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Bustan NYC

487 Amsterdam Ave, (Bet. 83rd & 84th Streets), New York City, NY 10024-4627
+1 212-595-5050
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“hummus” (33 reviews)
“lamb” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
487 Amsterdam Ave, (Bet. 83rd & 84th Streets), New York City, NY 10024-4627
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed my meal. Service was solicitous. Offered me tastes of both roses by the glass. Accomodated our 4th who was late without a moment of grief. Had the 3 dips (spicy feta, hummus and tzatziki) with oven baked fresh bread. Roasted cauliflower - almost the...More

Thank Lori G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg... this place used to be the best in my neighborhood. Now they changed the chef, brought a guy from Israel that changed the whole menu, and it’s terrible! I would recommend this place. No halibut, no blbaghoch... also they charge $5 for iced tea...More

Thank Melfuertes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Mediterranean food here but honestly I have had better at other places for less money. They do have good hummus and falafel here

Thank emmyFortLauderdale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was hot on fathers day. We sat out back in the Garden. Sun had heated it up and the buildings blocked any air circulation. but enough with conditions. Food was excellent, and they did cater to my grand daughter's allergies. Service was very good.

Thank tbirdhs
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Why is it that the food at a restaurant can be good enough that you would want to return, but the service is so poor that you won't? Rainy Sunday afternoon, seated in the back room. Water dripping down the wall and our feet in...More

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has been around for a few years now and regulars know they are guaranteed a wonderful dining experience in a beautiful setting. One can enjoy the back garden, main dining area or very comfortable cushioned stools at the bar. The best dishes all...More

Thank bassfinder
Reviewed 9 May 2018

BUSTAN has become a go-to place for us, especially for a spontaneous, unplanned UWS lunch. We've now been many times. The food is always good, the service always helpful and hospitable, the wine recs dependable, the servings generous (we find that we always end up...More

Thank Fred193
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Loved the food and atmosphere- the wait staff was solicitous as we waited for friends to join but not annoying. Food was plentiful and delicious- interesting eclectic mix of Mediterranean dishes and standard fare.

Thank KARENSK_12
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our second time at Bustan for dinner. Very good Mediterranean food, a bit pricey. Octopus appetizer is excellent as is the hummus and falafel. I had the lamb terracotta for my main course and it was a very large and a very good dish. Staff...More

Thank fayel29
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Had dinner there recently. Service was Good. Food was quick. Ambience is loud - but that is most of the NY restaurants. Good place and food is authentic. Lots of options overall. But very limited options for vegetarian or vegan. Overall I give it a...More

Thank WorldtravellerKNH
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 487 Amsterdam Ave, (Bet. 83rd & 84th Streets), New York City, NY 10024-4627
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-595-5050
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Bustan, meaning "garden or "orchard" in Hebrew Arabic and ancient Aramaic, expands the shores of Southern Europe, Western Asian and North Africa to Manhattan's Upper West Side as a contemporary pan-Mediterranean restaurant embracing the region's cultural diversity. It stands out in New York City's sea of Mediterranean restaurants with a distinctive palate-enticing multicultural approach to food and drink. An approach that extends to the design of the intimate space. In fact, diners take a fascinating culinary journey at Bustan, exploring menus that reflect the ingredients, flavors and culinary techniques of Greece, Italy France, Spain Morocco, Turkey and Israel. Sometimes all blossoming in a single dish! Whatever their provenance, most of the restaurant's dishes are cooked in the kitchen's centerpiece taboon oven. Fashioned after the more than two millennia old design of the classic Middle East oven, Bustan's taboon was custom built to be a one-of-a-kind with a rotating base that assures the even distribution of heat throughout the cooking process.
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