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NAYA Mezze & Grill
NAYA Mezze & Grill

NAYA Mezze & Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nayarestaurants.com
  • Email: info@nayarestaurants.com
  • Phone: (212) 319-7777
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Hady Kfoury
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: A dinner, a lunch, a quick-bite, a cocktail party or a banquet, for 10 or 300 people, for your home or company, our New Exclusive Catering Company, HOME MADE NAYA goes to you.
    Our services can range from simple gathering to the creation of a custom-made event. We can bring our exclusive cuisine to your doorstep, sending one of our chefs to prepare any of our delicacies. Anything you can imagine could happen with NAYA.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining
  • Private Party Contact: Henry Zakaria (212) 319-7777

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 55th and 56th Streets
  • Public Transit: 4, 5, 6, N, R & Q trains to 59th Street/Lexington Avenue.
    E, M, & 6 Trains to Lexington Ave/51st - 53rd Streets
    M15 Select Bus Service to 57th/1st Avenue Northbound, 57th/2nd Avenue Southbound
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from NAYA Mezze & Grill
New York has never had a Lebanese restaurant like Naya...(The New York Times).

Welcome to NAYA, a modern Lebanese-Mediterranean Mezze and Grill serving traditional Lebanese fare in a contemporary setting. NAYA is a combination of pure tradition mixed with innovation.

Building upon the original techniques and recipes of older generations of Lebanese women, NAYA offers the same respected delicacies from mezze to salads to perfectly char-grilled and seasoned barbecue meats and fish.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Come and order several meze to sample a range of their delicious food!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Delicious Lebanese food in a lively small modern-designed space. Staff is attentive. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Everything was great, location, service, food, ambiance...will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A delightful neighborhood spot with delicious lebanese food - and wine! The meze were all excellent, the staff welcoming and we look forward to future visits - when we will leave room for the baklava."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The place was nice, but the food wasn't, especially the shrimps, was tasteless and smelly."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Excellent cuisine, friendly and professional service. We loved our dining experience. We will return as soon as we can."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we had ordered all appetizers for dinner. The food was great! First time drinking Lebanese beer and I would recommend it was good. Will definitely be heading back"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The place is very nice, the food delicious, the service is great an while having music, the place is very quiet so you can have good conversations."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We love the food here. And the service is also very nice and friendly. We like to go here after going to the Japanese Society Museum because its a nice walk from there. The food is varied and delicious and good for sharing."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Great neighborhood find. Excellent Lebanese food in a quiet but tasteful atmosphere. Staff was friendly, service was very good. Any restaurant that has Ch Musar on their wine list is excellent"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner. It was number three in our NYC dinner reservations overall.. Food was good. Not fantastic. Service good...not fantastic... Hostess was outstanding for the entire dinner process including a bathroom malfunction. If I was a New Yorker I would return... I would not go back as a tourist because there are so many places to go....more than adequate but not sensational ..it was an area I will explore next time....ambience was very cool....no bar to wait in...what can I say ....."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Nays serves outstanding fresh and flavorful food. Many small plates, salads, and entrees are available. Just be prepared for a slow meal and very relaxed service. We often had to flag down the waitstaff who generally ignored us. Luckily we had plenty to eat while we waited for someone to pay attention to us. Go for the food but plan for a long evening."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "party in the back way too loud. Music in the restaurant way to loud. Hard to hear other people at out table."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I love this place! The service and food are consistent! Every person I refer to the restaurant always calls me or let's me know what a great suggestion this was! Very authentic! Very nice atmosphere! Henry and the rest of the staff are EXCELLENT.....a must try in NYC! Make reservations!!!! Small but great!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "So being ethnically Lebanese I am always weary of Lebanese places as I have a high standard. First let me say that ambiance was very modern and chic and the booths felt very cozy and intimate. The service was great, prompt (sometimes too prompt lol) everyone was lovely and nice. Now the food, everything was very well made. The babaganouj was tasteful. The Kibbe neye was great, the main course perfectly cooked and seasoned. While it is not cheap (it is Lebanese food after all) it is worth the money. Will be coming back."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We ordered muhamara it is like ezme, rich flavor, we couldn't get enough of the spice shrimp, so we ordered twice, quibbe, fish with tahine was incredible, the red wine was outstanding, I cannot remember which one we ordered. This place is consistent, always great food and excellent service, it isn't cheap but you get quality in all senses, I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Always enjoy this restaurant. Staff is extremely friendly and make you feel very welcome."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Every single dish I tried over there was simply awesome, you do need reservations in advance, great people, great service, and even good background music."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The food is outstanding but pricy, it is NYC after all. We had a groupon and the staff were confused about what is included in it. We know that we over paid but we enjoyed the delicious food and the service."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Had dinner with a colleague tonight. Was impressed with all the dishes, drinks, service, etc. Very nice, modern feeling space. Intimate space but still feels roomy and relaxing. A repeater."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "My friends and I came here for two of the girls birthdays and we were SO glad we did! Our waiter was very attentive and kind the entire time, and always had a friendly face. The food was amazing, super fresh and authentic! I would recommend this place to anyone who is trying Middle Eastern Food for the first time, or if you are a seasoned pro. There were surprisingly reasonable prices for the super chic atmosphere and the great food and service! The portions were great too!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food was great, but it was heavy. The mezzes were particularly delicious. We had the baba ganoush, grape leaves, falafel, and tabbuleh. The restaurant was very small and dark which added to the romantic atmosphere. I loved it overall."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Small but elegant. Good food, good service & pleasant setting! Unique design."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "delicious middle eastern food, from someone who grew up on the best! service a little clumsy/akward at times, but staff all very nice. food portions are generous for tapas style dishes and wine poors impressive. can't wait to go back, great find in midtown east!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My wife and me checked out this place recently. We both liked the friendly service, the quietness (it wasn't very full, hence quiet), and the atmosphere in the restaurant. I loved the food, my wife also liked it. I consider going there again and recommend the restaurant to anybody."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Delicous food in this tiny, rail car shaped mid-eastern restaurant. Almost all tables for 2. Made 8 pm reservation. When we got there, there was no table for 2 ready and none in sight. Seemed like making a reservation was a sham, as there was a 4-top open and they wouldn't give it to us. Kept saying that table was almost ready but it wasn't - they just didn't have a table for 2 at 8pm. 20 minutes of waiting and they finally gave up their 4-top for us. They didn't seem sorry - more like it happens every day. Generous portions, great flavors and spices, delicious mezze and entrees. Backlava was awesome. If you are easy going about disorganized time, and not claustrophobic, it is a delicious and charming spot."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Naya is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The food is always delicious (especially for garlic lovers), the staff is wonderful, and the venue is small and intimate. I come here way more than I probably should, but never regret my decision. A+ as always!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent all around. So much packed into such a small pace but it does not feel confining. Love the space below the seats for coats and bags. Definitely will recommed and go there again."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Live in the neighborhoods and eat here once a week."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This was not a pleasant experience. I came with a groupon for 2 but 3 people, so they wouldn't accept my groupon. Note that I scoured the fine print, and I couldn't find anything in there about needing to be exactly 2 people. Then we went to order wine. They didn't have the wine we ordered. Then we ordered a different one- didn't have that one either. Then the waiter recommended one- out of stock too. Then he brought a bottle of "whatever they had in stock" and it was terrible. Food was food, service throughout the night was slow and inattentive."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We have been for lunch and dinner and thoroughly enjoyed both. Generous portions. Good service. Food is very clean and fresh Interesting wine list including a nice selection of Lebanese wine. They deliver in the neighborhood which we will try."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This is now one of my favorite restaurants in NYC! I can't believe I've lived nearby for 3 years and never tried Naya. The food and service were both incredible. Try the eggplant duo and the mixed grill plate. This is a great spot for a first date, romantic dinner, or catching up with a friend. It's not too loud, but that's probably because it mostly accommodates tables for 2. There was a back room for a party, and maybe 2 tables that can hold 4 people. I will be back again and again."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This city has some pretty terrible Middle Eastern cuisine. Naya is the exception. It's not the mouthwatering mezzes that impressed me and my Lebanese husband, though you really can't go wrong (try the Hummus bi lahme and the duo of eggplant YUM). Nor is it the selection of Lebanese wines (LOVE Wardy). All the popular Lebanese restaurants are competitive when it comes to cuisine. Naya stands out because of its service. There's no waiter, hostess, or busboy at Naya. You can ask anyone for anything and you'll have it in seconds. The restaurant is so small that everyone seems to know each other... even the customers tend to chat with their neighbors across the aisle. Loved it this time, love it every time."
    Dined on 5/30/2013
  • "My husband and I think that the food was fantastic. We have been looking for an excellent lebanese restaurant since 1998 when we moved here. By chance we happened by this place. I think we've found our new favorite place. We found it to be extremely small inside but very clean, and the food was the best lebanese that we've ever had. We're still talking about it. For a small party, we highly recommend!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Fun, nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Food was good - a treat to have such wonderful flavors!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "This was our first foray into Lebanese food, and we enjoyed it quite a lot. Some menu items seemed a bit pricey to me ($8 for four chicken wings and $18 for a chicken shawarma sandwich among them), but the food was very good. I liked the decor a lot, along with the middle-eastern music, and enjoyed a delicious glass of Lebanese wine. The service was good, and I wouldn't hesitate to go back and try a few more things."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We totally enjoyed Naya! Food was great. Our waiter helped us with food selections. My daughter is a vegetarian and there were plenty of choices.The decor is warm and trendy.Music puts you in the mood for mediterranean food.I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Not only is this the best Lebanese food anywhere, it's my favorite restaurant in NYC. My friends and I share several plates off the mezze vegetarian menu and they are all so flavorful and delicious. I take everyone here: friends, business colleagues, out-of-towners, and everyone ends up raving about Naya. The Lebanese beer - Almaza - is a good paring with the food. Do make a reservation for dinner as they get very busy."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at this place, the taboule was fresh, the hummus was tasty and our main course was fine."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and had a good time, but it wasn't anything really special. I wouldn't go out of my way to go again."
    Dined on 1/10/2014