A gem of a restaurant for
A gem of a restaurant for entertaining Muslim friends, as the entire menu is Halal with a wide variety of delicious choices. The restaurant has a classy, sophisticated atmosphere and a good midtown location. Service is friendly and efficient. You don't have to stick to the food carts to eat great Halal food in midtown; Al Bustan is a classy and terrific alternative.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was just the spot for a quiet
Was just the spot for a quiet Monday evening business dinner. Food was very good with an excellent Baba Ghannouj.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Gem Exquisite Lebanese
Exquisite Lebanese Food. Friendly Service and Reasonable Prices.
By far the best Middle Eastern Restaurant of the New York metropolitan area.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful experience. Nice
A wonderful experience. Nice place, nice people, good food. Our server, Charles, couldn't have been more helpful.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food here!!
Waiters are older guys but they are Lebanese. They know the menu. We just let the waiter bring
stuff and we ate it !! Took quite a bit home. Two bottles of the cheapest wines and came out to $90
total per person. But we took enough home for 4 meals. We did pre fixe at $45 per person. Included dessert.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Personal Service
Owner took special care to see we were tended to. One in our group was gluten free and he took special efforts to guide us through the menu options. The food was so flavorful. We will definitely be back.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lebanon as it ought to be
Outstanding small plates, beautifully prepared and expertly served by old-timers who know their stuff -- and their hummous. A taste of Lebanon as it used to be and ought to be. Arguably Manhattan's best Middle East cuisine.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
For me was the best lebanese
Best lebanese food that i had in a long time , for me the best in town
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you like traditional Lebanese food this is the place to go! All of the lamb dishes are delicious. Good selection of appetizers perfect for sharing.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just like homemade
Food was as close to homemade Lebanese food as you can find. It was like my grandmother was in the kitchen.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The resturant is well put together. I have been there several times and found the food and the service to be outstanding. The servers are willing to explain the menu and help with wine selection etc.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
One on my dear friends from
One on my dear friends from Lebanon came into NYC and she raved about the Authentic Nature of the Food so much so she baegan telling stories of her Grandmothers Cooking. Only a Great Table of Food could have created that Dialogue...
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mediterian food better than Home!
This was truely an outstanding place. The atmosphere was very humble and fancy! The tables are ordered, the staff is very polite and helpful, the food was even better than home!
I had my engagement dinner here and if I ever needed a special place to go to it would be this one for sure. The staff helped me design a perfect package to satisfy everyone's taste and in the end the prices were great! I did not expect this low of a price from a fancy place like this.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and beautiful restaurant
Went with a friend on a Monday night. it was super quiet, but the servers are attentive and helpful. food was really good. room and ambience are beautiful. it could be a fun place if it's busy.
9/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very enjoyable evening with a Argentina group. Great meze and kebabs. Good drinks. Good service in a really nice, comfortable setting. Looking forward to going back soon.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tartare Trio a Home Run!!
Selection of appetizers makes for a great shared dinner, but do not miss the lamb tartare - truly exceptional!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I had a lunch special which included an assortment of appetizers, meat and veggies. They all tasted wonderful and our waiter was friendly. I have dined at this restaurant in the past and I will do so again.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good lebanese food
Good place to taste lebanese food at fair price in a quiet restaurant.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
authentic Lebanese food
we came to New York and looked online for a middle eastern resturant. we booked this last minute and were pleasantly surprised.
The food was great, so was the atmosphere and service was very friendly. We felt like we were treated like family.
I would go back.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding, especially the Baba Gannoush and Fattoush salad. I love that the menu will delight all - from carnivores to vegans. Very nice atmosphere, great for personal or business. Service was great. Will definitely make this one of my regular spots.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Having Lebanese family and growing up eating home cooked Lebanese food, I'm very picky. This place couldn't have been more authentic unless my grandma Eva was in kitchen. I went with two Lebanese girlfriends and they ordered in Arabic from the waiters. Everything was exactly what we wanted and even had the warm grape leaves with meat that we never see at other middle eastern/Lebanese restaurants. I absolutely plan on going back.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Falafel in NY
This is a restaurant that I have been to many times, and the food is always great, one of my favorite dishes is Falafel, I have tried Falfel at many restaurants and carts all over NY and Al Bustan hands down is the best, and everything they serve is very high quality, try their Arabic tea, it's really good if you are a tea drinker.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
we always enjoy dining at
we always enjoy dining at Al Bustan. The middle-eastern food is excellent and the restaurant, elegantly appointed, is quiet enough to enjoy not just the food, but good conversation.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was welcomed by name upon
Was welcomed by name upon entering front door. Fabulous Authentic Lebanese food. Attentive service with extremely prompt food from kitchen. Cannot wait to dine with them again. Already recommended to colleagues today.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
MY WIFE AND I LOVED THIS RESTAURANT . WE HAVE BEEN THERE TWICE SO FAR AND WE CELEBRATED HER BIRTHDAY THERE. LAST WEEK FOOD IS AWESOME WITH GREAT PORTIONS .THEIR SALADS ARE SO DELICIOUS . THE STAFF IS JUST AMAZING...IT'S WORTH THE MONEY YOU PAY..MUST GO
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to catch up w/ friends
This is a great place to catch up with friends. The decor is refined and sleek but to the point of stuffiness. There is an open bar area downstairs that is used for private parties and it can get quite loud for diners upstairs, but it is not a huge problem.
You get a lot of food. Some dishes may not seem like a lot, but they are quite filling. Other dishes seem like double portions. The food was cooked very well. My girlfriend, who does not like Lebanese food, enjoyed her dish. My only complaint, and minor at that, is that the yogurt sauce is watery and not very original.
Convenient location from the 6 or the E. I would come back.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Lebanese Food
We were recently in NYC and my Lebanese husband wanted some authentic Lebanese food. Al Bustan surpassed all of our expectations! Food and service were excellent. We felt like we were dining at one of the best Lebanese restaurants back home.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM