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Bar Bolonat is a Middle Eastern restaurant in the West Village from the owners of Taim and Balaboosta, and it’s fantastic.

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About Bar Bolonat

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.

611 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

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

Cross Street:
Corner of 12th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 390-1545

Website:
http://www.barbolonatny.com/

Public Transit:
A, C, E to 14th Street

Executive Chef:
Einat Admony Owner / Molly Breidenthal Chef

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have a wine cellar private room that holds up to 22 guests.
Email events@barbolonatny.com for more information

Bar Bolonat Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (6)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was tasty though portions are very small and pricey. Service was not that threat.

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

really good food. have some vegan options. good casual ambiance

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Simply delicious and the service is outstanding. I've been here twice and they never disappoint!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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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 (Houston)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Simply excellent. Enjoyed every unique course that we ordered. Each dish had unique flavors that tempted the palate. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fabulous menu, delicious food and excellent service. Loved it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This a very nice spot in the West Village offering solid quality, modern Israeli food. Casual bit upscale.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 14, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great service. Food very good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Tapas, Great Beer, Authentic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Incredible food. Loved the family style meal. Definitely recommend!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Not a $$ restaurant!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

very noisy and energetic and ok service but really fresh and great food

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Healthy, Spicy, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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food4
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service3
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Food, service, and ambiance was all fair. Nothing stood out made me want to come back or recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Excellent cocktails, tasty but a bit pricey food. Excellent service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 5, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Food was overpriced for the size of the plates as well as the quality of the dishes

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Once again a meal at Bar Bolonat was delicious. Whenever a group of friends wants to get together, I suggest this terrific spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

4 of us for dinner. REALLY enjoyed the food although the portions are small. Presentation was great and service was excellent.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 23, 2017

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Amazing food. Not pretensious and with a great service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Love this restaurant.
Just want to keep coming back for the great food and atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Very good and varied menu with the best chocolate pudding in town!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Super food served as table portions to share. The chicken was to die for

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

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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