NAYA Mezze & Grill

4.6
1561 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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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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vipRecycler
New York Area
20 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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vipfritzNYC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great food! Lovely staff!

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

Great place! Food outstanding and service as well!

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vipSher
New York Area
7 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
299 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
28 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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KwadwoA
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 !!

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Arty
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

the food was very good, we had a bit of a covid related seating issue and gad to request waiter for another table to which he seemed annoyed and wanted to argue back with us, but we insisted that we take the table just across from us (as we had been seated at a time when restaurant was empty and i went to wash my hand but by the time im back there was a couple seated right behind my back, literally less than 3 inches away 🙄🙄🙄)
And fable across us was empty and marked as no one sits there. we wanted to switch and waiter went all huffy... apart from that incident everything else was good. oh their red wine selection is meh. id not do wind there.... food was delish.

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Ellie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant, romantic, intimate setting. Menu offered many options and the food was a culinary delight. Will be back.

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vipDFGH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a terrific value. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We normally order from Naya Express but decided to try dining in for my birthday. Food was awesome and we ended up devouring every morsel! When our server heard that it was my birthday, she even gave us complimentary mint tea, coffee and dessert! Everything on the menu was delicious including the tabboule, humus lahme, sujuk and bemieh bel lahme. Our dessert was knafeh, a perfect combo of shredded dough on cheese w rose syrup. We should all continue to support our local restaurants so they will be there when all this madness is over!

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DianeF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Service is GREAT! We love going!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Naya is definitely one of my favorite restaurants! I always think of it when craving Lebanese food. I love their tabboulé, hummus, and especially the kafta!

The restaurant is is really pretty and the servers are always nice.

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Varun
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I have had better Lebanese food. I’m a vegetarian and they messed with order and served meat. Got Kunafa for dessert (on house for messing the order) and it was stuck to plate and looked like it was heated in a microwave (definitely wouldn’t have paid for it). Ruined my Friday evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and service was excellent. Food is always good. Felt very safe health wise...

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vipIrina
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food and restaurant went above and beyond, gave me extra salad to go :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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vipcoach
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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vipROBERTF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We eat at NAYA yesterday and had made a reservation on open table but have not received our points

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FareedA
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good service, bad attitude from hostess, food is authentic

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FrederickR
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Naya, is one of the best Restaurants
To Dine in . Best hummus, Baba Ganoush, kofta , & off the hook
Fattoush. Wine also delicious
With the Mediterranean Mezze.🕊

FAQs

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

NAYA Mezze & Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 1561 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.