Voted Best Middle Eastern on Zagat 2015-2016
Dinners Choice Winner Open table 2013- 2014 - 2015
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Daily 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Was looking for an outdoor spot that would on a rainy night. Baladé’s outdoor set up was perfect. Airy enough to feel comfortable and kept the rain out. Service was perfect.
Overbooked & understaffed. Restaurant doesn’t understand the equation. Servers were great, but they were being overworked — management should consider hiring more / take better care of their people
Great food and customer service
The food was amazing, really good. Service could improve (too pushy, not polite)
George is a really good waiter ; liked the Lebanese wine. Our tabbouleh never came but just as well; there was plenty of food .
Noise level a little higher only because we chose outdoor seating. Food is absolutely amazing!
Authentic, great Lebanese food. Server George was wonderful. Really enjoyed our time at Balade and wish this would become a chain!
Attentive service and good recommendations from the waiter and waitress.
This was a fabulous place for a night out, delicious food and great service!
Delicious food as always! Lovely dishes with great flavors, authentic spices and perfectly cooked. One of my favorite restaurants.
It was fantastic the servers were very attentive and answered all our questions. They even recommended great options
Great food, service, and experience! Highly recommend
Delicious food, good service and not expensive! Recommended 100%!
Very good, I will go back
Great food, great service, a very fun, uniquely NYC restaurant
Friendly staff, great food.
Can’t wait to go back
Excellent dips and hummus. Salads needed a bit salt. Wine was a little expensive
This was my first time at this restaurant and I chose this place based on other's reviews. We liked the mezze (baba ghanoosh, tabouli, rkakat). Seeing other tables with their plates, we decided to share a platter but our wait person insisted that the platter was only big enough for one person. So we acquiesced and ordered one more mezze (falafel) but stuck with one platter. We were glad that we only ordered one platter because it was definitely too much food. The beef swarma was dry though and disappointing. Lastly, this restaurant wants you to order EVERYTHING together and ALL of the food is served at the same time. For a tiny table for 2 people, there was no room for all of the plates and the food kept getting cold.
Food was delicious and the staff was super friendly. I will be going back.
We came to Balade for a birthday dinner on a Thursday. After booking through open table, the experience from start to finish was 10/10. They were flexible on the number of attendees, stored our cake for us, quick to meet any needs and even let us play our music of choice near the end!! such an amazing experience, will definitely we coming back to celebrate another event!
Great experience, as always. We sat in the outdoor dining area, due to the storm it was quite empty. Food is always excellent and our servers were courteous and attentive.
First time there and I found the staff and service to be very good. I didn't order much food, only 2 appetizers (hummus and tabouli) which were both yummy and good. However I bought a mixed meat platter for 3ppl , that looks like a pie.... That was very dry and gave me the runs. Stay away from that meal choice. Overall may go again but only for non meat platters
Good food, pleasant service, nice vibe, nice Lebanese wines. Only minor drawback is noise level a bit high for east conversation but overall a great place for a casual meal with friends
The food was very good and the service was excellent with good suggestions from our waitress.
Excellent service, consistent and delicious food, friendly and considerate servers. Please consider, however, to keep the background music low as it makes it difficult to hear friends across the same table.
Excellent service and cuisine. My friends had an amazing meal and thought I chose a great restaurant for dinner.
Came here for dinner with a friend. Food was fresh and tasty, casual atmosphere, servers weren't overly-attentive but I honestly prefer it that way.
The service was great - it’s cozy and food was great
Outstanding! Incredible flavors, great ambience, and affordable. Can’t wait to return.
Pros: Prompt service (at first), delicious food & wine. Cons: Menu is a bit confusing (not sure why it still has to be "on line", first course arrived well before drinks, difficult to get service after we ordered, sent the fries back twice because they weren't fried/cooked enough, were double-charged for wine. Not sure about going back.
Balada was a simple, fantastic place to eat. The grape leaves were amazing and came with 8 of them. The small plates were plenty to share and the wine paired well with everything we got. Definitely a great find!
Awesome time, great food and great service, get the Lebanese beers!!
Tabouleh was outstanding and the chicken shwarma platter portion is generous. Great wine selection and their outdoor seating setup is well designed. Next time I will be back for their lamb chops!
Friend and I decided to split a bunch of small plates. Everything was so good, we didn't regret one thing. Left full and excited to come back.
We really enjoyed Balade. The menu and the wine list were Lebanese, and delicious. Service was very fast but not rushed. The waiter was helpful. We ate outside so although it was PACKED it wasn't noisy; the passing traffic was louder than the restaurant crowd. Great vibe.
Good. So don’t think it was necessary for me to reconfirm reservation
Food was amazing
Grabbed lunch with a few friends and had the outdoor dining area mostly to ourselves. Didn’t feel rushed and the food was very tasty and reasonably priced.
McDonald’s level quality, not tasty, too busy for servers on hand.
Balade does offer 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 4.6 stars by 863 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.