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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 Unimpressed on 07/26/2007

    We Know Good Greek Food

    My boyfriend and I came here last night, excitedly, for his early birthday. We had heard of the restaurant and figured it must be good. Boy, were we mis-led. The place is so overhyped it is almost a joke. The only thing that was good the whole night was my mojito. His salad was drenched in dressing, His lamb and rice tasted like a cheap tv dinner, and my eggplant dish tasted like shampoo. The lemon dessert reminded me of something a kid would make for a bake sale. We came to test out the "restaurant week" menu, and let me tell you-if that is what they serve for restaurant week when they are trying to drum up more business....I'd hate to see what they serve on a regular basis.

  • Barbounia

    Posted by ajnyc on 06/19/2007

    avoid the moussaka

    The moussaka was not good. I've had better in a million other places. I ended up peeling the congealed layer of cheese of the top to make it edible. My friend's sole was good though. And the spreads were really great. Oh and our $40 bottle of wine was a screw top which was sort of surprising.

  • Barbounia

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/10/2007

    This is a great place!

    I have been 2 times and both times it was great. The service was great and the food even better. There is something for everyone on the menu. Great wine list. You must try the fried feta cheese! Bad for your diet but what a treat!

  • Barbounia

    Posted by Noga Delshad on 05/12/2007

    Great Service

    We enjoyed an early mother's day brunch there. They accomdated our big group and were courteous at all times. The food is delicious and their brunch selection is fun. We got a sampler of hummus, babganoush and spicy feta (at least get this one side dish) which was great. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

  • Barbounia

    Posted by anonymous on 03/26/2007

    obnoxious patrons... good food though

    great brunch, really delicious. the atmosphere would be great if not for the other customers... totally obnoxious bitchy people. i went with a friend and we were very uncomfortable -- everyone kept staring at us and each other... looking you up and down and all that. also the service was not great.

  • Barbounia

    Posted by elaine on 02/21/2007

    Frank Bruni was right... sorta

    The ambience, cute decor and deliciously comfortable seating really did outweigh the food. My biggest problem with this place was it never seemed to try very hard in terms of flavor, plating... anything else you'd expect from a relatively expensive establishment. My boyfriend ordered a $27 lambchop dish that was tiny, undercooked and with potatoes that tasted like the chef had boiled them, chopped them and that was it. I had a red snapper, which is supposed to be one of their best dishes, but it also lacked any kind of umph. It was resting on a heap of cooked veggies marginally flavored by some kind of broth. I got the feeling I could have cooked it myself, and trust me, I'm no chef. The plate of saganaki, which cost $12, came with four tiny slices of bread, and the cheese was surprisingly untasty. It was cheese! How do you suck the flavor out of cheese?? Karavas in the Village's saganaki was half the price, twice the size and ultimately, more delicious. Oh, and a bottle of Stella took 20 minutes to come. A bottle. The waitress said the bar was backed up, but jeez... is it that hard to pop a cap off? So yeah, Frank Bruni was somewhat right in his NYT review from a year ago... but for a high and mighty Times critic, he was waaaay too gentle on this place.

  • Barbounia

    Posted by AlexandEmma on 02/18/2007

    Not Recommended

    We just got back from Sunday brunch. The service was fine but food was subpar. A burger ordered medium rare came charred on the outside and absolutely raw in the middle. A chicken sandwich was burned so badly it was black. They didn't have pizzettes (pretty much the reason we came in the first place) or Steak and eggs.

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