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Barbounya

4.2
149 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Turkish
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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About

Barbounya in Montreal, Quebec offers an eclectic menu with an approach that is distinctively Middle Eastern. Diners can enjoy starters like toursi, hummus, labneh and muhammara. Vegetables on offer will vary depending on the season. Seafood aficionados will enjoy a variety of delights, including fried calamari, oysters, shrimp, mackerel and the catch of the day. Landlubbers can dine on Barbounya's lamb kefta sliders, chops or lamb tartare, veal tongue and guinea fowl.



Desserts at Barbounya include baklava, various sorbets and more. Private dining facilities are available in the Istanbul Room at Barbounya if you are hosting a special event for up to 25 people.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Turkish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Wednesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Phone number
(514) 439-8858
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Fisun Ercan
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Private party facilities
Escape into the privacy of our beautiful Istanbul room for your private parties, your office gatherings or to cheer on the Habs. Photographs by Vadim Daniel.
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Private party contact
Karl Leblanc: (866) 796-3854
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jeanne-Mance
Additional
Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
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4.1
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4.1
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4.1
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4.0Dined on August 21, 2016

Very tasty meals from Chef Fisun Ercan

Service was very long (waiter forgot to take one order) and we should have been offer some bread at least.

Very Nice place but the music was a bit loud for a brunch. Hard to enter tain a conversation.

Would however recommend for delicious food.

The lamb sausages Plate was a delight !

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2016

Endroit génial pour un brunch différent. Excellent rapport qualité/prix.
En amoureux ou petit groupe.
Grande table conviviale. Pas de table individuelle.
Pas recommandé avec les enfants.
Nous reviendrons essayé le menu dégustation prochainement, à partager entre amis.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2016

Cuisine assez rafinée et savoureuse. Service sympathique mais un peu lent si l'on a une limite de temps.

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2016

The food was delicious and a bit precious and the portions inadequate. When you order calamari on a menu, you generally expect it to be mostly calamari, but this was served as a salad with a few bits of calamari sprinkled on it. Basically, we were grateful that the Turkish bread seemed to be unlimited.

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2016

On y va pour la nourriture bien sur, les plats sont tous aussi bons les uns que les autres, le plaisir de découvrir de nouvelles saveurs (le tartare d'agneau est à tomber!) L'ambiance est parfaite, intime et dynamique, facilite les échanges avec d'autres clients. Les serveurs sont accessibles, charmants et connaissent leurs produits. Un grand plaisir, à renouveler très bientôt.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2016

Où est la version française de votre site?
Je l'ai cherche en vain

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2016

Very good food and excellent service BUT there are no tables in the restaurant. It was extremely uncomfortable seating plus people are packed on long tables with strangers. I know it is European to have strangers right next to you while you are having intimate conversation but at least have comfortable seats.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2016

Très agréable expérience. Le brunch est délicieux d'une belle présentation. La quantité du brunch est un peu trop petite pour deux personnes.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2016

Tout très agréable sauf le niveau de sonorité élevé

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2016

Very nice presentation. Food was flavorful and i liked ordering from a small menu.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2016

Des ingrédients simples et des combinaisons savoureuses, un très joli décor et un service aimable. Un 2e resto gagnant pour moi qui est déjà fan de Su.

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1.0Dined on August 2, 2016

Très bien! Excellente nourriture. Paticularité: on est obligatoirement assis à un comptoir

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2.0Dined on July 30, 2016

Les "tapas" sont minuscules pour le montant dépensé. Le brunch est bien meilleur que le souper

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2016

Barbounya est une valeur sûre. C'était le 4e que nous y étions et, à chaque fois, la qualité de l'accueil et de la nourriture est au rendez vous.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2016

Bonjour,

Dans l'ensemble, ce fut une expérience décevante. La nourriture servie (était généralement fade, à l'exception des cocktails, du vin et de l'agneau qui étaient excellents.

Le serveur, bien que courtois, avait l'air complètement désintéressé par son emploi.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2016

Un brunch excellent et original, le service était très bon également

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2016

J'ai d'abord connu le Su et j'y suis allée à 3 occasions pour bruncher.
L'an dernier, j'ai appris que vous aviez ouvert le Barbounya et suis allée aussi pour bruncher.
J,y suis retourné pour le brunch dimanche dernier pour une occasion spéciale.

C,est un peu plus bruyant que chez Su, la proximité des gens autour d'une même grande table mais on s'y habitue...

Sur ma recommandation, un groupe de jeunes gens sont allés souper au Barbounya, l'an dernier et ont adoré leur expérience.

J'y retournerai avec plaisir! C'est plus accessible à Montréal pour moi!

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2016

Excellent. Love the brunch. Nice alternative to traditional "eggs and bacon". Refreshing. Perfect place to get together with your friend.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2016

On n'a pas trop aimé le chat qui entre dans le resto. Encore moins le serveur qui nous dit qu'il vient peut-être pour les souris... C'est mon seul bémol. Bouffe et service extra autrement.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2016

Formule intéressante , plats goûteux ,bien présentes .

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2016

Tried their brunch for my birthday - Very original - Traditional Turkish mezze sharing platter with a choice of main dish per person - yummy food, cool ambiance , great patio and lovely waiters - love the design too! highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2016

We had an excellent experience at Barbounya for Sunday brunch a few weeks ago. The service was super friendly and efficient, the food delicious and varied, the prices reasonable considering the quality. We enjoyed how the brunch works: you have a shared platter of tasty finger foods first and then each diner can choose one main course. Thankfully, we reserved because the restaurant really filled up around noon or 1:00pm. We'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2016

Best restaurant! Excellent restaurant, vous ne pouvez pas être déçus. Vous attendre à un niveau de bruit élevé le soir, surtout s'il y a un groupe, car les tables sont proches les unes des autres:

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2016

Nous avons découvert votre établissement par un certificat cadeau de notre fils qui avait été enchanté de sa visite à votre resto. Intéressant d'avoir des plats très différents et des portions qui permettent le partage. Service prompt et accueillant. Nos souhaits pour que vous puissiez rester sur Laurier très longtemps.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2016

Une cuisine de qualité jumellée à un concept rarement exploité et des saveurs raffinées: clairement l'une des perles de Montréal.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2016

We loved it!
The food was delicious and the staff attentive, helpful and professional. Both of these factors [food & staff] made it a special evening for us all.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2016

C'était excellent et le service impeccable! J'ai adoré, je l'ai référé et je vais y retourner sans aucun doute.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2016

Bouffe bonne, mais sans rien d'extrordinaire. Peu de saveur typique. Service attentionné.Nombreux Vins en expotation privée

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2016

Je connais le Su pour ses brunches incroyables, donc je savais à quoi m'attendre côté bouffe. C'était la première fois que j'allais au Barbounya par contre et je vais y retourner, ça s'est clair. D'abord l'acceuil et le service était impeccable et les choix pour le plat principal était variés. J'ai pris le maquereau avec la galette aux courges et autres légumes. DÉLICIEUX.
Je recommande à tous d'aller bruncher au Barbounya au moins une fois. Les brunches turcs, ya pas mieux.

P.s., réservez, si vous y allez pour le brunch du dimanche, parce que c'est plein.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2016

Idéal pour ceux qui aiment goûter un plein de petits plats et partager en toute convivialité. Beaucoup de saveur.
Les serveurs sont particulièrement attentionnés et efficaces.
Seul bémol, très bruyant et le partage des grandes tables peut rendre difficile la conversation .

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2016

Visiting from Boston and as a chef I couldn't recommend this place enough. Unique offerings done perfectly.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2016

Personnel attentionné, nourriture honnête qualité-prix mais sans surprise pour les papilles. Restaurant de quartier.

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2016

I had high hopes. I was underwhelmed maybe because my expectations were high. I understand food and have a good palate. It felt like the Chef was just not present in the food. It lacked substance, complexity, novelty, there was not much that was interesting except maybe the hints of cinnamon in the ceviche (the skin of the wish was too tough by the way- nothing sexy about it). The 'cigar' was very uninspiring in filling. I grew up in Middle Eastern and Moroccan food- I am not a traditionalist per se but believe it has its role in modern favours. I do not say this out of bias. I REALLY wanted to like it but I had to admit defeat. It's a cigar! It should be sublime if that is what is being served. I was sad about it too as this was a special occasion. To continue...the stuffed squid too was uninteresting- basically not much better than a decent dolmate...rice, dill, overpowering. The squid -decent- again just decent, not inspiring. The rabbit with Tagliatelle , again so uninspiring that I don't even want to write about it. Basically a flatline just no high or low in there. Then finally the lamb . Simply put: not tender. I could NOT believe it. In fact the more I think back on the meal the more annoyed I get. I feel bad I spent money there, something that well it was the first time in a while that I am truly fully disappointed in a restaurant. Sometimes you simply get what you pay for and know what to expect. Sometimes a person is blown away. And then other times, I am saddened by the experience.. On the plus side the space is great as was the service at every level. I would recommend the chef /owner step back in and either reimagine, reinsert energy into the food, reconquer the dynamic that should be there. Otherwise the place will simply be 'old' before its time- it feels as if it is aging. Sorry for the harsh review. I don't normally review. I wanted the food to carry me away- the desert, ocean, sun, spices, joy. It didn't do so very much. I Hope it helps a bit.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2016

The service was amazing I just wished there were more in-between options - between totally vegetarian and seafood and lamb when it comes to tapas. I eat chicken, beef and veal, none of these were in the tapas, and there was a lot of seafood in which I am allergic, all else was great, great wine selection and sweet wines too!

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2016

Nice presentation. Interesting dishes. We were there for brunch and it's a nice change from conventional breakfast.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2016

Différent pour un brunch , tout était bon ,ambiance agréable , un peu bruyant

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2016

Excellente nourriture et service professionnel.
Nous étions 8 amis et tous ont grandement apprécié leur repas.
Service attentionné.
Formule tapas peu favorable pour un membre de notre groupe allergique aux poissons et fruits de mer.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2016

Nice Turkish tapas bar. Interesting menu that must be shared. There is a tasting menu if you are a first time diner. The apetisers and meat dishes were the best. The stuffed calamari least popular at our table.

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3.0Dined on April 24, 2016

We all liked the food for sharing that came to our table at first. However, we all also said that the food lacked a bit of taste. A little bland. But the atmosphere is good :)

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2016

A great set up that creates a unique atmosphere. The food is tasty, and original.

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