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250 Park Ave SNew York, NY 10003Map & Directions
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Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
07/11/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Not good, due to the offensive service. It one of those places that takes your really nice evening and just craps on it.\nI brought my girlfriend and parents for dinner here tonight at 7. We had the dorado & bronzini dishes, all good BUT\nThe service was downright insulting. Our waiter/wait staff could barely speak English but were likely eastern Mediterranean as would be appropriate. They seemed to be on drugs. They were slurring their speech...and no less than 7 times completely interrupted the table
10/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We asked the host how long will the wait be. He said half an hour. So we had a drink. Half an hour later, we came to the host, he said, another 15 minutes. Nothing. We again asked the host, then he said, after we have already waited 45 that it will be another half an hour. I said that if he told us right away that it would be more than an hour, we would not have stayed. He said :""I'm not a psychic."" He was so rude, and we are never coming back to Barbounia again!The host was a tall guy with black-rim glasses. The rudest host in the history. I hope the owner reads this and fires him, or else he'll lose more customers than just the two of us.
07/01/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My friend and I went to Barbounia on a Wednesday evening. We had a nazi of a waitress (with long reddish hair tied back in a pony tail). While we were looking at the menu she hovered over us and said ""I need to get the order in"" so we ordered an appetizer (thinking that would get her off our back for a few minutes) and she said (you NEED to order the entree at the same time)---so we rushed and made our selection. The bread is delicious, but the Malbec I had was served warm and the dinner portions were miniscule and food just...OK. Even though there were plenty of empty tables and absolutely no one waiting, the busboy kept attempting to remove our plates though we were only half done, while the nazi waitress hovered on during our meal making us feel uncomfortable. I would not go again.
05/28/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Although reluctant when I saw the tacky interior, my worries were put at ease once we were greeted by such a friendly staff. The food was also surprisingly tasty. The Mediterranean spreads were all delicious and the octopus was tender and tasty! The best part of all, was that the bill was more than reasonable!
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.\n\nYou 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. \n\nI really recomend this restaurant if you want to experience something better than the usual venues.
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!\n\nThe place is so beautiful, so it's a great place to have a drink when you are on Park Ave South.
07/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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. \n\nThe 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! \n
07/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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.
05/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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. \n\nI had way better food and service elsewhere.. Good luck with your party tonight. $50 is steep for what will be provided.\n\nWho did the interior.. Beautiful!
04/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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!\nWent 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!
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.
Super delicious food and a great atmosphere. The grilled baby lamb chops\n 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. \n\nDefinitely worth a try if you're looking for a good experience.\n
08/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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.