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New York Restaurants
On a rapidly gentrifying Alphabet City block, two Egyptian brothers have carved out their own North African niche and accessorized it with Moroccan tile, glowing lanterns, and a weatherproofed garden. A Moroccan chef oversees a menu of assorted tajines and couscous, and meze like grilled octopus. Linger long enough to smoke a hookah and admire the belly dancer. Read More

 

Timeout New York
Live out your Moroccan fantasies in the Village at this sister location of Le Souk. Its signature North African flair comes in a 4,500-square-foot, tri-level package with outdoor tables, lounge seating and hookahs galore. Consulting chef Doug Psaltis (Smith’s) lends his culinary pedigree to French-tinged dishes like a lobster tail tagine with cauliflower, golden raisins and almonds. Regionally inspired drinks, like the Fleur d’Oranger (bourbon, aged rum, port and orange bitters) are the brainchildren of cocktail maven Allen Katz. Read More

 

New York.com
You could spend a few thousand dollars and head to Morocco for the weekend—or you can head to Le Souk Harem for all the ambiance of Tangier without the plane trip. Consulting chef Doug Psaltis has created a Middle Eastern-themed menu that features chickpeas, lentils, mozzarella, goat cheese, cumin sauces and a variety of meats (including chicken, braised beef ribs and lamb). Read More