510 Laguardia Pl, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.727726 -73.999252
Mon - Sun 5pm-4am
Neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Downtown
Dreadful – The title of this review says it all, but I could go on for days about how terrible this place is. When we first got there on a recent, slow Saturday night the first thing we found odd was that someone at the table next to us incorrectly ordered a bottle of the wrong water and the waiter claimed he couldn't take it back. It didn't even appear to be open which made it even more perplexing. We then tried to take a look at the menu, but it was too dark in the restaurant to see them without holding a candle directly underneath them. Next, if you go to this place and your waiter slightly resembles a younger version of Matthew Modine, please take my advice and just leave. Not that the rest of the staff was much better, he was by far the worst waiter I have ever had in my life. After sitting there for about 15 minutes (on a super slow night) while he was just standing there up against the wall, he stumbled over and asked, "Would you like something?" Although annoying, we proceeded to order our drinks/courses. After he delivered the bottle of white wine which he just sat on our table without an ice bucket or anything, we didn't see him until we asked for the bill. With no one there, our appetizers and entrees still took forever. When we finally got the food, everything was extremely disappointing. The appetizers were tiny even though they were mostly veggie based and a normal person would have to order about 4 apps each to be satisfied. For the entree I ordered one of their tajines and it was even smaller and more disappointing than our apps. There were 2 small pieces of meat mixed with one olive and one small piece of dried fruit (the 2 things that give this dish taste). If this dish didn't include rice, it literally could have been consumed in 3 bites. My wife's dish was the same in terms of size and flavor. I would guess that the preparation cost of the entire meal was at most 50 cents. We both consumed our mini, miserable meal in about 3 minutes and sat unattended, with empty dishes on our table for at least 30 minutes. A manager looking guy walked by a few times and appeared concerned and aware that we were being ignored, but he still didn't do anything. Finally, our waiter removed himself from the wall and we got our check. On our way out we complained to the also inept manager who was struggling to multi task and he was even more useless than the other staff. We left angry and went around the corner for burgers. Le Souk sucks!!!
Horrible! – I have never before written a negative review of a business, but that's because I've never been to a restaurant this bad! We were there with a large party, spending a lot of money, and you could not pay me to go back. The food was disgusting to the point where I could not get the taste out of my mouth for the rest of the night and I barely ate anything! Even the couscous was bad. How do you screw up couscous?? The only edible thing was the bread. Even the white wine was warm! To top it off, the service was terrible. They kept screwing up our orders and the waiter kept picking up people glasses by the rim! Hello, hospitality 101: you don't put your fingers on the part of the glass that touches the customer's mouth! I mean, WTF, can't they get anything right at this place?! Oh... one thing that was good - the belly dancer.
Roomy, tri-level, great hookah. Highly recommended. – I was slightly skeptical based on 1) several negative reviews, and 2) the pictures of the place. They should really consider updating the pictures on the website to show the actual length/depth of the place! It's huge, and well designed. It has three levels, the first two appears to be smaller bars, and the third floor is the massive lounge. As if I haven't said it enough, the hookah, at least the Rose flavor, was great. The accompanying tea was good to. I only have a slight issue with the price: the hookah was something like $25, and apparently ordering four rounds of tea, plus tip adds up to something like $50, before the 8% tip. This price isn't actually unreasonable, but I was slightly surprised. Having said that, it was DEFINITELY worth it , and I'll be back.
Le Souk worst bar in nyc – The worst place after changing location, old was the best. I had gone for friday night, expecting nice food, music and hukkah everything was just so disgousting. I would not even recommend to my enemy. They have i guess poorest bar tender who fight for money, and oblige you by serving your drink, drink that you pay $15 for...well if you planinng there good luck but I m done with this piece of junk...
Classiest hookah restaurant in NY – The new Le Souk in the West Village by far surpasses any other hookah joint in NYC. The decor is elegant, with VIP rooms for parties. The food was authentic with a French Moroccan flair. And the belly dance entertainment was awesome! We were there on a Friday night and there was a female belly dancer named Sira and a male belly dancer that followed her named Tarik. Both of them were professional, artistic, and fun. And I've seen a TON of belly dancers before. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone I know.
They Ruined Our Night – We went here on Saturday night to celebrate a friend's upcoming wedding and the service could not have been worse. Le Seok fails miserably to accomodate even the smallest and easiest of tasks from adding an extra chair to serving a drink that is less than half full or half full of water. Stay far away from this place.
Delicious Food & Great Romantic Dinner Spot!!!! – My husband took me to this place this past weekend and we had a wonderful time! The food was delicious! We started with zaatar bread and labne, followed with a tatsy lentil soup, tabouleh salad and grilled prawns, followed by the main course (we chose the seafood pastilla) and finally ending with a delicious poached quince pastry and traditional mint tea. The belly dancing was brief but enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed the comfortable couches we were sitting on, the dimly lit lanterns as well as the charming Moroccan staff. For all the food we ate, the price was just right and we definitely plan on going again!
Great Place!! – Had a blast!!
A cozy place, very intimate and a lot of fun.
and Lovee the food...
you should try the lamb chop :)
* Pros: Celebrity, affordable, cozy
Do Yourself a Favor... – What a lovely, unique dining experience! YES!! Do yourself a favor, call and make reservations.
Nice Place to Relax and Have a Good Time! – My spouse and I decided to check this place out - we were looking for a new experience. We both enjoyed it very much! The food is good, the portions are a little on the small side but very tasty. Neither one of us left hungry though, so we can't complain. The prices are reasonable and the entertainment is fun to watch - belly dancers perform periodically and the entire room cheers on those brave enough to get up and dance with them. We went on a Saturday night and it was packed! Glad we had reservations. Overall a good value for the price paid.
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