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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
Monday 12–10:45PMTuesday 12–10:45PMWednesday 12–10:45PMThursday 12–10:45PMFriday 12–10:45PMSaturday 12–10:45PMSunday 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
"One of the few who knows how to make true middle eastern food."
"3/5: Taboleh 2/5: Chicken shawarma, Beef shawarma 1/5: Chicken wings."
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5 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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Zainub Taha
5 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!
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Jonás Porcar Ferrer
5 months ago
Great Lebanese food. Get the baba ghannouj , delicious!
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9 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.
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Will Halim
4 weeks ago
Excellent food, excellent service and a great place for a nice romantic sitting. Couldn't be more pleased with this choice. I will definitely return and bring others as well.
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Vinicius Fortuna
2 months ago
Appetizers are expensive and the main courses are bland. There's no seasonings at all! Very disappointing.
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Julius HK
5 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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Jasminder Pabla
4 months 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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