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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
Sunday 12:00 – 10:45 PMMonday 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 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."
"3/5: Taboleh 2/5: Chicken shawarma, Beef shawarma 1/5: Chicken wings."
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Zainub Taha
2 weeks ago
Recommended by the concierge, and I am so glad! Fantastic service and great atmosphere. Delicious authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. Can't wait to come again on my next trip to NYC!
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Jonás Porcar Ferrer
in the last week
Great Lebanese food. Get the baba ghannouj , delicious!
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Aman Alshurafa
4 months ago
The food wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. One of us disliked it so much she ended up throwing up at the restaurant bathroom. The funny part is that she is Lebanese and is the one who insisted on going to it. I wouldn't mind the high prices if the food was worth it. But sadly it wasn't. 4.5/5: Grape leaves. 3/5: Taboleh 2/5: Chicken shawarma, Beef shawarma 1/5: Chicken wings
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Moh Qud
6 months ago
Rude waiters with small dishes & bad expensive food Been there once and never again.
Julius HK
2 weeks ago
Great food, super location, very friendly, good wines and a super value for money overall. Menu is rich and varied, service efficient and unpretentious. Definitely worth the detour and many many more repeat visits, every time I feel like Lebanese food. Great place for parties, gatherings and private functions. I will consider using deliveries, when time is precious. Keep up,the good work.
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4 months ago
Delightful! Charming and authentic spot. The waiters were friendly and accommodating. Pleasantly surprised by lebanese wine - would love to know the producer of the Lebanese Chardonnay. Overall excellent experience and we will most certainly return.
Ali Naeem
4 months ago
1- The rest. forced you to pay tip not less than $18. 2- Very expensive compare with the dish size. 3- Falafel was very dry and bad tested. I'm not recommended this rest.
Muhanned Alsaif
11 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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