Shalezeh Persian Cuisine
Very pleasant experienceI 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 AMA must visit for Middle EasternService 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.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Food moderate pricesGreat 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 there5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent 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!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice and simpleThe 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.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find close to Central Park4 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.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent FoodVery good service, great food, all at a reasonable price.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen it was PersiaThis, 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 professional5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat 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.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA 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.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI had never eaten PersianI 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.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Experience in NYCGreat 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.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM