Beautiful space, food and drinks were outstanding, looking forward to going back again
I loved this restaurant, the deco, service and food is outstanding but if the noise level is so high that we couldn’t have a conversation and I didn’t enjoy my company! I was here on Sat for brunch and will try to come back one more time for dinner to see if it’s any better! Sad that I couldn’t enjoy the food!
food was good steak a bit salty music was on point atmosphere was very nice and service was good
My wife and I went on Valentine's Day. They were out of the entree that we would have ordered on the Valentine's Day menu. That was not bad as we instead ordered from the regular menu, which was cheaper. The suggested appetizer was superb, and the service was consistently good. The dessert, which featured halvah, nuts and ice cream, was creative. The meal with tip and drinks came to barely over two hundred dollars on Valentine's Day. Good value, good service, excellent meal.
Too loud. Very expensive drinks.
The food here is very good. The service was good. I will be coming back again soon.
We had a great time, service and food are exceptional. A little pricey but worth it.
Very very music, which management refused to turn down, in spite of repeated requests, making conversation impossible
Food was just ok. Not that good
They didn't have the appetizer on the Restaurant Week menu that I wanted, and refused to substitute a comparable appetizer, so it screwed up my whole order. They tried to suggest another appetizer on the RW menu that was nothing like what I wanted. I ended up ordering something I didn't want. I had to ask for bread, and then they charged me $3 for it. I asked for a single espresso, and they brought and charged me for a double espresso. Terrible service!
It's not bad but wasn't great either and in Manhattan, there are just too many other good options. The food was ok - nothing outstanding. My pasta portion was not adequate (and I don't want "American portions" just enough to be sated). They don't offer any special touches (e.g. amuse bouche, fresh baked bread, petit fours).
It's a loud room so skip this one for a business meeting or romantic dinner. Overall, is just ok.
Went to Barbounia with an old friend for dinner on a Friday night. The service was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. We ordered the selection of 3 Mezze: spicy feta, roasted eggplant and green tahini. They were all amazing and the bread that it came with was even better. We ordered off of the restaurant week menu which had a great selection compared to what I’ve seen at other restaurants. Overall a very enjoyable experience.
Food is good but over-priced. Further we ordered a three-flavor mezze and it came with a single piece of flat bread, sliced into five or six pieces, for four people. I asked for one more piece of flat bread and I was told there is a $3.00 charge...for bread! The restaurant should do itself a favor and just give the bread away at the prices they charge for the meal. I used to like this place. Next time I’ll go to Gramercy Tavern around the corner.
Terrible service. We ate our appetizers before our drinks arrived (and only after we chased down a waiter and reminded him)! The food was bland and clearly pre-made and microwaved as it arrived in 5 minutes. Just overall bad experience. Would never go back and you shouldn’t either.
We were supposed to be a party of 3 at 7, but the person we were meeting was an hour late, and 2 others joined us. The staff worked so hard to accommodate us, and we really appreciated it!
The wait stuff was probably the most attentive that i have experienced in NYC. The food is great too and the drinks are delicious
Portions were extremely small the appetizer consisted of two small shrimp. The main meal was ok and the dessert was poor at best. Bread seemed stale. Bread seemed stale.
We were there for restaurant week. Drinks are excellent I have the Casablanca . the wine and port was great
Would return for drinks at the bar not for the meal
Place is too crowded. People sitting on top of each other. Very noisy. Food is mediocre and service spotty.
Will not go there, again, at all.
I went to restaurant week on an extremely cold evening and arrived early, 6:15. The restaurant service started at leisurely but as the place filled up, it moved to inattentive. The room filled up @ 7:15 and is on noisy side once filled. The food was very good to excellent: My guest had the celery soup and the chicken kabobs while I had the salad and lamb. I thought for restaurant week the portions were very generous. Conclusion: I would certainly go again but arrive and order early.
Tried Barbounia for Restaurant Week lunch. The luncheon special required the entire table to order the mixed appetizer in order for the restaurant week price to be in effect. My guest did not want it, so I could not take advantage of the advertised menu. I got the soup of the day, which was wild mushroom soup. Tasty, but not what I had hoped for. My guest and I both ordered the taramousalata, which was very good. She was not pleased with the falafel. Wait staff was attentive. It was a bit noisy.
The only complaint was that the beet salad had no flavoring at all which was disappointing, wine selection not great but other than the that the food and service were good, place is beautiful.
A wonderful restaurant. Great food, service and ambiance. Fun and upbeat. We will be returning soon.
Good food and great service
Good es Incredibly good. Place is was a little too noisy for me
Service was horrible.
Got seated about 50 minutes after my reservation. The prix fixe menu was awful. The “lamb shawarma” was essentially food truck lamb over rice, but somehow tasted worse. Never had such an over priced meal before. Will never come back.
Very great experience, exceeding my expectations for the evening. Our waitress was fantastic with little to no wait time on service and cuisines. The ambiance made it very easy to enjoy my date with my girlfriend which really set the tone for the rest of our night downtown. It bothers me to have to say anything negative about this restaurant but having made reservations earlier in the week and wait over 30mins to be seated while watching other people come in to be seated straight away was a major turn off for me. This hospitality almost had us checking for other choices to eat in the area, I hope if you do choose to dine here that you do not have to share that same experience because it is a really nice establishment. Host came off edgy and unconcerned with how patiently waiting customers felt, creating an unwelcoming feeling.
Nice decor, however the food was definitely not enjoyable. Everything was extremely salty, the portions were not filling. The noise was deafening between the music and people. We were unable to have a conversation with the person across from us. Unless you bent your head into the person next to you to hear, you had to be a lip reader. The service, however, was attentive. Very disappointing for us and will not be patronizing again.
my only possible 'complaint' is that sometimes it is so so noisy that people really can't talk...which is a shame--
Great food and service but so loud when full that you can’t even hear your date.
amazing food, drinks and ambiance! We had such an amazing time and sampled so many luscious dishes!
We had a reservation for 7:30 via OpenTable though we’re not seated until 8:30. When I asked about the status of our table around 8, the host waved to a table where a nearby couple was sitting and asked if I would like to squeeze in & join them.
The food was delicious and the room is very pretty. Service was a bit strange with our waiter losing track of several parts of order, but overall good and I'd go back.
My friend and I went to Barbounias to celebrate both of our birthdays, and it was so great! We split a lunch special for Restaurant Week and expected the portions to be small for how cheap the lunch was. We were pleasantly surprised to find that we were given so much food that neither of us finished! And because it was our birthdays, when we ordered dessert, a candle was placed on one of them (the other dessert was too loose to hold a candle).
We entered at 3 and left at 6, and we had the place to ourselves for a majority of that time. The staff wasn't the most attentive, but they were VERY friendly and funny. Don't get your cocktails here, though - too spendy.
Would come back!
Overpriced for what it is. Nothing special.
Everything was great. The ambience food and service were terrific. Definitely would go back
Food is always delicious here. The music is a bit too loud, but other than that, I always enjoy myself here.
One of the best brunch you can get I'm New York
A good time was had by all