Molyvos

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$31 to $50
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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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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Molyvos for more than 15 years and it is consistently excellent.

PD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I would definitely recommend this restaurant, food was very good, staff was exceptional.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Molyvos continues to be hands down the best Greek restaurant in NYC. It never disappoints. From the food, service, to the sommelier who recommended the most delicious Greek wine, we loved everything. My husband and I have been frequenting Molyvos since they first opened in 1997 when we lived in the city. Any opportunity we get, especially when we’re seeing a Broadway show we try to eat here. It manages to get better and better. Thank you!

D
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance at Molyvos is splendid: quiet enough for adult conversation, beautiful calm pale green walls and mirrors, no loud music. We were excited to try the moussaka, which was rather burnt this time, alas. We thought the scallops overpriced at $36, which is about $9 per scallop, and so avoided them. The server's wine suggestions were helpful and I wish we had saved room for dessert.

f
Baltimore
67 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were seated at 6:00 p.m. and chose the Prixe Fixe dinner course. The service had a very good flow and we had plenty of time to be on time for 8:00 p.m. show (7-8 blocks away). The appetizers were different from the menu on the website. Both Romaine Salad and Lentil Soup were good. The salmon entrée was very plain, and needed more seasoning. On the other hand, the Seafood Pilaf was very salty. The server's recommendation for a glass of white wine was a perfect match to both seafood entrees. Two desserts; Galaktoboureko and Yogurt & Macaroons were both beautifully plated, and macaroons were so light and melted in our mouth! One regret is that tables for 2 in the front section are very tightly spaced, and it was a little uncomfortable. But we started carrying nice conversation with a couple next to us, and it made our dining experience even more enjoyable. This may be the real way of Greek Dining!

TK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very nice

A
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Love this place.

a
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite for relaxed dining with careful service, very good food. It’s usually our first stop in trips to NYC

AL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would not visit this restaurant again, over priced poor quality food, could tell from the waitresses attitude that she didn't want to be serving us, not a pleasant experience

OT
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food conveniently located near upper theater district.

SE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pretheater dinner. Was delicious, timely and a great way to start the evening. Will be back again soon!

KV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Location is very convenient. The service was very good, staff very accommodating.

CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and decent service. Ordered a steak on New Years Eve and it was pleasantly surprising. Also, the desserts were great.

A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great New Year's Eve dinner - Thank You to our Host "Dora" Wanda LOL

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service “over the top”

w
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around dining experience!

SR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. Loved the lamb shank and scallop dishes. Appetizers like Haloumi cheese were also terrific. Highly recommend this restaurant for great Greek food.

LC
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled whole Lavraki and Tsipoura were both very good. The side order of Brussels sprouts was too large but side of asparagus was just right. Service was excellent!

OT
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Honestly, would not recommend to a friend. Expensive, bad service, and extremely okay food. Go... elsewhere.

B
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited before theatre. The ambiance was very NYC and the service efficient. Our food was middle-of-the-line Greek, but the experience was lovely.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitelyl The Grilled Octopus Salad at lunch is fabulous. Please offer it at dinner too.

ME
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Greek restaurant in NYC. Overall a top choice

b
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful except the chocolate mousse! Fortunately I’d ordered the baklava sundae which was out of this world and generous enough to share.

EV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing. My Greek friend says it's the best greek food in NYC.

AG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new. Quiet. Great for talking. A little over priced for what you get.

S
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our experience at Molyvos‼️ The food is delicious and fresh‼️Service always great‼️ A fav‼️♥️

LB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our waiter was horrible and uninterested! And the food was mediocre. We have been coming every year at same time and won’t be back!

L
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Lamb shank. Tender and melted in your mouth. Also the grilled octopus is not to be missed.

B
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son got engaged- impromptu celebration

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N
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Portions of grilled fish were small , risotto underneath was cold. Wine was expensive for what it was. Avra Madison is slightly more expensive but portions sizes are better and service top notch. Waiter should communicate choices or highlights better.

MG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Molyvos has been a staple for me for years; consistently good and a great atmosphere for dining with friends, business associates, family, etc. I will say that it doesn't seem as if the menu has changed significantly (if at all) but not sure that it has to either. I always enjoy this restaurant.

DL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a discovery! I was looking for a “good” place to eat in this area and saw the write up about Molyvos on line. Sounded terrific, and was!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Molyvos never disappoints. Excellent Greek food for any occasion. Prixe fixe lunch is great option for business meal. Great choices & value.

J
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and the staff efficient and friendly. Depending on where you sit, it can be noisy. We had a good table so lucked out. It is expensive, but for special celebrations it’s wonderfully festive without being really fussy or uppity.

Fish and octopus was wonderful.

N
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A reliably excellent Greek restaurant, after a long flight from the west coast or a rainy day in New York. The service is very good. The appetizers are to die for, the wine list is comprehensive, as are the fresh fish, classic Greek dishes, and the lamb chops are excellent. I highly recommend this wonderful family (one of several) owned place. It is a very big restaurant, and it is very noisy. But again, the food and servers are worth it.

BV
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an excellent meal! My favorite is lamb yuvetsi; I hadn't ordered this in a while but decided to get it this time, and it was excellent. Dessert was the Molyvos Sundae, another can't-miss. Prices (with drinks) are high so be ready, but the quality of the meal was worth it.

W
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been there many times with my husband for dinner before theatre. Great location and it never disappoints. Friendly and accommodating and the food is delicious!

G
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We decided to do a variety of small plates and ask the sommelier his thoughts regarding the wine. He was extremely helpful.

GM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Greek restaurant! The food and service are always exemplar. Drinks, appetizers, and main courses are amazingly delicious.

C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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