After opening Long Island’s first hookah lounge, and a hookah supply wholesale business, 30-year-old entrepreneur Amar Patel has made his jump to Manhattan.
Casablanca is a Moroccan restaurant and hookah lounge in Alphabet City. Upstairs diners can partake of the Moroccan menu while the underground lounge Fes Down is downstairs.
Chef Wesley Wobles (formerly of Porters New York, Café del Mar, and Sugar Hill Bistro) offers a menu with Moroccan flavors, including zucchini cakes with lemon yogurt sauce, and merguez and vegetable stew with poached egg.
Opening Feb. 12.
189 E. Third St.