I love the simple yet adorableI love the simple yet adorable menu. The food and drinks all seem to have a taste of freshness. The scene within is magnificent.lt a small but extremely cozy restaurant. The service was also wonderful. All servers were very friendly. It is surely an ideal spot for small groups and romantic outings.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMwith love from israelexcellent modern food with middle eastern roots and flair. delicious for both dinner and brunch. kind and attentive servers. i wanted to order everything on the menu. can't wait to go back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasureExcellent, per usual. I missed the homemade beat pasta, but the lamb brisket pasta is worth a try. I liked their new sauvignon blanc a lot! Service is superb, as expected.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMediterranean MagicI had been recommended this restaurant by a good foodie friend and knowing little more than that made a reservation. The quality of the food and the combination of flavours was amazing! Simple ingredients combined to maximum flavour. The atmosphere was calm and casual. Highly recommend trying it out.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely!Balaboosta is the perfect place for a brunch catch-up with friends--I love bringing friends here.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMfantastic food in a city withfantastic food in a city with such a dearth of good middle eastern4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is fantastic: freshThe food is fantastic: fresh and modern food inflected by Middle Eastern flavors. The noise level can be a distraction.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe hummous and pizza appetizersThe hummous and pizza appetizers never fail, and the daily specials are always intriguing and delicious. There are thousands of restaurants in NYC, and this one is not really in our neighborhood, so the fact that we've been three times in the last three months is testament to how much we love this place.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMReally cool cpot. ExcellentReally cool cpot. Excellent food. Great service. Go for a date.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always tasty and superb.Food is always tasty and superb. Perfect combo of casual atmosphere w/delicious food.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was delicious.Everything was delicious. Can't wait to visit again and try other things on the menu. You can't go wrong. Taim next door is delicious as well!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat spotwaiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. sweet small cozy place. appetizers were fab. all well presented and tasty. the food overall was delicious. we were very happy, it was a good find.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and fresh food,Delicious and fresh food, great options for vegetarians too.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMYUMMY LUNCH AT BALABOOSTABalaboosta at lunch is a real treasure: great food, lovely service and a place to actually have a conversation! The food gets better and better. Had the chicken schnitzel sandwich on crunchy ciabatta with a deelish side salad. The warm, fresh pitas served with the homemeade hummus is unbeatable!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and company was fabulous.Food and company was fabulous. Our waiter left midway through the meal without letting us know. When we looked to find her, she was sitting having a drink at the bar. We eventually got another server, but no one really seemed to care about how we were doing, if we needed more wine, dessert, etc. I have loved this restaurant for a long time and will go back for the food, but was sad to see the lackluster service.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe flavor combination wereThe flavor combination were fantastic. Clean and fresh!!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI think the food is terrificI think the food is terrific from appetizers, dinner and deserts; the steak was a little undercooked for not only me but for one of my dining companions and had to be sent back to be cooked more, but then came back with the proper temperature and had a really nice flavor. I tasted the Branzino one of the other diners had and it was delicious. The one issue I had which prevented me from considering it Outstanding is that there was only one salad; and it wasn't something that appealed to me or the other diners I was wsith so I think there should be a bigger selection in that department, especially for a middle-eastern themed restauarant; where salads are typically an important and enjoyable part of the overall cuisine.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitress could not haveOur waitress could not have been more accommodating and helpful! This was our second visit and the food is terrific!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Balaboosta forWe went to Balaboosta for our five year anniversary on a Tuesday night at 6:15. When we arrived, there were not many other diners. By the time we left, the tables were mostly full, which is a great sign for a Tuesday night.
The food was great. We had a hard time deciding on what to get, so rather than get one main course each, we got a bunch of small dishes to share. Our favorites were the crispy cauliflower and the Israeli street fare. The lamb kebab special was also delicious.
The waitor was very friendly and helpful and offered helpful suggestions when asked.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, excellentDelicious food, excellent service! We had lunch - can't wait to go back for dinner!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA great addition to mulberry streetWe really enjoyed ourselves at this friendly delicious restaurant. The grilled octopus was outstanding as was their hummus and fried olives. The Branzino was super fresh and whole grilled to perfection. You won't be disappointed.1/31/2013 12:00:00 AM