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Maybe you recently read about the importance of iron in a balanced diet, but your date just watched a documentary called Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. You should probably create separate Netflix queues, and also go on dates at Timna. They serve a variety of creative Mediterranean food, so you can order the lamb and sweetbreads, and your date can have some asparagus tempura. And you’ll both be able to agree on the bread that comes in a flower pot.
Brunch at Timna won’t weigh you down, but their kind-of-healthy food is still exciting enough to get you out of bed. They serve Mediterranean dishes like shawarma, shakshuka, and burgers, all at a flat rate of $29 that includes an entree, a starter, grilled pita, and a beverage. You can also make it bottomless for an extra 10 dollars - which is fun, but now we’re thinking about how much money we’d pay for bottomless shawarma.
Timna is as multi-purpose as a mason jar at a Pinterest wedding. We like it because the Mediterranean food isn’t too heavy, but it’s all still worth getting excited about - unless you don’t get excited about shawarma and falafel. The space is casual, and best of all, you can get an entree, starter, grilled pita, and beverage for $29. Or spend $10 more and make it bottomless.
Once you have a drink at Goodnight Sonny, take a left out the front door and walk the half-block to Timna. It’s an Israeli/Mediterranean place where you can eat things like lamb dumplings, sashimi, and bread in a flower pot - and, if we lived nearby, we’d be regulars. Your date should also appreciate the dim lighting and exposed brick walls, and you can go for the $75 tasting menu if you really need this person to like you.
One of our favorite new restaurants in the East Village, Timna’s brunch menu swings more traditional Israeli than at dinner. We know you people will wait hours for shakshuka, so we suggest you book a reservation at Timna and spend that time in bed instead of freezing outside Cafe Mogador next door.
If you’ve been trying to eat healthier lately, your restaurant orders have probably involved some combination of roasted chicken, roasted vegetables - maybe even getting wild with a pan-seared fish once and a while. If you’re tired of that routine, mix it up at Timna, a modern Mediterranean spot in the East Village where you can eat things like raw fish on quinoa and octopus with eggplant puree.
Ready to get out of your pasta/pizza/sushi rut? We get it, we all fall into date night restaurant habits. If you’re ready for something new, try Timna, an Israeli fusion spot where you can get things like bread in a flowerpot, burrata, ravioli, and ceviche, all under one roof. It might sound a little manic, but it works really well.