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Balade

208 1st Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-3705
+1 212-529-6868
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (14 reviews)
“shawarma” (10 reviews)
“baklava” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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LOCATION
208 1st Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-3705
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Reviews (123)
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1 - 10 of 103 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed myself as did my group of friends. Delicious food and atmosphere and The staff is friendly!!!!Can't wait to return

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this cute little Lebanese restaurant by chance. The staff were really nice. Nice space. Got to taste a couple of wines before settling on a bottle of perfectly acceptable Saugivnon Blanc from the Bekaa valley. The food was really good. We shared the Romaine...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I have to say after very long I have had a good Lebanese food. Great spot with a cozy feel to the resturant. Friendly staff and good service. From appetizers to main course everything we ordered was good and felt that it was coming from...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Visited Balade last night for dinner. Amazing food with right amount of flavor, Youssef the manager & his staff was very friendly and accommodating. We were a party of 6 & 2 of us are vegetarians. We had enough options for us. Selection of Lebanese...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The chicken and beef shawarma was pretty tasty. The combination of the hot sauce, pickles, chicken / beef, lettuce, cilantro and onions were perfect! It was almost like a chipotle style restaurant inside. I'd definitely recommend this place and will be returning!!

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, very clean restaurant , The people very friendly and The food was amazing ! Very nice to find this !!

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Forget the negative reviews. This place was amazing. I reserved through Open Table and then reconfirmed with one of the managers, Siddiqui. Upon arrival, we were greeted with smiles from ALL of the staff. They seated us in a cozy area at the back end...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

I love this restaurant. I have been here many time with friends and family when we want to eat in the neighborhood. The food has been consistently delicious and the service is friendly and helpful. Everything I've had has been yummy.

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wide variety of appetizer plates to share. Many vegetarian options. Delicious meat and chicken platters. Scrumptious desserts to share with your loved ones. Baklava is served in tiny bite sized pieces good for sharing.

Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was craving Lebanese food and saw the good reviews for this restaurant. Sadly, it turned out to be very disappointing. I have tried several Lebanese restaurants throughout the world and the food here lacked the wonderful flavor that is the trademark to Lebanese food....More

Nearby
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
...More
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Questions & Answers
WideSphereJoe
23 March 2015
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Response from slsnyc | Reviewed this property
There are a lot of salads on the menu, as well as dishes based on meat/seafood and veggies. So there should be plenty of gluten-free options. But I'm assuming their pizzas and pitas are not gluten-free...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 1st Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-3705
    (Between 12th and 13th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 4,6, L, N,Q 5, R to Union Square L train to 1st Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-529-6868
  • E-mail
Description
An Eastern Mediterranean restaurant that is a genuine addition to New York City’s diverse International cuisines. Specializing in Lebanese cuisine, Balade is a quaint neighborhood destination in the East Village with a warm and hospitable setting. Owned and operated by Roland Semaan (Hilton Hotels, NYC; B.R. Guest Restaurant Group, NYC) – Balade, which means Local, when describing produce of high quality in Lebanese, is the true culmination of his heritage and impressive hospitality background and experiences.
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