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Posted by Anonymous on 09/24/2005
It's fun, good food, good drinks, great atmosphere. Great to go with a friend or two, but I wouldn't recommend more than a group of 4 or 5 since it's a pretty small place.
Posted by Sweetie on 09/20/2005
I took my boyfriend out for a birthday dinner on a Tuesday night, and at first it seemed like a cozy, lazy place. The tempo picked up a little as the night wore on, but the service was good, but the wait-staff was not exactly knowledgeable in each dish. The falafel platter was excellent and filling, but we shared it as an appetizer. The chicken bastilla was very filling -- I could only finish half of it -- but a bit dry. The cous-cous dish, specifically the lamb cous-cous was juicy and tender. All in all, highly recommended if you're in the area (St. Mark's). I would sit away from the back where everyone goes to the bathroom, which is quaint as well.
Posted by Amazing!! on 09/13/2005
The service was great, the food is AMAZING! And the atmosphere suggests trendy, yet very laid back. The lighting and music really make the place feel like your in an east village cafe. The Lamb grill was so good, and I recommend all the appetizers on the menu.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/17/2005
I disagree completely. The food is consistently wonderful here - the chicken is never dry - and i think the atmosphere is wonderful - cozy, romantic - it doesn't look like a cheesy recreation of morocco - so if that's what the last reviewer was looking for - that's not what this is. A great place in the east village - i come here regularly - both on my own, and with friends and dates. I highly recommend it.
Posted by Heather on 07/24/2005
My much anticipated visit, based on the rave reviews here, was squashed when we received our food. My husband's tagine lacked the zing of true Moroccan food, and we don't even think that it was actually cooked in a tagine, as the chicken was too dry. The presentation was disappointing too as it was served on a plate as opposed to the traditional way of being served in the tagine. My bastilla was also lacking spice and a little scarce on the chicken. There wasn't much atmosphere in the place, so if one expects to be magically transported back to Morocco, then disappointment awaits.
Posted by dave on 06/09/2005
I had a completely different experience than the previous reviewer...the food is out of this world. The service was very friendly but I will admit it lacked speed. But in the end a full belly and satisfied taste buds is worth it.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/16/2005
With much anticipation we went to Cafe Mogador. Waited for 15 minutes for a waitress. Waited another 45 minutes for the food, which was quite good. Waited another 20 minutes for the check. The atmosphere was so loud and that we sat in silence most of the meal because we couldn't hear above the noise. Even the people sitting next to us had to tackle the waitress to even get a menu. All the staff was running like mad, but nothing seemed to be getting done. When inquiring about our meal, we were quickly brushed off by the waitress as if we were intruding on her busy scheudule, which didn't include waiting on guests.