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Al Bustan
Middle Eastern Restaurant$$$
Today 12:00 – 10:45 pm
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319 E 53rd St New York, NY 10022
319 East 53rd StreetUSNew YorkNew York10022
$$$Middle Eastern Restaurant, Lebanese Restaurant
Middle Eastern Restaurant
Lebanese Restaurant
Today 12:00 – 10:45 pm
Monday 12:00 – 10:45 pmTuesday 12:00 – 10:45 pmWednesday 12:00 – 10:45 pmThursday 12:00 – 10:45 pmFriday 12:00 – 10:45 pmSaturday 12:00 – 10:45 pmSunday 12:00 – 10:45 pm

For over 20 years, Al Bustan restaurant has been synonymous with Lebanese fine dining.

Now in its sprawling new location at 319 East 53rd Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) Elias Ghafary executive chef/owner and Norman Hobeika /owner take the cuisine and culture of their homeland to the next level with a breathtaking restaurant that recalls Beirut’s standing as “the Paris of the Middle East.”

The new Al Bustan encapsulates the timeless elegance of Lebanon. The dramatic 150 seats dining room is the perfect backdrop for the menu that showcases authentic Middle Eastern cuisine ranging from the simple to the sublime. The Chef mastery of traditional spices and flavors makes each offering an opportunity to experience classics and delicacies in new and exciting ways. Every plate becomes a culinary journey that ignites the senses.

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Roomy, bi-level Lebanese restaurant/lounge offering an upscale menu in a modern, chandeliered room.- Google
"Very good Lebanese food and excellent serevice."
"Great authentic food."
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Muhanned Alsaif
6 months ago
I am Arabic, so I have many experiences about the Lebanese food. The food was very delicious. Also they have good service. However the price was too expensive.
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Teoman Yavuzkurt
3 months ago
Phenomenal food, one of the best dining experiences I've ever had.
Ali Dhanhani
3 months ago
Good food
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David Minchala
3 years ago
Really good food. Servers could be friendlier and more attentive. The kouzy is awesome but abundant!
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Moh Qud
a month ago
Rude waiters with small dishes & bad expensive food Been there once and never again.
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Will Santillana
a year ago
I'm not well versed in Lebanese food and so will limit my review to the local and staff primarily. With that said, meal was delicious . First thing one notices upon stepping in is how expansive this place looks. I felt a bit underdressed but staff immediately made me feel welcome and at home. Waiter was helpful in navigating through the various dishes. Came to this place based on The various positive reviews and must say that it was not disappointing.
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Elsa Solender
5 years ago
in its handsome new space, al bustan regains primacy as the no. 1 lebanese restaurant in manhattan. crystal chandeliers, widely spaced tables with snowy white tablecloths, gauzy curtais, light brick walls and abundant flowers. a warm welcome and attentive, friendly service. the mezze are standouts, the lamb chops moist and flavorful, the chicken schwarma has a nice tang to it, and the ricotta and crepe pancake is a standout dessert.
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Ariel Levy
2 years ago
Great food. A modest improvement over their old location. They also have a private room in the basement for events. Great veggie options too...


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