Barbounia

4.6
3012 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
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Horrible service, felt rushed and really ruined the night of celebrating my girlfriend and I were trying to have.

Would recommend the duck shawarma as a takeaway to eat at home, but don't bother dining their.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our food. The service was wonderful.

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vipdavidd
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

First time there. Certainly NOT the last. Very good lunch. Very very tasty!

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vipLance
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, excellent food and service. Great vibe and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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vipMitchM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect venue for a first date. Food and service and decor were all wonderful. But the music was played a little too loudly.

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ValeriaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice place to have a brunch. Service is prompt and caring. The food was tasty. The only disappointment they did not have Sangria for brunch. Should check it for lunch next time

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was wonderful.

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SarahS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely experience… Definitely missed the fish Tagine.. Hope they add that back to the menu soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Sadly the restaurant is understaffed, particularly at the bar and the outside eating spaces. The kitchen is fast. Servers are spread too thin.

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vipAdriA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, environment and service!

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vipSammy5
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was exceptional and we felt totally safe eating inside. Great night!

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stephanies
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it😋 recommend 100%

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vipOlderDiner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eating out(side) during a pandemic! We were seated on the 20th St side of the restaurant on a lovely spring night. No traffic coming by. Food was excellent, drinks were luscious and being with (vaccinated) friends was a treat. It almost felt like the before-times!

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vipBlooming2
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service.

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davids
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Service was great. Love the place

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, ambience, service, and portion sizes!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

I ordered the shakshuka at brunch and it was watery and nasty. Not worth it at all for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good time. Pricey

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipSpencerN
New York Area
7 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance, everything amazing, will definitely be going back.

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

Fabulous food and service, will come again!

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

Delicious food in a beautiful setting!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
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
49 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
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food
And will return shortly
Thank you

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

Great food and service. Love love love the decor

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 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
66 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
2 reviews
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
New York Area
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
16 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
8 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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vipfannyB
2 reviews
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
8 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.

FAQs

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

Barbounia is rated 4.6 stars by 3012 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.