NAYA Mezze & Grill

4.7
1529 Reviews
$30 and under
Lebanese
New York has never had a Lebanese restaurant like Naya...(The New York Times).

Welcome to NAYA, a modern Lebanese-Mediterranean Mezze and Grill serving traditional Lebanese fare in a contemporary setting. NAYA is a combination of pure tradition mixed with innovation.

Building upon the original techniques and recipes of older generations of Lebanese women, NAYA offers the same respected delicacies from mezze to salads to perfectly char-grilled and seasoned barbecue meats and fish.
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vipDavidA
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First, let me say that no Lebanese fare will ever hold a candle to my grandmother’s perfect cooking, so apologies if I’m splitting chickpeas. That said, I’d totally enjoy Naya for my Lebanese cravings anytime. Sujuk and potatoes as were sublime, perfect. Baba is a chunkier version but ultra delicious. Hummus was very good (though sitti would have upped the lemon and tahini). It was served with beef Shwarama that was definitely under seasoned, odd given how accurate all the other flavors were. Fresh hot flatbread and traditional pita were heaven, a welcome upmarket detail. Fatoush salad was lovely although prepped with vinegar in lieu of the traditional lemon (I think). Kibbee was more on the Syrian side and could have used more onion and some pine nuts in the filling (just sayin’) but we enjoyed ever morsel nonetheless. The only miss was the Kanefe - always the subject of fierce Levantine culinary debate - with its more gelatinous wheat and gooeier cheese - not my thing. But the flavor was right on. Next time we will try the baklava. The room is super tiny but very chic, and the waiter boys were congenial and attentive. Was happy to pay the bill. Thanks to Naya for a great night.

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vipNicoleT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious Mediterranean food and had great vegetarian options. The lights were not lit up as shown online and was more on the dark side, but ambience was still pleasant. Enjoyable weeknight dinner for two.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing space, great service and superb food… CONGRATS

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is solid, nothing special. Lots of sandwiches which feels odd for dinner. The baklava for dessert must have been stale or frozen because it was rock hard. The service was great and friendly.

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nickb
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome ambiance and space. Excellent food.
It took asking twice to get our check and we could see another table struggle with the same.
Still highly recommend visiting, they can sort out that service issue and it’s worth a visit regardless.

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DianeF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always wonderful and consistently great! Thank you!

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vipcoach
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

NAYA Mezze & Grill
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thank you for the positive review! We really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again.

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PhilipR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BE WARNED!! This place is addicting!

NAYA Mezze & Grill
Responded on September 9, 2021

Hi Philip, thank you for the kind words! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you soon.

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viplmm629
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. It had been some time since I visited Naya and I took 3 people who had never been. We all loved it.

NAYA Mezze & Grill
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thank you for your positive feedback, it is greatly appreciated. We look forward to having you back soon!

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vipFrequentDinerNYC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a neighborhood gem. The food and service are excellent.

The hostess requested proof of vaccination plus a photo ID, which was I appreciated.

The food was great, plus the booths handle noise very well, even with plexiglass dividers.

In addition to excellent food and service, prices are very reasonable.

Naya Mezze & Grill is one of my favorite restaurants in Midtown East.

NAYA Mezze & Grill
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thank you for the positive review! Your feedback is very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OsamaT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was good and the ambiance was really nice!

NAYA Mezze & Grill
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hi Osama, thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you back soon!

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vipSedy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, very good service. The chicken shawarma hummus is highly recommended.

NAYA Mezze & Grill
Responded on August 16, 2021

Hi Sedy, we appreciate your positive feedback about your experience. We take pride in serving our customers and hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The appetizers were authentic and great but our main course fell flat. Was hoping for traditional schwarma instead it felt like a fast food restaurant.

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vipDrCW07
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers are exceptional in taking care of my every wish and requirement, including what I should be having given being on empty for too long! Outstanding cuisine ...

NAYA Mezze & Grill
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. I am pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipPaulB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

All was wonderful but very uncomfortable due to the hot humid night. The front doors were left open as the temperature outside was under 85 degrees ????? The indoor AC was inadequate.

NAYA Mezze & Grill
Responded on July 19, 2021

Hi Paul, thank you for your feedback. We appreciate it! We're sorry to hear the humidity made your experience not so pleasant. We will review this to avoid this from happening again. Hope to see you soon.

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AnnetteD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Wonderfully interesting and different ambience.

I went with two other people who share my high marks for this restaurant. We ordered 6 different dishes and two different desserts which were all taste sensations.

Now on our list of one of New York's best places to dine.

NAYA Mezze & Grill
Responded on July 19, 2021

Hi Annette, thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. I am pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Rnwd
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are absolutely amazing! I highly recommend it.

NAYA Mezze & Grill
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. I am pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipRecycler
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam and his team are the best in the city!! Always make a wonderful night out.
The food always fresh and always 100%
We have been going since the opening day!!
Keep up the great work.
Neil H.

NAYA Mezze & Grill
Responded on July 19, 2021

Hi Neil, thank you for reviewing us we appreciate your feedback! We're glad to hear your experience was excellent. We hope to see you back soon.

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fritzNYC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great food! Lovely staff!

NAYA Mezze & Grill
Responded on August 5, 2021

We appreciate your positive feedback about your experience. We take pride in serving our customers and hope to see you again soon!

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Blair
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food outstanding and service as well!

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vipSher
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They are deceitful!

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FaridA
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food and service
Very authentic food.
Beautiful design
The shawarma is out of this world

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AlejG
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service!!! Definitely recommend going!!

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DioroboS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love it there definitely going there again, I enjoyed and my family as well, the food was so good omg🤩

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointing. The artichokes tasted like baby food and the lamb was bland and oily, and that was after they forgot about and burned the first order of lamb

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vipTK719
New York Area
334 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Naya in years, and it was just terrific. The hummus and branzino were delicious. So many great choices on the menu. The service was outstanding and the prices most reasonable. A gem in Midtown East.

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vipWorldTraveler
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As extraordinary as usual. So great to be back inside at Naya.

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vipWanda
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I can't wait to go back. The staff is very kind and attentive. Such a good find!

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vipDavidB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Naya is always great. The food is unbelievably consistent.

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vipDianeF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience!

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Akojo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was quick. They brought my food 5-10 minutes after I placed the order. The waiter was friendly, proactive, and patient. The place is set up beautifully, from the lights to the dining tables. I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful place, and the food was delicious! & They are extremely attentive

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PriyaN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly. Loved the spicy hummus, and falafel !!

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AmandaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Liked the minimalist decor. I would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good good, good service. Clean and quiet. Will be back..

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly and amenable! Came with my family of five.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Naya for me the best Lebanon Reaturant, I ordered all the time mixed grill .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was lovely, and service impeccable. We had the halloumi which is delicious, lightly chewy and a little salty paired with tomato and pomegranate molasses. The pumpkin kibbe were also wonderful. The mixed grill was perfect as always. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service :)

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VishalC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was very slow even though Resturant was not even 25% occupied... food was not hot , not that tasty ... Compared to the cost ... we have eaten Lebanese food at so many restaurants but this was the worst experience... took my family there ... everyone felt the same ... never going back again !!

FAQs

NAYA Mezze & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

NAYA Mezze & Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 1529 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.