Barbounia

4.5
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$31 to $50
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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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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NicoleO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
281 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

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CityT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super quick service. Great food. Everything about the night was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome cocktails and dips

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vipSamS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal and we had a very delicious dinner.

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CheriLange
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening sitting outside at Barbounia. The food was delicious and the service was great.

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vipAileenS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every bite! Who knew eating on the street in NYC would be so fabulous...thanks

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vipKidteacher
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and always have! They rose to the need of the public by creating comfortable and safe outdoor seating with a nice dose of elegance. Every part of our meal was superb. Don’t miss the branzino dish or the cauliflower appetizer!

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LianaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Disappointed in my experience this time, food wasn’t good as good as it used to be, service was relatively poor and table wasn’t ready until 20 minutes later than reservation

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vipTexture
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Nothing available on menu we wanted and not the best service

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MZP101
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Don't go. Service is weak. waiters are rude and not professional. So many places have done such a better job with seating. They have a closed street and basically dumped tables in the street. No lights, no plants. Pass and it won't be Barbounia for long!

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vipAnanas17
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The weekend bruh is delicious. It's a bit pricey (bread is $3 extra) but they have lots of outdoor space as I've of the side streets is closed. I would return.

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AnneL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the appetizers delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The waiter was extra thoughtful and helpful with our personal tastes and preferences. Outdoor seating was fabulous on a beautiful fall evening in NYC. Truly enjoyed the experience.

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vipnudnick
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great physical distancing of tables and lovely block to eat on any night of the week!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great outdoor dining experience

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LeoL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, good food, more on the pricey end. Cocktails were the star of the show

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vipRonitK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating! Food was delicious and service was 100%!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible service and value

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Impromptu outdoor band was deafening so we had to move as we could not only not have conversation but it was painfully loud. Thankfully they didn’t blast diners for very long. Staff was very accommodating and attentive.
Grilled octopus appetizer was delicious as always. Steak entree was unfortunately very disappointing. Not of consistent Barbounia quality.

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vipCherylB
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit pricey for regular dining but fabulous. A few dollars less and you could go more often. Appetizers are a big overpriced. But it was a lovely experience.

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vipJamie
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The Middle Eastern food was good, but when they ventured out to other areas, it was not quite as fruitful.

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LawrenceC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fine, well-spaced outdoor seating is important; plus of course fine preparations and presentations plus attentive service. One of the best adaptations since the pandemic affected NYC dining out so drastically.

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SheilaP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I thought it was a bit misleading to have bottomless as an option on the website only to be told when we got there that it wasn't being offered

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vipSteveS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. If you like Mediterranean cuisine, go!

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MissSilver
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The waitstaff VERY impatient! 3 different waiters came to the table! Felt SUPER rushed and was DEFINITELY not a good experience. Food was good but whats the RUSH? Too expensive to be RUSHED! NOT a good first time experience there not sure if going back!

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vipLuccioS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and creative food ! Love the outdoor area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!! Very nice ambiance outside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so delicious and the service was amazing. One of my favorite Mediterranean places in the city. 10/10 recommend

FAQs

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

Barbounia is rated 4.5 stars by 2918 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.