Taboon opened a few weeks ago out in the hinterlands of 52nd and West 10th. But the location was ideal for myself and a friend (halfway between the two of us) so we decided to try it out.
We had a lovely time!
We were seated near the door (which we were okay with because it was a last minute reservation, there was a heater right next to the table, and we had a perfect view of the action around the taboon - a large domed oven).
The place was very busy, but the waitstaff was attentive and knowledgeable.
Bread came first - out of the aforementioned taboon - an oval shaped flatbread drizzled with olive oil, and an addictive, light tomato sauce to dip it in.
We ordered zucchini cakes to start, and they were sublime! (They were already out of the calamari salad) But our server highly recommended the zucchini cakes, and she was right - a rich creamy texture - just lovely.
My friend ordered the fish of the day - good but not memorable, but I had the tuna steak, very well prepared. I ordered it rare and I actually got it that way!
Turkish coffee for dessert - properly sweet and rich.
We will definitely go back!