Molyvos

4.4
4130 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek
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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Cuisines
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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Catering
Full off site catering menu available, please see our website for details.
molyvos.com.
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Neighborhood
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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 events@molyvos.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4130 People Are Saying
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food
4.3
service
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Friends night out. The menu provides lots of options from salad to fish. The tomato salad, sea bass and watermelon and cheese dessert were great! Didn’t care for the wine selection. Perfect grappa ending.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Appetizers were good, but in the main course fish and chicken were dry

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

restaurant week menu very good selection and value. brought a friend and had an excellent experience across the board. absolutely will return.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious. Service was slow, but we weren’t in a hurry and were able to have a relaxing meal and enjoy each other’s company.

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1.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Terrible service that was inattentive and unpleasant.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Outstanding food, service and ambiance. The best Greek cuisine in NYC.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Octopus was amazing as always, must have, Baklava ice cream sundae was delicious, great Greek Rose selection.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Upscale and imaginative Greek cuisine. Extensive selection of wines from Greece. Very pleasant ambiance, not to noisy. Close to theaters, Central Park and other New York City attractions.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Very tasty lamb sandwich & lamb burger. Excellent & friendly service. Pleasant atmosphere. No one rushed us.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Delightful. We all enjoyed our lunch and the occasion. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Great place near the theater district! Loved our food especially the zuchini fritters. The inside is quiet and cozy very nice for a group or a date.

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Decent food & I didn’t get OpenTable points for this reservation (I’m not sure why? I was informed via email after the reservation I would not be receiving points which was odd)..... so wasn’t really worth it in the end.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Attentive, accommodating, and warm service. I loved my fresh tomato salad. The seafood pilaf was rich and the seafood itself was tender and cooked perfectly. The halvah ice cream dessert was inventive. The phyllo dough was superbly light and crispy. I enjoyed the halvah shavings on top of the ice cream. The ice cream was fresh and pleasing, although I would've liked a little more intense flavor. The atmosphere was great for chatting. We did come very early (about 5:30pm) and sat in the front of the house, so keep that in mind. Easily accessible to public transportation.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Had a lovely lunch at the bar. Good option for restaurant week.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

This is a fantastic dining experience.

The woman who welcomes you has a very nice voice. I was sitting next to her and just wanted to hear her voice. She should go singing.

The tomato salad is good. Well, I learned that salad could have no green at all and just a tomato.
The bass is very delicious. One improvement: The corn underneath is cold. I think they should come hot just like the fish.
The chocolcate cake is a must try here. Excellent, comparable to the best chocolate cake I have ever had. The only flaws that it is not the best is it is a little bit too sweet. If the sweetness go down a little bit, that would be the best chocolate cake I have ever had.

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1.0Dined on July 28, 2018

No service. Ate at a table that may have been the surface of the moon. Food was bland and after doing some math I think they double charged me for an item. Fun. D-

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We get to Molyvos once a year, it's a must on a trip to NYC. I love the grilled octopus, it's the best I've ever had. Service is always great, wine list is good, only complaint is that where it's usually cozy and quiet, we were seated and then a large family party was seated right across from us, changing the intimate dynamic to a more boisterous one. Not a huge deal, but the only flaw in our quiet evening. It was still a great meal.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Went for restaurant week dinner. Very good choices, nicely presented. Friendly service. The 3 of us all
agreed we would gladly return.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

I picked this off the Internet by location. It was perfect for an informal business lunch and I would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Very good food- restaurant week lunch menu. Good table away from others and very quiet. Service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Absolutely wonderful meal! Everyone should go.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Restaurant Week menu was plentiful and delicious. We also ordered 1 appetizer - 3 dips (each one better than the next) with fresh veggies. Fabulous food and very attentive service.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

So glad we returned to Molyvos after a long gap! We were drawn by the Restaurant Week menu and memories of their awesome pulpo salad. This dinner was excellent--the melon cucumber soup and seafood pilaf were both highlights--the pilaf was made with orzo that seems to be cooked the way rice is cooked in a risotto and it was so flavorful with a wonderful unctuous texture. Service was extremely pleasant also. We will be happy to go back!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Excellent meal with top notch service. We were there for New York's Restaurant Week, always a good time to go to the city. We were even served by a Greek waitress. I know, that's not uncommon in New York, but it does really help with the authenticity angle. Very good job.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Although there are many great restaurants in the area, we always find our way back to Molyvos when we visit NYC. The food is consistently great and the prices moderate. Service has always been first class.

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2.0Dined on July 23, 2018

The food quality has fallen precipitously since my last visit. No longer on my list.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

When I’m in NYC I always eat there and tell my friends/acquaintances about Molyvos!

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The negative review on service is 100% attributable to the waiter's dismissive and inattentive behavior. He apparently decided immediately after I sat down with my teen daughter that this wasn't going to be a big ticket (hence large tip) and wasn't going to put in much effort other than trying to turn over the table as fast as he could. Specifically, even before asking for a drink order, and approximately 3-4 minutes after I sat down, he came over to take our meal order. Approximately 30-40 minutes into the mean and after he realized the meal ticket would be on the higher end as I ordered wine, several appetizers, expensive entrees and dessert (tab exceeded$200) did he become noticeable more polite. The food is above average but his behavior made for a less than average night out.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

It was a pleasure to return to Molyvos. The food was as outstanding as I remembered, and my family loved being there together. The atmosphere is elegant, friendly, and quiet. We enjoyed a festive evening over amazing drinks and food, with attentive and warm service.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We have liked Molyvos for years. It has always been our top choice in Greek food.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Always fabulous food and great service. It’s been a go to place for years.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Excellent quality of food. Service was okay. Seemed to be a miss understanding when to serve the grilled vegtables.
The octopus , grilled veggies and grilled peach salad were more than enough for two people.
We had left overs which one of us took home.
I would return and recommend it to friends

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

The best Greek food I have eaten outside Greece. The grilled fish is simply outstanding. Excellent wine list, especially for the white wines from Santorini. Good service but a tad noisy, kind of like a Greek taverna. Not a cheap place but considering the quality of the food and the location in mid-town Manhattan, it was good value. Very much recommended.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Some of the food is a bit rushed and generic, and in one case say a bit long under the lights. Overall, however, this is really one of the better Greek dining experiences in Manhattan.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Everything was delicious but the swordfish was very dry and tough.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

We were in NYC for one night and this restaurant was a quick walk from our hotel. It was a great location and offered exactly what we wanted. Authentic Greek food is one of our favorites. Well done!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The food and service were excellent. In addition, Molyvos has an extensive wine list of Greek wines.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The service was impeccable. The food was beautifully displayed as well as good tasting. The wines suggested complimented the food & when I knocked over a glass of wine, it was replaced quickly & the area made "dry" quickly. The noise was less than usual as we were early & the restaurant had not filled yet. A treat. It was my husband's birthday when we combined a Broadway show with dinner.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Noise level was deafening.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

outstanding food & service
great place for business meetings or romantic evenings
convenient location

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