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Balaboosta

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Neighbourhood:
Nolita
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214 Mulberry St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10012-4130 (Prince and Spring Streets)
+1 212-966-7366
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17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:30
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Roanoke, Virginia
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110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Juts great from beginning to end. Super service!! I had almost given up having good service in NYC :)). The complementary yucca chips were just OK... Everything else was Super Yummy. The pita was thick and delicious. The fried olives exceptional, the grilled octopus with a charred orange glaze was my favorite. The burrata with toast and pesto was excellent,... More 

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Thank 2Yummy4U
Weston, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After seeing a documentary in SoHo about Israeli Cuisine we happened upon this gem of a restaurant. Delicious, beautifully plated food, wonderful service and wonderful atmosphere.The wine was great too! Don't miss this fabulous place.

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Thank DWFReg
Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hummus, za'atar pita, patatas, kale and broccoli, cauliflower and eggplant. I did prefer the menu at the sister restauarant Bar Bolonat, but both are highly recommended.

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Thank rhobru
Clarksville, Arkansas
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is to die for, and the service is superb. No matter what entree you get, be sure to have the crispy cauliflower as an appetizer. The addition of currants and pine nuts sounds unusual, but it is wonderful. Also be sure to have the chocolate hazelnut mousse for dessert, even if you share it. We were all... More 

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Thank Julia F
York
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Visited as was recommended for GF options, which there were if limited. Food was of high quality and in a lovely setting. My only comment was the price vs value for money. Oh and $9 for a bottle of water is daylight robbery.

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Thank Gemma S
New York, New York, United States
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131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Terrific staff and welcoming atmosphere. Virgin Bloody Mary were delicious and the food was outstanding. Great variety, delicious middle eastern bent to the menu and the egg dishes were outstanding. We would go back to this restaurant in a second. Great spot.

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Thank Jimmy B
New York City, New York
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Three gals out on Sunday(one taking the other two for birthdays) early eve. It was President's weekend so kind of mellow at the earliest hour to dine 530. Need reservation though. We ordered a bunch of appetizers mostly vegetarian. hummus served in a mortar and pestle, fried cauliflower etc. The complimentary pita chips are divine but one would need several... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We have been to Balaboosta many, many times as it is one of our favorite destinations in the city. This trip we brought our 5 kids for my oldest daughter's 14th birthday. We pretty much ordered one of everything on the menu, including both specials - a fluke ceviche and a grilled king mushroom escabeche. Everything was delicious and the... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I loved everything about this restaurant - the interior is very cool, with personal pictures and items lining the painted brick walls, It's very comfortable yet very modern at the same time. It's small enough to feel intimate and the food...the food is amazing. I loved the menu, authentic Israeli hummus, served in a mortar and pestle with delicious pita... More 

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Thank anneez
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

After a long day of site seeing we stumbled over this restaurant and decided to go in. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff. The decor and atmosphere of the place is lovely. Knowledge of the staff and there enthusiasm for the restaurant is excellent. The food was excellent and really tasty. I would highly recommend this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
Monday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Mulberry St, Frnt 1, 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
Description
Balaboosta in NOLITA
http://carlosmeliablog.com/2010/11/13/balaboosta-in-nolita/

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nolita

Neighbourhood Profile
Nolita
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, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighbourhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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