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Balaboosta

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Nolita
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214 Mulberry St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10012-4130 (Prince and Spring Streets)
+1 212-966-7366
Today
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 15:30
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El Dorado Hills, California
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved everything about this restaurant - the interior is very cool, with personal pictures and items lining the painted brick walls, It's very comfortable yet very modern at the same time. It's small enough to feel intimate and the food...the food is amazing. I loved the menu, authentic Israeli hummus, served in a mortar and pestle with delicious pita... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day of site seeing we stumbled over this restaurant and decided to go in. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff. The decor and atmosphere of the place is lovely. Knowledge of the staff and there enthusiasm for the restaurant is excellent. The food was excellent and really tasty. I would highly recommend this... More 

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Thank mattywater
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

A small place where we met foodie friends for dinner. The restaurant is cozy and warm with a nice combination of tapas and entrees. The crispy cauliflower is excellent as are the patatas bravas. There are a good selection of main dishes that are excellent but they change so you may have different options (check the menu online). If you... More 

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Singapore
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

After nearly years, I made my way to NYC. Lots has changed. My trip was pretty much to catch up everyone that I had not seen in years. So my beautiful and smart friend decide to take me to Balboosta. According to the website, "A Yiddish term meaning the perfect housewife, homemaker, wonderful mother, cook & gracious hostess". And truly... More 

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Portola Valley, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We went for dinner with our cousins because we were told the food was mediterranean and fabulous. Not so much.... My cousin had the lamburger - meh. His wife had the street fare- very disappointing. Small portions of what was considered hummus, felafel and something else unrecognizable. The name of the restaurant promised more but delivered less.

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Amsteram
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Truly nice little address, short menu but good quality and tasty! Bartender with braces was just funny and nice, a real signature personality. The rest of staff was friendly, even if at the end of the evening they ran a bit out of gas. But all in all, I loved it and will definitely return!!! Good !!!!

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Thank GManners
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We went there with high expectation, and were very happy to find a warm and nice restaurant. The shocking was when we received the meal. For example - The Humus was from the supermarket, the Labane had taste of cream. The after tastes of the oil, wasn't left us for couple of hours. Very high prices for terrible food .

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Utah
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 585 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This small place had fantastic food. I had the spinach omelette and a side of the lamb sausage and it was so completely delicious!! Served with a side of grilled bread, it was fantastic!! Coffee was amazing as well. Service was less than optimal. Be prepared for that.

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United States
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Refreshing and creative cocktails, delicious food in a small space with a cool vibe. Shared Brussel sprout special - amazing; crispy cauliflower - a signature dish according to the server; hummus and pita - the best ever; kale and octopus. All wonderful. Small plates, appetizers and entrees. Also desserts. We were too full to try dessert, but the cheesecake with... More 

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Jersey
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151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We came across this restaurant, by accident and as it was getting rather late popped inside, the fare is fairly simple but well cooked and individually prepared. I had the Lamburger, which was very tasty, it was listed under sandwiches, fortunately we had been in New York for a few days and had come to realise that "sandwiches" did not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
Monday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Mulberry St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10012-4130
    (Prince and Spring Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to Spring Street N R W to Prince Street B D F M trains to Broadway/Lafayette
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighbourhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: +1 212-966-7366
Description
Balaboosta in NOLITA
http://carlosmeliablog.com/2010/11/13/balaboosta-in-nolita/

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nolita

Neighbourhood Profile
Nolita
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighbourhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighbourhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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