Barbounia

4.6
3193 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Located in the heart of Gramercy in New York City at 20th Street and Park Avenue South, Barbounia’s atmosphere and design, which complement and attract a fashion, music and entertainment clientele, takes you off the busy streets of Manhattan and transcends you to the middle of the Mediterranean. With a spectacular open kitchen, tall arched ceilings divided by Moorish columns, large wooden communal tables, and pillowed banquettes; you feel the magnificent energy emanating from the kitchen, staff and patrons.
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Bandies
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

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vipCityLinda
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great NYC outdoor location, good for people watching, delish drinks, food was ok. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Overall the experience was fine; there were an abundance on flies and the waitress was having an off day perhaps.

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Franz
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was great! From waitress to bussers. Food was delicious also

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vipAlice
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The hostess was awful and rude- No excuse she is the first face we see. Frankly I do not think they care about customer service. Food and drinks were good but not worth the high price even for New York. $100 for 4 drinks. Overall high price for rude service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Wine was good. Service was good. Really nothing to complain about!

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Frenchie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great outdoor seating delicious food and super friendly service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, but some very traditional people eat here so learn from my mistake and don’t wear a skimpy top that will have the Lebanese grandma sneering at you 😂
The service and staff was very sweet and move me and my date to a nicer table away from the sneering lady and we’re very sweet.
Food was phenomenal, and so were the drinks!

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Lisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious. Last night’s dining experience was even more special because of our fantastic waiter.

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vipSMMM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

First time that they were super negligent. Our waiter was literally the worst.

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vipDisappointed
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there on a date. Food was amazing. Great service. A little pricey but worth it. Recommend if you want to impress your date and have a great meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Drinks very good
Jerusalem bagel. Didnt feel fresh, should have been warmed up
Artichoke appetizer hood
Shirt ribs good
Branzino. Was not fresh and not well prepared -dry

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FidanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great family atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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ChelseaGirl
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Excellent food as always, however the service was very disappointing. To clarify, the hostess was very nice and accommodating, bus boys and food runners were excellent, but the server was terrible. Only saw him twice over almost 2 hours. Took 20 min to come over and take our order and only came back once the whole time after I had to ask the food runner for another drink. And had to flag down a check.
I love Barbounia and will be back, but wanted to share in hopes it gets addressed.

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vipTableBoy
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Surprise!
Food was really delicious! Great specialty cocktail! Very cool atmosphere!
Great Service!
Thank you!

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vipEstherC
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting food, very good service. At outside, so I cannot really comment on the noise level.

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paull
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining outside. Always an enjoyable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Tasteless food , I ordered a frittata and got a burnt omelette . Server never check back on us , even when we had asked her for a wine list to order some drinks . Worst brunch I had

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was great but I was very disappointed with the service. Our server rushed our meal and tried to take away plates while we were eating. At one point a homeless man approached us outside and multiple servers were standing around but did nothing

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LRNYC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you like Mediterranean cuisine, this is a must try! So many options that it's hard to choose what to order. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Terrible fisb

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DannyT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We sat outdoors in what has become an increasingly busy, makeshift, post-Covid restaurant scene. The ambiance in that case, is the people watching. Honking horns and homeless folks set the tone outdoors. Not their fault. Can’t speak to the interior. We had the falafel appetizer (dry and unrecognizably spicy), branzino and chicken - both “taboon roasted” - both really bland. The staff was incredibly attentive, plentiful and pleasant, but this also resulted in a very rushed dining experience in which the appetizer dropped moments after it was ordered, and the main course served as we were putting the last bites of appetizer in our mouths. This is a high volume, fast turnover eatery with many pre-prepped meals, that capitalizes on its location and attractive website. The food was priced reasonably for the market. The drinks were expensive, but all in all for NYC, not out of line. One appetizer, two main courses, four cocktails for 200 bucks. Had we not been concerned about not being able to make a reservation, we would have had ample choice of more funky, local, no name restaurants, ALL of which now offer outdoor dining, and at which I would have been happy to pay more, though likely would not have.

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Rose37
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely stop in at Barbounia! While I usually opt for eating outside we ate inside and was so happy to have made the switch. The interior is beautiful and really added to the overall experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was as fantastic as usual! Beautiful service—we ate inside with our vaccination passes. Great time. Love their food….

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LORRA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautifully presented.

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foodie
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service was very good. I had the branzino which was very good, but not terribly distinctive. My husband had the duck which was wonderful. Wine was great.

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food came out to fast we were in the middle of our appetizer we were rushed Music was so loud we could not communicate unless we were actually screaming The staff was very unpleasant when we complained Would never go back

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vipHope60
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice spot for lunch.
This was our second visit. Our food was delicious.
The service was good, though we had a change in servers during the meal. We ate inside but there was outside seating
Would definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barbounia is my go-to for any business meal or any event/visitors! The food is always amazing and the service is the best!!! Highly recommended!

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vipcyclegirl
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our entrees were delicious but the dessert (ice cream & sorbet) was disappointing.
We will be back but won't bother with dessert next time. The wines by the glass were high priced but that seems to be a sad trend.

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JasonP
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and wine amazing as always...but being outside near Park ave made hearing very challenging tables should be farther away from the street if possible.

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EastWestFoodie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very good, fresh Mediterranean food. Lovely restaurant with great atmosphere and great service. Was perfect for a lunch meeting meal.

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ELAINER
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were amazing specially, Basilica & Old fashioned.

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vipKLMMN
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Hard to understand their system - seemed to have multiple servers, but no main person that we could interface with.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out waiter was the best

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food was very average for such a high price!

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PenelopeM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal in a beautiful setting. The cauliflower appetizer was incredible as was the Duck shawarma.

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vipCTLF
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I stopped in for a quick bite. The food and service was on point. Didn’t care for the loud music. I don’t want to listen to pop rock while having lunch. Didn’t suit the vibe of the place.

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vipTriBeCaGirl155
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I took a friend from Paris to Barbounia for lunch. He knows good food and appreciates its presentation. We dined on appetizers & exotic drinks. Everything was perfect without being fussy.

FAQs

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

Barbounia is rated 4.6 stars by 3193 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.