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Barbes Restaurant
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Ranked #1,460 of 13,938 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Moroccan
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Reviewed 5 February 2014

The combination of great food and genuine warmth of the people make Barbe's the perfect place to relax and enjoy. The decor transports you to North Africa, and the menu has many versions of coucous and tagine dishes.

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Thank Mary Jane D
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

This is the second time that we've eaten at Barbes Restaurant and both times were great experiences...We did not experience the same issues that some of the others have stated...it was very busy both times, yet not noisy at all...the food was flavored just right and the service was crisp and very attentive...The price for a NYC restaurant is very reasonable

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Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Restaurant clearly appeals to a lively, stylish clientele that has never had authentic Moroccan food. While served in a traditional style and a cozy, charming atmosphere, the lamb couscous lacked that unique Moroccan flavor profile and was under-seasoned in general, not to mention the fact that the lamb was as dry as cardboard...boiling chunks of meat is never a substitute for real braising on the bone. This, combined with French language misspellings on the menu, really undercut the overall experience. Despite the friendly, attentive service, I won't be going back.

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Thank trailblazer0105
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

The food was so-so, but the noise made it impossible to hear anyone at our table (or the waiter). It is a small space (with brick walls) and they pack in the tables (so close you can barely squeeze into your chair. It did not help that the restaurant had booked a table for 10 20-something-year-olds yelling as if they were at a football game -- for 2 hours!.

We have lived in NYC for many years and have eaten at many restaurants, but this was one of our worst experiences-- ever. It was so deafening that it was truly awful-- and we relieved to get out into the relative "quiet" of the NYC streets.

Thank benvenut0
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

After visiting the Morgan Library around the corner my friend recommended we try this little Moroccan restaurant on 36th.

The lunch menu had several kinds of brochettes at reasonable prices so we each got one, a lamb and a salmon. They came with some salad greens, white beans in a sauce, and a chopped cucumber garnish. It was just right for a light lunch with a few triangles of pitta or baguette rounds. Topped off with a good, hot and frothy cappucino, it was a fine meal for the middle of the day. My bill came to $15.79 which is not bad for New York City.

The service was friendly and attentive without being obnoxious.

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Thank haifasharon
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