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“amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Almayass NYC

Almayass NYC
24 E 21st Street, New York City, NY 10010 (Flatiron District)
+1 212-473-3100
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Ranked #286 of 11,180 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Armenian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Flatiron District
Cross street: Between Broadway and Park
Description: "There is no sincerer love than the love of food" Bernard Shaw The essence of Almayass is best described "...when the hanging leaves dance to the rhythm of delicate breeze."
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

amazing amazing amazing! every time I come New York I insist on eating here. food is fantastic, formal but still relaxed atmosphere and tremendous service. each time I there the manager also stops at the table to ensure everything was ok. and it is a sincere ask! have never been disappointed

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North Bethesda, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lebanese-Armenian Gem of a Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Had one of those restaurant experiences that New York city is famous for. This Lebanese-Armenian restaurant boasts excellent ethnic food along with impeccable service in a most comfortable setting. This is a restaurant not to be missed

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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150 reviews 150 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Chicken liver is the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have become a regular now to this restaurant. Obviously, the first big plus is that the food is great. Service is also very good. Cuisine is diverse and I see people with different preferences dining there. I really recommend this,a s I have not found anything similar in Manhattan so far, therefore the cuisine is unique.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Mexico
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Just delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I grew up on Armenian food and looked for a great restaurant to visit while visiting NYC. Food was wonderful, service attentive and knowledgeable.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
“A Worthy Addition”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Just beyond the two year mark, this branch of the flagship Beirut restaurant is a fine addition to the eclectic dining scene in the Flatiron district. It is a very attractively decorated space. The welcome is genuine and the service is of a high standard. All of the food is tasty and some particularly memorable: the Dzadzek Almayass appetizer (yogurt, cucumber, fresh garlic and dried mint) was worth the price of admission. A trio of sesame paste, Greek olives and yogurt offered as a welcoming accompaniment to some fried or baked pita bread were all of high quality. A warm appetizer of frogs legs (fried with lemon and garlic sauce) was very good, but not sublime. Perhaps I was feeling a little guilty so soon after the most recent Muppet movie. We will have to go back to Casablanca for the gold standard.

My wife and I ordered two meat dishes, minced filet mignon, and ground beef kebabs, both featuring a sweet and sour cherry sauce. We have fond memories of similar sauces in Turkey. This sauce was sweeter than we would prefer. Next time, we will opt for the lamb chops. Fortunately, our guest had ordered fresh branzino, and she was delighted with the fish. Our side orders of rice were delicious. Our waiter was also very solicitous of our friend's need to avoid salt and butter.

For those of us without those dietary restrictions, a Lebanese-Armenian version of baklava and a fairly sweet mint sorbet were both satisfying. Since our guest was unable to have wine, we opted for a couple of glasses of a Lebanese red, and it definitely enhanced our meal.

At the end of our supper, the owner, or a manager, came over to ask how our meal had been. We appreciated that grace note, and we do look forward to returning. I wish there were more seafood dishes on the menu, but I am sure there are additional discoveries worth making here.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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