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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 draws a strong business for the pre-theater set, and sometimes gets overstretched as a result. The waiters keep their good humor (and efficiency) but the greeters start to turn sour and unhelpful. That aside, the food is delicious, and the wine choices are excellent. It's still a good choice for pre-theater because it's near to several theaters and a good overall experience. If you're in the mood for first-tier Greek food, and don't have tickets, make a later reservation (8:30 PM or later) when the atmosphere is much less rushed.
They have many delicious dishes but we never miss the lamb shank.
We had dinner there prior to a performance at City Center, less than a block away and were very happy that we did. We have eaten here a few times in recent years, but this time, everything was truly excellent. My request for the type of table we wanted was met, so we started off on a positive note. Our server was fantastic, and so was every single bite of our dinners. We were in search of authentic Greek cuisine and found plenty to choose from on the menu. And our server saw to it that everything was timed to accommodate our time frame (we went at 6p.m. before an 8 p.m. curtain) without us ever feeling the least bit rushed. We plan to go there again the next time we have tickets at City Center.
Ya habiamos visitado este restaurante otras veces. Nos quedamos decepcionados esta vez.
La comida no estuvo buena y algunos de los alimentos recocidos. La lista de vinos es exclusivamente griega lo que no deja otras opciones para elegir algo en donde la mayoria no esta familiarizado. Los precios son muy altos.
Four us dined at Molyvos to celebrate one friend's birthday. Three out of four ordered their prix fixe dinner which was outstanding. By coincidence, we all ordered the same option: stuffed mission figs appetizer (outstanding!) and the crispy cod (fabulous) entrée. For dessert, the Baklava ice cream was decadent and delicious. The Sauvignon Blanc wine the waitress recommended was truly lovely and enjoyed by all. While Molyvos can be a bit pricey, it was well worth every penny.
I returned to Molyvos after a decade plus hiatus. It was good 15 years ago and it's still good today. The bean soup was great and the Greek fish was wonderful. We shared a bottle of red wine from Crete (of all places) and it was the perfect accompaniment to the meal. The location is ideal for Carnegie Hall and is 10 blocks north of Times Square. Opa!
You can't keep us away from our Octopus Salad! I still think this is one of the best things I've eaten anywhere! We meet for lunch whenever we can, and as much as everything else is delicious, since you can only have that salad at lunch now it's the only thing we're interested in. We love Molyvos!
Took my mother here before a performance at Carnegie Hall, which is on the next block. First they kindly offered a table near the door for mom's convenience. Second even though there were plenty of people to make a lively scene, the place was quiet enough to hear and there was plenty of elbow room. We had the prix fixe with a side of lemony wild greens. The mission figs on a lovely bed of microgreens were just slightly warm, a very nice touch. The pan seared chicken was very tasty and tender. We were impressed by the baklava sundae - a surprisingly delicate mix of flavors and textures. For a midtown pre-theater place we found Molyvos surprisingly elegant, unhurried and well-priced. At 56th street and 7th we hadn't previously considered it for pre-Broadway, but now we will.
The food is consistently excellent -- with a wide assortment of options both in terms of types of food and portion sizes (appetizers, small plates and main courses). The staff is very friendly and helpful -- especially for those not familiar with Greek cuisine. I have recommended Molyvos to many of my friends -- and they have gone back there often.
We love Greek food so was looking forward to trying the food here. The appetizers were delicious, but my main course (the seafood Pilaf) was dry and seemed to be reheated. The shrimp and mussels were overcooked and dried out as well as the rice.
the other guests main courses were good though (the Prawns and the Scallops).
I guess I ordered the wrong thing but thought the restaurant should know that the Seafood Pilaf was not up to standards and reheated.
We ordered three dips to start. Two out of three were good but the hummus was bland and unremarkable. The eggplant dip was Smokey and delicious. I liked the Teramasolatte (spelling error) caviar spreads but my companion said it was too mayonaisey .
We shared the saffron rice with seafood. It was served lukewarm and was again entriely unremarkable, no great flavors, could not taste the saffron.
The best dish was the Molyvos pistachio ice cream sundae for desert. The rest of the meal was very disappointing. I used to eat at Movlyvos years ago, whenever I. visited New York. I doubt that I willl dine there again.
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