Baraonda
Baraonda

Baraonda

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.baraondany.com/
  • Phone: (212) 288-8555
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 1:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Guiseppe Mazzeo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Facilities: Please inquire for private party options though our Email!
  • Private Party Contact: Bruno DeCarlo 2122888555
  • Entertainment: Come to dine-stay to play! Wednesdays and Sundays are Party nights at Baraonda! Wednesday's vibe is a cool mix of Euro-dance, hip-hop, techno, house-sprinkled with a nice measure of retro. On Sundays watch the warm colored eatery transform into an international hot spot! Be surrounded by Brazilian dancers, exuberant costumes and dazzling belly dancers all sustained by an eclectic mix of international tunes at this non-stop party!
  • Special Events: Come to dine-stay to play! Wednesdays and Sundays are Party nights at Baraonda! Wednesday's vibe is a cool mix of Euro-dance, hip-hop, techno, house-sprinkled with a nice measure of retro. On Sundays watch the warm, inviting eatery transform into an inter

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 75th Street
  • Public Transit: The 6 Subway train to 68th Street, and the N and F Subway trains to 63rd Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is plenty parking on the street and a private parking lot directly across the street on East 75th Street between 2nd and 3rd avenue.
A word from Baraonda
Elegant, festive, colorful & chic-and that just describes owner Enrico Proietti and the loyal customers who frequent this cozy, European style Upper East Side restaurant. Delectable Authentic Italian dishes from a variety of regions throughout Italy are brought to your table by a cast of characters who will invite you into what will feel like their humble home and not let you leave until you have been wined, dined and entertained to your hearts content and with a wine list boasting over 200 award winning wines carefully handpicked by aficionado Enrico Proietti himself your experience promises to be absolutely DELICIOUS!!!
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Baraonda reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (9)special occasion (9)romantic (8)great for outdoor dining (7)late-night find (7)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (4)notable wine list (4)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • What a fabulous, intimate, lively, delicious time!
    CarrollVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    What a fabulous, intimate, lively, delicious time! Party could not stop talking about Friday night! I got great rave reviews for picking Baraonda. Food was delicious, ambiance was divine. Service was incredible. Our waiter made the evening a huge success. Drinks at bar first were lots of fun handled by a very knowledgeable bartender who was extremely friendly and accomodating. We will all return either together again or separately.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    a bit too expensive and limited menu; too noisy for our tastes as tables are on top of eachother
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it was okay but
    s5432
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Overall food was good. Lively ambiance, fun atmosphere. However two big downsides to our meal. a. We were seated next to the windows, which didn't seem to be shuttered properly. The wind kept banging them in and out. As the night continued on it got much colder and breezier, not pleasant on a fall day. b. we were double charged for a bottle of wine! if it wasn't for proofing the bill (which shouldn't be necessary in this age) we never would have seen it. Left the proverbial bad taste in our mouth..
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Poor service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Had to wait 30-35 mins for table despite reservation. Once seated waited an hour for entrees. Waiter apologetic and brought extra wine at no charge. Other diners who were seated after us were served before us. Maybe because we weren't "regulars" but rather visitors, we were given less priority. Loved the ambiance and food. Might try again to see if that night was just a fluke.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    Peggy10022
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We are a group of ladies who frequent various restaurants in the Yorkville area for special occasions. We all had a wonderful dining experience & the food was excellent.... We have been here at least once previously and found it to be a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ripert is right!
    JglenosVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Saw on Chef's Feed that Eric Ripert recommends the "off the menu" artichoke, arugula, pistachio warm salad. So right! So good! Thanks, chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What ambience! What characher!
    Fansover50
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Small dining area, but great food and great ambience. The service was outstanding. The food delicious. The inside is set with all different handpainted portraits from an artist - vibrant and fun. Warm shades of amber, orange and gold, lighting and décor adds to the romantic and festive feeling, as if you are in bistro in Spain, Portugal or Latin America. Wonderful music piped in at dinner and at night. We were told that late night after 11PM on Sunday the tables are moved back and the room opened to music and dancing... Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 262 reviews are from the Baraonda reviews archive.
  • dsgnchickVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    this restaurant is usually noisy and packed, so I was a bit surprised that last saturday it was not busy (oh, the joys of the city when everyone leaves for the weekend!). Since the weather was cooler, we were able to sit outside and had a pleasant, if somewhat unmemorable, meal. I had the pasta bolognese, my friend has the pasta special - both nice dishes, but non-spectacular (confession - I eat at Lupa often, so my pasta standards have been elevated)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    peterwVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Terrific service. Gnochi w/ truffle sauce is awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jl1512VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was superb. Our every need was attended to. The wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and the menu is very varied. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    MoonwalkerVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    It had a number of out door tables and plenty of French doors open inside.I had a fresh Fish special which was excellent except for a few more bones then expected.My husband had an A Mediterranean seafood salad and a spicey tuna and penne entre that he Loved!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HelperVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    BEWARE OF SPECIALS --- Can be outrageously overpriced (without price disclosure)!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Server was pleasant but annoying trying to be flirty & was creepy !
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jlo36VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    My husbands pork chop was very tough and when brought up to the waitress she didn't offer an alternative. He wound up leaving 1/2?of it over.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood italian
    SRadjyVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I walk by Baraonda quite often on my way to work in the morning so have been dying to try it out. The decoration is very colorful and original, the staff very friendly, and the food is good. The meatball appetizer was ok though the tomato sauce seemed maybe-not-made-100%-fresh, the burrata special was delicious, the gnocchi were melt-in-the-mouth and the veal special was very tender. It was a little pricier than we expected but we enjoyed the experience regardless.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I went to Baraonda for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    I went to Baraonda for the first time the other night and had a wonderful experience. The staff was so attentive and friendly and the food was delicious. The wine list was a bit pricey but that's to be expected in the city. Definitely will be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely but too loud
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Lovely restaurant, good food , great service but the music is so loud, you cant hear people at the table. And thats on a night when they don't have a DJ.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Took my girlfriend here for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Took my girlfriend here for V-day, had a great time. the atmosphere was really cool. its decorated with some interesting art with cool bold colors. food was delicious and the wait staff was super friendly and helpful. somehow a usually sweet sauce ended up tart on our desert and they brought us another desert for free and didnt even charge for either of them. would definitely recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    ajbateson
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We went for lunch and it was a great way to enjoy the delicious food for less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a Bad Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Have been there several times and each time the fold is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great
    RobboVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Decor is cool. Food is good, not great - certainly not amongst the better Italian joints in NYC but "okay". Service was pretty good though took a LONG time for waiter to return to give me the check - waited like 10 minutes till I saw him to actually get a check to pay. Went on one of these very cold nights and I must say that despite the hostess' comments regarding it being "toasty" inside, it was distinctly drafty and cool (and I sat at 2 tables there to try and get out of a draft) - don't go on a super cold night if being warm while eating is important to you. Overall, decent but not much more than that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Evening Dinner
    HungryTalker
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    A nice friendly service restaurant. It's really great in the summer when you can sit outdoors but inside it's quite and nice. The food comes out quick and did not feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night spot
    ktob1019
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Went to Baraonda on Saturday night during a snow storm. It was quiet inside. The service was great. The food was very good. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THIS RESTAURANT
    daisylily
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    This restaurant is so consistent in a good way. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were fortunate to get a
    kathy
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We were fortunate to get a round table in the front window and were able to sit and talk for a long time. We never felt rushed and our server was excellent. And I would highly recommend the gnocchi! Highlight of the evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    OutallthetimeVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Good food at a very nice place with an excellent staff... One small detail they missed The restaurant failed to mark us present for open table... This does not effect the quality of this fine enjoyable restaurant ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lively and great food and service
    TuttidogVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    lively and great food and service. Very pleased as usual
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday night is rihht
    TonyZonyVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Veal ravioli amazing. Roxanna was attentive. Wished the dj started a little earlier, but great energy gearing up for Sunday night party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood
    TuttidogVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Energy, good food and a great location. Eating outdoors or indoors. Good salads and pastas
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restuarant Great Food
    Anne
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Great Restuarant Great Food Will definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable!
    Lane
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    WE had a wonderful waiter, food was just great....nice spot! We will return...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early Birds get the best
    SueKVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    We always eat dinner early - we are true early birds. And we are always rewarded with the best table, the best service and no noise. Baraonda has an eclectic Italian menu and we can always find something we like. The service is always attentive and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Neighborhood Gem
    Diane707VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    Great ambience and food--can't beat it. They can also accommodate groups We had 8 people and were comfortable yet intimate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Service has consistently gone downhill... Waiters always too busy talking & actually bus staff usually does everything.... Had female server & she was horrible. Could not understand her , wasn't sure if she understood us & disappeared rest of nite
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday delight.
    AudteyLVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    Went with a friend. The Prosecco was cold. The table was perfect. Outside but shaded and a nice breeze. The menus came quickly. Bottle oped. And order taken. Food. Delish e's and nice portions. I had eggs Benedict with lobster. Lots if lobster and eggs were perfect. Service matched the food. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baraonda
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    The waiters are very nice. The food is very good. I had the special lobster with spaghetti. Must get the appetizer scallops with porcini mushrooms.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you're looking for good
    Food4life
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    If you're looking for good food with a good ambiance, Baraonda is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'd have given better food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    I'd have given better food review, but it is SOOOO inconsistent that it goes from great to yuck. So it's just inconsistent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, service and location.
    FoodyVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    Good food, service and location. We have been here many times and have never been disappointed. We will continue to eat here!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience. We had a
    thebravesVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Great experience. We had a big group and it was lively, but it was definitely loud and difficult to hear each other (music playing in the background)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic