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Dagon, New York, NY

Dagon

4.6
4.6
791 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean

Chef Partner Ari Bokovza, most recently of Claudette, and who is of Israeli heritage, feels that the Mezze, and small plates selections are the soul of the restaurant with items such as Sasso Chicken Liver with mustard seeds, date syrup, crispy shallot and baharat; Roasted Beets with horseradish yogurt, fried chickpeas, and crispy beef tongue; Charred Eggplant with buttermilk vinaigrette, tomato jam, and shabazi bread crumbs, and Shishbarak: Lebanese mushroom filled dumplings, with warm yogurt, pine nuts, and spicy herb sauce. Kubaneh, and Jerusalem Bagel are homemade, and there is a section of creative salads and entrees including Levantine “Caesar” with tahini anchovy dressing, parmesan, fried chick peas, toasted sesame, and anchovy tempura; Harissa BBQ Chicken with potato sumac puree, local greens, and Whole Roasted Branzino cooked over charcoal, with preserved lemon butter, and celery root.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 873-2466

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ari Bokovza

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Mezze

Choice of: 3 at $25 / 6 at $36

  • Whipped Eggplant$10.00

    tahina, preserved lemon compote

    • Labneh$10.00

      grated tomato, ruti's peanut dukkah

      • Sasso Chicken Liver Mousse$10.00

        mustard seeds, date syrup, crispy shallots, baharat

        • Marinated Beets$10.00

          horseradish yogurt, chickpeas, crispy beef tongue

          • Muhamarra$10.00

            spicy roasted pepper & almond dip

            • Moroccan Carrots$10.00

              harissa, lemon, fresh herbs

              • Tahina$10.00

                lemon, garlic, sesame

                Small Plates

                • Flash Fried Cauliflower$17.00

                  shishito peppers, olives, oregano, lemon-feta aioli

                  • Hummus$16.00

                    soft boiled egg, green harissa, tomato jam, flatbread

                    • Agu's Tunisian Cigar$15.00

                      ground lamb, potato, dill, amba

                      • Shishbarak$22.00

                        lebanese mushroom filled dumplings, warm yogurt, pine nuts, spicy herb sauce

                        • "Sabich" Flatbread$24.00

                          eggplant, tomato, shishito peppers crumbled soft boiled egg

                          • Yellowfin Tuna Crudo$21.00

                            strawberry, lime, truffle, pickled rhubarb

                            • Pan Roasted Scallops$25.00

                              honey crisp apples, jalapeno, arak, pistachio basil

                              Breads

                              • Flatbread$4.00

                                • Kubaneh$12.00

                                  served with labneh

                                  • Jerusalem Bagel$8.00

                                    Salads

                                    • Fattoush$17.00

                                      cucumber, tomato, fennel, radish, fresh herbs, sumac, buttermilk vinaigrette, crispy pita chips

                                      • Israeli Salad$17.00

                                        cucumber, tomato, red onion, parsley, mint, tahini, green schug

                                        • Levantine "Caesar"$18.00

                                          tahini, parmesan, fried chickpeas, toasted sesame, anchovy tempura

                                          Entrees

                                          • Plancha Roasted Chatham Cod$35.00

                                            summer vegetable tagine, tabbouleh, fresh herb broth (Vegetarian option available)

                                            • Pomegranate Glazed Salmon$33.00

                                              charred caraflex cabbage, cucumber/jalapeno labneh caraway gastrique

                                              • Whole Roasted Black Bass$38.00

                                                local farm vegetables, chilies, turmeric, arak-white wine broth

                                                • Harissa BBQ Chicken$31.00

                                                  potato sumac puree, local greens

                                                  • Crispy Roasted Lamb$43.00

                                                    cucumbers, dates, walnuts, wild rice, shawarma spice

                                                    • Dry Aged Beef Kababs$35.00

                                                      house made harissa, tunisian pickles, roasted long hot peppers, creamy stone ground polenta

                                                      Sides

                                                      • Crispy Zaatar Potato$10.00

                                                        • Potato Puree$10.00

                                                          • Roasted Broccoli$10.00

                                                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                            What 791 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                            4.6
                                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                            • 4.6Food
                                                            • 4.5Service
                                                            • 4.4Ambience
                                                            • 4.1Value

                                                            NoiseModerate

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                                                            1. SS

                                                              SSforfood

                                                              New York Area

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              2.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                              overall2food1service3ambience2

                                                              Mezzes were fine, the liver was quite good. Although the bread was stale. The main courses were left half eaten. Just bad food. Very slow service. Very noisy. Then, to top it off, the waiter asked if we wanted change of what would have been an approx 30% tip. Yes, we wanted change. Bad evening for our guests and us.

                                                            2. KJ

                                                              KJ10024

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We ate outdoors on the sidewalk which was quieter than in the shed where there are speakers for the music.

                                                            3. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                                              overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                              Poor service. Food was not optimal. Not much ambiance.

                                                            4. LC

                                                              LloydC

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                              Food wonderful and table service as well. The people who work upfront, the hosts/greeters/seaters are rude and inattentive and slow.

                                                            5. s

                                                              stebernyc

                                                              New York Area

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                              overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                              Excellent food. Seated promptly. Service was a bit chaotic on a busy Saturday night and dining outside. Overall, very good

                                                            6. SG

                                                              StanleyG

                                                              New York Area

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                                              overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                              The appetizers and small plates are excellent, mains fair. Extremely noisy with loud music. Why do so many restaurants in NY blast crappy music. Do we like it? I don’t

                                                            7. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Chicago

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              4 reviews

                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Wonderful staff. Excellent cuisine.

                                                            8. F

                                                              Faith

                                                              New York Area

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                              overall4food5service2ambience5

                                                              The food is absolutely amazing! Delicious, inventive, and exquisite. The service continues to be inconsistent and a major issue. After we ordered dessert we waited 45 minutes and finally had to flag down a waiter to bring our bill. Ran out of water and drinks a number of times. Also I had made a reservation for outside and they tried to seat us inside. I had to show them my reservation twice to confirm.

                                                            9. NM

                                                              NancyM

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                              Everything was lovely and delicious. My only complaint is that -- when you're eating/sharing small mezze plates, waiters either need to do better at staggering the serving of the multitude of small plates, or the tables need to be larger. Literally could not find room for my drink. And we didn't even order that much. That said -- very delicious and fun. I am so glad Dagon has finally proven that quality restaurants can thrive in this neighborhood!

                                                            10. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              San Francisco

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                              Arrived 1:45 pm. They had 4 entrees on their lunch menu. We picked a hamburger and a tuna sandwich and we were told they were out of both those entrees , leaving only a schnitzel and a chicken sandwich that was below par. Also out of their Rose lemonade.

                                                            11. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Fort Lauderdale

                                                              34 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              34 reviews

                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Great food!

                                                            12. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              My husband ate here outside last night for our anniversary. Great outdoor seating area. Very large and spread out. I did not go inside the restaurant but it looked really nice through the windows. We had a delicious bottle of Israeli white wine. Food was fantastic. Cauliflower, octopus , fish and steak.

                                                            13. p

                                                              paul

                                                              New York Area

                                                              17 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              17 reviews

                                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                              So good. A find!

                                                            14. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                              overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                              Ambiance is always excellent here and the service. The food here usually never disappoints however the BBQ chicken wasn’t great.

                                                            15. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                              Good Israeli food happening atmosphere not quiet.

                                                            16. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Miami

                                                              124 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              124 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Sat in mezzanine less noisy. Everything was delicious

                                                            17. KS

                                                              KatinkaS

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Perfect lunch spot. I love the ambiance, the food, the drinks and the service!

                                                            18. t

                                                              thediplomat

                                                              New York Area

                                                              36 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              36 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                              Lovely neighborhood restaurant to spend a leisurely afternoon with friends.

                                                            19. F

                                                              Faith

                                                              New York Area

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              9 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                              I absolutely love Dagon, the food is absolutely outstanding and ambiance is lively and fun. I have been a number of times and the service continues to be an issue. Service was inconsistent and very slow. But the food makes up for the service inconsistency.

                                                            20. H

                                                              Harv

                                                              New York Area

                                                              79 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              79 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              A great menus with limited choices that makes extraordinary the quality and variety of food. Focus on the small plates and mezzos. Very easy to make a wonderful meal from them. The breads are a joy to taste. The only reservation I have that is worth noting is the noise level is over the top. Everyone shouts to be heard and they insist on playing music to add to the noise. Management is indignant when this issue is raised with them.management is arrogant, but the serving staff is great.

                                                            21. SK

                                                              SueK

                                                              New York Area

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                              overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                              The restaurant felt rushed and disorganized Staff had no idea who had ordered what and confused. Food was okay. Seemed to be better in the past. Tried new dishes Vegatarian Cous cous disappointed. Sword fish just okay.

                                                            22. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                              It’s ok. Not fantastic but not bad.

                                                            23. a

                                                              abogos79

                                                              New York Area

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service2ambience1

                                                              The food is amazing, the Mezze was incredible! The bread was delicious. The music dampened the experience. Too loud techno, and not very good. They deserve better, more sophisticated music to match the incredibly talented culinary team. The service was ok, I would expect more polished service for the caliber of the food.

                                                            24. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Los Angeles

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Everything was great! The food was yummy, the service was impeccable and the place is beautiful. We will be back!

                                                            25. SS

                                                              SaaS

                                                              New York Area

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              2.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                              overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                              The music was simply too loud. I like that it's energetic, but you couldn't have any sort of conversation, even with someone sitting right next to you, let alone across the table. At some point, the noise level ruined the evening. The food is ok, but not great. And certainly not good enough to overcome the earsplitting music.

                                                            26. BB

                                                              BeckB

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              The food was AMAZING! I can’t say enough about the mezze. We also had drinks which were great. Nothing like this on the UWS.

                                                            27. d

                                                              deeds

                                                              New York Area

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              Fortunately we were seated up and in the back where the noise level was more tolerable. Everything else about the experience was first rate — food was very flavorful, well-portioned and memorable. Our waiter was SUPERB! Loves his job, the food and was excellent when discussing the composition of the dish. We’re lucky to have this restaurant just blocks away.

                                                            28. OR

                                                              OgiR

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              one of the best israeli places in town. the dips and bread are a fantasy. love the music playlist too.

                                                            29. SV

                                                              SusanV

                                                              New England

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service2ambience3

                                                              Good food. Service was just okay. Made a note about a birthday we were celebrating, but no special treatment on the dessert. Also, a bit overpriced for the size of the portions and amount of food that we had.

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                                                              hungry

                                                              New York Area

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              2.0

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                              overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                              I do not recommend the Caesar salad. It is swimming in dressing and really overpriced.

                                                            31. PH

                                                              PeterH

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                              2nd visit. Delicious again.

                                                            32. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                              Corkage charge dramatic increase from a few months ago. I eat here every few weeks. Usually don’t bring wine. But when I did recently, i was shocked at the increase. Maitre D’ said the restaurant’s expenses more than doubled. But the charge for pouring wine shouldn’t increase by 50%

                                                            33. n

                                                              nycmary

                                                              New York Area

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience2

                                                              The food was excellent and service quite good, but the restaurant is very noisy so I would recommend eating outside. Unfortunately there was some loud music which some of dinner guests also found annoying. But I would recommend the restaurant for the food alone as an excellent alternative to other restaurants in the neighborhood.

                                                            34. B

                                                              Biker1

                                                              New York Area

                                                              40 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              40 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Fantastic in all ways!

                                                            35. B

                                                              Biker1

                                                              New York Area

                                                              40 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              40 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This was a perfect dining experience. All 7 menu items were great, the bartender was excellent and the vibe was fun.

                                                            36. D

                                                              Delicious

                                                              New York Area

                                                              45 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              45 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                              This was my third meal at Dagon. The food is truly delicious. However, their customer service is lacking. The hostess was clearly mad when my friend and I did not want to sit at a table next to one with a large family of adults and kids. Instead, we asked for an empty table near the window and away from other tables. She scowled, gave us the requested table, and threw the menus on the table. There is a restroom on the main floor, but they clearly do not want it used and direct people downstairs to another restroom. Additionally, the manager was annoyed when my friend sent back her lunch to be reheated.

                                                            37. P

                                                              Playaneuron

                                                              New York Area

                                                              33 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              33 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Excellent Mezze: we had beets, a chicken mousse with a wonderful sweet sauce, and spectacular eggplant. Then we had two small courses - a meat stuffed cigar and wonderful octopus. We shared an excellent lemon tart. We had a lovely Sancerre. Worth the trip.

                                                            38. NY

                                                              NYCfoodie

                                                              New York Area

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                              Our second time for dinner and this place is as good as it gets. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever had better chicken than the brined and roasted version at Dagon. The flat bread comes piping hot out of the oven to your table. The ice cream that rides shotgun with the flourless chocolate cake is to die for. I will say that the portions maybe should be more generous as the food is just plain delicious.

                                                            39. KL

                                                              KerryL

                                                              London

                                                              56 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              56 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                              Great recommendation! Fabulous food and a lively atmosphere. Good Saturday night spot.

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                                                              Ema1

                                                              Philadelphia

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              Excellent food and service. Too noisy inside but too cold outside. Very good experience.

                                                            Safety precautions

                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                              • Contactless payment available
                                                            • Physical distancing

                                                              • Limited number of seated diners
                                                              • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                              • Extra space between tables
                                                            • Protective equipment

                                                              • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                              • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                            • Screening

                                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                            FAQs

                                                            Dagon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 873-2466.

                                                            Dagon is rated 4.6 stars by 791 OpenTable diners.

                                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                            Booked 105 times today
                                                            Google Map for Dagon

                                                            2454 Broadway New York, NY 10024

                                                            Dining areas

                                                            Additional information

                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                              Upper West Side

                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                              Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Casual Dining

                                                            • Dress code

                                                              Casual Dress

                                                            • Parking details

                                                              Street Parking

                                                            • Payment options

                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Executive chef

                                                              Ari Bokovza

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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