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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). 

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  • Time Out Top 100 (2014)
  • 1 star New York Times

214 Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10012

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Bistro, Modern, Neighborhood Feel
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Wine/Beer Only
    Phone: (212) 966-7366
  • Private Dining Room: No