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Permanently Closed - Balkanika

3.9
264 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Specializing in Balkan & Mediterranean Foods, Wines, and Beers, Balkanika offers a little bit of the old and the new:creative tapas spreads and healthy vegetarian & vegan dishes, hearty old-world recipes, bureks & kebabs, home-made yogurt and some unique creations besides. Enjoy a glass of wine by candlelight, or grab a sandwich and meze spreads to take out. Party Trays are available, as well as Private Parties, International Groceries, Gourmet Coffee Beans, Imported Meats & Cheeses.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Eastern European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 974-0300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Party Trays: Pickup and Delivery
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 47th & 48th St
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Public transit
A, C, E to 50th/8th
N, R to 49th/7th
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9
  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.5
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on July 22, 2016

Booked a table on OpenTable, turned up and they were closed for renovations. Had planned a nice evening with friends here, but alas we were stranded and took our business elsewhere. Why accept a booking when you're not open?

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vipMarcus (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on July 22, 2016

It is closed, but still shows up and accepts reservations. When we went to the restaurant, the windows were covered.

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SrdjanM (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2016

This is defiantly one of my favorite places to eat. I had so much fun talking to staff before my food came and they were very professional . Food is amazing,taste like home.... Love it

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KirkW (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2016

Food was amazing. My wife and I really enjoyed everything about Balkanika

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vipAlexander (New Orleans)
3.0
Dined on June 6, 2016

The salad was very disappointing. Both tomatoes and cucubers tasted like the ones from a cheap supermarket. I will not come back and will not recommend this restaurant to anyone since New York offers so many excellent alternatives.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on May 20, 2016

The mixed grill for 2 was fabulous and easily fed 3 of us. The zucchini pancakes, albeit delicious, were a bit overpriced for the portion size.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
1.0
Dined on May 11, 2016

I went to this place based on the reviews but I honestly don't know how it got such good reviews. Not one thing was good, everything was tasteless and meh. The humus was terrible, the pita wasn't great, the salad was just oil and I asked for lemon and they never brought me any. Our waitress barely came around.

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Missnewyork10 (Philadelphia)
3.0
Dined on May 8, 2016

Food was ok, nothing great. Service was not the greatest either. Doubt I'll go again.

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lernerb (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on April 23, 2016

Seven of us ate around 9 PM on a Saturday after an off, off Broadway show. We were seated in the bar area so it was noisy but the food and service were great. The $25 appetizer plate (especially the beets with hazelnut) and the trout were among our favorites. A nice find.

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vipBoysterousBounty (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on April 6, 2016

My wife and I had a late afternoon lunch in the (sadly, for them) nearly empty restaurant. Everything we ordered was terrific--even the Macedonian red wine! Our particular favorite was the roasted zucchini. It was amazing, and I usually hate zucchini! The cheese bourek and the moussaka were also outstanding. And, to end the meal it really is "hats off" to the "Russian hat."

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