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About Barbounia

Barbounia: a boisterous reinvention of the Mediterranean’s vibrant cuisine and easy lifestyle. Named for the ubiquitous red mullet that swims the Mediterranean waters, Barbounia celebrates the region’s common heritage and bold cuisines through distinctive flavors, fresh ingredients and innovative design by the award winning Atlanta-based Johnson Studio.

250 Park Ave South
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Israeli

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:45pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Weekend Brunch: 10:30am - 3:45pm
HAPPY HOUR 7 Days from 3:00pm - 7:00pm

Cross Street:
20th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 995-0242

Website:
http://www.barbounia.com/

Entertainment:
DJ

Public Transit:
6 train to 23rd St or L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6 to Union Square

Executive Chef:
Amitzur Mor

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Come and celebrate New year eve with us.
We will be featuring the regular menu as well very special dishes of the day which you can order a la carte or as a set menu.
A glass of champagne will be served at midnight to everyone from the house. Music, good vibe, and great energy will be available.

Barbounia Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Fun (31)
Special Occasion (28)
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Good for Groups (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Authentic (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Great for Brunch (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Hot Spot (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Business Meals (15)
Romantic (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Casual (14)
Healthy (13)
Cozy (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
People Watching (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Spicy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Tapas (6)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous atmosphere , and the very best pizza in the city

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food. Excellent service. But was extremely noisy. Great place to share food. Would return.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Very nice; could have had a larger table for 4 people but all in all, good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Went for brunch. The food was delicious but service was a little slow.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was good but probably a little not expensive than you’re typical brunch place. My biggest complaint was that we made a 2:15 reservation but weren’t seated until 3:15; kind of defeats the purpose of a reservation.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

this restaurant has a really fun vibe - it was lively and loud. the issue is there is no waiting room in the entrance so youre just clumped together very uncomfortably with tons of ppl waiting to be seated. the food was great though - got the classic greek salad, salmon kebabs and the mousse. my friend got the hanger steak. would definitely want to go back to try more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I’ve been coming to Barbounia for YEARS and my most recent visit was a massive disappointment. I was catching up with a friend I hadn’t seen in months. We had finished a couple rounds of drinks, appetizers, entrees and were basically finishing our drinks before ordering another round, when (mid conversation) we were told by our waiter “you have to leave because a party is waiting for the table”. Obviously I made a reservation for the table that evening and we were never told another party had reserved it, or there was a time limit. Surprised, we looked around and noticed there were other empty tables in the restaurant! We asked to speak to a manager who (several minutes later) came to us and while mildly apologetic for the mishap, told us “we need to move because it’s a highly desired location and has been reserved”. He never offered us another table, but said we could move to the (now very crowded) bar. Patrons sitting near us were now noticing and began to comment on how rudely we were treated. My friend and I have taken clients here. Can you imagine if that happened during a business dinner? A romantic date? I’ve been to smaller places in the city that have time limits for turnover, but they are sure to tell you before being seated. Barbounia is very large and at that point we had spent $180+ and planned to spend more. Our stay was more than justified. Also the Manager should have been the one to address us first and offered, at the very least, another table. It wasn’t until coming over (at our request) and making a scene for several minutes that the Manager offered us a round of drinks.. at the bar. At that point we just wanted the check, to pay and leave. I’m in no way an entitled or snobby person. I imagine anyone being “booted out” would feel as embarrassed and insulted.

If you want to spend nearly $200 to be treated as second-rate and rushed through a meal, you’ve found your place.
Going forward, I choose to spend my money elsewhere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Appetizers were good but the flat bread was pretty chewy and testeless. Also the tables are too closely placed and the flat breads arrive on a tray which is bigger than the narrow table.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

First time at Barbounia. Excellent food, good service. Extremely loud music; not a place to go if you are planning to have a nice, tranquil conversation.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Terrible service and They played music way too loud

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I️ had a friend visiting and decided to take her here for brunch. Our waitress was extremely rude for the first half of our meal and then completely ignored us for the second half. The food was good but the service definitely ruined the atmosphere

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was top notch. Kitchen was on point. Meal was exceptional. Wine selection perfection. Total 10.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

As always this place is f** AMAZING the food is delicious and very often they adding new stuff to the menu!
Good vibes music and many more!

Tags: Authentic, Vegan, Tapas, Good for a Date, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Amazing service!! The staff is top notch! They made me feel like a king his court.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had a great time. Wish we could afford to go there more often.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love the food and service! Great place for brunch.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was terrible. We had to send back a few things we ordered and the waitress was irritated by this. Even though we had asked for a few things like, well done, sauce on side, no garlic. All three different dishes were prepared incorrectly. Even though the waitress said all were written down and doable she was irritated and short with us when they had to be sent back. We also felt the food didn't taste nearly as good as we had hoped. The menu looks appealing if only the food was as good as described.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a group dinner for family. The server explained the menu clearly, and the food came quickly and efficiently. Everyone felt the food was delicious, and the efficiency of service enabled us to get to the theater in perfect time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My favorite spot for brunch in the area. Best hummus I've ever had!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Scenic View, People Watching, Casual, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great place and vibe!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went there for a Saturday brunch with some friends.
PROs: Service was attentive, food arrived on time and they were pretty generous with the unlimited drink refills. Kept refilling our glasses even after they cleared our plates which was nice as most places typically stop serving or move you to the bar. Great menu for brunch too!
CONs: Extremely loud and difficult to have a conversation. There were plenty of birthdays that day where they played loud celebratory music each time for the whole restaurant to witness. A la carte cocktails are also pretty pricey.
Overall, a good option for special occasions but not so much if you want to have a decent conversation without too many distractions.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Everything was perfect... exept for the noise level was extremely loud ... even at a table for two... The chicken was sensational!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

great place, only critique is that the flatbread came on a board that was 2x as long as our tables width. jutted into the neighbor's space.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Too noisy. It was not allowing us to have a conversation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was good but service was an absolute mess from when we walked in. Table wasn’t ready so we went to the bar- no problem. When we asked for a menu the bartender couldn’t be bothered.. we had to ask again and he chucked it onto the bar. As we were reading it, our table was ready. We ordered and the food came out very quickly but everything was so messy. I think they had way too many people working so there were too many bodies in a place where there are too many tables. The waiters could barely move around our table which was awkward and eventually led to one of them bumping an entire glass of red wine on our table and laps. Lastly, don’t sit by the window... it’s nice until the scent of horses wafts in as you’re trying to eat... then the curtain comes flying in when the wind blows nearly knocking more things off our table.
But- the food was good! I’d return and maybe ask to sit at a different table? I don’t know.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Arrived with a large group at 10am Sunday when it was empty. By the time we left it was packed and hopping. Food was delicious, great brunch variety available, attentive service. Highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

First time at Barbounia--dont know why but I will come back again. The ambiance was so inviting and warm! Brian the manager was super helpful.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A fun, full and lively restaurant for a Saturday night in the NYC..

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We haven't been to Barbounia in a while, but we made reservations to take friends from out of town. We ordered a bunch of appetizers to share, and later ordered dinner. We were not rushed, pushed, or expected to leave quickly, as it was a saturday night. Great staff. Great food. Great night out.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I picked this restaurant because of the menu. I don't eat meat and my husband does. I thought it would satisfy us both. The hummus and the cigar roles were very good. I had salad with shrimp on it and my husband had the lamb. Both very good.
The belly dancing was a huge surprise! Was a fun night!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent food. Really enjoyed the Moroccan Festival menu. Both lamb dishes were superb. Very extensive wine list (far more than necessary). I would suggest cuttting it down and adding more information about each wine. Sommelier was helpful though.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Amazing service, outstanding food and great ambiance. Restaurant was packed on a Tuesday night but they waiters and support staff as well as the management were checking on all tables constantly. Staff were happy and proud. I will definitely go back. 5 star all the way.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We were there during a special Moroccan themed week. The food was spectacular and service superb!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The restaurant was not properly air conditioned. The place was so loud & they blasted music in 10 when they brought out birthday cakes...2x during our hour long visit. The server was nice but clueless. Removing my fellow diners plates while I was still eating. Never again. What was once a nice restaurant (been going for 10 years, now feels like a frat party. Entrees overpriced. Skip it unless you’re 22 and looking to get wasted. Good luck with that tho bc the bottomless brunch Bellinis are 1/2 juice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Enjoyed the food and the vitality of the restaurant. Service was good. Restaurant is inviting. I would go back again!. Recommend it highly!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Love this spot for Brunch, not only the unlimited Champagne but all breakfast items are just yummy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Fabulous food...service... and ambiance. One of our favorite restaurants in the city.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was great and the restaurant is beautiful but the service was lack luster. We had to ask the guy serving the water for drinks because a server didn't come up to us for a solid 15 minutes. When someone did finally come up to us after 20 minutes the guy opened up by saying "I'm not your server but I will take your order" . . . Our server only came up to us at the end of our meal to ask if everything was ok and then brought us our check without even asking if we wanted another drink, which we did. I would definitely go to Barbounia again but I will request another server if I got that woman again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We love Barbounia - our 3rd visit and we always enjoy coming back. The restaurant ambiance, service and food are excellent. Noise level is active for a fun environment. Only drawback is the width between the tables on the wall along the banquette. It's very tight.

To improve the overall dining experience of customers at these 2-person tables, consider removing 1 table to provide slightly more width between the table enhancing comfort, privacy and flow.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Everything was great! But noise volym very loud (Wednesday night around 7-8) as in many nyc restaurants.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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