In this dimly lit restaurant, Moroccan lamps, hand-woven textiles and cushy seating create an exotic ambiance that transport you from Manhattan to Morocco.
Tagine is the only Moroccan restaurant in NYC that has a variety of gluten free— and vegan— dishes on their menu. Gluten Free items are labeled and you won’t be disappointed; there is plenty to choose from.
Gluten free appetizers include hearty lentil soup, haria, tapenades (bring your own bread!), a variety of salads, and a few more dishes.
I ordered the Zalouk ($10.50), a dish made with roasted eggplant marinated with charmoula emulsion. Charmoula is a minced roasted garlic sauce with lemon, cumin, cilantro paste, and extra virgin olive oil.
The menu also features a variety of Tagines, all of which are gluten free. Tagine is a traditional Moroccan dish that is named after the clay pot that it is cooked and served in. The traditional method of cooking with a tagine is to place the tagine over coals. Tagines are available with chicken, lamb, or vegetarian. The lamb served at Tagine is free range, grass fed, and hormone free.
I had the Lamb Tagine ($23.75)— Shank of lamb stewed in a saffron sauce, topped with potatoes, carrots, and green peas. This fragrant casserole-like dish is still simmering when brought to the table. The meat was tender and fell off the bone. The flavors were incredible; I devoured the dish.
The wine list includes a diverse selection of Moroccan wines, and if you like Hooka, you can get that here as well.
The food was great, but a little over priced.