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For 2
7:00 PM
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3899 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
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 3899 People Are Saying
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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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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.

John (Miami)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

vipVagueVegetarian (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

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....

vipBeth (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was my second time at Molyvos. The first was for lunch, this time for dinner. The fish couldn't have been fresher, the food absolutely delicious, and healthy, and the waitstaff were responsive, if not always available. They were helpful. I will definitely go there again and again for an informal meal, and will tell everyone ab out it.

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

Friendly staff, great ambiance, authentic and yummy food.

vipMichaelF (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was even better than I remember the last time (a while ago). The dips, Greek salad, lamb shank were also delicious! I will be back. It was my first time since it was renovated. Nice and light!