A Lovely Dining ExperienceFrom the expert service to the delicious food, this is one of my favorite Greek restaurants. We were a party of 4 and everyone loved their lunch. They have a pre-fix $25 3 course meal that is unbeatable. There is something for everyone to eat here. The baklava is a must for dessert.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently delicious!Order the lavraki and the pitzarea gigantes (bean salad)...you won't be disappointed.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting Choices, Good QualityWe had dinner before a show. The service was professional and not obtrusive. There is an interesting selection of beers including drafts as well as a nice Greek wine list. The food choices nicely accommodated the vegetarian with a creative stuffed pepper meal and the meat dish had tender lamb falling off the bone. The crowd was fairly senior, the prices were more than you might expect, the restaurant busy (this took a little away from the ambience) and were were seated very close to other dinners. I'm inspired to taste and prepare new foods based on this visit.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for ticketholders forGreat for ticketholders for City Center and Carnegie hall.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMolyvos presented a wide varietyMolyvos presented a wide variety of classic and modern Greek dishes; I believe there is something for everyone to be found on their menu. I was pleased to find some wines from Greece that were dry, delicious and served at a perfect temperature.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFor Fans of FishThe octopus appetizer alone is reason to dine at Molyvos. The entrees are great too. I've had the lamb chops in the past and this most recent visit my girlfriend and I had pink salmon and black sea bass. Both were excellent.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe typically don't frequentWe typically don't frequent Greek restaurants because I am Greek and I cook Greek food at home but we went for a traditional Easter dinner and the food was delicious. Often Greek restauarant food is overpriced, heavy and mediocre but Molyvos is an exception. The pre-fix Easter dinner was well worth the price. The meze of Glykadakia, sautéed sweetbreads, was flavorful, the traditional Easter soup, Magiritsa, was light with a refreshing lemon and egg finish. The lamb, with artichokes and fava beans, were cooked perfectly. Dessert, Galaktoboureko, which is semolina custard wrapped in phyllo, can be tough and sticky but it was exceptional; crisp and light.
Our server was not too personable, but acceptable nevertheless. Highly recommended.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant service, fine foodWe took advantage of the pre-theater menu. The garlic soup was delicious. Those of us who got the salmon brochette as a main course were very encouraged when the server asked how we wanted the fish cooked and sure enough it was delivered just as ordered, not dry as fish skewers tend to be. The roast chicken was boned except for the wing with crispy skin - very nice. The wine list is of Greek wines only and the server was very helpful in choosing a bottle. We were dining with friends we hadn't seen in a while and were particularly grateful that were were not hurried out or made to feel uncomfortable for lingering to talk. We all had a delightful time.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicately prepared food withDelicately prepared food with outstanding flavors, truly delicious with attentive but unobtrusive service. Definite 5 stars!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Accommodating ServiceHad an early Monday evening dinner here with 2 out-of-town colleagues. We each chose the prix-fixe dinner. The food was very good as was the service. I had requested a quiet table (if possible) for this business dinner, and the restaurant provided us with an excellent table at the back of the restaurant where it was quieter but not isolated. Overall a very good experience4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat before theatre menu!Great before theatre menu! Pleasant attentive waitress. Best Greek salad in a long time.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were great.Food and service were great. Good pre theater dinner in a relaxing atmosphere away from the Times Square maddness4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved the food, and theI loved the food, and the service was attentive and helpful. I will certainly be back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWow a great place. We wereWow a great place. We were amazed. The food, everything we ate, was wonderful.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, fine GreekExcellent service, fine Greek food, pleasant ambiance. Would be happy to go again.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed a great dinnerWe enjoyed a great dinner after a matinee of little plates. We especially liked the lamb and pork sausage, hummus, grilled octopus and the great pita bread. They had a good list of glasses of wine and our waiter recommended the perfect Greek wine to add to our meal. The service was great and we will return.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of my favoriteThis is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I have a number of friends with food-allergies, and the simple preparations (of extremely high-quality ingredients) mean they can eat delicious food without being nervous about their health. It's reasonably quiet, meaning I can actually have a conversation with the people I'm eating with (amazing!). The staff is pleasant, and even the decaf is good.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Greek food and freshExcellent Greek food and fresh fish.
Outstanding chocolate baklava !4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellence near Carnegie HallAlways a perfect experience. I continue to love Molyvos!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLocation, location!We went to Molyvos on the recommendation of a friend who lives in the city. Since we were going to Carnegie Hall the location was perfect and rivaled only by the quality of the food. My husband and I both had fish which was prepared beautifully and tasted great. We plan to return even when we are not going to carnegie Hall.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMas always, a delicious meal,as always, a delicious meal, great wine and excellent service. (the grilled octopus is contantly the best we've ever had, and we try it wherever we can!) we love Molyvos!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed the authenticityWe really enjoyed the authenticity of the restaurant. The small dishes are perfectly proportioned and satisfying. We've been here twice and will continue to enjoy. You can't go wrong with anything they prepare.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMolyvos is consistently good.Molyvos is consistently good. Fresh, fresh fish with great grilling. Grilled fish should note that it is enough for two. Selection of mezedes as always is a broad selection.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food. The restaurantDelicious food. The restaurant was recently remodeled since out last visit to New York 2007. Lovely decor and just the right amount of energy in the dining room. Wonderful dining experience.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFour of us had a quiet boothFour of us had a quiet booth for a birthday celebration and enjoyed a wonderful dinner of grilled fish,Greek salad,assorted mezze and rice pudding they put a candle in for the birthday girl.One of my favorite places.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I enjoyed theMy husband and I enjoyed the food greatly. Especially, the moussaka and grilled octopus are to die for. Unfortunately, the waiter we had wasn't the friendliest we've seen. He seemed to have a temper which he was trying to suppress. Also, he seemed very impatient for someone in the service industry. If we were to go back, we would make sure not to get the same waiter. Other than that, we had a good time.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Greek food! TheOutstanding Greek food! The service was efficient and friendly. The atmosphere was sophisticated yet not cold. Over all, it was a wonderful place to which we hope to return.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommendThis was my fifth visit to Molyvos. Each time, the food has been consistently excellent and the waitstaff is calm, professional, friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable about the menu. The wine list includes Greek vintages sold exclusively to Molyvos and I have been pleased with every recommendation. The menu includes both classic dishes and some lovely dishes that I has never seen before, such as the semolina crusted feta cheese with a perfect sweet and citrus orange sauce. My favorite main course is the grilled whole fish, which the kitchen is happy to filet. I like to eat at Molyvos pre-theater, because they will always make sure you are out on time without ever making you feel rushed. I highly recommend this restaurant.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious! Great find in midtown!Delicious! Great find in midtown! Food was fresh and full of flavor. We will be going back soon!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect-- as always! YouPerfect-- as always! You can always count on Molyvos for fabulous food, lovely service, a beautiful and quiet setting, and attention to your needs (e.g., to get to a Broadway show on time).4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMolyvos is our favorite choiceMolyvos is our favorite choice when coming for live performances nearby. The food is reliably good, the service is efficient and usually one can get a table, because it is a large place. It is very comfortable, a real neighborhood gem. The Greek wine selection is good and the grilled fish is done better than almost anywhere!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a beautiful restaurant.This is a beautiful restaurant. The food was excellent!!!!! The service was wonderful. Their prix-fixe menu is a great value and so delicious!!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent food. friendly professionexcellent food. friendly professional service. appealing & reasonable prix fixe menu.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter some tweaks that includeAfter some tweaks that include new decor, Molyvos has come a long way in terms of holding its own against some of its upscale competitors in Manhattan's Greek restaurant scene. It had not kept up with the times, but it's played catch-up in a way it can be proud of. Definitely include it in your rotation of "go to" Greek establishments.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Greek food, niceExcellent Greek food, nice ambience, good service and convenient for Carnegie Hall and NY City Center.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Great New Find...Great pre-concert restaurant due to its proximity from Carnegie Hall. Food is fantastic! Fresh and seasonal menu, prepared with Greece or the Mediterranean in mind without forgetting it's roots.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGood pre or post show optionTop drawer Greek food. The sesame crusted feta, the headed prawns in clay pot, and the moussaka are worth trying.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting cocktail list.Interesting cocktail list. Food choices for all diets.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful theater-district/CarnegA wonderful theater-district/Carnegie Hall restaurant. Top notch Greek food--delicious, tasty but still healthy. We had an appetizer of spinach pie and the stuff peppers and stuffed cabbage, respectively. What makes this restaurant remarkable is that it's an excellent value. The ambience is lovely as well, with the tables well-spaced and a lovely understated and light decor. And the service is lovely, too.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this restaurant. It'sI love this restaurant. It's getting a bit pricey, but it's worth it.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent choice near Carnegie HallWe made a 5:30 reservation at Molyvos in advance of a 7:00 performance at Carnegie Hall. The restaurant was an excellent choice because we didn't want a full meal and they serve a variety of delicious appetizers and small plates. We enjoyed a very good small meal composed of five tasty small plates accompanied by glasses of wine from their good offerings. Each of our wines was brought in an individual carafe, which made a generous pour. The service was quick, efficient and pleasant. We will definitely return sometime for a more leisurely meal.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWhenever we go to City CenterWhenever we go to City Center (3-5 times/year), we have pre-theatre dinner at Molyvos. It never fails to deliver "the goods"!! We'll be back....3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waiter was excellent.The waiter was excellent. The ambiance and decor was lovely3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMReal DealWhenever we visit NY, Molyvos is always on the top of our list as one of our favorites. Being of Greek descent, this is the real deal! We love the Beets with Scordalia, Cabbage Dolmades, Mousaka, Lamb Yuvetsi, and their great fish selection. Also an amazing all Greek wine list. It's great to see how far Greek wines have come. It makes me very proud!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently outstanding.Consistently outstanding. Have been going there for years, and I hope many more to come. What more can I say? (It's gotten a bit expensive.)3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWest Side FishProbably the best fish in midtown. Uniquely fresh and expertly prepared, it never disappoints. The Greek salad is the best in the city. Great atmosphere for business or dinner with friends. I don't often write reviews, but Molyvos is truly a great restaurant.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really loved our waitress,veryWe really loved our waitress,very attentive and friendly3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMolyvos a True FindBack again and this visit did not disappoint. Had excellent food, superb service, great company. We enjoyed our meal, never felt rushed, and we were out in enough time to make our Broadway show! Love this place. Authentic Greek food made with such attention to detail. Delicious. Highly recommend the Grilled Octopus and of course, the Mousaka. Every dessert is a winner! Thanks, to our highly attentive waitress, Despina!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service. WaiterExcellent service. Waiter recommended a different wine than my husband has selected and that wine was very good. Special sirloin steak that I ordered was outstanding.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI eat here frequently. TheI eat here frequently. The food is special, cooked with love. It is well seasoned, and presented with care.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM