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12 Chairs

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
SoHo
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56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2930
+1 212-254-8640
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Today
08:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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New York City, NY
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a light dinner at 12 Chairs last night. We had been planning on visiting Marcella on Houston but it was closed while making some kind of alterations. 12 Chairs is attractively designed and looks very pleasant. We live near-by and frequently pass the restaurant. The offerings are mid-East with an Israeli emphasis. The room was at near capacity... More 

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coconut grove
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120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The food is fresh and tasty (although the vegetarian cous cous is pretty dull). Very fair prices. The humus and small appetizer plateis are outstanding.

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Thank 33map
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116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is OK place, but you find far better value for money in SoHo. Couscous was dry, fish over cooked, chicken dry. Only really good was hummus and falafel. Service not quite standard.

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Thank Vesa M
Queens, New York
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Wow ...was really great experience highly recommend I tried few things like the kabab and the shasuka and it was fresh and good Defiantly I need to come back to try more things in that Manu

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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The blueberry pancakes were really tasty. My friend ordered a hummus, falafel meal and also loved it. The restaurant itself is also very cool. Good atmosphere and tasty food! Really worth it!

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Thank Mariezula
Nashville, Tennessee
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

12 Chairs is a quaint Middle Eastern/Israeli style restaurant located in SOHO. My family ate there recently for dinner. Our food was outstanding and the menu allowed for a tremendous number of selections ranging from breakfast all day to Middle Eastern classics like hummus, stuffed grape leaves and Israeli salad. They have a more substantial dinner menu also. We all... More 

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Thank Stewart P
Brighton, Michigan
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Visited this place with my family. The hummus was some of the best I've ever had and the chicken livers were out of this world. I will definitely go back!

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Thank Suzie B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Terrific neighborhood spot. We live around the corner and have walked by this place for years and never went in. It's a casual Israeli place with solid, good food at very reasonable priced. Atmosphere is very easy going with friendly service. We had fish and chicken salad. Both were quite good. The babaganoush was great! We will be back.

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Thank Tim S
Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Good israeli breakfast For israeli who want israeli food We found it by mistake Hebrew spiking מקום נחמד לישראלים

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Thank Ronaharon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Very Good breakfast Made exectly the way breakfast should Be made With liquid egges and a lot of Good spices

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Kosher
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2930
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > SoHo
  • Neighbourhood: SoHo
  • Phone Number: +1 212-254-8640

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoHo

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SoHo
Once the artistic hub of New York City, SoHo (South of Houston) is now one of the premiere shopping destinations in the world. Housing everything from the most popular luxury brands to swank boutiques you won’t find anywhere else, this is a sophisticated shopper’s dream come true. Broadway teems with big-name stores and people during the day, while Prince and Spring Streets are the other main drags to explore by foot. Take a detour down the quieter side streets to see the real star of the district –majestic cast-iron architecture everywhere you look. What were once warehouses and art studios are now meticulously restored loft buildings favored by many of New York’s celebrities, making SoHo one of the trendiest addresses in the city. The pretty streets of Nolita (North of Little Italy) offer a more sedate vibe, with plenty of tiny boutiques and hip restaurants to seek out.
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