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Balade, New York, NY

Balade

4.7
4.7
983 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Charming
  • Good for special occasions
An Eastern Mediterranean restaurant that is a genuine addition to New York City’s diverse International cuisines. Specializing in Lebanese cuisine, Balade is a quaint neighborhood destination in the East Village with a warm and hospitable setting. Owned and operated by Roland Semaan (Hilton Hotels, NYC; B.R. Guest Restaurant Group, NYC) – Balade, which means Local, when describing produce of high quality in Lebanese, is the true culmination of his heritage and impressive hospitality background and experience.

Voted Best Middle Eastern on Zagat 2015-2016

Dinners Choice Winner Open table 2013- 2014 - 2015

For parties of 12+ please contact us at 212-529-6868 or email info@baladenyc.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 529-6868
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Micheline Wakim
  • Catering
    For all your inquiries, Please email us at Catering@baladerestaurants.com
  • Private party facilities
    We at Balade would be enlightened to host your next birthday, social or corporate gathering.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (212) 529-6868 ext. 3
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Cross street
    Between 12th and 13th Streets
  • Parking details
    Parking Lot: 11th Street Between 1st & 2nd Avenue
  • Public transit
    4,6, L, N,Q 5, R to Union Square<br /><br />L train to 1st Avenue
  • Entertainment
    Live Music: Oud with Violinist every thursday night!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    $25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Prosecco with choice of Orange Juice, Peach or Lychee Pure! (90 minutes)
  • Lunch Special

    Multiple dates available
    All sandwiches & salads - $12

Offers

  • Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Enjoy the following from 9 - 11 PM: $5 beers $8 Pinot Grigio $8 Malbec $10 Aperol Spritz

What 983 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

965 Reviews
  1. AmyH

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down one of my favorite restaurants in nyc. Not to be missed!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and even better service! Highly recommend

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Food was delicious and staff was excellent.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Lebanese places in town! Highly recommended

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  5. KLee

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful!! Very friendly attentive service, incredible food. Highly recommend

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is to die for, fresh authentic and delish! Customer service is outstanding! Loved everything about this place

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant gets very crowded during peak times which means it's noisy. The people are nice, the food is good. The food is priced on the high side. Didn't like administrative fee that they charged without warning. Won't return for that reason.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best middle eastern experience I ever had , the hummus is better then the one in Lebanon for sure

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were both great! Had a wonderful time here celebrating my birthday.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance was cute! Despite having a reservation, we waited 40 minutes to be seated. My friend enjoyed his chicken shawarma sandwich but my shrimp was flavorless and undercooked. Overall, our experience was that the prices aren’t on par with the quality of food necessarily. The staff were kind though!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Balade using the Order Online button. Balade also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Balade also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 529-6868.

Balade is rated 4.7 stars by 983 OpenTable diners.

Balade does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Balade

208 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 12th and 13th Streets
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking Lot: 11th Street Between 1st & 2nd Avenue
  • Public transit
    4,6, L, N,Q 5, R to Union SquareL train to 1st Avenue
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Micheline Wakim
  • Entertainment
    Live Music: Oud with Violinist every thursday night!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 529-6868
  • Catering
    For all your inquiries, Please email us at Catering@baladerestaurants.com
  • Private party facilities
    We at Balade would be enlightened to host your next birthday, social or corporate gathering.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (212) 529-6868 ext. 3
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