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Balaboosta

214 Mulberry St. (Spring St.) Send to Phone
212-966-7366 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Mediterranean fare for Little Italy.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Features
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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Balaboosta, New York, NY

Balaboosta Restaurant Review

: Einat Admony, who has worked in some high-profile kitchens, took a less prestigious job by running her own tiny walk-in falafel shop, Taim, in the West Village. But with Balaboosta she has her own, bigger stage in which to show off her prowess in Mediterranean cuisine. A goat cheese-stuffed lamb burger, between a soft brioche bun, is a savory, creamy mess, and the shakshouka---a tomato, egg and sausage stew meant to be mopped up with thick pieces of country bread---is a satisfying, rib-sticking delight. Other standouts include chicken cooked under a brick and paired with Israeli couscous and shrimp wrapped in phyllo and then sprinkled with flying fish roe. The wine list spans the globe, and includes a few nice selections from Lebanon and Israel.
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