Balaboosta

Balaboosta

214 Mulberry St (at Spring St), New York, NY 10012, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 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
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.2/10

Based on 347 votes

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  • brioche French toast
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  • braised short ribs
  • nymag

    Is 2010 the year of the meatball? We picked our 9 favorites in the new Cheap Eats issue, including the grass-fed beef ones coated in falafel, served here. Read more

    nymag · July 12, 2010
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  • Eater

    Delicious, fresh, Mediterranean fare in a homey setting at an affordable price. What more could you want? [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · January 5, 2011
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  • nymag

    There’s more than just falafel at Einat Admony’s charming Nolita spot, says Adam Platt, who chose it as one his best new restaurants in Where to Eat 2011! Read more

    nymag · December 26, 2010
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  • The New York Times

    You’ll want some smoked eggplant, hummus and a carrot-puree pizza before the chicken under a brick. If this be healthy eating, eat on! Read more

    The New York Times · June 30, 2010
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  • Metromix

    The team from West Village falafel joint Taim go upscale and ambitious. Try housemade pickles, grilled merguez, plus mains like Lamb Two Ways

    Metromix · March 25, 2010
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  • Savored

    Chef Einat Admony brings her great culinary skill and Mediterranean flare to the table. Try the roasted cauliflower appetizer, fried olives an you can't for get about the falafel!

    Savored · March 1, 2011
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  • Charles B.

    Get the Cauliflower. No...get two of 'em.

    Charles B · November 27, 2010
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  • Michael G.

    get the brick chicken

    Michael Galpert · April 25, 2010
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  • Alexandra

    Shrimp app here is moneyyy

    Alexandra · May 20, 2010
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  • El✩na K.

    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.

    El✩na K · September 2, 2014
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  • Omer Z.

    The chocolate hazelnut mousse is everything I dreamed of as an Israeli 7 year old: Milky (pudding with whipped cream on top—mix it together!) on top of Pesek Zman, roughly Israeli hazelnut Kit-Kat.

    Omer Zach · August 16, 2013
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  • Noah W.

    The lamb burger stuffed with goat cheese with caramelized onions on top is the perfect way to send yourself into a delightful post-lunch food coma.

    Noah Weiss · June 21, 2013
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  • Ashley K.

    So we went crazy on starters, each one better than the next. Calamari a la plancha, fried olives, patatas bravas (woah garlic sauce!), and burrata. Then brick chicken with lush green sauce. Amazing!

    Ashley Kaufman · March 16, 2013
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  • Aileen T.

    Moroccan fish cazuela

    Aileen Tse · January 5, 2013
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  • Serious Eats

    The Goat Cheese Panino: A really good split ciabatta gets stuffed with goat cheese, sweet roasted red peppers, grilled planks of zucchini, and kalamata olives with a tasteful smear of pesto. Read more

    Serious Eats · November 3, 2011
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  • Kaitlin Y.

    Melon & jicama gazpacho, yes please.

    Kaitlin Yapchaian · August 16, 2011
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  • Rent the Runway

    Falafel done right. If you haven't had it here, you haven't lived.

    Rent the Runway · April 27, 2011
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  • Amy L.

    Grilled merguez sandwich

    Amy Lan · December 23, 2010
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  • Serious Eats

    The goat cheese-stuffed lamburger, made with 8 ounces of Pat LaFrieda lamb, is a great choice.

    Serious Eats · October 6, 2013
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  • Crystal Z.

    Everything here is delicious. But if you really need suggestions - appetizer: fried cauliflower, friend olives, grilled octopus, & ceviche. Entry: short ribs, chicken, steak, & red snapper.

    Crystal Zheng · September 26, 2013
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  • Jessica A.

    Skirt steak, burrata, cauliflower. Delicious.

    Jessica April · January 12, 2012
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  • Village Voice

    Winner of Best Fries in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue!

    Village Voice · November 14, 2011
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  • Village Voice

    Winner of Best Use of Za'atar in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Usually used on meat and fish, the spice blend goes great on the potatoes here.

    Village Voice · November 14, 2011
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  • Gansevoort Hotel Group

    Why have you not been here yet?! Get the crispy cauliflower, the artichoke and chestnut soup, the half "under a brick chicken" and the lamb chops!

    Gansevoort Hotel Group · April 8, 2011
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  • Stacey H.

    If you are a vegetarian at lunch, the cabbage salad is delicious. Much more exciting than it sounds: zingy taste, crunchy texture additions and super fresh!

    Stacey Herron · December 30, 2010
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  • Joseph L.

    The arctic char ceviche was delicious as was the sea bass.

    Joseph Lindell · October 22, 2010
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  • The Corcoran Group

    Come here for lunch, or make reservations for dinner. Try the Roasted Cauliflower, the Half Chicken and the Mergues Sausage.

    The Corcoran Group · October 15, 2010
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  • Di W.

    The cauliflower appetizer with pinuts is the best item on the menu!

    Di Wang · September 1, 2010
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Justin P.

    Try the Israeli Street Fair. Really good.

    Justin Pulitzer · July 13, 2013
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  • Basak H.

    Great lunch spot! Their Shakshuka is something special.

    Basak Haznedaroglu · June 21, 2013
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  • Songul A.

    Very disappointing experience my friend and I had here. Although we both unlocked the chocolate mouse cake, they gave us only one claiming that it is only one for per table.

    Songul Aslanturk · November 10, 2012
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  • Emil J.

    The best of the best , great amazing food, awesome service and very affordable . Try the hummus and the skirt steak ...they are to die for

    Emil Joubert · June 19, 2012
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  • Christine C.

    tunisian sandwich

    Christine C · April 18, 2012
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  • Sarah N.

    Perfectly executed, simple dishes with Mediterranean bent. Cauliflower, brick chicken are must haves...

    Sarah Nelson · March 2, 2012
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  • Bin Y.

    Get the Boneless Natural Half Chicken. It's so tender, juicy, and amazingly flavorful. Oh, save space for those great desserts

    Bin Yang · December 23, 2011
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  • Cathy L.

    Best to come during the week, early evening.

    Cathy Lewis · August 23, 2011
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  • Kailee C.

    Try the crunchy cauliflower and the black salt. Amazing!

    Kailee Crawford · August 20, 2011
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  • Sandy

    Love thus place the food is spot on. Order the crispy cauliflower & the carrot purée pizza love love love!

    Sandy · July 26, 2011
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  • !:gem:!

    Hard to choose what to eat. Yucca chips? Oh yeah...really spicy.

    !:gem:! · July 20, 2011
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  • reza setiawan

    From end to end, your stomach will thank you for those amazing foods!

    reza setiawan · December 27, 2010
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  • Koji H.

    the french toasts were fantastic

    Koji Hamada · August 11, 2010
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  • Melissa P.

    Summertime: gotta have the honeydew and cantaloupe gazpacho

    Melissa Persaud · May 6, 2010
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  • Katie C.

    Great for lunch with friends.

    Katie Childs · 1 week ago
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  • Kimmie O.

    Order the Moroccan fish cazuela & the grilled skirt steak

    Kimmie Ohh · 1 week ago
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  • Elie B.

    Solid, but nothing stands out.

    Elie Bleier · 3 weeks ago
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  • Kate Y.

    Definitely get the lamb burger, stuffed with goat cheese.

    Kate Yan · 3 weeks ago
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