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250 Park Ave. S. (E. 20th St.) Send to Phone
212-995-0242 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A scene-y Mediterranean oasis in Manhattan.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Business casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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4.0 rating over 4 reviews

Barbounia Restaurant Review

: Beyond the heavy, oversize wooden doors is a Mediterranean oasis of sand-colored walls swathed in lustrous silky fabrics, lotus blossom-lit archways, and an elaborate chandelier made of feathers. The airy space, named for a red mullet fish, has an open kitchen and a sleek bar that invites you to see and be seen while sipping a mint julep made with rose flower essence. Among the appetizer choices, the Greek fondue of kefalograviera cheese and Metaxa brandy is a satisfying selection, as is the red wine poached figs. Chef Amitzur Mor celebrates Greek, Italian and Turkish-Mediterranean cuisine by serving entrées such as brick oven-baked branzino, lamb kebab, and jumbo lump crab gnocchi in a zucchini-mint pesto. Portions are generous so be prepared to share.

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Look carefully at your wine glass
by mslantz on Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:09 pm
This could have be a good dining experience. I ate there with a friend and we ordered a bottle of red wine. My friend received the last glass and found a large collection of red residue at the bottom and along the sides of his glass. It looked like red mud. When we asked to speak with the manager he told us that "this happens all the time in France" and took away the dirty glass of residue before I could take a picture of it. After that I actually had to stand up to find our waiter to get the check. The food seemed good but after seeing a muddy glass I can only advise potential diners to proceed with extreme caution. The servers and manager were rude. I paid our rather overpriced bill becasue we did eat the meal but I will never return even though I live nearby.
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