History and Philosophy

Inspired by street corner Lebanese bakeries known as the Furn, Moustache Restaurant opened in 1988 on Atlantic Avenue, providing an oasis.

 

Brooklynites and visitors to local antique shops were able to come and watch Mideastern pita bread baked and served piping hot right out of the oven.

 

These beautiful puffy breads were then used to scoop up an impressive variety of freshly prepared mezze, such as classic hummus or babaghanouj, sandwich-wrapped  fresh Roast Lamb, homemade merguez, or falafel.

 

And there was the “Pitza”, a type of pizza with toppings, and lahambajin, a delicious spiced ground lamb pie with onion and parsley.

 

Now in Manhattan, Moustache continues to feature these as well as a variety of reasonably priced Middle Eastern inspired specialties, and welcomes all to gather around our oven, to relax and converse while enjoying our delicious food in our warm and welcoming environment.

When in New Haven, check out our sister restaurant rawainc.com.

A Journey to the culinary treasures of the Middle East when, during ottoman times, ethnicity and cuisine knew almost no boundaries.

                            Salam Al-Rawi - Owner