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) executive chef/owner Elias Ghafary takes the cuisine and culture of his homeland to the next level with a breathtaking restaurant that recalls Beirut’s standing as “the Paris of the Middle East.”
The new Al Bustan encapsulates the timeless elegance of Lebanon. The dramatic 150 seats dining room is the perfect backdrop for the menu that showcases authentic Middle Eastern cuisine ranging from the simple to the sublime. Chef Ghafary’s mastery of traditional spices and flavors makes each offering an opportunity to experience classics and delicacies in new and exciting ways. Every plate becomes a culinary journey that ignites the senses.
Al Bustan also features the seductive A.B., a subterranean cocktail lounge that caters to sophisticated tastes and sensibilities. Arrive before your guests and enjoy Lebanese-inspired drinks and canapés as you await your table at Al Bustan’s dining room or make a night of it – the possibilities to enjoy A.B. are endless.