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  • Eastern European, Small Plates/Tapas, Wine Bar
  • 691 9th Ave, New York NY10036 40.762056 -73.990358
  • (Btwn 47th & 48th St)
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  • (212) 974-0300
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User Ratings (Based on 18 reviews)

Food 3.7 Value 3.9
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 974-0300
Place Order:
Order From Balkanika for delivery & takeout
Visa, MC, Disc, DC
Daily: 11am-12am
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Catering, Delivery, Good for Groups, Live Music, Lunch Special, Online Ordering, Online Reservations, Pre/Post Theater, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible
Min Delivery:
Delivery Area:
43rd to 51st St 7th to 11th Ave

User Reviews

  • Balkanika

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/19/2014

    Not recommended

    The management and the staff are extremely rude. I had a livingsocial deal which expired. The livingsocial called the restaurant to confirm their policy that the paid value does not expire after the deal expires for another 4 years. However the management simply refused to honor the deal and refused to serve us when we arrived. Clearly not a smart move as they lost me as a customer (btw, the restaurant was empty during the busiest hour)

  • Balkanika

    Posted by grancy on 10/24/2013

    Expected more

    We arrived at 5:00 and the restaurant was pretty empty. We chose to sit up front. My mom and I were going to split 6 different spreads for dinner. The waitress thought this would not be enough for dinner so we also ordered the stuffed eggplant. The spreads we chose were ok. Nothing really stood out. The stuffed eggplant was excellent, but could have been served hotter, it was only lukewarm. Cheese fondue was very good, but the restaurant charges $7 if you want anything other than bread for dipping. We shared a banana nutella cake which was delicious, but very pricey at $10 a slice and $3 for half a cup of coffee. Overall a decent meal but nothing really special.

  • Balkanika

    Posted by CV on 04/29/2013

    Very Good

    I went with a friend for a pre theater dinner. We arrived around 5:30 PM on a Saturday and it was packed by 7:00 PM. I could understand the reviews that said it was loud but we were near the entrance so it was fine. The food was very tasty and filling. However, I think the wine at $13/glass was a little pricey for the quality. Overall it was a great experience and would go back.

  • Balkanika

    Posted by Penelope on 03/20/2012

    Great find

    Terrific restaurant. Not pretentious. Good service and diversity of food. Excellent wine list. I've been there twice and will go again for sure.

  • Balkanika

    Posted by k. from Westport CT on 11/10/2011

    Great Find in Hells Kitchen

    We stumbled upon this little gem of a restaurant. We ordered the 17 different mezes with whole wheat pitas, basturma and goat cheese, the greek pork sausage with orange peel, and the highlight, the lamb sausage. We also ordered the bureks, one spinach and one beef, which were light and not greasy. The food was very tasty and the portions generous. The service was helpful and attentive and the atmosphere and music very European. No complaints about the bill either. Will definitely be going back.

  • Balkanika

    Posted by North Salem Sy on 10/18/2011

    The family loved it.

    There were 4 of us so we were able to take the 17 spread plate. We liked all 17 of them. The Burek was a little dry, but the Chicken Soup was delicious as was the Beef Au Gratin dish. We had Efes Turkish beer and a Vogolier White White which was the recommendation of the day. It was crisp and tasty with the food. The Greek Leucanika sausage was good and not fatty. The Baklava and Halvah were top drawer. We will be visiting there again We were there Sunday at noon and the service could not have been better. Attentive and very pleasant.

  • Balkanika

    Posted by anonymous in nyc on 10/18/2011

    Unbelievable jazz, food, and atmosphere!

    We come here at least once a week--they have the kind of food your grandmother would cook, soooo cheap, but the atmosphere is so lovely. We come mostly Tuesdays and Fridays to hear the most wonderful jazz duo (voice and guitar). This is truly a hidden gem. Can't recommend it enough!

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