About Almayass

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.

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 New York Times, New York Magazine, Food & Wine Magazine, Los Angeles Times and many other international publications as a ‘must go’ destination for an Armenian-Lebanese dining experience. In recent years, Almayass has expanded in the Middle East with locations in Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait City, Doha at The Pearl and Dubai, Downtown.

Our inviting location in New York City’s bustling Flatiron district boasts a large dining room as well as a separate bar and lounge area. Reservations are highly recommended.

24 East 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Lebanese, Middle Eastern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Broadway and Park Avenue South

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 473-3100

Website:
http://almayassnyc.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Two Public Lots adjacent to the restaurant

Public Transit:
4, 5, 6, N, R or L to 14th Street Union Square or 6 to 23rd Street at Park Avenue

Executive Chef:
Varak Alexandrian

Additional:
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.

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Details
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

Private Dining

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (28)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
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Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Business Meals (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Romantic (13)
Healthy (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Cozy (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Tapas (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Spicy (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Casual (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vegan (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great place
Always good to be there
Good food good service
And decent wine list

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great. Only very cold way back where we sat.
Friendly staff.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Food, service and ambiance impeccable. You can actually have a conversation during dinner.

Mario and staff greet regulars like family.

Highly, highly recommend.

Helena Diamant Glass

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was courteous when addressing the table however for food of this caliber with find dinning prices I expected far more attention during my meal forgotten apps , forgetting water leaving dirty dishes o. Table for too long took away what should’ve been better occasion.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The bill was high for a mediocre meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious food and lovely staff who was helpful with menu. Great service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Always wonderful... the food and the service! One of our favorite places in the city!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Absolutely the best in Mediterranean and middle eastern food!! Mante must be tried as well as the Subereg!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very good food, great service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our seats were essentially in the water station

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious food, great service. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fabulous as always. Best Mediterranean food in the city. They also make the best Manhattan in Manhattan.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food gives you anexplosion of freshness, herbs und so many different tastes.
Awesome.
Special thanks to GM Mario to make my day (50th birthday) with my friend§ so special.
Must do on the List in nyc.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent Middle Eastern food with many authentic specialities; portions could be shared so this a great place for family style dining. I particularly recommend lamb dishes.
Very friendly and attentive service; there is reasonable space between tables so you could enjoy a quiet conversation with people at your table.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was delicious and the portions were perfect for sharing. The server also didn't push us to order too much which was appreciated.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Fantastic Armenian cuisine, full of spices and herbs, fresh, creative, with good surprises.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Best Lebanese food experience in town. And it not just the food its everything else too.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This restaurant has it all. The atmosphere and ambiance were elegant, romantic and low key. The food was amazing and very well priced and our waiter, Oscar, was friendly helpful and extremely attentive. We really could not ask for more.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

An extremely beautiful and well maintained space, hospitable and warm staff serving exceptionally good food and wine! What else can one ask for?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Really impressed by this restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We’ll be back soon with friends and family to share amazing dishes!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fantastic place, happy on service, food quality, etc

Only a bit noisy if the restaurant is full, but then again any restaurant that is full is bound to be noisy....

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Good for Groups, Vegan
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

This was my second visit. This time around the service was not as great. One of our apps came really late - with the entree. The glasses were unclean and had to he changed. The food is very good, as is the ambience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A wonderful Armenian gem in the heart of Manhattan. Delicious Armenian cuisine in a comfortable and inviting setting with ample lighting, seating and decor. I would highly recommend this venue for a special occasion (as we were there to celebrate our parent's anniversary) or just to try Armenian delicacies. Their service was very good and hospitable. We took our time and never felt rushed to leave. An overall positive experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Hot Spot, Tapas, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

What a wonderful experience, it was like going to a friend's house for dinner, from the moment we arrived at the moment we left, we couldn't stop smiling. The service was charming, adequate and swift. The decor and the environment were classy but not intimidating, it allowed conversations and evoked the warm surrounding of a middle eastern family meal. The food was flawless, it was a feast for the eyes involved in familiar aromas made with fresh ingredients. You could easily taste every single herb, spice and condiment. We rapidly devoured the cold mezze trying a little bit of everything, still managed to clear both the mains and indulged in homemade desserts. About the mains, we loved the presentation and the charred taste of the meat straight out of the grill. The desserts were quite special, they had the looks of a Michelin starred restaurant but evoked the sweet warmth that only grandmas can prepare. Overall, this was one of our favourite moments in NYC, we can only congratulate the Restaurant Manager Mario and recommend it to anyone looking for a flawless meal in a cosy surrounding, great for any purpose.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Tapas, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was terrific. Service very good. Pricey but portions are large. Our entrees were delayed a bit but the manager apologized and brought us an additional appetizer on the house. Would recommend this restaurant.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We ordered a half dozen apps and a half dozen entrees to share... all were flavorful and well presented. Extensive wine list includes many from Armenia and Lebanon, which were fun to try and quite enjoyable. Service was professional and attentive without being overbearing. Especially like the abundance of large round tables which are great for big parties... we had 7 people and could all converse easily. Decor is gorgeous, with fun and interesting art and sculpture. A find!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

A lovely restaurant, comfortable seating with well spaced tables. Outstanding service by people who want you to taste the best they have to offer. Delicious flavors infuse each dish and everything we ordered was great. This Lebanese restaurant is by far the best we've tried in NYC. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Slow service. Food took a long time to come out and seemed to have no sense of pacing. Some dishes were very good. A few were tasteless and inedible.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I had high expectations given the menu. I just think there are better choices in New York for Lebanese/Armenian food.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Hands down the best Lebanese I've had in NYC. The lamb was fantastic and chicken was even better. And they had this kinda...air puffed garlic butter? I would put that on everything. ANYTHING. So amazing. Also they have a few local Lebanese beers that are definitely worth trying.

Finally the service: Everyone came over to check. The waiters. The busboys. The manager. Everyone. Just checking in and making sure we had everything we needed the whole way. My water never made it to the halfway point once during the meal.

Strong strong recommend.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing (as always)!
Almayass never disappoints. Not just with the delicious food, but with the exceptional service. Thank you for yet another great dining experience!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Consistently excellent!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Very nice and welcoming staff. The food is always tasty and it is a great place for sharing food. It can get loud but it is always good.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent tasking menu. I grew up on authentic Armenian home cooked meals and this hits the spot!! Do not miss Al Mayass. The eclectic art and ambiance are very cool. The waiters are very accommodating and respectful. Entertained a vegetarian client and we both loved it. I will definitely be back again and again.

Tags: Spicy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Excellent food in a beautiful setting with fantastic service. Loved the experience.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

I recently returned to Almayass for dinner. It was truly excellent - the food is wonderful, varied, and fresh and the service attentive and gracious. It is certainly in the top rank of "Middle Eastern" food I have had in the U.S. The lightness, freshness, flavors, and preparation all stand out. I will definitely return and certainly highly recommend it

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This place is excellent! The food is incredibly delicious and authentic. I am half Armenian and grew up with an Armenian mother and grandmother, and this food reminded me of home. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Make a res for sure. Will absolutely come back soon with friends!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Extremely good ambience. Very good food. Warm and hospitable staff. An excellent experience.

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Best choice ever! Everythig was good! I really loved the mezze choice and also the hummus meat!

Tags: Authentic
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