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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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Bolton, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Dutetre
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We stubbled upon this place when we were looking for somewhere for dinner . The service was excellent all the staff were friendly and helpful. We had the hummus and crab cake for start . The crab cake was juicy and packed with flavour . The hummus was smooth , creamy and plenty of it . For main I had... More 

Thank PIM0703
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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