Eclectic cuisine is not hard to come by in New York City- if you span one block of any avenue, you’re sure to find a diverse smattering of restaurants and cafes. It’s the abundance of diversity that makes it difficult to sort out the authentic from the derived. So, if you have a taste for eclectic cuisine but are wary of the unoriginal, make a reservation at SoHo’s Mediterranean jewel Rin Tin Tin, where your appetite for transoceanic food and ambience will be wholly satisfied.
Nestled on the corner of Spring and Elizabeth, this cozy, low-lit spot serves up an authentic array of Mediterranean dishes, gaining inspiration from Greek and Middle Eastern mains. We suggest dining with a group so you can taste each of the region’s spice concoctions- from Saganaki to Halal. For an appetizer, try the Burrata or the Mezze Plate- the latter will tempt your palate with an assortment of savory Levantine and Egyptian foods, served with plenty of warm flatbread. For an entree, the Tagines are a crowd pleaser, or you can branch out with the Shrimp Romesco, which finds its origins in the Catalonia region of Spain.
It’s a guarantee that you will be nearly at capacity by the end of the main course, but if you do save a little room, try the Honey Sage Gelato and maybe a pot of Moroccan Tea. It’s the perfect amount of sweetness to round of the meal, and the tea will give you reason to sit and soak up the candlelit comfort a little while longer.
14 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
(646) 666 0114
Open Daily: 11am-2am
Food $40 (without drinks)
Food & Drinks $60