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Barbounia, New York, NY

Barbounia

4.6
4.6
3827 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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 80 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Mon, Sun 4:45 pm–10:30 pm Tue, Wed 4:45 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:45 pm–11:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 995-0242
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Amitzur Mor
  • Private party facilities
    Barbounia is available for private and semi-private parties.Please, send an email to barbouniaevents@gmail.com for parties larger than 9 people.
  • Private party contact
    Alex L: (212) 995-0242
  • Neighborhood
    Gramercy / Flatiron
  • Cross street
    20th Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    6 train to 23rd St or L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 to Union Square
  • Entertainment
    DJ
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,827 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Mediterranean

3,827 Reviews
  1. PACh

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious, however we were rushed at every point! It was difficult to enjoy as the servers were always around asking if we finished and then during desert we received the check! While still having the desert the server came over and asked if we were ready to pay! It was just too, too rushed. At least the food was delicious.

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  2. larryl

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We normally enjoy going to Barbounia. Was really offended about not enjoying regular menu. Almost a rip off for Val. Day. Not cool.

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  3. DhruvS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pretty expensive for what it was. Labneh was very average and the entree’s were good but nothing out of the ordinary given that each was upwards of $40. There’s plenty of Mediterranean restaurants in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn which are far better and worth the price. The restaurant was also huge and meant for corporate dinners rather than somewhere you go with friends or on a date.

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  4. uwsider

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good for special occasions. The space is glorious - high ceilings, arches - it makes it feel special. The short rib tagine is divine - the meat is tender the flavor rich. Desserts are indulgent and beautifully presented.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and creative dishes that were tasty and came out of the kitchen quick. If would be nice if the server gave even half a smile once

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  6. RobertG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great time. Good food great service

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  7. Missy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A friend recommended Barbounia, and we were thrilled with the experience! The ambience, the service, and the food were amazing—this restaurant will not disappoint!!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Barbounia is probably the best upscale Mediterranean restaurant in NYC. Everytime I go there I’m impressed with the wait staff and the food is actually incredible. Go there.

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  9. WilliamB

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    way too loud a room it is not possible to have a nice conversation here if the restaurant is full Hire a really good acoustician and make some physical changes! In the meantime lower the light level to lower the sound level... your customers will appreciate not needing to scream over everybody else just to talk to your friend across the table!

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  10. Goodfoodandgreatcompany

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I couldn't wait to eat my meal and get the heck out. I have eaten here before (at least twice) which is why I returned but the noise level and crowded environment made it extremely difficult to engage in a conversation with my friend. We had to yell over the volume to be heard. Sadly, I do not plan to return any time soon.

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  11. SomeshK

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Tables too closely packed to one another. Very loud.

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  12. KarenB

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was good, but not great. We had expected the food to be more delicious.

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  13. EricD

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. A bit loud but good environment.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The brunch menu is better than the dinner menu. Be prepared to be packed in like sardines at this place, they really seat you on top of each other. I went with a friend and the tables next to us were so close it felt like I was eating with the strangers next to us. The service was ok but even the waiters/servers were in your personal space a lot of the time.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing experience. Beautiful ambiance, scrumptious food, excellent service. Can’t wait to return!

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  16. Sandeep

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I am regular patron and always love the food, service, ambience especially for my clients. This time around, we had a group of 8 but felt all crammed and boxed in. Couple of guests could not even get out of their seats without others getting up. Music was a bit too loud on the evening and hard to have a conversation across the table!

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  17. Dianna

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was find. Restaurant staff were very kind and professional. The service was rushed. Someone different was at our table every few minutes checkin in, trying to take our glasses, clear our plates before we were done and interrupting our conversation with redundant questions. It was uncoordinated and a bit intrusive. The intentions were good but it made the experience less enjoyable as we could barely get through our conversation.

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  18. DaniqueP

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Some dishes were great and others average - especially for the price

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Barbounia is such a wonderful discovery- great food, wonderful ambiance and service. My new favorite place!

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  20. KendraC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, very attentive – I definitely recommend during restaurant week as well

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  21. EllenA

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, vibrant. Service was very good. Menu very diverse. Cocktails great.

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  22. monicar

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Couldn’t stop eating. Israeli chopped salad, salmon ceviche, and grilled octopus to die for. Next time I need to try other things. 😋😋😋😋

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service / vibe. Great for any special occasion

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  24. estherf

    New York City

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grest food loved everything Grest servicd Beautiful restaurant Trendy Best chmus

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  25. dcmAUS

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a party of 10 and used the prefix menu. Everything we had was absolutely amazing! The wait staff was very attentive, and everybody walked away having had a great time. the only downside was the noise level and the fact that it was very difficult to get to the restrooms through the crowd.

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  26. DonnaD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely and always a treat fo rme to bring clients there

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff was extremely rude and unprofessional. We had a group of 6 and were kicked out of our table before even 90 minutes to make room for another reservation

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  28. AlexandraL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for the beautiful table! Food is always fantastic.

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  29. barbara

    New York City

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is outstanding, really excellent. Service is rushed, with plates being removed as soon as fork is put down. We had to slow them down with clearing. Noise level is what will make us hesitant to return, other than at an off hour. It’s a beautiful cavernous space, so it’s exceptionally noisy.

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  30. Tinal

    Nashville

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food & excellent service! A delightful time was had by us all! We always enjoy our time here.

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  31. Caro

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a business lunch. Food was terrific, ambience was great. The restaurant wasn't very crowded so it wasn't noisy. Would definetly go back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time I had lunch at Barbounia and sadly my choice- the falafel pita- was not outstanding. The falafel was not crisp and actually needed a kind to cut through it. The meze was delicious as was the taboon bread I would have liked the mushroom soup but it was only available if you ordered the restaurant week full menu- and to do that the ENTIRE table has to order from the restaurant week specials. Felt like a lot of unnecessary rules..

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  33. scpape

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience! Highly recommend this spot to anyone.

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  34. DonnaP

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for a special occasion and the food is always a home-run

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  35. PolinaS

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant looks amazing and the food is spectacular 👍🏼

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  36. MelissaG

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend brunch and dinner here!! Outstanding meals every time! The service is also fantastic!

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  37. StephenK

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite, and our reason for going to Barbounia, is the Mezze platter. It is often the only thing we order because it is very filling. They also have an excellent wine list. To add to the good food and wine is impeccable service.

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  38. DavidB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, great food, perfect saturday night

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  39. Service

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Restaurant is super cramped. Can’t even walk between tables. Waitress was super apathetic as were the hostesses. The bus boys were great and saved the experience. Also don’t appreciate the BS ‘ the chef wants you to put in the whole order at once nonsense’. A scam to rush you out of there and to over order. Been here many times before but this will probably be our last. Don’t like greedy and unappreciative restaurants.

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  40. Regulardiner

    Greater Boston

    540 reviews

    5.0

    540 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch! Middle eastern dishes that everyone liked. I have never seen my family scarf up cauliflower so fast. It was delicious. Egg dishes were all excellent too. Beautiful room and attentive service.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barbounia using the Order Online button. Barbounia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 995-0242.

Barbounia is rated 4.6 stars by 3827 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 80 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Barbounia

250 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street
    20th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Gramercy / Flatiron
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Mon, Sun 4:45 pm–10:30 pm Tue, Wed 4:45 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:45 pm–11:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    6 train to 23rd St or L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 to Union Square
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Amitzur Mor
  • Entertainment
    DJ
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 995-0242
  • Private party facilities
    Barbounia is available for private and semi-private parties.Please, send an email to barbouniaevents@gmail.com for parties larger than 9 people.
  • Private party contact
    Alex L: (212) 995-0242
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