Barbounia

4.5
2462 reviews
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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best brunch you can get I'm New York

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A good time was had by all

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DY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! The mezze options with the warm bread are a must!!

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SK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food the ambiance and everything about Barbounia. Will be back again soon!

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YM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, very loud

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b
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Noisy, food ok not great - nothing really bad just ok - not likely to return.

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TL
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the fish tajine, duck shawarma and lamb kebob entrees, along with the hummus appetizer. All the dishes were superb, packed with flavor. We highly recommend this place for foodies.

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OT
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing brunch- the Turkish eggs are out of this world

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal here! Salmon kebab, grilled octopus, hummus apps, fish tagine, cauliflower app all amazing! The only thing I didn’t love was that the size of the bread and complimentary dips were no more and so small.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very basic and overpriced food, Small portions

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

A graceless, pushy staff serving mediocre, overpriced Mediterranean cuisine in a sadly outdated setting. Cannot believe this place is still in business considering the choices in the area for just about the same price. Needs either a total overhaul or to be put down.

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I celebrated my moms 60th birthday at the restaurant. The place was upscale alittle bit pricey but very nice ,the food was good, service was very professional and welcoming, and my request to be seated at a corner location for my son who has austism was fulfilled. And, the noice inside the restaurant did not bother us at all- it was kept to a medium level At 7:30 pm. I wish there was a complementary birthday cake for people celebrating their birthdays'. Over all we all enjoyed what we ordered.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and excellent service

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, amazing and fresh food and beautiful place. We love it! Can’t wait to come back!

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on New Years Eve and had an amazing experience. The restaurant staff were very professional and NOT stuffy. The chef came out and greeted us. He was totally unpretentious although, based on the phenomenon food, he had every right to be! You could see him working in the kitchen with his staff. And . . . . we were NOT rushed along so that they could squeeze in another seating for the evening. Each dish was delicious! I now understand what food critics mean when they talk about complexity and layers of flavors!
Bravo to Barbounia! We will be back!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Much too noisy! Won’t return

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Meeting a friend from California

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The ambience was wonderful and the food is very good. There were distinguished flavors in each dish and we ordered quite a variety of items. There were cuisine choices for all levels of spice as well as for different tastes. I appreciated the attention to detail on the food and I thought it was well above average.

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AQ
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service! Excellent food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing. The food was incredible

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe awesome food knowledgeable friendly service

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PN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

A wonderful place to spend Christmas! service, ambiance, delicious food, etc excellent! Haven’t eaten at a restaurant on Christmas before, so I was a bit unsure as to what to expect, but worry was unnecessary! Thank you Barbounia!!

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RS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

A beautiful place. The Lobster Risotto was delicious

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VU
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Good Christmas Day lunch.

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m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for brunch on Christmas and I already can't wait to go back. The food was amazing, the service was great, and they have a $20 bottomless champagne option if you sit at the bar.

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LM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is incredible. From the service to the food everything was even better than i expected

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YO
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Christmas Eve. We were prepared to pay any amount to have a nice dinner. The food was absolutely delicious! Each morsel of our meal was just sumptuous! So well flavored. The decor was beautiful. The ambiance perfect. The service was excellent. Our food arrived promptly - appetizers and main courses. We were in and out in 1 1/2 hours, even though we didn’t rush. We will definitely be back! Our new favorite restaurant!

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Ambiance was great. Bread and spreads superb. Food wasn’t good and was expensive.

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AD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance and great service, but not worth the expensive price.

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NV
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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CN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A member of our party had food allergies and the wait staff was helpful. Everything was delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here for bruch. Delicious food and fun environment.

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad I finally came here- heard many good reviews and it didn’t disappoint! The lamb schwarma and lobster risotto were both phenomenal. Great service too!

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AG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barbounia is a really great restaurant. It is expensive, however, it is well worth the price as the portions are all very large and the food is exeptional. The staff of very courteous and professional and I highly recommend this place. Lastly, the ambiance is very charming.

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EO
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the Olympia ! you could never have just one. Food is amazing, ambiance and location are unbeatable.

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OT
Atlanta
105 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Still very busy after all these years, which is always a good sign. Personalized take on Mediterranean and middle eastern food, tasty and fresh. Extremely loud, however,so if you want to converse it may not be your first choice.

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NY
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous setting with wonderful holiday decorations ...
Going back this weekend..

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RM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always!

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was not impressed and it is pricey for such a noisy, crowded and med-level restaurant. Dinner for 2, with 2 drinks, starter, entree and 1 dessert was $222 with tip. The next night I ate at Auerole's for the exact same price and it was a 5 star experience from walking in the door to leaving. Besides the far, far superior food

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