Barbounia

4.6
2945 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
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They overbooked and the goat was rude. We had to line up and he didn’t care when your reservation was abs went by the order people were online. I understand mistakes happen and restaurants can get overbooked, but don’t ignore people and be rude about it. After 45 minutes of waiting we just left.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I would not recommend going there. There was one server for all the tables. We ordered bottomless brunch and we were told after 3 mimosas that that’s all we could get. The service alone was awful and unorganized. The food was delish though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was great! They can do a better job with heaters

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ZoeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and service were great! Our outdoor seating did not have heat but it was well insulated. Can't wait to come back.

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InbarP
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in NYC. Truly phenomenal food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite being the only table seated outside on a cold January weekday, our servers were very very attentive and polite. Our food was also very good! Had it been a warmer day we would have been happy to stay longer and enjoy some wine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, all around.

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vipAurore
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My local go-to for delectable eats and wonderful staff. Merci je vous aime!

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vipCindyM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so good here. Even in the dead of winter outside they provide impeccable service, food and drinks! We love it.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service. Outdoor setup could be better as there was no defined structure, but they did have heaters that were surprisingly effective. Will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and terrific service! Absolutely delicious!!!

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CesarinAE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience. Everyone was very friendly; starting from the hostess to our waiter. The food was delicious and the drinks were great. We ended up ordering the dessert special (donuts) and it was perfect. I can’t wait to go back!

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vipbostontraveller
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to sit indoors for a late afternoon meal. The five dips were phenomenal, and I couldn't decide which among them were my favorites. We also had the flash fried cauliflower, which was fabulous.

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RachelG
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waiter and manager were extremely disrespectful and had the audacity to try and cut me and my business partner off from drinks. I have been going here for the last few years as I live two blocks away and will absolutely not be returning. this was extremely rude and out of place and I would like to fully be refunded for my meal.

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PaigeA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a date and had a lot of fun! Service and food were amazing, only complaint was that the music was slightly loud.

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vipCarl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great date place. Good outdoor heaters for the Covid concerned. Attentive, but not intrusive service.

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JordinR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and actual outdoor dining with heat lamps and no enclosures!! Perfection!

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Connor
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exquisite duck (duck itself; surroundings less so). Good branzino. Delicious platter dips. Fair service, nice interior. Standard seating was not reservable (limited to outdoor) until day of.

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GaryS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was excellent all around. Wonderful food and service.
Highly recommend this beautiful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

heaters weren’t working and it was 40 degrees outside, service was very slow.

overpriced for the experience and food.

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JordanaE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This is my favorite restaurant in all of NYC. However, when arriving Sunday for brunch, the menu was completely different than what is online along with the prices, which have been inflated. I am disappointed by the lack of real time updates the restaurant has taken.

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julias
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience and great food !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so beautiful and it was really intimate. My friends and I were there for my birthday dinner and it was a good time. The service was wonderful and the food was great. The bathroom was perfect for pictures lol. Overall, a 10/10! I definitely recommend!

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Alex
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I always come to this restaurant! Amazing food, good atmosphere, 10/10 recommend!

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vipLAFood
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Don’t offer heaters for seating if you can’t maintain them.
Made an unpleasant dining experience.

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LGLGLG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Weather was getting colder outside when we went to dinner at Barbounia - we knew they had outdoor heaters but of course they happen to be out of gas on the coldest day this season yet. They had a party indoors so no indoor seating. Then it started to rain - they had no preparation for such weather. My friend asked for steak medium-well, it arrived medium-rare. The whole entire experience was unpleasant. We spent close to $300 & they didn’t even offer free bread or drinks on the table - they charged us for extra bread while we sat freezing outside being rained on!

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Erica
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good experience. Went for brunch. They have outdoor heaters!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food!! Everything we had was divine and I will definitely be coming back. Only hiccup was the weather had turned chilly and their heaters weren’t working. Probably something they shld address soon as we head into winter cos that spoilt the exp for us a bit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food2service1ambience1

Service was horrific

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NicoleO
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming here since I first moved to NY over 12 years ago. Always the most lovely staff, tasty food and beautiful ambience. Great time always. Nice but not stuffy/pretentious.

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MayaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. We were seated right away. Their food is absolutely amazing. Ivana and Marina were great!

Definitely worth coming back!

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vipBrendaR
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lately we have become Friday evening outdoor regulars. NY is NOT a ghost town! It is lively and safe and we enjoy our socially distanced Barbounia dining with drinks so much!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ordered a bottle of wine that restaurant charged $70 for but looked it up on an app and retail value was $14!! I understand they mark up the bottle but that’s a huge mark up if I ever heard of one.
Won’t ever order a bottle of wine from this restaurant again.

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vipsc1961
New York Area
289 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very expensive for a casual lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food. Great variety of outdoor seating. Menu more limited because of Covid. Drinks good but steeply priced. Always consistent experience and a go to for us!

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LiliA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We set outside Great service Great food - the Shawarma Duck was outstanding,
compliment to the chef!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The mezze was delish and tagine was incredible!

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vipSusanG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience outdoors! We were celebrating a special occasion and the staff couldn't have been nicer! food delicious!! Barbounia's sidewalk space was wonderful!! Thank you all!!

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Bradenfisco
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food

FAQs

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

Barbounia is rated 4.6 stars by 2945 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.