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Barbes Restaurant

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21 E 36th St, New York City, NY 10016-3301
+1 212-684-0215
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Orleans, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived at Barbes and it was an error made. They greeted us with such warmth and friendliness we decided to stay and we can not wait to come back. Mediterranean with great Morrocann influence. Absolutely delicious. We started with appetizers to share: a glorious artichoke with a mustard vinegarette, little phylo pouches stuffed with chicken and almounds, a layered... More 

Thank SusanneSt
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time on Tuesday at Barbes restaurant. We were 6 including 3 kids and took the couscous, couscous royal and some tajine. The food was delicious, the wine excellent, and Katia our waitress was very professional and kind. We had a wonderful time and would definitely go back.

Thank Olivier C
Northport, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I have been to Barbes a number of times and my summary is consistent and consistently good. I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The food, traditional moroccan, is really good. Service is definitely a plus. Small restaurant with a very attentive staff-- these folks have been at the restaurant for a number of years and they... More 

Thank RWNorthportNY
New York City, New York
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220 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I came here for dinner with my daughter before a play, and we had appetizers (artichoke and hummus) and then a chicken tagine and a Greek salad for the main course. We had what appeared to be homemade sparkling water in lieu of wine and then split the pastille au lait for dessert. The dessert was a little bland for... More 

Thank DAPJr112
London, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Impromptu dinner on way back from gym on the next block to my hotel. Warm welcome, good wine selection by the glass and the steak au poivre was well cooked and delicious. Good value for NYC.

Thank MikeEdw
Bolton, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

My salmon skewer was nice, with sides of cucumber salad, nicely spiced white beans, and a lettuce salad. But my husband's veggie omelette looked fabulous. The eggs were cooked separately from the vegetables, and the asparagus, broccoli, and other vegetables piled high over the eggs and goat cheese were perfect. A beautiful and delicious meal. We had a steamed artichoke... More 

Thank Lindaqvx195
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I cannot say enough good things about Barbes. I travel to New York on business extensively and I try to dine at Barbes as often as I can; it is that good. The overall experience is wonderful. While it is always busy, it never feels over crowded. The lights are dim for a comfortable atmosphere. The service is very friendly... More 

Thank Nathalie D
Baltimore, Maryland
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132 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This place came up on Open Table when searching for a Moroccan restaurant. On a Tuesday at 10:15pm we were the only ones there! The food was good, not mind blowing. Service was on point, just felt slightly uncomfortable eating when we were the only ones there and some staff was just sitting around. Music was chill with influences from... More 

Thank SalErgrapes
Newark, Delaware
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Went there for dinner and made a reservation through open table, which did not have accurate reservation times. Person in party pulled the door out to get in and it would not budge...so assuming it was closed. I then tried and pushed in and we were able to enter (fire Hazzard?) We were greeted promptly and our meals were pretty... More 

Thank KayER18
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Last week, while in Brooklyn, we decided to do a little shopping at Macy's in Manhattan, which was its normal very crowded condition during the holidays. After elbowing our way out of the store, we decided to have a late lunch at Barbes, which is a fairly short walk from Macy's. We had the restaurant to ourselves. No problems with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Moroccan, French, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-684-0215

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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