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Barbes Restaurant

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21 E 36th St, New York City, NY 10016-3301
+1 212-684-0215
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb tagine” (10 reviews)
“pastilla” (12 reviews)
“hummus” (15 reviews)
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Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
21 E 36th St, New York City, NY 10016-3301
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Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had the grilled calamari appetizer that came with a lot of greens. She then had the lamb meatballs and I had the chicken stew. All were well prepared, well presented, and tasty. We even shared the Moroccan desert which was light...More

1  Thank Richard G
Reviewed May 30, 2015

First visit to Barbes, which was recommended to us by the hotel we were staying in. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. We chose to eat from the early evening pre-fix menu which despite being fairly small still had something for everyone....More

Thank Philkerry
Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Met with friends from overseas who were visiting the City. Lovely Moroccan style restaurant and excellent staff. Quiet location and setting for an afternoon lunch. I had a Poisson Tagine that was excellent. The hummus and eggplant salad were spicy in the Moroccan flavored way....More

Thank mysterioustraveling
Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is our second visit to Barbes. It is an intimate and cozy setting with helpful, attentive, yet unobtrusive a waitstaff. I had the Lamb tanginess and it came as expected. I differ from those other reviewers in describing it as bland or boring. I...More

Thank Rebster65
Reviewed April 21, 2015

I started off the meal with a roasted eggplant appetizer called Zaalouk that was quite good and offered the flavors I expect in a Moroccan restaurant. I cannot say the same thing about the Lamb Tagine which should have a strong and rich flavor. Instead,...More

Thank Harvey M
Reviewed March 2, 2015

Moroccan food is known for its bold flavors. After reading the reviews, our expectations were high... but we left this restaurant quite disappointed. First the good - Nice cozy place with a very relaxed setting. Service is good, waitstaff is warm and friendly. Prices are...More

Thank PG13LA
Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great experience from the moment we walked in. All four of us had delicious dishes. Authentic, exotic, affordable. Just the right amount of attentiveness from staff as we lingered on through the evening. Would definitely go back when we are back in NYC.

Thank Jonathan A
Reviewed February 2, 2015

I love Barbes for its consistently good traditional dishes and its very friendly atmosphere. If you are looking for comfort food, in a comfortable place, very reasonably priced, you will add Barbes to your list of favorite spots.

Thank Nathalie D
Reviewed January 29, 2015

When we lived in Murray Hill we were there 3 x a week and had many private dinners and parties at Barbes. The owners are just wonderful people and everyone who works there is nice. One night I asked Abdullah to " cook for me...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great food. Really liked the Tagines and stuffed Tomato! Service was good, a little wait even with reservation, but not bad at all. The restaurant is small, and therefore as expected was fairly loud. The owner/manager (not sure who he was but seemed like owner),...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 E 36th St, New York City, NY 10016-3301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-684-0215
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