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Bar Bolonat, New York, NY

Bar Bolonat

4.5
4.5
352 Reviews
$30 and under
Israeli
Located in the West Village, Bar Bolonat offers an exuberant celebration of modern Mediterranean and new Israeli cuisines. Bold flavors and spices are staples on Chef Einat Admony’s playful, seasonally-inspired menu. Sharing is encouraged when selecting from small plates, appetizers and entrees. Menu offerings change often, and we use local, seasonal, sustainably harvested produce where possible.

The Wine list features an array of small production from various Mediterranean countries, including Israeli wines, high-quality selections with an emphasis on traditional and natural winemaking. Our wine list is hand-chosen for flavor, uniqueness and tradition.

Bar Bolonat can host parties for up to 20 guests in the private dining room, and the full restaurant is available for large private functions for lunch or dinner. The full restaurant can accommodate up to 55 guests for seated events and up to 75 guests for cocktail receptions.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Israeli, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday Dinner 5:30pm-10:30pm Friday-Saturday Dinner 5:30-11:00pm Sunday Dinner 5.30pm-10pm Weekend Brunch 11am-3pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 390-1545
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Einat Admony Owner / Molly Breidenthal Chef
  • Private party facilities
    Located in Manhattan's beautiful West Village, Bar Bolonat offers 3 private and semi-private dining options. Our private dining room, semi private patio, and main dining room are perfectly suited for corporate parties, fundraisers, birthday dinners, and parties!
  • Private party contact
    Janaye Graham: (212) 390-1545
  • Neighborhood
    West Village
  • Cross street
    Corner of 12th Street
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    A, C, E to 14th Street
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 352 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 2.8Value

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352 Reviews
  1. Erez

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was tasty though portions are very small and pricey. Service was not that threat.

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  2. localeater

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    really good food. have some vegan options. good casual ambiance

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  3. Zimmergasse

    Greater Boston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Creative, delicious food - quite a different cuisine. Liked that all the plates are shared so that you could sample more items. Cauliflower, eggplant and lamb kebabs were the highlights. Warm service - a little loud. Will definitely go back!

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  4. KCCG8

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply delicious and the service is outstanding. I've been here twice and they never disappoint!

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  5. Ghiottone

    New York City

    133 reviews

    4.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A lovely representation of a fine cuisine, with all its variety and uniqueness fully displayed. The appetizers were especially good, with particularly fond memories of the eggplant and the gnocchi.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply excellent. Enjoyed every unique course that we ordered. Each dish had unique flavors that tempted the palate. Highly recommended.

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  7. MorK

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous menu, delicious food and excellent service. Loved it.

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  8. Ossinger

    New York City

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This a very nice spot in the West Village offering solid quality, modern Israeli food. Casual bit upscale.

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  9. Tastytom32

    New York City

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Low key West Village gem that serves a modern take on Israeli/Middle Eastern cuisine in a small very casual chic setting. A not to be missed NYC dining experience.

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  10. REDHAWK

    Cincinnati

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get out of the rut and go to Bar Bolonat. High standard of food quality... made to order. Jerusalem bagel, everyday cauliflower and wild mushrooms with pasta are show stoppers. Nice environment

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  11. JustinG

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was underwhelming .I admit my infrequency that I eat Israeli food may not give me the right to judge but when I compare to Shaya in New Orleans there is no comparison .

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  12. chicken

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Bar Bolonat offers a variety of interesting dishes from Israel and the Eastern Mediterranean. Fried olives are an interesting and unique appetizer. Food would be familiar to someone familiar with Mediterranean cooking, but several dishes were very interesting and new to me. Preparation is excellent.

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  13. JulieS

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Food very good!

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  14. Jeanne

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar Bolonat offers a wonderful dining experience from the moment you are greeted by the host until the moment you must regrettably leave. The menu is exciting and varied and diverse, and the food delicious. And different---- like nothing I could make in my kitchen. Check out the menu on the website for further explanation! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed a martini, and glasses of delicious white sangria and Somek White chardonnay. There were so many other enticing options. Next time. The service was perfect. I mean perfect ----regarding timing and pace, attentiveness, assistance and advice, replacing plates and silverware in between courses and just plain congeniality. It was Saturday night, there was a party of about 20 at one long table, and so the noise level was somewhat high. But not to the point where you couldn't easily hold a conversation. With all the fine restaurants in NYC, I cannot wait to return to Bar Bolonat.

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  15. Alexis

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really loved the Japanese eggplant and cauliflower plates. The shishito peppers and fatoush salad were just ok. The chicken and short rib were also very good! Great service. Good place to catch up with friends.

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  16. MiraB

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner on Sunday using a gift card from our kids that ate there and love it! We enjoyed the excellent cocktails and the tasty food very creative. Everything was that we orderd was very good. Will be back!

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  17. Mio6210

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible food. Loved the family style meal. Definitely recommend!!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not a $$ restaurant!

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  19. michael

    New York City

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    very noisy and energetic and ok service but really fresh and great food

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  20. annabanana

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A "foodie" friend told me about this restaurant & so I decided to check it out. The reviews on open table were much better than those on yelp. I thought the food was amazing! I'm so glad that I went. I am a WASP from the Midwest, so it's not like I knew what I was ordering. The food was all good & flavorful. The tables are pretty close together & it does get loudish, but I will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends & will return to eat there.

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  21. JoshinBK

    New York City

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food, service, and ambiance was all fair. Nothing stood out made me want to come back or recommend.

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  22. Mrkftab

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent cocktails, tasty but a bit pricey food. Excellent service.

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  23. RandyK

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have eaten at Bar Bolonat a few times. Enjoyed each visit. Wait staff is always helpful and friendly. Good wine list with some uncommon selections. The creative food makes you feel like you're in Tel Aviv.

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  24. SkipBuzz

    New York City

    170 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Rather pedestrian atmosphere on Hudson street that can get pretty loud as the place fills up. Food is OUTSTANDING! and inventive. Best as shared plates ( ours includes Fluke ceviche, Fatush salad, shrimp in curry, merguez kebabs). Wine list is varied, very affordable, interesting with more than a few unusual bottles. Service is good. Pace of plate delivery is uneven....sometimes 2 at once with little room on the table, other times a bit of a wait. Value in the city.

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  25. jessp1

    Los Angeles

    63 reviews

    2.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    What a disappointment! I had been to Bar Bolonat about 2 years ago and loved everything I ate. This time, nothing tasted nearly as good as then. We started with the (overpriced) Jerusalem bagel - $7 - and not nearly as good as Hudson Bagel down the street. Then we shared the Yemenite shrimp, the chick pea gnocchi, the branzino, and the Japanese eggplant. The "large" plate of the branzino consisted of a very thin filet on a bed of greens. The fish must have been 4 oz MAX. The gnocchi hardly had any taste and was undercooked and dry. The eggplant, while tasty, defined what a small plate is - tiny portion. I remember how tasty the Yemenite shrimp was the first time we were there and we were totally underwhelmed - hardly any recognizable seasoning. The first time we were there, the place was packed. This time, it was half empty - I guess other people have stopped going because the quality has gone down considerably.

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  26. Dianna

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was overpriced for the size of the plates as well as the quality of the dishes

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far our favorite place in the city. Everything works! The food is delicious the service is excellent just a fantastic spot for any occasion

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  28. Trevor

    New York City

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always enjoy dining here. Food is consistently excellent--bursting with flavor and nicely presented. The service could not have been better; attentive, cheerful, unobtrusive wait-staff. The friends we came with have high standards (and a usually critical attitude), and they shared our enthusiasm for the cuisine.

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  29. LaurieN

    New York City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bar Bolonat never fails to delight the tastebuds. Great place for a fun dinner with friends so long as everybody is prepared for a pricey dinner.

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  30. MF2000

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    So I was truly excited by the menu but the execution was somewhat so so, especially compared to the prices. The lack of bread with the meal is kind of cheap, and having to buy a giant bagel because it is the only bread on the menu just isn't the same thing. I tried it, but probably won't come back

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  31. BarbaraB

    New York City

    145 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is wonderfully prepared. Of course some of the portions could be a little larger. Wait staff was lovely. Room was comfortable.

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  32. casNYC

    New York City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Once again a meal at Bar Bolonat was delicious. Whenever a group of friends wants to get together, I suggest this terrific spot.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my gf here for dinner for date night and we loved it! Excellent all around and wouldn't change anything other than making it closer to where I live so I can come more often. Thank you to the entire team for an amazing meal! I will be coming back soon.

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  34. DRS2

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    4 of us for dinner. REALLY enjoyed the food although the portions are small. Presentation was great and service was excellent.

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  35. StephenB

    Atlanta Metro

    129 reviews

    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bar BOlonat has never disappointed me -food is creative, unusual, and satisfying in a comfort-food kind of a way all at the same time. Everything is done as share plates - none are huge but there is a lot of flavor, and there was, as usual, not one ringer out of all we ordered. Love this place

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  36. Foodhunter

    New York City

    266 reviews

    5.0

    266 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing food. Not pretensious and with a great service!

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  37. LoriS

    New York City

    70 reviews

    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant. Just want to keep coming back for the great food and atmosphere.

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  38. JohnC

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good and varied menu with the best chocolate pudding in town!

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  39. ReginaT

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Super food served as table portions to share. The chicken was to die for

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  40. ciaokb

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, the spacing of the courses gave us enough time to enjoy what was in front of us, but not having to wait very long at all for the next dishes to be served. Nice wine selection as well.

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Bar Bolonat is rated 4.5 stars by 352 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Bar Bolonat

611 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Corner of 12th Street
  • Neighborhood
    West Village
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday Dinner 5:30pm-10:30pm Friday-Saturday Dinner 5:30-11:00pm Sunday Dinner 5.30pm-10pm Weekend Brunch 11am-3pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Israeli, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    A, C, E to 14th Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Einat Admony Owner / Molly Breidenthal Chef
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 390-1545
  • Private party facilities
    Located in Manhattan's beautiful West Village, Bar Bolonat offers 3 private and semi-private dining options. Our private dining room, semi private patio, and main dining room are perfectly suited for corporate parties, fundraisers, birthday dinners, and parties!
  • Private party contact
    Janaye Graham: (212) 390-1545
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