Molyvos

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$31 to $50
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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.
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Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was a little slow, but it was fantastic.

N
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious. Would come back again any time for lunch.

DL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was overpriced and mediocre at best. This is my last time there.

A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Algunos platos buenos y otros regulares.

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JB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve eaten at Molyvos ever since it opened. Their food is consistently excellent, their service impeccable, their wine list extensive and reasonably priced. A place of home away from home.

LC
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely a wonderful dining experience. the prix fixe is fine but we ate a la carte and enjoyed the seafood with orzo as a special treat. find margarita for great service. molyvos always reliable. kudos.

RE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally got to Molyvos after years of thinking it would be great pre-performance option for City Center and for Carnegie Hall. Actually made it at 1pm on a non-matinee day giving us a chance to enjoy the pleasant decor and friendly service. Food was great - both Greek and Greek-ish options. A tad on the pricey side but considering location and both the quality and portions of the food, an excellent choice for pre-performance or for any other reason.

a
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The food was mediocre at best and the service non-existent. It can’t compare to Milos or Avra. Wines by the glass were ridiculously overpriced.

AP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. Elegant but not pretentious. Food was incredible. Pistachio & edamame hummus with warm pita. Best red snapper I have ever eaten. Moussaka was sublime. Can’t say enough good things about quality, service and how delicious the food was. My third visit and will be going back. Five stars across the board!

MO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Fantastic waiter, great service, took very good care of our table

JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and impeccable service! Great for all occasions!

SE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Molyvos. Whenever we are in the area for theater we prefer dining here. Even though this particular evening was very busy we never were made to feel rushed or uncomfortable. We look forward to returning!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Ok food with way over price

CE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

As always, great food. But the service was incredibly slow; especially when the restaurant was not that busy.

F
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

been going there for years always consistent...feels like Greece!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Definately will go back. The lamb shank with orzo was perfect.

E
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This is a fairly good choice if you want to be close to City Center. Restaurant is attractive but highly overpriced for pretty basic food.

J
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

I ordered sesame crusted tuna for main dish - it tasted like paper.
My friend ordered the striped bass - he also said dry and not good.

WG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful as always.
But missed having my glass of Retsina.
Alas, they were out.

d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb Greek Salad and authentic moussaka. Prompt and gracious service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

For a business lunch, need to be out within an hour

PP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything very good. One friend thought that tuna could use more zip.

H
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good!! Waiters were not perfect as little bit business like....

KD
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening. Great food. Attentive and nice wait staff. Quiet. Beautiful space

OT
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner here. We haven’t been to Molyvos in a while and we truly missed it. Service was wonderful. We loved the Greek meatballs, the spreads, and the octopus was to die for.

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Been there about 5 times before. It's getting a little old, like the clientele. Not sure how to update it.

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Molyvos is a superb restaurant, with a fine menu, dishes expertly designed and produced, and attentive help.

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the prix fixe dinner. The zucchini fritters were mediocre. The salmon was good, but not outstanding. The chocolate mouse was truly excellent. Service and noise level were very good and low, respectively.

j
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food uniformly very good. Party of four allowed sampling of many delicious presentations. Have been coming annually on our nyc visit and it remains a reliably fine dinner.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Not worth the money! I know Greek food well. Very expensive for quality. Service good in the beginning and then dropped off.

MU
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Molyvos is an ideal special-occasion restaurant. Its attention to small details, such as a choice of bean dips and tapenade, and the flavorful pita and focaccia bread accompanying them as starters, augers a special meal. Molyvos lets the ingredients be the stars of the show, and they source the best ingredients so the result is always spectacular.

BR
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

The food was really good, although the service was not great. A good greek restaurant on a convienient location for tourists.

AC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Overpriced mediocre Greek food, need I say anything more!

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Wild greens in appetizer were old and withered. Greens in side dish were best thing on the menu.
Moussaka contained peppers - why? Wrecking a fine old recipe.
Fish was overcooked.

MM
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mediterranean food we have eaten in NYC! This restaurant has great service, fabulous food, and peaceful ambience! My husband ordered the lamb shank. It was paired with orzo in a rich sauce. The lamb was so moist and succulent! I ordered the Lahansa Dolmades. The dish was covered in a lemon bechamel sauce that was superb! We shared an heirloom tomato salad. It, too, was perfection! Highly recommend this restaurant!!

DL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, wide range on the menu, and excellent service.

AT
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Great place to eat before catching a theatre show.

WD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Enjoyed the meal and service. If you find yourself there, the pistachio hummus and lamb shank were delicious. Better and fresher wine by glass choices would help the meal. Service was very good. Atmosphere was low energy.

JC
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is wonderful, I absolutely love the village salad, very authentic. The fava is wonderful with the toasted pita and the octopus melts in your mouth. Entry’s are abundant including a wide fresh fish selection. The wait staff is wonderful, they work as a team and leave nothing to chance. Service is as quick or casual as you like and very accommodating. We had to dine their twice this visit to NYC and we thoroughly enjoyed both experiences. Yes their are a lot of great Greek restaurants in the city but Molyvos definitely deserves a try if you love Greek or want to taste authentic Greek food for the first time.

L
London
20 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I got great recommendations for this restaurant but I thought it was pretty average

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