Barka - Mountain Lakes

4.7
589 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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TheresaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service. Too loud

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vipReneeO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is always good and on point.

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Jeffrey
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Only disappointment was that they are not observing social distancing requirements. No tables have been removed due to Covid and they are not six fee apart.

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vipRobertK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was very good. All courses were excellent

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space. Wait staff was very attentive. Food was delicious. The octopus appetizer was fork tender and very tasty.

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vipCatM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with a beautiful interior & a fantastic menu with an emphasis on seafood & high quality meats. There are several rooms to dine in - we prefer the rounded booths in the middle of the restaurant - cozy & romantic!

Bread is served with olives & hummus - yum! All the food we have had here has been exceptional: seafood tower, crap app, oysters, grilled lobster, mushroom risotto, paella, veal chop, & bronzino. Love how the vegetables came grilled! For dessert you must get the baklava - simply amazing! Coffee is freshly made & I enjoyed a grappa with my espresso.

The bar area has a separate menu with less expensive & more casual food including pizza! Would definitely go back. This is a great place!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food before the pandemic was better. We came back for the first time tonight since the pandemic. The food was bland and definitely not the way it used to be. Overall experience still great though.

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HarshilP29
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 steaks are always cooked to perfection here -- I've done a private party and over 25+ dinner reservations here -- always perfect. Fish/lobster never overcooked, seasoned & prepared with love -- staff is fun/energetic & always will accommodate any requests!

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CARLOSG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place! Definitely coming back

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Shell3
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Barka many times but this was the first post covid visit. It was even better than I remembered! Food was outstanding, service terrific. Tables are distanced nicely and we felt very comfortable. We had an excellent dining experience. Standouts as always were the octopus, zucchini chips, hummus, whole branzino and lobster Newburgh. Can’t wait to return soon!!

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Harriet
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was horrific. Waiter took forever to come over and disappeared for most of the night. Place only had 5 active tables. Had a bad attitude also. We were in side room and curtains were drawn shut. Sunny outside and asked if he could open curtains. Nastily opened like 1 foot and that’s it. Not going back. Food was good, not worth the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic
I had a John Dory for the first time and it is now my favorite fish
The service was terrific

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SteveW
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The only real negative to the night was the fact the restaurant was fairly crowded and as a result very loud. Difficult to carry on conversations.
Service were excellent. Food was but cheap but the quality and portion size make the value excellent.
Would definitely go back next time I'm in the area

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. The ambiance is lovely. The food, frisky and service is always spot on.

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night along with great food. Our waiter was fabulous and made the night even better!! The staff shows how well trained they are and how proficient they are.

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RichardV
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I've been here many times and it's consistently excellent.

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JennaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great! Seemed a little crowded for COVID but we were happy to be out. We had to ask for water refills a bunch of times and a steak came out more well done than medium. Other than that, it was great.

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Ranj
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very disappointing. Had to ask for my wine, coffee and milk for coffee twice. The grilled shrimp and risotto appetizer was cold. Saganiki was excellent. Entrees came before table was cleared of appetizer dishes and staff was not able to manage that. Pappardelle vodka with lobster was underwhelming; sauce tasted like Chef Boyardee, one piece (out of a total of 3) of lobster was disgustingly mushy. The sea bass was very good, but bed of dried out beans were tasteless. Very noisy. Took a long time for staff to come back and let us know that they had no tartufo. Then the coffee debacle: asked for 2 regular coffee - nothing fancy, only one came. No milk or sugar. Waited for second cup to come. Again, no milk or sugar. Had to request and wait for those again. This place is too pricey for poor service and mediocre food.

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Margo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Best service, very nice decor, great ambience, food was absolutely mediocre for the price. We ordered brick chicken for the kid - was alright, needed salt, ff were very good, spinach was overdone dry. We had bronzino - absolutely no flavor, drenched in oil, came with 2 stalks of asparagus - had 2 bites, took it home, 3 days later Hubby still suffers over eating it since it was $39 dish and we respect food, Hubby had lobster which was alright, but drenched in sauce which reminded me about vodka souce from the jar, it came with risotto- was underdone, you could taste starchy grain. Lava cake was on the house since it was Hubby s birthday, it was mediocre, but it was a nice touch, thankful, and thankful we didn't have to pay for it. Drinks were very good, generous pours no complaints here. Service was spectacular, so damn shame that food lacked of taste and finesse. So with the bill of $299 plus tip, we left underwhelmed. Wouldn't recommend and won't come back.

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ChrisD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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sel1272
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
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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Julmich
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Barka on Saturday 2/13 to celebrate Valentines Day and had an amazing dining experience. The Maitre D was excellent and was always checking on us. Food was incredible as always. So glad to be able to dine indoors again. You also need to check out their outstanding Happy Hour.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing seafood. The lychee martini was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great special occasion restaurant. The food was delicious. The martinis were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
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
18 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
8 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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Irnesa
New York Area
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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Barka - Mountain Lakes is rated 4.7 stars by 589 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.