Almayass
Almayass

Almayass

  • 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, Vegetarian, Lebanese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We offer Catering options to parties larger than 10 guests. Please inquire for further details and a personalized proposal.

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
Almayass reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (77)good for groups (60)neighborhood gem (48)special occasion (46)romantic (32)great for lunch (21)notable wine list (15)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (6)hot spot (6)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    amazing food. great service. would definitely go back! highly recommend the mint tea!!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PTJPTJVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I ordered hummus Almayass. It was good. For entrees I chose a square of phyllo dough with melted cheese and a dish of meat ravioli topped with yogurt. The former was flat, but the latter was outstanding. The dessert consisted of "creamed milk" between two "vermicelli pancakes" and topped with "cotton candy." It was certainly the strangest thing I have ever eaten and it was delicious! Service was inconsistent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT PLACE FOR DINNER
    adynutza1976VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    LOVE THIS RESTAURANT EVEN THOUGH WAS OUR FIRST TIME EATING HERE WE WERE IMPRESSED WITH THE SERVICE AND THE FOOD AND I AM NOT WASY TO BE IMPRESSED.I HAVE TO SAY THAT I HAD A SUPER GREAT COCKTAIL ( IN A MARTINI GLASS WITH STRAWBERRIES)=WAS DELICIOUS....SO HAIL TO THE BARTENDER. WE WILL BE BACK FOR SURE
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Birthday Dinner
    livlovesfood
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This restaurant was a hidden gem. You walk in and it looks small but as soon as you're guided back to the main dining area it is absolutely beautifully decorated and it really feels like you may be in the middle east. The service was over the top sweet and took excellent care of my mom and I. We even got delicious baklava and a giant glass of strawberries as a surprise for my moms birthday. The owner came over at the end of our meal to introduce himself and ask about our experience which is a rare occurrence and greatly appreciated. The food was delicious and authentic and I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great! (except for the music)
    fascinatedVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The music is a parody of what you would expect. We heard Volare twice. We heard loud versions of music that Bill Murray might sing on Saturday Night Live. We heard bad Italian restaurant music. And after six or seven songs, the playlist started repeating... And the waiter wouldn't turn it off or even down. It was punishing.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful restaurant
    MrsTea
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was perfect. Familiar and non familiar dishes all wonderfully prepared. Service was wonderful as well. Waiter was knowledgeable and helpful in guiding our order. We will definitely return and recommend to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Lebanese in NYC
    GGBShortHillsVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Hands-down, the best Lebanese restaurant in NYC. Fantastic surroundings, excellent food and attentive service make for a memorable dining experience. Don't miss the Kibbe Nayeh, the Kafta with Cherries and the Armenian-influenced dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hummus!!
    PorkchopVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I had the Hummus Almayass - it was very tasty and had great texture.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Dodie
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Loved this place. Authentic fresh and delicious. Great service too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lebanese Armenian Food!
    Dzeitoun33
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    What a great restaurant and excellent service by Alidz, Mario, Fahad and Carlos. Authentic Armenian food that reminded me of home and my Grandmothers/Mothers cooking. Must have in Manhattan for the best Lebanese/Armenian food around and don't forget to try the basturma w/quail eggs and the soujoukh flambé cooked table side, w a nice glass of arak of course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid all around
    Horseshowattendee
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We went with the waiter's recommendations and also experimented with some dishes with which we were not familiar. We were very pleased all around. The service was outstanding. The general manager even made a point of introducing himself and making sure we were satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Very nice restaurant ambiance with friendly attentive service, but in my opinion about 30% overpriced for what it its.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • blondemamaVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was our first visit to this restaurant. Not only is it beautiful, but the food is delicious. We ordered some of the suggestions made by our waiter. We were not disappointed. The food was different from most of the other mediterranean style foods I have come across. Service was good. This is definitely a place that I would try again. This was a birthday celebration for my daughter who was very pleased with this choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • good service, fine food, formal
    jpfitVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The food was good but didn't impress, service attentive, the ambiance is formal
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  • Excellent in every sense.
    Armen
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This is not the first time I am in Almayass, so it is not as easy to impress me. But food, staff and service are indeed notable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome spot!
    McD37
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I chose to come here after checking out the menu and reading some great reviews. The fact that OpenTable offered 1,000 point reservations for this spot at 10:15 on a Friday night was a bit surprising to me, but I booked a table anyways. I'm glad I did! Unfortunately, my party was running a bit late, but the staff was very accommodating and we did not feel rushed at all. The servers were very knowledgable and provided great recommendations for my family. We ordered six appetizers and two entrees for three adults and one child, and we still had some of one entree left over. (Which we brought home, of course!) The restaurant was a hit with everyone in my party, and we appreciated the attentiveness of the waitstaff. We will undoubtedly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • lovely
    foodieinnyc
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Must try their fattoush and shish kebab. Haloumi was a tad dry but delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Some of the best service I have ever had. Food was absolutely delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place has the friendliest staff of any restaurant I have been to. My friend was cold and they brought her a scarf and told her to keep it. The four of us enjoyed many of the hot and cold appetizers and was so full we did not have any main courses. Favorites for me, the fattoush, humus with meat, the sausage, the traditional mantee. All where nicely prepared and nice portions. We asked the waiter for recommendations and was pleased with the selections. And to top it off, rose sorbet, was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Lous
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent Lebanese-Armenian food! I'm Armenian and my mom is a phenomenal cook and the dishes here live up to her cooking! We go here for every special event. Worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    eatgoodfeelgood
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Favorite restaurant, one of the greatest experiences I ever had in NY. Service is outstanding, the staff were friendly and attentive. Even the manager approached our table to check on us, very kind. The food is superb , flavorful and perfectly prepared. Great ambiance and decor, i highly recommend this place. Good to have a nice family dinner or a romantic evening. The space is great for groups even private events! More than satisfied, must try it !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pitpat
    PitpatVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Mediterranean dishes beautifully prepared and served by knowledgable waiters at. This delightful restaurant well located close to Union Square. The food was delicious and included the best hummus we had ever eaten. The lamb and chicken dishes which we ordered were perfectly cooked. We shared several dishes recommended by our waiter all of which were excellent and the price was very reasonable
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Another fabulous dinner! Food, wine and service always of the highest level.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Wonderful
    AnneWho
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The many great reviews are well deserved. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's always a pleasure
    Tamara
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I've had dinner here on different occasions and every time it's better than last. The food is amazing. The wait staff is very helpful in helping you make a choice of what to order in case you're not familiar with an Armenian or Lebanese cuisine. Some of the items they have on the menu are very close to the home cooking I grew up with. It's a real treat to have a restaurant with an authentic Armenian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All about the food!
    FeedmeVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The title says it all, this place is all about the food. The food is amazing!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    RRoyal
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Top class restaurant that never disappoints. The food, decor and general ambiance are stunning. Service is always impeccable- warm, very friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking to remember
    MACSR
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Having had an Armenian grandmother known among her peers to be an excellent cook, I'm always interested in finding a restaurant that congers up memories of enjoying her Armenian specialties as a youth and young man. I looked to Almayass to provide such memories. What I found was a very lively establishment which delivered on the food, but had some flaws. First, we had to wait fifteen minutes for a table after arriving on time for our reservation. The noise level was such that I had to lean over the table to hear my wife, and then wasn't always successful. Service was friendly, but sporadic. I would go back, but might do so on a weekday night rather than the height of a Saturday evening.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Lebanese food
    kbnyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had been to Almayass before & will say I was a bit disappointed. Many pieces of toasted bread in basket were actually burned on one end, Almayass salad seemed overdressed. Labneh Toom and Mouhammara were very good, the sauteed Halloum was OK and the bronzini was OK. Nothing really stood out as I remember it did when I was last there about 18 months ago. Also, it was very noisy. I will probably go back in hopes it was just an "off" night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    EmmaVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Finally a good Lebanese restaurant with a different medtrainean dishes. Service was great and the manager personally came and checked on us. A great touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpectedly Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went there because I've been to Lebanon a few times and I am always around the Arabic culture. I also have a friend who is Armenian, so we all wanted to try this Lebanese-Armenian spot. The food was AMAZING. A lot of the food looked and tasted authentic, which was a plus. If it wasn't authentic Lebanese, it still tasted great. Definitely recommend this for friends looking to hang out and binge-eat. They also have a great lounge area that is good for drinks before dinner if you're on a date because they have some comfortable seating and it's easy to talk.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful restaurant in NYC
    lovetotravel
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I googled Armenian restaurants in NYC and found this one. The restaurant is beautiful inside. The service was outstanding. The food was delicious. We liked it so much that we went back a second night. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you like Lebanese/Armenian food.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fantastic, delicious
    foodieinnyc
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food was perfect. Melt-in-your-mouth flavours that keep you coming back for more. Bravo, bravo to the chef. Having grown up with middle eastern food, I know what it is supposed to taste like--my grandma would LOVE the recipes! The service was fantastic and the owner delightful. I would highly recommend this to everyone.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Upscale Lebanese
    JannVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Lovely room, comfortable seating, attentive service and very good food. The one disappointment-they were out of Giant Prawns by 7:30pm on a Friday night but alternate selection of frog's legs was flavorful.
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  • Great Vegetarian options
    LT11VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I loved the vegetarian options on the menu. As a vegetarian, it was quite exciting to see how much they offered! Other than that, I thought the cocktails were intriguing but after getting mine, i was very disappointed. It was all ice, and what was left included very little alcohol. For the price, it was not worth it at all. I also thought the pita bread on the table was quite dry. yukk.
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  • great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    we were greeted in a very cordial and warm way by the owner and the serving staff. The staff is very knowledgeable about the lebanese food. We had kebabs, hummus, fatush and hummus. We also had the mantee which was outstanding. don't leave without trying the pistachio dessert which was out of this world. We had the noor cocktail which was also very well made. we will definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Just wonderful
    RefinedGentlemanVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    If you are a fan of Armenian and Lebanese food, you are in for a treat. Unlike so many Middle Eastern spots that are brown and too old country, Almayass was sophisticated, engaging, professional yet authentic. I took my family there for a birthday dinner; our check for four was about $200 with tip (no alcohol) for five appetizers, a mixed-grill kebab and chop entree we shared among us and a delightful dessert. I would go again for a special occasion but it might be pricey for an ordinary night out.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Amazing food!
    RadDocVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was exquisite and the service was top notch. We went to this restaurant with a vegetarian couple and we all found ample amount of delicious vegetarian and non vegetarian options.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely restaurant
    grandmaVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant with delicious middle eastern food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Ambience and Great Cuisine
    VICKYIII
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We enjoyed the special cuisine, beautifully served and presented. The staff was accommodating and filled all our special requests. The variety of ways the vegetables were served in Lebanese/Armenian style was the highlight of our luncheon as were the desserts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.