Balvanera

4.6
330 Reviews
$31 to $50
Argentinean
Welcome to Balvanera! The first project of Argentine Chef Fernando Navas (Samba Brands Management, elBulli, Nobu), Balvanera represents the cuisine and spirit of Buenos Aires - porteña cuisine with influences from the dynamic regions of Argentina. The menu, from inspired and traditional small plates and composed vegetable dishes to signature carnes and friends&family style platos is a journey from Fernando's upbringing in Punta Alta through his time working in great kitchens in Barcelona, Miami and New York City. The wine list has been developed in collaboration with Argentine Sommelier Sebastian Koncurat Urondo. The program showcases a noteworthy selection of new world wines (primarily Argentine/South American), some old world gems and a particular selection of beer.
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb wines
Superb appetizers and steaks

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vipAssuntaT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mushrooms with truffle oil & poached egg- wow! The croquettas, empanadas, and skirt steak (with a beautiful and yummy head of sweet & luscious roasted garlic) were beautifully prepared and so tasty. We’ll be back!

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MiaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and the food was amazing. They remembered it was our anniversary and made the evening special.

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vipUWSider
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Balvanera. Loved loved loved the empanadas! Everything we tasted was delicious and service was friendly and efficient. Can't wait to return.

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BertN
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Service was quick and very friendly.

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stasiakay
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Staff. Great food. I would have given 5 stars except I ordered my skirt steak medium rare and it was way underdone. Husbands sirloin came out on point. Side salad was excellent. Epanadas and Grilled Octopus delicious. So 4 .5 for me

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vipTheGreatDeveiner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with another couple

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vipBex426
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely LOVE Balvanera! It's a wonderful take on Argentine food--classics but with updated twists. Great wine offerings and a charming ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy, beautiful & delicious food, friendly staff, relaxed

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vipawesomefood
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Argentinan restaurant!

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RobinD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious meats. And the beer is great .

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vipJulia
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine list, good-quality meat. We had a very nice time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All our food was delicious, and the service was excellent. Thanks for a great meal!

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Jensita
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red sauce that came with the skirt steak was delicious. Wait staff very friendly. The kids enjoyed the ham and cheese empanadas (and so did I). Definitely coming again.

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BurnN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for a brunch here, and were fortunate that there were very few people inside. The waiters were attentive, and the food was delicious. It really felt like an undiscovered gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food here

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Dandy
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great energy in an elegant yet casual room with exceptional service from a very helpful waiter.
Food was above expectations as we were not prepared for anything in particular.
We came with friends who travel a lot to Argentina. So we gave a shot.
Cauliflower appetiser it's a must starter. So is the octopus and the mushrooms.
Steak was above par too. Nice wine list. Definitely considering to go back.

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MartinH
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Not even close to what we expected. The menu on the open table info sone of the diabes are not available

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vipAnthonyE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great but it was INCREDIBLY loud. There was a party group there for dinner that was so loud that every other table looked visibly distracted from their own meals. It's a bit annoying that the staff couldn't tell them to tone it down even a little.

Aside from that, the food was fantastic.
The staff was nice but they took forever to do anything and I think it's mainly because their attention was turned toward the party group.

I think on an average day, the noise level would be much better.

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vipRuben
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food empanadas and outside table

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FloraS
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I will go back and bring friends.

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vipPapiMax
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great skirt steak and fries. Solid food but not your typical overpriced Argentine steak house. I will be back

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PedroC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and service was sometimes slow but extremely cordial. We ordered a drink that was not available and received free mimosas instead, which was nice. We had brunch on Mother's day and everything we tried exceeded our expectations.

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GinaT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was professional though welcoming and the environment was warm and comfortable. The corn empanadas were the best empanadas I have ever had and the meat platter was perfectly cooked and delicious. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipTouristfromNYC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome ribeye!

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gaygourmet
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food is great; if you like a good steak this is definitely the place for you. It’s also in a fantastic location if you fancy a cocktail afterwards.

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Stella
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice ambiance, good food. Dish was very simple though for it's price. Service was functional.

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vipTipNY
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice steak and good sides. Try the croquettes--they are delicious and easy to share.

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vipngmuipai
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Marvelous empanadas, sausages, steaks...and a good expansion of the vegetable side of the menu since our last visit...

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LeonP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent torta dessert

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JacquelineM
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was excellent!!! The waitstaff were friendly and attentive!

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KristinC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. Always a great experience at this place. We love it.

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KrystynaL
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Argentinean food and a great place for a date. Get the tabla de carnes!

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DIanaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a friend and we had a great meal. It was quiet, the atmosphere was perfect as was the service and the food. I will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my Fiancé’s Birthday one time and ever since then have kept coming back for every reason we can think of!.. great service and amazing food. Quite possibly the best steak in all the city! Worth comparing and finding out yourself;)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we are meat lovers and we LOVED their rib eye! mouth watering, tender, delicious! service was adorable and very accommodating - thumbs up!

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PamelaV
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and a great value! The staff was very accommodating and added some special touches for my friend's birthday. Will go again!

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BarbC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this cozy, noisy, restaurant in the LES. Food is interesting, different and the staff do a great job offering advice for ordering. Wine list is great. Thoroughly enjoyed!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food! would love to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food, and awesome atmosphere. Perfect date night or girls dinner.

FAQs

Balvanera does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Balvanera also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 533-3348.

Balvanera is rated 4.6 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.