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4 E 36th St, Between 5th & Madison, New York City, NY 10016-3331
+1 212-532-2210
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
“tagine” (3 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
4 E 36th St, Between 5th & Madison, New York City, NY 10016-3331
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Been there on a Monday night the place was not packed the food was amazing, the atmosphere was nice with very good music and good service.

Thank angelove-42
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Dark and dingy location with poor service at least the day we visited. Food prices were high for what you get. Nothing spectacular but definitely authentic Moroccan food.

Thank Jkno
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Very good renditions of Tagines (meat or seafood) and Couscous, especially the Royal! Slow cooked with genuine Maroccan spices. And the service was outstanding from the door to the bus boys. We even had the visit of the owner. I certainly plan on returning there...More

Thank Pascal S
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Comfortable, unhassled, welcoming restaurant, but the food was just grim. Couscous swirling around the dish, dried out chicken and generally nasty veg. And it wasn't cheap! Sorry, I really cannot recommend this place.

1  Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Ten of us visited Arabesque for dinner and we were all very impressed. The atmosphere in the 'back room' , the appetizers, the wine selection, and the main courses all great. We had some vegetarians in the group and they were happy as well. The...More

Thank DanBach
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Arabesque for a quick dinner before a show as it was close to our Hotel and glad we did!! Staff was extremely helpful, food did not disappoint as we found it to be fresh, authentic and very well prepared. We could not stay but...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

When you are in NY and want to chill out with friends go to Arabesque . Great Moroccan food and the Hookah is great.

1  Thank Abdullah A
Reviewed 4 December 2016

If you enjoy Middle Eastern and Moroccan food, as well as a cozy, authentic ambience, check out Arabesque. The food is exceptional, and is very authentic Moroccan. The interior is great, it feels like you're in an actual Moroccan place. There is a separate hookah...More

Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ahh yes: good news and bad news one more time. The menu is short, some of it Moroccan. What we ate was really REALLY tasty. The service (see below) is mediocre: in the price range of this restaurant you expect knowledge of the cuisine, the...More

Thank mleuth
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Husband and I visited this weekend for my birthday dinner. We went early (by NYC standards), so it was not loud and busy. We had made an online reservation and were greeted by name when we walked into the restaurant. (Nice start to the evening!)...More

Thank Rebecca R
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Debra N
is parking free
15 January 2015|
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Response from Jane P | Reviewed this property |
There is limited on street parking in midtown Manhattan. But there are plenty of parking garages. We used ParkWhiz and booked a spot here for $17 for a few hours: LAZ Parking 310 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 E 36th St, Between 5th & Madison, New York City, NY 10016-3331
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-532-2210
  • E-mail
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