NAYA Mezze & Grill

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Lebanese

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been so many times in this restaurant over the years. The food is so good! Every time that I bring friends they keep coming back. Love this place!!!

w
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was horrible. I sat for over 15 mins with no service. I finally was able to flag down the hostess and let her know I was ready to order. After another 10 mins with no wait service, I left. And yes there were a couple of waiters and I saw them going repeatedly to other tables. The food looked delicious on the other tables but service awful. I would not recommend.

DC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular wait staff and exquisite food!!

OT
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great find. Excellent food and service in a lovely setting.

m
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good location
Service and menu very fine especially as we had to do an early dinner

LG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, serene atmosphere - our neighborhood favorite!

GL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent food and service!!! Very well designed small place

J
Montreal
73 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Karim and the team are fantastic. Follow their suggestions. Super fresh and tasty. A must when we are in NYC.

WO
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excelente comida con Excelente servicio. Muy bueno para cenar en parejas. Para grupos complicado, hay pocas mesas grandes. Buena música de fondo. Repetiré excelente comida con precio espectacular para NYC. Todos los
Meseros atienden todas las mesas lo cual hace que el servicio sea excelente

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GA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great sit down lunch that doesn’t take too long in the middle of a work day

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is very good and fresh. Waiters rush you, though.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family dinner, great food

EM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a wonderful experience and the food was delicious, we will return

AS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a bunch of Meze- cold and Hot. All very good. fattoush - was very good though balsamic a little too tart
Baba ghannouj, kashkaval cheese, labne were all excellent. Shish Taouk superbly tender

LG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Naya is absolutely scrumptious, and extremely authentic. As longtime vegans, we have found a number of healthy and delicious choices.

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. It’s a small space that I might have walked by if I didn’t find it online, but the inside was beautiful and the food and service were terrific. The cuisine seemed very authentic. I had the grilled shrimp and veggies with rice - outstanding! I would highly recommend Naya.

w
New England
34 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal. Terrific food, gracious service, great menu.

L
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to NAYA because it was recommended by a friend of ours who had loved it and had gone two days in a row because they loved it so much. Walked in and already loved the ambiance. Very modern and clean. We then sat down and were greeted by the friendliest waiter, Ali. He was very kind and so was every waiter that walked by. The menu was filled with all my favorite Lebanese food and what we ordered did not disappoint. The food was absolutely delicious! Even the grilled vegetables on the side of my kafta grill entrée had so much flavor. We even stayed a little longer and were the last in the restaurant talking with the kindest staff. By far one of my favorite meals I’ve had recently and the best I had in New York! If you’re looking for a great Lebanese restaurant, I would recommend this place to anyone!

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spicy green sauce is amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is amazing!!!! Can’t wait to go back

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good quality Lebanese food.

KT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cordial, staff helpful, food was fantastic. I recommend making reservations

e
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Been there 11 years and I am sorry I didn’t know about it before now. Food so yummy and nicest waiter.

g
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

went there fir a business lunch, food was excellent as well as the service

JM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Right near my house so I go all the time. Everything is always great and on point! Very chill and consistent.

P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there a few times. NEVER left there disappointed.

R
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Disappointed in level and attentiveness of the service. Got the impression it was an imposition to wait on our table.

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always welcoming.the food is good The service and environment are what make you anxious to return.

LG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Naya is the perfect Lebanese restaurant. The spicy hummus is outstanding, the pumpkin kibbe divine, the wine list delicious, and the service welcoming!

LG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Naya is our neighborhood favorite. We love the food, the service, the decor, and the atmosphere. We take any friend or relative who visits us to this extraordinary restaurant!

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch. Very good service and unique dishes

RS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

AF
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

l
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
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

DZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
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 😀

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.

J
Montreal
73 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!

ES
New York Area
30 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.

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!!

PA
San Francisco
18 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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