About this business

  • Cuisine
    Moroccan, Mediterranean, African, Ethiopian, Middle Eastern
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
    zitounerestaurant.com
  • Price
    $$$$$
  • Cuisine
    Moroccan, Mediterranean, African, Ethiopian, Middle Eastern
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

Vanessa G.
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Report | 2 years ago
We'll be back!
Kathleen Y.
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Report | 2 years ago
fab jos. will be back
Liz O.
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Report | 2 years ago
friendly staff, a bit slow with the wine ( some on the menu were not available)
Tara G.
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Report | 2 years ago
The food is very tasty and I will definitely return!
Kanari H.
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Report | 2 years ago
Lamb shank cooked for 9 hours. AMAZING!
michele w.
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Report | 2 years ago
Zitoune is wonderful!! The owner, Alan is an amazing human being who makes every "guest" feel as though they are in his home--- Not a restaurant!
Karen S.
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Good service
M. S.
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Report | 2 years ago
Loved the restaurant, great atmosphere, delicious meal. My only complaint is that the portions were quite small for the price.
lisa h.
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Report | 2 years ago
Very good
Mojgan S.
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Report | 2 years ago
Great wait staff!
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From Our Editors

Owner and chef Alain Bennouna uses traditional Moroccan spices and cooking techniques to create a menu of bold cuisine, which Westchester Magazine described as "incredible, hauntingly spiced food" when placing Zitoune on its The Year's 10 Best Restaurants list in 2008. Entrees of braised lamb and grilled chicken flood the senses with comforting aromas of saffron, honey, and ginger—ingredients that Alain regularly savored while growing up in Marrakesh.

Although Alain draws inspiration from French and American recipes, Moroccan influences definitely take the lead. In addition to serving slow-cooked meat and lentil stews in clay tagine pots, Chef Bennouna embraces the family-style aspect of his childhood cuisine by cooking entire 18- to 20-pound lambs for larger parties if given five days advance notice. The New York Times praised the chef's commitment to these homestyle touches in 2007, claiming, "Mr. Bennouna is in love with his native cuisine, and he wants you to love it too."

The food's vibrant eclecticism echoes the dining room's highly sensory decor. Copper-topped tables, arabesque tiles, and handcrafted textiles from Marrakesh marketplaces fill the sunset-orange space. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the restaurant invites belly dancers to perform, allowing them to sweep throughout the dining room and enthrall diners with their ability to recite the Gettysburg Address backwards.