Balaboosta

Balaboosta

Mediterranean Restaurant
214 Mulberry St (at Spring St), New York, NY 10012, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 5:30 PM–10:30 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–3:30 PM
    • 5:30 PM–10:30 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–3:30 PM
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–3:30 PM
    • 5:30 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–3:30 PM
    • 5:30 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.2/10

Based on 371 votes

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  • hummus
  • fried olives
  • seafood
  • skirt steak
  • healthy food
  • brunch food
  • falafel
  • good for dates
  • brioche French toast
  • cauliflower
  • vegetarian food
  • authentic
  • bruschetta
  • desserts
  • sandwiches
  • chicken
  • pappardelle
  • quinoa
  • spicy food
  • bread pudding
  • Emma C.

    This place is Taim's fancy older sister. The schnitzel was delicious. Also loved the flavored iced tea.

    Emma Cramer · 1 week ago
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  • Lee S.

    The Skirt Steak and cocktails were good, but the service was pretty poor - the place wasn't even that full.

    Lee Simpson · April 5
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  • Avin N.

    Have only been for brunch. Love this place. The lamb burger is ridiculously good.

    Avin Narasimhan · April 4
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  • Wendy Q.

    The lamb burger is hearty and flavorful ... Shashuka is great too

    Wendy Qiu · March 31
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  • dawn.in.newyork

    Shakshouka is the best one on brunch menu.

    dawn.in.newyork · March 15
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  • Josh M.

    The steak sandwich is perfect, the meat just falls right off.

    Josh Mateo · March 4
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  • Christina C.

    Excellent service and great date spot. I'm not a huge eggplant fan but the eggplant crostini was great. Got the israeli street food, also a tasty app

    Christina Chin · March 3
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  • Katie C.

    Great for lunch with friends.

    Katie Childs · February 22
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  • Kimmie O.

    Order the Moroccan fish cazuela & the grilled skirt steak

    Kimmie Ohh · February 21
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  • Elie B.

    Solid, but nothing stands out.

    Elie Bleier · February 6
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  • Kate Y.

    Definitely get the lamb burger, stuffed with goat cheese.

    Kate Yan · February 5
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  • Andrew F.

    Get the lamb burger

    Andrew Furman · January 30
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  • Victoria U.

    I highly recommend the Shakshouka and the Cauliflower! Both are vegetarian friendly but you can also add Merguez sausage.

    Victoria Ugarte · January 24
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  • Alexis B.

    Everything was epic. Service, hummus, grilled calamari special was life changing, crispy cauliflower, and branzino. And date banana bread pudding. I can die now

    Alexis Bendjouia · January 18
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  • Sven L.

    Solid place. Everything is great, I personally really like the lamb burger.

    Sven Lenaerts · January 14
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  • Holiday

    Delighted with the fried olives and crispy cauliflower. Great staff!

    Holiday · January 5
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  • Avery E.

    A little overrated for brunch, portions are small

    Avery Epstein · January 5
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  • Anna C.

    Wonderful food. Quite different.

    Anna Coombe · January 4
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  • Andrew Z.

    A flawless mediterranean restaurant. The quaint and intimate atmosphere is perfect for a date. I really enjoyed the Duck Prosciutto Bruschetta and Lemon Cardamon Pappardelle. Nice wine list as well.

    Andrew Zellinger · January 2
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  • Jeff S.

    Shakshuka, yum.

    Jeff Savage · December 24, 2014
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  • Roger S.

    Great appetizers include hummus and cauliflower. Steak was spicy, well prepared and delicious.

    Roger Schonfeld · December 16, 2014
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  • Dina R.

    Brunch is great: try shakshouka with merger sausage, lamb burger, the French toast, and fresh pita/trio sampler. Can't beat homemade pitas.

    Dina Rughani · November 30, 2014
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  • Summer K.

    Israeli dishes with Mediterranean touches; hummus or grilled eggplant crostini

    Summer Kamigaki · November 13, 2014
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  • Rory P.

    Imagine a stick of butter, beautifully seasoned and grilled to perfection. That's the skirt steak. Order it. Medium rare.

    Rory Parness · October 18, 2014
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  • Houssine B.

    The 'spice rubbed skirt steak' has got to be the most flavorful piece of meat I've ever had. Ask for extra sauce on the side, because that sauce is everything. Also, rose water Knafeh is otherworldly.

    Houssine B. · October 16, 2014
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  • Natalia B.

    Middle Eastern food. Really yummy food and great atmosphere even on a Tuesday night.

    Natalia Baker · October 14, 2014
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  • Vineet S.

    Amazing brunch spot. Don't stick to one dish, order a few for the table and share. Highlights: shakshouka with merguez, brioche French toast, and the lamb burger.

    Vineet Shah · October 13, 2014
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  • John W.

    Food's great, memorable even. Recommended.

    John Woods · September 27, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · September 3, 2014
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  • Elẹna

    Wonderful friendly service and spectacular food. Highly recommend their grilled fish of day, the shakshuka and merguez sausage, coconut brioche French toast and steak seasoned to perfection.

    Elẹna · September 2, 2014
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  • In NYC

    Love it. Great food.

    In NYC · August 24, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    Amanda Cohen, chef of Dirt Candy, eats here on her nights off. She loves the Smoked eggplant bruschetta. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
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  • Jessica C.

    Could not stop eating the hummus

    Jessica Cheng · August 20, 2014
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  • Erin G.

    Fried olives. Roasted cauliflower. Grilled octopus.

    Erin Griffith · August 15, 2014
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  • Tara Maylyn F.

    Can't go wrong with some shakshuka.

    Tara Maylyn Frankel · August 11, 2014
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  • Ray L.

    From the fine folks who brought you Taim is this sit-down location around the corner. Cauliflower app is a must, and for lunch, the Corn Flake Crusted Chicken Schnitzel is delicious.

    Ray Lin · August 7, 2014
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  • Mimi W.

    Delicious chicken and steak. The fried olives were pretty good. A bit too noisy and cramped for a romantic date.

    Mimi W · August 3, 2014
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  • Kelsey L.

    The mini pizza with pureed carrots and cilantro was amazing - three flavors I wouldn't have thought to put together, but they complement each other so well. Get it!

    Kelsey Lee · June 20, 2014
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  • Yadia K.

    The food is on point and the bathrooms smell like flowers.

    Yadia Katherine · June 14, 2014
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  • J C.

    Order the corn flake crusted chicken schnitzel - pounded super thin and perfectly crispy. Ask for an extra side of that magical yellow sauce that I want to bathe in.

    J Crowley · May 28, 2014
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  • Compass

    Mediterranean dishes are down-right delicious with smoked eggplant bruschetta and shrimp wrapped in phyllo dough.

    Compass · May 20, 2014
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  • Denis S.

    The lamb burger, stuffed with goat cheese, is massive and delicious but falls apart in your hands. Hummus plate was great too, with fresh pita bread.

    Denis Sosnovtsev · May 17, 2014
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  • Cecilia S.

    The crispy calamari is a must order. Get extra pita for the hummus!

    Cecilia Sun · April 12, 2014
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  • planeting

    Grilled Merguez Sandwich, Shakshouka, Lamburger, Fried Olives

    planeting · March 29, 2014
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  • Geoffroy B.

    Great for both lunch and dinner. Make a reservation, this place fills up fast.

    Geoffroy Bablon · March 19, 2014
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  • Ania J.

    Swiss chard spaghetti=amazing

    Ania J. · February 21, 2014
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  • Whitney F.

    Quinoa hashbrowns and bellinis #FTW

    Whitney Fishman · January 19, 2014
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  • L B.

    Try the Kanafeh

    L B · December 10, 2013
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  • Alon B.

    Try the israeli street fair and thr Knafe

    Alon Burg · November 1, 2013
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  • Chiana C.

    Amazing ceviche - all food incredible and wow service. One of the best places to eat in New York

    Chiana Coronis · October 31, 2013
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