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Posted by Anonymous on 06/24/2010
A cute French/Morroccan place with many options. Reasonably priced. It gets crowded during lunch time (the only time I've been there) and so the service can be rushed.
Posted by Lily on 05/25/2010
What a charming spot for a romantic brunch! Loved the atmosphere and our food was excellent. The baked eggs with smoked salmon were amazing.
Posted by anonymous on 05/21/2010
I've been wanting to go here for along time but there was always a wait so finally dragged a friend and my husband over here thinking it's French/Moroccan & I'll get a Pastis. No Pastis! Are you kidding me? But, we were starving so we sat and the menu was limited but none the less we had to eat something after I dragged them here. We waited probably 20 minutes for anyone to take our order & it wasn't busy as it was after 3pm on Sat. I wanted to leave but didn't because my friend would think I was crazy after insisting we go. So I order the Moroccan Couscous, my husband order Merguez, poached eggs & a salad. Can't remember what my friend had. But, remember we needed salt as everything was bland. The Couscous was so dry and course I had to sip water to swallow it, it was bland and tasteless. The merguez was tiny, hard and shriveled up. A if it was microwaved and over done. The food was awful! Service as awful! Never ever be fooled by a line to a restaurant or think other people know good food. My husband and I are foodies and can't believe we've finally been fooled. What a waste of time and good money as there are so many amazing places in NYC to eat at. Sorry Cafe Gitane you are doing a disservice to the people of NYC & food. And I hate writing bad reviews but this one was a must for me.
Posted by anonymous on 02/28/2010
LOVE this place. I only discovered it about a year or so ago but it is now my favorite restaurant in NYC. The cous cous is out of this world amazing, the chicken sandwich is SOOO so good, the avocado toast, the baked eggs, the feta and caper appetizer... I could go on forever. A little mint tea after my meal always hits the spot. It's like a taste of Morocco right here in the city. Very authentic. Yes it gets a little crowded, but this is New York and that's NoLita. It's worth it. Just remember to bring cash. They don't accept credit cards. Really, give it a try. You're in for a real treat.
Posted by cottom on 11/26/2009
cafe gitane once was the best small casual restaurant downtown. after media exposure it's overcrowded, food quality suffered appreciably. it's become just another tourist trap with sketchy, if not totally rude service. food ranges from just okay to really subpar. what a shame.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/04/2009
I like this place for the people coming here, for the informal atmophere, for food like my mother does... Please make something to change waitress rudeness, while chef and boys are pretty nice with customers... Only cash, remembere if you order a lot! jumbocaptain
Posted by vickib on 09/08/2009
My friend and I were in the area listening to my friend perform and needed a small bite. We walked by this cafe and the energy was buzzing, so we stopped by and grabbed a seat at the bar. Our bar server was sweet, the bar neighbors gorgeous and the food yummy. It was perfect. Would aboslutely go back.