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Bustan, New York, NY

Bustan

4.7
4.7
1015 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Israeli, Greek

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 595-5050

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eli Buli

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available

  • Private party contact

    Jose Paulo Cortes: (212) 595-5050

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    Between 83rd and 84th St

  • Parking details

    Meter parking available

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,015 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Mediterranean

  • Manhattan

    Mediterranean

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  1. SA

    SandyA

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Food was delicious. Our waitress was amazing. Attentive but not pushy. Will definitely go back. Loved our corner booth!!!
  2. j

    jillw

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As one woman who was eating there remarked” I come over from the Eastside to eat here!!!” The food is fresh, right out of the “Bustan” with surprising and interesting flavors. There wasn’t an order that we didn’t love… from the spicy feta to the sampling cake. Wonderful for an every night to a special occasion! This restaurant is now on my “favorites “ list.
  3. C

    Charlotte59

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The three of us looked forward to dining at Bustan because of the interesting menu. We were absolutely delighted with our experience! We ordered several small plates and the 700F cabbage (who wouldn't with that name?) to start. Delicious! We each ordered a large plate, and they were all fantastic. The service was excellent - attentive yet restrained. We will return again and again.
  4. y

    yarone

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great evening
  5. ZS

    ZacharyS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We waited 45 minutes ... for our hummus appetizer.
  6. DS

    DannySD89

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Israeli restaurants around. The dishes are very unique. Consistently excellent. It has a nice indoor/outdoor garden area with a retractable roof and heaters. Highly recommend!
  7. Y

    Yenrotta99

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great upper west side location. Lucky to sit outside in the garden on a beautiful evening. Everything we ate was delicious -- Taboon bread, eggplant, tuna, falafel. For the large plates we had the branzino and lamb kebab. Both dishes are served with tented bread, which was so delicious (as were the actual entrees!) Highly recommended.
  8. C

    Clau

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. So friendly people. We came back..
  9. CW

    ChrisW

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    What an unexpected surprise! The food was outstanding, service was timely and attentive, wine list was solid. We had a great meal. Our only complaint is that they shut down the kitchen at 9pm and our 830 seating time left us alone in the restaurant at 930/10pm -- on a Saturday night!
  10. JK

    JuliaK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like it a lot! Food was delicious and exceeded our expectation!
  11. s

    stephene

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time with a discerning crowd -- two Israelis! The food was excellent and we could easily hear each other speak, a rare thing in NYC.
  12. E

    Enjoygoodfood

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing. It was a very busy time for the restaurant, and we sat outside. Will definitely come back.
  13. CB

    CindyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, waiter was friendly and food was fast, listened to my food allergy so I could enjoy meal!
  14. MF

    MargaretF

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really excellent and unique food - our favorite was the octopus. The service was very courteous and personable. We will definitely be back!
  15. m

    merryeats

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The garden out back is lovely. Our group shared lots of appetizers, breads and spreads and one of each of the deserts! Food is terrific.
  16. L

    Lns2cents

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved Bustan! The food, service and ambiance were all outstanding. We ate outdoors in the rear patio area which was like a little Paradise. Do yourself a favor and dine in this gem of a restaurant.
  17. RS

    RobS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the back outdoor area is quiet and had very nice ambience. We started with Taboon Bread and Hummus and had a Fish Kebab special appetizer. All good, the bread and hummus were really exceptional. The main courses, a Kebab Halabi and Chicken Musakhan were also well above average. I highly recommend this restaurant! Healthy too.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with superb flavor
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was excellent
  20. NJ

    NoraJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic; they were so accommodating when I had gotten the time wrong. Sat at a table on the front sidewalk which was a bit smelly but otherwise wonderful. Have already recommended this to lots of New York friends.
  21. LT

    LeanaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time in this restaurant and we loved it!!!! The food was excellent , the service excellent, the shef came to the table and made great recommendations and when we couldn’t decide between two appetizers and ordered one he sent other one anyway as a compliment. Very pleasant atmosphere, reasonable prices. We’re definitely will be back. Thank you Alik
  22. a

    alvinmc67

    New York Area

    137 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The hostess and waitress were pleasant and efficient. The decor is very attractive. I was a bit disappointed by the food. The lamb kabob was ground lamb, not cubed. The brazzini was quite good. The preparation was spicy with jalapeño which I enyoyed. The cauliflower appetizer is very good, but the egg plant carpaccio was a little too soupy.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday. The food was delicious and the staff was outstanding. Overall a great experience and will be back. Happy they are still part of the community I live in on the upper west side Manhattan.
  24. SD

    ScarsdaleDiner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious ... loved every bite. The waiters were too quick trying to bus the table ..... we were not done with food
  25. k

    krx95

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The dough on our fish dish was raw and uncooked—it had barely been baked
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food is delicious & fresh. The wait staff need better training.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service (Taylor D.) was impeccable! Highly recommend!
  28. CB

    CharlesB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the Moroccan Beets appetizer, the Moroccan Fish and Lamb Kebab entrees and the Chocolate Mousse dessert. All the dishes had exquisite flavors that we thoroughly enjoyed. The service was friendly, informative and prompt. We dined in the back patio which was quiet and relaxing despite the many customers there. Overall a great dining experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Not the best
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    130 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was great....we had the cabbage, moroccan fish and the lamb - all outstanding....our waitress was knowlegeable and accommodating...it was a great dinner overall...will return.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We picked this place based on the food choices and because we were going to see a play. It was truly wonderful. You could eat the bread and hummus alone and be happy. The couscous was good, the salad was exceptional.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything delicious. Great hummus. Great produce.
  33. AL

    AntoineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I liked everything I ate at Bustan, the octopus as starter and the moroccan fish covered with bread as main course, and the semolina cake as a dessert. The service is friendly too. It is on my list of restaurants to go back to.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Charged quite a lot for bread. Wine portion small
  35. LM

    LisaMaria

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service here are always outstanding. The noise level in the main restaurant is unfortunately quite high as in most places, but their patio outback is lovely and a little quieter, especially when the rooftop is pulled back. Love the lamb dish baked in bread, amazing; this time had apps, cauliflower and the buratta, so yummy! Danny was top notch, as was his protege in training.
  36. l

    lutz

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bustan is superb --- great food, ambiance and service!!
  37. PK

    PennyK

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    First timers at Bustan, we enjoyed a delicious meal. The service was excellent. We started by sharing an order of mouthwatering taboon bread that had just come out of the oven with an assortment of olives. The entrees were beautifully presented: A whole dorade served with watercress salad, roasted Potato and tatbila Sauce; and the Moroccan fish: filet of branzino in spicy tomato sauce, chickpeas, cilantro, and tahini baked in a bread dome (the bread dome was a brand new experience). All we can say is that Bustan is an UWS keeper.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I was shocked I couldn’t order a Virgin Mary. They had no Interesting non alcoholic drinks. Our male waiter didn’t know too much… Won’t go there again !
  39. P

    Princiee

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is amazing. Sam and Kate took such great care of us. Will definitely be returning!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    DELICIOUS! Can’t wait to return.

FAQs

Bustan does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Bustan also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 595-5050.

Bustan is rated 4.7 stars by 1015 OpenTable diners.

Bustan does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Bustan

487 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 83rd and 84th St

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Israeli, Greek

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Meter parking available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eli Buli

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 595-5050

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available

  • Private party contact

    Jose Paulo Cortes: (212) 595-5050

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