Almayass

4.6
1104 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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DP
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time. We will be back!!

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a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a delight although a pricey one. Service is fine The host accommodating. Food is wonderful. The flavors strong and distinct. We never seem to get past thr Mezze. But who would want to.

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KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant, good food, but not outstanding. Overpriced. We had the Armenian tasting menu and it was overpriced for what we had.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, we’ll come back

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H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it
Great spot for a nice night out or business or other special occasion.

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LC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone who works here was very friendly and helpful. We were seated by a friendly hostess. Then when we mentioned to our server that we eat gluten and dairy free the manager came over and went over options with us. He attended to every need during the dinner.
We were visiting from Seattle and were so impressed with the level of service. On top of that the food was absolutely amazing. I have never tasted better hummus in my life!!! Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was great but extremely expensive

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CC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely way to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Delicious food and nice atmosphere where we could easy talk and enjoy our group.

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! It's a little overpriced but worth it. I was sad that they were out of the dolma as it's one of my favorites but it was a Monday so I sort of expected it. Must have had a busy weekend. I tried the Armenian Kafta and LOVED it! So did my sister who's not a very adventurous eater! Great wine selection and definitely don't skip on the hummus!

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CB
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Spectacular food, world class kindness and service, hip vibe, beautiful ambiance.

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The chicken wasn’t done. The potatoes were greasy and hard. Waiter disinterested.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was delicious and creatively presented. I’d like to give this restaurant 6 stars! We had the “Armenian Sharing” for 2 and were impressed with every selection. Being a vegetarian, I especially loved the lentil Kafka, the eggplant dolma and subereg. My husband, a meat eater, also loved the basterma and manti as well as the vegetarian foods. The sesame sauce tgat came with the pita bread was amazing too. The waiters were exceptional and took their time explaining various foods. The meal was fresh and flavorful, and desert was heavenly. This might just be my new favorite restaurant in NYC!!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love it! Totally recommend it!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Tabouleh and kibeh nayeh did not have enough bulger in it.
Otherwise great place, atmosphere and food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from food to service was excellent! Very friendly staff. We were almost leaving when my 4 year old told them it was her older sister bday so they came back with a chocolate cake and candle singing happy bday. Very thoughtful. Will definitely come back and suggest to friends.

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H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Were seated by the door. Felt like we might as well be outside. Waiters were hard to get a hold of.

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot highly recommended

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SF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place! Simple and flavorful food. Service was a little spotty towards the end of the meal

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OS
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great. The waiter was very attentive and on point with the recommendations. The dessert was really worth the try!

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G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Almayass was a good restaurant - While our group of 8 enjoyed our dinner - the vegetarian / vegan options were limited .

The Falafel and Babaganoush were excellent - the best we have had.

The meat eaters loved their Fish and Lamb Chops as well.

The wine selection was excellent.

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming to Almayass since 2012. It is my favorite restaurant in Manhattan. Not only is the food authentic & delicious, the ambience - from the lighting, artwork, and design - makes for wonderful evenings.

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SM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The restaurant was beautiful. And the the appetizers were amazing. But the main course was unfortunately a let down. And over all for the experience it was very over priced.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday with 13 friends and had the most delicious food. We ordered a bunch of appetizers to split and each had an entree and everything was amazing. Will definitely be back!

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PB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We love the food here.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok. The salad and dessert was not that great.

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CS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The foods are very delicious and exotic. The restaurant looks beautiful.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my Armenian family to this restaurant on Friday night and we had an incredible meal!! It was such a joy to see my Armenian Father and Grandma enjoy food from our culture that they didn’t cook themselves. The food was authentic, so flavorful and fresh!! The ambiance is equally thoughtful, colorful, and so beautiful.

WE’LL BE BACK!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and food is amazing!

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CZ
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you enter you begin to see how much work went into the decor, the finishes and how they created this incredibly beautiful space that is both spacious yet intimate. The food is exceptional, the service impeccable. As my party and I were leaving the owner came over to greet us check in to see how our meal was. This was on a Saturday night. He took the time which I thought was a real kind gesture.

This place is an experience and I highly recommend it.

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ZI
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Armenian Mantee and Armenian Kefte are absolutely delicious! A must try!!

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AL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been my Birthday restaurant choice for the past two years. The pomegranate molasses chicken liver appetizer is delicious. The mixed grill was perfect and the wine recommendations were spot-on.

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j
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was amazing and the service wasgreat. The space is really nice but the furniture and art makes it look tacky and it's too bright. Other than the fake tree and weird art pieces I thought this was a great find. They can also easily accommodate larger groups.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here with my mother who is notoriously picky but we found so many options and everyThing we ordered was delicious. At one point the air conditioner came on and it got quite cold and we mentioned it to our server and it was taken care of right away. We loved our time here and I will absolutely be returning.

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AS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was skeptical on how to handle celebrating my husband's birthday at this restaurant along with our 3 year old but everyone put us at ease and they handled all of the toddler chaos calmly! We will definitely be going back!

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious! Can't wait to go back! Having tried so many different Lebanese/Armenian restaurants all over the US, this is one of the closest and most delicious that you will find. Loved every minute of it!

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MD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went back for a second time to Almayass and had THE BEST MEAL! Exceptional service by Mario and his team. Truly every morsel of food was delicious, the wait staff were personable and helpful with making suggestions and answered our questions. So happy that we came back! 5 Stars!

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IR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My meat entree was raw when asked for a medium rare. Seating arrangements were shifted last minute. All in all disappointing

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Fod was exceptional
All the appetizers where to die for don’t miss the crispy cauliflower with tahini, all the hummus where perfect
And the best is a chicken kebab with a garlic whipped butter that I would just go back for that

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JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and a warm and inviting setting. The hummus is unforgettable in texture and taste - we had the tabbouleh, fattoush and an amazing meat filled pasta that was baked so there were crispy edges which enriched the texture. Meat & fish were cooked to perfection. We ended our meal with their signature dessert and candied fruits. We were able to relax and enjoy our meal without being rushed, which is refreshing. Best Lebanese food I've had in NYC - will definitely return!

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KR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great food but pretty sterile ambiance (white table cloth, fairly empty, generic decor).

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