Barbounia

4.6
2995 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Barbounia is an oasis of modern Mediterranean cuisine, influenced by the food and cultures of Greece, Southern France, Morocco and Southern Italy combined with a beautiful chic ambiance and a welcoming staff. Under the direction of Partners Alon Jibli and David Sasson, the restaurant is said to “move into Manhattan’s top tier of Mediterranean’s” as stated eloquently by Bob Lape of Crain’s. Barbounia is open daily for lunch, dinner and a weekend brunch.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.5
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBlooming2
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, ambience, service, and portion sizes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous evening at Barbounia! The food was delicious and the service was great. It’s consistently great! Thank you!!!

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Wifedoesntcook
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good time. Pricey

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the atmosphere is really good, I recommend this restaurant.

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vipSpencerN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff is really friendly and attentive. The food is delicious, and the portions are generous.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service, will come again!

MC
vipMensuraCec
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a beautiful setting!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service is just so so as I sat there for a while but no one approached to set the table and served even water... the food was just OK nothing special. And the grilled octopus was not fresh and it’s not tasted good.

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vipNYCdining
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is very comfortable and pleasant, but lunchtime street and traffic noise, which wasn’t Barbounia’s fault, was very annoying! Food was really good.

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vipJeffS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food
And will return shortly
Thank you

JY
JanetY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Love love love the decor

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A wonderful place. The mezze platter is super.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food per usual, super nice waiters :)

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vipMichaelM
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday here for a perfect evening. Gorgeous design, wonderful ambiance, such a welcoming staff, terrific food, it's the real deal. The medley of spreads is not to be missed - the perfect way to start the evening. The duck was divine, so was the forbidden rice it was serve over, as were the delectable short ribs. The only flaw was that I wasn't able to use my Open Table Rewards points - but that wasn't their fault, there was an issue with Open Table. I hope to rectify that soon, I worked hard to earn those 1,000 points!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

No bottomless brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday dinner with friends

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Diana
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Food and service was amazing. I will definitely go again

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GaryS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is incredible. The most delicious food and excellent service. I've been there a number of times and am always impressed! Definitely one of my favorite restaurants !!!

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vipJoAnneK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is always delicious and a very accommodating staff. Glad to see a return to indoor dining.

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fannyB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow,
We loved the food so much!
The Service was excellent, the atmosphere was very good!
definitely going back!!!!

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vipSeanP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great like always

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Mackenzie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

great food, cute vibe, average service and sad they got rid of bottomless mimosas during brunch and only have $16 cocktails available.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Outdoor dining is very poor. It’s cold and cramped.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

never disappoints! Excellent food and service

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vipKEITHNYC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great and the place was lively maybe too lively. It was too crowded I. These COVID times

SG
vipSomeGuy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I realize that I did not receive my $10 credit, which should have been applied to my bill...

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vipalibo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

What an extremely disappointing experience. Barbounia used to be one of my favorite spots, but the lack of covid protocols and the extremely rude hostess will keep us away for the foreseeable future. At this time, there should be 35% capacity. The restaurant packed patrons in like sardines, at least 50-60% full. My client and I racked up a $200 bill and we were asked to leave before the two tables next to us (one table, a pair of businessmen, the other table a couple on a date). The two tables arrived before we did and we were abruptly handed our bill and the incredibly rude hostess came and asked us to leave. I'm wondering if it's because we were two women, and if that's the case, I've lost complete respect for this establishment. I've never been asked to leave before, covid or not. When I questioned it in a calm manner, the hostess (with her mask below her nose) made a scene in front of other patrons which in my opinion was extremely unprofessional. She could not give me a straight answer as to why she asked us to leave, but not the two other tables. Completely sexist in my opinion. They have lost a long time customer in me. Will never return.

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BrendanD
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Felt completely comfortable even with a table in the middle of the open floor. Table was waited on perfectly. Food is a little pricey but very good, and a good variety. Would definitely come back and look forward to doing so.

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vipParis75010
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Reservation was for 7pm not seated until 7:25pm. The hostess were overwhelmed. Food was great and the waiter was good!

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SKim
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barbounia is great! The food/cocktails, service and ambience are all really great. The selection of 5 mezze are all outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostesses took great care of us & gave us the best table in the house! Lovely ambiance & fresh tasty food. Looking forward to returning. ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular place good it’s very good and the service was exceptional.

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Fifi
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They couldn’t cook a steak unless you want it rare or well done

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Thankyou for everything , it was great !

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zevG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience once they found us a table. We arrived early and had to wait a bit.

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Ryan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Valentine’s “deal” was very overpriced, and food quality mediocre

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Eric
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unreal! Was definitely pricey tho. .... save for special occasion

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Alan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were sat down and waited 30 minutes and only ever recieved some water. No courtesy either with saying "hello" or "my name is *blank* and I'll be your server today." Just a "what do you want." We didn't even get a menu and our waitress asked if we were ready to order food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

FAQs

Barbounia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 995-0242.

Barbounia is rated 4.6 stars by 2995 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.