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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Tangier's Bistro Bar & Martini Lounge Restaurant Review: Some new restaurants court success by emulating established trends, others by forging original paths. Tangier’s does both. It appeals to the many fans of the small-plates fashion with mix-and-match mezze, but derives its recipes from a fresh segment of the Mediterranean oeuvre: the cuisine of the Sephardic Jewish community of Morocco. Owner Alan Suissa was born in Casablanca; his mother and aunt preside over the kitchen; and the recipes have been handed down by several generations of family members. The results are both homey and exotic, with bold flavors and unexpected combinations of spices, some with an intriguing touch of sweetness. Specialties include briouates (fried meat-stuffed pastries), tagines (spiced meats baked in conical ovens), and b’stilla (a sweet-savory mix of shredded chicken, almonds and pastry). Less adventurous diners can take refuge in shish kebab. The attractive space, dressed in warm reddish browns, has a beautiful Victorian oak bar, and there’s a martini lounge on the second floor.