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Almayass Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://almayassnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 473-3100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch : Monday to Sunday 12:00 PM Last Order 3:00 PM
    Dinner: Monday to Wednesday and Sunday 5:30 PM Last Order 10:30 PM
    Dinner: Thursday to Saturday 5:30 PM Last Order 11:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Lebanese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Broadway and Park
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Two Public Lots adjacent to the restaurant
A word from Almayass
"There is no sincerer love than the love of food"
Bernard Shaw

The essence of Almayass is best described
"...when the hanging leaves dance to the rhythm of delicate breeze."
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Diner Reviews
  • "The evening we were there the restaurant was packed with large parties of 6 and more. They seemed overly stressed and although servers were pleasant the service was extremely slow and broken up. Food was just so-so. Strangely it was only a weds night. I couldn't tell if problem was in kitchen or front of house but our experience was nothing like previous reviews. I also found the lighting very bright . We were there at 8 pm"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The staff is very attentive but not intrusive. Restaurant has a nice decor. It is quiet and spacious. Food is very tasty and fresh."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The manager , Mario , runs a very smooth , attentive ,well conceived , Lebanese restaurant operation ! The dishes use the best sourced , freshest ingredients and burst forth with perfectly spiced , very representative Mediterranean flavors . From mezes to entrees to a fun wine list that included great Lenanese choices to desserts , we constantly , pleasantly surprised !"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I immensely enjoyed eating here. As a gluten free/dairy free diner, it can be hard to find restaurants who are educated and open to fulfilling my dietary needs. Almayass had gluten free bread so that I could eat the spreads, and our waiter pointed out the different menu options that fit my needs. Outside of their amazing service, their food was delicious and the restaurant is beautiful. Will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Loved everything about this place... hospitality, food, great wine selection, friendliness of the servers and the owners. Left a great impression and I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant restaurant many times, and every time it is delicious and the service warm and attentive. Our current NYC favorite."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "we went on a Saturday night when there was a wedding in the lounge and the dining room was packed. my friend was on a strict diet and had to ask for several things off the menu. the staff and kitchen were very accommodating and did not miss a beat with getting all of out food out with exact specifications. one of the bus boys ran out to buy gluten-free bread for our table! as for the flavor, everything was delicious, especially the mashed beet dip and the manti dish. we sat for four hours and they didn't tell us to move an inch. we felt like we were in a five-star restaurant and simultaneously in someone's living room. highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have been here several times and never disappointed. The ambience is lovely and service is impeccable. The food is absolutely delicious! Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "great for meditarreneun food. waiter helpful in recommendations."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Really enjoyed this restaurant. Pretty much let the waiter pick our courses and we loved everything!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everything was just perfect!! Mario made a personal effort to make sure we were well taken care of."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "A spacious, cool (but not overly air conditioned), airy room, with gracious service, and actually be able to hear each other! I opted for the lunch special --excellent value--which was twice the amount I could eat (doggie bag provided). I appreciated their rendering of spinach manta--little dumplings--and hot yogurt soup (very hard to make, I've tried). Many vegetarian options. My partner had the a la carte branzino. It was a plain grilled piece of fish, albeit w/ a tangy tachina-based sauce on the side and a couple of grilled carrots--this dish needs to be rethought in order to showcase the cuisine of the region. His baklava--enough for three people--was terribly dry. I had the refreshing rose sorbet."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Almayass is a very impressive restaurant, it serves very good food and amazing cocktails, the service is attentive, courteous and spot on. a very nice place to dine either as a couple or as a group."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food at Almayass is very tasty. The service is also excellent, and you could converse here without raising your voice (reasonably quiet though plenty of patrons). We had a delightful time savoring the food. We ventured down from midtown for dinner and were pleasantly surprised."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We love this restaurant, great neighborhood standby with great food and great service. We more than overstayed our welcome and they were extremely polite, let us sit for a while and even served us two more servings of cherries! Great touch. We love this place!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "everything is outstanding from the color schema that pleases your eyes (including waiters uniform) till the last bite and sip"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This place is consistently excellent. I have been here several times and each time it delivers flawlessly. Food is excellent, service is helpful and friendly, everything exceeds expectations. It has become a go-to place for me to go out with friends."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is an awesome restaurant. The food is very good quality and well presented. The staff are very attentive , very co-operative and great."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The entire dinner from start to fish was nothing short of amazing. The initial greeting at the entrance was welcoming. The moment we sat down our waitor (roy?) was attentive. His recommendations were endless. The eggplant spread and sausage hummus were delicious followed by the meat stuffed ravioli. For dinner we had the beef kebab. Everything was amazing. I cannot speak enough about how delicious and great this place was. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Very average food and overall experience. Dishes did not seem authentic. Dining room lighting was too bright. The separate bar area was the best part of this place."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Organized dinner for my girlfriend and her friends here. Food was excellent and service was perfect."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Thanks so much, making our wedding Dinner so special. Incredible friendly service, very familiar and highest attention on the guests. The food is fantastic!!! We will definitely come back. Thanks GM Mario und your unbelievable team . Love Simone&Dieter, Manuela&Volker"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I've been here a few times and they never disappoint. Their mezzes are incredible and you can come here you have a real Armenian inspired tapas style dinner. The food is always incredibly fresh. The service is also excellent, very friendly, just attentive enough. The wine list is also good, not too extensive, but a good selection."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This is the second time this year we dined there with friends and both times we all enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and the service. We returned to enjoy once again, the delicious Mantee. Our only complaint had to do with the second time we dined there. We were seated in back of the restaurant on the settees. The benches were too low causing the table to be too high and making it awkward to eat. The red wine list could be more extensive including a greater price range."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "My wife and I truly enjoyed our meal and the staff and owner went out of their way to serve us. Would definitely go back"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food quality and the high level of personalized service were just outstanding. We will continue recommending this restaurant to all our friends."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food was amazing, service very attentive, and the atmosphere quiet and cool on a hot summer day."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is my 10th visit to Almayass and the food and service is always consistently good. It is clearly one of the best ethnic restaurants in the NY Area. I have never been disappointed with anything I have ordered. Its a great place to bring friends and family who have not experienced Mediterranean or Lebanese food. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Lebanese food at its finest. As if you were in a fancy restaurant in Beirut. Must try, expect to get hooked. You can tell that the food is prepared from the freshest and best ingredients."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "This Lebanese Armenian restaurant is a gem. The food is authentic and the service excellent. The restaurant decor is attractive and the restaurant is spacious. Wonderful experience."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The lunch special was a wonderful introduction to Almayass. I certainly would recommend it to others."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This place was perfect. We found it, last minute, on opentable. Sat in the spacious lounge area having a drink before dinner. Bartender was very welcoming. Great service. Great food. Beautiful dining room. Interesting menu. Good bottle of Lebanese wine, recommended by waiter who couldn't have been nicer. After dinner, finished wine in the lounge, with a bowl of strawberries offered by the restaurant. Seriously. No joke. Great place."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My only complaint would be it was a tiny bit overpriced. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I walk by Almayass regularly as I live a block away. My husband suggested we try it since he had heard great reviews. Sure enough, we had a memorable experience at Almayass. Attentive service. Calming decor. Delicious Meditteranean food with its own creative influences. Even though there are plenty of great dining bets around this neighborhood, we'll be coming back. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Loved the appetizers however the main courses were way to spicy hot!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Food is delicious and high quality , but really too expensive. Other spots just as good at half the price. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Everything about Almayass was fantastic! The good was absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding. Our waiter, Roy, was informative and so friendly. We can't wait to come back to Almayass!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Picked it up from the recommendations from Open Table. The waiter, Leighton, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Followed his recommendations and everything was delicious. The lamb was cooked to perfection, the Lebanese Cabernet was the perfect pairing. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Once again Almayass exceeded our expectations. We had dinner with three friends who had never been here before and they were all very impressed. This is an excellent place, with incredible food and spotless service. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Although our reservation got a little muffed and we ended up alone in the Lounge at the one table there (which seemed a little creepy/lonely at first but wasn't...), our dinner was after all delightful. The management etc took a little extra care because they thought we were unhappy (we weren't), but we had no particular special treatment per se but instead a fine dinner with outstanding food (Frogs Legs! etc) and good Lebanese wine and beer, and a nice view of the street and a LOT less noise than in the main dining room which was full of Large Parties which can run to the raucous somewhat. We could talk, we could hear the rather nice music, our wait-person was also the bartender and right handy, all was well and the meal was delicious."
    Dined on 5/10/2014