Barbounia

4.6
3149 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipglobalcitizen
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I must say that I had high hopes. I was expecting something really unique and special. But everything was adequate. I think of other mediterranean restaurants like Zahav (Philly) and Taboon and they offer something better. For the experience, I think Barbounia is overpriced.

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mexicali
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ordered the restaurant week menu. Watermelon salad,dorade(fish) and dessert(panna cotta and chocolate mousse). Absolutely delicious. Really good value for the money.

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Ziyanda
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Good service and perfect ambiance .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Brunch with mom! The service was very average and the food was not that great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet we it’s a fabulous cousin

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vanessab
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. I went with my mom and she picky about everythingggg and she absolutely loved it. The food, the drinks, the service, the ambiance. Loved it. Will be returning.

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Appeciateboldness
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience5

The atmosphere was electric and the staff were warm and friendly. We must of ordered the wrong dishes because the calamari was to salty and didn't have any other flavor, I could tell it was previously frozen. The lamb kofta kebab was served in an exciting persintation with a thin layer of baked bread on top that was beautifully crisped.
The bread was tasty but to our disappointment the lamb itself didn't have any flavor. The best part about our meal was the layer of bread on top.
We paid $87 plus 20 percent tip to eat bread.
How can a restaurant be extremely crowed if the food lack luster? What are the dishes that are are worth paying for?

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esined
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The restaurant is doing service well in dealing with Covid

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JanetE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything about Barbounia was good except for one dish...a salmon ceviche which was too much fruit and not enough fish!

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TerryR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant. Food was excellent. Highly recommend.

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AnyaB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional restaurant with great cuisine! The service was equally pleasurable.
Everything was delicious and enjoyed the wine, I've never had before. Excellent place!

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vipBJQool
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another solid Mediterranean meal...Israeli Salad + Grilled Salmon. Cool ambience and a great staff...

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LisaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I've been here a couple times before the pandemic. With the purpose of trying their restaurant week menu which it wasn't offered.

I was seated in a very uncomfortable table with my friend where no one would even notice us that we were ready to place our order. Or should I say wouldn't want to take out order? We made a couple time eye contact with some waitresses and still nothing happened. Maybe, we had a very unsatisfied faces on so they finally noticed us.

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Kiichi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

BGM was Noizy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! It had been years since I’ve been here and the food did not disappoint - the sashimi and salad were delicious and fresh, and our fish was cooked perfectly. Staff was attentive and friendly and we’re already planning a return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great I love the food is GREAT food the only thing the a/c should be better

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and great brunch but very d

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vipmaba
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive staff. Definitely recommend.

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vipgldb
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food and even better service. we ate outside and it was comfortable as the street was closed for eastbound traffic.

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vipMary
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Another great meal at Barbounia. We sat outside. The service was just OK, but we didn't care. The food was great!

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vipJann
New York Area
403 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Restaurant Week menu- 2 courses with 2 choices in each. Watermelon salad was light & refreshing. Dorade was perfecty cooked with crispy skin with eggplant puree, cherry tomatoes & shishito peppers. Lamb casserole dish was flavorful & filling. Desserts $14. Rosewater Panna cotto was worth the price. No bread was served.

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UdiA
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

It’s not what it used to be. Food is average. Service is not good. Tables are attached to each other, no space, not comfortable

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vipvijchef
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very good service. Staff extremely pleasant and attentive. The food is good, some dishes outstanding. Dessert were just okay.

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vipTriBeCaGirl155
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The hostess was exceptional. She was attentive to our requests with a smile! I had the restaurant week special and added an appetizer. Oh! Don't miss the Jelisco...it's a fabulous cocktail.

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vipDanielleA
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Great food, great drinks, & great vibe!

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MatthewS
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In from Texas. Come here on all nyc trips. Always fantastic. Best duck ever. Everything is awesome.

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Archie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bit pricey but great. Always great music great food....

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Jess
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. There outdoor seating is great and the food was fabulous.

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SophieH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I would recommend here for a good time. They have really good drinks and the food was great.

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MaureenF
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wait staff, servers, busers, runners excellent. Young woman at front check in desk, needs improvement. Too judgemental and zero personality.

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EmilyH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

We had a reservation and felt incredibly rushed out of the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Took forever to get our food, waiter barely checked in, and half of the food never came.

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MichaelG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food for Restaurant Week was overcooked and not tasty. Portions were small, but in this case that was lucky. Staff was overworked (running and apologetic) but it was not their fault.

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vipDiningout1010
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch with a great menu!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration- great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Many options for vegetarian and non veg. All the dishes are beautifully presented and the quality of the ingredients is superb. The flavors are fresh and wonderful. All of the staff are attentive, providing great service! I love the decor, modern and hip, in a big, beautiful space . This has quickly become my go to place for a great meal and great dining experience every time!

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RPBMAV
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Really nice and happening place. Nice wine selection. Very good food - really enjoyed all the appetisers and specially the bread. The duck sharwama is unique no doubt. Would put it in the category of okay. The ambience and the buzz is fantastic

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vipRuby
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Lots of outdoor seating. Good energy restaurant.

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MelindaC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious Mediterranean food with a cool vibe, yummy drinks and excellent service.

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PatriciaO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. This was a special birthday dinner for a friend of many years. I had not tried this restaurant but was impressed by the reviews and it did not disappoint.

FAQs

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

Barbounia is rated 4.6 stars by 3149 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.