NAYA Mezze & Grill

4.7
1491 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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fritzNYC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small and an all booth layout, this was our 3rd visit and the food is as good as the first time. Not fancy, but elevated enough for a date or celebration. charming staff. Great food and lunch is a good value.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and cosi place Food is excellent location is good

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TarekM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for Lebanese food in New York City with great ambiance

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Chris
47 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant with nice Lebanese dishes. We had a few Mezze to share, which I can highly recommend. That way you can taste various flavors

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vipSauveur
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at NAYA whenever we are back in the City .We are loyal regulars since years . Shukran .

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vipNYCtraveler
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Naya Mezze and Grill is a lovely restaurant serving some delicious Lebanese food.

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vipelias
Minneapolis
41 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous authentic Lebanese food. Having lived in Beirut for a year, I can appreciate the subtlety of what makes Naya’s cuisine delicious. The spiced hummus is even better than mine. I think it’s the best hummus I have ever had. The pita bread, the taboulé, the lamb/beef sausages, etc were all excellent. The desserts were home made and equally up to par.
Enjoy!!!

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vipLindaFromNewYork
New York Area
268 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience here. They were diligently checking our vaccine proof and ID's, which was comforting. The tables have plexiglass partitions between then, which was also comforting. The service was prompt and friendly. The waiter let me taste my wine request before I ordered it - much appreciated. We were 3, and we ordered a Mezze assortment to share. It was all really wonderful. For us specifically, great vegetarian options. We will definitely come back!

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vipLynnA
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very average food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

1/4 appetizers never arrived. The waiter never took our orders for entrees; so we had to wait over an hour for the entrees to arrive for a party of four. Although the hummus, baba ghanoush, and hammouli were very delicious, the entrees fell short of expectation.

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AnitaM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We ate way too much food because it was all so good!

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vipsioux
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Perhaps it was the pandemic and problems getting staff but much of the night was spent being ignored by the wait staff, Had to call them over to order, to bring a forgotten dish to ask for desert menu and to get the check. Hope things improve

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Birthday treat with friends

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vipNewYawker
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is spectacular! One of the best Lebanese restaurants we’ve had outside of Lebanon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service

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vipDavidA
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
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
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
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
New York Area
9 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
6 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
29 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
22 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
13 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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NAYA Mezze & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

NAYA Mezze & Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 1491 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.