Pera Soho
Pera Soho

Pera Soho

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pera-soho.com/
  • Phone: (212) 878-6305
  • Hours of Operation:
    Winter 2014/2015 Hours
    Mon & Tues: 5:00pm - 10:30pm (Lunch groups and events accepted)
    Wed & Thurs: 12:00pm - 10:30pm
    Fri & Sat: 12:00pm - 11:30pm
    Sun: 12:00pm - 9:30pm

    Last dinner seating 30 minutes prior to published closing times.

    Brunch is served from 12:00pm until 4:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

    Happy Hour specials every day until 7:00pm at the Bar.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Pete Dalitsouris
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Fine gourmet catering and chef-for-hire catering is available to your venue of choice. On-premise catering options include several private dining rooms, an outdoor private dining gazebo, and a rooftop patio for cocktail receptions.
  • Special Events: Private Dining, special events, catering and delivery services are available. For more information please visit www.pera-soho.com or contact events@pera-soho.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broome Street
  • Public Transit: In order of proximity (nearest to farthest): E to Spring Street, 1 to Canal Street, N/Q to Canal Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free street parking is available, although limited, on neighboring streets. Best chances would be to park on Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue) or on West Broadway. Several parking garages are located on West Broadway between Broome and Canal streets.

A word from Pera Soho
Pera Soho is a transportative Mediterranean retreat in the heart of Soho. Inspired by the renowned Istanbul neighborhood where cuisine, art, culture, nightlife and the cosmopolitan converge, Pera Soho seduces with an environment that is simultaneously warm and vibrant.

Pera Soho’s culinary philosophy is to look beyond the current day geographical borders of the Eastern Mediterranean and instead appreciate their culinary and cultural richness as a whole. In addition to the contemporary presentation of authentic recipes, Pera Soho’s cuisine also embellishes the use of Eastern Mediterranean ingredients and cooking methods to create its own signature dishes.

Pera Soho has a unique configuration comprised of indoor open dining and private dining areas, open and private outdoor dining in our garden, and SkyDeck accommodations with 180 degree views of the Manhattan skyline from the Empire State Building to the Freedom Tower.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Pera Soho reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (35)neighborhood gem (23)good for groups (20)fit for foodies (19)romantic (13)great for brunch (9)special occasion (8)hot spot (8)great for lunch (8)late-night find (5)notable wine list (4)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great Group Night out
    Ec68
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised at the decor and ambience of the restaurant. We ordered from the prefix menu and the food was amazing. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must try!!!
    Szc76
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    My husband and I went on the recommendation of a friend. It was fabulous tasting food!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food with a lot of Turkish/Me
    Pasadena
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Tasty food with a lot of Turkish/Mediterranean tastes
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • While the food is most of
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    While the food is most of the time very good, the portions on the prix-fix menu were very small and kind of disappointing.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch was delicious, attentive
    DogsVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    brunch was delicious, attentive staff, very nice place
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stay Away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The food was fair, at best. Our waitress kept insisting we have iced tea refills, only for us to find our later that each refill was charged another 5$ Horrible customer service. I wouldn't go back
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  • First time at Pera Soho
    westvillagefoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Right near the Holland Tunnel which is great for those who come from NJ. Walking up to the restaurant, the entrance wasn't obvious. The food is good, I enjoyed the butternut squash soup and the Adana lamb. The service was excellent. I would hope so because on a Friday night there weren't many patrons. The servers and host were very attentive. At the end of getting the bill, the server gave a card for the guests to review the experience at Pera which was nice but some might not want to take the time to fill it out, but I didn't mind. Overall. visit and enjoy Pera Soho.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A True Gem
    InayahVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I came in from Philadelphia for the day and had lunch at this restaurant the service was impeccable, the food was marvelous and the atmosphere very cozy and zen. I have put this restaurant on my best of New York list. I will be back for lunch, brunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for vegetarians as well
    ShannamVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Pera Soho has a lovely chic look and vibe. The menu is quite nice and easy for vegetarians as well as fish and meat eaters. We enjoyed our meal very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day
    OmNomNom
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Sat promptly and OT request for table out of the way accommodated as best they could Live Jazz, singer was meh, musicians were great but they took a lot of breaks and left early... Beautifully decorated, romantic lighting and gorgeous hanging lights over bar Food came like clockwork although it felt the server was waiting for us to finish our bottle of wine before he took our order... Delicious strwbry champagne and perfectly portioned menu, risotto a little undercooked but the lobster saved it Two sets of awful guests on one side- as an ex-restaurant worker they were horrible (and cheap) and on Valentines! Poor server! I walked out with a rose, balloons, my date and a smile on my face. Overall an excellent Valentines, thank you Pera!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great until the end!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My fiance and I were looking forward to dining here for the first time and for the most part we had a great time until the end. We had just finished paying our bill and in the midst of finishing our champagne, when either a restaurant manager or maitre d told us to get up due to them needing the table. This was extremely rude. There were other open tables behind us and after spending a lot of money this is how we were treated. After we confronted this person, all that was said to us is that we can finish our drink at the bar. Very poor customer service.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Experience
    windog1821VIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    The wine and apps were good, but when main meals came out, they didn't cook meat to correct temperatures for our party, and dishes were very mediocre, including the sirloin and hanger steaks. Been to the midtown location which was better, but I would not return to the sister restaurant in Soho again.
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  • Closing Time
    Leylalovesparis
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    I've had drinks in the summer at Pera Soho and thought it was time to take it inside. I love the ambiance of the place. It's such a warm and inviting space, really pleasant on the eyes. My friend and I were the only table as we got there late and the weather was in the single digits. Our server Crystal was very attentive and professional and didn't show the least bit of annoyance at our need to linger over coffee and dessert while her shift was clearly over. I think Pera Soho is a lil neighborhood gem and I hope the summer outdoor crowd comes "in" for the winter. I will definitely be visiting again, if only for the baklava made with pistachios instead of walnuts! Deeeeelish...
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible on all levels
    RoulettetomVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Beautiful venue warm, welcoming, attentive and excellent service Outstanding Food Impressive take on Pan-Mediterranean cuisine Definitely will go back for business, pleasure and in-between.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Go to Pera SoHo
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Pera SoHo has been a favorite since it opened in my neighborhood. Staff is lovely, food presentation and preparation are first rate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok, will try again this summer
    linzshelton
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    We went for brunch on a very cold winter day, the place was pretty empty, however the staff was super friendly and our waiter was really attentive, so we still had a great time. The food was hit or miss - I loved my salad but my friends were less than impressed with their entrees. It seems to have a gorgeous outside space, so I would definitely come back on a nice summer day to sit outside with cocktails and snacks - the service is that good that it deserves another chance!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall it was good but as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Overall it was good but as good as the original one on Madison Ave. comparing the Pera Soho to the original was dissapointing
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  • Had a great time. Beautiful
    mmmm
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Had a great time. Beautiful room and fantastic food. Service was wonderful and attentive! Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    While traveling in the US you embrace local traditions, so we went for Thanksgiving dinner "en famille"! And chose Pera Soho for it's review in Time Out NY and for it's location which was very convenient for us. The Thanksgiving menu was adequate to the season with 2 choices per course and a vegetarian option and was overall good: the turkey moist and juicy and the risotto very tasty. The starter salad was extremely acid, though: too much vinegar. The desserts were all good and not too sweet. Overall a good experience except for the bill that almost doubled the price of each menu with taxes, service and extras and we drank less than 1 glass of sparkling wine per person. But it is probably an american thing that we were not familiar with.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanksgiving lunch
    Australian
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    The food here was delicious and great ambience. The service was great however we felt a bit rushed with the meal as there was no time in between courses.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was really disappointing
    mlight
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I was so excited to try this place out for my birthday this year. Unfortunately, while my husband and I had a nice evening out, the food was really disappointing. This is my favorite type of cuisine, so I must admit hat I have high expectations. That being said, if you're going to charge what Pera charges, you better serve high quality food. We ordered the chicken rolls for an appetizer, which I found to be dry and overcooked. My husband ordered the lamb rack for his main. The lamb was cooked nicely, but the chickpea mash was extremely bland and the eggplant fondue was too sweet. My least favorite dish was the dumplings. All I could taste was the dumpling dough (which was much too thick) and the overpowering yogurt sauce.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PERA soho
    Tdine
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Attentive service, food was quite good. We both had the bass and it was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not worth the trip
    2FoodiesFromNYVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Food was good the service was very very slow. The Host came over to us and asked if we had ordered. When we said, "yes- 15 minutes ago" he ran over To our waiter who seemed unaware of the delay. The brunch entrees finally arrived 5 minutes later. The host ultimately only charged us for 1 meal. Thank goodness it was such a beautiful fall day so The wait wasn't so bad. Would not go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome but horrible service
    Five
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Went for Sunday brunch. Outdoors was awesome and food was great. The service was horrible! They need to do something about the service or it is just not worth going.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • LOVE IT!
    Mary
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We went to celebrate my birthday and it was wonderful! the food it's great, the wine list even better and the service was outstanding too!..
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good Choice
    Pat4211
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    We were 7 for lunch, I chose the restaurant. I was very happy that everyone loved it. The hummus appy was excellent. Everyone really enjoyed their lunch, which ranged from hamburgers (simply delicious) shrimp & rice, a beef dish and 2 others I am not sure of the names. In addition, the bloody marys were the best! Thanks Maryann Service could not have been better, Eddie appeared magically when anything was needed. Will definitely return here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third times not a charm
    ShefjVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    This is the third time I've been here for dinner. My friends & I met early for drinks and ended up adding two more to out dinner reservation and were subsequently unable to be accommodated outside. Once inside the service dropped substantially. I think the waitress was also serving guests outside as there was no excuse when there were only 2 or 3 other tables filled. She barely came to check on us, we had to ask for dishes multiple times, didn't ask us if we wanted drinks and brought us out bill as soon as we finished eating without offering more drinks or dessert. I've never had a problem with the food here which is still outstanding, but a word of caution - get a table wherever it's crowded and you're bound to get better service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful outside area but
    MSWIVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Beautiful outside area but unfortunately this is the only good thing about this place. Service is mediocre at best and the quality of food does not match the prices they charge here. What a pity....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I ordered the SeaBass and
    kkjj
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    I ordered the SeaBass and the dish was cold. Additionally, the Brussel Sprouts were tasty but,cold as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Terrible service!
    BillyPVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    My guest asked our waitress if the Pera salad was on a bed of greens. The waitress seemed confused by the term 'greens' so I clarified for her and asked 'Does the Pera salad have lettuce in it?". She said "Yes, the Pera salad has lettuce in it." Turns out, it doesn't. Waitress NEVER came by to ask if everything was ok. We finally got her attentions and asked for a bed of lettuce to put the Pera salad on. Waitress brought us the lettuce, but when we got the bill, it turns out she CHARGED us for a bowl of lettuce after she had erroneously told us that the salad did, in fact, come with lettuce. So, we took the cost of the lettuce out of her tip. WE WON'T BE BACK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • food saved the day
    tomathin
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Eating outside on a sunny day with a wall to protect yourself from smelly cars and people was awesome. The food was great. But the service was slow and the place wasn't crazy crowed. They didn't bring water and bread right away and had us waiting for things that should not have taken long. But the food made up for it and to eat outside was great. I will go back again and see if i get another waiter might be better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vibe, service just ok
    Birthdaybrunchgoer
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Went to Pera Soho for a Sunday brunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. The weather was beautiful and we sat outside which was perfect. The atmosphere is very cool. Our waiter was not very knowledgable on the menu. Every time we asked him opinion on the cocktails or food all he did was recite what was written,; he clearly had never tasted the food. He was also not attentive to the requests for how the food was to be prepared. And he was not attentive at making sure we had everything we needed and checking back in with us. The fig chutney was better the last time I was at Pera so not sure what has changed but it was still ok because it was such a lovely day. The baked eggs with kale and polenta were delish!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely outdoor area, delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    We had tobe downtown for dinner so i selected this on location alone. Wow! The outdoor space was amazing and it was a perfect night. There was a large group gathered for drinks and the noise was fine and it looked like a fabulous place for a casual gathering.. Inside was rather empty because of the weather but had a great bar area and lovely dining as well We were a table of four and everything was delicious. The salmon was excellent, tuna appetizer and grilled octopus also. Friends had a lamb skewer they were raving about. Oddities: the wine list was really short, the bar was oddly stocked.. the wine poured was small for a $14 glass . Happy hour was a good deal though
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not impressed
    nyclv1818VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    i had high hope for this place but was really let down.. service was terrible and the food was nothing special.. my fish was super dry!
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  • Great brunch and love the
    foodfanaticVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    Great brunch and love the outdoor garden upstairs! Staff very friendly and accommodating. Have been back and would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Turkish Dinner Delight
    CHAK
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We located this restaurant while walking around SOHO. We selected this place for its great outdoor seating in the middle of SOHO but we were surprised that the excellent Turkish cuisine was as great as its ambience and the excellent cabana style seating. The eggplant appetizer was one of the best eggplant dish we have ever had. Surprise, surprise the Turkish beef dish was great. Lamb was equally good. Our family tried different cocktails, all were done well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gem w outdoor dining in SoHo
    Tore
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    This is a great place for a warm summer evening. Lounge music, subtle lighting and good food. There are mosquitoes, but they do spray if you ask them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food here is fine, the
    CharltonVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    The food here is fine, the cocktails are fun, and the ambiance (particularly on the patio) is great. We would eat here more often (we live nearby and there aren't a lot of outdoor dining options) but for the remarkably incompetent service. The servers are mostly nice, but completely indifferent to the diners' experience. We've eaten here a few times, always hoping we'll get luckier with the service, and every time the food has come out of order, or wrong, and our servers have disappeared for long stretches of time. It's such a shame, because we like the menu and the location, and the patio is great. We'll likely try again, because we want so badly to like this place. But I won't recommend it to others.
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  • Disappointed
    foodlover
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Had an overnight in the city for our anniversary, and saw this restaurant recommended on Open table as a great new restaurant to try. Totally disappointed! The food was interesting on the menu, when we checked it out beforehand, but when it arrived at the table, everything just slightly missed the mark. Salad wasn't that fresh, tuna tartare was mediocre, and the steak, though it had good flavor, was again, not up to par. The service was lousy too...got some ok bread somewhere in the middle of the meal because they forgot us, even though the restaurant wasn't that crowded. Of all the great choices for restaurants in the city, this would not be on my list to go back to ever again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    Jayman
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Didn't expect the outdoor dining to be so private and spacious. Felt like you were sitting on a patio in the suburbs. Very romantic decor. The food was so fresh and my compliments to the chef for the combination of flavors. We had a Turkish wine that I will add to my list of favorites and the servings were generous. Overall it was a lovely experience and I have already recommended it to two friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.