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Meskerem Ethiopian Cuisine

124 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1247
+1 212-777-8111
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
124 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1247
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

What this tiny restaurant lacks in decor and ambiance they more than make up for in good food and service. The restaurant is below the street, in a narrow room -- you shouldn't go there for the view. But, the staff that work there are...More

Thank sojourner7
Reviewed 24 June 2017

As a vegetarian, there were plenty of options for me on the menu. I ordered the dish that gives you a sample of the various vegetarian dishes. It was delicious. The food comes on top of a bread that is unique and wonderful.

Thank SwamiAsokananda
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

My first visit to this restaurant, and my first time trying Ethiopian-- it's one of those blink-and-you'll-walk-right-by places, but I'm so glad we picked it for lunch. I never knew Ethiopian food was so delicious! We tried a dish called "Doro Wat": chicken leg seasoned...More

1  Thank Veronique P
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I love their food even though the portions have become much smaller. Very tasty. I have not had anything I don't like except lamb which I don't eat. I think that's off the menu now. Combos (meat or veg) are a great way to get...More

Thank LeeMacL
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The food was very different from what I usually have. The food is cheap and the waiter will ask you whether you want to share your food with others. Tried the vegetarian dishes. Must try

1  Thank Prateek A
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Dinner with my SO. We had a full meal with a variety of vegetarian entrees. Ethiopian food has a unique flavor and always seems to have an acidic aftertaste. The bread is a critical part of the experience. I though it was good though the...More

Thank Sundialman
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon here looking for Jazz in the Village. A new experience and very good food. We got the vegetarian combo and the chicken dish. You get a big piece of what looks like a large crepes and eat with your fingers. Try it!!

Thank Pam K
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Been eating here for years and have gone up and down with them depending on the chef! Right now I'm loving it. Great flavors, so delicious and spicy without being overly hot. Meat or veg combo is a great deal and way to check more...More

Thank LeeMacL
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon the restaurant by accident and were pleasantly surprised. We asked the waiter to just get us some of her recommendations. Everything was delicious! If you want to try something new, this is the place

Thank Nasenzwerg
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Meskerem is the first place I've ever had Ethiopian cuisine & so far I haven't found a place that can compete. I highly recommend the Tibs Wat, Beef Sambosas, & a glass of Tej. Every single trip to NY, I have to make a stop...More

Thank Kai5e
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1247
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-777-8111
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