Almayass

4.6
1159 reviews
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Mediterranean
Almayass offers a distinguished culinary experience which consists of the infusion of authentic Lebanese cuisine with the exotic flavors of traditional Armenian dishes, to make for a very unique, one-of-a-kind type Mediterranean dining experience.

Our story began in Beirut in 1996 by the Alexandrian family, third generation Armenians, who had a passion to share and serve their culinary delights. The restaurant has since been featured in NY Times, New York Magazine, Food & Wine Magazine, LA Times and the Michelin Guide as a ‘must go’ destination for an Armenian-Lebanese dining experience.
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Sun 1:00PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 5:45PM 9:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 5:30PM - 5:45PM 9:15PM - 10:00PM
Thu - Fri 5:30PM - 5:45PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM
Sat 1:00PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 5:45PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

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SC
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, lovely atmosphere, with a noise level for adults who actually want to talk quietly!

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RT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This was a disappointing experience. High prices for mediocre quality and tiny portions. The mixed grill, along with the kibbeh and cheese borek were the high points. The other 5 mezza and dessert we ordered were not worth it.

Almayass
Responded on April 15, 2019

Dear RT33 Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. I am sorry to hear that your experience at the restaurant was not satisfactory in particular with the quality and size portions. If possible, would you please share your contact details with me at mario.arakelian@almayassnyc.c o m as I would like to follow-up with you further? Thank you very much for your time! Mario Arakelian

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DD
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night. The food and service were outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, reminded me of my grandmother food

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m
Tampa
50 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We were here three years ago and had the opportunity to return- and were very pleased again. The appetizers are large and great for sharing.

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w
New York Area
231 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Such a pretty restaurant. Romantic, calming, lovely. Wonderful food. But the service was a full out joke. Our served David was polite enough just not attentive or very interested
We had to ask more then I can count for water, a menu, to place our orders ... Every step of the way was painful. We never got water glasses refilled. The bottle of Lebanese wine that we ordered wasn't available, it was a birthday and I had to ask them in front of the birthday person where the cake I ordered was? Just so ridiculous for a not full restaurant with staff leaning against the wall and no reactions from them. It took 3 asks for our bill on which the $61.00 bottle of wine was charger $71.00. We didn't even argue it we just wanted to leave.
Btw: I made a 5:30 reservation because I wanted the 1000 point PromotIon they offered. We arrived on time. Yet they only give me 100 points. I had to call OT to get the remaining 900 points. I was told that Almayass stopped that promotion. Hu? Not to bore you, OT honored it and did give me the remaining 900 points.
Dispite the delicious meal and lovely decor we won't be back

Almayass
Responded on April 9, 2019

Dear wmw322: Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. I am sorry to hear that your experience at the restaurant was not satisfactory in particular with the service provided. If possible, would you please share your contact details with me at mario.arakelian@almayassnyc.c o m as I would like to follow up with your further? Thank you and best regards, Mario Arakelian

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BK
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, wine and service. Would highly recommend.....it was perfect from beginning to end!!!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excelent food and attentive service. We love Alymass.

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WD
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fantastic experience! We were hoping to go to a different place that had been suggested to us, but they could not accommodate our group, so we changed plans on the spot and reserved here just based on location only... I am very happy that we did. While everything we tried was excellent, the mante, dolmas and kibbe naje are outstanding. the service was top notch, and the place is really nice, I will be definitely be going back next time I'm in the city.

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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the food! I think it’s as good or better than Ilili. They also have my favorite dessert EVER! Their house dessert which is a birds nest of baklava topped with tahini floss. I only wish you could order baby lamb chops with out having to order the whole mixed grill.
Excellent Mantee, the beef dishes were excellent, the sauces that come with everything are out of this world!

Almayass
Responded on March 31, 2019

Dear Acadia: Thank you very much for your 4-star review on Opentable. We thank you for visiting us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I must say the pricing was a bit steep for falafel and other Mediterranean dishes. Also most of the food was very salty. Is the taste trying to be drowned out by hiding it in salt? Not impressed.

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AR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect and the food was exceptional as was the service!

Almayass
Responded on March 27, 2019

Dear AndreaR: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. Your comments regarding the food quality are extremely appreciated. We thank you for visiting us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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G
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I arrived early but had to sit in an uncomfortable seating arrangement. The couple next to me were shouting and talking FaceTime loudly. I wanted a quiet evening alone. Also the couple were served before me and I was there first.
The food is excellent! Best kibbee niyee since grandmas. It’s expensive but so worth it
K

Almayass
Responded on March 27, 2019

Dear Giraffey: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. Your comments have been duly noted. We thank you for visiting us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Pricey
It is expensive for what it is

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GH
London
44 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must be the best Lebanese restaurant in Manhattan. Excellent food, welcoming service, very nice surroundings. And a great selection of wines from Lebanon and region.

Almayass
Responded on March 27, 2019

Dear GaryH: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. We thank you for your glowing comments and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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N
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! The Mixed Grill for two is a wonderful value and delicious! Meats are so tender. The beef hummus appetizer is a great start! Highly recommend if you enjoy Lebanese/ Armenian/ Mediterranean food!

Almayass
Responded on March 22, 2019

Dear Nittany84: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. Your comments regarding the food quality are extremely appreciated. We thank you for visiting us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a birthday party and service was excellent. Had a fantastic dinner and overall experience.

Almayass
Responded on March 19, 2019

Dear DerekG" Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. It is extremely appreciated! Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been to Almayass many times since they opened and it is consistently excellent, great food, ambiance, and servers. One of my favorites in New York City!

Almayass
Responded on March 18, 2019

Dear Friarbri: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable as well as your continued loyalty and return visits since 2012! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great mixed meat plate, but pricey. The service and ambiance were perfect, but I couldn't hear anything from across the table as it was so loud.

Almayass
Responded on March 10, 2019

Dear OpenTable Diner: Thank you very much for your 4-star review on Opentable. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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V
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous!! Loved it

Almayass
Responded on March 10, 2019

Dear Vivian: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. It is extremely appreciated! Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious hummus, we love their shawarmas and lentil kaftas and more... Enjoying every minute each time we come. Just regretting the freezing cold in the bathrooms

Almayass
Responded on March 7, 2019

Dear metrrey: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. It is extremely appreciated! Your comment regarding the temperature in the bathroom has been duly noted. Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Booked 7:30 reservation. Restaurant was supposed to be open until 10:30 (could even book a 10pm reservation). By 9:30pm they stopped serving drinks and began closing the restaurant, rushing us out. Had to go across the street to Cosme to get dessert and a drink at 9:30.

Food was good though.

Almayass
Responded on March 7, 2019

Dear OpenTable Diner: Thank you very much for taking the time to share your constructive feedback with us. I am sorry to hear that your experience at the restaurant was not satisfactory and in particular with the decision to stop serving drinks at 930PM while simultaneously making you and your guest feel rushed. Would you please share your contact details with me at mario.arakelian@almayassnyc.c o m as I would like to follow-up with you further? Thank you for your time, Mario Arakelian

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AD
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

, Food was fresh and very tasty. Love the hummus with pine nuts ,tabbouleh, tzatziki, and chicken
taouk with the wonderful garlic whip. Service was attentive . Portions are a nice size and a good value.

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OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and authentic Armenian cuisine.. definently we will come back.

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HD
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best Armenian food anywhere on the East Coast! Authentic, fresh, well made, excellent ingredients, very well prepared. Excellent service. Full menu. Wonderful choices at bar. only thing is it is VERY expensive. For two people having a normal dinner, it was over $210.

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BH
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Almayaas at least over 30 times and every time it is a unique experience. The food is always consistently superb. The staff is always friendly and professional. Without any exaggeration, I recommend every item on the menu.

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YK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here with a large party for dinner on Saturday. It was quiet starting out, but got louder as it got later. The service was attentive and had recommendations, which was great since it was our first time. A couple of our orders were messed up, but the server took responsibility and handled it gracefully. Overall, I'm pleased with the service. The food was amazing, we ordered 6 appetizers and hummus and shared them. We also split an entree and dessert between two and it was the perfect amount of food. It's a bit pricey for me, but I would definitely come back for special occasions!

Almayass
Responded on February 28, 2019

Dear YuraK Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. It is extremely appreciated! Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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P
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and great service.

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CB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the world -- not merely in Manhattan. It has spectacular Armenian cuisine, beautiful ambiance, a great wine list and bar, and the nicest people on the planet seem to work there. I love bringing friends and business associates to Almayass and introducing them to the place. Also? It was where I wrote the opening to my novel, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT.

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Responded on February 28, 2019

Dear ChrisBohjalian: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. Your loyalty and friendship to Almayass are extremely appreciated! Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food... unexpected menu, delightful ambiance... a real find in this neighborhood.

Almayass
Responded on February 23, 2019

Dear OpenTable Diner: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. It is extremely appreciated! Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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DH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a group of 12 and it went very smoothly. Very happy with the food, th service and the overall experience. Highly recommend.

Almayass
Responded on February 20, 2019

Dear Declan! Thank you for your 5-star review on Opentable. Your continued loyalty to the restaurant is very much appreciated! Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended.. food and service are exceptional..

Almayass
Responded on February 18, 2019

Dear OpenTable Diner: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. It is extremely appreciated! Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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RT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great staff...but don't forget your credit card. This place is Michelin star rated.

Almayass
Responded on February 19, 2019

Dear OpenTable Diner: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. It is extremely appreciated! Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The space is beautiful, the food is great and the service impeccable!

Almayass
Responded on February 19, 2019

Dear Tina: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. It is extremely appreciated! Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, want to try more on the menu. a little expensive.

Almayass
Responded on February 20, 2019

Dear sheetalg: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. It is extremely appreciated! Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really amazing meal with great service. Thank you.

Almayass
Responded on February 17, 2019

Dear OpenTable Diner: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. It is extremely appreciated! Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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HR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Almayass grabbed us as soon as we walked in the door. It's charming and artsy and rustic and totally inviting. Our server greeted us with a series of recommendations and we took most of them. It was a great choice - the food was uniformly delicious.

Almayass
Responded on February 18, 2019

Dear HillaryR: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. It is extremely appreciated! Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall I like the authentic food. I highly recommend this place for good Falafel and Hummus fans.

Almayass
Responded on February 16, 2019

Dear OpenTable Diner: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. It is extremely appreciated! Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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T
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Almyass is always a great treat. I have been there several times, and the food and service is consistently outstanding. The food is very fresh, beautifully prepared, with both classic dishes and wide variety. The service is gracious and friendly without any touch of being overbearing. The ambience is very enjoyable and energetic without being overly loud and unpleasant. I highly recommend it.

Almayass
Responded on February 16, 2019

Dear Traveler: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. It is extremely appreciated! Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food with fresh products.
Good and friendly service.
Was on Sunday evening. Quiet atmosphere, what a pleasure!

Almayass
Responded on February 12, 2019

Dear JacquesH: Thank you very much for your 5-star review on Opentable. It is extremely appreciated! Warm regards, Mario Arakelian

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