Molyvos

4.5
4941 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
A Livanos' family creation, Molyvos is the closest you can get to Greece in New York City. Critics agree that Molyvos serves perhaps the finest example of Greek cuisine in New York, and beyond. People from around the world have discovered that Molyvos serves the true foods and wines of Greece, along with a large dose of the country’s warm and lively spirit. Molyvos’ menu is built upon the home-style cooking of Greece using authentic recipes, classical cooking techniques and superior ingredients. The wine list, under the keen direction of Kamal Kouiri, is unique for its depth and breadth of excellent Greek labels and small producers from the Mediterranean whose wine deserves to be enjoyed. Molyvos also boasts a carefully selected Pre and Post-theatre menu that perfectly accompanies an evening of entertainment.

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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CyndiK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time at Molyvos tonight! It was our first "date night" in a very long time and it was perfect. The food was delicious from the appetizer right up to dessert. Love all the dips they offer, especially the taramasalata and the roasted red pepper with feta. Yum!
My hubby had the seafood pilaf - delicious! I had the lamb shank. So tender and flavorful! I am salivating just thinking about it!
The wine director, Kamal Kouiri recommended a beautiful wine that really complimented our meals. He is a wine expert, so we were in capable hands!
Of course, no meal is complete without desert! We shared a baklava and at the suggestion of our fabulous server, Despina (who is hilarious btw!), we tried the chocolate mousse cake. To die for!!!
The entire evening was a dream thanks to the wonderful staff and the heavenly food! We will definitely be back!

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Foodie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! I haven’t been here since last year and was thrilled to see Molyvos has kept food quality and great service! My mousaka was to die for and my friend’s lavraki fish was fresh and grilled to perfection! The Greek inspired cocktails (Cretan mule, Hydra breeze) were delicious! Service was attentive but not intrusive. All around a wonderful experience! Molyvos never disappoints. Looking forward to coming many times!

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Bill
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Always reliable fir good salad and seafood

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NarkK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding dining experience, the food was extremely delicious especially lamb yuvetsi!!
The service was great and helpful!!
Definitely will be back

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vipeatmorehalvah
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our go to Greek. Love the Octopus, Greek Salad, tarama, tzatziki, Mitilini meatballs, the lamb chops and of course, the moussaka. The 2012 Diaporos Xinomavro from Kir-Yianni was amazing.

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vipMKL2D
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Classic Greek food, the lamb chops, the grilled octopus and the super fresh Greek country salad were delicious, large Greek wine list, polite and welcoming service.

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vipMarkL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was extremely disappointing. Each course was mediocre at best. The restaurant was mostly empty on Saturday night at 7:00 - a signal that it is dying.

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vipTheWizard
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, outstanding value, service was an issue at times.

MK
MKay
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious soup and dessert. Courteous staff and lovely environment.

DJ
DavidJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food was mediocre, service was poor. And I usually like this restaurant.

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Bobbie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been doing to Molyvos since 1997. It never disapoints!

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EnckeK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected from the lunch special menu, which had delicious choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Disappointed- food is nothing that I can’t make at home. Not Greek. Restaurant week menu is a disappointment.
This place have changed. Arrive was good.

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WesNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Greek & Mediterranean menu. Space is large for NYC--you never hear conversations from other tables

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NancyA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved dining at Molyvos
The food is always excellent and the service is elegant:) thank you !
Makes every meal a celebration.

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Wordlly
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Tourist trap, bad food not really a Greek restaurant. Sounds like one.

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kaysee
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

the appetizer and dessert was especially good
The main course orsa was a bit soggy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and ambience

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vipLala
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Dad
Empty
Modified menu
No extra care to customer who came back...not a thing
Can't imagine that they survive

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food but waiter not very attentive. Actually waited 25 minutes trying to order dessert and finally just asked someone else fir the check and had ice cream at home. Will be back tho — food just fine

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Walter
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time here since the pandemic. Menu looks smaller but the food still has great taste to it.

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John
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice air conditioning and martinis with Greek mezze. Perfect summer early dining.

JB
JoshuaB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was overly heavy and small plates for the price

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Nonni
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful, the food was fantastic and the service was wonderful.

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vipML2021
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always - good food and good service. Delicious spreads!

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vipFoodie2013
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful pre Steven Cobert Show experience! So convenient and excellent service and food!

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vipLoveTheBigIsland
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice menu with a reasonable prix fixe ($42). Loved the ravani dessert - bright citrus/orange flavors. Staff was very attentive.

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AbbyG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Delicious food, incredible service, and a great non-rushed, pleasant meal. Highly recommend.

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RichardM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, as always, and the noise level was nice and low. My only complaint was that we didn't get the other bread that you used to serve.

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Getawaygrl
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All food was very delicious from appetizers to entrees to dessert.

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vipsherbear33
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Still one of my NYC favorites. The tomato salad is amazing, great wine list too. Unfortunately my F-A-V octopus appetizer was chewy this time. I order this dish every time I dine at Molyvos, but left a little disappointed on this visit.

Still, the restaurant is worth a visit for some of the best Greek food in NYC.

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vipAndrewR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal: the server couldn't have been nicer and more accomodating. The wine list is amazing and we tried a wine from Crete that was delicious. The grilled branzino was superb

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vipCR1234
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely time. Highly recommend when there are lower numbers of people.

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vipAnneA
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank yo the great team there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my boyfriend’s birthday and the food was amazing and so was the staff!

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience on a very hot evening! Unfortunately they were out of the fish of the day and Scallops which were the 2 items I was pondering. Now I have to go back!

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CarolB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molyvos has kept up its high standards of food and service. I recommend it for every occasion.

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LamarC
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Believe that we were the only customers at 5:30. The Hostess was also our primary wait staff and took our order. She answered all of our questions and made several suggestions that were spot on. Food was perfect temperature and portions were ample. Wine selection was sufficient. Calamari was excellent, as was our two main entrees. Could not be happier with the overall presentation.

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little slow the night we were there but the service was fast and friendly and the food was very good.

LB
LizB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening in NYC

FAQs

Molyvos offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 582-7500.

Molyvos is rated 4.5 stars by 4941 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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