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Posted by videogal on 07/14/2007
My friends and I went to Taboon for my birthday. The hummus appetizer was good and fresh. The food was good but not great as I anticipated. My branzino was well done but overly seasoned and a little oily. My friends lamb turned out to be lamb meatballs-a very small and over priced, disappointing meal for a man. The dessert we had was a thimball full for a very "rich" price tag. Now perhaps the restaurant had been over hyped but I did expect better. The food presentation was just OK. I understand eating well but this was not quite there. Our waitress was very accomodating and not overly attentive as some higher end waiters can be. I'd give this restaurant one more chance as it is one of my friends favorite, but after eating there, its not mine.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/13/2007
Myself and 5 of my friends recently went to Taboon. Most of us were of Arabic background so already we had high expectations. The food was delicious! Everything was extremely fresh. The service was great and the atmosphere was cool as well. What made it even better was that it worked out to be pretty reasonable for a big group. I would highly recommend this hidden treasure!
Posted by Anonymous on 06/28/2007
Perfect for couples and big groups as well. Its off the beat and path. The service was great. The wine was delicious and the food was different and yummy. I got the lamb oso buco which was to die for. We got hummos, bread and kobe as well. I highly recommend it. It was a bit pricey, but if you go with a lot of people you can share. The portions were generous. Its worth it to make a trip to 10th Avenue for this place.
Posted by DAVEY on 05/14/2007
Wifey took me for my birthday 5/11/07 - i was impressed with the room, the service, and the food. Ate some kick ass Hummus, Falafel, and Kube. The breads we're amazing. Nice diverse wine selection tho the by the glass selections were limited. We shared a chicken dish for the main course - it was the only disappointment of the nite. Stick w lots and lots of apps - and eat much bread.
Posted by Jimmy Review on 03/05/2007
Got there on time for our RESERVATION was told it would be another 'few minutes' numerous times. Almost left but didn't due to the hostess, who was very nice and friendly and apologetic but ultimately couldn't get us a table without a 40 minute wait. Our waiter was a nut job. Constantly trying to sell us. We were there we waited, just relax. If I want another drink I'll let you know. I'm well aware when I need something, that's why I'm at the restaurant in the first place! I must say the food was incredible. The lamb and short ribs were amazing. Our appitzers were equally delicious. The shrimp and scallop dish were unique and very tast. And the foccacia was tremendous but way overpriced. All in all I'd go back for the food but probably sit at the bar.
Posted by Barbra on 02/26/2007
Having eaten at Taboon last summer, I had high expectations. Unfortunately, from confusion about the day of my reservation to the really stringy, tasteless hangar steak, to being brought the wrong cocktail, I was disappointed--and this was the entree I had had previously. Another member of our party ordered the short ribs--tasteless and a very small serving. The appetizes were good, although not as good as last summer, and the dessert, also a very small serving, was also good. Taboon's reputation has gone to its head or maybe its bottom as it is now gliding on it. I don't think I'll be back.
Posted by anonymous on 02/10/2007
Took a friend here for his birthday recently , mid week,and was annoyed to be seated at the worst table in the restaurant.. .which turned out to be one of the best tables, albeit by the front door. Tucked away in a corner we were away from the main room/ cacophony,(they were packed ), actually able to hear eachother, and seated near the "Taboon" which warmed us on the freezing cold night. The service was impecabble, the fresh baked foccacia out of this world - or at least out of this country. We stuffed ourselves silly. The Tatsiki and the choog were amazing mixed and spread on the bread. The zucchini pancakes also rocked. The main courses were also quite good. Honestly I could have kept eating appetizers all night and not been unhappy. The word fresh does not even begin to describe the food. Very nice wine list too. Can't wait to go back. If you are able to eat dessert you are a champion!