Delicious Mediterranean dishes.
Delicious Mediterranean dishes. Everything was very tasty. We would definitely go back.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was absolutely delicious
The food was absolutely delicious and the service was very good as well. Friendly and accommodating service.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Whatever I order, it's always
Whatever I order, it's always deliciouss! Order a bunch if small plates and share, it's the best way to go! But whatever you do, order the labneh.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was looking for a good place
Was looking for a good place in the area for per movie. The food was very good. The service was friendly but a little slow. Would definitely go back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a cozy little place with ambiance and romance to it. We loved the food and loved the atmosphere. Good NYC find!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Lebanese At It's Best!
A group of give of us went on a Friday evening in this bustling part if she East Side in NYC. Our dinner reservation was honored immediately and we were seated at a comfy table with plush pillows. The Lebanese food was as authentic and as good as you can get!! This was definitely a stand-out restaurant in a city with so many choices!!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the most authentic lebanese restaurant in nyc, we have been coming here for 3 years and they are so consistent. Best hummus, lame basin, baba ghanouj and mix grill in the world.
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
a delicious surprise
atmospherically romantic and calming, and tasteful and vast menu....a great meal and evening...and attentive and helpful staff....
5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful establishment which is the homew of the very best humus that we've ever had. Fantastic!!! Attentive staff full of recommendations for the daring as well as the not so daring :-))
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We first went about 3 years ago just after they opened and have been in a love affair since then. The food is simply awesome!!! The service is unbelievable. This is on the permanent rotation of eating out!!!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband loves Lebanese food and we had found this restaurant by chance months ago. We went again this past Friday night to celebrate his birthday. It's wonderful - great food, great ambiance, and the wait staff are very attentive.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food at a great price
We really enjoyed this place. The food was wonderful and the prices were very reasonable. The tabouli salad was excellent!!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was here for dinner a little while ago and greatly enjoyed it... and brunch was even better! It was a quiet Sunday morning, so we got excellent service-- pleasant and attentive. The full regular menu is available, and it was supplemented with a diverse menu of egg dishes which provide awesome Mediterranean add-ons: hummus, labneh, kafta, etc. And each entree comes with salad, pita bread, coffee or oj and some sweets afterward (think baklava); so it was a great deal to boot. Overall I think that this place is underrated and I will definitely return.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
good restaurant, food is perfect
good restaurant, food is perfect and they are nice. great for a quick meal too
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
traditional and great
Food was very fresh and tasty. Nothing too extravagant, but very traditional and classic Mediterranean food. I also have multiple waiters helping me at the same time! While it was a little confusing at times, we were taken very well care of.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service, food and price was great . My first time here and it offered a vast array of plates to please each diner in my party.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Friendly Service!
Very good experience! Food is very good and service is very attentive with everyone being very helpful and friendly. We had the sautéed spicy shrimp (excellent flavor!) appetizer and the salad (fresh and tasty). Combo plates are excellent! Chicken is very juicy and flavorful, lamb flavorful and tender. Excellent restaurant, great value and great service. Thanks!!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our reservation assured us a good table spot! Everyone was friendlly. The
staff helped to explain any menu item questions and they were very willing
to make our dishes less spicy. However, this did not take away from the
flavors in our food. Each appetizer and main meal were delicious! In fact
one of the best meals of this kind that we've had! I rated the service one less
star only because we kept needing to ask for water refills. We will surely be back!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
awesome Lebanese with local charm
this place has phenomenal mezze and the meat is very good but not great , however the beef shawarma is the best sandwich I have had in nyc .
oh and get the chankleesh and megadarra dip, spicy walnut paste is a 10
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall, everything was good. No complaints whatsoever.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was very tasty and fresh, the daily special was authentic. this is our 5th visit in the past 2 month. we became balade addict.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ballade is one of my absolute favorite restaurants! The food is exceptional good and the people who work there are incredibly nice and helpful and prompt. I cannot say enough about the food: the hummus is light and fluffy, the toum (garlic paste that you put on meat) really adds another dimension of flavor, the meat is juicy and flavorful, the fatoosh salad is my favorite with a refreshing dressing of lemon, olive oil and a variety of spices. And finally, the baklava was so delicious and delicate, not too sweet, just light and flavorful and melts in your mouth. This is my 5th time at the restaurant and it is still as good as the first time. :-)
Thank you Balade!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
outstanding dining expedience ;)
The best choice from a list of proposed restaurants by Google, for my special hunny. His birthday dinner turned out very special and extremely delicious! What a gem! Amazing service! Super affordable! Great decor! Very relaxing authentic music. I fell in love with this place!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific menu! Three of us shared several small plates and one platter. The service was great, and the Lebanese wine recommendation was perfect. It got very crowded and noisy after about 8:30 so an early reservation was ideal.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better service needed
Took a while to get food. The food was good, though not the best Middle Eastern food I have ever had. The ambience at night is very romantic. The mezzes (small plates) make it a good pick for going out with a group of friends who are comfortable with sharing.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I came here with 2 other friends
I came here with 2 other friends to enjoy dinner on a Saturday night. The hummus was excellent and I would definitely order it again. I shared a couple of meat dishes with my non vegetarian friend.... the lamb kebab was ok. It was rather dry and a bit overcooked unfortunately. The spiced beef sausage was good, but nothing mind blowing. The grilled shrimp were quite good though. My vegetarian friend ordered a couple of dishes and was very happy with hers. The Malbec they serve is excellent and the staff was wonderful. The service was friendly and very on point. The ambiance is also nice with enough vibrance to have fun but quiet enough to be able to have a conversation. The food wasn't amazing, but I would still come back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were very good. When asked, our waitress gave excellent suggestions. Everything was flavorful and nicely spiced. The entire staff was friendly and courteous. I will definitely return.
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM