The owner Shmulik Avital and the executive chef Dario Tapia come from Westville and Maison Kayser respectively. The menus do seem similar in the vast vegetable and side plate options, as well as terrific salads and entrees for very reasonable prices. The appetizers are around $8, salads $10, and seafood/meat entrees are $14 to $18.
A large bar and wraparound floor to ceiling windows in the restaurant. A great spot for people watching!
Below are my favorites from the meal:
Stuffed Mushrooms with cream cheese, smoked salmon, $8
So tasty-- this would be a perfect game-watching appetizer
The inside of the stuffed mushroom
Grilled salmon with potatoes, $18
Perfectly tender and flaky. This is what I'm ordering when I return for my next visit
Veal schnitzel plate with jasmine rice, tahini, chopped cucumber and tomato, $15
The slightly spicy seasoning on the veal was delicious!
Also, unfortunately my pictures of the baked feta in Moroccan tomato sauce and Couscous dishes were too blurry to post, but I have to mention them because they were both amazing. Order them!
26 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10009
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*This meal was complimentary, hosted by the restaurant as part of a press dinner.