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Al Bustan

4.2
379 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Lebanese
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Authentic
  • Business Meals
Savory Lebanese cuisine served in a sophisticated atmosphere that captures the essence of Beirut's past as the Paris of the Middle East
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 759-5933
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Elias Ghafary
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Private party facilities
The restaurant is available for your next event.
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Private party contact
Elias Ghafary: (212) 759-5933
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Catering
Al Bustan's food may be delivered to your home or office. Our catering team will assist you in the preparation of tailor-made menus for private parties.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 1st and 2nd Avenues
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Parking details
Parking Details Up to 3 hours $10 with validation
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Public transit
E & V trains to 53rd Street.
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Entertainment
Saturday Nights 11pm - 3am at Al Bustan. Live entertainment, Belly Dancer,Hookah and Drink Specials. Prix fixe menu: Mezze of assorted appetizers, Main Coarse, and Dessert $45 Per Person.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 379 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
3.8
service
4.0
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Quiet
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Foodie123 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We were there on a Sat night and I think it caters more to a business crowd, so it was very quiet, which we liked. Food was delicious and waiter very nice. Good vegetarian options.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent Lebanese cuisine, best in NYC and possibly the country.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

One of the worst meals I’ve ever had. The restaurant was empty, we were literally the only people seated. Bar was closed and the service was terrible. The food was old and wilted.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Very authentic Lebanese food. Their nammoura (dessert) is to die for!!

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vipKatraH (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Al Bustan is delicious authentic Lebanese cuisine. Extremely fresh ingredients that feels indulgent and healthy at the same time. My half-Lebanese husband had the best birthday meal here and I highly recommend it to everyone.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

great place to eat, nice service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Cuisine not up to standard of Lebanese restaurants we have dined at in other countries. To get attentive service here it seems you need to be acquainted with the staff.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Authentic Lebanese food! Everything we ordered was cooked/made to perfection! Amazing desert collection and menu selections. The staff members were fast and courteous.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

classy service. the food was fantastic and I would recommend for sure.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
1.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

people not interested in giving a good service at all,
some dishes were forgotten to be served and
the restaurant is always empty with sad athmosphere

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Authentic Lebanese food!!
Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

Excellent authentic food. Spacious and nice looking dinning room. They were out of a few things we tried to order, which was a bit disappointing. But I love the food.

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OpenTable Diner (Dubai)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Best Lebanese food in New York . Am surprised we never tried it earlier. Strongly recommend for authentic Lebanese food

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

This restaurant is one of our favorite places in NYC, and we always stop there every time we are in the city, best falafel in MY and that's saying something!!! All the starters were excellent, anything you want to order, just go ahead, it will be good, if you like Labanese food, you will want to try this hen of a restaurant, the service also great, thank you guys for a lovely evening and great food!

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JBjb (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

The owner and people who work at Al Bustan are really friendly and the restaurant mercifully quiet. But the food was a bit disappointing -- and expensive.

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James (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2017

A great experience, exceptional menu, great food and superb service with personal attention. Highly recommended. Will get back soon.

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vipMshuayto (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

Amazing place. Authentic Lebanese cuisine.

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vipjvansch (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

Having lived in the Middle East, we often try NY restaurants that remind us of the delicious food of our past. Al Bustan was absolutely delicious - and authentic Lebanese cuisine. Many families of Middle Eastern background came in while we were eating, confirming Al Bustan offers real food of the region.

While their mezzas include familiar dishes, like hummus, it is worth reaching further into Lebanese dishes. The French beans are amazing, soft-cooked in tomatoes and onions, and spiced delicately with cinnamon and cumin - I think. Yum. That was followed by ground lamb in a pomegranate and tomato sauce. Yes - fruity and tart, and unusually satisfying. Our service was great and helpful. We definitely recommend this restaurant.

Of note, we were there on Saturday night and discovered that there is live music starting at 10 p.m.

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ChrisB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

wonderful, as always!! fabulous food and service, excellent quality ingredients

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vipLetsGoMets (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 12, 2017

We happened to be there on a night when they were almost empty, which permitted us and our friends to sit leisurely and comfortably for a very long time, but the food was mediocre at best, they were out of some menu items, and the whole evening had a kind of desultory air. It could well be that they are better when they are busier, but there was nothing about the evening that would encourage us to go back - especially when there are other Lebanese restaurants in that part of town that have better food at lower prices.

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