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Al Bustan, New York, NY

Al Bustan

4.0
4
349 Reviews
$31 to $50
Lebanese
Savory Lebanese cuisine served in a sophisticated atmosphere that captures the essence of Beirut's past as the Paris of the Middle East

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 759-5933
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Elias Ghafary
  • Catering
    Al Bustan's food may be delivered to your home or office. Our catering team will assist you in the preparation of tailor-made menus for private parties.
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant is available for your next event.
  • Private party contact
    Elias Ghafary: (212) 759-5933
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Cross street
    Between 1st and 2nd Avenues
  • Parking details
    Parking Details Up to 3 hours $10 with validation
  • Public transit
    E & V trains to 53rd Street.
  • Entertainment
    Saturday Nights 11pm - 3am at Al Bustan. Live entertainment, Belly Dancer,Hookah and Drink Specials. Prix fixe menu: Mezze of assorted appetizers, Main Coarse, and Dessert $45 Per Person.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 349 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 0.7Value

NoiseModerate

349 Reviews
  1. Rich

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We booked at Al Bustan based on reviews we read, the restaurant did not live up to our expectations. While the food was good the ambience left a lot to be desired and the service was quite strange. We did enjoy the food but we thought it was rather expensive for what we ordered. I will not be going back to Al Bustan.

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  2. Foodie123

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there on a Sat night and I think it caters more to a business crowd, so it was very quiet, which we liked. Food was delicious and waiter very nice. Good vegetarian options.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Lebanese cuisine, best in NYC and possibly the country.

    1 person found this helpful

  4. JoshF

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    One of the worst meals I’ve ever had. The restaurant was empty, we were literally the only people seated. Bar was closed and the service was terrible. The food was old and wilted.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very authentic Lebanese food. Their nammoura (dessert) is to die for!!

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  6. KatraH

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Al Bustan is delicious authentic Lebanese cuisine. Extremely fresh ingredients that feels indulgent and healthy at the same time. My half-Lebanese husband had the best birthday meal here and I highly recommend it to everyone.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great place to eat, nice service and great food.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Cuisine not up to standard of Lebanese restaurants we have dined at in other countries. To get attentive service here it seems you need to be acquainted with the staff.

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  9. AmaniR

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Lebanese food! Everything we ordered was cooked/made to perfection! Amazing desert collection and menu selections. The staff members were fast and courteous.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    classy service. the food was fantastic and I would recommend for sure.

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FAQs

Al Bustan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 759-5933.

Al Bustan is rated 4 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Al Bustan

319 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 1st and 2nd Avenues
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking Details Up to 3 hours $10 with validation
  • Public transit
    E & V trains to 53rd Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Elias Ghafary
  • Entertainment
    Saturday Nights 11pm - 3am at Al Bustan. Live entertainment, Belly Dancer,Hookah and Drink Specials. Prix fixe menu: Mezze of assorted appetizers, Main Coarse, and Dessert $45 Per Person.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 759-5933
  • Catering
    Al Bustan's food may be delivered to your home or office. Our catering team will assist you in the preparation of tailor-made menus for private parties.
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant is available for your next event.
  • Private party contact
    Elias Ghafary: (212) 759-5933
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