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Molyvos, New York, NY

Molyvos

4.2
4.2
4873 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
GOODBYE… FOR NOW!
After nearly 25 years of serving fine Greek food to the midtown community, we are proudly hanging up our hat on 7th Avenue and saying goodbye…. for now.

We have so many memories that we cherish serving elevated Greek cuisine and curating the largest and most extensive Greek wine list in the country. Our final service was December 31, 2021.

While we wish we could continue to share new memories with you here, our time at our current location has been cut short. The building will be undergoing a major renovation/demolition which will require us to close. While this is unfortunate, we are actively looking to secure a new location where we can create new memories together.

Continue to follow us on social media or join our email list and stay tuned for details!

In the meantime continue to join the Livanos family at our two other NYC locations: Oceanaand Hudson West. Or in Westchester at City Limits Diner or Moderne Barn.

Wishing you good health,
The Livanos family

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Seafood, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 582-7500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Carreto

  • Catering

    Full off site catering menu available, please see our website for details.<br />molyvos.com.

  • Private party facilities

    As John Livanos describes, a Greek meal is best enjoyed in the company of family and friends. So, let your next gathering be a celebration of life here at Molyvos! Whether business or pleasure, sit-down or family-style, treat your guests to a banquet of Chef Carlos Carretos' exquisite Greek creations.

  • Private party contact

    Kamal Kouiri/ Dimitri Catechis; events@molyvos.com: (212) 582-7500

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    55th and 56th Streets

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    7th Avenue (B, D, E Trains) 57th Street (N, R, W, Q Trains)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,873 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SC

    SaraC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    There was a fixed New Years Eve and it was not mentioned on the reservation, bad surprise
  2. D

    Douglass

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely last dinner of the year on the last night at the old location. Can't wait for the reopening in a new space in the spring!
  3. MS

    MarilynS

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Pleasant wait staff. Cozy Ambiance. Good greek food.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Moussaka and grape leaves.
  5. IK

    IsabellaK

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are looking forward to the new location! We will miss you!!
  6. R

    Robin2013

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    I was disappointed with the ambiance, the quality of food and the overall experience. I do not recommend.
  7. JF

    JaxFL

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent fish and Cannolli. But sadly too overpriced. Main dishes mostly $30-$45 with out accompaniment other than rice related dish or sauce they come with. Ambience and service not that leaves of pricing. Nice open tables. Ordering a side to have some kind of veggie $14. All a la carte- calamari very tender and good sauce accompaniment but soggy and not crispy. 2tiny scoops homemade ice cream superb but more than $12. Food dishes regularly cleared with silverware before finished appetizer or main course- but then waited quite a long time for check.
  8. D

    Disappointed

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too late. One of the best restaurants in NYC is closing
  9. D

    Delphi

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our very favorite restaurants! We come here for meals every time we are in New York City. In particular, the appetizers are all good, but we like rye The sauce sampler, the grilled octopus, the grilled calamari, and the dolmades. For the entrée, we love the moussaka, the dolmades, and the agni yuvetsi, but all are delicious. For dessert this time we had the milopita, which was delicious as always. We finished off with muscat of Samos. Sally, the Papagiannakos retsina was unavailable. The restaurant is moving, as the building it is in is going to be renovated, but there is no new address as yet.
  10. d

    diner101

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Delicious food and cocktails! We had a great time!
  11. c

    christyg

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance, food and service! Not the cheapest but worth every devious bite! Loved the saga Ali, meatballs, tzaziki, hamburger and more! We will be back on our next trip!
  12. g

    gabrij

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolute best place for dinner before Carnegie Hall. The food was excellent and our waiter could not have been more helpful and friendly.
  13. MG

    MGGL

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Decent average food and service with higher than normal prices.
  14. DD

    DermDoc

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here several times and each time was great. The Branzino is expertly prepared and no to be missed
  15. H

    Happygirl

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, drink, ambiance and service!!!!
  16. TB

    TheatreBuds

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Arrived early and were seated immediately. Our waitress was very pleasant, efficient and we did not feel rushed. Our cocktails were very good. We shared the vegetable tray with 3 dips - all tasty - and a Greek Salad. We enjoyed our entrees - Moussaka, chicken, crispy cod and salmon, but they were all very small servings for the price.
  17. SD

    StageDirector

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre theatre. Molyvos is very beautiful, comfortable, quiet, elegant. Food wonderful. Our waiter very warm and helpful. We’ve always loved Molyvos, and will return!
  18. R

    Robertbg

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Classic Greek dishes served by a friendly, professional staff. We enjoyed the fried zucchini, flambéed haloumi cheese, lamb shank, and black sea bass.
  19. AS

    AllanS

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The maître d' could be more friendly. Her attitude when I arrived was "Whatever." Not a very welcoming message.
  20. RM

    RaulM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We have eaten here every yr we come to nyc. We found this time that the flavors were just not there, my lamb was not fall off the bone & dish not soupy. The fish was over cooked. Very disappointed especially because we brought friends with us
  21. WF

    WalterF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely people (at the host stand, waiter, assistant) delicious food in a bright, friendly atmosphere. I wish it weren't quite so expensive; I would likely return more often if it were.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly the BEST Greek restaurant ever. I’m sad to hear the news this location will be shutting down at the end of this year. But rumor has it they’re looking for another location. Thank you Molyvos for giving New York City the best Greek food for 20 plus years.
  23. CG

    CindyG

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sorry to see this wonderful restaurant close. They will be missed. Hopefully they will reopen someplace new.
  24. AP

    AttyandPEdatenight

    Little Rock

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Our waiter was a little impatient but the food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect for a romantic date night.
  25. NS

    NickosSummy

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Has lost its "touch" over the years, but still solid food and great Greek wine list. If they could somehow bring back that atmosphere they had in the early 2000's it would likely see a revival of locals and foodies alike, but at the current state it will continue to be a haven for gray-haired tourists and pre/post broadway show folks.
  26. GB

    GenieB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We having been dining here for over 20 years- we go here ever time we are in the city. It is a must go to. Food, wine list, drinks, service - cant say enough about about how good it is.. If you read a bad review that person has bad taste.
  27. DA

    DonnaA

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent option for pre-theatre dining - the space is open and expansive, particularly towards the back of the restaurant - which helped to keep the noise level down so quiet conversation was possible. This is unusual in NYC, and a welcome change. The menu listed some familiar traditional Greek fare such as moussaka, but other entrees were a twist on those standards. Appetizers - particularly the "dips" were excellent. Portions good and the service was excellent - brisk but not rushed in any way.
  28. LK

    LizK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    If you want a taste of skimpflation, go here. The portions are substantially smaller than before according to pictures of the same dish orders years before. I get that restaurants are struggling during these hard times, but I couldn't help feeling a bit exploited after dining here.
  29. w

    wino

    Los Angeles

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Another nice dinner at this restaurant. I had the moussaka and my partner had the salmon. The Moussaka was terrific as always and the salmon was very good. We had the almond cake which was really fine, a perfect compliment to the meal, small, not too sweet and accompanied by a delicious citrus rind and ice cream. The tables are well spaced which is particularly welcome form both quiet conversation and Covid protocol. I recommend it.
  30. MC

    MonicaC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Great food. Perfect location for a pre theater meal.
  31. j

    johnm

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had last dined there pre-pandemic but have dined there for many years. This time I found menu item I ordered below its prior standard, the waitstaff appeared to be rushing us and finally the prices were higher. Overall this experience feel short of prior ones
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last time here was a few years ago and both times have been very pleased. Nice selection on the menu, good price, clean restaurant and attentive service.
  33. IT

    IngerT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was very good. Lots of choice and not only Greek. The wines by the glass were Greek, and my glass of white wine was as good as any comparable white wine, f.inst. from Italy. The service was very good, but far too rushed. The waiters did not walk, they practically ran, and it became a little distracting to have them "run" by the table. Overall a very good experience, and being so close to Carnegie Hall, excellent choice for concert goers.
  34. NY

    NYShopper

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While I enjoyed the quiet atmosphere for 5pm, the food and the service, I really liked the fact that I could get a table for one. Other Mediterranean restaurants in the area did not take reservations for solo diners. They wanted to put me at the bar. I was warmly welcomed here & will definitely return.
  35. M

    Marcia18

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The restaurant was very busy. It seemed also short staffed. Maybe because of the holiday. Even so I love and will miss this place. I want to know when Molyvos relocates. It is such an easy place near City Center.
  36. KH

    KarenH

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good food close to City Center, but it was crowded and loud.
  37. E

    Elcee

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our go-to celebration venue was very, very busy - energetic and with a constant stream of arrivals. There was a brief newspaper article that said it would be closing. I hope that instead it is able to locate somewhere in Manhattan! The menu offers a variety of reasonably priced selections, and the moussaka is a must!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were amazing. It’s a shame they will be closing at the end of the year
  39. N

    Neleh

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Good but not great. Waiter could have been a little friendlier.
  40. P

    Philly

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go whenever we are in NYC fir their subservient moussaka. Best ever. Hear they’re moving. Hope they stay in the neighborhood (W 57th).

FAQs

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

Molyvos is rated 4.2 stars by 4873 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    55th and 56th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Seafood, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    7th Avenue (B, D, E Trains) 57th Street (N, R, W, Q Trains)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Carreto

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 582-7500

  • Catering

    Full off site catering menu available, please see our website for details.<br />molyvos.com.

  • Private party facilities

    As John Livanos describes, a Greek meal is best enjoyed in the company of family and friends. So, let your next gathering be a celebration of life here at Molyvos! Whether business or pleasure, sit-down or family-style, treat your guests to a banquet of Chef Carlos Carretos' exquisite Greek creations.

  • Private party contact

    Kamal Kouiri/ Dimitri Catechis; events@molyvos.com: (212) 582-7500

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