Balvanera

4.7
306 reviews
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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.

Specials

1/2 priced bottle of wine

Enjoy 1/2 priced bottles from our Argentine selection of wines

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 22, 2019

Ends: February 23, 2118

Availability: Tue-Sat 5:00PM-6:00PM

What 306 People Are Saying
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PC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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GT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome ribeye!

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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

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TN
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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n
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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LP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent torta dessert

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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PV
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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BC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food! would love to come back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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m
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time dining at Balvanera. It was delicious the first tome and just as delicious the second time. The cauliflower app is amazing that anyone who dislikes cauliflower will just love, the burrata was so tasty with the subtle sweetness of the peaches and slightly savory with the addition of dill. Had the bass with chickpeas and olives, yummy and the filet was perfectly cooked with the chimchurri sauce. Will definitely come back again, a treasure to the neighborhood. Also, service is very attentive!!

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HM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love here especially BYOB Monday! Such a nice value. Most of food was delicios. Would avoid crab appetizer next time since it's too small portion and not much characher...Too sad they removed beef tartar from menu!

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E
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was AMAZING! I ordered the ribeye and that was the best steak that I have ever had in my life! The ambiance was great and it was a very cozy spot.

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FM
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back!

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OT
New England
73 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely brunch! Great service and delicious food with many options. Excellent sangria :)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food were phenomenal! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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JR
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic here, everything tastes great. We love this place. Only complaint is the beer list is pretty weak. Highly recommend Balvanera!

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NY
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Had the argentian dinner for two was amazing. Great service

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B
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were helped by the waiter to make some great choices in tapas and a platter of meats for sharing. We didn't over order, but we had enough for four hungry adults and a child. We were greeted and treated like family by a benevolent uncle whose only interest was in our happiness and satisfaction.

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T
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I went to B for the first time recently, and found the evening enjoyable. The food is very flavorful, the only flaw being that every dish was over-salted, although that of course is a matter of taste. The service was pleasant and friendly, although disorganized. With a lighter hand on the salt and more attention to detail of welcome and service, the place would be excellent. As it is, this is a good neighborhood place, quite nice if you are in the area, but not a destination.

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KC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had friends from California visiting and decided to try the restaurant after reading other reviews. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The food was excellent the ribeye was perfectly cooked. Great place will definitely go again.

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AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food

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S
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the meal. The waiter brought complimentary glasses of champagne after we finished eating, which was a delightful surprise and a really nice touch to what was already a great dinner. Look forward to going back!

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HK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Food was delicious, noise level wasn’t too loud, wine was tasty, and our server Carlos was fantastic. I will be coming back with more friends next time I am in the lower east side. Great find!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

For it to be Valentine’s Day it was pretty decent. The ambiance was good and so was the food.

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s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

loved the meal. octopus prepared well, flavorful steak.

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EG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I been to this restaurant a couple of times and it’s always a great experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We arrived for an early 5pm Valentine's Day dinner and were the first customer in the restaurant. The service was attentive without being annoying. Food was really good, especially the Filet Mignon. The bill was reasonable as well. There is basically no decor and the tables are relatively close to each other. I will definitely come back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Simple, authentic menu. Food was incredible and price was great value. Cool little space but a bit too bright, sorta highlighted the fact that it was mostly empty at the time. Waiters should have been more attentive and classic rock, even playing softly, didn’t fit. Caveat this was 7pm on a Sunday. Perhaps better to go on more busy nights to get better experience. But again, great authentic food. Will definitely go back.

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KL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

such a pretty restaurant! menu and food is great. great place for a date

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JG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at this comfortable restaurant was wonderful. The food was delicious, wine was very nice, and service was perfect.

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TG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place should be packed every night. They combine a deft flair for Barcelona style tapas with unbelievably well-cooked and seasoned grass-fed steak. Grass-fed is far better for you with much lower cholesterol and overall fat, but they know how to cook it so it is juicy, and they make a chimichurri that will have you ask to wrap it up. The room is adorned with some fun art, is otherwise fairly basic. It is also not in any way intimidating. They really try to please, and are never pretentious. Perfect for dinner with friends or new couples getting out. Enough romance but not too thick...

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