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Permanently Closed - Baraonda

327 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

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Baraonda is a trendy Italian restaurant by day and dance club by night. The dining area features brightly colored walls adorned with artwork and unique lighting. Tables for guests are covered in white linen for a casually sophisticated feel during the day. At night, the tables are moved to make space for dancing with a live DJ and upbeat music. Baraonda is a great place to relax, celebrate a special occasion or enjoy a casual date.

Begin the meal with a classic appetizer like buffalo mozzarella with vine ripe tomatoes, fried calamari with shrimp and zucchini or Adriatic-style seafood salad in lemon vinaigrette. Pasta dishes include options like tagliatelle alla Bolognese, veal ravioli with butter, sage and crispy pancetta and homemade potato gnocchi with white truffle cream and parmesan cheese. Baraonda also offers a wide variety of meat and seafood entrées as well as drinks and desserts.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 1:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 288-8555
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Guiseppe Mazzeo
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Private party facilities
Please inquire for private party options though our Email!
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Private party contact
Suzan Aktay: (212) 288-8555
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Cross street
75th Street
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Parking details
There is plenty parking on the street and a private parking lot directly across the street on East 75th Street between 2nd and 3rd avenue.
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Public transit
The 6 Subway train to 68th Street, and the N and F Subway trains to 63rd Street.
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Come to dine-stay to play! Sundays are Party nights at Baraonda! On Sundays watch the warm colored eatery transform into an international hot spot! Be surrounded by Brazilian dancers, exuberant costumes and dazzling belly dancers all sustained by an eclectic mix of international tunes at this non-stop party!
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Special events & promotions
Come to dine-stay to play! Sundays are Party night at Baraonda! On Sundays watch the warm, inviting eatery transform into an inter
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
What 327 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on September 22, 2016

They can do better

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

Service: gave it a shot again and the service was horrid. Sat outside and the inside as well as out was not busy at all.
They need to step this up.
Seems to be an ongoing issue for many years but outdoor space is nice.

vipkent (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on August 23, 2016

For a casual street corner restaurant, the service was painfully slow - 30 minutes to order, 39 minutes to get the salads and then 30 minutes before the entrees came out. Re-fill water, forget it!

The hostess was friendly and welcoming but it all went downhill after that.

vipLunch (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 11, 2016

Excellent - Cousins visiting from Germany and wanted Italian Food. Food and Service were excellent. Waiter was great too. Will definitely return.

vipsparklebee (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

We eat here a lot, but this time they changed the menu--and it is much shorter now. Only 3 specials so that was not the reason. Same manager. Not sure what happened, but for us the food was the same quality, so the only downside is less choice.

We also like it here because they have a lot of outdoor seating.

If it's a nice night and you like eating good food outside with good service and nice atmosphere: this is the place for you.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 28, 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner at Baraonda. The open air windows, the service, the food, the table, everything were really pleasant. We will be back!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 26, 2016

Date with my girlfriend for her birthday. Was expecting the ambiance that was previously experienced but the restaurant is undergoing a cosmetic face-lift. The walls were stripped of the colorful paintings and looked like walls that need painting. The restrooms and the floors were not as clean as usual. The tables no longer bolted to the floor. But guess what? The prices were still high if not higher than usual. I paid $48 for a pounded flat breaded veal chop.
If I had know what the place was going to be like for what was a special dinner I would have never gone. They should have had an alert on Open Table and the Website with a premium like a free bottle of wine during the renovation. If I saw that I would have went somewhere else given the occasion and then visited them after they finish the work. Now I just won't go again.
The food and wine was tasty, although the $48 veal chop was a little tough and chewy. The waiter was awesome though and made the experience as good as it could be under the circumstances.

Elton (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on April 26, 2016

My wife used to love this place so we came here to meet a friend of hers and they were happy with their food but I wasn't so pleased. My lobster ravioli had very little meat in the ravioli, the ravioli itself was a little hard for my taste, and the sauce was borderline watery. The asparagus didn't pair that well with the ravioli either. The server wasn't super attentive either (and we were one of only a few tables) but the other staff seemed good.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

While I will say that the food was good - but not fantastic - considering the expense, it was definitely not what it should have been.

The service, however, was completely disgraceful. When we arrived our waitress seated us to a table squished in the corner, despite my instructions in my reservation that this was a special occasion - my husband's birthday. Our waitress chucked our menus at us and then came back 5 minutes later asking if we were ready to order our drinks. As a large party, we had yet to decide and so she barked at us "give me a signal when you're finally ready" and took off. It took another 20 minutes to get her attention. Every interaction with this waitress was full of disdain and not a single person even wished my husband a happy birthday or checked to see if we were enjoying our meals. You could not pay me to return to this restaurant.

vipBobbyT (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2016

GREAT FOOD.. Nice place to have a meal with a friend significant other or a place for a business meeting you can hear the people you are with speak cozy comfortable great waiters and waitresses the owner was very attentive from the time we arrived she took us to our table and when we were finished she walked us out we will be back especially when it gets warm out outdoor seating a great plus