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214 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10014-1813
+1 212-390-1545
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“hummus” (49 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
214 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10014-1813
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for brunch; my wife and son and I. There was a slight mix up with my wife's order and without so much as a hesitation they offered her a complimentary salad to mitigate the delay in her order. The salad was just exquisite;...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mkhulujo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice dinner. All of the apps and small plates were very tasty. Service was very good too. Only problem is what other reviewers have mentioned. You might walk out hungry. Portions are quite small. Even the entrees for sharing. We spent...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NYFoodDude
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We showed up for a Sun. brunch, after a 20 min cab ride from the upper west side . We were eager to get inside a warm cozy restaurant escaping the cold Nov. morning, only to realize the site is under construction and there will...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rafie2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smallish menu of Lebanese/Middle Eastern small plates and mains. Everything was outstanding--try the cauliflower app, the hummus with beef app, the mushroom pasta. Limited wine list of mostly eastern Mediterranean wines but our various glasses were all great.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ron L
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Been here a couple of times ... delicious salad ... but small serves. Popped into McDonalds on the way home :(

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Virtually M
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Balaboosta has relocated from its closed location on Mulberry Street to Hudson Street in the West Village. The menu brought over a few favorites, but there are new modern Israeli treats as well. We started with Three Good Things, a trio of spreads featuring a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 779aaronp
Reviewed June 7, 2018

I went to Balaboosta with a friend of mine for dinner. We both love middle eastern food but were not as pleased with this restaurant. The food is good but in my honest opinion, is not worth the price on the menu.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Tracie G
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Nice food, fairly delicious, and setting is very comfortable, enjoyed the services as well. Recommend the cauliflower appetizer.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Levic79
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting family in NY and they made reservations there for dinner There were6 of us so we shared a number of appetizers,the hummus with Zatar pita was excellent and the chick pea empanadas were very tasty as was the fresh burratta cheese They...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank edwinb629
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

I have been 5 times, with my husband, with family, my son (7yrs) and friends, and every single time the food was incredible and the service excellent. The hummus is perfect. Is always noisy and cool. Don’t miss the sangria and the chicken.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank constanzal234
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita
maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant
retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for
“North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to
be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighbourhood is
popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of
the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry,
Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10014-1813
    (Prince and Spring Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to Spring Street N R W to Prince Street B D F M trains to Broadway/Lafayette
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 212-390-1545
  • E-mail
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