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Al Bustan
Middle Eastern Restaurant$$$
Today 12–10:45PM
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319 E 53rd St New York, NY 10022
319 East 53rd StreetUSNew YorkNew York10022
$$$Middle Eastern Restaurant, Lebanese Restaurant
Middle Eastern Restaurant
Lebanese Restaurant
Today 12–10:45PM
Thursday 12–10:45PMFriday 12–10:45PMSaturday 12–10:45PMSunday 12–10:45PMMonday 12–10:45PMTuesday 12–10:45PMWednesday 12–10:45PM

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
"Menu is rich and varied, service efficient and unpretentious."
"3/5: Taboleh 2/5: Chicken shawarma, Beef shawarma 1/5: Chicken wings."
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2 months ago
Those people are thieves. They added an 8.5 dollar tip to a 43 dollar cheque. And when I asked him about it, he told me that Manhattan is expensive. The way I'm used to it is I choose how much to tip, not them. Don't go there or you will get scammed. And the food wasn't that great neither.
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Jonás Porcar Ferrer
2 months ago
Great Lebanese food. Get the baba ghannouj , delicious!
Jasminder Pabla
a month ago
Don't go here. The food is very subpar. There are way better places to eat on the other side of the bridge (Astoria).
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Aman Alshurafa
6 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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Zainub Taha
3 months 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!
Julius HK
3 months 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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6 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
6 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.


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