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Balaboosta

4.3
4.3
1070 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Balaboosta - A Yiddish term meaning the perfect housewife, homemaker, wonderful mother, cook & gracious hostess. She does it all and she does it well!

Step into Einat’s home away from home decorated in rustic details and vintage family photos. This “Mediterranean meets Middle East” restaurant has a diverse and playful menu that draws inspiration from Chef/Owner Einat Admony's Israeli roots. Here at Balaboosta, Einat will literally and figuratively fill the role of a traditional Balaboosta.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm-3:30pm Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 966-7366
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Einat Admony
  • Private party facilities
    We offer our space for buy outs or for semi private events for parties of 10-20 guests.
  • Private party contact
    events@balaboostanyc.com: (917) 971-8137
  • Neighborhood
    NoLita
  • Cross street
    Prince and Spring Streets
  • Parking details
    A parking garage is located right next to the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    6 train to Spring Street<br />N R W to Prince Street<br />B D F M trains to Broadway/Lafayette
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,070 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 0.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

1,070 Reviews
  1. StephenC

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Noisy but enjoyable and different. To be honest a little overpriced compared to others we dined at given the relative levels but still an enjoyable evening.

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  2. Steph

    Fort Lauderdale

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for a date

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came in for brunch and had wonderful cocktails and delicious food. I had the shakshuka, which did not disappoint. There were a number of items on the menu that I would have been happy to eat -- always a good sign. The service was impeccable. I will continue to return to Balaboosta.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Balaboosta with attentive service and really delicious Mediterranean fare!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious!

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  6. AziN

    New York City

    94 reviews

    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our food was absolutely incredible! We had the octopus salad, Israeli street fair (yum!) and the skirt steak. Everything was on point with taste! Server wasn't the most attentive or friendliest but that didn't impact us. Can't wait to be back!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was so delicious, reasonable, and the service was great.

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  8. diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was generally fine, except one of our starters was completely forgotten about. When we raised the issue it came out with our entrees, as well as an apology from the waiter who didn't hesitate to claim responsibility. So I was very surprised when the bill arrived that the item wasn't omitted. Just not exactly what I would expect from Balaboosta.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. CliffD

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just a really pleasant place. Food was terrific, room is very well designed, staff couldn't have been nicer. The slightly "different" nature of the food made it interesting - there was a pasta dish unlike anything I've ever had before. I've already recommended it to a number of people. Im anxious to try the other restaurants affiliated with Balaboosta

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  10. MichelleM

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A favorite. Consistent, delicious, fresh food and friendly service

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FAQs

Balaboosta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 966-7366.

Balaboosta is rated 4.3 stars by 1070 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Balaboosta

214 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Prince and Spring Streets
  • Neighborhood
    NoLita
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm-3:30pm Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    A parking garage is located right next to the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    6 train to Spring StreetN R W to Prince StreetB D F M trains to Broadway/Lafayette
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Einat Admony
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 966-7366
  • Private party facilities
    We offer our space for buy outs or for semi private events for parties of 10-20 guests.
  • Private party contact
    events@balaboostanyc.com: (917) 971-8137
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