Molyvos

4.5
4936 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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4.6
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMarkL
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was extremely disappointing. Each course was mediocre at best. The restaurant was mostly empty on Saturday night at 7:00 - a signal that it is dying.

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vipTheWizard
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, outstanding value, service was an issue at times.

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DavidJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food was mediocre, service was poor. And I usually like this restaurant.

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EnckeK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected from the lunch special menu, which had delicious choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Disappointed- food is nothing that I can’t make at home. Not Greek. Restaurant week menu is a disappointment.
This place have changed. Arrive was good.

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WesNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Greek & Mediterranean menu. Space is large for NYC--you never hear conversations from other tables

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NancyA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved dining at Molyvos
The food is always excellent and the service is elegant:) thank you !
Makes every meal a celebration.

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Wordlly
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Tourist trap, bad food not really a Greek restaurant. Sounds like one.

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kaysee
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

the appetizer and dessert was especially good
The main course orsa was a bit soggy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and ambience

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vipLala
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Dad
Empty
Modified menu
No extra care to customer who came back...not a thing
Can't imagine that they survive

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food but waiter not very attentive. Actually waited 25 minutes trying to order dessert and finally just asked someone else fir the check and had ice cream at home. Will be back tho — food just fine

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Walter
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time here since the pandemic. Menu looks smaller but the food still has great taste to it.

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John
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice air conditioning and martinis with Greek mezze. Perfect summer early dining.

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JoshuaB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was overly heavy and small plates for the price

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Nonni
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful, the food was fantastic and the service was wonderful.

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vipML2021
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always - good food and good service. Delicious spreads!

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vipFoodie2013
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful pre Steven Cobert Show experience! So convenient and excellent service and food!

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vipLoveTheBigIsland
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice menu with a reasonable prix fixe ($42). Loved the ravani dessert - bright citrus/orange flavors. Staff was very attentive.

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AbbyG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Delicious food, incredible service, and a great non-rushed, pleasant meal. Highly recommend.

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RichardM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, as always, and the noise level was nice and low. My only complaint was that we didn't get the other bread that you used to serve.

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Getawaygrl
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All food was very delicious from appetizers to entrees to dessert.

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vipsherbear33
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Still one of my NYC favorites. The tomato salad is amazing, great wine list too. Unfortunately my F-A-V octopus appetizer was chewy this time. I order this dish every time I dine at Molyvos, but left a little disappointed on this visit.

Still, the restaurant is worth a visit for some of the best Greek food in NYC.

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vipAndrewR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal: the server couldn't have been nicer and more accomodating. The wine list is amazing and we tried a wine from Crete that was delicious. The grilled branzino was superb

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vipCR1234
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely time. Highly recommend when there are lower numbers of people.

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vipAnneA
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank yo the great team there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my boyfriend’s birthday and the food was amazing and so was the staff!

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience on a very hot evening! Unfortunately they were out of the fish of the day and Scallops which were the 2 items I was pondering. Now I have to go back!

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CarolB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molyvos has kept up its high standards of food and service. I recommend it for every occasion.

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LamarC
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Believe that we were the only customers at 5:30. The Hostess was also our primary wait staff and took our order. She answered all of our questions and made several suggestions that were spot on. Food was perfect temperature and portions were ample. Wine selection was sufficient. Calamari was excellent, as was our two main entrees. Could not be happier with the overall presentation.

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little slow the night we were there but the service was fast and friendly and the food was very good.

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LizB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
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
66 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.

FAQs

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

Molyvos is rated 4.5 stars by 4936 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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