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About Molyvos

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.

871 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Greek, Seafood, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday-Friday 5:30 pm -11:00pm and Saturday-Sunday 5:00pm - 11:00pm.

Cross Street:
55th and 56th Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 582-7500

Website:
http://www.molyvos.com/

Catering:
Full off site catering menu available, please see our website for details.
molyvos.com.

Public Transit:
7th Avenue (B, D, E Trains) 57th Street (N, R, Q Trains)

Executive Chef:
Carlos Carreto

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Molyvos is available for a complete restaurant buyout. Please contact Kamal Kouri for details at events@molyvos.com.

Molyvos Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (114)
Authentic (75)
Good for a Date (64)
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Special Occasion (60)
Neighborhood Gem (56)
Fit for Foodies (56)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Business Meals (50)
Quiet Conversation (49)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Great for Lunch (42)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Good for Groups (35)
Good Vegetarian Options (28)
Healthy (27)
Cozy (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Casual (24)
Comfort Food (22)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Romantic (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Fun (14)
Seasonal (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Tapas (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We had the Black Sea Bass which was delicious Our waiter picked a Greek wine to go with it which complemented the dish. Highly recommend going to Molyvos.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 4 days ago

Food well prepared, service really very good despite large number of diners, price really quite reasonable (for NYC!). Would return.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We met two friends who consider Molyvos one of their favorite restaurants, but it was our first visit. All of us very much enjoyed our meals and the service was impeccable. We would definitely recommend it and return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food is quite good and the atmosphere is nice, but service on the evening we dined was inattentive and not friendly or enthusiastic. We had to fight to get staff attention at several points throughout the meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Molyvos is usually a very solid choice but our last visit was disappointing. Perhaps just a bad night but food was ordinary, service okay but waiter forgot one of our orders, and noise level was unusually high given celebratory group in booth behind ours. Will try again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

Overpriced. Main dish (whole fish) was good but everything else was second rate -- feta was tasteless, salad was ordinary, vegetable side dishes were aweful, baklava was not flakey, overall not appetizing. Without wine, dinner cost $200 for two people. We will not go back.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 5 days ago

Music was too loud. All else great except wine prices are too high

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was slower that expected, but the food was really good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Been here many times. We always try and make Molyvos fit in our plans. Great food and service!

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

excellent food, combined with attentive service, made for fine dining.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Only two blocks from Carnegie Hall this is excellent for pre- and/or post- performance dining. It is my favorite for just that.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent Greek food in upscale atmosphere.

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·Dined on January 16, 2018

I have loved the Octopus salad since 2001 when I first went there. It has never left the menu and remains as fantastic as it always was.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Superb Greek and Greek-inspired food as well as superb service. The wine list will take you far beyond ouzo and retsina. The cheese options are heavenly. A bit cramped and austere, though pleasant, decor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The traramasalata is the best in town...creamy, not overly salty and light and delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It’s nice placed, very good food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Didn't live up to the reviews I had read. The octopus starter was quite good. The entrees were ok, the baklava sampler was worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Our favorite restaurant near Carnegie Hall and City Center; we've eaten here many times in the 20 years they've been open. The pre- and post-theater menu is an excellent value. The food is always executed well and delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Fantastic! Always great for a quick lunch or pre show meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Terrific restaurant; attentive staff; excellent food

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I would like to thank the attention of the waiter who served me and my boyfriend for dinner today. Besides the great service, the suggested meals were amazing. I have nothing to complain about! Luisa Furlan.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We ate here 20 years ago on another visit to NYC and remembered it as an exceptional meal. Haven’t been back to this part of town for a while, but Molyvos still has it. Great food, inviting atmosphere and good service, though it could have been slightly more attentive. We won’t wait 20 more before we return.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

PROBABLY ONE OF THE TWO BEST RESTAURANTS IN THE US (KOKKARI IN SAN FRANCISCO IS THE OTHER ONE). EXCELLENT EVERYTHING. EXPENSIVE BUT WITHIN RANGE FOR A HIGH QUALITY NEW YORK RESTAURANT

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It was nice and open
The food was delicious

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Classic gourmet Greek delish, attentive service, great and creative drinks, appetizers, main deals, and desserts in a lovely atmosphere and great, midtown location. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Tapas, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Relaxed atmosphere. Food good. Attractively served. Service attentive but unobtrusive which is a refreshing change.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

As always, Molyvos is a very good restaurant in all respects. Always eat there when we are in NYC. Good choice for a variety of occasions.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was great! We asked different starters and small plates to share and each one was outstanding! Main courses were very good also.

All wines are greek and all are by the glass. Honest pricing. White sparkling was good. Rose soarkling was too much on a sweet side - recommend asking to taste prior pouring. Full bodied red was superb with lamb dish

Great experience!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was cold

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

High quality Greek food. The menu changes often and offers a variety of choices not found in a lot of Greek food serving restaurants. The wine list contains a broad choice of Greek wines and there are also some unusual Greek cocktails. The service was very good - responsive and fast. The price is on the higher end, but it is to be expected for the location of the restaurant, which is
strategically located almost half way between Times Square and Columbus Circle. I would highly recommend it for all types of occasions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very noisy. Excellent service. Place looks like it needs a refresh. Food was good but not great. Their offering is an upscale version of Greek food. I am Greek, so these modifications of traditional plates are not my favorite. Either way food was OK. Very good list of Greek wines. And of course super expensive! I would recommend it to a friend, but I don’t think I would go back anytime soon.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food has improved through the years. Great location for pre or post theater or concert meals. The Greek food is authentic and the staff is courteous and well informed.
Round tables for large groups make conversation available to all at the table.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Healthy, Late-night Find, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was good.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very good restaurant. The Zucchini Fritters appetizer and the Kumato Tamato Salad were excellent. Of our three entrees, the Prawns and Artichokes had very good flavor and great vegetables, but be aware that the taste of these oversized prawns is not the same as shrimp. The Lamb Shank was excellent. The interior of the restaurant is very handsome and comfortable. We recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Awesome food, amazing ambience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Molyvos serves authentic Greek fare yet could expand the menu and serve more fish options which are not whole fish.

Desserts and post-meal cheese choices are nice as well as the pre and after dinner drinks. Base prices for desserts and glasses of wine begin around $13, so be prepared to spend in this more expensive location of NY, and at Molyvos in particular.

Wait staff were attentive, we were not rushed, room temperature was a little cool but seating in the back was a little more cozy and warm.

Our visit was on a Wednesday evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Very convenient to City Center - and certainly busy for lunch on Wednesday. The food is fine- not great- and it is expensive- based mostly on the location. Much better value over on 9th Ave!
And most restaurants to honor my Open Table request for a quiet table as I am hard of hearing - it was quite a process to change our table to one where I could actually hear.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Forgot how wonderful this restaurant is. So glad we were at an event in the area and revisited. From our waiter's suggestion of the delicious Greek red wine, to the best beet appetizer I ever ate, not to mention the tasty entrees and dessert, I don't hesitate to recommend this place and haven't stopped talking about to our family and friends!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food was delicious as always and the service excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food here is good and portions are generous. Waiters are friendly. But it annoys me when you make a reservation and when you arrive, even though there are plenty of tables available, you are offered the seat closest to the door.

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