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Bar Bolonat

4.5
4.5
357 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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Menu

Small

  • Jerusalem Bagel$7.00

    za'atar, olive oil

    • Balaboosta Fried Olives$10.00

      organic labne, harissa oil

      • Shishito Peppers$11.00

        labne, sunflower seeds, za'atar

        • Fluke Ceviche$18.00

          pineapple, gooseberries, chilies, red onion, crispy kataif

          • Beets$17.00

            pistachio yogurt, dukkah

            • Japanese Eggplant$15.00

              asian tahini, harissa, tagarashi, crispy shallot, cilantro

              Medium

              • Squid$20.00

                lamb bacon, black chickpea, mango, amba aioli

                • Chickpea Gnocchi$17.00

                  squash, oregano, goat feta, pinenuts, za'atar

                  • Shrimp in Yemenite Curry$20.00

                    coconut milk, schug, malawah, cilantro

                    • Everyday Cauliflower$16.00

                      bamba, peanut tahini

                      • Fatush$14.00

                        arugula, avocado, cucumber, feta, lavash, mint vinaigrette

                        • Zabzi Tagine$20.00

                          short rib, housemade couscous, almonds, herbs

                          • Hudson Street Kibbeh$17.00

                            bulgur teardrops, spiced beef, pinenuts, preserved lemon yogurt

                            Large

                            • Striped Bass$31.00

                              pepperonata, black garlic aioli, crispy chickpeas

                              • Branzino$30.00

                                kale, husk cherries, scallions, green harissa

                                • Wild Mushroom Pasta$28.00

                                  charred onion, nigella, labne, persian garlic

                                  • Brisket$36.00

                                    sweet potato puree, pickled figs, crispy parsnips

                                    • Merguez Kebabs$29.00

                                      eggplant & lentil cream, pickled onions, crispy bulgar

                                      • Poussin$34.00

                                        crispy rice, potatoes, walnuts, pomegranate

                                        For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                        What 357 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                        4.5
                                        4.5 based on all time ratings
                                        • 4.5Food
                                        • 4.3Service
                                        • 4.1Ambience
                                        • 3.9Value

                                        NoiseModerate

                                        91% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                        1. E

                                          Erez

                                          New York Area

                                          8 reviews

                                          vip
                                          2.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on September 10, 2017

                                          overall2food3service2ambience3

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

                                        2. l

                                          localeater

                                          New England

                                          5 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on September 8, 2017

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                        3. Z

                                          Zimmergasse

                                          New England

                                          20 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          20 reviews

                                          Dined on August 26, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          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!

                                        4. KC

                                          KCCG8

                                          New York Area

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on August 25, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                        5. G

                                          Ghiottone

                                          New York Area

                                          129 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          129 reviews

                                          Dined on August 25, 2017

                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                          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.

                                        6. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Houston

                                          9 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on August 25, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                        7. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on August 19, 2017

                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

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

                                        8. O

                                          Ossinger

                                          New York Area

                                          27 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          27 reviews

                                          Dined on August 18, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                        9. T

                                          Tastytom32

                                          New York Area

                                          37 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          37 reviews

                                          Dined on August 17, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          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.

                                        10. R

                                          Redhawk

                                          Cincinnati

                                          57 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          57 reviews

                                          Dined on August 13, 2017

                                          overall4food5service5ambience5

                                          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

                                        11. JG

                                          JustinG

                                          New York Area

                                          4 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on August 11, 2017

                                          overall3food2service4ambience4

                                          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 .

                                        12. c

                                          chicken

                                          New York Area

                                          10 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          10 reviews

                                          Dined on August 11, 2017

                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

                                          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.

                                        13. JS

                                          JulieS

                                          New York Area

                                          10 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          10 reviews

                                          Dined on August 9, 2017

                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                          Great service. Food very good!

                                        14. J

                                          Jeanne

                                          New York Area

                                          11 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined on August 5, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          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.

                                        15. A

                                          Alexis

                                          New York Area

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on August 1, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          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.

                                        16. MB

                                          MiraB

                                          New York Area

                                          9 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on July 23, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          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!

                                        17. M

                                          Mio6210

                                          Seattle

                                          20 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          20 reviews

                                          Dined on July 21, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                        18. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Montreal

                                          2 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on July 18, 2017

                                          overall4food5service5ambience5

                                          Not a $$ restaurant!

                                        19. m

                                          michael

                                          New York Area

                                          90 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          90 reviews

                                          Dined on July 18, 2017

                                          overall4food4service3ambience4

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

                                        20. a

                                          annabanana

                                          Kansas City

                                          4 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on July 17, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          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.

                                        21. JB

                                          JoshinBK

                                          New York Area

                                          23 reviews

                                          2.0

                                          23 reviews

                                          Dined on July 16, 2017

                                          overall2food3service2ambience2

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

                                        22. M

                                          Mrkftab

                                          New York Area

                                          28 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          28 reviews

                                          Dined on July 13, 2017

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

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

                                        23. RK

                                          RandyK

                                          New York Area

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on July 11, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          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.

                                        24. SB

                                          SkipBuzz

                                          New York Area

                                          151 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          151 reviews

                                          Dined on July 7, 2017

                                          overall4food5service3ambience3

                                          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.

                                        25. J

                                          Jessp1

                                          Los Angeles

                                          50 reviews

                                          vip
                                          2.0

                                          50 reviews

                                          Dined on July 5, 2017

                                          overall2food2service4ambience4

                                          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.

                                        26. D

                                          Dianna

                                          New York Area

                                          20 reviews

                                          vip
                                          2.0

                                          20 reviews

                                          Dined on July 2, 2017

                                          overall2food2service3ambience4

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

                                        27. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on July 2, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          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

                                        28. LN

                                          LaurieN

                                          New York Area

                                          15 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          15 reviews

                                          Dined on July 2, 2017

                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                          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.

                                        29. T

                                          Trevor

                                          New York Area

                                          38 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          38 reviews

                                          Dined on July 2, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                          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.

                                        30. MF

                                          MF2000

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on July 1, 2017

                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                          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

                                        31. BB

                                          BarbaraB

                                          New York Area

                                          112 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          112 reviews

                                          Dined on June 30, 2017

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Food is wonderfully prepared. Of course some of the portions could be a little larger. Wait staff was lovely. Room was comfortable.

                                        32. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on June 28, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          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.

                                        33. NY

                                          casNYC

                                          New York Area

                                          22 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          22 reviews

                                          Dined on June 28, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                        34. DR

                                          DRS2

                                          New York Area

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on June 26, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                        35. SB

                                          StephenB

                                          Atlanta

                                          121 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          121 reviews

                                          Dined on June 23, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          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

                                        36. F

                                          Foodhunter

                                          New York Area

                                          260 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          260 reviews

                                          Dined on June 18, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                          Amazing food. Not pretensious and with a great service!

                                        37. LS

                                          LoriS

                                          New York Area

                                          66 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          66 reviews

                                          Dined on June 15, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                        38. JC

                                          JohnC

                                          New York Area

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on June 12, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                        39. RT

                                          ReginaT

                                          New York Area

                                          7 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on June 9, 2017

                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

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

                                        40. c

                                          ciaokb

                                          New York Area

                                          22 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          22 reviews

                                          Dined on June 9, 2017

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          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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