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Posted by Great! on 02/18/2007
We found Nomad after heading to the same area for Italian and finding our initial spot closed. We were seated right away and luckily the music was not terribly loud during our visit. The atmosphere was cozy and relaxing. Our waiter seemed friendly and was attentive. We ordered Couscous Royal and Kofta and both were delicious. The menu had a number of intriguing things on it, and we look forward to going back to try more. We’ve recommended it to friends as well. Nomad seemed pretty elegant for the price, and would make a good place for a couple or a few friends to enjoy a meal together. Probably not a great place for a large group.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/08/2007
I discovered Nomad by accident when the Italian place we wanted to go to was too crowded. The food was very good, and the service was very friendly. I got the vegetable pastilla (I'm a vegetarian) and it was delicious! My only complaint was something else posted here before - the music was incredibly loud. More like what you'd expect in a bar or club, except there was no one at the bar, just people eating dinner. My ground I were lierally shouting across the table at each other to be heard over the music. We asked our waiter if they could turn it down, and they did, but when the next CD came on it was back to full volume. I'd definitely go again, but I wouldn't plan on having a conversation.
Posted by Caroline on 01/02/2007
After dining at this wonderful oasis on Friday evening with some friends, I decided I had to write a review for the first time ever. Having dined on Morrocan and North African food in the host countries, I was pleasanty surprised at the diversified menu as well as the quality of food served and the value. Starting with the lamb borek appetizers to the delicious black-berry creme brulee, the food was exquisite. I would highly recommend this jewel to everyone; especially to those interested in exotic and healthy cuisine. The interior of the restaurant is also amazing from the customed designed lamps on the wall to the candles & red tiled wall of the restroom. The service is also outstanding. Go! You will not be disappointed!
Posted by new_yorker on 12/30/2006
Very nice... The maitre'd sat us within minutes in the back dining area (there are 2 dining rooms -- front and back). The restaurant is long and narrow. Lighting is dim, warm (orange/red light emanate from ceiling lanterns punctuated with large intricate chandeliers.) Recommendations: Get the "Brik" (a very interesting phyllo dough appetizer that has a very delicate taste). I agree with another review that the grilled octopus on fennel is incredibly good. The wine list is varied, starting with the inexpensive Cotes Du Rhone to very interesting, regional wines from the region. Service is great... our waitress in the backroom was very attentive and friendly. Superb food, good value (comparable to Cafe Mogador, another superb East Village, North African (Morrocan/Algerian) cafe). (Note: at the time I was there, service starts at 4 pm--I don't think Nomad serves lunch, but it's safer to call ahead to check.)
Posted by So mad on 12/08/2006
Maybe I ordered the wrong thing (Couscous Royal), but I don't think I'll be going there again. The food was disappointing--not worth what they charge for it. The music is also too loud for such a small space.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/06/2006
This is my absolute favorite restaurant. The food is fantastic. The service is outstanding. The atmosphere is super romantic. The garden in the summer is particularly sweet. Everyone should check this place out!!!
Posted by Fatiha on 11/03/2006
Loved the food, the atmosphere and the service. Don't forget the Algerian desserts! They are sinful. Fatiha