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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

Barbounia Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Fun (33)
Fit for Foodies (30)
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Great for Brunch (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Special Occasion (26)
Authentic (25)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Bar Seating (20)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
People Watching (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Romantic (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Cozy (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Casual (15)
Healthy (14)
Happy Hour (12)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tapas (7)
Seasonal (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Spicy (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vegan (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great Beer (2)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

Slow service, meh food, and great decor!! I've come here a few times, very long ago and I hate to say this experience doesn't make me want to come back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

awesome place. good for casual dining or for a special occasion

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Service of the entree was incredibly slow. We had to rush through the meal when we were finally served and almost missed reservations for a show later

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, amazing service; incredible for dates!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

New York restaurants are notoriously tight on space. This was, without a doubt the most crowded, cramped experience I have had in ages. Tables so close together neither me nor the guy at the table text to me were able to sit squarely at our own tables without constantly bumping each other. Food couldn’t all be placed on the table by the staff without removing glasses and have plates overlap the edge. Too cramped to be enjoyed fully.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

This is always a fantastic location! The food is excellent, which is rare for a place with such a good boozy brunch deal. The waitstaff and hostesses management are also DELIGHTFUL! Can't say enough good things about this place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was amazing! You also cant go wrong with unlimited mimosas until 4pm!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Definitely will be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Server was terrible, rushing us and rolling eyes. Really ridiculous. If anyone bothered to stop by our table to ask, we would have said something. Wanted to leave zero tip but the other staff (runners and bus) were very nice and didn't want to stiff them. Main server should not be in service industry!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Good food, decent drinks. Had the Manhattan which was overpriced. Food is delicious. Everything was very tasty!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

It was lovely! Would recommend to all friends.

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 (Raum Hamburg)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food with outstanding service. Our server Laura was very professional and knowledgeable!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I have been to Barbounia many times and the food is excellent along with the service. This past time the food was not as impressive as in my past visits and I found the bill to be more expensive than in the past. I would go back as restaurants do have an off day.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I went there with my date for happy hour. The bar is tight so make a reservation, get there early and take your seats. All is fine once you are there but standing around to wait for a seat would not be fun, so take my advice. The happy hour food menu is enough - good options. Our waiter convinced us to order more expensive items and they were not better or worth it so stick to the happy hour menu and drinks. I'm not sure about the regular menu items butit looked good for the little I did see. Lastly, the ambiance and location is excellent. No disappointments there.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Went for lunch this visit. Pretty holiday decorations. The fish was good, but broccoli rabe a bit tough. Beet salad was good, but beets a bit undercooked. I prefer their dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent food in a beautiful setting !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Arrived feeling festive and light hearted, Left feeling a little disappointed! The ambiance and energy of the restaurant was lovely!!! Staff were attentive beginning of the evening. However our mains arrived when we were still eating our appetizers. And the risotto was awfully over cooked. And we had to ask for the dessert menu 3 times before it was given to us over half an hour later. Understand it was Christmas but left feeling not so festive . Feel like it could be hit or miss, and unfortunately I feel we missed.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We booked Christmas Dinner at Barbounia, knowing as visitors from Australia we would not be able to get a traditional Australian Christmas dinner. However, we were not disappointed by the creative and delicious food, worthy of the occasion. Decor was wonderful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went on Christmas. It was horrible. It took 15 minutes before anyone came over to the table to acknowledge us. Then it took another 10 to get a glass of water. Drinks never arrived. Avoid. The waitstaff simply doesn't care.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Device was very good, great food, fun autmosphere

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for Christmas lunch only to find out that it was their brunch menu, which was not indicated on their website. Also the service was terrible. The waitress lost our order, our table was being "set up" for over 20 minutes, even though we had reservations and had arrived on time. The food was ok, but not special.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Lovely Christmas Day luncheon. Great space, vibrantly decorated for Christmas and New Year. Nice, friendly staff. Food tasty. Good bubbly.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Barbounia is always a delicious treat where they do not rush you out. Relaxing dinner with friends

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We loved this place! The restaurant was not too crowded, staffs were friendly and foods were good :) They have amazing flatbread and we really enjoyed their Saganki and Turkish Eggs. I recommended this place to my brother to take his girlfriend for dinner in Christmas and they also loved the restaurant as well.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very good food. Enjoyable atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great, efficient service. The staff was very welcoming. Great food and ambience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Almost got run over by waitstaff as I entered and was being led to table. Pretty shocking that he wouldn't yield to a customer. Food was very good but the noise level was LOUD. I felt myself leaning over the table to hear my guest. Sat along the wall and the space between other diners on either side was not enough.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Authentic
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Nice but expensive.
Main course very big portions that we did not finish.
We could have shared 1 for two or take more from first courses.
Very noisy but nice.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Crazy number of birthdays seem to happen during Sunday brunch. Good vibe. Much quieter during the week. Great for dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Had an 8:30 PM res on a Saturday night and were seated immediately by a friendly maitre'd
Beautifully decorated room for the holidays. An upside down christmas tree hanging from the ceiling They had a Hannukah menu!! The cauliflower, octopus and salmon were all good, even though we asked for our salmon to be cooked medium and it came out medium rare.
The service was uneven. The friendly busboys were good until they took my plate away while my husband was still eating his food. Thefriendly waiter left my dirty silverware on the table when changing out plates after apps. That did not ruin our evening. We had a cozy corner table overlooking the theater going on while we ate. So fun The chocolate mousse cake was not good but I can spin that into a positive also. After two bites I put my fork down. Just not good enough to eat the whole thing.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

This place is well worth the price. It was beautifully decked out in christmas decor and looked festive and fun. Great place to bring a date or celebrate with a group of friends. The drinks are fantastic and the food is delicious. Highly recommend the hummus and soft bread that comes with it. Can't go wrong with Barbounia.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

They had beautiful holiday decorations that everyone in our group including our client commented on. We had a larger group of 8 and our waiter did a fantastic job of checking in on us but not hovering! Food was delicious. I will definitely be going back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Barbounia is nothing short of culinary heaven. I came from Boston to NYC for a special occasion, and, despite taking several hours to get there due to a snowstorm, the food was absolutely delicious. There was a very busy and vibrant pre-holiday crowd, but the staff was courteous and receptive, and acted like I was the only person in the room. I cannot wait to go back! In very grateful appreciation, - K.

Tags: People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 12, 2017

very impressed- never been- enjoyed every bite and sip!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great atmosphere. Somewhat loud so not good for deep conversations. Off the beaten path but well work the food and ambiance.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Expensive reasonable food. Poor beer choice. Crowded. No flexibility with side dishes. Great hummus.

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

Amazing decor, great food and service. Decent coffee. Enjoyable Sunday brunch destination.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Beautifully decorated restaurant and a good energy. Great service. I was not happy with the wine list, there just are just too many high end priced bottles, not enough mid range good selections. Appetizers were very good but entrees were average for the price.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

High energy, lively place with great ambiance. Delicious drinks and tasty food. The lunch menu could use a bit more options though. The place is always packed and seating is tight.

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