Abigail’s Moroccan Cuisine

Hours: Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 6-10 p.m.

Price: $$

Restaurant Details

For most of the week, this place is nearly indistinguishable from your typical Italian-American sandwich shop — notable mostly for its close proximity to the bay and its generous BYOB policy. Nothing about the cafe seems particularly Moroccan, the ethnicity of the husband-and-wife owners notwithstanding. But on Saturday nights, Abigail’s comes to life with a prix-fixe dinner featuring a lively belly-dancing performance and some of the best-tasting Moroccan food in the area. For $25, you get a platter of assorted salads (the roasted eggplant mash is a highlight) and your choice of two tagine-style entrées (a lamb shank or a chicken leg with olives and preserved lemon), both served over fluffy, delicate couscous — plus hot mint tea, dessert, and a show. If you come on a weekday, try the East Coast-style meatball parmigiana, the kefta sandwich, and occasional Moroccan specials like harira (a fragrant chickpea-and-lentil soup).

Luke Tsai

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Price: $$

Payment Type: Cash, all major credit cards

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