NAYA Mezze & Grill

4.7
1408 reviews
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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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. The air conditioner was not working well; the front of the restaurant was very warm.

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AF
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best authentic Lebanese Restaurant in Manhattan period.We always eat here when in NYC.

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l
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Poor service
Food presentation has changed and not as nice, small bowls of sides were clearly prepared ahead of time and not as fresh

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DZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved, loved Naya!!!? Everything was fabulous, from the service to the food. I can’t wait to go back... my mouth is still watering 😀

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SW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Naya is one of my favorite mediterranean places in NYC. The food is always good and fresh. The mezze in particular are great and can make a full meal, which is convenient for vegetarians.

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J
Montreal
72 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. What a fantastic event. The resto is very unique. Every table is separated and quite private but not constricted. The menu offers superb selection and variety. Some of the best Syrian food we have had anywhere!

Karim, our server, was outstanding. Super helpful with his recommendations, friendly and super nice.

What a pleasure. And the prices are extremely reasonable.

We will be back!

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ES
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good experience! All 4 of us enjoyed our dinner. Henry recognized us and was kind enough to send over an appetizer .
Lovely, warm engaging personality.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

2nd time in a week... delicious Lebanese food and great service!!

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PA
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our first time at Naya and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I was the only one to get a full entree. The branzino was moist and delicious. My wife and our friends shared a bunch of small plates and the loved everything.

We will be back.

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SH
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a great price

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Had great reviews but the food was disappointing. Nothing special. Prices were cheap however

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very flavorful, fun environment to catch up and talk and share Mezze plates.
Wait Staff was very attentive and made great choice recommendations.

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place good food friendly service.
I would go back again and again as I love middle eastern cuisine.
Waiter was funny just the right amount of service.
Wish they had a bar as I would sit there myself and go more
Often.
Cool date place very comfortable.

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PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food

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e
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and prices to match. Nice ambience for the area.

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CN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic Lebanese food .. Very Good

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DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous! The food and service some of the best I've had in NYC...

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WT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite simply the best - and least pretentious - Lebanese restaurant in NYC. A real gem.

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FD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic neighborhood gem. The food is great.

They have fantastic lunch specials.

Lots of small plates for sharing. Entrees too.

Great service with a smile.

Highly recommend.

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PR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE THIS PLACE - the food issue healthy and tasty and the design of the space especial - makes me want to come back as much as I can!

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KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was looking for a Lebanese restaurant, with that special Lebanese touch. And I did at Naya, the waiter we had is amazing and friendly. The food is good. And the Lebanese music in background is like going back home.

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DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to NAYA. Great food, great service! This is one of our favorite places in New York!

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food. highly recommend if you enjoy lebanese food

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RT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointed that one of the two vegetarian options was not available. Food was not very tasty and lacking in atmosphere.

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LG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Naya has become our neighborhood favorite. The food, service, and atmosphere are all outstanding. Especially delicious are the vegetarian kibbe.

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YJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch at NAYA was such a pleasant surprise. I loved the three appetizers and the lamb wrap was so moist and flavorful. I will definitely be returning.

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NB
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Lebanese restaurant in town! The service is very good and prices reasonable. The only limitation is the tables can accommodate only up to 4 people. If you want to be with a larger group you will have to ask for the back area.

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A
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I had a party of 4 for dinner ,everything was good
Until the main course,it took them 32 minutes
To serve it.
While I was setting I saw a lot of delivery guys going in and out .
Definition,the owner should choose between delivery and dining in.
Won’t go there again.

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DA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service isn't that great . Food is dry. Very dark not well litt.

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NY
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at Naya Mezze this was the first lunch. The lunch specials are a good value, with three mezze (appetizers) and an entree or sandwich, all in very generous portions. I had the muhammara, a very tasty dip with walnuts and pomegranate molasses, taboulé, and baba ghannouj as my mezze - all very flavorful - and the kibbeh labniyé - deliciously spiced meatballs with pine nuts in a yoghurt sauce, served with rice. So good! And too much - I had to take half of it home. My colleague enjoyed his meal as well and liked the atmosphere. Service was a little slow, but our main waiter was friendly, helpful, and delightful. Highly recommended!

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LG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, atmosphere, NAYA has it all! Always an absolute delight to dine here!!

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AJ
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful decor, excellent food and a great Lebanese wine list. Our server was very pleasant and offered good advice on food and wine - loved the evening!

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DD
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect! Only too bad thing is that they offer alcohol.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good libanese food. Felafel and others perfectly fried. Everything very fresh.
The staff was very and very kind and friendly.
The local is not as you would expect at a typically libanese restaurant (not needed though) and maybe a bit cold.
The overall experience was very and very nice.

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O
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great traditional Mediterranean food with a great atmosphere. Stylish interior, good service.

Highly recommend the pumpkin kibe and mixed grill platters.

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was just okay. I've had much better Lebanese food at half the cost.

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g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The lentil soup was outstanding; my friend's tomato and feta soup was also excellent. Pleasant table in the back.

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

Perfect , food food and lication

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M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great (I love Lebanese food), the service is very attentive (there when you want or need service and gone when you want peace), the decor is modern yet warm, the location is convenient,
and the prices are decent.

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SL
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It is a nice restaurant. Food is ok. In fact, I think their catering is much better than in the restaurant for some strange reason.

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