Molyvos

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$31 to $50
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Greek

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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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l
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was quite good. The lamb chops were excellent as was the romaine salad and the dessert.
The prix fixe was very good as well.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointing food

SM
New England
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived on a busy Friday evening about 7:30pm, but suddenly all the theater-goers left and peace, quiet and attentive service descended along with sumptuous food. The star was the pumpkin tahini appetizer, but the moussaka and the special ground lamb version of dolmades was savory and scrumptious. Our server was terrific and the bakalava ice cream sundae was delightful.

PB
New England
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great service and good food. Also, it is a pretty good value in NYC.

CH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Molyvos has a very convenient location. Should be better.

a
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Outstanding service but food needed more flavour. Lobster was a bit fishy tasting

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Nice food but quiet and the setting was very business like

MP
Portland
49 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Molyvos has some amazing small plates as well as main dishes and a decent wine list and cocktail menu. We stay in the upper 50's and always go here at least one dinner during a three night stay. Traditional Greek fare that is wonderfully presented. You can tell there is attention to detail here. You should start with the Roasted pepper feta cheese. The lamb meatballs are also a great option. Great fresh fish and seafood.

BI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dining was truly a wonderful food experience. Still talking about our wonderful meal. Can’t wait to return

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and ambiance! Service was Wonderful!

D
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Convenient to Carnegie Hall. Menu change did not include a favorite. Portion size seemed to have gotten smaller.

e
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Molyvos. The restaurant was large and even with most tables occupied, it was not noisy. The service was wonderful. We stated that we had theater tickets and our server was very accommodating. The the menu was varied with many choices for small and large appetites. The food was very flavorful and delicious. I thought the prices were reasonable. I would definitely recommend this Greek restaurant for its food, ambiance and proximity to the theater district.

DV
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. The food was outstanding beyond expectations. Be prepared to pay for excellence. Thank you Molyvos.

GG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had asked for a quiet table in the back. The first table was close to the front door, we were begrudgingly moved to a table next to a group of loud guests who seemed to have no consideration for anyone else. I go there frequently, this was unfortunate

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The tables are so close together that getting in and out is extremely difficult and awkward. The servers on either side of us were extremely loud, and our own server was curt and impatient. The person who cleared the table next to us was very noisily stacking dishes and utensils right next to my ear. In short, poor training and management. Also, you must buy fish by the pound, yet my serving was 3 or 4 ounces at most. And it was not what was described. The only saving grace was the salad and desert were excellent.

J
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, friend had chicken pailliard over Greek Village Salad. I had the cannelloni with lamb shank. Both were excellent. Great for a quiet lunch before matinee at City Center.

Service efficient and unobtrusive. No rushing. Quiet and good for conversation. Lovely space also.

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food. Attentive service. Can be pricey for a lunch.

o
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a reliable and delicious choice. I appreciate that you can hear your table mates without having to strain over loud music!!

D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. It's a "never miss" stop for me when I'm in New York

O
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Miami and dine at Molyvos as often as we can when we visit NYC. Its location in mid-town Manhattan makes it easily accessible, and it works well for large groups at any time as well as for intimate dining. It can be counted on for consistently fine dining, from wonderful appetizers to delicious desserts, and they'll even prepare something that isn't on the menu, as they did with a dessert of Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts on Sunday. One of my favorite dishes is the octopus salad, but the grilled sardines are also hard for me not to order. I could easily eat there several times a week.

RN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner before a show at Carnegie Hall which is just steps away. Fish was so fresh and grilled to perfection. Generous cocktails too. Try the red pepper/feta spread.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A last minute choice but a fortunate one. Service and food were spectacular.

DS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pre-theater dinner. Fish dishes superb. Always good!

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I may be skewed since we were in Greece last month, but Molyvos was only ok. The food was good, not great. I found it a bit pricy for what it was.

CL
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Greek food and the best selection of Greek wines you will find outside of Greece

S
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Greek restaurant. Excellent food and service. Friendly, attentive staff.

JG
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The resurant was cold by the window the main course food was ok but the mousaka was overly seasoned with herbs. The desert was good.

TS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and quiet no matter the theater and Carnegie Hall crowd. Octopus is outstanding as is Seafood Pilaf! Really great service as well. And great wine -- good pour!

ES
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Greek restaurant in New York City metropolitan area

TH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the holiday specific pumpkin hummus. But found the seafood with risotto a bit bland and small in portion for the $34.

CM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lovely ambiance but the service was disappointing in spite of the restaurant not being
very busy. Didn't love the Moussaka.

r
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time loved this place. Recommended by friends. Staff great

MR
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant - atmosphere, service, menu and food.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We had $100.00 worth of Hilton gift cards I even showed hostess cards to ask if I could use we ordered three of $48.00 specials then told buy waiter we couldn’t use on specials hostess should have known business well enough to tell when ask. We then ended up paying $175.00 size of portions for cost I didn’t see the value

CT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had never had lunch here, only dinner, and it didn't disappoint. Both the Greek salad with chicken and the octopus salad were delicious. Wonderfully seasoned, generous portions. Will absolutely come back again, for any meal!

AG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Less than mediocre food at high prices; we wan't return

LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food is very mediocre. Ambiance is neither here nor there.

SJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wandered into Molyvos years ago. My husband who was attending a conference and I was left on my own for lunch. I sat at the bar and had a salad and a lovely glass of wine while people watching onto 7th ave. I have returned to Molyvos many times since. It is my “go to” restaurant for business lunches and dinners. The noise level allows for conversation. There is adequate space between tables. And the food is great. I’ll be back.

T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!
Delicious!
Friendly!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and superb service. Our waitress Margharitha was outstanding. Very good advice to select appropriate wines. Chef was able to create a special dish not on the menu for a guest with a stomach problem.
We will be back when in NYC.

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