Soho Gem, Not to Be Missed
Beautiful and sophisticated restaurant with vibrant bar scene. Spacious dinning accommodations, especially for larger groups. Noise level was moderate, even as the bar became crowded. Food selection and preparation were first rate, although the small plate quantities, generally 3 pieces is at least 1 piece short for most groups. Wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive, and recommendations were terrific. All in all, a very satisfying experience.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
the restaurant is beautifully
the restaurant is beautifully decorated and the lighting is perfect. the service was very good and attentive.
the food is very interesting and tasty. and the wine list is adequate though a bit on the expensive side for ordinary wine.
i would recommend this restaurant without hesitation
my one caveat is that if you go on saturday night and want to talk make sure you finish your meal before about 10:00 as the bar scene and the music elevate at that time and it is difficult to have a conversation
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed everything at Pera
We enjoyed everything at Pera Soho. Our waiter was excellent, the food delicious, the ambiance wonderful. What a find. We will certainly return.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely place, good food, good
Lovely place, good food, good service. At first, (we were the first to arrive for brunch) the music was overpowering; however, as more people arrived, the music became less offensive. Perhaps other people asked that it also be lowered. Why is it that managers of restaurants insist on playing loud music and imposing their taste in music on others, especially for brunch?! It is becoming more and more difficult find a restaurant where the main purpose is to enjoy good food and good company. When I want to listen to music, I go to a place where listening to music is the main concern - and that is not to a restaurant.
Other than that, I liked Pera.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was very authentic and absolutely fantastic - simple, nothing necessarily gourmet but just delicious! Hosting an event there and went in advance to try the cuisine. Everyone was extremely pleased!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful time dining
Had a wonderful time dining outdoors for lunch. Food was great.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. Waiter was a doll. The menu was terrific as well. We totally enjoyed ourselves.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highly reccommend this Turkish
Highly reccommend this Turkish cuisine. Every
bite was delectable from the smoked eggplant, warm hummus and
beet with goat cheese. I had the braised lamb which
was absolutely the best lamb dish I have ever
tasted. We ordered the sautéed kale, roasted Brussel
sprouts and rosemary fries. Our server was terrific. We will
definitely be visiting Pera again real soon!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Me and my sister had a good
Me and my sister had a good time. It was quite relaxing. The food was amazing . I actually went again the next day. The service was great as well. Plan on going there for Brunch.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
very good service and delicious!
We dined at Pera Soho the night before our TD bike tour and really enjoyed our dinner. The hostess was kind, charging our cell phones upon request.
The food was delicious... our table ordered lamb, beef Shashlik and seared Salmon. We all loved our entres. We did not love our appetizers, we all agreed they were only fair. We loved the Gelato for desert. We will return to this restaurant!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be back!
Delicious food with a great atmosphere. Already told a few of my friends about it...will be back!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic outdoor dining
Great outdoor dining, everything was perfect: food, drinks, noise level, and service. We even met some very nice people from the next table. We plan on going again.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful inside and out
Went for a bridal lunch for a colleague - a bunch of women from the office. The patio is gorgeous but the weather wasn't, so we sat inside, which is really beautiful as well. The ambiance is extraordinary, and the food is deftly presented, tasty and unusual.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and knowledgeable staff
Had an excellent dinner here last week with some friends. The outdoor area is awesome and it's also a great place to hang out in the bar. The starters we tried such as the calamaries and the peppars were top notch and so was the mains (we had fish dishes).
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friend and I loved our dinner at Pera sitting in their beautiful outside area. We had a number of their small plates which provided a delicious adventuring fun meal. Highly recommended!!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
very good but when we ordered
very good but when we ordered the fries to go with our entree the waiter did not tell us that fries came with our entree.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
An Outstanding Brunch!
I had family visiting me for the weekend and we all went to Pera Soho for the Sunday Brunch. The service and food were outstanding! I have to make sure that I return to this place more often. We had a great time.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT PLACE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT
GREAT PLACE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT FRIENDLY EMPLOYEES JUST ALL AROUND BEAUTIFUL. I TOLD EVERY ONE AT WORK TO GO TO PERA'S
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had brunch there on a Saturday afternoon.
I had made a reservation requesting a table on the roof top, but there they only served a buffet. Since my friend and I were not interresting in the buffet we asked the hostess for a table in the garden. She was very accomodating and gave us a nice table there.
The food was very good, I had the eggs benedict with Turkish cured meat, delicious and the eggs perfectly cooked. My friend was very happy with her dish. Service was great and we really appreciate that they didn't rush us and let us enjoy their beautiful garden.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, nice view from rooftop
One of the few true outdoor dining spaces in soho. Plus a good view from the roof bar. Mediterranean Meze is a great option if you can't settle on just one thing off the menu.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Couldn't have asked for a better setting or dining experience - the food is absolutely outstanding!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
On our top ten list!
We had 1 of our most memorable meals and dining experiences on July 4th when we lunched at Pera Soho.
The Turkish waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The other staff were equally excellent.
They offered a generous Prix Fixe for July 4th lunch with their typical Mediterranean fare, but also incorporated some American grub (hamburger and hot dog) with their unique touch. When we looked at the Prix Fixe menu as an option for lunch, we thought we were choosing one each of the appetizers and entrees listed on the menu, but we were mistaken, as we were being served all the items on the menu. The amount of food was generous to say the least, but we were able to finish all the food, including the 2 desserts.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding place...the patio
Outstanding place...the patio was beautiful once the sun went down...food beyond deliciousl.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had brunch on Sunday. The restaurant has a big beautiful patio, but we had to eat inside due to the 100 degree heat. The restaurant is very comfortable and nicely decorated. The food and service were excellent. We look forward to returning for dinner.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty and modern decor and ambienc
Lovely dining spot. Modern, comfortable and good food with Rich, Mediterranean spices and flavors. Would highly recommend.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious. I
The food was delicious. I was expecting a menu with more Turkish influences in keeping with the menu in Pera's Midtown location. Pera SoHo has more of an American modern menu, but the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The octopus appetizer was tender and the lamb shashlik was deliciously seasoned. The outside area is large and very private, and the live jazz band was a wonderful touch.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We weren't sure we would enjoy this spot, but were very happy! Food was really good!! We would recommend and most definitely go back again! We sat outside which was very comfortable. It was very hot that day, but they had fans going which made it cool, but nothing blew around..it was perfect! Nice trendy spot in SOHO!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
NOT BAD TO BAD THEY CHANGE
NOT BAD TO BAD THEY CHANGE THE MENU ON THE UNLIMETED 2HR DRINKING FOR BRUNCH....
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
basic good food-great eggplant
basic good food-great eggplant appetizer-potatoes very spicy and delicious with 1/2 chicken(also quite tasty)-
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant Dining Experience
We did not originally plan to dine outside but it was a special treat to dine on the patio area. Tables were spaced appropriately and made for comfortable dining. Food and service were both very good (though my steak was a little tough). I would not hesitate to return to Pera.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great gem w outdoor dining in SoHo
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.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Turkish Dinner Delight
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.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch and love the
Great brunch and love the outdoor garden upstairs! Staff very friendly and accommodating. Have been back and would definitely recommend!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely outdoor area, delicious food
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
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
food saved the day
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.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great vibe, service just ok
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!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good Choice
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.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!..
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attentive service, food was quite good. We both had the bass and it was great.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great time. Beautiful
Had a great time. Beautiful room and fantastic food. Service was wonderful and attentive! Will definitely return.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM