Barka - Mountain Lakes

4.7
574 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Steak and Fresh Seafood served Daily
Charcoal Grilled OCTOPUS
Crab Cakes, Grilled Shrimp
Veggie Chips with Tzaziki
Prime Meats - 28 Days DRY AGED in House
Prime Porterhouse Steak for TWO
Prime Porterhouse Steak for ONE 28oz
Prime NY Strip Steak (Bone IN) 20oz
Prime Rib Eye Steak 20oz
Veal Chops (Rib Chop), Milanese & Parmesan
Wild Whole Fish Branzino
SEA BASS with White Giants Beans and Spinach
Scallops, Halibut, Salmon, Lobsters etc.
Seafood Paella, Adriatica, Lobster Ravioli, Cavatelli & Crab Meat etc.
Pork Chop Milanese, Brick Chicken, Chicken Giambotta & Piedmontese etc.




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ChrisD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Accommodating staff. Perfect steaks. Cozy booth. Need I say more?

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sel1272
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We thank Barka for setting up a table for us even though the reservation system should not of taken our reservation. We enjoyed our dinner. The restaurant is beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great place, very busy but great service and food.

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RussellS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First thing my wife and I noticed is that the restaurant was WAY over the 35% max capacity currently in place. Virtually every seat, on every table was packed. Now I assume some tables were removed, but no where near enough to account for how small the space was. The room by the bar was completely packed and I would have been nervous if they placed me there. Thankfully we were seated in the next room where I'd say there was a barely acceptable amount of space between the tables.

The best part of the meal was the main course. My steak was superb, as were the mashed potatoes. The downside was I wasn't impressed by the bread. And when I asked if they could make me bacon as an appetizer (as many other restaurants do), I was told no. To be fair it was not on the menu, but it was still a bit of a bummer.
Finally, our first choice for dessert (molten lava cake) was sold out which was another disappointment.

The service was friendly, but verrrrrryyyy slow. We were there for 2 1/2 hours, which is about an hour too long in my book.

Overall the place was very good, but fell short of great. I'd go back, but there are other places I prefer which offer fewer disappointing moments.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of friends went to celebrate a 40th birthday. This was my second time here and their first. We all had a wonderful time. Our bartender was super sweet and made me the best dirty martini! Our server was very attentive as well as the women who greeted us! Overall would absolutely recommend Barka for a beautiful atmosphere and really delicious food!

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Stick
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food along with excellent service! Great Valentines Day dinner!

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vipAlanZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Arrived and time and were seated immediately. Met at the table with menus and bread with hummus and olives. REALLY GOOD BTW!
Drinks were served quickly and appy and entree orders were taken as soon as we were ready.
The octopus appy was cooked PERFECTLY and the Burrata with figs and arugula was amazing, fresh and light.
Entrees were hot and absolutely delish! Branzino for me and 6oz filet for her. Both cooked to perfection. We've been there before, we will go back again!
Only downside was a 2nd drink I ordered (an Old Fashioned) was far more bitter than it should have been. The waiter didn't hesitate and took it away without charging.
Service was top notch for sure!

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OrlandoS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and plentiful. Shrimp cocktail was awesome with hand sized shrimp. Lobster bisque was delicious as was the paella and Greek salad with chicken. We have passed Barka for years and finally stopped, we will definitely be going back!

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CarolL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. Have been to Barka many times and every meal has been exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing food!

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vipNOLA2018
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding!! We will continue to come back!

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StephenA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was excellent, as was the service. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. Beautiful interior.

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vipVince
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant. We had good social distancing and food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything- food, service, the igloo! Highly recommend and have told everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

I was treated to a dinner at Barka for my birthday. My friend requested a bubble but was told she didn’t reserve one when we got there. We cautiously decided to dine indoors under the expressed understanding that no one was to be seated directly next to us. Not only was that not adhered to, but the restaurant was PACKED! Easily Barka was at 85 to 90% capacity. We didn’t stay for a special treat for my birthday. We had our food packed up and we left. The Covid reporting center was notified. Such a shame because the food was very good. I can’t go back to a restaurant that would blatantly disregard their patrons health during a pandemic.

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vipReneeO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is excellent and worth the price. Will definitely be one of our go to places.

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IrnesaO
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good and ambience is nice especially for a date night. I do recommend when making reservations to request a seat at the couches. Next time we go I will request to sit there.

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JonathanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Will definitely go back !

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vipCandC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, well prepared, fresh and tasty food. Service is excellent. Will continue to return....lamb chops are simply amazing.

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MariaB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to gather with friends because the food and service are always 5 star.

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CharlotteL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great service and good food. Good portions for the price.
Great ambiance.

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EtiC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!! From the white table cloths to the classy booths to the great service!! What a gem of a place

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robertd
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Barka several times and I think it’s the first time I used OpenTable but as usual the place is fabulous including the outstanding service and the food I would highly recommend it

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch on New Years Day with my BFF. we started with a mimosa and a yummy basket of pita and hummus. We shared two appys Shrimp arrabbiata and mussels with white wine. Both were excellent. The flavors were perfect. Margarita pizza and mushroom risotto were also excellent. The pizza was thin and crispy just the way I like it and the risotto was creamy and flavorful. Mushrooms and truffle were plentiful.
The service was friendly and attentive but def not overbearing. Would def go again and may just make it my new fave location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year Eve dinner with the family table of 5, place is biggest for social distancing , great crowd, outstanding service , great cocktails ,dinner cooked perfectly , highly recommend this restaurant , looking forward to returning..
Thank you !

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Mikey
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

These are difficult times and the staff, ambiance and food make an infrequent outing most enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful dining experience, had reservation for 8:15 , they called and asked if i would like to seated earlier so kudos for their attention to detail. Our waiter was excellent, his timing was spot on. Quite an extensive menu for Christmas day . The food was so pleasing to the palate and fantastic wine selection. We will definitely be back. Thanks Barka. Michael Lydia and Esther.

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GinaF
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service, pricey but worth the experience

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Raquel
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for my Husband and I. I made a reservation online for our Anniversary. We were very pleased with our waiter. The food was delicious. My Husband loved his martinis! We will definitely be back.

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diningcouple
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was excellent and great service!!

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Kathy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lobster bisque and tuna tartar. Service outstanding as usual.

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Nick the manager is very passionate about every detail.

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steph
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Food service and ambiance were amazing!! Thank you.

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vipDarcie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, had 2 bad oysters but that happens. Service was great! Very expensive, bill for 2 people was $374, way too much. I would try it again and give it another chance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine there

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, staff, and service was excellent! Just slightly pricey in my opinion, but hard to find a well balanced properly cooked meal these days. Nothing dry, overcooked, undercooked or sloppy. Very well done. Flavors all complimented perfectly. Would visit again for the right occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb. The wait staff phenomenal. The out door seating a plus.

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vipOpenTableDiner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Felt very safe as the tables are spread apart for true social distancing. There are even signs on certain tables in the dining room and bar area so that nobody sits there.

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Janet
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food and service were great - very pricey though. Dinner for 2 with tip was $190 and only 2 glasses of wine each

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Barka - Mountain Lakes is rated 4.7 stars by 574 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.