Casserole dish with layers of eggplant, ground lamb, béchamel sauce
Whole fish or filet, grilled, olive oil, lemon juice
Spanakopita, Tiropita, Kolokithokeftedes
Spinach pie, cheese pie and zucchini fritter
The waiter was excellent. food was ok definitely not a five-star dining experience.
Wonderful food and service. I ate outside this time but love the indoors.
Birthday overall ok.
Food was amazing !! Very friendly !!
Always delicious and authentic! One of my favorite restaurants
Never disappointed, always good food. Well prepared
Great service , very friendly staff and delicious food .
Periyali had great food, ambiance, and a friendly staff. Will definitely come back again.
Our server was very gracious and accommodating.
Loved the Black Sea bass! Great ambiance for indoor seating! Must have garlic sauce with the Calamari as a starter. It’s only right
Excellent in every way! So happy to be back dining indoors in one of our favorite restaurants. The special grilled fish is always good (we had Black Sea bass this time), as are the grilled mushroom appetizer and rice pudding.
one of my favorite spots and food is always fantastic
Lovely outdoor dining, perfect for pandemic times. Tables nicely spaced apart, plenty of heat lamps to provide warmth. Same wonderful food!
The best restaurant ever
Everything was perfect. Calamari and Octopus delicious and the salmon was perfectly cooked. One of my all time favorites!
Thank you, Periyali. We have been customers for over 10 years. You have done an amazing job to make a beautiful space and provide the best Mediterranean food around during the pandemic. We are grateful.
Great experience—wait staff was very friendly.
Felt very safe indoor dining
We go for valentines day with my husband every year and it’s always amazing!! Very grateful
Great meal! Very nice secluded indoor dining on the first night of indoor dining.
Great place for a romantic date
Always solid, good, healthy food. Abs, service was very good outside. So difficult for restaurants in these times , but Periyali👍
Excellent food! Recommend to anybody who is looking to have a high-end Mediterranean dinner. Great for dates and small groups
We are Greek, and therefore very picky with our Greek food. This was incredibly authentic and delicious. I was thrilled to see my favorite food on the planet, avgolemono, first on the menu. I'm rarely wowed by anyone's rendition of this soup besides my family, but it was SPECTACULAR. All three of us ate it in record time, exclaiming, "this is the best avgolemono ever!!!"... besides my mom's ;)
The rest of the food was just as amazing. The portions were huge, so I got to enjoy everyone's leftovers for the next few days. The lamb, the chicken souvlaki, and the moussaka were all 5 stars.
My parents live in NJ where indoor dining is still allowed, so they were a little hesitant to dine outside after the sun was down on a cold windy night, but Periyali did a fabulous job heating the place and keeping you covered and protected from the wind, while still allowing us to feel safe and distanced. We were more than comfortable, and didn't even think of the 30-something-degree temperature once.
Our server's wine recommendations were spot on, and the desserts were to die for. I really don't even have one complaint for this place. It was an amazing night, start to finish.
With only six tables outside, though, make sure you make your reservation in advance! You don't wanna miss out on this one!
The owner is amazing! Food is fantastic. So warm. Highly recommend.
Excellent food, service and value - and handling pandemic-related issues responsibly and well!
Outdoor situation is small, but charming. The heaters are excellent.
The food, as always, is wonderful.
We ate at a table outside. We were concerned about the table next to us being too close and the management kindly moved it far enough away to make us happy. The food was delicious, especially the octopus appetizer.
We go to Periyali often and usually order their daily special grilled fish and it is always excellent.
Really nice space, and easy to talk with friends in. Food was great!
The octopus has reached the stage where we have to share multiple orders.
One of our favorite spots.
Great food, great service. Would definitely recommend to family or friends.
Enjoyed our dinner outdoors. Accommodating helpers. Excellent fish and --baklava for dessert!
The service was amazing, our waiter was very attentive. The food was the best greek food I've had in a while. The setting is beautiful.
All of the food was fresh & delicious. The staff are very friendly and efficient.
Periyali is my all time favorite Greek restaurant in New York City. Chef always gets it right and uses the freshest ingredients. The ambiance and vibe are great and service is always first rate. I celebrate my birthday here every year and my friends and family also rave about it.
I love Periyali, it was our local when we lived in Flatiron because it is consistently solid food that can be as healthy or heavy as you want it to be (everything from more simply-cooked fish to salmon baked in phyllo or yummy cakes). Paired w a good wine list, European-style good service and a great ambience (was more romantic when you could eat indoors but they’ve put their beautiful roses out in their outdoor patio albeit in much smaller bunches!). When we lived closer we came almost once a week.
Food and service was very good. The outdoor dining was also good. Tables were spaced well.
The best prepared and most delicious octopus on the planet. Fish is superb. Desserts too. The service is always welcoming. I have been going to Periyali for over 30 years and I have never had anything but a wonderful experience including my son’s 18th birthday.
Outstanding service. Outstanding food.
Periyali offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 463-7890.
Periyali is rated 4.7 stars by 2186 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.