Meme Mediterranean on 10th

4.6
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756 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean

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Pre/post Theatre
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In 2010, brothers Alon and Jacob Cohen took on the West Village with a restaurant named for their mother, Mémé Mediterranean. Having emigrated from Morocco to Israel at a young age with his family, chef/owner Jacob pulls inspiration and influence not only from his mother’s own Maghreb cooking, but also classical training received in both Israel and France. Jacob’s menu creates a culinary trip around the Mediterranean using fresh ingredients and spices shipped directly from his mother, who still lives in Israel.
After much success in the West Village, the duo is proud to open a second location of the same name in Hell's Kitchen. Keeping with tradition of great hospitality and good food, Méme provides a cozy atmosphere and flavorful dishes using Mémé Cohen’s own hand-ground paprika. Chef Jacob continues to impress with his culinary creativity and generosity.
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PG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was mediocre

MD
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An unexpected gem.

PZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food delicious, service very friendly and menu varied. Good pre-theater restaurant.

PL
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. Even better drinks. The noise level was very reasonable for a small restaurant. The staff was excellent.

LK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect for before theater. I'd go back again for sure!

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will definitely return.

p
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent secwction and very fresh and tasty with friendly competent service

C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little gem of a restaurant offers savory plates that can be shared or not! The ambiance, wines and drink list is also delicious.

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Meme Mediterranean is a hidden gem in an area of town that was once desolate. Their authentic cuisine, friendly wait staff and ability to get us out in record time due to theatre, was all fantastic. A must dine for those going to the theatre and wouldn't mind walking an extra 5 minutes west!

SH
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The menu is varied - you can select from unique Tapas to main courses. The service was excellent and food quality very good. It is a great pre-theater restaurant as the Tapas dishes come fairly quickly. The restaurant is small and can be a bit tight but overall we would recommend Meme.

CM
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and attentive service. Worth a visit!

m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday and was perfect. Food, service. Very accommodating to special requests.

AA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this neighborhood gem!! The food is delicious, always a lot to share and their Bloody Marys are so good . Love their brunch too!!

B
Denver
104 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful place--interesting food-super fresh fish, complicated flavorful, spicy. Great salads, appetizers-loved it.

OT
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent
These days you simply have to get used to moderate noise level?

L
Birmingham
63 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The review for three people is mixed. For appetizers we chose an eggplant dish and meatballs. We also shared a Caesar salad. Meatballs were amazing. The eggplant was nothing special. Closer to eggplant Parmesan. Olive bread was delicious. Caesar salad good. I was extremely happy with my chicken tagine. My fellow diners had couscous and salmon. The couscous was not great. The salmon was good, but slightly overcooked when ordered medium. Service was a bit bumpy. Our server forgot several items. We shared an apple tarte with ice cream which was delicious. I will go back for more tagine. The others said no.

LK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was very good. The seating is a bit cramped but we would definitely go again

JJ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food was very good in its preparation and presentation. Unfortunately the space at and around the tables is sparse and noise level is high.

LL
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Have highly recommended this popular restaurant in the past. The food is delicious, with plenty of vegetarian options. The atmosphere is small & cozy. On this visit, though, the service was borderline rude. The host greeted us perfunctorily. The restaurant was almost empty & our table was directly under a heater, so we asked to move one table over to a window seat. Our server said ok, but we were then approached by the host for a short but snippy conversation about the switch. Our server was competent but no smiles, no suggestions or recommendations. Such a contrast to the way I've been welcomed at this restaurant on prior visits. As the tables filled, there was a nice conversational buzz, improving the atmosphere. The food was excellent. As we left, a young employee stationed at the door said "good night" without ever looking up from her cell phone. A disappointment.

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic restaurant - quaint, comfortable and thoughtful. The food is simple and delicious. The staff is attentive. It's a perfect pre theatre spot.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

6 friends had tapas last weekend. Everyone loved it. I have dined here several times and recommended it to others and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently good!

1
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great spot! We went post-matinee when they opened at 5 pm, and it filled up immediately.

SA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food. Efficient service, though not very personable.

G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, service can use more detail!

B
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We greatly enjoyed this restaurant with excellent food that was a bit different from the usual Mediterranean cuisine. We chose all appetizers and each dish was plentiful and with its own unique flavor.
We highly recommend Meme.

SM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is very small but the service and food were outstanding. Can get a little loud during peak dining hours but quieted down after the rush (around 9 pm). Many options for vegetarians and carnivores alike. Highly recommended.

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Today was my second visit.. Both times for Sunday brunch. The first visit was during the summer and I loved it.. Today not so much.

The food today was just "okay" and the service was pretty ordinary. We had a reservation today and we arrived on time, the resturant wasn't very busy. We asked for a table by the window (I love to people watch), but we were denied as the host said that a two-top was set up for 3 people.. So we got set at the very back of the resturant just outside the service/kitchen area. About 10 minutes into our meal she sat 2 people at the table I had requested.. Odd.

They served cold bread with butter just out of the freezer. Seriously, how much effort is required to warm up the bread?

The lobster and eggs were fine.. not as much flavor as I expected.. But a little salt helped. And the lamb burger was also just okay.

All in all a dissapointing experience. I live in the neighborhood and I'm very glad I didn't have to travel too far out of my way for this meal. I'm not likely to return any time soon as there are so many other better options in the area.

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was decent. Service was curt and inattentive. Waitress seemed uninterested and slightly rude.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was good. I was able to get a table with a short notice. Prices are not bad. Overall I would go back.

LC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Took my sister here this past weekend, wow she loved it! We were celebrating her birthday that is coming up. The restaurant was packed when we arrived pretty early for our 730 reservation. The host was nice to let us stay at the bar until our table was ready. A table quickly freed up after 10 minutes. We will be back! Thank you

FF
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been wanting to try Meme for a while and they did not disappoint. We went for a pre-theater meal. The restaurant has a wonderful warmly lit ambiance. Our server met us in a flash and took our drink order and got it perfectly correct. 5 stars just for that! The tahini Cesar was a delightful twist on a classic! The mushrooms with spinach so well seasoned and flavorful and the eggplant so delicious- if I wasn’t going to sit in a 2 hour show I would have ordered more. Will definitely go back. I also liked that there seemed to be some locals in the place taking their time - can’t wait to try some of their other inventive dishes.

HF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable - great food and friendly, casual atmosphere.

a
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

RW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Food came out late, people arriving after received food before us. Food was cold, some chips were raw disappointing with portion sizes for new York standard. Wouldn't come back.

BJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A delicious North African meal - coucous, tajine. Wonderful fresh, well prepared. You could feel the love and good intention of the chef. That said, it's a noisy restaurant, so it might not be the best place for a conversation. Also, I would advise asking for a table by the wall - better light, a little more room and less noise. The greeter at the door could have been a lot more friendly. The wait staff is good.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot. Octopus was great. Short rib and pumpkin risotto was to die for.

OT
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Staff is friendly and helpful. A great place to have a meal.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a small group. We enjoyed sharing small plates. Food was delicious and service was fantastic! Always a reliable spot for a great experience.

Truffle gnocchi is delicious!! Must try!

BG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting choice of food and flavors. Love the tapas. Great for sharing

E
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

i would recommend meme if you're in the area, but i would not recommend you go out of your way for it. the waiters are never that friendly but the food is very solid but a little over priced for the portions.