Bustan

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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Located in New York City's Upper West Side, Bustan serves Mediterranean cuisine in a modern, colorful atmosphere. The restaurant offers a wide range of cuisine from Southern Europe to North Africa. Bustan also caters offsite events and offers takeout for its customers� convenience.

Start out your meal at Bustan with one of the restaurant�s appetizers such as the hummus or the falafel with our homemade Taboon bread. Choose from dinner options like the Kebab Halabi or Chicken "Musakhan". Top off your experience with a dessert like the gelato or "Kisses"-baked vanilla meringue, chantilly cream, raspberry sorbet, mixed berries.

Specials

BAR HAPPY 2 HOURS

Join us AT THE BAR before your DINNER for: - $6-beer - $9- selected wine - 2 for 1 well drinks - $10- specialty cocktails Note: Our HAPPY 2 HOURS is only at bar.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 4, 2019

Ends: September 5, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 872 People Are Saying
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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding . authentic. great wine list fairly priced.

LG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Group dinner

D
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and welcoming feeling. Food was delicious

OT
New York Area
190 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Been twice recently and love the atmosphere and the food. Unfortunately, the service wasn't up to par the last time - had to ask multiple times for water, waited 15 minutes at the start for anyone to come up to us, didn't get a drink we ordered, etc. We want to love Bustan and hope the service was just an aberration because the food was outstanding.

GR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, great cocktails, friendly service. Grilled octopus and the lamb dish were superb.

LL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were very good, portions were a little small.

IZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been to the Bustan a few times. Good service, great food. Pretty much everything on the menu is done with care and taste. The appetizers and Hummus are great all main dishes are well done. I would highly recommend this great place.

EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omg! So beautiful restaurant, very good service
And the most important -the food was amazing!!!

EK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the highlights of our trip. The bread and hummus was great and the eggplant carpaccio smoky and delicious. We shared a fish and chickpea stew, baked under the same delicious bread as a main. Chocolate mousse cake was a perfect ending.

JH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and wine from Israel.

SM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While we really like Bustan and will return, there's been an erosion of value there. The low-end French wine (Cote du Rhone) that we liked is gone. The hummus bowl was our favorite and it disappeared a while ago. The grilled octopus was "improved" which resulted in lower quality and a smaller portion in our opinion. And the dips which used to come with a free serving of bread (which was and is excellent), now do not. Again, still a great place, but declining a little as far as we are concerned in terms of value.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this spot for Mediterranean food.

RD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious- there was not a dish we did not love. Highly recommend sharing a number of appetizers- so you get to taste more than one. The service was warm, friendly and attentive. Definitely return trip worthy.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slow but otherwise the food was great!

S
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting in the garden on a warm night, eating delicious food a terrific way to say goodby to summer. Falafel, hummus and bread were delicious and were the entrees of branzino, shrimp, vegetable couscous and spicy fish . Lovely food and ambiance, and our waiter was great.

f
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and good service

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall great experience

SA
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service, fun cozy vibe and yummy food !!!

a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Terrific chefs ! Would definitely
Go back.

ID
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service and ambience.

LD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great creative food! Outstanding service! Fun for a group of people. Cannot wait to go there again.

G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food was impeccable. I strongly recommend this restaurant if you want experience the Mediterranean flavor

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meal, especially the lamb kebabs

OT
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience cuisine is phenomenal!! Chef is so incredibly talented. Ambiance makes you feel like you are in Europe!! Incredible is the only way to describe Bustan!!

KS
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The flavors of all of the food are so fabulous -- all of the food is delicious!

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food is very fresh. Would definitely return for the appetizers and homemade bread. The outdoor seating is a very romantic atmosphere. The portions are a little small for the amount they are charging.

RN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One the best in NYC. Hidden gem. We have been back 2x in the last month.

IS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Mediterranean specialties
This is a wonderful restaurant with very special attention given to each party. The chicken dish is superb, moist and flavorful. The staff is gracious, professional and dining was not hurried. The music also perfectly sets the mood for the meal. Enjoy

A
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 3

Wayyyyyyyyy overpriced for middle eastern food. Was good but not worth it. Wouldn't go back just for this reason. We all left hungry.

ME
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the octopus and it was outstanding. After we had the fish stew - wow! Really great food!!

AS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A limited menu, but excellent food and good service!

CL
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved every dish!

FM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to dinner on Friday night,that is my older son and I. The bread was fantastic and they make it in their special taboos oven. Loved the roasted cauliflower appetizer also made in that oven. My son ordered the chicken dish which sat on tahini/ mango ,a delicious combination and again on this bread. However, the dish had too much bread in it and not enough chicken . I enjoyed my branzino. The service was excellent and the decor is very nicely done. A bit overpriced in my opinion but overall an enjoyable experience.

AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and wonderful service. I had the pleasure of dining at Bustan twice this week and can not wait to go back again!

UW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the vegetable couscous and I could tell that the veggies were very fresh. It was a delish wholesome meal

SW
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've ever had. So much flavor! Terrific service and a comfortable setting.

d
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Food! Great service and atmosphere! One of the best restaurants on the Upper West Side!

AK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious and creative. One of the best meals we’ve had since moving to NY 8 years ago.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was awesome and the server was attentive, relaxed, and knowledgeable about the menu - he made great suggestions when asked. We will definitely be back.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food!!!! Highly recommend

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