Great Experience in NYC
Great Persian Food. It was a treat to try their food. I ate the Fesenjoon (Chicken stew with Pomegranate and Walnuts) -it was sweet but delicious with saffron rice with sour cherries. The sourness of the sourcherries, offset the delicious sweetness of the stew.
We also tried the Baba, Yogurt with cucumber and the dumplings. The Baba was average but the yogurt was a great spread for the warm fresh Persian bread that was served.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had never eaten Persian
I had never eaten Persian food. Everything was very good: the traditional Persian chicken stew, the basamati rice with lentils, the grape leaves, and other appetizers whose names I don't recall. The ambience is also very nice; soft lighting, quiet enough to have an actual conversation and attentive service. I would definitely return.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great addition to the neighborhood.
Great addition to the neighborhood. Very well-prepared food presented attractively; everyone in our group really enjoyed their meal. Service was attentive.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A lovely, quiet meal.
This is a great neighborhood restaurant serving Persian style food. We liked the Hummus and falafal appetizers, and the Saffron chicken was wonderfully flavored. This is a good choice if looking for a quiet restaurant where you can have a conversation. They do not blast the music, and voices from the other tables do not amplify in the room and become too loud. The service is very attentive but never intrusive.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
When it was Persia
This, our 5th visit, was as enjoyable as the first. The food is exciting with intruiging flavors. Try the chicken stew, a traditional dish. The rice accompaniments are a special treat. Thwe staff is knowledgeable and professional
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good service, great food, all at a reasonable price.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find close to Central Park
4 of us had lunch here recently, based on positive reviews on OpenTable and proximity to the park. 3 of us chose the $17 prix fixe lunch menu, which had plenty of great choices, and 1 of us ordered al la carte based on a Michelin review. The service was prompt and efficient. All the appetizer and entree choices were consistently fantastic, and the portion sizes were very generous. Although we declined to order dessert (because we were all so full!) the proprietor surprised us by bringing a selection of house-made ice creams - of course we managed to try them. The pomegranate was the group favorite, with the rose/saffron close behind. Although we don't live in the area, I'm already looking forward to coming back on our next visit to NYC.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice and simple
The food here is standard mediterranean fare, its delicious every time. I've been here several times with my parents, both of whom are gluten free and prefer lighter mediterranean cuisine. Try the sour cherry basmati rice, but know that the rack of lamb is a small serving. I recommend the cornish hen.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent on all levels!
Had a superb Mothers day lunch. Every dish was excellent. Very well prepared with the
freshest investigations. Appetizers, entrees, desserts and wine were all consistently superb. Service was professional but friendly and warm. Will return again and again!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Food moderate prices
Great spices make for flavor able dishes. Very accommodating staff easy parking at muni meters and free after seven if near the upper east side go or meet friends there
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must visit for Middle Eastern
Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. Drinks were well made, attractive and came quickly. Nice touch was the mini carafe from which wine by the glass is served. Food was varied, well prepared, nicely presented and very very good. The dining rooms are very attractive and the sound quality was such that we could not hear the large group at the next table. They nicely included some extra hummus for our hungry group and a tasting of delicious home made ice cream even though we passed on dessert. Definitely worth a visit.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very pleasant experience
I made a reservation at Shalezeh for my extended family. They were very wiling to work with us regarding flexible numbers of diners. The food was good and the restaurant quiet enough that we could hear.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super Mediteranian Food on UES
I love this great relaxed and friendly gem on UES that serves superb and unusual Persian (Mediteranian) food. The wait staff is
always helpful if you want to explore new dishes. The ambiance is pleasant and noise level just low enough that you can
enjoy a pleasant conversation without shouting. It is perfect for sharing dishes. Their eggplant and salad trios are delicious and
we can never resist their hummus. I especially adore the roast beet salad. The Fessendon chicken stew is out of this world. The Bastmati rice also has two very tasty variations - one with lentils and another with sour cherries. Have been there a number of times and never been disappointed.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good Persian cuisine
Very good Persian cuisine on the Upper East Side. Definitely try the cherry rice.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
For those Iranians who need to have their fix, the tadik here is very good, and the service was very friendly along with the authentic meal. Highly recommended.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Persian Food
Food was interesting and tasty, portions were ample, and prices were reasonable. Definitely worth a visit.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful delicious Persian
Wonderful delicious Persian food. I love the sour cherry rice! My favorite upper east side restaurant.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is exceptional as always. Something you get used to but never seizes to surprise because the flavors are incredible... especially the chicken kofta. WOW
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Persian food. They serve difficult to find menu items such as fesenjoon.
Definitely a must try. Very friendly staff.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well we just stumbled upon this place. Had lamb stew with yoghurt. Just loved the food and our table facing out over the sidewalk.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a real find as the food is amazing! It was my first time there and I'll definitely be back there again to feast on the delicious food. I went with three others and we split a Mediterranean salad and the Eggplant Mirza to start. The Mirza was so tasty and light as it wasn't heavy with oils as some other eggplant appetizers usually are. I had the lamb fezenjoon as a main course and literally couldn't get enough of it... delicious! Finished off with lovely Iranian tea.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food & service when
Very good food & service when we ate there for lunch . Pity the restaurant was not busy. It should be as the food is very tasty & well presented.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food & pro service
We very much enjoyed our meal and plan to make it part of our neighborhood rotation.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service nice.
Great food! I especially liked the quiet atmosphere and high quality service. What a good rep for Persian food.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We as usual ordered too much food but it was excellent. Bread could have been a bit thinner but flavorful. Eggplant three was great as was the ice cream sampler.
10/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE & FOOD!!
We went for making strides against breast cancer walk - afterwards we had a large group that was very hungry after walking 5 miles. The manager, Russell, was incredibly accommodating to us. We were able to figure out great sitting accommodations for a party of 12 and a dog. Most places would dismiss the dog and not work with us on sitting arrangements - but Russell was able to give us a table for 4 outside where the dog could enjoy the sun and a bigger spacious table for 8 inside. The appetizers for a large party were delicious, especially the eggplant salads. Most amazingly the bill came out to be very reasonable considering the amount of food we ate!! Overall, everyone thanked me for picking this place because the food was great!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fit for foodies because the
Fit for foodies because the cuisine is fresh and different. The meatball with prunes and fava beans inside with an interesting sauce is especially good.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM