Reservations are highly recommended. Walk-ins are welcomed and please expect a long wait at times. We do our best effort for all our guests to dine with us and experience our delicious food...
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Au Za’atar is a Lebanese / Middle Eastern restaurant which has quickly become a destination in the East Village for New Yorker's and tourists alike, serving family recipes from Lebanon and other middle eastern countries. Au Za'atar has become known for it's signature specialty The Original Tableside Shawarma. You can order your choice of Chicken, Beef or Lamb. The Shawarma is prepared fresh and beautifully mixed in a marinade made with many blended spices. The wait staff brings the Shawarma directly to your table to finish cooking as you enjoy an endless assortment of mezze with a glass of Lebanese wine or beer. When it has finished cooking you can carve it yourself or your server will do it for you. So come and have a unique and engaging culinary experience like no other and enjoy a romantic dinner or an intimate meal with friends and family in New York's legendary East Village.
I've been here a few times- once for brunch and twice for dinner. The staff is super accommodating (they accommodated our table of 15) and friendly about my reservation and making sure we had a good space/seating. The food is also AMAZING! We ordered pretty much everything on the menu and everyone loved their food...
First time trying Lebanese food and Im impressed! The food was so delicious!! Everything was super tasty we got a lot of mezze appetizers every single plate was so yummy and don't forget to try the Lebanese wine there..and the service was excellen... highly recommend guys!!!!
Best Middle Eastern restaurant in New York by far. The appetizers are amazing (hummus, foul, and mana'eesh). The waiters are friendly and the atmosphere is nice for dates or groups of friends
Outstanding Arabic food. I've travelled all over the Middle East including Lebanon and this is the real deal. Excellent service as well. Wish they had one in Boston!
Great authentic food. Excellent stop for humus. Try the Lebanese wine, it's pure wonderful. Great customer service and good vibe throughout