We finally got around to dinner at the Park Terrace Bistro in Inwood, and I'm sorry it took us so long. It's right on Broadway between 207th and Isham and offers a mix of Moroccan and French cuisine in a colorful North African setting.
We focused on the Moroccan offerings, and were very happy with our choices. We split appetizers of merguez (lamb) sausages and a "mediterranean platter" with several meze - felafel, hummous, an eggplant salad, and a pepper salad, served with pita triangles. The flavors were fresh and distinctive, and the two large felafel balls were creamy - not at all dry - and well seasoned.
For mains, one of us had a house speciality called "15th Century Couscous", which is shrimp and scallops in creamy saffron sauce served on a bed of couscous (properly cooked, not instant)with nuts and raisins. I had a Moroccan style carmelized lamb shank with prunes and almonds (served with a side of that good couscous). Both dishes were very good and reasonably portioned. The restaurant offers a variety of wines by the bottle or by the glass (we went with a Reisling). Service was attentive and friendly.
Prices run under $10 for most appetizers and entrees are in the $15-22 range. The place was busy when we went on Saturday night, which was nice to see. There aren't many good dinner options up in the Inwood area; this one is well worth a visit.
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