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NAYA Mezze & Grill

4.6
1205 reviews
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$30 and under
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Lebanese
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Cozy
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Lebanese, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 319-7777
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hady Kfoury
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Private party facilities
Private Dining
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Private party contact
Henry Zakaria: (212) 319-7777
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 55th and 56th Streets
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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
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1205 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Food and service was great. Loved the ambience!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Nice setting, service was excellent but food was disappointing. Unfortunately, nothing special.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent range of choices. Everything was good from the daily special to the lunch special. Spicy branzini, lemon branzini, lamb meatballs and all with a middle eastern touch

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I really like this restaurant. Some dishes, like the muhammara, are just great. Others are good if not exceptional. But it all feels authentic. Some of the servers are terrific, some not.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Such a cute place and the food was great! I would go back here any day

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We love this restaurant very authentic Lebanese food. Excellent Morkia, (mallow leaves) with chicken served with rice and a bowl of vinegar and onion to add with it if you like.Excellent starters,deserts and we loved the Masiah wine.Henry is excellent in recommending wine and food.When we’re in NYC we always book this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had a great time at Naya and I can never get enough. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. Kareem and his staff are generous, polite, and very good. The food is unparalleled to anything I've had in the city! I love Lebanese and you can't get anything better :)

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Second visit and it was better than ever. Will continue to frequent here for their delicious food!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent food, delightful ambiance and wait staff was amazing. It was a great evening. Authentic food and music. Food was superior.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Home seat from home!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

This is a lovely place. The décor is modern but not severe. The service is excellent as is the food with a selection that reflects the varied and enticing Middle-East cuisine. Please g. You will enjoy it.o

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We live in the neighborhood and had not been to Naya in a while. I don't know why because it is consistently good! We shared the housemade hummus as an appetizer and had chicken shish kebabs and branzino in an amazing sauce. It is one of the most unique and best-utilized restaurant spaces I've seen in NYC. Long and narrow as are many others, but the built-in booths are very cool and even have designed space underneath for purses, packages etc. It looks like a restaurant you would find downtown, not on a nondescript stretch of Second Ave. The wait staff is very attentive and knowledgeable about the authenticity of the dishes. Highly recommend reservations as they fill up, especially on the weekends.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The guy who answered the phon spoke in a rude way. He said that they are full and can not accept any walk in for 3 people that day. I booked by table immediately through open table and walked in to find it ready. The restaurant is one my favorite though

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Excellent genuine service and delicious food - best lentil soup I've ever had!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Love this place & especially the food. It’s my favorite local restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I've been to Naya many times and it never disappoints. The food is always amazing, the Lebanese rice is to die for and one of the few places that carries Almazza pilsner beer. Great spot for a quiet dinner for two especially if you're trying to impress that special someone

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Excellent food served with panache and welcome inattention.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

A must try. Truly authentic from someone who grew up w/ this food

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Absolutely delicious lunch. Great value. Fresh food beautifully prepared and presented.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Cool modern decor. Wonderfully engaging staff and the food was terrific. We would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 10, 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.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on February 1, 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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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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