Bustan

4.8
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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 932 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience2

While the food and service were good, the combination of deafening thumpa thumpa music and a long, narrow room which was filled to capacity with people raising their voices to be heard over the noise made the entire experience a very unpleasant one. It was a huge relief to get out to the quiet of a New York city street. We will not go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Second time in and can’t wait to go back. Everything is just perfect. From the drinks to the food.

F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the most amazing yummy food I've had in a long time.

M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a varied menu. Our server was very helpful. Once the restaurant filled up, it was noisy and there is music which adds to the noise.

T
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the ambiance, the food and the service! It was a great place to celebrate a birthday with shared plates and entrees. Highly recommended.

A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rachel was our Server , very informative, friendly, overall great! Love the food. Great neighborhood dining

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, delicious food. Highly recommend!!

R
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, ambience, service! Outstanding. We will become regulars!

RK
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu. Everything that was ordered at my table was excellent.

LE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding quality food for the neighborhood and price point

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, excellent service. Great combinations of flavors and an extremely friendly and helpful waiter

OT
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best Bronzino on earth. Super friendly. Every single dish was perfect.

S
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the staff couldn’t be nicer and the wine selection is wonderful

HK
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious. The service is warm , welcoming and always conscientious and accommodating of our dietary needs. Fantastic staff!!
Bustan is my favorite spot on the UWS.

RO
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time and spent much more than we anticipated.

h
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The couscous impressed even my Tunisian-ancestry companion. Chraime was delicious while resisting the tendency of such a dish to be too spicy . Our waitress was very helpful and eager to assist. We had an early dinner and the place really changed from very quiet to coming alive towards the more accepted dinner time.

MB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming place, all great! Im going back for more!

w
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was very attentive, enjoyed the evening.

KK
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I have been back since they reopened and it was better than ever. Everything we got was delicious; from the Smoke & Fire cocktails, roasted cauliflower, burrata and beets, and the grilled branzino. Excellent service.

TV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

So we are regulars and after last night maybe a long time till we come back. We had a table reserved for 7:45 and when we get there they place in the back room where we sat next to a large party of over 20 ladies who had a party and let’s say the noise was loud. The staff was less then helpful And had an attitude. When I pointed out to hostess 2 other viable tables in the front she had nothing but indifference. After about 20 minutes in the party room we finally got moved to the table I pointed out. Indifference and poor attitude is unacceptable in a city filled with great resultant.

R
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is great. Ambiance very pleasant. The only 'negative' is that it is a bit pricey. Otherwise, pretty much assured of a great meal!

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I love everything about this place.
The lamb kebab is my favorite by far! But everything is soooo tasty!
It’s great for a dinner with friends, or a date, or a business meal. Just PERFECT!

MA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bustan is an ideal neighborhood restaurant--unpretentious, interesting and good food, friendly ambiance. The noise level is a problem, but there are varied seating arrangements that can mitigate it a bit. We have enjoyed our meals there.

HC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We sat outside on New Year’s eve and though their were space heaters it was a bit chilly

MR
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is a modern take on Middle Eastern/Mediterranean cuisine. Everything we ate was tasty. Highly recommend the couscous.p

NT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambiance was nice. The seating was quite cozy for our group of 6. It may be a better spot for a smaller group or for a date; however, there is more seating in back that we didn’t see. Unfortunately, our waitress was kind of rude and unpleasant. She would make suggestions and acted annoyed if we didn’t take them, but maybe she was just having a bad day. The food was very good, and my fiancé and I would consider going back just the two of us.

w
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bustan is back and better than ever!

W
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family enjoyed a festive Christmas Eve dinner on the heated garden patio. The food, atmosphere and service were all excellent.

o
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time we have been here and food was better than ever. Staff was very attentive. Ambiance was nice, but it was a little hot in the restaurant. I would highly recommend and would definitely go back again.

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I've been coming to Bustan since day 1. A few things bothered me this time. 1) when I asked the server what Arak was, she responded "if you don't know what it is, you probably wouldn't like it" - enough said 2) when did the cauliflower dish shrink to ridiculously small portion and double in price? 3) food was warm, not hot, just warm. I hope the restaurant heeds this constructive criticism

HN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food1service5ambience5

We felt the food was underwhelming. Havent been there in a while but the previous menu was better The couscous tagine needs to be spruced up

SW
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC!

h
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A most enjoyable dining experience that we look forward to doing again

g
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!

A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, everything was delicious, and the service was excellent!

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Bustan. Interesting mix of tastes. The menu is small enough to be manageable, but varied enough to stay interesting. And the bartender makes some great signature cocktails. (Dining at the bar is particularly fun. On two occasions the bartender has concocted something experimental for me.)

OT
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bustan is one of our Favorite restaurants. A cut above the rest, with innovative Mediterranean dishes, fresh ingredients, and wonderful ambience.

y
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service. we have been to bustan a few times and it was always great.

M
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s no surprise that this restaurant is rated as one of the hundred best neighborhood restaurants in New York City! It is undiscovered by most tourists and it’s quality remains super high. Care is taken with fresh ingredients, perfect seasonings, terrific preparation. We could not have been more pleased with our choice of dinners on Thanksgiving night. We will always include a dinner at Bustan when we travel to New York City!

B
Denver
113 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place--wonderfully prepared food. Interesting menu. Great service........