“love the atmosphere in Barbounia, it's so lively, it seems like everyone is having a good time, but the music is still low enough to hold a conversation w/o straining your vocal chords.”
“And, they have this incredible dessert called Silan - it's to die for, so you must try it!”
“bartenders were great, recommended good wine,.”
“Sometimes you need to disagree with a famous newspaper food critic and try a restaurant for yourself.”
“We were a very large party (10) for lunch and whatever pleasant experience could be derived from the interesting menu and inviting decor was quickly dampened by an incredibly slow kitchen and service that was beyond bad.”
“It's a good place to go with a group.”
“The food remains excellent but when the service and atmosphere don't live up to expectations why return when there are so many nearby options?”
“would never dine there again and would never recommend it to anyone unless you want rude service and a trip to the doctor's office!”
“This restaurant is awesome and I didn't think all that expensive, comparing to a sushi place not too far away.”
“They didn't like the table, they took 20 minutes to order but then complained that they were in a rush and THEN stuck around eating all night, they complained that the water wasn't cold enough, that the Babaganoush wasn't nice, that the salad didn't have ”
Come join us in our beautiful dining room with some the "best seating in the city." We specialize in fresh Mediterranean cuisine with Greek, Turkish and Italian influences. While relaxing on our plush banquettes with a specialty drink from the bar, you will feel as though you are in a Greek palace surround by bulbous white columns. We feature octopus nicoise, souvlaki kebabs served with mint-flavored tahini however out specialty is our fresh-grilled fish including dorado or branzino. Our lamb chops are among the best in the city which go very well our ouzo menthe cocktail (lemonade, ouzo, mint). End your meal by endulging in our signature house panna cotta made with yogurt or the cigar-shaped phyllo filled with spiced apples. …
A big, airy space with a pan-Mediterranean menu, Barbounia has found a niche for itself serving very fresh, tasty and pointedly unchallenging food . Everything is scrupulously light, including the bill, which is pretty reasonable for this neighborhood.
excellent food. Threw a birthday dinner party for my boyfriend here. Service and food was fantastic. Everyone had a wonderful time. Will definitely return.
ALL AROUND GREAT PLACE.
I love the feeling this place has when you walk in. Also the Turkish/Greek/Italian Mediterranean food is such a nice change and everthing I've had was delicious. For apps the Red Snapper Ceviche and Terracotta Shrimp are my favorites. Favorite entrees are Farro Rissoto and the Hanger Steak. Dessert is heavenly with the Silan Honey OMG or the Kanafeh ~ MUST TRY.
You can't beat the $12 non-stop Champagne Brunch, it's a perfect indulgent delight for the weekend. I've always found the service staff to be on top of things and that says alot these days.
I really recomend this restaurant if you want to experience something better than the usual venues.
Great Food, Great Time.
The other night I went out with a group of friends to Barbounia and we had a FANTASTIC time - great cocktails a great atmosphere. The food is scrumptious - the octopus is out of this world. It's great for big groups for sharing all the delicious plates. I think I tasted everything on the menu and all of it was EXCELLENT. And, they have this incredible dessert called Silan - it's to die for, so you must try it!
The place is so beautiful, so it's a great place to have a drink when you are on Park Ave South.
Couldn't Be More Beautiful.
The sheer awe you will be in when you walk into this restaurant is enough to make the meal worth it in my opinion, however appearance alone is not all you have to look forward to when going to dine at Barbounia. The food was an interesting complex burst of flavor in everything from the hummus to the bread that was presented perfectly.
The service was attentive and respectful without being over-bearing and annoying. I honestly was upset when dessert came around, but i really didn't want to leave. I can't wait to go back soon! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Rude Bartender. The bartender was incredibly rude. She was really tall, short blonde hair. When I asked her to please close my tab and let me pay for my drinks, she kept asking me if I wanted to "pay for my friends drinks", and I said no, multiple times. However, when she finally gave me the bill, she did add my friend's drink to it. Why would a bartender pressure you to pay for someone else's drink? So frustrating.
Add an hour to your reservation time. This ostentatious Mediteranean restaurant has a great feeling when you walk in but it goes down hill very quickly from there. Poor service, pretty bad food (my chicken was burnt to a crisp and an arrogant Narcissistic attitude is so yesterday... . Get over yourself.
I had way better food and service elsewhere.. Good luck with your party tonight. $50 is steep for what will be provided.
Who did the interior.. Beautiful!
Great food, service and DRINKS!.
Such a pretty place, the dining room is lit almost entirely by candle light, the staff was most friendly and helpful. A MUST try is the lamb shank, the meat just fell off the bone! The shrimp terra cotta (although not in a terra cotta dish) was the most yummy garlicy shrimp dish EVER!
Went back for brunch and got blissfully happy on the $12 ALL YOU CAN DRINK champagne cocktails! It's true, all you can drink, we put it to the test. The French Toast was so thick and delicious, the egg dish Shashuka was a spicey tomato and egg explosion in your mouth. So good!
delicious food and a great atmosphere.
Super delicious food and a great atmosphere. The grilled baby lamb chops
is very delicious.The Barbounia was very well prepared. The portions are not very big, but the flavor definitely makes up for it! The wine list is also very good.
Definitely worth a try if you're looking for a good experience.
food was not somewhat greek. The ambiance was definitely the draw-in for me. Went to this place with a friend during restaurant week for our birthdays. Very disappointing. Yes, the setting is nice but the tables were SO close together - literally 2 inches apart. Made the whole experience a real downer. On top of that, the food was just so-so. Had the tuna carpaccio, duck breast and yogurt dessert and was not impressed. If it wasn't restaurant week and I was paying full price, I'd be a little more than upset.
Great taste, Friendly place. Top Restaurant. So far this is the only restaurant my friend cleaned her plate on every course. Restaurant Week menu was everything fabulous. Oysters with caviar, Tuna Carpaccio- YUMMY. Duck was my favorite, schwarma tender. Panna Cotta dessert was better than Gotham- more taste, the kanefeh delicious. Friendly relaxed service, hostess welcoming, servers attentive, all diners smiling. They certainly have a way with flavors. Greek Mojito rocked. We arrived with a stroller and they were helpful. This is what a great restaurant should be. An adventure worth taking. Go.
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