Three of us ventured from Manhattan to Astoria for dinner at Mombar at my son's suggestion. The host Mustapha couldn't have been more welcoming, and the mosaic "outsider art" decor is worth a trip by itself. Wine and beer were available. It was not crowded at 8pm on a Saturday but it did fill up later. There were a number of specials available including several seafood dishes.
He put down a plate of delicious flaky bread to start (needed a refill on that). We had a mixed appetizer plate of three dips with pita, including hummus, foul and baba gannoush. The eggplant was the best I've had anywhere. We also had sauteed lemony fresh artichoke hearts that were fantastic. For main courses we had a lamb tagine with couscous, steak with rice and stewed vegetables (like the tagine), and a salmon baked in phyllo with vegetables, which was outstanding. Dinner for three including dessert and beer was about $120. We will definitely be returning.
25-22 Steinway St, Queens, NY 11103