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Persepolis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.persepolisnewyork.com
  • Email: contact@persepolisnewyork.com
  • Phone: (212) 535-1100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily 12:00pm - 6:00pm
    Dinner: Sun-Thu 6:00pm - 10:30pm
    Fri-Sat 6:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Persian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: San Sethachutkul
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: PERSEPOLIS offers exclusive catering by Chef: San Sethachutkul. From intimate dinners to lavish galas, we provide The World’s oldest cuisine combined with personalized service attending to every detail of your entertaining needs.

    Persepolis is located at:
    1407 Second Avenue
 (Between 73rd and 74th Street) Upper East Side of Manhattan

    Please Call: Farshid Bidarian for private event & catering inquiries at 212-535-1100

Getting there

  • Cross Street: bet 73rd & 74th Streets
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: 6 Train to 77th and Lexington Ave.
A word from Persepolis
Persepolis Is a Persian/ Mediterranean restaurant with a dynamic atmosphere and 20 years of experience! The restaurant is famous for verity of kebabs and refreshing salads and gently spiced grilled meats. The yogurt and cucumber blended with a little mint is made exceedingly well and is an ideal cool compliment to Persepolis’ rounds of Pita & Barbari bread. Our kebabs which include moist and delicious salmon or saffron chicken are served without heavy sauces. Instead they are served with a choice of four rices including an intriguing blend of Basmati rice and marinated sour cherries. Our personalized wine list truly compliments our cuisine. We also offer a full classic bar.
We look forward to seeing you!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Good atmosphere & service. Very relaxed. Great apps. Chicken dinner was dry / a bit overcooked."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "It's been 20 years since I left my beloved East Side, and I can't remember the last time I ate as far east as 2nd Avenue. Persepolis will change that. In fact, my wife and I found it only two days ago and I'm already making plans to take more of the family there over the weekend. The food is excellent across the board, but the three yogurt appetizer is absolute heaven. My wife had an unbelievable stew with tomatoes and almond rice. I had lamb with sour-cherry rice. The Lebanese cab sauvignon was very good. The service is impeccable. It's clearly a family-welcoming place, but we sat in the window by candle-light and were very pleased with the sound-level, the light, and the romance. A new favorite. We'll be back."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Delicious food, attentive and suprisingly friendly staff. Went with a group and everyone raved about the food. The chicken, pomegranate, walnut stew is a standout"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "To be as succinct as possible, we liked Persepolis well enough to eat there two nights in a row, and were very please both times."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Head there now. So good - food, atmosphere, the whole experience!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I have been going to this restaurant for many years now. As a first-generation American of Iranian descent, I have very high standards for Iranian cuisine. Persepolis somehow manages to even exceed my standards with exceptional food and service. I would highly recommend Persepolis for both people who are and are not familiar with Iranian cuisine and I feel confident you will have a great dining experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Persian food is unbelieveable. I could eat it every day and Persepolis is amazing. Wonderful people, great atmosphere, super service. Makes we want to learn Farsi!!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Just great tasting food. Would highly recommend the cherry rice, that's enough to bring someone there alone."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Love the food. Cherry rice is the best!! Close to our children so love going. Haven't had a bad meal here. Will be back"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Delicious, well prepared appetizers. We enjoyed two different styles of chicken that were outstanding and the rice accompaniment was divine. Good cocktails and wine choices, really good coffee and desserts. We dined early and there were only a few other tables occupied, service was excellent. We will certainly return."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Had a very tasty lunch here. It was quiet and we were seated right at the front of the restaurant. Had a trio of fresh salads to start, then the Taj Kabob combination - juicy chicken and lamb, which came with a wonderful citrus and almond rice. Looking forward to eating here again. It was solidly good, classic Persian food."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere, fast and friendly service, and the food was excellent. Would gladly go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took my wife here for Valentine's Day, experience was great. We shared the eggplant trio as an appetizer and the wait staff was great about refilling our bread. The baby lamb barg was delicious, meat was excellently cooked and juicy, got it with the polo baghali. My wife had the khoresht gaimeh badamjan with polo shirin. Both tasted great, and we got to hold on to the eggplant appetizer (since we didn't finish it before our entrees came out, only because it's a large portion for two people), went great with our rice. Timing of appetizer and entrees was great, delicious food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food is consistently good and the people who work at Persepolis are affable and courteous. I will definitely go there again and would recommend Persepolis to friends and family."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "The food was plentiful. The wait staff quite pleased to explalin to you what the several dishes were, as well as make recommendations to those who weren't sure what they wanted."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "...and the service is good/pleasant, but I will keep going back for the saffron chicken."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Very energetic atmosphere and very popular local restaurant. As we are staying in the city with a sick relative, we have gone to many local restaurants. We went back here two nights in a row to enjoy the Cornish hens kabobs. Make a reservation and don't try to have to much conversation. Good service."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at Persepolis this past week and it was a very nice experience. The service was excellent and the food delicious with generous portions. This is a delightful restaurant though I would hesitate to bring young children here.The only suggestion I would make is to play soft music. There was none and the background noise, although not too loud, was simply diners conversations. In a less than full restaurant, the lack of background music is noticeable. We hope to return someday and enjoy another wonderful meal."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Very impressed. Delicious home made fare. Extermely generous portions and service. Thank you. We will be back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Food is absolutely delicious and authentic. The spices/flavor are wonderful! The staff is welcoming and friendly. Great value too."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Good. Lamb chops. The shared app. for three was too much food, which was meant for three, not four."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Everything I ate here was meticulously prepared; every single element of the dishes was thoughtful and well-executed. Almost everything was delicious. The staff is friendly and helpful, if a little distracted and overwhelmed. The clientele of Iranians attests to the authenticity of this place."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We were 4 , arrived 15 mins early and was seated right away.. The service was slow, but rushed..this is not a lingering place.. The food was good and different for us.. We had the waiter suggest what to order and it was good.. They need to slow it down, while everything was good it just.seemed the waiters were so hurried...and forgetful.. Had to ask several times for bread, water, knives,, etc.. There was no specific waiter for our table other than the one who took our order and disappeared ... Just several bus boys passing and rushing by.. Could have been really good if not for that..!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This restaurant is not bad, but dinner here will excite you neither with the food nor the decor. If you live nearby, it is a reasonable choice for a weekday meal out."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We were headed to see the show "Iran Modern" at the Asia Society when I got the idea to dine at Persepolis. It was great! The food was wonderful, and the prices were excellent. We will go back again!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "One of the best Persian restaurants in NYC. Fresh and well prepared food in lovely setting with attentive service."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Persian food is delicious, and Persepolis is a fantastic spot to enjoy every bite. The trio of eggplant dips as an appetizer is to die for, all the kebabs are top quality, the lamb chops and stews (koresh) are top notch. Also try the "torchi" (vinegar pickled vegetables), they are a great accompaniment to, well, everything. I love this place! Plus there is always enough for doggy bags and this food is just as tasty warmed up. *swoon*"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Everything else was fine except was rushed through the meal. Was eating the app when they brought out the food! Had to leave the app half way!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Stopped in for a quick lunch before visiting the Frick. They offer a select menu with tantalizing options and attentive service. All the dishes were flavorful and satisfying. With the high ceilings and open space, our conversation remained private. The gracious service rounded out the meal."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "This was our first experience at Persepolis and we were very pleased with the excellent service and wonderful food. The humus, however was just ok but the grape leaves were fabulous. Our entrees were excelllent as were the desserts. We throughly enjoyed the Rose Ice Cream. We will certainly make a return visit. and bring our friends."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Great food. I come here about twice a year and the food has always been phenomenal. The sour cherry rice is amazing and Ialways get it. But this review us about the service. I took a date here and we were having a great time, dinner took us almost 5 hours! We were talking and laughing the entire time! (we obviously hit it off!). They kept refilling our waters and left us alone, giving us our privacy. Didn't even give me the bill untill I asked for it. This was on a busy weekend night, too. I'm sure they could easily have asked us to leave and figuring how long we were there, i wouldn't have blamed them. But they didn't, and I'm very thankful for it. I did leave a nice tip."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Hummas, Beet Salad with feta cheese were yummy! Sirloin/eggplant stew was tasty, but short on the sirloin, as was steak entree. Baklava was the BEST we ever had! Would definately return to sample other appealing entrees for which they probably excel..........like lamb, fish or chicken"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Food was less than inspiring, just ok. It was a nice change of pace, but don't expect too much from this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The food was really good, I had the stew with walnuts and pomegranate with basmati rice and favs beans and I could have licked the bowl clean. Service was a little too attentive, as soon as I took a drink of water they were there to fill my glass. This seemed like I was being monitored. I don't want my glass to be empty but refilling after every sip is a little too much care. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Went to Persepolis with 4 colleagues. Asked for a round table so we could talk - & that's just what we got! We started with appetizer & salad tasting - 4 appetizers, 4 salads - and also ordered the beet salad with yogurt. Moved on to the Khoresht Fesenjan, the Khoresht Badamjan and the Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with 3 different rice dishes. Everything was very good, service was friendly and efficient but not rushed, and restaurant was quiet that night so our group had a very nice visit. I will definitely be back for more."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "We have been there before and it is always a treat to return. We were a group of seven and we were seated in the back and were tended after at all times. Food was excellent. Most of us had one of their lamb dishes and they were cooked to perfection. Appetizers were plentiful and very good to share with each other. Restaurant is recommended for dinner"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "The food from appetizers through dessert was excellent and the service was outstanding. Our waitress was very conscientious, seemed like a family run place. They seemed to really want you to enjoy your dining experience. Tasting appetizers were generous as well as the entrees. Delicious sour cherry rice!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Persepolis provides an unrivaled dining experience! My friends were running late, coming from outside NYC. The hotess checked up on me a few times and was pleasant, not at all annoyed. I ordered a cocktail while waiting and got tipsy since my stomach was empty. I mentioned that to the hostess as I declined a refill and she was kind enough to bring me a whole tray of bread. Once my friends arrived and we all ordered, our food came promptly and everything was well-flavored and delectable. The meat was also so tender that one of my friends described it as melting like butter in your mouth. Despite the late arrival of my party, we were not rushed out the door; we had a terrific meal - a truly unrivaled dining experience!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I meant to reserve at a different restaurant, but chose this one by accident. It was a lucky mistake. The food was fresh and delicious. It is a great neighborhood place but also worth a trip. The servers a little forgetful, but overall fine."
    Dined on 10/31/2013