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For 2
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Molyvos.
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Booked 35 times today


3907 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Greek, Seafood, Wine Bar
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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.
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Phone number
(212) 582-7500
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Carlos Carreto
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Full off site catering menu available, please see our website for details.
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Cross street
55th and 56th Streets
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Public transit
7th Avenue (B, D, E Trains) 57th Street (N, R, Q Trains)
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Special events & promotions
Molyvos is available for a complete restaurant buyout. Please contact Kamal Kouri for details at
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3907 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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acmags (New York Area)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Delicious authentic Greek food! Enjoyed it all from appetizers to dessert! Fantastic wine

Jackie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Very good food and attentive service; made sure to get us out in time for concert at nearby Carnegie Hall.

vipLisaS (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

Disappointed with our meal. We started with three spreads which were delicious, but the entrees were just fair. The sea bass was well prepared but bland. The seafood pilaf was dry and chewy. The service was attentive.

TravelingT (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Dinner with a vegan guest was made easy by a very cooperative, kind, experienced waiter. Nice, fresh, well prepared food is always beautifully presented there.

vipWilliamsburger (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

I started with the small plate meatballs. Unevenly heated, some parts hot, some cold. Then the pan seared scallops, seared into leatheriness and terribly salty. Disappointing meal.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We eat at Molyvos regularly when we are in NYC. The Greek food is excellent and the waitstaff delivers impeccable service. We ate Tapas on Thursday evening before a play. Tried a new red wine recommended by the sommelier. Delicious.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Loved Molyvos. Our server was attentive and professional, as was all of the staff. Food was all delicious.

Troy (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Having dined at many restaurants throughout nyc. It’s unfortunate that this one falls way down into my forgettable list. At first glance you would think that something special waits inside. But truly looks are deceiving. The decor is decent, well lit and clean the staff are attentive and friendly. Annoying music fills the already noisy chatter of various cultures speaking loudly in their language and the clanging of kitchen workers is not far behind. So definitely not a place for romance or just a peaceful meal. Speaking of which. The food here is absolutely horrible. I ordered the fried octopus that was devoid of anything even remotely taste bud worthy as boring and worthless as can be. I also ordered the lamb chops which were so full of fat and also devoid of taste that I just wanted to throw the dam thing in the chefs face.

If this resturaunt is representive of Greek cuisine than truly it’s done Greek meals a disservice. Because either Greek food is absolutely horrible or the chef needs to be fired. It’s a shame too. Because I feel there’s potential here but not with the current menu or chef.

PASMAL (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Very disappointed that the waiter recommended the Greet salad, insisting the chef had ripe tomatoes in February in NYC! It was the worst Greek salad I ever had. Fortunately, the main course was good.

John (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Seating up front, especially immediate down from the entrance was chilly. Host and staff made extra efforts to accommodate moving to another table. My moussaka was excellent.

vipOpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Celebrating a promotion!

vipVagueVegetarian (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

On the positive side, I was able to eat one course and get out in time for an 8:00 reservation. I did have several concerns. I wanted a quiet table and even though there were booths available which I thought would be quieter they seated me at a corner noisy table. When I inquired about the other tables I was told they were reserved, but almost no one was seated there during the 1 1/2 hours I was at the restaurant.
My red snapper was a little dry and expensive.
Confusing menu as fish was listed only as whole fish.
Waiter(s) were hard to find.

2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Disappointing. I remember when Molyvos was a top-notch restaurant. The space looks a bit dilapidated with ripped fabric on the benches and peeling paint in the bathrooms. The food was just OK. Service was nevertheless good, although our server was very distracted.

bestdad (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

very average food for Greek restaurant - I love greek food
we expected much more based on the rank

MichaelC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Just a great place for dinner....