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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

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (101)
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Good for Anniversaries (41)
Good for Groups (38)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Lovely as always. The anniversary special was rich but delicious and the wine pairing quite terrific

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Another wonderful dinner at Molyvos. Try their spectacular grilled fish, classic Greek appetizers and moussaka.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Delicious food. Wait staff driven, not warm and friendly. Wine sommelier extremely helpful. Sat near front door on a freezing night. Over priced. 2 glasses of wine, split a salad and had an appetizer of grilled octopus 80 with tip.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Authentic greek food with polished service. Excellent stop before or after theatre.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We ordered from the prix fixe menu. Service was prompt. Food was okay. I wish we would have ordered the grilled fish and some of the more popular items.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Server wasn't attentive and I had to signal other servers to help throughout the evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had a nice table right by the window and the food was all delicious. The restaurant has a relaxed but elegant vibe and is a good place to have a conversation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Last minute booking whilst visiting New York, amazing Greek food, cooked perfectly. Great cocktail menu, friendly staff. A must try.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Thanks again

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

First visit in several years and disappointed with overall experience. Food appeared to be off the warming table. Not recommended

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fabulous food and the prix fixe is amazing. Flavorful and unusual with wonderful variety. Tables can be a little close together and if you're near a big table of diners it can be very loud. Service is good at the bar too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We have eaten at Molyvos many times and have never been disappointed. Food is consistently delicious. Service is equally good. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Delicious traditional and unique Greek food served by a knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This is the perfect spot for dinner before Carnegie Hall. The food was delicious and the service was unusually helpful and warm.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The moussaka was overdone and full of oil: no excuse for this. Our bread was good as was our salad.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I love Molyvos. It is best in class. The appetizers are fantastic. Dinner is simple classic Greek preparation in an international setting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had the greek Chicken in soup which was very tasty but the chicken was extremly tough.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Worst service ever.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Terrific meal! Loved it here! Excellent food and service!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Just as wonderful as I'd remembered! Just stopped in for some pre-theater appetizers, but will be returning soon for a full dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service, ambiance and food were excellent. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Best Greek food in the city. They do need a better way of welcoming customers.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Un lugar que no debes dejar de visitar el cordero es una delicia

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food and service is always great at Molyvos. You can always count on a wonderful experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Had a nice dining experience before a show. Good food, good service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We loved our waitress. She made great suggestions and was incredibly nice. Honestly the best service I can remember in years.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

delicious food. convenient to City Center theater and Manhattan Theater Club shows.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The Mousaca was a big disappointment. Tasted like it was a reheated recent arrival from a food packager.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Molyvos is consistantly wonderful, especially the mousaka, which has no equal anywhere! The other items on the menu are delicious as well. Very friendly staff and greeters at the door. One of NY's best.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First experience here ~ booked it for its proximity to the NY City Center. Welcoming staff, lovely menu, good choices, tasty food! I don't think that I have enjoyed Greek food this much since I was in Greece.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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