Molyvos

4.6
4914 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
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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LizB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evening in NYC

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vipJuanCarlos
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service,

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TLSouth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was on point! We started with cocktails, which were perfectly mixed! Our appetizers was Grilled Octopus and Beet Salad- which were wonderful! My wife ordered the lamb chops - Medium Rare with a Pinot Noir, and I ordered the Moussaka- both prepared outstandingly! We saved ourselves for dessert and ordered the Baklava with a dessert wine from Santorini, bringing us back to our Honeymoon! The staff was superb and added to our wonderful evening! Highly recommend this amazing restaurant- still great since 1997!

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vipTomG
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in Manhattan. The food is excellent, wine list provides excellent choices, the service is always prompt and attentive. Whether it's two of us or 10 of us, our experience has always been outstanding.

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DenaL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, and very good food. But very few people on a Saturday evening doesn't bode well for this restaurant.

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Douglass
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was as good as always at Molyvos, which has been a favorite on many visits to New York. The staff was friendly, attentive, and polished. The restaurant was less crowded than in previous visits, which is okay for COVID-19, but the place deserves to and should be coming back strong.

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SuzanneH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The grilled octopus was amazing. Our waitress was very nice and accommodating. My group had various food intolerances and she took care of us. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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IreneC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We come to New York frequently and have eaten at Molyvos many times. At this time, although we appreciated the distance between tables, the restaurant seemed tired, in need of something lively. I suggest white table cloths and a few plants.

The food is delicious, but the ambience was not as we had enjoyed in the past.

Irene Clark

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vipAnne
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant environment for dinner with friends. After the past year? It was a pleasure to be back. The food was as good as we remembered
A neighborhood gem.

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dianal
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent service. high quality food. thank you. great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always try to eat at this delicious classically Greek restaurant

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vipMaeve
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went there with 5 other fully vaccinated friends it was awesome. The staff was very helpful and polite. The food was delicious

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vipLauraT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the food was excellent. Started with the greek salad, fresh and perfect size for me ( I split it with my friend) as our starter. Had scallops for entree. They are deep fried but very light and not greasy, comes with beets and the garlic skordalia. Everything fresh and tasty. Service very good. Waiter offered to put our water in to go cups as we were leaving. Very nice experience

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Kyxes
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

it was great to go back after the pandemic. place was clean and covid protocols were in place but not oppressively so. the food, as always, is great, but the service improved.

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vipTK719
New York Area
280 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have Molyvos open again. It's better than ever. My roasted beets, striped bass and chocolate cake were all outstanding. The service was excellent and the prices quite reasonable for the quality and portion sizes. I look forward to going back very soon.

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nano
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This was not my first time at Molyvos. I always to back during special occasions and
holidays. The food is outstanding and the service very good.

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StevenS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GrEaster! Always a great choice.

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

Greek orthodox Easter

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Myfoodie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Going away

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vipMKL2D
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled baby Octopus never disappointed. Great selection of Greek wines.

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vipFleetwood
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, authentic, would 100% go back again

JM
JamieM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best greek food I've had in a long time. Can't wait to go again.

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vipDebbieB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been staying at the Manhattan Club, across the street from Molyvos for years but never stopped in. I made advance reservations and we were so delighted with the service, food, atmosphere that we will definitely return. I had the stuffed red peppers with rice and my husband the lamb chops. It was outstanding. Thank you Molyvos and hope to see you within the month.

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vipIsabellaK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best choices in Midteon West! The food can not get any better and the staff is amazing!!!

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vipHappynewyorker
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best Greek salad in New York
Fabulous classic Greek dishes
Warm and accosting service

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Sues
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful meal at Molyvos across from the Park Central Hotel in NYC. The doors were left open on the most beautiful of evenings so fresh air circulated throughout the restaurant. The staff was very attentive & the food was amazing.

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FitchburgDrJohn
New England
26 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good, but not as special as I have remembered it from precious visits. The Greek wine list is very good, and service is quick and friendly (although none speaks Greek). All-in-all, a nice experience.

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Celeste
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molyvos consistently provides a great dining experience. Greek traditional and newer dishes available. Love the spreads, the fish and the great desserts. The staff is well seasoned and competent. The atmosphere is kept updated. And it’s centrally located close to Times Square Central Park and Carnegie Hall.

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vipIsabellaK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding Thanksgiving lunch. Food and service are impeccable! We could not have made a better choice!

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Bernzy
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our Thanksgiving lunch and it was just the perfect place for a quiet, spacious place, not crowded - best part is food is always great! Service excellent as usual.

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vipMarianneR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of Greek without being in Greece! My favorite❤️

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LorraineM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We’ve been blessed to get to Greece and can say it was similar. The feta cheese was smooth. The staff was fun and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to go back

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vipLePeche
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined here a few times on other visits to Manhattan and will return on another trip.

As the Coronavirus brings theater closings and social distancing, it is saddening to see an excellent facility sparsely populated.

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JonB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, authentic menu, comfortable environs. Although it was not very busy when we dined there, it was quiet and relaxing. Would definitely return and recommend.

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vipLiff
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and fresh middle eastern dishes and very accommodating. Great place to go if you are near Carnegie Hall

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PattyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short ribs were the best I've ever had. Everything was amazing

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vipMichaelF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Greek food. Some of the best that I have had in the city.

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mimmik
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love dining at Molyvos, for the outstanding food and cocktails, the welcoming ambience, and the superlative service.

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MayaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always one step beyond what you might find in traditional Greek restaurants. Even the somewhat generic Greek Salad is not what you would expect. The spread dishes were a bit small for sharing. Grilled fish was prepared to perfection. Overall the food and the service was excellent, but a tiny bit pricey. Will definitely come again!

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vipJudyR
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our regular stops when we're in midtown Manhattan. Greek food very fresh and delicious.

FAQs

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

Molyvos is rated 4.6 stars by 4914 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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