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Balade, New York, NY

Balade

4.4
4.4
973 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
An Eastern Mediterranean restaurant that is a genuine addition to New York City’s diverse International cuisines. Specializing in Lebanese cuisine, Balade is a quaint neighborhood destination in the East Village with a warm and hospitable setting. Owned and operated by Roland Semaan (Hilton Hotels, NYC; B.R. Guest Restaurant Group, NYC) – Balade, which means Local, when describing produce of high quality in Lebanese, is the true culmination of his heritage and impressive hospitality background and experience.

Voted Best Middle Eastern on Zagat 2015-2016

Dinners Choice Winner Open table 2013- 2014 - 2015

For parties of 12+ please contact us at 212-529-6868 or email info@baladenyc.com

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 529-6868
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef
    Micheline Wakim
  • Catering
    For all your inquiries, Please email us at Catering@baladerestaurants.com
  • Private party facilities
    We at Balade would be enlightened to host your next birthday, social or corporate gathering.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (212) 529-6868 ext. 3
  • Neighbourhood
    East Village
  • Cross Street
    Between 12th and 13th Streets
  • Parking Details
    Parking Lot: 11th Street Between 1st & 2nd Avenue
  • Public Transit
    4,6, L, N,Q 5, R to Union Square<br /><br />L train to 1st Avenue
  • Entertainment
    Live Music: Oud with Violinist every thursday night!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 973 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

973 Reviews
  1. Avadoria

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Really good food but very noisy restaurant. We were seated in the outdoor cabana and the heaters were not working, which wasn’t ideal for a chilly spring evening. The food was very good, as was the service.

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  2. lisa

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s good, but the lentils soup is very salty otherwise it’s a nice restaurant and good service

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious and the service was friendly! Drinks were generous and also tasty!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place, amazing food and amazing service 10/10!!!!

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  5. DanaWyn

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been going to Balade since it opened and it has gotten crazy busy in the last couple of years, However, the food and service are still exquisite! We took a friend for her birthday and we had a great time. It was a little loud but the food and service made up for it. Their birthday presentations are amazing. We will be back despite the crowds!!!

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  6. AmyH

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all the way! This charming restaurant serves some of the best food around and is a must anytime I am in Manhattan. Elson and his staff are top shelf! Can't wait to go back!!

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  7. mcbint

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding variety of delicious dishes from Lebanon. Accommodating and informative servers who can help navigate the variety. Tight but efficient space, can get a bit noisy. Highly recommend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Even though we had a reservation we had to wait nearly 30 minutes to get seated. That was the case for many people who arrived around the same time as us. We received a comped dessert but it was disappointing. The food was excellent!!

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  9. Foodeeeee

    New York City

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here several times. Food and service are always impeccable!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible! Delicious food and the nicest team. It was our first time so we just let Isla do the ordering for us and had the most incredible dinner. Highly recommend. And the Lebanese wine was delicious and at a great price.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Balade using the Order Online button. Balade also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Balade also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 529-6868.

Balade is rated 4.4 stars by 973 OpenTable diners.

Balade does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Balade

208 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between 12th and 13th Streets
  • Neighbourhood
    East Village
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking Lot: 11th Street Between 1st & 2nd Avenue
  • Public Transit
    4,6, L, N,Q 5, R to Union SquareL train to 1st Avenue
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef
    Micheline Wakim
  • Entertainment
    Live Music: Oud with Violinist every thursday night!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 529-6868
  • Catering
    For all your inquiries, Please email us at Catering@baladerestaurants.com
  • Private party facilities
    We at Balade would be enlightened to host your next birthday, social or corporate gathering.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator: (212) 529-6868 ext. 3
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