Balaboosta, Nolita, NYC

Balaboosta, Nolita, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Fresh Burrata, Israeli Street Fair, Kanafeh

Balaboosta meaning “perfect housewife” in Yiddish is a wonderful, casual, Middle Eastern eatery owned by Chef Einat Admony who also runs the really popular Taïm.

At Balaboosta, Admony originally from Tel Aviv, serves imaginative, nouveau-Mediterranean fare that is rooted in her Israeli roots.

The food is very good. The small plates/ appetizers tend to overshadow the entrees. We tried a really excellent “Fresh Burrata” which came with a beet & walnut pesto crostini – stunning!! I also really loved the “Israeli Street Fair” which had a superbly spiced chicken and merguez in a pita.

Don’t leave without trying their Kanafeh which sits on a bed of blended berries and is the perfect way to end a meal here.

Here is some of what we ate:

 

Hummus “Mortar and Pestle”

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Toasted Za’atar Pita

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Fresh Burrata

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Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta

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Israeli Street Fair

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Grilled Lamb Chops

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Kanafeh

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Restaurant Information

 

* Restaurant Name
Balaboosta
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Lower East Side / Israeli
* Street Address
214 Mulberry St., New York, NY 10012
* Phone
(212) 966-7366
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