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Pera Mediterranean Brasserie
Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.peranyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 878-6301
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:30pm, Saturday: 12:00noon - 10:00pm, Sunday 12:00noon - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Sezai Celikbas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Fine gourmet catering and chef-for-hire catering is available to your venue of choice.
  • Entertainment: Live standard jazz and vibrant latin jazz on Fridays from 6:00pm onwards, featuring some of the most talented and unique musicians in NYC.

    To view the schedule of upcoming performances and for more information please visit www.peranyc.com.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Private Dining, special events, catering and delivery services are available.

    Please contact us via email to events@peranyc.com, by visiting www.peraeventscatering.com or by calling 212-878-6301.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 41st and 42nd
  • Public Transit: The 4, 5, 6, 7 and S Subway Trains stop at 42nd Street. The M1, M2, M3, M4, M42 and M104 buses stop at East 42nd Street and Madison Avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free street parking is available on Madison Avenue and all side streets after 7PM Monday - Saturday and all day on Sunday. Parking garages are available throughout the neighborhood, with the closest ones being on 41st Street between Park and Lexington Avenues and 39th Street between Park and Madison Avenues.
A word from Pera Mediterranean Brasserie
Stylish Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine with an emphasis on mezes and grilled meats. Join us for a selection of mezes and appetizers or opt for main course, including the Pera Tradition tasting menu, and let us take you through a journey of flavors.

Lunch and dinner menu is served Monday - Friday, brunch and dinner is served on Saturdays and Sundays. Weekend brunch also features a $21 prix-fixe menu and a $19 unlimited brunch cocktails option.

Wine & Meze Happy Hour special nightly at the bar & lounge. Pre-Theater Prix-Fixe Menu (three-course) for $35 from 5:30PM - 7:30PM.

Private Dining, special events, full-service catering and delivery services are also available.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The noise level was so high that it made it impossible to carry a conversation. The food was mediocre. The only redeeming quality was the decor with high ceilings and beautiful lighting."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This is the second time I have eaten at Pera and it was as great as the first. Love this place. Service is the best!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant many time but for some reason the prices seems to be getting very high, even during restaurant week."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I'm at a loss to describe how wonderful our dining experience was at Pera. It's a lovely place, very romantic, with fantastic food. My husband and I both loved the mixed grill. So delectable, especially the lamb rib lets! Only regret: We'd had a late lunch so had no room to try all the tempting meze or the desserts. We will return as soon as we can."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Five women ate octopus: all were pleased with their choices. I love this restaurant, especially at lunch when it is busy and then it turns quiet and relaxing. I like the energy of drink time and the authenticity and artfulness of the food. I am never disappointed. Never."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • " Great location--- food tasty and interesting menu. One big issue, however, We were a party of 4... I had requested "quiet" spot (significant hearing issues) and we were seated and all was well until two VERY large groups (two square tables of 12 each) were seated directly behind us and restaurant was at least half empty!! We never should gave been put at that table. It put a significant dent in our pleasure."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Brought a couple colleagues and friends here. Great service (although felt a little rushed) and excellent food. Perfect work atmosphere..."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Restaurant wasn't that crowded and everyone was seated on one side and one side mostly open tables. It made the noise level higher than need be and the tables, like all NYC restaurants, were really close by. Service was a bit slow and Inattentive which was out of the norm. Waitress was sweet and friendly, just could never find her."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This is not the first time we have eaten in Pera. This time our experience was different. While the appetizers were very good the fish we ordered for our main dish was just alright. It was dry and very salty."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My wife and I stopped in for Sunday Brunch before going to the Theater. Prices were fair and the food was wonderful. The Brunch special drinks were $7. We happen to like Mediterranean food - speciality of the restaurant. Nice relaxing service and a great location to have lunch or dinner before or after a show- little more of a walk than the restaurants on 42nd or 43rd but only a couple of blocks more. My wife had the lamb- she loved it and I had a salad that hit the spot. Their bread was home made and really good.We would go back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "PERA is my go-to restaurant for business entertainment because of its location. Whether I'm with one colleague or a group, I know PERA will seat my party accordingly. It will get me out of there quickly when I'm in a rush and will allow us to have a leisurely pace when we have time. And the food choices please all kinds of preferences."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It was perfect. Food was very good. Not too much and they let us sit for a long time after we were through. A thoroughly enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food at dinner is always really delicious. You can't go wrong with the mezzes and shashlik. It's always crowded so pretty noisy. Haven't loved it at lunch."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "When we first arrived at 7:30 pm, the noise level was such, that we almost left. But we asked for a quiet table and there is a small room in the back with 4 tables. Even in there, the 2 other tables were screaming. Once they left, our private corner was great. I was there the week before, for lunch. And it was also a very boisterous crowd. But they all leave at 1:15pm. The lamb tacos are fabulous. If we had left, I would have taken them to go!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I've been walking by for years and wanted to go in... Should've done it sooner! Food was amazing. We did the Sunday supper so had 3 courses each... The dip appetizer is huge, kale salad and black bean soup were also filling and good! Steak, salmon, and rice pudding finished abd enjoyed by all!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Very average 'American' cuisine that matches the price. It's fine if you are in this area of the city & hungry but it is not a special occasion venue. There are lots of good restaurants in Manhattan, this is just one of a crowd."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "had an amazing lunch with the chef special. Lamb was the best I ever had!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great service, amazing food....but dont go with a client...too noisy"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Delicious, great service, beautiful surroundings at an unbelievable price point. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Visiting NYC/excellent find! Dinner was delicious - lamb chops were prepared perfectly. Server was awesome! She made great suggestions, was very personable, and made our experience great. We will recommend Pera to others, and will be back on our next visit. Beautiful restaurant! (Might want to chat with the manager - he certainly could help the team. He stood around all night doing nothing! Then, when the restaurant got busy, he sat down and ATE at the bar - all in plain view. Not setting a good example for the team (they were working very hard) and was very obvious to the customers. We are from a restaurant family, and his behavior would not be tolerated. Thought management should know). Thanks for a fabulous dinner - just delicious!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The staff were very attentive. My salmon was made beautifully. The grilled peppers are a favorite of mine. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great find 2 blocks away from Grand Central Station. All of the food was amazing and the server was able to get us out in 1 hour so we could make our meetings. Highly recommend for business lunches."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The most delicious Lamburger I've ever had!! Well seasoned, perfectly cooked, on a house-baked bread - just a delight. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Enjoyed my meal. I has the Dorado and it was very tasty. The fig appetizer is fabulous. I also liked the olives appetizer and the hummus is a staple that must be ordered. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Overall we have a great experience. Everyone loved the food and we are definitely coming back. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "There must've been some table-assignment confusion, because we sat unattended for 10 minutes after arrival in a near-empty restaurant. I only took off 1 star, however, because after I walked to the wait staff standing at the back and asked for someone, the service was excellent from then onwards. The food was top-notch: delightful and novel tastes (not what would be on the menu at a "Mediterranean" restaurant in Minneapolis!) and expertly prepared from the amazing basket of fresh, hot sesame rolls with feta through to the flourless chocolate cake dessert and the coffee. Would definitely recommend and will go back when we're in NYC again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "food wasn't bad, just found it to be expensive for what it was. guessing the location was what drove up the price. not sure i would go back unless i happened to be in the area"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Had a sour of the moment dinner idea so we made some quick reservations at Pera. We did the tasting menu which was extremely filling and enjoyable. The tomato and onion salad is a stay away. A very nothing dish with too many tomatos. The homemade hummus was delicious. The fried calamari was the best appetizer we tried, the hot peppers in the dish really made if stand out. The meat was phenomenal especially the lamb ribs and the sirloin."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Excellent food and service friendly and courteous staff beautiful ambience"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great Turkish cuisine elegantly served in spacious and pleasant atmosphere"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I have enjoyed excellent food and service every time I've eaten at Pera. The meats are always well prepared and the bread that comes to the table is almost worth the trip itself."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Everything i've ever ordered there has always been absolutely delicious and LOVE their salads. I keep coming back because of the quality and courteous service. That said, I usually go for lunch and this last time when i went for dinner, the wait staff was obviously too thin. They were all hustling like crazy and courteous but VERY stretched so it delayed our order taking, get our sparkling water and the bill at the end."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Been there're many times and have never been disappointed with the food and service. Highly recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "geographically centered and food is excellent, always excellent food whether with a large group or not."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I've been here several times. It's a favorite for when I am in the vicinity of Grand Central. The med cuisine is meaty, and spicy, and worth returning. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • " People were very friendly, the menu is interesting and a bit different. The portions are good size. It was not crowded, but it is a new location, just opened. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "but I just didn't think the food was sufficiently interesting to justify the prices. Mediterranean ground lamb, and ground chicken, are by nature sort of spongy in texture"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Sunday night dinner was very enjoyable, good bottle of Turkish wine and a nice 3 course dinner special. Attentive service and nice decor."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "$21 for coffee / tea, brunch cocktail and main entree is a great deal! definitely recommend the peach margarita and the smoked lamb benedict! the place is spacious and beautiful as well."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It was for a company dinner with bosses and co-workers. I found this restaurant through Yelp and saw the great reviews so I decided to choose Pera over the other 2 awesome restaurants nearby. What a pleasant surprise! The ambiance was great, great staff, great wine list, great food.. not a single thing to complain about! They also have a brunch menu so I definitely will be going back with my friends in the very near future!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014