Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Tanoreen Caterers
7704 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120940.629847 -74.028453
Neighborhoods: Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton
This legendary appetizing store is so far from Manhattan that it's half way to South Amboy, but it's still well worth the trip: nobody does these kind of middle-eastern specialties like they do, from the vegetable mezes to the various spreads, to the amazing prepared foods.
Consistently great food in an upscale setting – I've eaten twice at Tanoreen and the food is great - perfectly spiced, light, and delicious. It's my go-to in Bay Ridge for Middle Eastern food -- flavorful eggplant, super fresh hummus....The corner location is beautiful, too, and it feels special.
Nice place to enjoy your meal – I am so glad they moved to a nicer and bigger location. Now this place has really blossomed. The food is a little hit or miss, mostly miss on the cold apps. But overall the menu is good.
The waiters themselves seem a bit harried, but the owner is a lovely woman who caters to her patrons. Now they have a wine menu to compliment your meal as well.
The Best Middle Eastern Food this side of the Mediterranean! – This was my second visit to this restaurant! I had a wonderful experience both times! The place can get packed, so make a reservation on the weekends. The food is great and its a fun place for friends to go to.
good food but bad service – I love the food here, especially the stuffed cabbage, but they never answer the phone and they have begun shrinking portions, especially on the amount of meat in their dishes. I am now getting half of the amount of baklava for the same price I used to pay.
A Vegetarian Feast at a meat restaurant – There are a lot of small ethnic restaurants in Brooklyn, some are better than others, but occasionally one stands out. Tanoreen is a Middle Eastern Jewel in Bay Ridge. A storefront, with rather indistinguishable decor you could easily miss Tanoreen.
However, there is something special going on inside the Food. More particularly the appetizers, yes, you can get kabobs at Tanoreen, while tasty, they are commonplace.
What I am proposing, is a dinner made of their hot and cold appetizers, sort of a Middle Eastern Smorgasbord. With a spread of Baba Ghanoujh, Cauliflower Salad,Tabbouleh, Vegetarian Grape Leaves for starters with wedges of Pita bread, you can satisfy your palate without damaging your wallet or arteries.
But I am not finished; your second course should be the hot appetizers, i.e., Sambosek- a Middle Eastern Samosa, and Falafel.
If your still hungry, and I doubt it. The Eggplant Napoleon is delight to the eye and the taste buds. Slices of crispy eggplant layered with Baba Ghanoujh and topped with tomato basil salad.
Perhaps, the most surprising thing about this feast is that no item exceeds $9!!!
Warning on weekend nights Tanoreen is packed, sometimes reservations work, not always and parking, well parking is .. After all this is Bay Ridge
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A crowd pleaser for Egyptian, Indian, and South African guest – I was put in charge of finding a good place to eat by my Egyptian fiance tonight when our Indian and South African friends where visiting... this place was amazing! Very simple and clean decor, clean fresh food seasoned just right. The Fatoush was amazing... our guest said that they haven't had it this good since they where back home. The meat in the grilled combo was cooked just right... tender, spiced well and juicy. The owner came around and made sure everything was ok even though the place was packed on a Sunday evening... make a reservation... the price isn't bad either...great food in every price range!!
Quite good, particularly given the price – We came here with a sizeable group for dinner. Reservations are a must as the place is always full. The restaurant is BYOB, but they have a rule where they don't allow you to keep the bottle on your table, and instead take it away and bring you glasses of your wine. The decor is nothing to speak of. The service is friendly, through a few servers have some trouble with English. The food itself is quite good - perhaps not deserving of a Zagat 27 rating, but very enjoyable. The hummus is very tasty as are the baba ganoush, eggplant salad, and walnut salad with pomegranate. The lamb kibbie pleased some but not others. As far as the entrees go, the lamb shank "osso bucco" is their specialty, and it is incredibly tender, but perhaps a bit bland for my taste. The spicy beef, on the other hand, is unnecessarily spicy, but also has excellent consistency. The lamb kofta, on the other hand, is simply perfect - perhaps the best I've had. The entrees come with a side of rice or salad. Both are excellent, though if you can only get one side, get the rice. The desserts are mostly good, particularly the baklava. The mint tea is very tasty, but the coffee is nothing to write home about. The entire dinner came out to about $35 per person inclusive of everything. Overall, we enjoyed the experience and the price was right so we will definitely be back.
One of a kind – My husband and I have been going to Tanoreen since it opened. I can't say enough about the food and the staff. Everything I have ever eaten there has been an indescribable taste experience! You can't possibly predict what you are going to taste with each bite... a unique combination of flavors that is a treat to your mouth and your senses. I totally disagree about the head waiter; he's wonderful and knowledgeable. Yes, he's a bit hyper and may appear gruff, but he's a pussycat and is more than willing to make recommendations based on his having tasted everything! Everyone should go there!
Rawia is a gem both as a chef and personally. Her daughter is also charming. They obviously care tremendously about the food and their customers.
When you go there, be willing to try new and different dishes. The lamb shank is truly unsurpassed!
Best Arabic food, worst waiter – The atmosphere is casual and cozy. Excellent dishes include fattoush, lentil soup, and the special - muskkhan, which is chicken with sumac on bread and for dessert try the knafe. Price varies, expect to pay 20-30$ each. The food is definately worth going back for. However, the head waiter is exceptionally rude. He cannot coordinate seating, or accomodate orders. I have friends who refuse to go back because of him! I guess they can afford to lose some customers - but i'll be back.
Delicious food, despicable service – The food is divine. Don't miss the hummus, smooth and full flavored, arguably the best in the city, or the eggplant napoleon, two slices of expertly fried eggplant layered between dollops of savory babaganoush on a plate of fresh tomatoes, olive oil and basil - a subtle combination that astounds your tastebuds, or the ethereal baklava, but do yourself a favor and order in, because however good the food may be, a waiter who snarls, snaps and rolls his eyes at you can only leave a bad taste in your mouth at the end of the meal.
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