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La Baraka

255-09 Northern Blvd., Queens, NY 11362 40.772009 -73.734383
nr. Morgan St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-428-1461 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: African/Moroccan, French
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

labarakarest.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 11:30am-2:15pm and 5pm-9pm; Sun, 5pm-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at Flushing-Main St.

Prices

$22.95-$28.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Buffet

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

La Baraka is a Moroccan greeting that translates to "blessing and goodness," and making diners feel at home is La Baraka's forte. The happy buzz of regulars fills the room as owner Jean-Luc Sonigo, a Parisian via Algeria, table-hops tirelessly. Loyal patrons from northern Queens and Nassau have basked in his Gallic attention since 1979, and the setting has a retro element, with cottage-like white stucco walls, Art Nouveau posters and penguin-jacketed waiters, along with the mild distraction of an acoustical-tiled ceiling and overjuiced lamps. The menu is also old-fashioned to the point of nostalgia, featuring appetizers like quiche and onion soup and entrees like coquilles St. Jacques and duck à l'orange. The kitchen shows particular flair with meat: Hefty lamb chops are cooked precisely to order, and a satisfying couscous—one of the only signs of a North African influence—flaunts tender beef, chicken, lamb, merguez sausage and an earthy, house-made harissa pepper puree. At La Baraka, the neighborhood French restaurant lives on.

Early Bird Dinners

Sun.—Fri., 5 p.m.—6:45 p.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.—6:15 p.m.; $29.95

Recommended Dishes

Lamb chops, $28.95; couscous dinner, $39.95

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