Marbella Restaurant
Marbella Restaurant

Marbella Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marbella-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7184230100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm; Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Esteban Barroso
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Remember Marbella Restaurant when planning your next event. We cater private parties and banquets for up to 350 people, as well as corporate events in our Ball Room or East Room. Whatever your plans require, we can help make it memorable. Please ask about our Deluxe Party Showers and also our elegant Viennese coffee and desserts.
  • Private Party Facilities: Remember Marbella Restaurant when planning your next event. We cater private parties and banquets for up to 350 people, as well as corporate events in our Ball Room or East Room. Whatever your plans require, we can help make it memorable. Please ask about our Deluxe Party Showers and also our elegant Viennese coffee and desserts.
  • Private Party Contact: Blanco 7184230100
  • Entertainment: Come enjoy the sounds of Victor Gonzalez our Harpist.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 220th Place
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Marbella Restaurant
At Marbella Restaurant, lunch and dinner are always a memorable experience. Relax in an elegant environment and enjoy the distinctive cuisine as prepared by Chef Esteban Barroco who is proud to present the most flavorful dishes from various regions of Spain as well as a number of French and Italian masterpieces. Chef Esteban Barroco's ambition is to offer each client a memorable dining experience. Memorable for the indisputable quality of the ingredients, expert preparation, and beautiful presentation.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
Marbella Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)special occasion (11)romantic (7)fit for foodies (6)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • babsVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great place, great food great service love it will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem in Queens!
    Snackytime72
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had an absolutely wonderful experience thanks to the prompt, polite, funny, service-minded team operating the restaurant. The ambiance took me back to "the old country" and really made me feel like I was far from the States. The waitstaff did not let a crumb rest on the table or a dirty plate sit for more than a moment before they breezed by & cleared it; all without interrupting our conversation or experience. Coming from the world of food & beverage, I know this is not easy for an establishment to accomplish through their team, but Marbella has done it right. I cannot wait to get back to try more of the waiter's recommendations, as they were all as incredible in taste as he had verbally described they would be. See you all again soon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spanish Favorite
    operalover212VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have been going to this restaurant for several decades and it never disappoints. Try the Sangria - the best around!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Muy buen restaurante!
    Dstrau
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great authentic Spanish food and service. Wonderful sangría!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    me13VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I just love going to this restaurant. The food is soooo good and the wait staff makes you feel so welcomed. Nothing is ever an issue either! I cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We will be back!
    NYCnativeVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    While I have read some reviews stuck on the decor I have to say, my wife and I enjoyed the "Spanish/Moorish" interior. The interior was spotless, had comfortable seating and attentive service but if you are looking for an untra modern interior instead of good food then this may not be for you. If you appreciate good food and an interior themed to go with the menu then you will love Marbella. Great Sangria, amazing tripe and attentive service. While I had better paella in a few other places the starters were excellent. I think we ordered from the days special but the tripe was my favorite and the stuffed mushrooms were delicious as well. The Mussels were huge and the Sangria was perfect and prepared table side.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant and reliable
    TravellerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very good food wonderful service and warm atmosphere keeps us coming back. The paella was thoroughly enjoyed and the shrimp or fish in green sauce was the best.elegant, old world service led to a great evening with friends. Oh the house wine was quite good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Nice place. Good food. Good service. You won't go wrong with this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You have to know that it is there.
    Monte
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Marbella is a traditionally decorated Spanish restaurant offering excellent food, wine , and service. Located in a hotel, one needs to know that it's there to be able to enjoy it. The table side made house sangria is a great accompaniment to any of the well prepared and beautifully presented main courses.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Family Restaurant!
    FoodieFoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    2nd year in a row I have been there, great food, gread sangria, the best Paella I have tasted ever! One of the most kid friendly places I have been. I woul go there again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Dces
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food is great and the service is excellent, that night they had someone playing the harp which made the night really enjoyable. We have been there several times with different people and everybody loves the place, the food and the staff, had not try other liquors other than the sangria , very good, we always ask for it. We definitely recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 90 reviews are from the Marbella Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Lovely Evening
    Toodles
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We have been dining at Marbella for 40 years,and the food,service and ambience have always been excellent.We have never been disappointed.It's a wonderful place to go when you're in the mood for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointing
    TravellerVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This is one of the most consistent restaurants in terms of food quality and service. Always excellent. Old world charm woderful service and so very accomodating
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Muy Bueno
    Sundance
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Marbella has been around for decades and never disappoints. The menu is extensive and every dish we had is outstanding. The recipes are authentic and we have not yet found a better Spanish restaurant in the area. The waiters are attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    Anna
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We have visited Marbella several times and have never been disappointed. What you will notice first is the servers, all dressed up, and ready to serve the minute you are seated. They treat you like royalty! Sangria was made at the table, and was awesome! A caesar salad was also prepared at table side; a salad for one was easily enough for three of us. The paella is one of the best!! The mackerel appetizer recommended by our server was out of this world! And Mr. Cid will come to you table to make sure that all is well and enjoyable. Parking has never been an issue. We highly recommend this lovely restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • blast from the past
    alexVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    it takes me back to the 70's the decor has not changed the best thing about this place is that the great cooking has not change either some of the best sea food around
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • taliaelyse
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was OK but the wait was HORRID... My entire dining experience lasted 3 and a half hours. It took someone 35 minutes to come over to our table to take our order. We had to remind the waiter to go check for our food that obviously was sitting and waiting because it was cold. The manager was apologetic after calling him over to ask if this was normal and he blamed it all on being very busy but they didn't even have a full house. Would not return to this place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little wait
    Eagereater
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It must have been that it was on Mothers Day, but the wait was crazy. They didn't have enough menus to go around. We waited 40 min. for the main courses. However the food was worth the wait and the waitstaff was friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lozana36
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This restaurant has terrible service. 3/7 plates had leftover food. Lobster bisque was terrible, and a server was offended that we didn't eat it and with arms flailing told us "I have worked here 37 years and no one has ever not liked it." Another sever who stretched his arm over my mother's dinner and laughed, told her "you need to be happy mami." It took us an hour to get menus at the start. Server forgot a drink. Our paella was cold. Our server was missing for 30 minutes. We couldn't get a manager for 30 minutes. This was a terrible Mother's Day dinner and I would never recommend that anyone go there. They discounted our bill over 50% but it was terrible and would never return. All this positive reviews online are wrong.
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  • Ranger
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We haven't been there in years. We had a great Mother's Day lunch! It is beautiful and the service was excellent. The calamari was top notch also the lobster bisque, delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mom Loved Marbella!
    operalover212VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a lovely Mother's Day. It was such a treat for my mom. The food was wonderful and they did not rush us like most other restaurants do on this holiday.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Madrid in NY
    Steve
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Old time traditional Spanish restaurant. It was nice seeing the room full of patrons enjoying themselves as these traditional restaurants with professional wait staff in formal black suits are a dying breed. Though there appeared to be ample staff to serve the crowd, it was sometimes hard to flag our server, a beef I have with most restaurants -- good and bad. Generally, staff are not trained to scan the dining room for diners seeking service each time they enter it. Instead, staff always seem to have their heads down or to be intently staring only at the table they are headed for. Most diners understand their requests cannot be immediately met at busy moments; rather most only want acknowledgment their request has been noted.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and Service always outstanding
    DoctorAlVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Food and Service always outstanding. Have been coming here for 20 years and even though I live in New Jersey I still come here and will continue to dine here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    BigDog
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food is fabulous, service is great. The best Paella we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GEM FIND
    2frequentdiners
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    A perfect storm of excellent food and service. Their made to order pitcher of Sangria at your table is second to none. OLE, OLE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but....
    Nycnewera
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was a great experience but the tables are very small in some areas and it is surprisingly small, the food was good, nothing too special about it, the waiters are very professional and it's connected directly next to a hotel which is a plus if your planning to dine and sleep, they cater and I believe this would be an awesome place to host an event or family get together and have a place close by to keep them.. Overall I give it 3 stars
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No organization here
    David
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    To be fair I visited the restaurant on valentines day so it was very busy. With that said there was zero organization amongst the staff at all. The only consistent waitress I had was the hostess who realized my wife and I were getting no service the entire night. We were asking her for more water, menus and food. Of corse after waiting for an hour for our entree there was a mix up as to why we didn't get our food. I'll save all the semantics , the food was good, the decor looked like an elementary school classroom with valentines day arts and crafts hanging and as I said before the service was non existent. A very poor showing by the wait staff who seemingly didn't care. Not sure I'll go back on a normal night in the future. I tipped 0$
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  • Keep coming back
    MusicVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Went with my wife to celebrate valentines and as always, the food was great. We ordered the paella valenciana with lobster. Great quality. And had sangria made to order at the table. On Fridays and Saturdays they have a gentleman that plays the harp that makes the ambiance even more romantic. Been coming here for over 10 yrs. and will keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad service
    Newyorkeater
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Bad service. We went on a valentine s day dinner, I understand they were busy but it doesn't mean the waiters need to be ignorance. They had a special dinner menu on that day, it was pricy and the food wasn't worthy the price. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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  • Avoid at all cost
    Disappointed
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My date and I came here for Valentine's Day. The decor is from the 80s with floral chairs. We had a makeshift table between two booths. They literally placed a chair between two booth cushions. We were then given cold bread and frozen butter. We were then given VDay Menus that were limited to 6 different entree choices and eliminated any appetizer or entree that couldn't be cooked in bulk or a day in advance. We got two apps. The clams were okay, but the croquetas was clearly frozen food that was reheated. We both got the broiled steak because that was the only steak option. The portion was very large, but had absolutely no taste and was full of fat. Also, it came with reheated frozen veggies and potato chips! We left without dessert.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • varied menu
    mitch
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    good atmosphere, good food, great service and a wide ranging menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seniorita's Chase's Dad
    NeilVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Marbella NEVER disappoints. Absolutely wonderful Spanish restaurant with professional service. Food is cooked to perfection, authentic. Sangria mixed at table-side is great. This is THE BEST Spanish restaurant in NYC and LI. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem!
    bjc1
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Excellent authentic Spanish food, great sangria, professional friendly waiters.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Keep going back
    TravellerVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Marbella never disappoints. Wonderful food and attentive service make makes this restaurant a great experience. Throw in the harp player and it becomes a romantic and memorable time. The portions are large. The seafood was moist and flavorful. This is ehat keeps us coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    lov2eatout
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We had a wonderful meal with terrific, attentive service. The food was perfectly prepared, beautifully presented, and delicious. Depending on what you are looking for, the ambiance is not as wonderful. We would have liked a quiet table where we could talk comfortably. The table we were given was large and as well located as possible( we were given a choice), but in order to hear each other, we had to sit side by side and lean toward each other. This appears to be a family restaurant where large groups come to celebrate events. On the plus side, there were many regulars and we were given the same attention they received. We would definitely go back. It was pricey, but worth every cent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    There was a 40+ person holiday party the night we went. They put us right near them. We could barely hear ourselves. When we asked for a manager the waiter said, "was it for a positive reason!" When we replied "no!" He said there was no one there! They knew were had a reservation and that they were also having tis loud large party beforehand. My onion soup was dishwater with cheese. Very untasty! The salad portions were tiny. We ordered 2 pieces of cake (2 different kinds). When they came, one was not what we ordered, and the waiter tried to insist that it was the pecan pie (it actually was the keylime pie ) The service was not great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can eat here every day
    me13VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We have been going to marbella for years. The food is ALWAYS excellent. The service is great without being pushy. I truly think this is the best Spanish style restaurant around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    Judy
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Having been there several times, the food and staff were consistently wonderful! I would recommend it highly to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tottally Enjoyed!
    college
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    I am a HS Spanish teacher from Brooklyn. I brought my Senior Spanish class to see a Flamenco performance at Queensborough Performing Arts Center. I explored the internet and found that Marbella was in close walking distance and I decided to bring my group of 23 students to a Spanish restaurant to enjoy a Spanish meal. The ambience was very Spanish, the waiters were extremely gracious and the food was delicious. Our group ate a wonderful Paella and we left taking pictures with the wonderful waiters. The students and I had a wonderful day and I will definitely return to Marbella.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stay away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    From the moment we walked in we were promptly seated. It went doenhill from there. I asked five fifferent people to get a waiter to cone ovet. After ternty minutes he took our drink order. They made a fresh batch of nediocre sangria then some small portions of paella. Very inhappy. Will not return.
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