Barnea Bistro

4.8
315 Reviews
$50 and over
Kosher
Barnea Bistro fuses select seasonal ingredients and flavors with warm service and sensuous design. Chef Joshua Kessler, in collaboration with his passionate team, opened Barnea to invite diners inside a creative, immersive and elevated eating environment. It is a space that celebrates sense and enjoyment: evolving menus blend with crafted cocktails, curated beverages mix with musical atmosphere, delicious sounds absorb into decor—where texture is everywhere and the kitchen is open, with everything to show. Dine with us for an unrivaled kosher food experience, conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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justmalkie
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding, as always. Our waiter, Francesco, was attentive and quick. The restaurant was quite noisy, but we were glad to see it full with patrons.

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Foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and presentation are of the highest standards. Absolutely delicious.

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JoeB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent, attentive service. Pricey, but perfect for a special occasion and they made the occasion itself (a birthday) fun and thoughtful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The space outside was ridiculously cramped. Couldn’t even push my chair back. Service was chaotic. Too many different servers coming around to fill water and so abruptly. Waitress was informative, but pushy and too blunt. They couldn’t even accommodate a gluten free sensitivity.
I dined here many times before covid and had lovely experiences. Food great as usual. But this was anything BUT fine dining. Extremely disappointed.

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Gabriel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very nice experience. Food was great and would definitely recommend.

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AnneG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dining experience
Highly recommend
Unique and innovative

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NaomiN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there for my husbands birthday, idk why it took us so long to go! Everything was amazing definitely coming back and recommending it to my friends. The ambience was cool loved the design and vibe of restaurant. Everyone was so nice service was great! The food was delicious! Can’t wait till next time!

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ArikY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best restaurants. definitely will come back

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thenewcolossus
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great upscale Kosher. Highly recommended. The steak is absolutely fantastic and the cocktails were creative and impressive. The only downside was an unnecessary urging to order appetizer and main course at the same time.

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vipDivaDoc
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It's a beautiful place with a bustling good energy however our waiter was inattentive and aloof. The Maitre D tried to make up for it. We had high expectations of the food however there was nothing special about anything we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very noisy and over crowded

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AlanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

nice ambience but very crowded and noisy. food is fine but not worth the money charged.

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, Great restaurant! Service was great, ambiance wonderful!

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StephenW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! The scene is great! Just be prepared when the bill comes.

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Rabin
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing overall experience. Outstanding service- the waitress Melissa was fabulous. The food was unbelievable (Lamb chops were the best thing I’ve eaten in my life). Expensive ($1200 for 6) but well worth the price.

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vipBrianM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal and excellent service. Very impressive. It was my wife’s birthday and without even me having to ask they Surprised us with a candlelit desert and champagne and sang happy birthday. Nice touch. Beautiful space and nice music, great cocktails too. I definitely recommend. Just know in advance that it’s a splurge

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Howie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was exceptional with service to match. The only negative was the coffee was sub par but my guests have very high standards for coffee.

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AnneP
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner, from cocktails to appetizer to Entree to dessert was absolutely outstanding, and took dining out ti another level!

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vipBrooklynsam
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a dinner reservation on open table confirmed by text but the restaurant was closed when we showed up for dinner

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IzzyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience!!! Service was amazing, food was 5 star!!!

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RachelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite of food is incredible and super tasty! My husband and I said this may have been one of our best meals ever. Service is wonderful! Can’t wait to go back again!

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Mark
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kosher place hands down. From the second you walk in to when you leave!

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Josh
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great tasty waiter was really friendly would def. recommend

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GittyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

amazing food and great service.
would defiantly recommend to go again

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SMan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. Beautiful presentation. Great and friendly service. Terrific ambience. Can't wait to go back!

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yaele
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always Barnea did not disappoint! We ate in the outdoor space which was warm and comfortable. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Bravo Chef Josh!!

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ANBWRB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A legitimate outstanding dinner all around. Drinks were spot on, steaks tender and flavorfull. Will definitely be back, God willing.

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MitchellW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service. A wide selection of premium kosher wines to order from. Lamb chops were prepared exactly as requested and were delicious. The Le' Chocolate dessert was out of this world!

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vipElliottK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent as usual. Barnea is our favorite restauarant.

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SarahR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was terrible. Waited 20 minutes before someone came to take my order

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Nycfoodie21
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, dining at Barnea Bistro was a great experience. The food was very good. The cocktails and desserts were great. We sat in a private outdoor space by ourselves. We were four people. The service was very good. I would return to dine at Barnea and would recommend it.

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DAVIDH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service and food. Perfect restaurant for a night in the city!!

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OWch
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was just the perfect place with the perfect food!
I would definitely be back real soon and will recommend to anyone willing to listen!

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Shaina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean and beautiful restaurant, great service and absolutely delicious food!

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vipGuzeppe
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Innovative menu, amazing staff, great atmosphere. One of the best kosher restaurants in US.

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vipjkosher
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated in main room which we prefer. Food and service were both outstanding. Staff pays attention including to the notes in open table. We go to Barnea on non special occasions as well but this is the 2nd year in a row that our anniversary dinner was at Barnea and the little touches are appreciated and so telling on how they care about their clients!

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LisaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful outdoor setting with attentive waitstaff, quick service and lots of good heaters. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very busy opening night for indoor dining on valentine’s Day, which Unbeknownst to me was at 100% capacity at this restaurant. It was obvious that they were inundated by the amount of customers and the pick up of business but they made sure to go to every table and follow up with us and everyone else while we were waiting to be served. All of the staff had mask on including all of the kitchen staff which we were able to see. Unfortunately there was no social distancing but that is my only complaint.

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AaronA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is incredible! Being that I used to eat at non kosher restaurants years ago , I was sad to see most kosher restaurants service and food was mediocre and blah compared to non kosher but BARNEA made me think otherwise. They strive for perfection in every dish and you can see how much effort they go into making your experience not only incredible but unforgettable! I highly recommend the lamb riblets and the Brussels sprouts as appetizer but with Barnea everything is beyond delish!

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Yitshak
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Good food! Nice and quick! Very recommended!

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Barnea Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 315 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.