Bustan

4.7
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895 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

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 895 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OT
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
101 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
3 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
6 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
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything we had. We will be going back soon.

OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was my first time at Bustan. The place is small but comfortable, nicely decorated. The food was surprisingly good, and very fresh. The service was excellent and the staff very pleasant. I would definitely return and recommend this restaurant to others.

LS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and great food! A real treat! I would definitely go again!

ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding . authentic. great wine list fairly priced.

LG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Group dinner

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and welcoming feeling. Food was delicious

OT
New York Area
196 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

LL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

IZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and wine from Israel.

SM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this spot for Mediterranean food.

RD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

S
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
23 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall great experience

SA
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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