NYC Eats: Tiberias

By: Hannah Poupko  |  February 11, 2022

By Hannah Poupko 

Located in midtown Manhattan at 45 E 34th Street, right across from Brookdale Residence Hall, Tiberias is just as delicious as it is convenient. 

Tiberias, which opened in 2011, has become popular in the world of kosher dairy cuisine. With its balance of comfort foods and healthy options, Tiberias is definitely a fan favorite among Yeshiva University students and midtown foodies. The restaurant’s name, Tiberias, is inspired by the city in Israel, but its cuisine is unlike the traditional middle-eastern cuisine. 

Tiberias caters to people of all ages and backgrounds with its extensive menu offering an array of options and cuisines. Tiberias also has a bar that offers mixed drinks, wine, and beer in addition to their nonalcoholic beverages and shakes. Customers can choose from a range of fresh fish, flavorful pasta, delicious pizza, tasty salad, and sushi while sipping on refreshing beverages. Appetizers include trendy yet flavorful dishes such as chestnut portobello mushroom risotto, broccoli nuggets, and fish tacos. My personal favorite dishes are the baked ziti and the grilled halloumi salad. 

With beautiful decor and a whimsical ambience, Tiberias is truly a pleasurable eating experience. The restaurant plays music at all hours into the night and features warm lighting giving off a relaxed feeling. Tiberias offers seating at the bar and tables in the back for customers to enjoy. 

A higher-end dairy restaurant with dishes ranging from around fifteen to thirty five dollars, Tiberias is great for an afternoon lunch or a night out with friends. Tiberias, unlike many midtown restaurants, is open seven days a week from mid afternoon until late into the night (excluding Shabbat). The restaurant is open on Saturday night one hour after Shabbat until six o’clock Sunday morning. Whether customers eat in or order to go, they are guaranteed a delicious and mouthwatering meal. 

Yeshiva University students can purchase food using their flex dollars by giving the server their student ID number.