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Al Bustan

319 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022-4908
+1 212-759-5933
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“kibbeh” (5 reviews)
“hummus” (9 reviews)
“lamb” (6 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
319 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022-4908
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I like this restaurant a lot. It can be formal. It can be casual. It's been always easy to book, and the staff remember you once you start to repeat visiting. Dishes I've had here so far are exactly the same as what I had...More

Thank Garagan_MJ
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful venue for Mediterranean food, especially Lebonese. The menu is extensive and the food is very well-prepared, with good attention to detail in the recipes and the presentation. It is a more modern look and feel for the atmosphere with great big...More

Thank Nora O
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Just pick one of the options they have for prix fixe, and let them choose and bring food to the table. Bear in mind that any of the choices will be a LOT of food. The men who serve you are older gentlemen and very...More

Thank Jose Luis M
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

The reviews here are all over the place, as they are on other New York-based sites. Have a splendid no here, and one that was on the edge of being in there. Service is also variable life experience. I would like very much to recommend...More

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Initially when we arrived the service was warm and friendly and they appeared to be on top of taking care of us. It took an exceptionally long time to get our drinks even though they had already brought some food to the table. We were...More

Thank Ynaples
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This used to be a good restaurant. But their behavior in the last years is really strange. Today we got there before 1 pm. Their webpage said it was open, and it was. But it was empty. And the one employee that received us told...More

1  Thank rebeca v
Reviewed 22 October 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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