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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.
New York, NY 10019
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.
55th and 56th Streets
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Full off site catering menu available, please see our website for details.
7th Avenue (B, D, E Trains) 57th Street (N, R, Q Trains)
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 email@example.com.
Molyvos Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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