New Rochelle residents Alain and Marie Bennouna now serve on weekdays a three-course prix-fixe dinner ($21) with the wine list for half price. Signature dishes include lamb shank braised in its saffron, ginger, and honey sauce; beef short ribs cooked with lemon confit; and red snapper marinated in chermoula. A prix-fixe dinner ($15.95) is offered from 5:00 to 7 pm every day. Dinner is served on Tuesday's through Sunday's. Lunch is served Tuesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Zitoune is closed Monday.
Best Mediterranean Restaurant 2009
Best Middle Eastern 2010
Best Mediterranean Restaurant 2011
Sick of the same old deli sandwich or that dreary slice of pizza? Then head over to Zitoune for your next mid-week lunch. A mere $11 buys you your choice of soup or salad (including Zitoune's fabulous salade compose; a selection of five traditional, highly spiced Moroccan salads), a sandwich, perhaps, and coffee or tea. Sandwiches are served on fresh baguettes and include Moroccan treats like grilled merguez sausage, grilled mixed vegetables, fresh sardines, or sauteed eggplant. Even better, all sandwiches come with snappily crisp and salty pommes frites.
Coming to Mamaroneck after a well-received stint in the Meatpacking District, Zitoune has lost none of its clubby cool. This sultry new Moroccan offers slouchy sofa nooks, table-to-table belly dancing and straight from the source decorative finishes like geometric tiles and tapestries. In short, it's the perfect environment for chef/owner Alain Bennouna's sexy North African cuisine.