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  • Mediterranean, Cocktails
  • 250 Park Ave S, New York NY10003 40.7383378 -73.987795
  • (At 20th St)
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  • (212) 995-0242
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User Ratings (Based on 65 reviews)

3.385
Food 3.6 Value 2.8
Service 3.3 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 995-0242
Website:
www.barbounia.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx Happy Hour Mon-Fri: 3pm-7pm
Hours:
Mon-Wed: 11:30am-4pm+5pm-11pm Thu-Fri: 11:30am-4pm+5pm-12am Sat: 11am-4pm+5pm-12am Sun: 11am-4pm+5pm-10:30pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, Prix Fixe, Tasting Menu, Trendy, Happy Hour, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Barbounia

    Posted by NYTim on 11/16/2007

    Very poor indeed

    Lately my wife and I had eaten at Barbounia a number of times, as we just "discovered" it around the corner from our yoga studio and we get out around dinner time. We've always had such positive experiences: great food, attentive and super-friendly service, welcoming hosts, congenial atmosphere. We had a female server, I think last Thursday, Nov. 1 who was so great. When we went in this Friday, it was a different story and we were very disappointed. We ordered falafel. When it didn't come with tzatziki, as the menu indicated, we asked the server for the tzatziki. Actually, it wasn't our server, as we couldn't get his attention. The server said that it was a typo on the menu menu and that if we wanted tzatziki, we would have to order it and pay extra. We finally persuaded him that we were entitled to get what we ordered from the menu, but it was very uncomfortable to be in that position. Then the same happened with the skewers: tzatziki on the menu, no tzatziki on the plate. Plus, I must say the marinated beef which was so scrumptious and juicy the week before, was overcooked and dry this time. The molten chocolate cake saved the day. I had noticed managers walking around in the past, and it seems like a place where they were concerned about maintaining quality, Apparantly not. When I wrote to them with my complaints they did not respond. My advice --avoid this place.

  • Barbounia

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/08/2007

    Really not that good

    We have been to Barbounia several times and each time at least one of the dishes has been very good, so we go back and continue to try it. We went back this past Saturday night and we still think the spreads are very good; however my husband had the Souvlaki and he thought it wasn't good. Other times we have ordered the iron skillet shrimp. The shrimp is undercooked and very salty. They tend to salt everything, so if you are conscience about your sodium intake I suggest you emphasize no salt. You can also ask for the flat bread without the flavorings on the top which is very salty too. The restaurant itself is lovely and quite the hot spot.. The wine pours are very stingy. We did not have dessert this last time, but we have had dessert in the past and the desserts are really very good.. Worth a try.. enjoy.

  • Barbounia

    Posted by Gouged on 10/02/2007

    Expensive and bad

    Remember the food they used to serve all those years ago in high school? Do you miss it? If so, go to Barbounia, They will give you the cold, soggy, bland food the likes of which can only otherwise be found in public schools and prisons. But, this trip down memory lane isn't cheap though. They will charge you an arm and a leg. It is totally understandable though. Someone must have went through a lot of effort to make their dishes turn out so bad.

  • Barbounia

    Posted by Greek food fan on 09/14/2007

    So-So

    My husband and I love Greek food, so we were very enthusiastic to try this restaurant. The atmosphere is really nice and the wine list is very extensive. The food on the the other hand, was so-so. "Gourmet" Greek food just doesn't work! The portions were tiny, and tasted very average.

  • Barbounia

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/31/2007

    When A Good Time Hits A Major Speedbump

    Dinner started out great, good atmosphere & friendly servers. NO BREAD! When I say no bread, I mean even when you order the dip sampler, they give you four pieces of pita bread (for 4 people). We tried to delay ordering dinner, however the waiter told us we should order everything at once, that there would be plenty of time between courses. Dinner came out while we were eating the apps. To make matters worse a dish was spilled on one of the ladies. She was assured dry cleaning would be "covered" and they would comp us dessert....... After all this B.S. who wants dessert? Two unwanted desserts later and no talk of the dry cleaning we left unhappy. This establishment has alot to work on.

  • Barbounia

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/19/2007

    amazing food, great service too

    I have eaten at this place at least 5 times and every time it gets better and better. All the appetizers, salads, and entrees are delicious. I'm not sure why there are bad reviews. Also the doughnuts for brunch are out of this world. For consistently great Greek fare, do go to Barbounia!!

  • Barbounia

    Posted by Great Apps on 08/13/2007

    Do yourself a favor

    I recently went to Barbounia with a large party (12) for dinner. We started with a round of drinks and a selection from the appetizers. The spreads and breads were amazing. We should have just had drinks and apps and the night would have been a huge success. The entrees weren't great. Nothing special, nothing that stood out and nothing worth the price. Stick with the apps and you're in for a great night with friends.

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