Modern Israeli

Mediterranean Cuisine


The Roots of Our Cuisine

Chef Nir Mesika’s menu draws influences from the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa, creating a highly personal, thoroughly original dining experience. A native of Israel with Moroccan heritage, Chef Mesika brings a unique sensibility to his cooking, weaving in flavors from around the globe while also making many items in house including cheeses, breads, condiments, sauces, ice creams and more. Most ingredients are sourced locally but some are specially imported such as tahini from the Palestinian city of Nablus.

About Us

The partnership of Chef Nir Mesika and Ori Apple of Hummus Place brings a unique showcase for Modern Israeli cooking to New York City. Timna takes its name from two geographical locations of the same name – Timna Valley in Israel, a location of geological and historical significance, and an ancient city in Yemen that was an important hub on the Incense Route.

Our Menu

Modern Israeli cooking rooted in the traditions of the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa.

Guest Reviews

  • Delicious brunch! Had the polenta with eggs and friends ordered sabich and Benedict...everything was delicious and atmosphere cozy.  Oh, and the timna cup delicious.

  • Just wow! I was so very impressed with this place. The chef gave us all a taste of gazpacho to start(delicious!) then the the five of us ordered everything off the menu It was fantastic the peri ration and the freshness of the food was just perfect.

  • The food at Timna is imaginative and delicious. Definitely try the La-la-land dessert. The porcini mushroom creme brulee is a standout. The service was good, the rest of the meal was memorable too. Love this place!


Private Dining Room

Timna is the perfect location for every event including birthdays, office parties, baby showers, and many more. Our newly launched private dining space seats up to 14 guests.

Executive chef Nir Mesika has created a verity of menu options that can be customized upon request, including tasting menus, family style menus, and a la carte.


Voted Best New Restaurant of 2015

USA Today chose Timna as the “Best New Restaurant” of 2015 in the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.


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