yara

4.8
99 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
yara is a chic bi-level restaurant and lounge. The menu focuses on fresh, clean ingredients, highlighting a healthy Mediterranean lifestyle with 18 vegan dishes in shareable styles.

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 99 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Luv2dine
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside and waiter was very nice

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

CM
CindyM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food, clean, and nice ambience. Our only complaint is that the service was way too slow.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at Yara with a group of 6 friends. Amazing food and service!!!

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Crmander
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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!

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vipDanielsan
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dishes

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

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.

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MissA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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AlexGM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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food
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was amazing, as was the service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most recommanded

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ErikL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, beautiful setting, attentive service. The hostess was very conversational and made the experience feel extremely personal.

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vipHunryjackie1
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Good food spotty service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was incredible and the owner gave great personal service. Intimate vibe with great food. Would go back

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GabrielleC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Yara was fresh, authentic and delicious! The ambience is peaceful and decor is beautiful. Derive was great! Absolutely recommend.

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HenryL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good food with tons of interesting vegetarian options.

VB
vipVivianB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. So glad to see them open, we need this gem in the neighborhood for a very long time!!

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FelimirR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, nice people and friendly. The food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Rosalyn
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The owner made it very accommodating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Warm place.

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vipgeorgeabi
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Hanoun25
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipjosephJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

thank your for the manager and the staff
very good food and perfect service
I recommend

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Delicious
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipDavidA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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JEANNIEL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious steak and lamb wrap> Great halloumi although a bit salty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice and lot of vegetarian options. Good selection of drinks as well. Overall it was pleasant. We will go back again

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RachW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the food and the service. I wish there was hot water in the bathroom!

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vipJoshS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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viplouk
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipWashUmom
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, attentive staff, décor fits the cuisine.

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vipckone
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continuing the tradition of the former Al Bustan, yara certainly delivers!

JS
vipJeffreyS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service right when we entered, and throughout the meal. Excellent food. Would recommend.

FAQs

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.