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78 Second Ave. (between E. 4th St. and E. 5th St.; 4, 5, 6 to Astor Place, F to Second Ave.), New York (East Village), NY 10003; 212-253-5410

The Delicious Deal
30% off dinner*
*Available for dinner Sun (1:30-10:30pm), Mon-Thurs (4-11pm), and Fri-Sat (4-11:30pm); minimum purchase of (per person) two appetizers, or two “from the oven,” or one entrée; valid on dine-in dinner only; not valid on happy hour or in combination with any other offers and promotions; reservations are highly recommended.

Must use your passcode by: Nov. 15, 2015
Time left to get your passcode: Expired on Sept. 15, 2015

If the blazing late summer sun has you longing for a taste of North Africa, this cozy, sultry East Village spot is ready and willing to transport you. With white brick walls, mirrors over banquettes, and tables covered in geometric patterned tiles, Nomad is warmly infused by the twinkling of ornate copper lamps hanging throughout. Hailing from Algeria, owners Salima and Mehenni Zebentout possess an innate sense of the confluence of Moroccan, Berber, and French influences that defines North African culture and cuisine.

A glass of vinho verde will start you off on the right foot, matched with an order of the dip trio. Thick hummus, cold and creamy cucumber raita, and nutty muhammara (made with roasted red peppers) all come with warmed wheat pita points; make sure this stays on the table for snacking throughout. The dish of mussels, in a savory cilantro and garlic chermoula sauce, is addictive enough already, but the pair of dense toasts—perfect for sopping up the rest of the broth after you’ve removed the last shells—puts it over the top.

full menu

menu musts

Nomad trio dip
Moroccan mussels
Lamb tagine
Chicken pastilla
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Sun–Fri 3 PM–11 PM; Sat 3 PM–midnight

price range for dinner entrées

$15 (merguez sandwich) to $23 (seafood couscous)

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