Bustan

4.7
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917 Reviews
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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

ISRAELI HAPPY HOUR (5pm-6pm)

EVERY EVENING @ BUSTAN
(5PM-6PM)
HUMMUS+ARAK+BEER $18

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 27, 2020

Ends: January 28, 2119

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-6:00PM

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 917 People Are Saying
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h
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
38 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
8 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
6 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
111 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

l
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal, great service, beautiful evening.

ES
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had post show dinner at Bustan , even though it was a bit out of our way to get there . Totally worth it ! The food was amazing ! We literally licked our plates ! I personally was very impressed at the options of Israeli wines : low in sulfates , no headache , didn’t get me drunk at all ! Perfect ! The service was great too, very friendly and good humored . We had tuna as appetizer , Israeli salad ( yumm) , octopus and broiled bass . All was exceptional . Will definitely come back !

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding, with a very original menu, within the Mediterranean cuisine segment. I had a fish covered with bread that was delicious. The service was really excellent. They offer a very original and great tasting beer from Israel.
Ambience is very nice with a music level that allowed easy conversation within our party.

JC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing dinner loved it. great food great service great vibes

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit, after 3 years, for a date night. It was as delicious as we remembered! Highly recommend the lamb and the filet mignon for entrees- best filet we’ve had in a long time! Also must get the taboon with hummus and tzaziki to start. We were in a rush to catch a movie and the staff was very conscientious and helpful, but didn’t rush us! Love this place! Now one of our favorites on the UWS, so glad it’s still around; we will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance!

d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Bustan. I dined here for the first time a 2 months ago and I have been dying to come back ever since. Everything was outstanding. The ambiance is great, the food is so absolutely delicious, and the service is excellent. The spicy feta is a MUST. I will certainly be back again to try the other menu items.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The mattress D was rude and asked us to hurry up so they could turn the table for the next reservation.

LO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so excellent. Servants are charming.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience

KT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence meal. Appetizers were so tasty. The chicken dish was a 10+, very moist and flavorful.
Wait or and staff professional.
My only suggestion is to have pillows for the bench/chairs against the wall as end up being much lower than person sitting in the chair.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious and amazing service!

BR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the food and the place. A tad too noisy, but that’s because I was trying to catch-up with long friends and it wasn’t easy to talk over the ambiance

MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and inventive. Very clean tasting and fresh vegetables; wonderful bread, pleasant staff.
Loud, but: I’m old.

X
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food. Atmosphere quite energetic. Beautiful decor, good service. Expensive.