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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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

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (29)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
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Special Occasion (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Healthy (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Romantic (15)
Business Meals (14)
Great for Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Cozy (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Tapas (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Spicy (6)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great atmosphere and decor. Service was excellent even though my meal was a little lacking. My companions loved their food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The restaurant was not crowded when I was there--if full it would be noisier. The quality of the food is very high, and there is good value for money. There were four of us, and we ordered a mezze plate and a plate of grilled meats. This was enough.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Just ok. Staff was not good. Food was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Second visit. The food was fine, though it was better the first time. Prices are a bit steep. Price > Value.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Wow, an authentic Armenian restaurant in New York City! The food is absolutely terrific , as is the elegant decor and interesting wine and beer list. The garlic cream with the chicken is amazing, as is the lamb and the beets. Try the wine from Armenia - you won't be disappointed. I am definitely coming back.

Tags: Spicy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Very small appetizer portions and high prices for them. Overall, too expensive. Meat dish was dry. Lovely space, though, and pleasant service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent food, nice interior.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Excellent preparation and presentation-the portions are generous and cooked to perfection. the service was also top notch. A real local gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The service provided by Fahed and service staff was excellent. Restaurant decor was beautiful. Food was very good. Great idea to order sampling if this fare is new for you. Definitely going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Service was excellent and food was delicious! We would definitely return!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Food and ambiance were great, and service outstanding. Definitely a great spot. We went during restaurant week, and the options were very good - totally worth ordering.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Excellent food! Would definitely go again and invite friends!!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Second time in a week and it was another fabulous meal. Our hosts were gracious and attentive. Service was excellent. The food is great, from the lentil soup through to the delicious desserts.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had very pleasant experience. Good ambiance, good services, and good food. From my interaction with the restaurant's manager who is part of owner's family I got to know a little bit more about the restaurant. What impressed me most is the family takes high pride on their business, and try their best to improve overall customer experiences.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was very good and tasty. The service was a little spotty. They weren't on top of refilling the water glasses. Entrees came out before appetizer plates were removed. However , having said that the experience was enjoyable and they did bring a couple of desserts to the table gratis.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Still the best option in town for Lebanese and Armenian cuisine. You will be wowed by everything from food to the overall experience. Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Terrific ambiance and great food.
We also had a wonderful Lebanese wine that was reasonably priced.
The Hummus with beef and pine nuts is a good to share appetizer.
The mixed grill was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The food was good but not so good that I would make a special effort to go back. The ambiance is a bit on the sterile side but overall nice. The service was fine but very average. Good to try but not a favorite.

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

This was the third time I've had a meal at Almayass, and with the same friend. The first time we ate there a couple of years ago, we had a smashing meal -- everything we ordered, whether appetizers or main courses, was flavorful, sparkling fresh, and interesting. This time, everything was lackluster: salads overdressed with too much lemon; the hummus was flat. The cheese appetizers were good. The branzino was overcooked and the spinach vegetarian main had very little flavor at all. The dessert tasted like pancakes that had been cooked an hour before and were served at room temperature. The service started out fine, but when it was time for dessert no one asked if we wanted coffee or tea. It's pretty sad to say that the highest compliment was that our water glasses were filled without our having to ask. Also, the noise level became unbearable as the evening wore on. Since this didn't seem to bother anyone else, and the restaurant was quite full, I concede that my friend and I are in the minority. In any case, we will not be returning.

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