Middle Eastern

Sido Falafel (Carnegie Hill)

Sido Falafel (Carnegie Hill)

[CLOSED] What is basically a take-out restaurant, Sido has re-invented itself with some low-lighting, a little dark wood and a friendlier, more patron-forward attitude. We…

Pita Grill (Turtle Bay)

Pita Grill (Turtle Bay)

[CLOSED] Sometimes fakers are just that. Embroiled in what I like to call the Ray’s/Famous Ray’s/Famous Original Ray’s phenomenon, Pita Grill is a spin off…

Pita Grill Chelsea

Pita Grill (Chelsea)

[CLOSED] It had been quite a while since I’d been to a Pita Grill when I sauntered through the door with a couple co-workers. This…

Pick-a-Pita

Pick-a-Pita (II)

[CLOSED] Once relegated to an alleyway behind a freight elevator behind a dumpster, Pick-a-Pita has finally come out into the light (and gained a couple…

Pick a Pita

Pick a Pita

[CLOSED at this location] Reopened: Pick-a-Pita II Never before has kosher food tasted so good. Serving great pita-related nosh in what can only be described…

Oasis

Oasis

I could see how having this joint right next to the subway exit could get dangerous. You’ve had another late-ish night at your job in…

Lemon Tree Cafe

Lemon Tree Cafe

[CLOSED] The only tree within 100 yards of this place is a urine-soaked, dog-fertilized, scraggly, barren thing that looks as if it was thrust into…

Le Rendez-vous Cafe

Le Rendez-vous Cafe

[CLOSED] Is it an Italian pizza place, or is it a Mediterranean falafel joint? We suppose it’s both–but it’s kind of like creating a croissant/paella…

House of Pita

House of Pita – Chicken Bar

[CLOSED] Became: Pick-a-Pita II This place definitely did not have a promising beginning. The help seemed confused, the shawarma a little shaky and the whole mechanism just…