Barbounia

4.6
3270 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service and fun atmosphere! Whipped feta and labneh dips are amazing, as are the crispy artichokes and falafel. The only issues were that if you’re seated close to the kitchen the heat from the wood burning oven can get uncomfortable. The tables are also very close together, so it’s kind of difficult to get around.

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vipMichelleP
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in a very long time. The lamb wear amazing- don't miss it!

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PatriceL
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience there was fabulous! It was the first time the 6 six of us dined there by a recommendation from my daughter who highly recommended Barbounia! Would come again and will spread the word!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Too loud -

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Lena
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful place with lovely food! Great service too

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vipTriBeCaGirl155
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of my favorite NYC restaurants! It never disappoints.

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vipStar08
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent except one item we ordered never came (but we didn't get charged for it) and the dessert was so sweet I couldn't eat it.

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vipJonI
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and great space

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vipShane
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, kind staff, such good food especially the Silan dessert, well worth it!

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vipAmandaP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very tasty and it was a fun restaurant. Would go back!

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vipJimS
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent middle eastern cuisine, professional and friendly service, in an energetic setting.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place checks all the boxes. Great food, atmosphere and service. Reasonable prices for fine dining. I highly recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The kabobs were served burnt. We sent it back to the kitchen and still had to pay for it. Very disappointing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent food and very good service

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RuthH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Restaurant.
The food was good and the service was great.
As an Israeli i liked the music and the vibe in there/

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MichelleM
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner & service was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve was a blast—great food, great service, fun mixed crowd, great room and great tunes!!!!!

But it’s fun any night we have been. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years dinner- great food/ great drinks and amazing atmosphere. We’ve celebrated here several times.

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Gilad
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Octopus, duck and short rib were to die for! Panna cotta and cheesecake were also delicious. Only minor critique I’d make is that the red snapper special was a touch over cooked, but the grilled corn and root vegetables that it came with were amazing! Thank you for an incredibly special night!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fast service, great food. Dessert was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great Food and service. A bit noisy but the atmosphere makes up for it. Price in line with the quality of the food.

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DeryaT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Especially service and the server team

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TarasP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. Food was excellent. Will visit again in the future.

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Love2eat
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic place to eat !

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Eden
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is the best but there should be spacing between tables. It’s too crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

El servicio fue muy bueno y la comida también, como fuimos a la cena de víspera de navidad esperábamos un ambiente más tranquilo con la música más baja para poder conversar, pero en general el ambiente fue muy agradable.

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vipMayaB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! We enjoyed our lunch yesterday. Love this restaurant!!

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very happy with the octopus appetizer. It was perfectly cooked, not too soft but not too chewy either. Had the branzini as the main dish. Very tasty, wish the fish portion was bigger compared to the broccoli portion which took up most of the plate.
Very happy with our cocktails. Tried the Casablanca and the Indigo, both delicious.
Overall very happy with both food and service. Would definitely recommend.

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LarryE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Middle Eastern Fare!

If you’re vegan or just hungry for some fine flavors
from the Middle East. We had the Mezze appetizer platter which was ample for 4 but you may want to double or triple up on their flatbread so you can sop up every last dip. I had the Duck with Black Rice which was delicious, and ice cream with shaved Halavah for desert, extraordinary and the portion will serve 2-3.

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Bianca
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really beautiful food and decor. Try the cauliflower, it’s outstanding !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time food was great!!!!

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Franky
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and ambience is great at Barbounia! Perfect spot for a large group

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, Eduardo the Manager was terrific. Service is rushed and of course line all restaurants now, very expensive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! I really enjoyed

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cindy
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the seers. Comfy. Although food came out a little too fast. A little bit rushed but it’s lunch and I get it
Thank h

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vipLf33
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently very good.

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vipmiriama
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is original and beautifully presented.
The Spinach Shakshuka was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, very good food and service.

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emilya
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!! Everything was devoured and we definitely are adding this to our short list of places to return.

FAQs

Barbounia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 995-0242.

Barbounia is rated 4.6 stars by 3270 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.