Server was personable, chatty, said,”yes”to everything & delivered 4 orders with errors on each plate. Proceeded to deny conversation. @ 6:30, restaurant opens 5:30 they were out of Bronzino. 3 of us substituted Bronzino with Black Bass, all 3 orders were bone dry, Lamb Shank preordered dry arrived wet with sauce all over it. Nice people, nice restaurant, except——-if not wanting to ruin birthday celebration, It would have been addressed in Manager’s office.
I had an early dinner here as I had an early evening appointment in the neighborhood. The restaurant has a fairly standard greek look. I was dining alone but the staff made sure that I didn't feel lonely. They were very solicitous and friendly. I had a fairly standard greek meal of lemon chicken soup and grilled fish. Both were really outstanding. The soup was lemony, chickeny and super velvety. It was a wonderful avgelemono. The branzino fillet was equally wonderful. The fish was grilled to perfection and served simply with lemon. Because the fish was cooked just right it needed nothing more than lemon. The side of ragu of grilled eggplant was very tasty as was the rice. While I went to this restaurant because it was in the neighborhood, I would travel down to this area to eat at this restaurant because of the excellent food and service.
It’s great to have such consistency of hospitality, food and service over so many years. Periyali delivers a fine evening year in and year out, it’s always a pleasure to return. Everything was excellent.
Loved it all!
Periyali continues to serve excellent food. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. The service is superb. I highly recommend when you dine the grilled octopus (one of the best prepared that I ever eaten), the Hen of The Woods mushrooms (exceptional) and the lamb chops (some of the best ever tasted.) 5 stars.
Have been to Periyali before and, since this was with friends I hadn't seen for months, choosing a relatively quiet place was essential. The "vibes" here are warm and welcoming, the food very good. Though the prix fixe menu didn't apply because it was a holiday, we had an excellent meal. The staff is especially helpful, pleasant, courteous.
Everything was excellent, as always! Food, service, ambiance ... all great.
Have eaten here many times. Food is always excellent. Many fresh seafood dishes and they will make special items if you ask. One of my NYC favorites. Quiet at lunch so you can enjoy your conversation. Most NYC restaurants are loud and tables are tight.
lovely meal with wonderful service. Perfect choice for any occasion especially for those who like to taste and try a few different items.
we will be back!
Attentive service and delicious Mediterranean dishes served in an elegant environment. You won't be disappointed!