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24 East 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
Gramercy / Flatiron
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$31 to $50
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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
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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
Between Broadway and Park
Two Public Lots adjacent to the restaurant
A word from Almayass
"There is no sincerer love than the love of food"
The essence of Almayass is best described
"...when the hanging leaves dance to the rhythm of delicate breeze."
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Excellent food and service. The
waiting staff took great care of us and made it a very special evening for my wife's big birthday. Go and enjoy yourself in this well appointed restaurant."
Dined on 3/6/2014
Solid food choices. Executed
well Even salads are very tasty. Nice ambience - enjoyed it"
Dined on 3/6/2014
$25 set lunch. Started with a
glass of tempranillo -pretty good. Warm pita and cracker bread are brought with olives, labneh and a pesto-like zattar. Nice, but small portions. Set lunch includes two starters - I had the sour (yogurt based) tannabour soup, my colleague the lentil. Soups were very good. My Armenian salad was very much like an Israeli cucumber tomato salad. My colleague's Almayass salad kind of like a Greek salad. The main courses were a kofta kebab for me and a chicken kebab for my colleague. Fluffy rice accompanied the grilled meats. Excellent. I thought the kofta was kind of half way between the Lebanese kofta and the Iranian koobideh. Finished with an Armenian coffee. The waitstaff were both professional and pleasant."
Dined on 3/4/2014
I must say, this restaurant is
amazing. The food is delicious, I would recommend eating family style than people getting their own appetizers and entrees. By eating family style, the whole table is able to experience the wonderful flavors together. This was our second time there and both times were amazing. The staff and servers are most helpful in making suggestions to maximize your dining experience. Can't wait to go back again!!!"
Dined on 2/28/2014
colorful dining room and terrific
tasty dishes make this a great spot in the neighborhood"
Dined on 2/27/2014
I have been here several times now
and the food is consistently excellent. There is nothing I have tried here that I did not love. It's a great place for a group as the menu has many options, encourages sharing, and can accommodate vegetarians and meat eaters alike. The service is warm and professional. Just terrific in all respects."
Dined on 2/22/2014
We dined at Almayass on a recent,
very snowy and cold Saturday night. It was nearly empty when we arrived but the dining room was full when we left. The food from start to finish was some of the best Middle Eastern cuisine we've ever tasted--and we have eaten in dozens of Middle Eastern restaurants. Lamb was buttery and tender, kebabs were beautifully seasoned, appetizers were fresh and flavorful. The dining room is spacious and modern but still tied to its ethnic origins. A wonderful evening and worth many repeat visits!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
I'm Armenian and this food tasted
like my mom's cooking! We ate the mantee, fatoush, humus Almayass, and kebab and all were amazing. Great service. Highly recommended!"
Dined on 2/18/2014
We were three friends who rarely
get to spend time together and decided to spend the weekend in NY but had limited local knowledge but knew of Almayass through relatives. The restaurant did not disappoint. The food was authentic and delicious. The waiters were attentive and very helpful at recommending the perfect choices. We were allowed to relax over our meal and visit with each other. The experience could not have been more perfect."
Dined on 2/15/2014
My lady and I have been looking
for a Lebanese restaurant that is a cut above the cafeteria style joints one usually comes across for middle eastern fair. I found Alamayass on a google search, liked the photos and the menu which was much more advanced than what i've been used to so far in regards to Lebanese food. And the prices worked for my budget. Since it was Valentines day, like most guys I waited till the last minute to make a reservation, I set up our dinner for 10 PM, but managed to get a 9 PM seating any way. The food lived up to my expectations as well as my bill! Our waiter was great, helped us navigate a menu full of unfamiliar dishes. The little gold hearts sprinkled all over our table cloth was a nice romantic touch. Kudos!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
Very nice decor, friendly staff,
excellent food. I will definitely recommend and return!"
Dined on 2/3/2014
I'm not sure how many times I've
been to AlMayass, more importantly how many different types of groups I've brought for dinner or drinks, the one thing I can count on is the great food and fun we will all have. This place is not the young hot and trendy kind of place but who needs that when you will enjoy amazing cocktails, great wine and the best food outside of Beirut. I've been around the world and my favorite cuisine tends to be Lebanese not just for the flavors and the fact that it's one of the healthiest foods out there but no one knows how to make eating an experience you won't forget like the Lebanese. Whenever I visit AlMayass I'm reminded of that. Service with a real smile and delicious food consistently!,"
Dined on 1/30/2014
I liked the food a lot, it is a
very peculiar fusion of Armenian, Lebanese and Mediterranean in general with some NYC adaptation perhaps. Ambiance is nice, service is great. You feel special and privileged."
Dined on 1/27/2014
The Armenian-Lebanese menu is
unusual and delicious -- you need several visits to sample the wide variety of food. Although the meat and vegetable dishes predominate, be sure to try the fish. It was exceptional. Among your appetizers, try one of the half-dozen varieties of hummus. The service here was on a par with the most elegant restaurants in New York, but the prices were much more moderate. A great experience, fit for a really special occasion."
Dined on 1/25/2014
Almayass is one of my very
favorite restaurants in New York City. As per usual, the dinning experience was very good--the food is absolutely wonderful. However, this last trip, once we finished eating, we were completely forgotten about. We weren't immediate.y brought dessert menus or our check and we were never brought our end of the meal grapes which I always look forward to. I will still absolutely come back to Almayass and recommend it to friends."
Dined on 1/18/2014
Almayass is an excellent
restaurant, beautiful and clean. The service is outstanding and the food is delicious. I was happy that all my friends were nicely surprised, and they said they will go back again."
Dined on 1/19/2014
If you find most NYC restaurants
claustrophobic, this is for you. It's one of the more spacious restaurants I've seen in this price range. The servers tried to convince that only a four-course meal would be filling, but that's really not necessary unless you have a massive appetite. That was a bit deceptive. The Hummus was very good, if small. The Mantee Spinach was a surprisingly large portion of surprisingly small, hard ravioli cut in half. An okay but strange dish. The bronzini fillet (the only fish entree) was really excellent; the sauce was amazing. The Almayass Delight (beef kebab) was also quite good. The service was attentive and helpful. The space is attractive overall, yet the view can be extremely boring from many/most seats."
Dined on 1/18/2014
This place is lovely, and the food
was good, but I can get equally good Middle Eastern food at half the price. The waiters were intrusive, continually trying to push certain dishes that we didn't want. I told the waiter at the beginning that I am very allergic to bell peppers and he said he would be aware of that with our order, then brought us a side dish of vegetables that was 50 percent green bell peppers."
Dined on 1/17/2014
As an Armenian American who had
the luxury of the best home cooking, I must admit that Almayaas has the finest authentic cuisine. I have been to Almayaas at least 15 times and every time was a better experience. Love it!!!"
Dined on 12/28/2013
The only Armenian/Lebanese
restaurant in town. I have been there twice and both times the food was excellent, not to mention the service and the ambiance. As for the desserts...they are to die for:-)"
Dined on 1/13/2014
Was impressed the minute we walked
in the door. The hostess greeted us with a warm smile.The ambiance is beautiful unlike any restaurant I've been to. The service was phenomenal. My waiter was knowledgeable and suggested great dishes. The food was outstanding! Well seasoned well executed and beautifully plated."
Dined on 12/27/2013
One of the better restaurant
experience I've had in NYC."
Dined on 1/8/2014
We have been here a few times and
Almayass is always consistent. The food, service and their attention to details are getting better by each visit. A great place that everyone should experience. Keep it up!"
Dined on 1/5/2014
well-prepared traditional lebanese and armenian dishes. Service was very attentive and professional (multiple staff focused on our table for 2). David, our waiter, was friendly, engaging, knowledgeable and contributed to our positive dining experience. Try this place soon!!"
Dined on 1/7/2014
The food was delicious and the
service was outstanding. The manager personally made sure we had a great meal. Highly recommended!"
Dined on 1/4/2014
On mange correctement dans ce
restaurant assez chic. Certains plats sont très bons, d'autres très moyens. Il y a surement mieux à NY pour la cuisine orientale. Mais l'ambiance y est bonne et l'accueil et le service sont excellents. Un peu cher malgré tout. Une carte des vins intéressante avec des vins libanais en particulier."
Dined on 12/28/2013
Great experience. Love trying new
food and this did not disappoint."
Dined on 12/15/2013
The food was flavorful and
original, and the ambience was excellent. The small plates recommended by the staff were the highlights, the hummus almayass and the spicy potatoes stood out. All of the food was good, but the desserts, while original, were nothing special. The service was very friendly and not rushed."
Dined on 12/13/2013
Good food, but a tad pricey. Too
noisy for my taste."
Dined on 11/26/2013
The atmosphere of the restaurant
is beautiful, but it's the food which is unique and delicious. I was dining with two Armenian women, one from CA and one from London, who shared a grandmother in common and they were delighted by flavors they recalled at their grandmother's table which are often difficult to find. I thought everything we sampled, and we sampled a lot, was outstanding."
Dined on 11/24/2013
The food and wine were good.
However, the mixed grill was $68 for two people and we expected a large portion for the price. The portion was disappointingly small. Definitely too expensive for the size. But tasted very good."
Dined on 11/23/2013
We had a fun and tasty meal here.
The moutabbal blew our minds. Unfortunately, we had an absentee waitress who had to be tracked down any time we wanted something. For this purpose (the tracking), we used busboys, hostesses, and other waitstaff -- all of whom, it's important to note, were very friendly and responsive. Had it not been for them, we never would have received a meal, and in fact I fear we would have still been sitting at the table today, waiting for the check."
Dined on 11/15/2013
Very well prepared and quality
lebanese and armenian food. Nice ambience, specially if you compare with middle eastern rest in general. Good service."
Dined on 11/13/2013
By far the best Lebanese
restaurant in New York. I went there with a friend and we enjoyed a lot of dishes on the menu (Fattoush, Hummus, Mouttabal Almayass, Manti, Subereg, Assorted Grill) Amazing atmosphere, world class service. I can’t wait to take more friends there."
Dined on 11/7/2013
Great food!! Great service!! Great
place!!! Great hospitality!! Highly recommended restaurant in NYC!!! Mantee traditional, spicy potato, hummus mix, subereg, shish kebab is a must to try!! We will be back :)"
Dined on 11/6/2013
Went for a special occasion my
cousin got married and I was unable to attend. Took them out and had a wonderful time. The food and atmosphere was great! Highly recommend going there. The restaurant was a little cold,take a sweater. Would go back again real soon."
Dined on 11/8/2013
We're Armenian, so my expectations
were high. Most of the food was very good, although not entirely authentic. The service was fine, but the waiter became much less attentive once the place got totally packed. We had a 6pm reservation and the restaurant was empty. By 7pm it was packed and the volume level was barely tolerable. We were yelling at each other across the table. My father who has hearing problems was lost... I might try it again, but not in a group."
Dined on 11/7/2013
I've been here numerous times and
have brought many guest. The food and service is simply amazing. If you haven't been, you have to give it a try-you won't be disappointed"
Dined on 11/2/2013
The lunch special at Almayass is
enough for almost two meals. The Tabouleh, Hummus and Eggplant are a vegetarian's delight!"
Dined on 10/31/2013
'this place is wonderful in many
ways: very good food, quiet, lovely space, unpretentious service."
Dined on 10/25/2013
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