Tagine

Moroccan Restaurant
221 W 38 St., Manhattan, NY 10018 221 W 38 St., Manhattan Directions
Today 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM Open All Hours
+16463736265
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71% of 138 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Moroccan, Mediterranean, African, Halal, Vegetarian
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun-Sat
    12:00 AM - 4:00 AM, 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
  • Cuisine
    Moroccan, Mediterranean, African, Halal, Vegetarian
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Report | 2 years ago
Really great customer service, and the lamb couscous was delicious. The meat just fell off the bone.
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Report | 2 years ago
Didn't explain how the groupon worked a little confusion Didn't seem fair
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Report | 2 years ago
The groupon was a good value but the restaurant was very dark and the prices expensive if you were to go without a groupon. The service was good but we were the only patrons as the people that were there before us had just left. We were there at 5pm.
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Report | 2 years ago
Both the food and ambience need more attention. The chicken seemed to have an odd texture and taste. The back room is filthy and reeks of smoke. The bathrooms are extremely dirty and not cared for at all.
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Report | 2 years ago
Groupon customers are treated differently than regular customers.
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Report | 2 years ago
Very bad service, we waited more one hour between the appetizer and the main course. Atmosphere too noisy, the sound of the show was too high we could not hear us and talk. And finally they served us the tagines burned and tasteless. Very expensive for poor quality (they incluted a mandatory 20% tip..! SHOCKED). This was the first time and the last one.
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Report | 2 years ago
Terrible service. Extremely unatentive. Also they asked us to pay an additional amount over $93 value of groupon... This was never mentioned to us prior.
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Report | 2 years ago
DO NOT be put off by the street signage! It is very warm and welcoming inside! Dinner was fantastic!
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Report | 2 years ago
Go to Tagine, the service was wonderful and the food delicious!
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Report | 2 years ago
Great service, great food. Jazz after 8pm and Belly Dancer.
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From Our Editors

One look at the circuitous journey Tagine's Head Chef Hamid Idrissi took to get to where he is today, and it's no surprise that he's most attracted to the "rustic, labor-intensive" quality of Moroccan food. Starting his adult life as a barister in Northern Morocco, the reluctant lawyer started spending more and more of his time coordinating elaborate dinner parties for friends. Perhaps he wanted to reclaim part of a childhood spent helping his mother prepare feasts, often for upwards of a hundred family members and friends. In those early days—which acted as an de facto apprenticeship—he learned from her how to balance Berber and Arabic flavors, discovering the subtle interactions of orange blossom water, cardamom, and mint. He also familiarized himself with the tools of the trade, working with massive earthenware pots and hand-welded copper pans.

Even after 30 years in New York City, and years spent working his way up from line cook, he still finds that the flavors of his native Morocco suit him best. His passion for his culinary tradition is such that he often waxes poetical about the ingredients during his in-restaurant cooking classes. He expounds on the versatility of olive oil, which can enrich his signature Moroccan pheasant pie or add flavor to his homemade semolina bread. He elaborates on the virtues of roasted garlic, preserved lemon, and the rewards of doing the hard work of cooking yourself. That mindset is why he makes everything in house, from encasing his own lamb merguez sausages to enfolding sweets within fresh pastry dough. He also takes a hands-on role with drink preparation, and recommends the orange blossom sangria, also designed in his kitchen, to wash down the carefully crafted meals

Just as Chef Hamid's menu showcases the traditions of his homeland, the decor of his restaurant highlights the many artforms that surrounded him as he grew up. He bedecks the walls in handwoven berber textiles, and lights the soft space with the colored glass Moroccan lamps. Belly dancers sinuously wend their way through the dining room. Even the hookah pipes are works of art, the flavorful smoke emerging from colored glass bulbs just as genies emerge from the tailpipes of Toyota Celicas every 150,000 miles to grant wishes.

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Sun-Sat
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM, 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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