24 W 45th St, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.755851 -73.980747
Monday 11:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 8:45 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown Center
Pricey – Since I don't trust Hala carts the way I use to...I usually stop-by here for lunch because I want to fill the "chicken & rice" void...sadly enough, this spot is a bit too pricet and the food is "eh"
$13.00 for chicken, rice, salad & hummus
rip off! – this place is the worst value ever. food is mediocre at best. portions average. 18 bucks for the mixed grill - seriously? for 4 chunks of chicken (dry), 4 chunks of beef (dry), and two patties of something (okay). insane. shwarma sandwiches are 8 bucks and dryer than cardboard. bread it horrible too - you guessed it - dry. stay away.
Best Zatar Wraps ever – The Zatar wraps unique to Bread and Olive, and absolutely the best item on the menu. The wraps are made with freshly baked flat bread with Zatar (herb mix) on top. Everything else, is very good but the Zatar wraps are what makes me goto Bread and Olives again and again and again
Great expectations lead to great disappoinments – I travel to NY occasionally due to work. I am also a lover of Middle-Eastern food. Having looked it up on Sidewalk and reading a review, I took up the task to going there after work. I was first surprised by the size and the way it was setup. Though that did not bother me a lot, the food of the quality and the price did. For $17 a plate (for the deluxe combo) it was at least $5 pricier than other comparable places I've ate. It was also served in two tin foil plates. The chicken was OK but the beef and lamb tasted like it was "boiled". I went in around 8PM so there was no shawarma left (for which I had really come. Point: if you go, go early like the other review says).
For budget-conscious Midtown worker bees, this Middle Eastern lunch spot is a miracle on 45th Street. – The Scene
In this narrow, unassuming and immaculate Middle Eastern joint, local employees line up for cheap and reliably delicious eats. By noon, rapid-fire orders start flying over the lunch counter, a glass case displaying vegetarian specialties--like zesty fattoush salad and creamy baba ghanouj. Behind it, falafel hits the fryer and hunks of fragrant meat rotate on electric spits. The tiny back room houses a few tables, but many patrons carry their orders back to the office.
The vegetarian combination platter (your choice of five) is big enough to last through dinner. Favorites include the plump fava beans; perfectly spiced chicken shwarma; the satisfying moussaka, a combo of melted eggplant and tomatoes with chickpeas, and onions; or the kafta meshi, a substantial serving of well-seasoned ground beef patties.
Great, authentic Middle Eastern Food – This is the best Middle Easter fast food joint I've been to. It's very clean, the food is made from high quality ingredients, and the service is friendly.
You can take out or eat in, and the prices are quite reasonable. You can also visit the other branch at 20 John St. in the financial district which is even better IMHO.
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