Murray's Falafel and Grill
Phone: (212) 533-1956
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
"Murray's Falafel & Grill is an Israeli style falafal & shwarma eatery in which you can eat in, take out, or call in for pick up or delivery. Murray Allon is a native Brooklynite who lived in Israel 25 years, knows his felafal well, and wants you to enjoy authentic and gourmet Israeli felafel, shawarma, humous and other Mediterranean dishes. Murray's restaurant has a casual atmosphere with Israeli satellite TV in the background, and you can either order at the counter or seat yourself. Tableside waiter service is available and his friendly, knowledgeable, Israeli staff will bring you a menu so that you can relax and enjoy your evening out.
Murray's mission is to serve fresh, clean, and healthful food at reasonable prices. Appetizers range from $3.50 to $7.50 and include various Israeli salads, grape leave, Moroccan cigars, and of course, falafels. The Entrées range from $13.00 to $23.00 and besides our famous fallafel, there are lamb, beef, and chicken kebabs, chicken shwarma, schnitzel, and rib steak. Sandwiches come in pita bread or in a wrap, and cost from $5.50 to $11.00. Other specialty items are heavenly citrus blossom lemonade, and baklava.
Murray Allon was a professional tour guide in Israel until Sept 2000. When the Intifada broke out Murray decided to return to New York and fulfill an old wish to recreate the awesome falafel he had already perfected and sold from his pushcart in NYC at 53 & Madison. A year later Murrays Falafel & Grill at 261 First Ave was born.
Murray also wishes to revive tourism to Israel with his own tour groups departing from New York. Murray's focus will be on inter-faith groups, notably Jewish & Christian groups, to see the holy sites and create harmony and understanding amongst each other. After seeing the large number of mixed couples in synagogue, Murray thought that the best way to unify the families of these two different backgrounds would be to have a tour that highlights both the Christian and Jewish heritage."