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Barbes Restaurant - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
381 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Barbes Restaurant is named after the famous Paris neighborhood at the foot of the Sacre-Coeur, also known as the 'little piece of North Africa'. The Northernmost part of Africa, the Maghreb, is comprised of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia with cultures captivating with their cuisine, music and decor. Barbes is a melting pot of Parisian and Maghreb cultures and Barbes Restaurant carries that spirit. 'Our restaurant strives to bring the atmosphere of Barbès here in New York. Through our menu and ambiance we aim to immerse our clientele in the unique colors, tastes and sounds of Barbes.'

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Moroccan, African

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 12:00am; Bar: 2:00am

  • Phone number

    (212) 684-0215

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

What 381 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MW

    MichaelW

    Tampa

    81 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very convenient to the Morgan Library, but a destination as well. My first experience with Moroccan cuisine and it was delightful. Nice middle-eastern ambience, full with a lunch crowd of middle-eastern men and tourists. I enjoyed the artichoke with mustard vinaigrette, a unique combination to me. Couscous was an excellent base for the vegetable stew But most unique was the Pastilla which was a new experience and quite good.
  2. E

    Erfp79

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful Mororrocan/French Med bistro. Delicious tagines (try the lamb with prunes and sesame seeds), couscous, appetizers, etc. lovely atmosphere. Service is friendly and attentive. Reasonably priced.
  3. WC

    WhitneyC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and ambiance were great! I will be back
  4. CG

    CarolynG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Despite lunch hour very accommodating for a group of 5. We were not rushed out and food was served promptly.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Nice small mid-town place. Great Moroccan food. Friendly and helpful staff.
  6. p

    panther

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2017

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Very average food. Inferior to other nearby Mediterranean resturants. Attentive service and nice ambience.
  7. s

    sep33

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and attentive service! A nice mix of traditional Marocan dishes and a few French ones.
  8. D

    Dsl41

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent except for noise level at our table near the bar. Better to sit on the other side of the room.
  9. KA

    KATYA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food of the restaurant and the staff was awesome. They were very funny and entertained us the whole course of meal with smiles.
  10. FS

    FrancescaS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My department and my friends all love this restaurant. We go there often for get-togethers, to receive guest speakers from out of town, to welcome the new class, and more. it is always extremely friendly and welcoming, and the food is always excellent. it feels like a second home to us.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious/amazing...fresh food and so tasteful! The staff where very friendly/service minded good service. I can recommend this restaurant for anybody who loves to try real authentic Moroccan food. I have been to many Moroccan restaurants in the USA but Barbes restaurant is the best of the best. Best regards from Younes Bichri from Sweden. :)
  12. OP

    OPTIONALE

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My husband and I had a great dinner here. It was the first time we tried Moroccan food and the hostess was very thoughtful and helpful in describing the food on the menu for us. The dinner was delicious and in large portions. It was a worthwhile experience especially since it was our anniversary.
  13. F

    Frannie

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real neighborhood gem. The service and food are excellent, the choices and specials are always delicious. And that Sangria -- some of the best I've ever had.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Interesting and flavorful dishes; great vegetarian options. Very friendly and attentive staff. A nicely decorated, ethnic restaurant. Noise level was a bit high, as there was a large party on one side of the small restaurant having a great time.
  15. M

    Melajf

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    the sangria is great here as usual as well as the food! Good portion of the hummus appetizer for sharing.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Menu choices are not a lot. Menu is a mixture of the Morrocan and French. Their breads were just normal and none of those though. There is a nice decor and ambience looks great. Lamb sausage was good and their lamb meat was well cooked but the chicken was dull. Pricewise they will add gratuity automatically to the bill. Also the cost of entree is between 23-30, so it is on the $$$ side.
  17. b

    billfro

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great. The staff couldn't have been nicer and attentive. What we ordered was perfectly cooked and delicious. We had the price fix menu and it was well worth it. We would go there again.
  18. U

    Umbach

    Vancouver

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a really special neighbourhood restaurant. The menu features a large selection of French/Moroccan cuisine. I had the chicken tagine that was served in an authentic tagine dish and it was delicious. I was in NY for business on my own and the staff and owner were very welcoming and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant and will revisit next time I am in NY.
  19. G

    Guido

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent authentic cuisine. Quant decor with attentive service.
  20. LR

    LoreleiR

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service, food and ambiance were all good. Delightful neighborhood spot.
  21. LB

    LeftBank

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A terrific find - great food, attentive service. This delightful restaurant is an asset to the neighborhood.
  22. AP

    Art4Peg

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A local treasure and a delight to us and all of our friends and family we have brought here.
  23. M

    Mimi421

    New England

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Dinner was good we tried a few appetizers and a cous cous meal and a vegetable meal. The meals were plentiful and delicious. We had to wait a bit for our order to be taken and it was not busy at all. The servers seemed to be chatting a lot together. However everyone was very pleasant and once they realized we were a little frustrated they paid us more attention. They offered us mint tea at the end but we were too full to take advantage. Overall we enjoyed our meal and would return.
  24. NY

    NYCNative

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Authentic tagines, wonderful flavors, moderately priced.
  25. NY

    NYCath

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant took our reservation. We arrived to a shut restaurant with gates down and no one around. Unbelievably unprofessional.
  26. RW

    RandyW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food is consistently good!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely friendly and attentive wait staff, delicious and fresh food, clean and all around a nice restaurant.
  28. K

    Kittynoms

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy Barbes' authentic cuisine and charming atmosphere. The pastilla is just incredible, a nice combination of sweet and savory, and their chicken tagine is also great. The barbes special cocktail is almost like a mojito, minty and refreshing. They have a good selection of wines as well. Service is friendly and helpful and although they are small, it never feels too crowded.
  29. F

    Foodiegirl

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Barbes for my birthday. The food was incredible! Tried the grilled calamari salad. It was fantastic. We loved the tangines, especially the couscous morocaine traditionelles. Finished with chocolate soufflé that was the best. Will return again soon.
  30. f

    foodfan

    New York Area

    237 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    237 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    When you're tired of French, Italian, California, tc., & are looking for something different, Moroccan Cuisine might be your answer. Food was interesting, well-prepared & delicious. We loved it!
  31. G

    Gacie

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    I was so disappointed. While the atmosphere of Barbes is as adorable and cozy as it always has been, our food was awful. The chicken tagine was tough and dry with no flavor whatsoever, let alone anything like the spices of a tagine. A huge number of my moules were not open and he sauce was tasteless. The wait staff were a good blend of polite and attentive but we were pushed to buy a wine over $7o barely after we sat down. I hope this was an unusual experience--but I certainly won't risk going again anytime soon.
  32. L

    Localocalguy4

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful salads! I used to live in the neighborhood and I moved away. It was a pleasure to be back!
  33. H

    Heik

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous... like always. But this time it was very lound and we could barely have a conversation with each other
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped in late after a Friday evening at the Morgan Library & Museum around the corner, and it had a chill vibe with great music & lighting. Not too crowded so not too loud; would be great for dates. We shared a delicious series of appetizers (crab cake, tomato with goat cheese, and the chicken skewers) with just enough spices to keep it interesting without overwhelming. Wine was excellent. Would absolutely come again.
  35. VL

    VLDG

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    A few hiccups but I would eat there again. The decor is lovely, the lighting is good. The ambiance is nice...except for the music which varies from nice background to too loud during the meal. It was hard to converse at times. The food was s bit pricey for what you get for some dishes and I thought it strange that they serve a tagine but you have to pay extra for couscous to eat with it. The food was tasty so that's a huge plus. Service was pretty good. The young lady working was attentive. There were a few other people checking in too. That's better than being ignored but after being asked 3 times if we wanted a drink while perusing the menu, they might want to communicate with each other better. Long wait for the bill in an almost empty restaurant, again a communication problem. So some small things were a distraction but friendly servers, good food and nice ambiance.
  36. F

    Foodie

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is authentic Moroccan fare and the service is very good. Friendly and attentive staff. We have eaten there multiple times and keep returning! Great food and service!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and food!
  38. r

    rosefox

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My partner and I celebrated our 15th anniversary at Barbès and had a wonderful time. Our server overheard me saying that I was excited to have the pastilla and ran over to tell me that there was only one left and I should order it right away. I mentioned that it was our anniversary and the manager kindly gave us two free glasses of Champagne at the end of the meal. These thoughtful gestures really helped us feel welcomed and happy to be there. We shared an artichoke appetizer—which was enormous!—and then I had the chicken pastilla and my partner had the couscous royal. All the food was wonderful, and the server recommended an excellent wine pairing for my partner's dinner. The prices were extremely reasonable; dinner for two with a shared starter, a glass of wine, no dessert, and a generous tip for our excellent server came in at about $110, and my partner had half of his couscous left for breakfast. We got there at 7 and the place was almost empty (it started filling up around 7:30), so we could have a quiet, intimate dinner and didn't need to shout. The sound system was playing something like Middle Eastern house music, a touch on the loud side but very pleasant to listen to. We will definitely be back, and recommend Barbès very highly!
  39. m

    marcus

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Barbes is a pleasant neighborhood restaurant, albeit very loud on a crowded Friday evening, with attentive and considerate service, and an interesting, largely Moroccan oriented menu. Unfortunately, the preparation of the dishes is perfunctory, and the results on the table are entirely mediocre. My lamb tagine was entirely overcooked and mushy, my wife's couscous royale was dreadful. None of the dishes had any live flavor. I don't know what else to say other than that the cocktails were not any good either.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice place with good food And great service. Artichoke app is a cold Artichoke-- only surprise.

FAQs

Barbes Restaurant - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 684-0215.

Barbes Restaurant - Permanently Closed is rated 4.2 stars by 381 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 12:00am; Bar: 2:00am

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Moroccan, African

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wine

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