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Posted by jagman on 01/23/2005
Murray Hill's newest and most amazing restaurant in every way....from the moment we were greeted by Omar until the end we we had the most amazing chocolate mouse cake I have ever had in my life. This whole palce just has atmosphere beyond belief and the food....and the value they offer are beyond belief...no wonder it is sometimes a little busy, but it is worth the wait at the bar and when you finally sit down...you will think you are having dinner in your own Riad,,,,I lived in Morocco for 5 years..and there is nothing like this in NYC......
Posted by Jon on 01/10/2005
I agree with all of the below, but I've eaten here three times and found it very, very NOISY. So much so my dinner companions and I couldn't understand each other so just quit talking. Too bad, otherwise quite good.
Posted by SH on 01/03/2005
My friend and I had dinner at Barbes on New Year's Eve and had an excellent time. The food was delicious and plentiful. The wines complimented our dinners very well and the desserts were sinfully good. The wait staff was EXCELLENT. The owner personally greeted us at our table which made us feel very special. The place is quaint well decorated and festive. They had a very reputable NY area bellydancer that night providing entertainment. A+++ I highly recommend this french moroccan gem.
Posted by laurie on 10/12/2004
What an unexpected delight! My friend and I had dinner at Barbes a couple of weeks ago. Both of us had the mussels to begin with - we got 2 different kinds and split them so we could get a taste of each. The one with the cilantro and red pepper was especially good. I had to refrain from drinking the broth alone! For our main course, I had the Chicken with Raisin Couscous which was a lighter dish than I expected which suited me just fine. Boneless, skinless sliced breasts on top of couscous with a lovely honey sauce, topped with some argula leaves. My friend had the lamb tangine, which was very tender and fragrant of all the unsual spices you'd expect in this dish. The wine list was good and well matched for the food. We did not have desert, only because we were in a bit of a rush to make a train at the end but everything sounded quite tasty. Service was great, the atmosphere interesting and the place filled up so apparently it is a popular neighborhood spot. Prices are reasonable by NY standards for the most part, I believe the bill was about $100 for the 2 of us, but that included a bottle of wine in the price. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for something out of the ordinary. Not a lot of moroccan places around here, let alone in this neighborhood.
Posted by berg9201 on 07/24/2004
Who cares about the waiters. But the food is definitely worth a try.
Posted by Lori Rex on 04/01/2004
Not only is the service amazing - espcially all the good looking french guys - but the food is delicous! A perfect menu for every time of person - vegetarian, , meat lover, seafood lover, and the person who wants to try new things. The menu does not discriminate which my friends really appreciated! How many restaurants can make so many girls happy! The cous cous was delicious - the steak au poivre was fabulous - the shrimp the best I have ever had in NYC and the crepes are to die for and so are the waiters!