About NAYA Mezze & Grill

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.

1057 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Lebanese, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Between 55th and 56th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 319-7777

Website:
http://www.nayarestaurants.com/

Catering:
A dinner, a lunch, a quick-bite, a cocktail party or a banquet, for 10 or 300 people, for your home or company, our New Exclusive Catering Company, HOME MADE NAYA goes to you.
Our services can range from simple gathering to the creation of a custom-made event. We can bring our exclusive cuisine to your doorstep, sending one of our chefs to prepare any of our delicacies. Anything you can imagine could happen with NAYA.

Public Transit:
4, 5, 6, N, R & Q trains to 59th Street/Lexington Avenue.
E, M, & 6 Trains to Lexington Ave/51st - 53rd Streets
M15 Select Bus Service to 57th/1st Avenue Northbound, 57th/2nd Avenue Southbound

Executive Chef:
Hady Kfoury

Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining

Private Party Contact:
Henry Zakaria: (212) 319-7777

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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NAYA Mezze & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Authentic (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Healthy (14)
Casual (13)
Cozy (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fun (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Romantic (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Vegan (5)
Business Meals (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

It truly is a neighborhood gem with great service. We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was tasty and design of the restaurant inviting. However, the service needs improvement. We were only served water at the beginning, no one coming by regularly to refill, they forgot one of the food items we ordered and we had to remind them. We will give them a second chance to improve on this.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was amazing and Henri gave amazing service! Will def go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

My second visit was as good as my first. The food is very good - full of flavor. There is also a lot of it. I appreciate the way they've configured the space so that it is possible to have a conversation even when the restaurant is full.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Service towards end of night became almost non existent. No dessert or coffee was offered. We had to ask. We were last table and they wanted to close. Food was very good though despite the service. Lebanese wine recommendation was good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My absolute FAVORITE neighborhood restaurant!
Consistently delicious!
Amazing staff......always courteous, professional!
Cool ambiance!
Fabulous for friend get together!
LOVE!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful Lebanese food- great service the waiter was open to discuss his culture and love of wine and food Lebanon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Their Kibbe nayyeh....OMG !!!!!!
Kofta was great as well !

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A gem! Excellent recommendations by Henri for both food and wine. The food was delicious. They make you feel like long-time customers.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was an amazing find when we were planning our weekend in New York. The prices were good and the food was amazing. The ambience was perfectly romantic which was appropriate since my girlfriend proposed to me the night before! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for good food in an intimate setting.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

great place to dine relax and know each time when you come back getting same great quality of food ,wine and service, all those for very affordable price.
do not miss such great place

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant with remarkable, Lebanese quinine. The prices are very reasonable with excellent quality.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Love this place! the food is always delicious! and the atmosphere is always special

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Very delicious food and good service.our server karim was great.
They have one of the best taouk (marinated chicken)in town.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We used to go or take out Naya once a week for years. Last few times something has been off. Seems like they changed some recipes and this time our chicken was undercooked. It used to be one of our favorite restaurants in NYC so I hope they go back to their old ways.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Nice ambience and great tasting food. Can get small plates and share which is great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Have been to Naya few times. Food consistently good and not too expensive.
Nice neighborhood spot. Enjoyable to have ethnic Mideastern food. Recommend trying
it. One negative: entrance very dark so it's easy to walk by and miss. Suggest better
lighting in front of restaurant. Would be more inviting when you walk in.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good food .good service....anyone who likes good Lebanese food.naya is the place..+ good wine selection..

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great place to go with friends who like to share food. Lots of options for vegetarians. We shared about 6 appetizers among 4 of us. It was enough food to be a meal. Baklava for dessert was superb, not too sweet.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious. Friendly staff. Loved it. Can’t wait to go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Spicy, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food here is consistently excellent. There is a large number of appetizers and interesting combinations of dishes. They are presented well and prepared to maximize taste. Even the plain salad was delicious with pita croutons on top. I can't speak to the desserts on the menu at the restauarant because I am always full at the end of the meal and have no room to taste.

Tags: Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The hummus was probably the best I've ever had and the grilled meat option on the menu was incredibly flavorful.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My boyfriend and I both got sick going here and the food was horrible/ overpriced. We strongly recommend you avoid it at all costs! Their counter-style place nearby called Naya Express is way better and more reasonably priced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great authentic Lebanese food! We really enjoyed it.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

FANTASTIC - best Lebonese in NYC!
Super service, food and decor

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was great, but flexibility with menu selections was not good. Substitutions or accommodating special requests was sternly refused. Other restaurants with better food are more accommodating.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Good Lebanese restaurant with nice decor. Not the best in town, according to me, but surely a good option.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was my second visit to Naya and it was just as fantastic as the first. The food is absolutely amazing. So much flavor, beautifully presented and just delicious. We ordered the Hummus with ground beef and pine nuts which was so tasty, I'd not had the before, I had grape leaves which are simply the best I've ever had, my parents ordered the lentil soup and raved about it and they both had chicken dishes for their main course. We took nothing home, we ate every bite. Also, they bring a tray of pits chips, olives and a herb dip to the table which I could make a meal of. I have not tired dessert but plan to on my next visit, I can only imagine how delicious that will be too. Do your self a favor and visit them soon. Also, the service staff is very friendly and just attentive enough to make your visit a pleasure.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Very consistent I love the humus

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great restaurant , quiet & romantic place
The food was good

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful food, well presented, great ambience for meals for individuals, couples or small groups

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Table for two:
starters brought out 15 minutes apart.
side orders with the main came out during the starters.
mains brought out together, cold!
terrible service for drinks and was not asked how our meels were.

Avoid.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very good food. Small space though so not for big groups.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

I love Lebanese food and finally found a place in NYC that does it justice. I highly recommend it!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Worst wine I've ever had. Food was overpriced and overcooked. Paid over $60 for food and wine I didn't consume.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The mezzes were superb as usual. The mixed grill plate was great except the shawarma which was too dry.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Highly recommend. Food was excellent. Great atmosphere and great service. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Going there for so many times,Its everyday dining restaurant,over priced,and they are keeping the same menu for years.
It's like a middle eastern dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I really, really, really wanted to like Naya but in the end, it was just ok. Food was definitely better than ok (except for a piece of chicken in my dish that was not cooked...) but all around, just ok.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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