The cocktail program is truly ‘craft’ with all juices, infusions and syrups prepared in-house daily. The wine list was meticulously curated; it is an ideal blend of old-world and new-world selections.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Ate outside and waiter was very nice
Great spot with a welcoming owner and staff. Would be great for a private event. Try the Arrak, babaganoush, vegan grape leaves, and tabouli salad.
Great food, clean, and nice ambience. Our only complaint is that the service was way too slow.
Second time at Yara with a group of 6 friends. Amazing food and service!!!
Exceptional offering on vegan food. Lamb Kibbeh was not perfect but everything else was.
Waiter and receptionist attention was awesome.
100% recommend this place for a nice and chill dinner.
Staff is amazing, lively ambiance and subtle decor. Everything was delicious. The prawns were the only plate that is pricy and way below expectations. The wine list could be expanded. I recommend the beet falafel, spectacular!
In terms of overall Mediterranean-region food, Yara a cut above most. But for really incredible Lebanese dishes, right out of a restaurant along the Corniche in the Beirut of long ago, Yara is fantastic. Go and enjoy!
Food was amazing! Wait time for food and water was crazy long. There were a few tables but only one waiter taking orders. We understand it’s a hard time for everyone but we’d never come back to this place due to the super long wait if the food wasn’t that great. So food was worth the wait. But really hope next time we’d have better experience.
Norman, one of the owners IS THE BEST! Friendly, attentive .. just all of the things. I am obsessed with this place and come all the way from East Harlem just to eat here. Food is BOMB! you can't go wrong with anything you order!
We loved it! I was missing Lebanese food and it reminded me of home, from our awesome waiter who gave great recommendations to the food. Not sure what you did to the kebbe but it tastes better than at home! We only ordered mezze since we were only 2 people, and everything tasted so good.
Everything we had was amazing, as was the service!
Exceptional food, beautiful setting, attentive service. The hostess was very conversational and made the experience feel extremely personal.
Good food spotty service!
Food was incredible and the owner gave great personal service. Intimate vibe with great food. Would go back
The food at Yara was fresh, authentic and delicious! The ambience is peaceful and decor is beautiful. Derive was great! Absolutely recommend.
Really good food with tons of interesting vegetarian options.
Outstanding as always. So glad to see them open, we need this gem in the neighborhood for a very long time!!
Wonderful place, nice people and friendly. The food was amazing!
We came here for Valentine’s Day and had a truly wonderful time! We were seated by one of the owners and the entire time the staff made sure we had everything we needed. The food was absolutely amazing! I’m vegetarian and enjoyed the hummus, halloumi cheese, falafel, spicy potatoes and the baked cauliflower. My fiancé ordered lamb chops and rice, which he absolutely loved. It was the perfect Valentine’s Day experience and I will definitely be back again!
I really enjoyed this place, the hostess was nice and helpful and the food was good. I don't typically eat Lebanese food so this was a nice change. I was quite pleased with my entire experience.
The owner made it very accommodating.
Amazing food. Warm place.
A Lebanese friend of ours recommended Yara for us. We went there Wednesday night, the place was busy, but table were far apart, so we felt safe.. the food was amazing, fresher and taster than the food we eat in Lebanon, the prices for a NYC restaurant were very reasonable and their Kibbie Nyah (Raw Kibbie) was amazing and big portion, The main course we had Kafta and my wife and our guests had the Chicken Kebab, it was out of this world. We highly recommend this place and will be going there more and more.. The Owner, who is a doctor and his wife, were super nice and accommodating. GAZ
Went there to celebrate my mom’s 65th birthday, staff was super helpful and friendly, they definitely made sure we had a memorable time!
Food was amazingly delicious, the ambiance was great, we are definitely going back
Great food and service
thank your for the manager and the staff
very good food and perfect service
Very impressed! We just ordered apps all were fresh and delicious, especially the Moussaka - I think it’s the best I’ve ever had.
Beautiful and comfortable interior.
Will definitely return.
Norman the owner is everywhere and makes you feel like a long time friend. And helps you decide on what to eat and drink and the food is the best! Full menu from mezes to mains. Great Lebanese and Mediterranean dishes. Can't wait to go back. Often.
Delicious steak and lamb wrap> Great halloumi although a bit salty.
Everything was perfect!!!!
Nice and lot of vegetarian options. Good selection of drinks as well. Overall it was pleasant. We will go back again
Five of us went to yara for a birthday celebration. From start to finish, the staff and management made us feel welcome and like family. The food was OUTSTANDING. We shared mezes (baba, hummus, cheese pies). They even were able to accommodate gluten sensitivity (cucumbers for hummus). The main dishes were delicious (grape leaves, filet mignon, gray squash, etc.). They even played a wonderful surprise birthday song complete with staff singing and dancing. I have already recommended the restaurant to others and will definitely be back. Thank you!!!
Love the food and the service. I wish there was hot water in the bathroom!
Great meal - fantastic food and excellent service. We were there for a business dinner, and I will definitely come back for business, but also for friends/family.
The food is authentic and tastes just like home. Their cocktails are also delicious especially the arak/whiskey one. This is totally worth checking out! I will definitely go again.
Fabulous food, attentive staff, décor fits the cuisine.
Continuing the tradition of the former Al Bustan, yara certainly delivers!
Attentive service right when we entered, and throughout the meal. Excellent food. Would recommend.
yara does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. yara also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 476-7592.
yara is rated 4.8 stars by 99 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.