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Barka - Mountain Lakes, Mountain Lakes, NJ

Barka - Mountain Lakes

4.7
4.7
924 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Our establishment offers a very cozy ambient with a more upbeat music, perfect place for a date or night out with your friends, we do offer Private rooms for you special event up to 250 ppl, pre-fix menus available on our website .
Our cuisine offers variety of Seafoods which are brought to us fresh daily with a very elegant presentation, our wine list is made carefully to pair with any food that you select we offer Happy Hour daily drinks with a tapas menus, please try us out and let us know about your experience.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (973) 917-3386
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Main Dining Room - Capacity : 250 pplBright Room - Capacity : 70 ppl (Could be combined with Gold Room for a total of 140 ppl)Gold Room - Capacity : 70 ppl (Could be combined with Bright Room for a total of 140 ppl)Crystal Room - Capacity 24 ppl on One Big Rectangular Table (30 Guest on separate tables)Wine Room - Capacity 14 ppl
  • Neighborhood
    Mountain Lakes
  • Cross street
    US Highway 46
  • Parking details
    There is a large private lot located directly behind the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 924 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Good for special occasions

  • Morris

    Good for groups

  • Morris

    Healthy

  • Morris

    Hot spot

  • Morris

    Romantic

  • Morris

    Good for special occasions

  • Morris

    Most Booked

924 Reviews
  1. JZee

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wife and I went to Barka on a Sunday evening to celebrate our anniversary. Being a Sunday night, it restaurant was not very crowded and the bar area was empty which was nice because it was fairly quiet. We had a quick drink at the bar before settling into our table. The drinks were good and the bartender was attentive. For dinner we started with the lobster bisque and the pistachio-crusted goat cheese appetizer from the specials menu. The lobster bisque was fine. It was a little thin for my preference but the flavor was good and there were a few nice pieces of lobster in there. The pistachio-crusted goat cheese was one of the best things both of us have ever had. I can't explain just how amazing this was. It was served warm with the pistachios being just a little toasted. It came as four disks of crusted goat cheese on top of a fig jam and honey. It was nutty, slightly toasted, with a sweetness from the fig and honey and creaminess from the goat cheese. It was just about a perfect dish for me. For our entrees we opted for the whole branzino from the specials menu and the chilean sea bass from the regular menu. The sea bass was very good, perfectly cooked with very good flavors that didn't overpower the fish itself. The whole branzino came out and was separated from the bones next to the table. The waiter that did this chatted a bit while he did it but was very focused on keeping the pieces of fish whole. He did a wonderful job. He also asked if I wanted to keep the head on the plate which for me was a bonus and showed a restaurant that knows fish since there are some delicious small pieces of meat around the head. The fish had a few bones that were missed which is understandable with branzino but nothing that ruined the dining experience for me. The flavors were very good and again complimented the fish well without overpowering it. Overall Barka is a place that we'll come back to for some special occasions.

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  2. Soph

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the greek salad with chicken. The tomatoes were huge. Picture a beef steak tomato sliced in half. Chunks of tomatoes not finely diced as I expected. The tomatoes were also mooshy- possibly old. My friend got the pasta with filet mignon. The filet mignon was cut up in toddler size bites and overall the dish had no flavor. Service was excellent but food was terrible. Not going back.

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  3. johnm

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the restaurant. Beautiful inside staff was great. Food was awesome. Definitely got a lychee martini

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  4. JosephZ

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service are both excellent here. Filet mignon was perfect.

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  5. KatC

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, generous portions and attentive service. The reason for 4 stars is we had a reservation and had to wait close to half an hour to get seated, given this place is so busy we undertand it's hard for them to control. We love this place, would definitely come back again.

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  6. AnnaP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit to Barka. The ambiance, food and service is great! The prices are reasonable, everything we had was delicious. Can't wait to go back

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  7. TomD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The night was amazing. You carry my wife's favorite cocktail, the Lychee Martini the way she enjoys it. The food and service was spectacular.

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  8. CYNTHIA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely LOVE BARKA .. the best calamaris I’ve ever had, their beefteeki as well. I had their penne in vodka sauce my husband had the ribeye, my son had filet mignon. It was definitely VERY GOOD. The only thing I would say is the sides aren’t really fulfilling. For example the ribeye came with a small roasted potato cut in half and 2 stalks of asparagus when the meat is $100, filet mignon had a thin layer of mash & The penne I asked for shrimp and they sent 2 colossal shrimps for $12. So maybe adding large shrimps in the penne, and more to the side would help. But again BARKA is definitely one of my top fav restaurants. The drinks were nice and strong, and our waiter was fast & pleasant to us.

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  9. Liveforfood21

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started out with the lobster bisque and it was very salty which was disappointing. Then we shared the seafood paella for 2 and it was amazing! If you have the chance to try it go for it! The service was outstanding and the staff was very friendly.

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  10. Johari

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful, amazing food. Great service and dedicated staff.

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  11. PatriciaS

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from the minute we got there, until we left. Food was delicious..restaurant was packed, but we were seated as soon as we walked in the door.

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  12. Sirmeg

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! It would have been nicer if the water glasses were filled after the check was presented.

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  13. EricaM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I will be back for sure. So many options on the menu.

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  14. MarleneM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, food and ambience was exceptional. Price was high.

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  15. AnnaJ

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The octopus app was delicious and very tender ! We also had the artichoke appetizer scrumptious!The salmon entree was great! Can’t wait to go back.

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  16. SydLexia18

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, food was good and of the quality we have come to expect. I had the seared tuna dinner, which was excellent, but the vegetables and soba noodles were extremely salty. I will get the Sesame Tuna special next time, which has never disappointed. We were overcharged for a glass of wine, but the server made that adjustment.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very good. The food was excellent. The only thing was the noise level was too loud. Hard to have a table conversation. Couldn’t understand why people were just talking so loud.

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  18. Lorigirl

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We waited 45 minutes for a table despite having a reservation. We were told it was because “some people came in early.” It’s unacceptable to wait 45 minutes when you have a reservation. Manager did NOTHING to rectify the situation. Just said, Sorry for the wait. That being said, the food was very good.

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  19. FrankS

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food as always. We have never been disappointed. The bar service was a little slow , but it was a crowded Saturday night. We will certainly be back.

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  20. RobertoH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding place, good food and a great lunch menu

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  21. Erin

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Restaurant does not honor online reservation, the quality of the food does not worth the wait time.

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  22. CharlesM

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We like this place, but it is somewhat pricey.

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  23. CarolL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Barka has a wonderful lunch special which includes appetizer, entree, dessert and coffee. All courses were excellent, as was the service. There was a good variety of each course to meet everyone’s needs.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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  25. LindaM

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service on NY Eve. Backroom had good sound acoustics too so you can converse easily with your party.

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  26. VeryHappyFoodie

    New York City

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants. Went for dinner on NYE. Staff didn't miss a beat. We'll be back!

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  27. LouiseT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I booked this restaurant for birthday/anniversary/new years eve. although the food was quite good the staff made it very difficult to relax and enjoy your dining experience. I was barely done with my appetizer and out comes the dinner. There were several staff members constantly passing your table to clear your plate. I actually thought it was quite rude how obvious it was they wanted you in and out as fast as possible to turn the table over. I was asked five times if I was done eating because I was just trying to relax and enjoy the expensive meal. It was also quite comical that they gave you 2 tiny pieces of break in the basket. We actually thought it was a mistake. Really sorry I chose this place for such a special event that last 55 minutes from the time we sat down...Food was good but RUDE to treat people like that when spending $$$ for a party of two.! You can do better BARKA.

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  28. DianeM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful selection of healthy menu choices. Great service. My husband and I spent under $100.00 including tip (no beverage or dessert) for a memorable December 31 afternoon lunch.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Halid (Jesse) was outstanding! The food was very good with a few minor issues, shells / sand in our oysters. But the spectacular service made up for it! Halid made sure our party of 8 was never in need of anything. Nice ambiance, good noise level for chatting. Excellent wine bottle selection! Will dine again

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent! My only comment is that I had the lobster Santorini and the sauce was fresh gravy. It was super acidic, so my stomach was not happy about it

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  31. StephanieE

    West Palm Beach

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambiance and decor. Loved the bread basket with a mini charcuterie plate. Filet was tough and veal chop was bland and needed a lot of salt. Be sure to sit far away from the pizza oven because you’ll be roasting all night. Maybe it was an off night since this place gets great reviews, but to me it was not worth the price.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been there before , Always enjoy it !! Food is great service is great ambiance is awesome live the Booths!! Never rushed !!

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  33. AnnE

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christmas Eve was our first time at Barka. We were absolutely impressed at how great the service was and how promptly our food came out. The place was packed! We expected to have a longer than usual wait for our food considering it was a holiday, but that was not the case. Kitchen nailed it and servers were wonderful. Food was delicious! Very knowledgeable and helpful with questions. Prices are on the high end, but the experience made it worth it for a special dinner. Can’t wait to come back!

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  34. Seafoodlover

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meals very much. The lobsters, fish, prime rib and steaks were terrific.

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  35. jimc

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food is tremendous, and the service was outstanding. The atmosphere is always a comfortable and relaxing experience. Would highly recommend.

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  36. AmbikaB

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Beautiful decor, professional staff and lovely ambience. Lots of private rooms for events. The food was so fresh and delicious!

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  37. DavidT

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, cocktails and wine list. Service was impeccable, ambience was inviting and warm. Hosted a party of 8 for dinner, service and timing of appetizers, entrees and deserts was perfect Overall 5-stars all around

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  38. KevinD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. First time for lunch, just as good as dinner.

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  39. NicholasM

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very Good Food and Service. Very Good Food and Service.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! One of the bests restaurants around this area

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Barka - Mountain Lakes using the Order Online button. Barka - Mountain Lakes also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 917-3386.

Barka - Mountain Lakes is rated 4.7 stars by 924 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Barka - Mountain Lakes

60 US Highway 46, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

Additional information

  • Cross street
    US Highway 46
  • Neighborhood
    Mountain Lakes
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    There is a large private lot located directly behind the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (973) 917-3386
  • Private party facilities
    Main Dining Room - Capacity : 250 pplBright Room - Capacity : 70 ppl (Could be combined with Gold Room for a total of 140 ppl)Gold Room - Capacity : 70 ppl (Could be combined with Bright Room for a total of 140 ppl)Crystal Room - Capacity 24 ppl on One Big Rectangular Table (30 Guest on separate tables)Wine Room - Capacity 14 ppl
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