Al Bustan

Al Bustan

Middle Eastern Restaurant and Mediterranean Restaurant · Sutton Place
319 E 53rd St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY 10022, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
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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... (See all)


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    "assortment of tasty hummus"(3 Tips)
    Sabrina S.
    "delicious lebanese food, beautiful setting and ambience."(8 Tips)
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  • Wejdan

    Not the best lebanese but the atmospher makes it up to that. The service was great! The food was nice.

    Wejdan · October 13
  • John P.

    The lower level is great for private parties

    John Paterakis · September 27, 2014
  • CJ G.

    Great food, and they even had Lebanese wine! Beautiful and clean too.

    CJ Gartland · August 13, 2014
  • Yara

    The tabuleh salad is the best I had in NYC. Try their kafta!!

    Yara · September 25, 2012
  • 7th.List

    A cheerful spot with fresh Lebanese cooking. A good way to begin might be an assortment of tasty hummus, fatayer, baba gannouj and arayess. Choices among main courses include kafta khashkhash. Read more

    7th.List · September 9, 2012
  • Hannah L.

    Get the kibbeh and don't be afraid to try it raw :)

    Hannah LaHood · May 2, 2012
  • Hannah L.

    My favorite lebanese restaurant of all time, I have been coming here almost my whole life and the food is always fresh and amazing with service to match!!

    Hannah LaHood · May 2, 2012
  • Glenda L.

    Love it here! The food is traditional and delicious! Service is always great!

    Glenda LaHood · May 2, 2012
  • M M.

    For a Lebanese restaurant,.they didn't have the best Hummus. The service was poor in spite of just 2 tables being served.

    M M · March 25, 2012
  • Max Z.

    Nothing special.

    Max Zanan · January 8, 2012
  • Amy K.

    Beautiful chandelier and decor. The toasted lamb pita appetizer is amazing, as well as their grilled pita with cheese appetizer. Hummus is always fresh.

    Amy K · November 14, 2011
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    We've selected this restaurant as a 2012 Bib Gourmand! For your chance to win a free dinner for 2, snap a pic & share on Twitter or Instagram with #BibNYC. Good luck!

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · October 5, 2011
  • Julien D.

    Enjoy some mezze with belly dancers on Saturday.

    Julien Dassault · August 30, 2011
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Try one of the meze-based prix-fixe dinner options and let the chef take you on a tour of his Lebanese kitchen. - Inspector

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · August 16, 2011
  • nymag

    Sponsored Tip: Order San Pellegrino or Acqua Panna water at this Lebanese spot and a donation will be made to Share Our Strength! Also: try the richly creamy foul medamas app. Read more

    nymag · April 4, 2011
  • Samantha D.

    Best Belly Dance Shows and Live Music. Every Saturday!

    Samantha Diaz · March 27, 2011
  • Richard L.

    Very comfortable. No crowd or fuss.

    Richard L · October 6, 2010
  • Katie B.

    the only place with vegetarian kibbee, amazing!

    Katie Bredin · August 15, 2010
  • Sabrina S.

    delicious lebanese food, beautiful setting and ambience. watch the game downstairs and try the rose mojito, yummy!

    Sabrina Suares · June 18, 2010

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