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214 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10012-4130
+1 212-966-7366
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“hummus” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
214 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10012-4130
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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

Thank edwin b
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.

Thank Constanza L
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite spots in NYC. Alway superb. The ambiance is cozy and casual, the food is fantastic.

Thank Serena W
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

I read the advertising abut the place and the chief cook and it was very welcome publicity so i went there with full of expectations It was disappointed the food was average and not Israeli authentic food as the publish I hope the will change...More

Thank 0-22650550
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch with wine and mimosas. Finally a place in NYC with individual style and flavor. For that quality of food it’s absolutely not pricey compared to others in NYC Pros: - good and kind service - a lot of flavor in the food!!...More

Thank Darthie
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

With so many choices in the area...... I would expect every restaurant to do all they can. This place has quite a way to go. We were greeted by a very unfriendly host (yes, we had a reservation) who really wasn’t interested in seating us....More

Thank RRoss0411
Reviewed February 8, 2018

This was our first visit to Balaboosta. We had a reservation for 12:45pm. The place was completely full during our entire visit. Mostly young, hip crowd enjoying a relaxed brunch. The dining room is nice sized and the tables actually have a bit of space...More

Thank bloomcrew
Reviewed December 27, 2017

Booked Balaboosta for brunch during the busy holiday season without having been there before. It sounded good online and was available! It was a great experience - a great brunch menu with the classics done with a twist. The baked eggs (Turkish style?) were terrific,...More

Thank Dom B
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

A last minute decision to get a bite brought us to this place. Nice ambiance, rustic and a great date night spot. Service was great, the menu was a little limited. Although my lamb burger was the best I've had in NYC, and cooked to...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed December 18, 2017

We booked for Brunch after searching online and were so glad that we did. Food was imaginative and really good quality, portion sizes were just right (I often find American portions way too large), service was fast and friendly and the atmosphere was great, good...More

1  Thank Craig_Tapper
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
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 10012-4130
    (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>  > Nolita
  • Neighbourhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: +1 212-966-7366
  • E-mail
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