Balade
Cozy spot for homestyle Lebanese cooking
Lebanese · East Village · $$
The Zagat Review
4.2
Food
3.8
Decor
4.1
Service
 
“Hidden away” in the East Village, this “traditional” Lebanese is lauded for “mouthwatering” meals (the “meze are a must” ) at “reasonable prices” ; with a “friendly” staff manning the “low-key” quarters, “addicted” followers keep “coming back.”
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hours Open Today · 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Chevron
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
location 208 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009, USA phone +1 212-529-6868 website www.baladerestaurants.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Brunch
Lunch
Takeout
Zagat Mentions of Balade
Google Reviews
4.3
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My friend found Balade on Seated and we decided to check it out. We could not have asked for better service or more delicious food. Everything was not only very clearly freshly prepared, but absolutely delicious as well. The ambiance was both intimate and social, allowing each table to have plenty of conversations without disturbing their neighbors at all. To top it all off, service was caring and helpful, but not to the point of being overbearing. We will definitely visit again.
Karen Chu · February 23, 2018
If you are looking for authentic Lebanese food, look no further. Literally the BEST Lebanese food I’ve had in the US. The portions are decent for the price as well. The staff was extremely kind, friendly, and even threw in couple of free appetizers. I will definitely be bringing my friends and family here when I visit again.
Fadi Baba · May 14, 2018
Really great foods! Four of us ordered about ten different small dishes and shared. Tastes so healthy, fresh, and according to my Lebanese friends authentic! We enjoyed the whole experience of sharing plates and the cozy ambiance of the restaurant. Their Arak was fantastic as well. The bill came put to be pretty affordable, not more than usual excellent restaurants in New York. Definitely would go back!
eunhyun kim · March 20, 2018