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Barbes Restaurant

21 E 36th St, New York City, NY 10016-3301
+1 212-684-0215
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
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21 E 36th St, New York City, NY 10016-3301
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Very convenient to the Morgan Library, but a destination as well. My first experience with Moroccan cuisine and it was delightful. Nice middle-eastern ambience, full with a lunch crowd of middle-eastern men and tourists. I enjoyed the artichoke with mustard vinaigrette, a unique combination to...More

Thank newmarket2
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the 11 year run of this place. Building sold out under them. It had very nice bastilla and takings. That we lost fed. Prices were good and Thursday night. They have live entertainment present that I enjoyed. Visit before they. Leave us

1  Thank Allan S
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Many delectable, aromatic Moroccan dishes on the menu that are sure to delight. There is a Price Fix menu with appetizer, entree, and light dessert with glass of wine at a very reasonable price with steak, lamb, fish, chicken and vegetarian options. I tried the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this little restaurant looking for early dinner. A brilliant find, we were tired and hungry this fitted the bill perfectly. Two delicious salads and sorbet after with added Sparklers and complimentary glass of fizz. Very attentive service, really recommend. As we left...More

Thank nicola l
Reviewed 14 September 2017

My friends and I are so grateful for the recommendation from a Manhattan native to eat dinner here, during a recent business trip. Their attentive service, absolutely determined to please, set the tone for our evening! We were received warmly and then helped with our order, to satisfy three individual palates! Two of us asked for drinks, a very festive sangria and a delicious rosé wine. We started with pita and hummus and then moved on to Salade de Calamar à la Marocaine (with grilled calamars, not fried, and so a thumbs up!), Brochette de Merguez (very delicious and flavorful), Tagine de Poulet (bursting with aromas of special spices)! Everyone loved what they orderdered. We were too full to order dessert, and so ordered a Crème Brulée and shared it to complete the and sweeten the mouth! Yes,↓we would go back!

Thank KikiBakshi
Reviewed 10 September 2017

It was a bit of serendipity that led us to Barbès restaurant. We had been revisiting toe apartment of a late relative who lived on the same street and remembered that there was a little French restaurant, owned and run by two sisters, that was...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 23 August 2017

If you are visiting the Morgan Library, step around the corner and try Barbes--you will not be disappointed! The welcome is warm and friendly, and the food is delicious and authentic at this Moroccan restaurant. There is an excellent prix fixe menu, and the quality...More

Thank CaseyM
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Initially, let me tell you that we are not related to or are friends of the owners. My wife and I live in Brighton, England. This restaurant is exceptional. We have travelled over the years and my wife is a chef. We enjoy our food....More

Thank Danny B
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Truly a special spot, Barbes will delight even a finicky eater. My husband had the vegetarian couscous and I had salmon that was prepared to perfection. I had a side of artichoke that was delightful and our waiter suggested that we try some red Moroccan...More

Thank Designer6905
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Close to the Morgan Museum, this place is small but good. Service is very attentive, and food excellent. We had the prix fixe and couldn't finish the large servings they gave us. Salmon and tangine chicken were excellent.

Thank Carole S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, 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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