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Balaboosta

4.3
1126 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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  • Neighborhood Gem (1778)
  • Romantic (565)

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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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
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Phone number
(212) 966-7366
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Einat Admony
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Prince and Spring Streets
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Parking details
A parking garage is located right next to the restaurant.
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Public transit
6 train to Spring Street
N R W to Prince Street
B D F M trains to Broadway/Lafayette
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Special events & promotions
Please call or email us events@balaboostanyc.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.3
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4.3
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on September 29, 2017

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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Steph (Miami)
4.0
Dined on September 11, 2017

Perfect for a date

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on September 2, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on August 31, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Balaboosta with attentive service and really delicious Mediterranean fare!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on August 29, 2017

Delicious!

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vipAziN (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on August 27, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was so delicious, reasonable, and the service was great.

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diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on August 23, 2017

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.

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CliffD (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on August 12, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on August 10, 2017

A favorite. Consistent, delicious, fresh food and friendly service

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