Molyvos

4.5
4927 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek

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Pre/post Theatre
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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BobL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food service and ambience. Definitely going back!

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SheilaA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Octopus was great but the chicken was just ok. Prices are typical for NYC. Good service.

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KateA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great cocktails and delicious food! The Kolonaki drink was excellent. The portions are generous, so we even had some leftover mousaka with our eggs the next morning. Good service.

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sherry
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious food, in a nice, quiet environment and great service. It's an excellent choice for dinner before City Center.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

One waiter lovely. Other not so much. Food lukewarm, not very tasty

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Chelo56
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fue una buena experiencia en general

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ValR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great place for pre-Carnegie Hall. Efficient and friendly service and good food.

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Foodie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening at molyvos! Great food, amazing service, great atmosphere. We have never had anything we didn’t love here. Great wine list and delicious cocktails! Will be back again and again and again....

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We had high expectations for the place due to the reviews. We had dinner late on a Saturday night and the service was pretty poor, we were kept waiting for a long time for anyone to get our order, then we waited even more between our appetizers and entrees. Regarding the food, most of what we ordered was good, EXCEPT the Grilled Octopus salad, which was basically inedible. First, it was a ginormous portion for one person, second all the ingredients were finely chopped (in almost too small bits!) and were drowning in a liquid dressing that made a pool at the bottom of the plate. The taste was very tangy and you couldn’t taste any of the ingredients. Finally the look was very unappetizing and I was left with eating just the very small pieces of octopus. I was very disappointed and hoping I had tried another item on the menu. After this disappointing experience, it took even longer for the waiter to get our check. I really liked the place and ambiance but the food was not up to the upscale standards it was supposed to have.

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vipWestsidemolly9
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite go-to spots in mid-town.

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NarkK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service great food and charming atmosphere!!

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Tootsie
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting nyc. Best meal during our stay. Herb salad and entrees very good
Highly recommend
Fun cocktails too

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vipLoveFood
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The hostess deserves credit for stepping in when the waiter was slow to serve us.

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DouglasB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, great service, awesome food. Very considerate keeping us on schedule for a show later that evening. Highly recommended!

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ChristopherP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely place, very good service, very aware of our performance time. I just ordered the wrong thing for me that day, not their fault, so can't really comment on the food.

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vipbmaguide
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely service. Delicious food—had the beets appetizer and shrimp souvlaki. And of course baklava for dessert.
Thanks for being open!

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RafaelF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four friends reunion.
The service was great and friendly. The food was all sure delicious and beautifully presented. We couldn’t have been happier.

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vipMlwest
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food. The fish special, the crab cake entree salad, all of it. Service very professional. Only hiccup is that noise from tables nearby can be distracting

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vipGaleCG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lump crab cakes were excellent. Moussaka delicious and rich as it should be.

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vipDelphi
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We began with the three-spread sampler, which was delicious. The main course, the Atlantic salmon and the seafood pilaf were both superb.

In the past we have had moussaka, and the lamb shank Yuvetsi, and can highly recommend those dishes as well.

The service has always been excellent and the ambiance delightful. This is a great restaurant, whether for a date or for a gathering with friends! We go to Molyvos every time we travel to New York.

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viplisainvegas
Denver
53 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience at a lovely restaurant. Perfect to come with friends or family. You could hear yourselves talk, food and service are wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Pre-theatre spot! Excellent, friendly service and delicious chicken and taramasalata! We had a spot inside in front of the open windows, it was lovely!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molyvos continues to be the best Greek food in NYC with such an impressive wine list. Service was spot on and my date loved the ravani! I can’t wait to return especially during the holidays.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Very friendly extremely attentive

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vipvininfo
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Glad to see that they survived. Excellent service

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Ballibu
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molyvos is excellent. The food and the service surpassed my high expectations. The grilled octopus was recommended and was the best I have ever had. Loved the saganaki and spanakopita. The prawn souvlaki was delicious. Dessert was exceptional - baklava and chocolate/espresso ice cream and baklava ice cream. Even the home-made bread for the table was fantastic. The service could not have been friendlier or more helpful. I can't wait to go back!

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ImranR
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was ok but the wait staff's service was bad.

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vipamsNYC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They haven't missed a step! Great service, food was fresh and delicious. Great value in a fairly expensive / touristy area. Very on point checking vax status in a warm and friendly way. Please though - help yourself and everyone around you - have your app and/or card plus ID ready as you walk in.

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TeriH
Birmingham
26 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service were both outstanding. Could not recommend higher. Only thing negative was the three people seated next to us were loud.

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vipdinner234
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molyvos was wonderful. We were a party of 7 and all of the food was outstanding. The appetizer spreads were delicious. The service was perfect and we were not rushed at all. The dining room is beautiful and spacious and every worker could not have been more pleasant. I look forward to returning. It is a great place for a friends or family get-together.

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LauraS
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch food and service. Molyvos never disappoints!

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JohnL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dining there

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great though the hostess seemed bothered by the fact that we had made our reservation 15 minutes before. She nevertheless seated us right away.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at Molyvos- first since COVID-19. Food is great. Service even better. Go to restaurant on theater night

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CaroleS
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! Delicious food, excellent service. Will go back again and highly recommend to others.

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Coco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! The food was really good, the appetizer I got -the calamari - was enough to share with 2 other ppl and the flavors in my main dish were very authentic. I also loved the drink menu. Relaxing ambience.

The service stood out. Nofel i believe his name was (I'm really sad I'm sure I'm spelling it wrong) greeted me and was very kind. He checked my vaccination status which is very important to me and didn't fuss although I was late for my reservation. Checked on me, explained things on the menu and just provided very pleasant service!

I noticed as well as soon as guests left they thoroughly cleaned the tables and changed the linens to prepare for other guests which I loved.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nephew’s engagement.

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RobertM
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molyvo’s is is consistently a first class old NY restaurant with top notch service. They have wines, food, and condiments from Greece that are like being there.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambrosial food, excellent wines, wonderful Greek hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great meal as usual .. sad that the restaurant had few people because of the pandemic ....

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

Molyvos is rated 4.5 stars by 4927 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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