Barbounia

4.6
2966 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Barbounia is an oasis of modern Mediterranean cuisine, influenced by the food and cultures of Greece, Southern France, Morocco and Southern Italy combined with a beautiful chic ambiance and a welcoming staff. Under the direction of Partners Alon Jibli and David Sasson, the restaurant is said to “move into Manhattan’s top tier of Mediterranean’s” as stated eloquently by Bob Lape of Crain’s. Barbounia is open daily for lunch, dinner and a weekend brunch.
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vipSomeGuy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I realize that I did not receive my $10 credit, which should have been applied to my bill...

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vipalibo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

What an extremely disappointing experience. Barbounia used to be one of my favorite spots, but the lack of covid protocols and the extremely rude hostess will keep us away for the foreseeable future. At this time, there should be 35% capacity. The restaurant packed patrons in like sardines, at least 50-60% full. My client and I racked up a $200 bill and we were asked to leave before the two tables next to us (one table, a pair of businessmen, the other table a couple on a date). The two tables arrived before we did and we were abruptly handed our bill and the incredibly rude hostess came and asked us to leave. I'm wondering if it's because we were two women, and if that's the case, I've lost complete respect for this establishment. I've never been asked to leave before, covid or not. When I questioned it in a calm manner, the hostess (with her mask below her nose) made a scene in front of other patrons which in my opinion was extremely unprofessional. She could not give me a straight answer as to why she asked us to leave, but not the two other tables. Completely sexist in my opinion. They have lost a long time customer in me. Will never return.

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BrendanD
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Felt completely comfortable even with a table in the middle of the open floor. Table was waited on perfectly. Food is a little pricey but very good, and a good variety. Would definitely come back and look forward to doing so.

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Paris75010
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Reservation was for 7pm not seated until 7:25pm. The hostess were overwhelmed. Food was great and the waiter was good!

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SKim
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barbounia is great! The food/cocktails, service and ambience are all really great. The selection of 5 mezze are all outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular place good it’s very good and the service was exceptional.

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Fifi
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They couldn’t cook a steak unless you want it rare or well done

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Thankyou for everything , it was great !

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zevG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience once they found us a table. We arrived early and had to wait a bit.

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Ryan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Valentine’s “deal” was very overpriced, and food quality mediocre

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Eric
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unreal! Was definitely pricey tho. .... save for special occasion

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Alan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were sat down and waited 30 minutes and only ever recieved some water. No courtesy either with saying "hello" or "my name is *blank* and I'll be your server today." Just a "what do you want." We didn't even get a menu and our waitress asked if we were ready to order food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipRTabb
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic, we managed to get a table for 2 inside dining the day after restrictions were lifted. The place was fully decorated for valentines day, the staff was very nice welcoming and each dish was delicious. The waiters even came over and sang for my friend's birthday when our dessert came out. I felt safe and all the staff was covered with masks at all times. Great experience after not eating out for so long. Well done.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great day!

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SanjeevV
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and quick service, courteous staff and good food.

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Sashaaaa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, would highly recommend. Fantastic food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience1

IDue to the covid the tables are only outdoors which was good, excellent service, the food was super delicious but I requested a surprise dessert by phone the same day and they forgot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Freezing at their outdoor seating. Uncomfortably cold

Food was great though!

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Stepherella
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - outdoor area set up well for Covid and winter

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They overbooked and the host was rude. We had to line up and he didn’t care when your reservation was & went by the order people were online. I understand mistakes happen and restaurants can get overbooked, but don’t ignore people and be rude about it. After 45 minutes of waiting we just left. I mean what’s the point of a reservation???

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I would not recommend going there. There was one server for all the tables. We ordered bottomless brunch and we were told after 3 mimosas that that’s all we could get. The service alone was awful and unorganized. The food was delish though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was great! They can do a better job with heaters

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ZoeM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and service were great! Our outdoor seating did not have heat but it was well insulated. Can't wait to come back.

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InbarP
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in NYC. Truly phenomenal food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite being the only table seated outside on a cold January weekday, our servers were very very attentive and polite. Our food was also very good! Had it been a warmer day we would have been happy to stay longer and enjoy some wine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, all around.

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vipAurore
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My local go-to for delectable eats and wonderful staff. Merci je vous aime!

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vipCindyM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so good here. Even in the dead of winter outside they provide impeccable service, food and drinks! We love it.

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Lovely
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service. Outdoor setup could be better as there was no defined structure, but they did have heaters that were surprisingly effective. Will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and terrific service! Absolutely delicious!!!

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CesarinAE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience. Everyone was very friendly; starting from the hostess to our waiter. The food was delicious and the drinks were great. We ended up ordering the dessert special (donuts) and it was perfect. I can’t wait to go back!

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vipbostontraveller
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to sit indoors for a late afternoon meal. The five dips were phenomenal, and I couldn't decide which among them were my favorites. We also had the flash fried cauliflower, which was fabulous.

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RachelG
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waiter and manager were extremely disrespectful and had the audacity to try and cut me and my business partner off from drinks. I have been going here for the last few years as I live two blocks away and will absolutely not be returning. this was extremely rude and out of place and I would like to fully be refunded for my meal.

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PaigeA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a date and had a lot of fun! Service and food were amazing, only complaint was that the music was slightly loud.

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vipCarl
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great date place. Good outdoor heaters for the Covid concerned. Attentive, but not intrusive service.

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JordinR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and actual outdoor dining with heat lamps and no enclosures!! Perfection!

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Connor
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exquisite duck (duck itself; surroundings less so). Good branzino. Delicious platter dips. Fair service, nice interior. Standard seating was not reservable (limited to outdoor) until day of.

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GaryS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was excellent all around. Wonderful food and service.
Highly recommend this beautiful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

heaters weren’t working and it was 40 degrees outside, service was very slow.

overpriced for the experience and food.

FAQs

Barbounia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 995-0242.

Barbounia is rated 4.6 stars by 2966 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.