Zitoune

Mamaroneck

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Zagat-rated restaurant has earned praise from the New York Times and Westchester Magazine for its bold, homey flavors

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  • $20 for $45 worth of Moroccan cuisine Sunday–Friday
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The menu includes lamb shank braised in saffron, honey, and ginger ($27), couscous with caramelized onions, raisins, and chickpeas ($16.50), and a clay tagine pot full of slow-cooked chicken and lemon confit ($22).

Zitoune

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.

Customer Reviews

569 Ratings

The food is very tasty and I will definitely return!
Tara G. · April 27, 2013
Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. We will certainly be back.
Francess C. · April 20, 2013
thank you for a wonderful evening the staff was friendly and attentive.
Sephine S. · April 16, 2013
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    Mamaroneck

    1127 W Boston Post Rd.

    Mamaroneck, NY 10543

    +19148358350

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