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Barbès

21 E. 36th St., New York, NY, 10016
nr. Madison Ave.
212-684-0215

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9
Food: 9
Service: 9
Décor: 9
"Highly Recommended"

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Still in love after all these years

By Farah092002 on 3/14/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been dining at Barbes since they opened 8 years ago and I never tire of the place. It is consistent on all accounts - delicious food, good service and a charming atmosphere. For years now I have taken clients there for lunch, enjoyed countless dinners and have been lucky enough to celebrate momentous family occassions there. Either way, I always leave happy and with appreciation from the familial staff. Not many restaurants in NYC have a staff that gets to know the patrons, truly appreciates their continued business and treats regulars like VIP's.

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38 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

Great place!

By natpointema on 6/4/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

We enjoyed our dinner @ Barbes during a short vacation in New-York. The food and cocktails (Mango breeze) were great and not overpriced. The service was excellent. We felt welcomed even tough it was late and came with a child. Nice decor, music and atmosphere also. Only glitch: the tip was automatically added in the bill. I think that tipping should be up to the client!

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76 out of 155 people found this review helpful.

A real hidden gem

By MattP23 on 11/6/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great food, great service and a more than pleasant atmosphere. I loved this place and will definately be returning. The lentil salad is a must, and the tagine's were terrific. Check out the cocktails also, some clever twists on originals. We arrived quite late in the evening and the restaurant wasnt full, but the atmosphere was still up there and the service was friendly and inviting. Well worth a visit.

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186 out of 395 people found this review helpful.

Hip, lively, cozy. Flavorful food.

By Alice on 11/20/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Barbe has an interesting flavorful menu. The decor is cozy with a stylish Morrocan flair. Our entrees of tagine and couscous were both excellent. The lentil salad is very good with some interesting zing! Enjoyed the Moroccan cocktails and mint tea. It is great to have a moderately priced, hip lively restaurant in Murray Hill. Barbe caters to a sophisticated, established young-middle aged professional. Now I don't have to travel downtown for this type of atmosphere and food quality. Have been to Barbe twice. Will be back.

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392 out of 769 people found this review helpful.

Great French Moroccan Bistro

By DrBruce on 10/11/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

We stumbled upon it on our way to another restaurant and were so taken by the inviting atmosphere that we switched our plans. Wonderful uncommon food, great prices and wine list, charming waitresses. Go when it's not crowded and pray it stays undiscovered.

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353 out of 674 people found this review helpful.

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