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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M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've dined at Molyvos many times over the years, and it continues to provide a first rate experience, whether for dinner or after concert small plates, drinks, and dessert. Food, Greek wines, service and ambiance are all excellent, and suitable for entertaining guests, as I was this past weekend.

e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner after seeing a broadway show. Food was absolutely delicious and outstanding service.

WM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I loved how quiet the restaurant was but while the food was tasty, I left feeling hungry. That was after spending $36 dollars on 3 scallops. for a main course. I also shared a salad. The scallops were tasty, but I was still hungry, which I don't think I should be after spending $50 on food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite literally the best Greek food in the city. Perfect choice.

SA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The ambiance was great. We went for lunch during restaurant week and will for sure be back. FANTASTIC.

RM
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good restaurant week meal nicely done

K
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Been here a few times over the years, and I am never disappointed. Great service, great food, and no attitude. From the minute you walk in, everyone is friendly, and seem to be happy working there. It’s refreshing.

BS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way....great location near Carnegie Hall.

1
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
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
5 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!

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

Great food. Love this place.

TK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very nice

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
53 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
17 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!!

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