It’s difficult to find great Lebanese food in the United States, but if there’s anywhere that could get it right, it’s New York City. We have some of the best ethnic food in the country right here in the city, with a huge range of variety to choose from and some seriously high quality cooking at our doorstep. Lebanese food is no exception to this rule- there are some wonderful Lebanese restaurants in New York if you know where to find them.
Tucked away in the East Village, this reasonably priced and truly traditional Lebanese restaurant is one of my favorites for when I want family cooking without having to make the effort myself! The food is all authentic and delicious, the perfect place to try out Lebanese food if you’re never tasted our cuisine before.
Known for it’s awesome hummus platters, Le Sajj has a huge menu full of yummy homemade Lebanese food. Located in Bay Ridge, this is one for the Brooklynites amongst you, but it’s well worth the subway ride even if you live in Manhattan.
If you’re after something a little more glamorous, Naya is a chic and contemporary dining affair that’s become particularly popular in recent years among New York’s Middle Eastern food fans. It also serves Mediterranean dishes so isn’t strictly Lebanese, but has plenty of authentic cuisine on offer.
Toum Food Truck
Food trucks are all the rage these days, so of course you can find a truck touting Lebanese dishes. This mobile restaurant serves up kibbeh, taboulleh salad and generous portions of hummus and pitta to savour on the move. Perfect for a Lebaenese lunchtime break.
Located on 5th Avenue, this Lebanese restaurant is a bit more expensive than the others listed here, but perfect for a special evening out. The meat dishes are especially good, and the ambience is ideal for a romantic date with a fellow Lebanese lover.