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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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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Came here for a business lunch - had the lamb tagine with couscous. Very filling! They also gave us warm pita and hummus (so good!). Dishes are around $25ish, definitely a fancier lunch location. It's quiet, and service is great.

Thank AwandererL34
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

came upon this restaurant by chance.Friendly front of house.They do fixed price menu before 7pm.we ate at 8,it was fairly quiet but goo service and excellent menu of Moroccan/French style food.Very tasty and good value.The one downside was expensive wine..best to drink beer or water.Try the lamb tagine or the steak.

Thank ptrb54
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived here about 8ish after just walking past looking for somewhere to eat. Menu looked interesting outside so we decided to try it. It's Moroccan/ French. The restaurant was quiet. Not sure why as the food was amazing. Maybe because it's not right in the centre of Times Square. Service was quick and staff very friendly. Would definitely return.... More 

Thank Nicola L
Columbus, Ohio USA
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife an I took a 5-day trip to New York last week. We were looking for a place to eat which was close to our hotel, and Barbes was 4 blocks away. So we strolled up Madison Avenue to 36th Street, where we were greeted warmly by the staff. I ordered a crab cake appetizer (Gateau De Crab Morocain),... More 

Thank Jake4765
Seattle, Washington
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went there as a solo, wanting something less than lunch, but more than breakfast as it was slightly before noon -- after a hard workout at my hotel. Got a great small table in the window, perfect for people watching, although foot traffic along 36th on a hot and steamy NY August day was minimal. Ordered the lentil salad and... More 

1 Thank Keenan J
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149 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Dinner with a business colleague from Florence, with a French wife, who made it clear they did not want Italian, which can be hard to do in Murray Hill area. Food, service and atmosphere are wonderful. Cuisine is a delightful blend of Moroccan and French flavours, understated yet full-bodied and cooked to perfection. Good wine list. Service was friendly and... More 

2 Thank YYZGuy99
Roswell, Georgia
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149 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

A marvelously welcoming place with a wonderful, happy ambiance…So many delicious choices on their menu… Do not miss the Pastillo. Share it with the table even though it is an entree. Smooth and creamy hummus, an artichoke that makes you wonder why you don't have them more often and did I mention the couscous? If you are a wine lover,... More 

Thank thorstenveblen
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Seven of us went to Barbes recently for a mini reunion. The assortment of appetizers - ideal for sharing - and sumptuous entrees were perfect. The staff was great with recommendations and all for a reasonable price.

Thank NancyS1234
East Hampton
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Delicious food, fun and attentive staff, warm atmosphere and great wine was what we were looking for and found once again at Barbes Restaurant! I've eaten at Barbes about half a dozen times over the last two years, and once again it was a wonderful experience in every way! I met a friend who's been out of the States for... More 

Thank Lisa S
New York, NY
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The NY department went here for a dinner and it was a nice experience. The restaurant like most others in NYC is small in size but nicely set up so the dining experience is not affected. The staff was very pleasant and attentive. We went around 6 pm on a Tuesday evening and it wasn't crowded. We got seated immediately.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, French, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
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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