Grilled Octopus Salad
Roasted Peppers, Tomatoes, Baby Greens, Lemon Olive Oil Emulsion
Spiced Ground Lamb and Beef, Potato, Eggplant, Pepper, Yogurt Béchamel
Kumato Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers, Red Onions, Kalamata Olives, Lesvos Feta
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....
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.
One of my favorite go-to spots in mid-town.
Outstanding service great food and charming atmosphere!!
Visiting nyc. Best meal during our stay. Herb salad and entrees very good
Fun cocktails too
The hostess deserves credit for stepping in when the waiter was slow to serve us.
Wonderful restaurant, great service, awesome food. Very considerate keeping us on schedule for a show later that evening. Highly recommended!
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.
Lovely service. Delicious food—had the beets appetizer and shrimp souvlaki. And of course baklava for dessert.
Thanks for being open!
Four friends reunion.
The service was great and friendly. The food was all sure delicious and beautifully presented. We couldn’t have been happier.
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
Lump crab cakes were excellent. Moussaka delicious and rich as it should be.
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.
Wonderful dining experience at a lovely restaurant. Perfect to come with friends or family. You could hear yourselves talk, food and service are wonderful
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!
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.
Amazing service. Very friendly extremely attentive
Always great. Glad to see that they survived. Excellent service
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!
Food was ok but the wait staff's service was bad.
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.
The food & service were both outstanding. Could not recommend higher. Only thing negative was the three people seated next to us were loud.
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.
Always top notch food and service. Molyvos never disappoints!
Love dining there
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.
Second time at Molyvos- first since COVID-19. Food is great. Service even better. Go to restaurant on theater night
Absolutely outstanding! Delicious food, excellent service. Will go back again and highly recommend to others.
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.
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.
Ambrosial food, excellent wines, wonderful Greek hospitality.
great meal as usual .. sad that the restaurant had few people because of the pandemic ....
Always a joy to eat here - great food, nice ambiance, and good service. It was quieter than usual because, unfortunately, not enough people are going out to take advantage of a night out at this wonderful restaurant.
Amazing wine list.
The Octopus and Spanakopita appetizers and the Stuffed Pepper main were definitely not what should be expected from a Greek restaurant.
The Vine ripened tomato salad was good and the Zucchini fritters were delicious.
We also enjoyed our cocktails but the Greek coffee was .. eh..
Overall .. Disappointed.
It was our first time back in the City since February 2020. Molyvos is a long-time favorite and the first restaurant we wanted to revisit. Everything was as delicious as we remembered. So happy this mid-town landmark is withstanding these unprecedented times.
Service and food always top notch.
Wonderful dinner with friends. The spreads to start were perfect and come with delicious bread and you can order crudités if bread is not for you. Three of us ordered the fish of the day and it was cooked perfectly. They will filet it for you if you ask. Sides are extra. We ordered mushrooms, spinach and fries. All excellent. Desserts we had were baklava and their chocolate cake. Everyone was practically licking their plates. Will be back. Service was wonderful.
I had not been to Molyvos since the pandemic started but it was just as great if not better than before. The food and the service were lovely. The grilled baby octopus was really out of this world! Can't wait to go back again.
Molyvos offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 582-7500.
Molyvos is rated 4.6 stars by 4929 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.