The team behind Bar Bolonat and Taïm runs Balaboosta, a NoLita destination for Mediterranean-Middle Eastern fare in a cozy space with a wood-lined ceiling. Creative dishes include the likes of lemon cardamon pappardelle laden with braised lamb shoulder, sundried tomatoes, lima beans and spicy almonds, or broccoli roasted with almonds, red pepper tahini and pickled fresno chilies. Drink offerings include mostly European wines and house cocktails like Emma (gin, chamomile grappa, honey, lemon, egg white) or Lily (za'atar spice-infused tequila, mezcal, orange syrup, lemon, grapefruit).
214 Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10012