Great food, excellent service!
Absolutely delicious food! 5 star service and a beautiful environment!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for Sunday brunch. It tends to get busy after midday. Great food and service. It's all good!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went with 2 girlfriends for dinner and it was delicious! Must get the assorted dips with bread! The only thing is it was a little pricey but great ambiance and good people watching.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
love it here!
Really love this place! always such great food, love the specials! great bartenders as well, really great drinks, overall really great place. will def. be back again!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well priced meal for restaurant week.
Standard starters and mains, well crafted and presented, and above average taste.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another restaurant week find
Great to check out new places this way.my meal was great, salad fresh and lightly dressed with some fresh tasting feta...salmon cooked to my liking. But the dessert, which I really didn't have room for, Silan, was possibly the best one I ever had. Milk gelato on a bed of dates and nuts with shaved halvah... Yum
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are looking for boozy brunch this is your spot. $25 + the cost of your entree gets you all you can drink mimosas.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, a bit pricey
Beautiful space on Park Ave South, excellent and friendly wait staff. Thick wine menu and tasty sounding dishes. Although the food was delicious (started with a perfectly composed Greek salad and delectable hummus/tzatziki platter), prices ultimately clocked in a little too steep for what you were getting- Ever wonder how much a restaurant can possibly charge for chick peas? You'll get your answer here.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were given a great corner
We were given a great corner table by the window, so while the noise level was on the high side, my friend and I could hear each other without straining. The food was delicious from start to finish, and the wait service was friendly and attentive. I would go back again without hesitation.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food. Crowded and
Excellent food. Crowded and noisy, but not ruinously so. Full disclosure: This was during Restaurant Week. It would have been twice as expensive otherwise--in other words, too expensive.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
came here with co-workers & the food was amazing. the hummus, falafel, baba ganoush, fries, salumi pied, lamb sandwich were all delicious. 1 of my co-workers love mediterraen food and says this restaurant has great-tasting dishes and would definitely return for more. i would return as well since i was too stuffed to try dessert - will do my best to make room for that next time.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
a feast to remember
I visited Barbounia with my family with the intention of sampling their restaurant week menu. However, their specials were too good to pass so we ended up ordering a la cart. The waiter was curteous and helpful, especially for navigating through the very extensive and impressive wine list. We started with a glass of wine each, going against the waiter's recommendation that most diners end up ordering more. Well, he was right. The food was amazing and the wine was going down like water. We ended up ordering a bottle to go with the suckling pig with stuffed home-made sausages and the fish baked with herbs, olive oil and lemon. Melted in my mouth. I slept happy that day and dream of that meal.. yum!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
unlimited mimosas and bellinis!
The brunch was amazing. The Egg skillets are delicious!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hadn't been here in years, but was glad to be reacquainted. Service was attentive and food was delicious. Very similar to Taboon, only here they don't charge you for extra bread which is identical to the Taboon foccacia.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my new favorite places.
My first time at Barbounia - gave it a shot for restaurant week and was not disappointed. Great service, great ambience, the food was superb. The hummus & falafel starters were great, had the lamb kebob for dinner, which was truly fantastic. Will definitely be back soon!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food at this find! Had the five dips with bread and enjoyed each and every one! Fish was light and flavorful. Will definitely return for other meals!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ate here for the first time during restaurant week. Will definitely come back to try the regular menu.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Presentation and taste
For 2013 Summer Restaurant Week, Barbounia offered a small lunch menu; however the food and presentation were just excellent. Beautifully done salmon with fennel and roasted tomato, unexpectedly light gnocchi with vegetables. A perfect lunch, excellent service. This was my second visit. On both visits I and my guests were not disappointed. Definitely recommend.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I ate at Barbounia for lunch during Restaurant Week. I had enjoyed it before with a group of all ages. But even with
a reduced menu for RW, the food was noticeably good (and my husband and I have eaten recently at touted restaurants that were
mediocre), with two excellent desserts. The service was attentive, efficient, and pleasant. Very pretty and upbeat setting. Go!
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, barely mediocre service
The food was absolutely delicious - everything was perfect. However, our waiter never checked in on us and we waited forever for him constantly.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place was beautiful, the
The place was beautiful, the service was great, but unfortunately the food was just ok.
When you come to a place like that you expect the food to also be great...
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A group of 4 co-workers and I had a great dinner during Restaurant Week!
Everyone enjoyed there meal and it was an excellent value for three courses.
Highly recommend the Pikilia (hummus, spicy feta & tzatziki), Pan Roasted Mediterranean Dorado and the vanilla gelato!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
All the food was so flavorful. Our party of 6 loved it. When we asked for a round table the hostess gladly moved us. Our waitress made good reccomendations. The assorted appetizers was perfect to get the meal started. Portions were generous. We will definitely come back again.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
good but too noisy
The service was great; food great; ambience great; noise loud.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
great brunch, slow service
Three of us enjoyed a nice brunch at Barbounia for our 1st time. I loved the smoky taste of my eggs benedict. The appetizer bread was delicious too! The service could've been better as it was nothing to rave about. The wait staff were eager to clear plates even when you weren't done eating which was a bit annoying. We also weren't offered any food nor drink specials and one of our orders was wrong & had to be taken back to the kitchen. Because the food is good, I'll be back at some point and hope for better service.
9/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Every time I am in NYC I make it a requirement to visit Barbounia. The staff is friendly and beyond accommodating even during a busy Sunday brunch! The food is consistently amazing. It is simple, fresh, good food. This just pairs well with ever-flowing mimosas that are the perfect balance of bubbles and juice! Of course they are willing to work with you if you require just a little more of the bubbles! The burger is amazing, their egg dishes have the freshest and never overcooked ingredients, and their pancakes are just wonderful! There is seriously something for everyone in your group. No brunch is complete without a visit to this place. I will always come here for my Sunday brunch!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Mediterranean cuisine
A little loud but the food was amazing! I highly recommend sharing appetizers!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites!
This is definitely a neighborhood favorite. Good food and great ambiance.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, attentive staff, food was excellently prepared.
We went there for dinner, but the bar had a pretty good crowd too. The choice of three dips (hummus, taziki etc.)-amazing! My salmon was also delicious. Drinks were great...my boyfriend accidentally knocked over my drink and the staff came right over and replaced it for me.
Overall, great experience; would definitely go back! I would recommend this place.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch Spot Hot Spot
Barbounia is definitely a great place for brunch with a group of friends- it's a young, trendy and pretty vibrant place, especially around Sunday afternoon when I went. I was with a group that had a baby, so it was a bit awkward in terms of space and noise level. Also, during brunch, they play a Happy Birthday song every 5mins (at a VERY HIGH volume) for anyone who is celebrating their birthday that day. At first it was funny but then the volume and the frequency became a little annoying. The thing is I went here with some girlfriends and wasn't bothered too much by the noise at all! The food and unlimited drink option is pretty good, just stay away if you're looking for a mellow/lazy Sunday brunch with the family.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty but noisy
The food here was wonderful. We started our dinner with an appetizer sampler of Hummus/Spicy Feta/Tzatziki with warm fresh pita loaves. Heavenly and will return for that for a yummy lunch soon. The ribeye was outstanding and my companions lamb was a wonderful surprised baked with a pita covering the bowl "pot pie" style. The waiter admitted he was new having only served there for 2 days, no matter as he was terrific and was close at hand for another round of drinks or mare pita bread.
My only gripe was that the noise level was jacked waaaaay up and made conversation nearly impossible. Would be better if the music was cranked down a notch or two.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service! Loved
Great food and service! Loved the brunch drinks also - we had a great time!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here for brunch with
Came here for brunch with a party of 7. Had a nice time, they did blast the happy birthday song so that no one in the entire restaurant could speak about 15 times during our meal- other than that had an enjoyable experience and would go back. I ordered the green shakshuka which was mediocre but everyone i dined with enjoyed there food. I would give it another shot.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are big fans of Barbounia, whether for brunch, lunch or dinner. The food is fresh & delicious and the atmosphere is vibrant. Our birthday celebration started out with a bang-great drinks, attentive service and fabulous food. However, by the time dessert rolled around, it's almost as of our entire team checked out. Our requested (and confirmed) birthday dessert arrived without candle or fanfare- half of it forgotten and dropped off without apologizes as we were preparing to leave. What started out strong, finished as a fizzle. Although we will still keep Barbounia among our rotation we'll be keeping a watchful eye.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall very good, but very
Overall very good, but very pricey for what you get.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This rather large airy restaurant is a pleasant respite from the clamor of Union Square. A warm welcome from the hostess sets the vibe in this well designed comfortable place. The food is well prepared and delicious without pretense. Start with a bowl of hummus. I also recommend the uniquely prepared Tuna Nicoise -- really a treat with beautiful rare tuna.
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
All good except waiter distracted
All good except waiter distracted and seemed to find our request for a rum not important (he just didnt bring it)
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Barbounia is my favorite Brunch
Barbounia is my favorite Brunch spot. Their food is amazing, has a fun ambience and you cant beat $20 bottomless mimosas/bellinis/champagne without a time limit!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad I finally came in
... Been meaning to stop in for a while now and glad i finally did, although the name would have you think its greek, this turkish delight was indeed.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Barbounia meets the mark!
Once again I made it to Barbounia when working in the city. Always a good scene, a busy bar and a very good meal. Their warm bread is great and goes well with the hummus appetizer. Both of us ordered a fresh fish entree that was prepared very well and was delicious. Barbounia is a little noisy for some of my friends, but, I like the energetic scene. Their wine by the glass leans a little to the expensive end, but, their menu selections are very good. I would highly recommend Barbounia to my friends.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great celebration with my team
Imaginative combinations of veggies and herbs along with classic Mediterranean flavors make the Barbounia menu a unique experience. The seafood dishes of octopus and scallops are made to perfection. I especially enjoyed the beets salad, that if fresh and light, yet with sufficient volume to allow taking it as an healthy entree while enjoying an appetizer as well as the mezze selectio, not to mention tasting across the table: the signature barbounia fish dish and the lamb roast were very rich. I my get them next time. The decor and space are definitely energetic, but not at a level that made it hard to have a conversation. Service was impeccable. Will definitely be back for more.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Using opentable for places to eat while on vacation in New York was a real winner! Barbounia did not disappoint. The food, service, ambiance was excellent. We all loved our food!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was so good! The hummus was velvety, and the chopped salad with lamb kebab was really well seasoned and delicious.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good! The crab gnocci has much flavor! the service was spot on. the spicy feta spread is phenominal! Friendly and Accomodating staff.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot on Park Avenue
Barbounia is a lively restaurant with great ambience and soaring ceilings. The food is very fresh and they offer a variety of tasty Mediterranean options. Highly recommend.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mediterranean food served efficiently and with great presentation in a beautiful unique interior.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bellinis and Brunch
Awesome all you can drink bellinis.. their mediterranean brunch food was good
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Overall Experience
The staff is very nice here. The food is good as well. Mix of Turkish and greek seems like.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and dessert selection. Cool vibe- especially at the bar
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent food, pleasant and
excellent food, pleasant and attentive service. Extremely noisy though.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM