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Al Bustan

319 E. 53rd St., New York, NY 10022 40.756 -73.966
nr. Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-759-5933 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Price Range: $$$

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Nearby Subway Stops

E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.; 6 at 51st St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


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Delivery Area

40th St. to 60th St., FDR Dr. to Fifth Ave.


Long a favorite of United Nations delegates and the in-the-know Midtown set, Al Bustan serves the most refined Lebanese cuisine in town. But does the kitchen do enough to justify the tariff, which can be two or three times what you'd pay for the same menu items at the typical Middle Eastern restaurant? Certainly, the cream-colored minimalist dining room and attentive service add some value, and the elegance of the presentations adds some more. Still, it's an expensive way to eat hummus.


Reservations are accepted only for groups of 3 or more.

Recommended Dishes

Samboussek (dumplings stuffed with minced meat), $6.50; grilled kafta (minced skewered lamb with chopped onions, spices, and parsley), $22.50