Bustan

4.7
835 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

SUMMER PRIX FIXE

While Summer last ENJOY IT EVERYDAY-choose our "SUMMER PRIX FIXE " MENU!
I hope you have BUSTAN on your bucket list for SUMMER TIME!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 2, 2019

Ends: September 1, 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 5:00PM-10:00PM

BAR HAPPY 2 HOURS

Join us for:
- $6-beer
- $9- selected wine
- 2 for 1 well drinks
- $10- specialty cocktails

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 1, 2019

Ends: September 1, 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 5:00PM-7:00PM
Sat 5:00PM-7:00PM

What 835 People Are Saying
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AK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food!!!! Highly recommend

KK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. We have brought many people here - everyone loves it!

Bustan
Responded a day ago

Thank you so much Karen for being our loyal customer and recommending our restaurant to other guests! Looking forward serving you at Bustan NYC and make your dining experiences memorable and delicious!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible blend of all types Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food, great service and ambiance! Must come back!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

i thought it was not right when we asked for a bit ifTahini to come with the Falafel for the restaurant to charge for it. luckily, the waiter said its going to be 7 $ so we declined but this is usually a sauce that comes free next to a Falafel.

s
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food served graciously in a lovely setting!

DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food- Fabulous flavors in a wonderful atmosphere. A great restaurant and dinner experiece

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate in the garden on a cool and pleasant night. The food, with a new chef and under new management was excellent and the service was speedy and friendly.

R
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is TERRIFIC. The chef is superb - great food, great atmosphere - fresh and delicious. The chef seems to stick to what he/she knows and does a super job. Highly recommended.

JC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious. We started with the grilled octopus which beautifully charred and very tender and then
had what they call lamb kebabs which are actually ground lamb patties baked with tomatoes, pine nuts and spices under a bread covering which is seasoned. Fantastic! Will definitely go back again and again.

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

Too hot. Air conditioning didn’t seem to be working.

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great interesting food. Attentive staff. Good to have such a good restaurant in the neighborhood.

y
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food with great service. Best value for money in Manhattan. The menu is creative with an authentic Israeli touch

k
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A new chef has completely transformed the menu, from the taboon bread and REAL hummus, to the imaginative use of za’atar and labneh in dishes from lamb stew to roast cauliflower. Extraordinary food.

F
New York Area
254 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered a lot of their appetizers to share and everything was wonderful. The only dish we weren't too crazy about was the grilled octopus, but all of the other appetizers we tried were wonderful, especially the thinly sliced tuna! I look forward to going back and trying more of their dishes! Highly recommend!

JL
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and amazing drinks. Truly a great experience. The waiter was so pleasant and friendly without being overbearing. The bartender came around from the bar to talk to us about the drinks and his inspirations but, again, not in an overbearing way by any means. We went on the early side so it was a little slow so that made it easier for them too I imagine. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

OT
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been to Bustan since the new ownership. Highly improved and must-go to now. Food was outstanding, and the service was a match. Very pleasant environment. I really appreciate that they don't blast the music like the prior owners did - you can have a conversation now. Can't wait to return.

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

The food was delicious and service was excellent. Highly recommend!

LL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fabulous! Different kind of mediterranean food. We had the special appetizer of grilled shrimp and also had the tuna crudo, which was amazing. For the main meal, my cousin and I split the fish chamrieh and it was superb. We didn't know what chamrieh was and the staff explained in great detail. They were very knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back.

TW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going to Bustan for a very long time and this was the best meal I’ve had there. The food was phenomenal! Only thing? The hummus could be a little thicker and more of it, but our meal was so good and we were dreaming of that flat bread the next day. Will be going back very soon.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner there. As two Israelis this modern version of Israeli food was perfectly executed.

The falafel was awesome , the Spicy feta was super yummy and the highlight was the Branzino.

The desert was so good as was the cocktails. All round just amazing dinner.

But to top it all of, was the excellent service. Our waitress was attentive and helpful. The manager came over to make sure we were happy and was kind enough to give us the desert on the house.

We got to meet the chef briefly and just got a good vibe from everyone.

Will definitely come back. It’s one of new favorite restaurants in the upper west side.

DP
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always reliable, the perfect neighborhood go to restaurant albeit a little expensive for regular dining.

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant! Anything I've ordered so far is so, so good and the service is excellent. Also, the owner, Tuvia, is a rockstar!!!!

D
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Awesome place

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

It had been several months since we last visited and the menu changed quite a bit. That said, we were not disappointed at all with the revisions and everyone very much enjoyed their dishes.

JC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Going out for our Anniversary we reached out to Bustan, as we had eaten there before. My wife had initially been introduced to Bustan by a friend and when we went there it was quite enjoyable.

Bustan had been closed for upgrades to it's kitchen so we would look longingly at the storefront wanting it to be open again.

So on our anniversary we returned. Bustan is a "local hidden gem."

G
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid middle eastern option in the city. The Chef is Georgian Israeli and he shows his craft and heritage in his food. Strongly recommended

CB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top Mediterranean food restaurant with high quality services.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

s
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. Nice to have this restaurant in the near by.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic dinner on the back patio and the cocktails were refreshing!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our daughter and her family are visiting and the plan for a great dinner. We had all eaten in Bustan before but the last time was before the fire. We found that the menu was shortened so that was a disappointment but the choices that we did make were very good

V
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh, masterfully prepared and presented Mediterranean Israeli food in a stylish and elegant setting.

A
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the new/smaller menu. Miss some of the original flatbread menu items and lamb chops. The three dips/appetizer were small.

KO
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the first time on Wednesday, and I have already made a reservation for tonight (Friday). It is my new go-to spot. The lamb kebab main with the bread baked on top is amazing.

G
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Bob, our waiter was outstanding - knowledgeable and very personable. I strongly recommend the chicken dish - amazing!

LG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food excellent, Mediterranean with a flare..the service lovely, attentive without being intrusive...the bronzino was cooked to perfection; paired with a wonderful rose.....my friend had a salad, which was good but not as special...the interior very tasteful/go to their website -- quite pleasant -- and not noisy the way some NY restaurants are..

RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance, but this place is definitely on the expensive side

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