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12 Chairs

) #935 of 9,243 Restaurants in New York City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mediterranean, Middle Eastern,
56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2930
+1 212-254-8640
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“israeli salad” (12 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2930
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Reviews (155)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh we loved everything) we are foodies and pro in cooking but these guys pleased us) tasty food, stylishly presented, well priced. The service was homey and welcoming. A delicious piece of Israel in NYC

Thank Phylomela
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little slice of Israel here. We ate here for a breakfast and a lunch on a short 3 day trip so that's saying something. Enjoyed both meals. Excellent hummus, falafel, eggplant dishes, israeli salad. Small place so it get's crowded for lunch. We waited...More

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband (who is Israeli) and I were regulars here when we lived in Manhattan. The vibe is chill, yet warm and welcoming. The hummus (all types!) is fantastic, as are the pitas that come with it, and it really brings back memories of Tel...More

Thank RunTravelCook
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Friday evening it happened to be a family reunion at 12 Chairs café for an early dinner. The place was almost empty, we were seated promptly, and as per suggestion of my boys, we ordered a 12 chairs burger (nice size, cooked to order, comes...More

1  Thank marcian
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I ate here with 5 business colleagues. It's the epitome of a quaint, Israeli cafe in the heart of the Village. We were seated right away and shared dishes from the small plates menu. The beets, lamb kebabs, and hummus with mushrooms and onions were...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We happened to park in front of the restaurant. We were a little hungry after shopping, and it was a great place ! Great food, fabulous menu a touch of Tel Aviv ... and great service! Spectacular Hummus, great Lamb and delicious hamburger! We will...More

Thank rabbiaaron1
Reviewed 10 March 2017

i ended up taking out - very nice Israeli atmosphere restaurant with totally Israeli food - I had the Leben and an onion and mushroom omelet all well raped and served w Pita and great bread . good restaurant !

Thank badbaruch57
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I'm a big fan of jachnun and I've been looking for a good one in NYC, so I was super please to see that 12 chairs serves it on the weekend. Since this is not in Israel I was bit suspicious and skeptic it would...More

Thank ido8all
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I went to this restaurant with my parents, my daughter, and my nephew, and we all found things we loved on the menu. We love places that offer breakfast all day! And I love fresh salads. My dad loved his schnitzel. My daughter demolished a...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a great local hidden gem. It was suggested to us by some people who live close by. They come here all the time. If I lived in New York City I would too. The food was delicious, and although it's tiny and tight...More

Thank kray257
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
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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