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Barbounia
Barbounia

Barbounia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barbounia.com
  • Phone: (212) 995-0242
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:45pm
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Weekend Brunch: 10:00am - 3:45pm
    HAPPY HOUR 7 Days from 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Barbounia is available for private and semi-private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Maria Zarzecki (212) 995-0242
  • Entertainment: DJ

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 20th Street
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 23rd St or L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 to Union Square
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Barbounia
Barbounia: a boisterous reinvention of the Mediterranean’s vibrant cuisine and easy lifestyle. Named for the ubiquitous red mullet that swims the Mediterranean waters, Barbounia celebrates the region’s common heritage and bold cuisines through distinctive flavors, fresh ingredients and innovative design by the award winning Atlanta-based Johnson Studio.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My friend suggested Barbounia during restaurant week. IT was a great experience on all fronts. The service was warm, friendly and attentive. Each dish was unique and delicious."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The food was terrific and servers were very attentive!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The drinks were great but the food was nothing special. I got the sea bass and it was breaded and tasted spongy. Vibrant atmosphere. Next time I'll just go for drinks"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Barbounia has delicious drinks, seafood, and a great assortment of small plates to share and the best ambience in the area!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I've been to Barbounia before and I love the decor and the food—in my most recent visit, it once again did not fail to meet expectations."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Very good Mediterranean food. Nice selection of small plates and salads."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I have worked in this neighborhood for 25 years and never tried this restaurant. great lunch, high energy. Will make this a regular spot to dine."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Although the ambianca was nice and the service was fine, the food was not exceptional. It was overseasoned and the sauces were too strong when they needed to complement the spicy dishes. The Restaurant Week menu was not worth it and you are better off ordering off the main menu."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This restaurant started off rocky for me but has continued to improve with every visit. I have been here six times and although the menu was always good, the service was not. I am happy to say that the service is so good now I can't believe it is the same staff! Very nice and pleasant, just way too loud for a conversation, especially at dinner."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I was on a first date that COULDN'T have been better. Everything was perfect. Food, drinks, wine, service, ambiance all amazing!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great mix of different mediterranean foods... you have Greek, Turkish, Indian and more. Their bread is amazing!! Appetizers: the shrimp is delicious and has such a great spice to it, the cigars are good too (fried) and the octupus was good. The lamb & scallops were great! Nice ambience & service"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "great easy place for a leisurely lunch to catch up with friends. can eat a delicious light lunch of lots of appetizers"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food, wine and service was fabulous. We enjoyed ourselves. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "the side order of turkey bacon was our biggest surprise. Dont miss out the pancakes, they are delicious!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great for a group. We shared the five dips (served with amazing bread) and a bunch of small plates. Cocktails were delicious but outrageously overpriced (food too), but that's pretty standard for this neighborhood. A bit of a scene as well (also to be expected from this neighborhood). Would recommend for a fun night out!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Trendy NYC restaurants so often have snobby service. How refreshing at Barbounnia! It's a pretty place with high ceilings, and a clean, open feeling. Food was fresh, and different - lamb kebobs came baked under the pita, tangine style, keeping them delightfully spicy and moist. The octopus appy was crisp and popping. Oven baked chicken had a very crisp skin. The Greek style cheesecake was a ricotta/mozzeralla mix, baked in a thin sandwich of phyllo pastry covered in rose water and pistachios with ice cream - exceptionall. But the service was really what separates Barbounnia from others. It was Father's Day, we were with our own (messy) dad, and there were others with wheelchairs, or walkers, and they were so kind and attentive. T"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great spot for what I like to think of as the quintessential NYC boozy brunch. Actually, Barbounia takes it up a notch and does it a little classier than many of the other typical spots. I actually like the champagne they use and the staff all have heavy generous, flexible wrists. Recently celebrated a birthday brunch here and it was a great time. Cant go wrong with the croque madame, calamari, or burger."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Went for lunch. Found the portions to be amazingly small--not talking a lunch special---we ordered entrees. The octopus was subpar with a nasty odor. Wine pours were small as well. Ambiance was great, nice energy. But if the food doesn't rate, Im never coming back"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We came here for our anniversary and weren't disappointed! It's definitely a louder, more lively place, but it's a great vibe, the food is delicious, and the service was excellent. I've been before and would definitely come back again!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I keep on coming back for Lamb Terracotta and Iron skillet shrimp. Love the restrooms in this place (Unisex), very Mediterranean feel to it. I wish they didn't change the presentation of their signature dessert called Selan. Instead of a plate it now comes in a whiskey glass, takes away all the joy from the dessert. A bit noisy but worth it."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This is one of the best upscale restaurants in NYC for vegetarians. The choices are plentiful and the food is delicious. I started a salad and then had cauliflower and gigante beans for dinner. The wine menu is extensive. Top off dinner with kinafeh for dessert. A beautiful restaurant with excellent service. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Loved the place, the food and the drinks! Had been a couple of times with friends, and every time I go, I discover something new I love.... really enjoy that you can talk with the people in you table"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Our waiter was very rude and off-putting. We felt rushed to breeze through the menu and place our order (our waiter said, "Your time is up"). We wanted to linger a little bit because we were there to celebrate my college graduation dinner, but we got the impression that they wanted to get us out of the restaurant as soon as possible. The food and ambience are outstanding, but the service is lacking. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I felt like all the people who had been out clubbing the night before ended up at this overly loud brunch spot. The food was good but not noteworthy. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Been here many times and enjoyed the food but this time was a bit off. Skate was overcooked, apps were just mediocre and service left a lot to be desired. Will come back for brunch but less enthusiastic about their dinner service."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Server forgot to put in an order for a couple of appetizers and did not even bother to apologize or appear sorry when the mistake was brought to his attention. On top of that, one of the runners did not wash his hands after going to the bathroom (a fellow diner spotted him). We alerted the manager who was very attentive. Barbounia used to be a go-to spot for me and my friends, and now I will have to re-think this. While it is a gorgeous space with good food and drinks, I cannot overlook the service issues. What a shame."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Consistently awesome all around. Well done barbounia!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I have had many great lunches here, I live near it. I have had dinners and also on Mother's Day Brunch that were so loud you literally can't hear the person next to you. Lower the sound and it's an awesome place."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Had a reservation via Open Table and called the restaurant to inform them that we were running late. They ended up cancelling the reservations but did accomodate us with a table once we arrived. It was quite busy since it was Sunday and Mother's day and our service was a little slow (I think it was just our section/server) because the rest of the restaurant seemed to be getting serviced well. The food was delicious and the ambiance was good and we will definitely go back. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Always a great spot, no matter what the occasion! "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Our fourth time dining at Barbounia over the past few years , they have clearly hit their stride ! Food was excellent, great presentation and ingredients, attention to detail in their presentation is obvious. . Recent improvements to the atmosphere ( ceiling fans, additional AC) based on diner feedback shows their commitment to providing the best dining experience possible . Well done ! "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Good and energized romantic place to have dinner with your date. If no reservation was made, waiting time was usually less than 15-20 minutes by nice bar. Good service and delicious food. I prefer meats at Italian restaurants, fish is not their perfecto dish."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal with extremely attentive wait staff. Already passed the word to friends. Delicious and fun. Perfect night out with friends."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The wait staff has really kicked it up a notch. Was very impressed with the service. Food is always good."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The energy and ambiance was vibrant and fun, however, the service was disappointing. I was waiting for my friend it took the staff 35 minutes to take my drink order and that's after I flagged down a member of the staff after waiting for 20 minutes. I recommend having patience if you're going but the food and drinks were good."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "My family and I went there for Easter dinner – great service nice ambiance – the person that was seating us had either her teeth pulled out the day before or she did not know how to smile for any reason and the food was missing flavors. I am a Greek descent and have eaten in 100 ‘s of Greek restaurants all over the world and absolutely no magic flavors that jumped out at you for the level of restaurant this is from the salad or main course. Would I go there again absolutely not ! I have never written a review before. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Barbounia is the perfect place to go if you are looking for an energetic brunch with great food! They have drink specials and a wide array of items on the menu to choose from. The service is always outstanding. I recently went here for an Easter brunch and you'd think there would be some hiccups with the restaurant being so busy but they were on top of everything. This is also a great wine spot and place to meet your friends for drink and light fare after work."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We needed to remind them to pour the wine, it shouldn't have mattered that we were 3 women!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I came to Barbounia by a co-worker suggestion. The $18.95 unlimited drinks was what motivated me the most. And I absolutely love the treat and service."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This restaurant is unsophisticated and the people serving you are not switched on. I'm sorry to say , just order the pizza."
    Dined on 4/8/2014