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Barka - Mountain Lakes

4.5
4.5
671 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean

Steak and Fresh Seafood served Daily
Charcoal Grilled OCTOPUS
Crab Cakes, Grilled Shrimp
Veggie Chips with Tzaziki
Prime Meats - 28 Days DRY AGED in House
Prime Porterhouse Steak for TWO
Prime Porterhouse Steak for ONE 28oz
Prime NY Strip Steak (Bone IN) 20oz
Prime Rib Eye Steak 20oz
Veal Chops (Rib Chop), Milanese & Parmesan
Wild Whole Fish Branzino
SEA BASS with White Giants Beans and Spinach
Scallops, Halibut, Salmon, Lobsters etc.
Seafood Paella, Adriatica, Lobster Ravioli, Cavatelli & Crab Meat etc.
Pork Chop Milanese, Brick Chicken, Chicken Giambotta & Piedmontese etc.




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Booked 11 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Steak, Fish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
    Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (973) 917-3386

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Neighbourhood

    Mountain Lakes

  • Parking Details

    There is a large private lot located directly behind the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

menu

Starters

  • Lobster Bisque SoupUS$11.00

    Lobster, leeks light tomato broth

    • Tuna TartarUS$18.00

      Chili sesame oil, avocado, mint

      Greens

      • Barka SaladUS$12.00

        Spinach, beets, mango fig, goat cheese

        • Roasted BeetsUS$13.00

          Red beets, strawberries, Asian pears, pecans, goat cheese, honey balsamic dressing

          Wood Fire Pizzas

          • The BarkaUS$9.95

            Topped with mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, spicy sausage, bell peppers and red onions

            • BruschettaUS$16.00

              Chopped mozzarella, tomato, roasted peppers, red onions, basil, topped with arugula, balsamic glaze

              Brick Oven Pizzas

              • MargaritaUS$10.00

                Fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil

                • BuffaloUS$12.00

                  Grilled chicken, blue cheese, mozzarella, buffalo

                  Pastas

                  • Lobster RavioliUS$14.95

                    Pink sauce, arugula, crab meat

                    • Mushroom RisottoUS$13.95

                      Wild mushrooms, truffle oil, chive

                      Last updated: August 6, 2021

                      What 671 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

                      4.5
                      4.5 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.6Food
                      • 4.5Service
                      • 4.6Ambience
                      • 4.2Value

                      NoiseModerate

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                      1. VH

                        VeryHappyFoodie

                        New York Area

                        30 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        30 reviews

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Food and service were top notch as always. We were there early on a Saturday night & when we left there was a crowd waiting. Just a note, staff is fully vaccinated, so no one was wearing masks, even waiting customers, and no hand sanitized was available. I was caught off guard and found this disconcerting, as even vaccinated people are catching the covid variant, but respect Barka's policy.

                      2. K

                        Kali

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall1food3service1ambience3

                        Worse experience ever, waiter service was horrible very rude, and the manager was even worse, first and last time to this restaurant, it is not worth it, there’s a lot better places and nicer people, would not recommend this place to anyone.

                      3. JB

                        JoyceeB

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent food and service. I celebrated my birthday during lunch time and it was very quiet and empty.

                      4. L

                        Luvbuggy

                        New York Area

                        9 reviews

                        5.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined on January 11, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The grilled octopus appetizer was amazing, best we have had locally. Entrees were nice portions and well prepared, the shrimp in the scampi were oversized and juicy, the seared tuna was sushi style and super fresh. The ambiance in the front dining area was warm and comfortable, staff was super attentive too.

                      5. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 9, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always fantastic service, fast and friendly. Food is outstanding with all of my friends enjoying every plate.

                      6. MC

                        MonicaC

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 3, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Such a wonderful evening. We will be returning soon.

                      7. DB

                        DanaB

                        Hawaii

                        6 reviews

                        4.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on December 31, 2021

                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                        Everything was good except the service which was fair. We were there for NYE dinner.

                      8. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        5 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on December 30, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing experience

                      9. GW

                        GeriW

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 24, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        This was my first visit but I’ll definitely be back. Beautiful interior with a cool vibe. 3 of us had fish which was great , good portions, and one had lobster ravioli. Service was attentive yet not annoying. Considering it was Christmas Eve and all tables were filled, we never had to worry or wait for our waiter- he was always nearby. Highly recommend visiting!

                      10. NL

                        NicoleL

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 12, 2021

                        overall1food1service1ambience2

                        even with reservation we waited for 40mins, service was poor took forever for appetizer and then part of dinner was missed.

                      11. S

                        Sunshine

                        New York Area

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on December 11, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Delicious food with friendly servers who served timely.

                      12. MJ

                        MaryJ

                        New York Area

                        4 reviews

                        3.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on December 10, 2021

                        overall3food1service5ambience3

                        Our waiter was exceptional. Courteous and attentive. checked in frequently and kept us informed.

                      13. MM

                        MatthewM

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 2, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        There was a combination of couples, small groups, and, in the back, large groups. The seating is intimate with a nice looking bar area on one side of the large open space. The service was impeccable and the food was quite good. Although a little more on the fine dining end of the price spectrum, the prices were a good value for what we got. Definitely a good spot to check out!

                      14. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Los Angeles

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on November 27, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Very nice overall, some confusion with the orders but otherwise exemplary service. The food was very good, and it was a very pleasant experience

                      15. S

                        Shell3

                        New York Area

                        19 reviews

                        5.0

                        19 reviews

                        Dined on November 6, 2021

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Another delicious meal at Barka! Order the Old Fashioned cocktail or a Moscow Mule to start the meal with a bang! Appetizers are always outstanding…..octopus, veggie chips, fried calamari and tuna tartare - prepared perfectly. Entrees included HUGE shrimp scampi over risotto, rigatoni Bolognese, Chilean Sea Bass special and also with butternut squash risotto. All wonderful!! Outstanding baklava and tiramisu with cappuccino to finish. Hosts were gracious on a very busy Saturday night and we appreciate it.

                      16. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on October 29, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Very attentive. Drinks are creative and delicious. Good value.

                      17. FN

                        FoodieNJ

                        New York Area

                        30 reviews

                        4.0

                        30 reviews

                        Dined on October 23, 2021

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Really enjoyed our night out with friends. Food and drinks were excellent. Service good. They ran a little late with reservations. That would be my only complaint. Would go again. Hope it stays consistent

                      18. JR

                        JanR

                        Central Coast

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on October 19, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Pleasant atmosphere attentive staff delicious food

                      19. S

                        Seafoodlover

                        New York Area

                        19 reviews

                        5.0

                        19 reviews

                        Dined on October 17, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We had a wonderful birthday celebration at Barka. The food,service, and ambiance were terrific. Our party of 5 loved the steaks and seafood. From the cheese plate and grilled artichoke hearts to the scallops and filets everything was super.

                      20. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        5 reviews

                        4.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on October 16, 2021

                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                        We arrived right at 7:30pm which was our reservation time but We waited over an hour for our table.

                      21. RV

                        RichardV

                        New York Area

                        33 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        33 reviews

                        Dined on October 16, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent food and service.

                      22. TR

                        TomR

                        New York Area

                        4 reviews

                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on October 16, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Barka is always a good experience. Food & service is always on point!

                      23. EL

                        ELCurtin373

                        New York Area

                        5 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on October 10, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Fantastic restaurant! The food was delish and the service top notch. I went this week and have already recommended it to friends. Worth the visit!

                      24. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 8, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Everything’s good! Harvey, our server is wonderful!

                      25. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on October 2, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food was excellent! Atmosphere beautiful. Always great place to go out with friends.

                      26. DL

                        DianneL

                        New York Area

                        4 reviews

                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on September 25, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        It was our wedding anniversary and it turned out to be a lovely place to celebrate. The food was delicious and the service excellent.

                      27. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on September 19, 2021

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Great experience! The ambiance and our meals were amazing

                      28. SS

                        SalS

                        New York Area

                        4 reviews

                        4.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on September 18, 2021

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Very good beautiful ambiance good food and service.

                      29. B

                        Beechforest

                        New England

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on September 15, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Grilled artichoke is fantastic as I sesame crusted tuna!

                      30. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Atlantic City

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on September 8, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food is great. We had tuna tartar, crab cakes and saganaki. All delicious.

                      31. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        7 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on August 28, 2021

                        overall3food1service5ambience4

                        Way to expensive. Not worth the price. Will never return again. Waiter was excellent

                      32. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        10 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        10 reviews

                        Dined on August 25, 2021

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Amazing food and atmosphere. Service was a little slow as they seemed short staffed, but it was worth the wait.

                      33. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on August 16, 2021

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        Great overall experience. The Octopus appetizer was outstanding.

                      34. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        vip
                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on August 2, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food was excellent. Service was too. Always a favorite and will be back for sure !!!

                      35. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        2 reviews

                        4.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on July 24, 2021

                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                        Service was a little slower than what I'm used to but food makes up for it.

                      36. AJ

                        AJLAT

                        New York Area

                        19 reviews

                        3.0

                        19 reviews

                        Dined on July 24, 2021

                        overall3food3service2ambience4

                        Steak was cooked to order and was tasty and sizzling, the lobster papardelli had minimal lobster. The waiter was noticeably more interested in the party of 6 next to us. I feel it was a little over priced.

                      37. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Atlantic City

                        2 reviews

                        4.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on July 24, 2021

                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                        We sat outside and no one else was out there yet we got a table inThe hot sun service was rather slow and in a restaurant that’s supposed to be high end. Give the waiter a clean apron. Seriously it was 4:30. Hardly time to get dirty

                      38. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        6 reviews

                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on July 17, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Very good food and service

                      39. DB

                        DanaB

                        Hawaii

                        7 reviews

                        5.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on July 17, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We always have a great experience at Barka.

                      40. w

                        wingfwd

                        New York Area

                        9 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined on July 12, 2021

                        overall4food5service3ambience5

                        Food was terrific. Service was good when they were available but seemed as if they were shorthanded

                      FAQs

                      Barka - Mountain Lakes is rated 4.5 stars by 671 OpenTable diners.

                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

                      Make a reservation

                      2 people

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                      Booked 11 times today
                      Google Map for Barka - Mountain Lakes

                      60 US Highway 46 Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

                      • Neighbourhood

                        Mountain Lakes

                      • Hours of Operation

                        Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm
                        Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am
                        Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

                      • Cuisines

                        Mediterranean, Steak, Fish

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Elegant

                      • Dress Code

                        Business Casual

                      • Parking Details

                        There is a large private lot located directly behind the restaurant.

                      • Payment Options

                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Additional

                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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