Weather was getting colder outside when we went to dinner at Barbounia - we knew they had outdoor heaters but of course they happen to be out of gas on the coldest day this season yet. They had a party indoors so no indoor seating. Then it started to rain - they had no preparation for such weather. My friend asked for steak medium-well, it arrived medium-rare. The whole entire experience was unpleasant. We spent close to $300 & they didn’t even offer free bread or drinks on the table - they charged us for extra bread while we sat freezing outside being rained on!
Good experience. Went for brunch. They have outdoor heaters!
Loved the food!! Everything we had was divine and I will definitely be coming back. Only hiccup was the weather had turned chilly and their heaters weren’t working. Probably something they shld address soon as we head into winter cos that spoilt the exp for us a bit.
Service was horrific
I've been coming here since I first moved to NY over 12 years ago. Always the most lovely staff, tasty food and beautiful ambience. Great time always. Nice but not stuffy/pretentious.
Great service and food. We were seated right away. Their food is absolutely amazing. Ivana and Marina were great!
Definitely worth coming back!
Lately we have become Friday evening outdoor regulars. NY is NOT a ghost town! It is lively and safe and we enjoy our socially distanced Barbounia dining with drinks so much!!
Ordered a bottle of wine that restaurant charged $70 for but looked it up on an app and retail value was $14!! I understand they mark up the bottle but that’s a huge mark up if I ever heard of one.
Won’t ever order a bottle of wine from this restaurant again.
Very expensive for a casual lunch
Great food. Great variety of outdoor seating. Menu more limited because of Covid. Drinks good but steeply priced. Always consistent experience and a go to for us!
We set outside Great service Great food - the Shawarma Duck was outstanding,
compliment to the chef!
Loved it! The mezze was delish and tagine was incredible!
Great dining experience outdoors! We were celebrating a special occasion and the staff couldn't have been nicer! food delicious!! Barbounia's sidewalk space was wonderful!! Thank you all!!
Super quick service. Great food. Everything about the night was great!
Awesome cocktails and dips
The service was phenomenal and we had a very delicious dinner.
We had a lovely evening sitting outside at Barbounia. The food was delicious and the service was great.
We loved every bite! Who knew eating on the street in NYC would be so fabulous...thanks
Love this restaurant and always have! They rose to the need of the public by creating comfortable and safe outdoor seating with a nice dose of elegance. Every part of our meal was superb. Don’t miss the branzino dish or the cauliflower appetizer!
Disappointed in my experience this time, food wasn’t good as good as it used to be, service was relatively poor and table wasn’t ready until 20 minutes later than reservation
Nothing available on menu we wanted and not the best service
Don't go. Service is weak. waiters are rude and not professional. So many places have done such a better job with seating. They have a closed street and basically dumped tables in the street. No lights, no plants. Pass and it won't be Barbounia for long!
The weekend bruh is delicious. It's a bit pricey (bread is $3 extra) but they have lots of outdoor space as I've of the side streets is closed. I would return.
Love the appetizers delicious
Great food and service! The waiter was extra thoughtful and helpful with our personal tastes and preferences. Outdoor seating was fabulous on a beautiful fall evening in NYC. Truly enjoyed the experience.
Great physical distancing of tables and lovely block to eat on any night of the week!
Delicious and great outdoor dining experience
Great staff, good food, more on the pricey end. Cocktails were the star of the show
Beautiful outdoor seating! Food was delicious and service was 100%!
Terrible service and value
Impromptu outdoor band was deafening so we had to move as we could not only not have conversation but it was painfully loud. Thankfully they didn’t blast diners for very long. Staff was very accommodating and attentive.
Grilled octopus appetizer was delicious as always. Steak entree was unfortunately very disappointing. Not of consistent Barbounia quality.
A bit pricey for regular dining but fabulous. A few dollars less and you could go more often. Appetizers are a big overpriced. But it was a lovely experience.
The Middle Eastern food was good, but when they ventured out to other areas, it was not quite as fruitful.
Very fine, well-spaced outdoor seating is important; plus of course fine preparations and presentations plus attentive service. One of the best adaptations since the pandemic affected NYC dining out so drastically.
I thought it was a bit misleading to have bottomless as an option on the website only to be told when we got there that it wasn't being offered
Amazing food. If you like Mediterranean cuisine, go!
The waitstaff VERY impatient! 3 different waiters came to the table! Felt SUPER rushed and was DEFINITELY not a good experience. Food was good but whats the RUSH? Too expensive to be RUSHED! NOT a good first time experience there not sure if going back!
Great service and creative food ! Love the outdoor area.
Amazing service!! Very nice ambiance outside.
Barbounia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 995-0242.
Barbounia is rated 4.5 stars by 2919 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.