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NAYA Mezze & Grill
NAYA Mezze & Grill

NAYA Mezze & Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.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
  • "I had a wonderful time dining here before attending an orchestra concert. The service was attentive and the place itself was a luxury. With such a small, narrow place, the architect was nicely done to make it seem as if the place was more spacious than it really is. The main course was such a pleasure to eat."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The shawarma took me back to the ones I enjoyed as a kid in Beirut. Food is delicious in a modern, clean setting. If you are seeking a Middle Eastern meal, this is the place to dine."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Would not recommend. The food does not measure up to Lebanese food."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We live in Vermont and make it a point to eat here every time we come to NYC. This is genuine Lebanese food like my grandmother used to make, served in a friendly fashion. Come with a friend, order a bunch of mezze plates and share the goodness."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "When I arrived they said they didn't have my reservation. When I showed them my email confirmation, she politely offered me a table at a community style table. Walking toward the back, we passed my party which had already been seated. Then throughout the meal, servers and porters raced back and forth down their narrow corridor, barely missing each other and at least once not missing each other. At first we were rushed, later ignored."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "It was the second time I have been at Naya Mezze & Grill . First, in a group of 12 people, a private work lunch, in wich we received a outstanding attention in a friendly atmosfere. Second, last sunday, when we had a very good brunch, tasting delicious dishes from Lebanese cuisine. Is a very clean and nice place, with a special service and good value for the price."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Really good hummus, baba, tabouli, etc. Better than most I have had at other places. casual, weeknight place."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were visiting New York City from San Francisco when we found Naya by accident. It was next door to the apartment we rented. Naya caught our attention because of its unusual and attractive ambiance. It's a narrow, deep room with a very modern decor. The food is excellent Lebanese food. We had Lebanese wine as well, and a wonderful Lebanese dessert. But the most important feature for us was the outstanding, warm, friendly service. We had a most enjoyable evening at Naya."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great place for vegetarians and vegans. Lots of options and great service! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great food and wonderful service. Will definitely go back soon"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food and drinks came out really quickly, everything was delicious. After we finished eating we decided to have dessert with coffee and tea. The dessert also came out quickly, but no tea or coffee. We looked for our waiter, but couldn't find him -- it was hard to tell if he was still there or had left for the night. We asked them to forget about our hot beverages and bring the check over. The check had our hot beverages included in the check; we were ready to pay but asked them to take off the beverages before charging our cards. We never saw the final check with the beverages taken off. I realize they might have been a nominal amount, on principal, I would have liked to see the final bill. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We went there because of the photos shown on its web: quite neat and modern style of their decor. But we were disappointed : a very ordinary restaurant with ordinary food...."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Loved this place -- great food and friendly staff!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Naya is the only Lebanese restaurant that rivals Lebanese home cooking in authenticity, freshness, flavor, and overall experience. The Kibbé naya (mainly raw beef) is a unique dish that should be requested ahead of time!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "noche especial, probamos tanto su comida como su amabilidad, todo a un excelente nivel, nos trataron como parientes que hace mucho no se ven. volveremos pronto"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "genuine excellent tasting well presented food served promptly."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Used open table to find midtown mediteranian restaurant. Most of the reviews were outstanding ...so we gave it try. Was not disappointed "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "This was a repeat visit and we were not disappointed. The baba ganoush is the best in the city!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The food is just ok, but pretty overpriced even for NYC. Some of the items tasted authentic but others did not. The wine was ridiculously over priced!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Loved our night at Naya, service great, food really delicious, great little restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Decent place for a quick business lunch but get a table further inside from the entrance as street noise can be a tad annoying."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Food was fresh and delicious. The ambiance and service were terrific. We will go again."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "This is a go to staple when you want authentic middle eastern food. Has a nice variety and you can try many different dishes if you order meze. All the food is also relatively healthy, which is always a plus. Have been here several times and will be back. Price is a tough on the high side for the type of food and space but worth it given that they are are relatively consistent in quality. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great selection of authentic dishes. You won't find better Humous outside the Middle East. Falafel is amazingly fresh. Shrimp was excellent. Chicken was juicy, perfectly cooked. Great Cabs from Lebanon vineyard. Archicture and design is very modern and advanced. John Wilson is an excellent waiter. Service was very good. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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