantly the cuisine, every dish, was absolutely mouthwatering yummy. The drinks were generous, strong and well priced as compared to other restaurant where I have hosted parties. The dancers were great fun and made sure we were given these jingly scarves. The service was great, and it was so helpful to have Toni hosting the party and directing every last detail, she also introduced the chef to us...sooo cute! We were given complimentary ROUNDS of shots and the bday girl received a bottle of Moroccan wine. I was so happy that I made the reservation and ignored the negative reviews...will return again and again. Thank you Tagine

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Extremely Pricey. Large Groups might get overpriced. – I have been to this place 3 times. 1st two times took a friend and had a great time, we just went for a couple drinks and hookah (which are $25 each). My 3rd time I recommended it for my friend's Bday party. And service was not attentive, we were grossly overcharged! Be very careful and read your bill carefully if going in large groups. On our receipt we had 2 Watermelon martinis for $90, after my friend complained, a new receipt was generated which showed 2Watermelon martinis $60. Their menu said Watermelon martinis were about $14. We did not want to argue our bill, but all in all it was in the $450 dollar range for about 8people. I was a little embarrassed for my friends and the huge bill, since I had recommended this place. I am now hesitant to come again. After my last dissapointing visit.

Recommends
over a year ago

Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Lively, colorful Moroccan restaurant and downstairs lounge features regional wines, belly dancing, nightly live entertainment and art on display.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Lush environment & tasty food – It is rare that in midtown Manhattan you will find a place which is able to remove you from the noise and stress associated with the heart of NYC. Tagine, however achieves this with ease.

Their main dish (for which the restaurant is named after) is tasty and comes out sizzling with a great home-cooked taste. Be aware, since so much goes into preparing this dish it takes a bit of time to prepare. The lamb version is my favorite... the meat melts on your tongue and is so tasty you don't even dare to swallow it.

Waiting for this dish is certainly worth it. Once you sit down, you loose yourself in comfort by sinking, and getting up is very hard. Thats ok though, as the service is snappy (and cute!).

To top it off, the dancing is great, and when they have live music it'll be the only time you want to get on your feet and groove with the bellydancers. They have a very interesting list of special events as well.

As far as I am concerned, this place is highly recommended. Perfect to get away from the stress and hustle & bustle of the city. An awesome place for a date as well.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Excellent Dancer, mediocre food – I had made reservations for Tagine for a friend's 49th birthday, interested in seeing a belly dance performance. The space is rather small and funky, but cozy, with lots of paintings on the walls and interesting lamps - in these days of upscale chic it was refreshing to experience a more eclectic environment - more like 1970's-1980's East Village. A rather curt waitress/hostess seated us and gave us menus. We were promptly given water and then our wine, but the appetizer took some time. When it did come it was very tasty, and, encouraged, we were looking forward to our entres. But the main course was extremely disappointing. Both dishes were rather bland, and (as it turned out) I was served something I did not order (since I didn't really know what to expect I didn't question it...). Given that the prices are not cheap (average was about $20.00 and the meal, with tip, for two was over $100) I had really expected something better. But the wine was good, and the belly dancer was great. The second waitress that served us was much friendlier (which helped), but I think if I am ever inclined to return I would just stick to the appetizers and wine and pass on the main course.

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