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Al Bustan

319 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022-4908
+1 212-759-5933
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible19%
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“kibbeh” (5 reviews)
“hummus” (9 reviews)
“quail” (4 reviews)
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Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
$$ - $$$
319 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022-4908
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice Lebanese restaurant in Midtown. Tasty food, nice interior and friendly service. We hand a lovely evening in this place.

Thank Pinkholidaytraveller
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

It may be that I am simply jaded having spent many years in London and the Middle East enjoying the best Lebanese food in the world. Or, it could simply be that this place is vastly overrated. I'll go with the latter. The humous was...More

Thank mtjllc
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We were excited to try Al Bustan as we've passed the elegant dining room hundreds of times, intrigued by the stunning chandeliers and Lebanese menu. We finally had dinner there on a Wednesday night at 8:30 PM. The dining room was quite crowded and there...More

Thank robink62
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Al Bustan is just a fraction short of being top quality but it's still a really decent meal. Lovely flavours, generous portions and a nice - if a little under populated - dining room. We were also lucky to have an exceptionally pleasant waiter. He...More

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We went for Valentine's Day dinner but other than the back half of the upstairs being reserved for a private party (which was great to enjoy the music of) it was any other night at the restaurant. The waiter and chef did a very good...More

Thank NYCAngels
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

TERRIBLE service. Made reservation for 9:45 PM on OpenTable. I called them at 9:35 saying I will be 10-15 minutes late due to city traffic around the holidays time. The man on the phone says the kitchen will be closed when I get there. However,...More

Thank PartyofShah
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Al Bustan is a large, elegant restaurant. It has an extensive menu of Lebanese specialties - all very good. The service is attentive. Surprisingly it was not very busy - at least on a week night. My only complaint - no regular coffee.

Thank riny
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Nice atmosphere and excellent food and service. Very authentic food Grape Leaves, Kibbee and humus just to mention a few items. Good Lebanese wine reasonable prices..

Thank George S
Reviewed 3 October 2016

COCKROACHES UNDER OUR TABLE. Yes, you read that right- and yes, it was plural. We started the night with high hopes, as we saw this restaurant on Michelin's Bib Gourmand list. Unfortunately, our hopes were the only high point of this experience. We made reservations...More

Thank MrBirky
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Found this gem last week in NYC. They had some very authentic food including several choices of Kibbeh. We chose (see pics) the Kibbeh Nayyeh which was lamb here (most places I go it's beef). It was fresh and served with plenty of onion and...More

Thank rbonis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022-4908
    (Between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: E & V trains to 53rd Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-759-5933
  • E-mail
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