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12 Chairs

56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2930
+1 212-254-8640
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“israeli salad” (12 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2930
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our friend recommended that we go to 12 Chairs. She said she loved the Shakshuka so I immediately ordered that, too. To be honest, I've had better Shakshukas in my life. What I was incredibly impressed with, though, was the hummus and pita. Ever since...More

Thank 80shacharg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

always solid food! nothing has been bad. great israeli food made by israelis!! All the apps and entrees taste just like in israel and service is great. pita look so warm and good but we pass on the bread. Enjoy!!

Thank elissa s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little place in Soho. We went for breakfast. Tasty pancakes and oatmeal. Eggs and pancakes also a big plus. Very friendly service and fair pricing. A good place to start your day!

Thank Pendergast1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little hidden gem and worth the trip. Would definitely recommend the hummus. Service was good too, always greeted with a smile.

Thank HillRhys
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Oh we loved everything) we are foodies and pro in cooking but these guys pleased us) tasty food, stylishly presented, well priced. The service was homey and welcoming. A delicious piece of Israel in NYC

Thank Phylomela
Reviewed 7 June 2017

A little slice of Israel here. We ate here for a breakfast and a lunch on a short 3 day trip so that's saying something. Enjoyed both meals. Excellent hummus, falafel, eggplant dishes, israeli salad. Small place so it get's crowded for lunch. We waited...More

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

My husband (who is Israeli) and I were regulars here when we lived in Manhattan. The vibe is chill, yet warm and welcoming. The hummus (all types!) is fantastic, as are the pitas that come with it, and it really brings back memories of Tel...More

Thank RunTravelCook
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Friday evening it happened to be a family reunion at 12 Chairs café for an early dinner. The place was almost empty, we were seated promptly, and as per suggestion of my boys, we ordered a 12 chairs burger (nice size, cooked to order, comes...More

1  Thank marcian
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I ate here with 5 business colleagues. It's the epitome of a quaint, Israeli cafe in the heart of the Village. We were seated right away and shared dishes from the small plates menu. The beets, lamb kebabs, and hummus with mushrooms and onions were...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We happened to park in front of the restaurant. We were a little hungry after shopping, and it was a great place ! Great food, fabulous menu a touch of Tel Aviv ... and great service! Spectacular Hummus, great Lamb and delicious hamburger! We will...More

Thank rabbiaaron1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2930
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > SoHo
  • Neighbourhood: SoHo
  • Phone Number: +1 212-254-8640
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