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Bustan, New York, NY

Bustan

4.7
4.7
1407 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
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Located in New York City's Upper West Side, Bustan serves Mediterranean cuisine in a modern, colorful atmosphere. The restaurant offers a wide range of cuisine from Southern Europe to North Africa. Bustan also caters offsite events and offers takeout for its customers' convenience.

Start out your meal at Bustan with one of the restaurant's appetizers such as the hummus or the falafel with our homemade Taboon bread. Choose from dinner options like the Kebab Halabi or Chicken "Musakhan". Top off your experience with a dessert like the Nemesis: Baked chocolate mousse cake.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 23 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Israeli, Greek
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 595-5050
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Eli Buli
  • Catering
    Off-site catering is available
  • Private party facilities
    Our garden is available for private events. Please email to bustanny@gmail.com for inquiries.
  • Private party contact
    Jose Paulo Cortes: (212) 595-5050
  • Area
    Upper West Side
  • Cross Street
    Between 83rd and 84th St
  • Parking Details
    Meter parking available
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,407 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York City

    Mediterranean

  • Manhattan

    Mediterranean

1,407 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic restaurant—from beginning to end. As soon as I entered Bustan, I was greeted with “hellos” from several servers and the host. (I had never been to Bustan, mind you!) The host seated me immediately at a lovely two top by a large picture window. My friend joined me in a few minutes and the ordering began. Our waitress was charming and helpful. The food was amazing! (While all the food was delicious, a special shout out for a “small dish” of spicy feta which was delicious and unique.). Also, the prices were extremely reasonable—especially given the quality of the food. Finally, Bustan is a restaurant that is clearly welcoming to all ages—a real gem!

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  2. JudyO

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, friendly wait staff; the terrace is quieter.

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  3. SteveG

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reserved here for a quick bite before a show at the Beacon Theater. Shared the homemade bread, hummus, eggplant carpaccio, and Moroccan fish (cooked in a clay dish with a thin bread dome over the top). Everything was SO good, wish we had more time to linger over another dish. Worth mentioning, the staff was terrific too. Interacted with the Maitre d', bartender, waiter and busman, and they were all welcoming, attentive, and helpful.

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  4. RobertR

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a new favorite. Thanks to Lissett for great service!

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  5. PamG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. The food was delicious and plentiful. Will go back again.

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  6. judyw

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed our meal. It is a great place. The atmosphere is lovely.

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  7. Tiff

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wine list limited but the food all excellent. Had be best octopus of my life.

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  8. CSunshine

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food and service were great. Noise level too high to hold a conversation Go very early. And always ask for a quiet table!

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  9. ElizabethS

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the best neighborhood restaurant in the UWS--great food and wonderful staff

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  10. UWSide

    New York City

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great vibe and delicious food. Appetizer portions were rather small for size. Should come with some complimentary bread to start out the meal.

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  11. Mark

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the Israeli Salad, tahini, whole fish and more. Lots more great food options and a lively ambience make it our overall favorite middle eastern restaurant in NY.

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  12. AJReviewski

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shared 7 dishes at a table of 5 and every single dish a winner. Great vibe, service and food.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible. I will be back. However our server, unsure if she was new, did not know anything. Could not explain any dish. And couldn’t even tell us what type of vodka you carry without typing it on the toast handheld. Overall it was delicious. Thanks.

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  14. LynetteT

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another stellar evening at Bustan. One of the best restaurants on UWS

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious menu, excellent service and good vibe, everything was very well prepared and served.

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  16. AliciaF

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful service from the hostess to our server!!! Food was outstanding. The eggplant carpaccio and bronzino were so full of wonderful flavor. An NYC favorite of mine!

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  17. hkwnyc

    New York City

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the 700 degree roasted cabbage to the branzino in a crock pot, every single dish was superb! The waiter, Ofer, was adorable and very attentive. I love the pricing - not the rip off you're seeing in so many restaurants. Good value, great food and service. I'm definitely coming back!

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  18. Dee4NY

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The hummus is the best I have ever had! Food is outstanding! Our server was wonderful and attentive. However, the male host left a lot to be desired. A little short and rather judgy...frankly enough that while we planned on bringing friends over, unlikely to do so because why bother when there are a million other places in NYC which could be as good and without a rude host......

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  19. JenniferR

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy with a fun vibe. Great food. Hip, modern ambiance with good (but loud) music. We were on of the last patrons but given that is was only @10:45pm didn’t appreciate them putting their bagged garbage in full view. Made for a less than pleasant end to a great time.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great for a date or sharing plates with friends, great Mediterranean selection

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  21. ScottN

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The. Us boy was picking up our appetizer while we were still eating it. The main course came before we finished our appetizer. The waitress seemed oblivious.

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  22. Foodandfunlvr

    New York City

    43 reviews

    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great service at the table was great, but for some reason host was very rude when we arrived. We were a few minutes late, but there were plenty of empty tables and I’ve been there many times before. Rather than greeting an old customer with a good to see you, he yelled at me! Such a bad way to start what turned out to be happily a nice evening

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  23. rcm1

    Washington DC

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love you Morrocan fish stew , it is amazing!! I always enjoy dining with you whether I sit at the bar like I did last night or get a table.

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  24. DavidO

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at Bustan is fabulous. Each dish has a unique take on traditional Middle Eastern cuisine. The staff are friendly and I never feel pushed to free up the table. Really has become my favorite UWS restaurant.

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  25. tobi

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the dorado entree, which was delicious. Highly recommend it! The artichoke appetizer, a special, was fine but not great. Our server was a bit inattentive, but overall our experience was very good and we would return.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lone all the food here. You can’t go wrong. The cabbage appetizer is special and I don’t even like cabbage.

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  27. charlesm

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, authentic food. service timely, informative and delightful. would recommend to anyone

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  28. kurtndeb

    Yorkshire

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was so delicious. We had 3 small plates and 3 medum plates for 2 people, plus dessert each. I wish I lived near here because I would come back often.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always the best food and great service This is a 10 with 100 stars

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  30. LaurieH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening. Food was beyond delicious and service was awesome

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  31. JustFolks

    New York City

    180 reviews

    4.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A pleasure in every way. Not extraordinary, but definitely a neighborhood gem!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I wanted delicious and clean food. Bustan didn’t disappoint. We ordered the taboon bread with hummus and spicy Peta and OMG! It was so fresh and delicious. We ordered the israeli salad and the special of the day which were filet mignon in a kebab and the fish patties. We were so happy with our options. The spicy margaritas were delicious as well. For the dessert we ordered the baklava with the scoop of ice cream. The service and ambiance were excellent. We have only good things to say about Bustan, we want to go back and try other items of their menu.

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  33. sues

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Much too noisy!!! No need for a loud bartender plus music plus tables so close to each other that the noise level is further exacerbated. I used to love the food and experience at Bustan. No more.

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  34. LillianM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I didn’t like the area outside for my special Valentine’s Day

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  35. BianaB

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Amazing service. Loved everything about this restaurant.

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  36. Kazzz

    New York City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was very disappointed by this place last night. I used to come here quite often, and I loved it.. But last night... we 1) waited forever for food to be served (we did get a complimentary hummus though, which was nice, but we do not love hummus and would not have ordered one anyway); 2) I asked for my fish to be filleted (upon the suggestion of the waiter!), but I just got a regular fish, full of bones; 3) fish and potatoes felt reheated, and not fresh at all - somehow dry. There was also no taste, just a saturation of dry spices. Based on last night's experience, I no longer recommend this place.

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  37. DianeA

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was wonderful. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us. They were extremely friendly and knowledged. The food was also amazing. All the dishes were so different with the flavors and presentation. Every dish was delicious.

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  38. VasiliB

    New York City

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers were great. Three of our four entrees were not. Two of the three were almost inedible but our wives didn’t want to complain

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  39. RobertB

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great flavors. Great for sharing. Friendly and helpful staff. Will go back!

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  40. Debby

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bustan is our favorite restaurant in the city. The food is out of this world !!! Every dish is so fresh and seasoned to perfection, Whenever we have friends from out of town , we love to take them there so they can rave too. Danny ,the manager ,makes all his guests feel so special and welcome. His waitstaff follows through with attentive and caring service The whole experience makes for a delightful evening. I can’t wait to go back. Bustan never disappoints.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bustan using the Order Online button. Bustan also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Bustan also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 595-5050.

Bustan is rated 4.7 stars by 1407 OpenTable diners.

Bustan does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bustan

487 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between 83rd and 84th St
  • Area
    Upper West Side
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Israeli, Greek
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Meter parking available
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Eli Buli
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 595-5050
  • Catering
    Off-site catering is available
  • Private party facilities
    Our garden is available for private events. Please email to bustanny@gmail.com for inquiries.
  • Private party contact
    Jose Paulo Cortes: (212) 595-5050
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