Category: Middle Eastern
Neighborhood: West Village
90 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014
Mood: Casual, low key.. plenty of apps makes this place ideal for sharing.
Tastes Like: simple food you can appreciate, but just a little understated for me. We ordered the babaghanoush & hummus platter. The pita was amazing, but I thought the dips were so-so. It lacked a punch of spice that would probably have enhanced the flavor a bit more. After my experiences at Taim, the falafel pita just didn’t compare. Maybe they had a one off night. I love Middle Eastern food and find that it would be very difficult to mess it up. Everything here was ok, at best. Would I come back? Sure.. I want this place to redeem itself. And maybe I’ll try a “pitza” everybody rants the most about here.
Must Haves: I can’t rant about any particular dish, because they just weren’t stellar.
Stay Away: Which is not to say that there was any particular dish that was horrible either.
Ambiance: Very small shop with a handful of tables, but the environment is very relaxed. I liked it.
Service: There was 6 of us…so kudos for taking care of our timely needs.Rating: 3 stars
Caveat: I was so sure that this place would be awesome….but I guess I’m going to have to come back to try a few other dishes. Somehow, everybody else that I was with loved it but me. Cash only….and slightly a bit more expensive than most other average Middle Eastern restaurants to date.