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About L'ybane

A refined restaurant with Mediterranean flavors in the Big Apple. If you are missing Mediterranean cooking and a romantic atmosphere, ever rarer in a great metropolis such as NY, L'Ybane New York is the ideal place where you can find them again.
Soft deep tones and candlelight will cunningly embrace you in a classy ambience, and the flavorsome Mediterranean cuisine will take you on a trip away from the usual US prepackaged taste sensations. Welcome to L'Ybane New York ...

709 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10065
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Daily: Noon - 2:00am
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday Noon to 3 pm

Cross Street:
West 45th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 582-2012

Website:
http://www.lybanenyc.com/

Parking Details:
A, C & E trains to 42nd Street/Port Authority.

Additional:
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

L'ybane Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.8

ambience

3.6

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good for a Date (5)
Authentic (4)
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Good for Groups (4)
Tapas (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Really fun, great date spot. Was looking forward to coming here more than my date!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Made reservations for NYE, and we showed up to the place only to be told that they have a private function and we’re not serving dinner. We made reservations a week in advance and no one even bothered to contact us to update us on changed plan for the evening. Very disappointing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Dinner was overall fine with the exception of the lamb kabob which was a bit chewy and tough. The restaurant is a reasonable choice for a pre-theatre meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Came here before going to a show and loved the food and sangria. I will definitely be back

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent value, good menu. Perfect for going to a show. Service was good. Pretty good wine list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

If you like Mediterranean, you will like this restaurant. Not crowded when we went for dinner, but we had good food at a low/reasonable price. This place should be crowded.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Some appetizer portions were small for the price like the shrimp beignets-steak was very good &juicy

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This was my first time here and I will definitely go again. The food was very good, the service excellent, and the price very reasonable.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great location for pre-theater meal. Great food for sharing. Quick service. Walked to theater in 3 minutes.

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

Fun lunch with 5 friends who meet twice a year. Food was delicious - we shared everything and enjoyed it all, from appetizers to main plates to desserts. Waitress was new, so manager helped out. Manager is smart, welcoming and very personable. Waitress was very sweet, just needs a little experience. Great place for pre- or post-theatre, a romantic dinner, or a group event!

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

We didn’t expect the open mike and the to need to be quiet and listen, but the singers were Broadway quality so once we got over the shock, it was a fun night. Delicious food

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Very good mezze dishes. A real find for a quiet pre-theatre meal and an interesting wine list.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is one of my go to restaurants in NYC. The food is reliably excellent and the service outstanding. It is in a great location for the theater. I get the hummus every time -- it is exceptional.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was outstanding, wine reasonably priced. Waitstaff was very pleasant and our waiter had great suggestions on pairing the various small plates into a meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

While the food was tasty, it was decidedly overpriced. Meeting friends for pre-theater dinner, we decided on the L'Royal selection of 10 "small plate" appetizers for four. Some of the selections, such Tzatziki, were ample portions, however, others were rather skimpy [stuffed grape leaves]. Overall, at $25 per person, it was overpriced and not value for money. In addition, the service was inconsistent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was decent to good- I've had better fallafels but they were'nt bad. Fully stocked bar. Good for casual dining and quiet conversation.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

When we arrived at the time of the reservation, they were closed. Luckily we found a place on the next block that could accommodate our group.

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

The food was very tasty. Service s but slow but they were nice.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Location was convenient to theater, but it is not a French restaurant. It is a burger place with middle eastern appetizers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I like this place because it’s consistent and the food is good. I always feel satisfied. That is a good use of calories.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This place was a quiet respite from frantic 8th Ave. The food was good, better than expected given the bar at street entrance.
We both ordered the Mediterranean plate and split the fattoush salad. There was enough food and variety on the plate, falafel, hummus, merguez, hot eggplant dish. We didn't hang out long as we had show tickets.
I might return again for a pre-theatre quick meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Service was slow and the house music was really obnoxious. The food was tasty though.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food, nice menu, staff was minimal and therefore unable to be sufficiently attentive.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The appetizers were outstanding, especially the mousaka. The entrees were very good (and they had great specials that included a glass of wine) except for the mussels which were small, dry and tasteless. I would definitely go back but I'd never order the mussels again.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was delicious! One of the best I've experience in NYC... Service was very good with an attentive waiter. I will definitely go back again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Love this restaurant . Venue great. Food delicious. Service terrific

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The place looked dreary and old looking. The food was way overpriced for meat and salad with no sides or vegetables to go with it. The drinks were overpriced. I was disappointed with the meals and lack of ambiance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent dinner before show. Food was very good. Service was good. The background music they play was good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Interesting atmosphere but similar to other Mediterranean places. The food was good with a nice mix of meat and vegetarian. Wine was the usual price for places in NYC. Nice that it is close to the theater district.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We only had appetizers/tapas and wine, and all were quite good, but...the white wine was not terribly cold, and that's a big minus for me. And speaking of temperature, the restaurant had its AC going, but doors/windows were wide open. We left sooner than we might have because it was just too warm. I'd certainly try the place again, but I guess I'll have to wait until cooler weather.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great place for dinner before a Broadway show! All of the food was very good - greek tzatziki, lamb skewers, and the tart to end it all! Great service as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food and nice service pleasant dining experience will be back

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We had the tapas and everything we wanted was made to perfection! It was just enough food, we ordered 4 tapas plates for 2 people and we weren't overly stuffed we were pleasantly full and we saved room for dessert which was such a blessing! The dessert was simply amazing we ordered the creme brûlée with the almond tarte and I still have dreams of both. The Coffee was also note worthy! We went to this restaurant on a whim and we are so happy we did! Did not disappoint exactly what we were looking for.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 9, 2017

It's a depressing place with seemingly canned food. The mixed drink was half decent, otherwise please skip this place. There's a reason it's empty while all the restaurants around it are packed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The restaurant was empty at lunch time, and so my friend and I had an easy time conversing. The lunch menu could have been more varied, but the food we ordered was very good. I recommend the mixed grill and would request only lamb although that is my taste. On the other hand, my friend's burger had too much lamb for her taste. The creme brule was out of this world as was the iced tea. A funky place well located for theater goers. Service was very friendly yet inattentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Foood was very good but the service was terrible. Wait staff seemed to have many jobs. Took forever for our food to arrive and the restaurant was not even busy. Decor needed updating and cleaning. Too bad since was a convenient location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Very good food. Quick service. Very unique menu. Excellent cocktails.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We really enjoyed our quiet early Wednesday evening dinner at L'ybane. It was close to our hotel and had good recommendations on OpenTable. We were not disappointed. Because we were new to the restaurant we ordered the 10 appetizer sampler for two. There was a great variety of small plates, with more than enough for two for dinner. More pita was promptly provided upon request. The service was attentive without being overbearing - excellent explanations were provided about each of the ten items. All were vegetarian (not sure if vegan). The Moussaka was outstanding as was the Laban (sp?) (first time ordering). A small area of outdoor/nearly outdoor seating was available, but we sat in the air conditioning near the back. Very comfortable and cozy.

Tags: Cozy, Vegan, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

We walked out and did not eat here. Were unhappy with the general vibe and atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We went here for a pre-theatre dinner and were very pleased. Food and service were very good and the interior was pleasant. Very well located for the theatre.

Tags: Vegan, Tapas, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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