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We are proud to introduce a distinguished culinary experience to the refined palates of New York City with the infusion of authentic Lebanese cuisine and the exotic flavors of traditional Armenian dishes.
We are located in New York City’s bustling Flatiron district boasting a large dining room with a separate bar and lounge area available for Private Dining events.
The story of Almayass began in Beirut in 1996 by the Alexandrian family, third generation Armenians, who had a passion to share and serve their culinary delights. Ever since, the restaurant has come to the attention of The NY Times, New York Magazine, Food & Wine Magazine, LA Times and many other international publications as a ‘must go’ destination for an Armenian-Lebanese dining experience. The restaurant continues to feature in the Michelin Guide, for a streak of 6 consecutive years, and has additional locations in Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait City, Doha (at The Pearl) and Dubai, Downtown.
Reservations are recommended.
New York, NY 10010
Mediterranean, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Hours of Operation:
Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Broadway and Park Avenue South
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer Catering options of any party size. Please feel free to e-mail us at Mario.Arakelian@almayassnyc.com for more information and a personalized proposal.
Two Public Lots adjacent to the restaurant
4, 5, 6, N, R or L to 14th Street Union Square or 6 to 23rd Street at Park Avenue
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Private events and full restaurant buy out options are available. Please inquire for more information.
We offer the Main Dining room and the Private Dining room as options for Private events. The Main Dining room has a seating capacity of 110 guests, whereas the Private Dining room can accommodate 40 seated and 95 standing. We are able to customize a variety of Dining packages, varying from sit-down lunches/dinners to cocktail and canape receptions to entire Restaurant buy-outs both for social or corporate gatherings. Please feel free to e-mail us at Mario.Arakelian@almayassnyc.com for more information and a personalized proposal.
Almayass Ratings and Reviews
We went here for Valentine's Dinner and the experience was simply outstanding. The restaurant was buzzing with great ambience and the interior decoration is stunning.
They had a 4-course pre-set menu which offered substantial portions and great variety. The menu was paired with a glass of wine (I think from Armenia) and it drank perfectly well with the cuisine. Everything was so carefully prepared and of high quality.
The level of hospitality and service at Almayass always impresses. By far this is the most superior Mid-Eastern dining experience in New York.
They decided to have a pri fixe for Valentines Day. The choices they offered were below par. I've eaten here twice with flavorful food. I think they chose inexpensive meals for a costly night (if you aren't getting tasty food.) Everything was bland. My lamb off the bone on rice had no seasoning, and the sauce they brought out was broth that you cook with!! No flavor!! Also they didn't have 1 seafood choice as an appetizer or a main course. It was just very disappointing.
Very Disappointing. Took my husband and his Mom here for Valentine's Day - the menu was $110 prixe fixe - which would have been fine if the food was on par with the Almayass of the past. However, on this occasion, our entrees were dry, overcooked, and bland. Obviously batch-cooked earlier in the day and kept warm. Service was slow (it was an hour before we received our entrees). They messed up our appetizer order, and they sat us at a table in the very back of the restaurant up against a wall and next to a bussing station. Not what I expect for $500.00 I get it, it's Valentine's Day, staff is overworked, people overstay at their tables, etc. but the restaurant was half-empty and we still got warmed-over food and bad service. We used to love Almayass - the food was flavorful and the service was top-notch. It seems to have gone downhill. I hope this train-wreck experience was due to bad planning for Valentine's Day on the part of the management and chef, and not indicative of the state of the restaurant in 2018. My advice is do NOT go here for a holiday or special occasion, you will be disappointed and the hefty price tag will add insult to injury.
We tried Almayass for a weekend dinner and we liked it
Food is good and service is excellent
Based on our experience It can get a little loud but we probably just had very rude tables next to us
It’s slightly pricey for what you get but definitely worth trying
We got the Chef’s Selection to share between three of us. It was a great selection and everyone had more than enough food. We particularly liked the pastry filled with cheese, the salads, the meatball (meat and falafel).
It was an interesting mix of food and I really enjoyed the restaurant. I would go back!
Our foouth time at Almayass. Outstanding as always. We always order several starters for the table. We had for the first time the warm feta which was amazing. Also had our usual favorites: sarma, Armenian salad and Babaganoush. Each had a different main course and were, quite honestly, too stuffed for dessert. The service and ambiance are both impeccable.
I am a big fan of Almayass in Beirut therefore I was very enthusiastic to try the one in New York ! The New York one only shares the name with the one in Beirut! Armenian restaurant has no “itch” on the menu which is the most famous Armenian salad! We were five and ordered few starters to share Hhummus, Muhammara, Moutabbal, tabouleh, su-berek, Kibby Akrass, spicy potato, lentil Kafta. Then we ordered two assorted meat for 2 to share! Alltogether they were the average Lebanese food that you would taste anywhere! Only the The su-berek was very good but the portion is too small and could not be shared! All together everything was very average and pricey considering the portion size!
Almayass is a gem. New York City is filled with ethnic restaurants, but this one is truly special. The menu is an exploration of fascinating foods and spices. Not many places specialize in authentic Armenian cuisine, and the opportunity to sample these dishes is an amazing experience. The wait staff are friendly and helpful, offering excellent explanations and recommendations. Many of the offerings are presented as small dishes (like Spanish tapas), which are perfect for sharing. The menu suggests sampling combinations, but the staff can personalize the dishes based on your specific preferences. The wine list is outstanding. Who knew that Lebanese and Armenian wines are so delicious? Drink specialties are outstanding.
The restaurant is easily accessible, close to subway stations, Madison Park, and adjacent hotels.
Dining at Almayass is the highlight of a trip to NYC.
We love Armenian food and we were delighted to find this gem. The food is very authentic. The salads are Very fresh. The Tabbouli was fantastic. The Basterma was very tasty. The Armenian Kafka was a discovery. The Soujouk flambé is a must. At the end of the meal, we had the superb Maamul with cheese( order ahead of time since it takes a while to cook it).
Pair your desert with some Armenian coffee. The service is impeccable . Will come back when in NYC.
As an Armenian, finding authentic, GOOD Armenian food is almost impossible outside my family's dinner tables. Almayass is spot on with nearly everything we ate, and I was channeling my grandmother the entire time. The dolma was delicious, though I normally don't use eggplant because it tends to be too soft. The tabouli was excellent without too much bulgur wheat. The Armenian salad was also refreshing, a little heavy on the dressing on both but the taste was spot on. For me, the star of the show was the mantee (we call it manta). There is a very unique, specific taste to good mantee. Having spent hours on a Sunday with my granny and great aunt stuffing tiny boats until we ran out of pans. Oh how I miss those days - and this brought all of it back. Almayass mantee truly delivers, even served dry in a small skillet. The madzoon (yogurt) sauce was perfect, and the taste brought back my childhood in spades. The meats were to. die. for. I don't know what they do, but the lamb melted in my mouth like it was butter. The chicken blew away my 16 year old picky son, and he asked how come I didn't cook like that? (Uh, good question.) The only let down was the rice pilaf. Too dry, not enough butter. But, a small price to pay for an otherwise excellent meal. Dessert was baklava bites, yummy without the syrup which tends to get too sweet for me. It's served on the side, making it easy to adjust to taste. We tried the tiny candied eggplant, which is better left on the menu that on your plate. The coffee was perfect, and the service was above and beyond. Friendly, attentive, lovely people. The place is absolutely beautiful and the warm colors make it somewhere you want to stay, and return to often. At the prices (about $280 with tax, tip for 3 of us), it may be only once or twice in a lifetime, but worth it. Granny would be happy.
This was our second visit. First was a large group for a birthday. Second time was more intimate with 3 of us catching up. The space is great. Staff very friendly. Happy hour in the bar is a great way to meet, or start the evening. I have found the food good and consistent. On our second visit, I would have liked a sommelier or manager to help navigate the wines from the Armenian/ Lebanese areas. I did not notice any management presence during our dinner. Some of the appetizer prices seemed a little high when contrasted with the entrees. A lively room, with a later starting dinner crowd.
I had high expectations given everyone’s review. This was mediocre at the very best! The Bronzino was very fishy and deserved to be sent back. The chicken entree was flavorful but dry served with awful fries and cold carrots. Our waiter made no effort to improve upon the situation. With so many great restaurants in NYC, it made me sad that we wasted money and time on this place.
FOLLOW UP: After publishing my review, I received a call within 24 hours from the owner, Mario, who apologized profusely for the experience we had. I am pleased to say we will give this place another chance. I am impressed with Mario’s integrity and It would make me so happy to report back that our Christmas experience was a fluke. Stand-by!
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