Casserole dish with layers of eggplant, ground lamb, béchamel sauce
Whole fish or filet, grilled, olive oil, lemon juice
We had a mix of appetizers and main courses that 6 people shared. We also had a wine from Greece. Everything was presented beautifully and the food was very good. There is an elegance to the restaurant, even while being understated.
We went here on a recommendation. Food was outstanding. Great octopus. Entrees were delicious. Deserts amazing.
The staff, the food, the ambiance- all of it was warm and delicious. We will all be back, hopefully often.
Great neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and service.
The most delicious Greek food I’ve ever had! Dining room was noisy, but the ambiance was nice and service was friendly.
Very good food and Ambiance
A little bit noisy sometimes.
One of my favorite restaurants in NYC! The flavors are strong, food is always impeccably prepared, great service and ambience.
This is my favorite Greek restaurant. It never fails to deliver. Go and enjoy
Periyali has always been our "special event" restaurant. They just started serving lunch and it was a special event once again. We had a delicious feast of lamb, traditional Greek spreads and pita, and beautifully-prepared fish. The wine our waiter recommended was perfect. We finished with truly the best powdered sugar-almond cookies in town. The service was welcoming and attentive and FAST but not ever present. No one rushed us and we enjoyed spending a leisurely couple of hours in this beautiful restaurant.
We had a great evening! Great service, outstanding food and nice decor. 100% recommended.
We had an amazing time at Periyali! Our server Meck, was great! He was really friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and helped us decide what to order. The prices were reasonable for the high quality food! I got the red snapper special - it was cooked to perfection!
I highly recommend this restaurant and can’t wait to go back!
Great to be back ! Excellent octopus !
The overall experience and food were great! But it would be better (and appreciated) to have a printed list of wines available by the glass to review and compare options. Simply having the waiter recite the options quickly often leaves diners bewildered and left to choose quickly with mixed results.
This felt like an old school steak house to me in the best way possible. It was clean and simply decorated. The staff were all extremely friendly and professional with excellent recommendations on wine and food. All of our meals were delicious!
This is definitely a higher price point than one might expect for Greek food, but everything was full of flavor and very well made. As a fellow Greek I’m a pretty tough critic of Greek restaurants and I have to say the flavors and execution were on point. I will definitely come back.
The wines by the bottle seemed just a tad over priced, but in the end they were quite delicious so I can’t complain too much.
Lovely outdoor seating, delicious food and terrific wait staff. One of our favorite NYC restaurants.
We always dine at Periyali when visiting NYC. The restaurant never fails to impress us. The food is reliably delicious especially the octopus, Branzino and the lamb chops. You won't go wrong with any dish you order as they are all wonderful. The atmosphere is romantic and crisp but not stuffy. I guarantee you will enjoy your time at Periyali.
Great food, neighborhood dining experience, ambiance. Totally recommend!
Always a delightful experience and a delicious meal!
Going to Peryali is like visiting a long lost friend. The same enjoyable and authentic food, friendly and efficient service, familiar environment, with the additional space outside. Good wine list, including some excellent California by the glass.
It was a very enjoyable evening!
Snapper was easily the best fish I’ve had in the city. We loved our waiter Mack. Can’t wait to come back again!
Great service and delicious cuisine!
Great atmosphere, great food, outstanding service.
Been going here for years. Terrific food, service, etc. -- everything. They're especially good at seafood. Romantic, too.
Good Greek/Mediterranean food.
Quiet restaurant (for NYC) with soft music in the background.
Hi. Appetizers: The special of the day…A country-style spinach pie in Phyllo crust, a fresh tomato-feta salad, a yellow split pea dip served with warm pita bread, and then the waiter suggested to try their pan-seared Greek cheese (Saganaki)…all of them were absolutely delicious, especially during these hot summer evenings! They had some specials, so we tried the red snapper fillet with Broccolini. It tasted fresh, and it was cooked to perfection. For dessert we tried the orange cake with vanilla ice cream. It felt light and it was good to end dinner on that note. The service (our waiter) was outstanding, so we wouldn't hesitate coming back because he was sincere, knowledgeable, and pretty good at recommending things. AAA+
Always fresh and good
We have not been there for several years we do not live in the area we have been wanting to go there the moment we walked in we were greeted with such kindness. They made us feel very special everything was spectacular the service was incredible all the food was piping hot and so fresh it was as if we could go back 20 years and it be the same as it was thenWhen we walked in and walked to our table the waiter was standing there and he recognized us and we recognized him from years and years ago. All I can say is I can’t wait to go back. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone they will never be disappointed.
Another great dinner at one of my favorite restaurants! My husband and I have been coming here for years and are thrilled that it has survived the pandemic and continues to thrive with excellent food and service. I usually have the grilled octopus and grilled mushroom salad, but everything we’ve tried has been wonderful. Last night my husband had the lamb chops for the first time and Lisa I’d they were perfect. Our favorite dessert is the creamy and deeply satisfying rice pudding.
The food and service were phenomenal! However the portions were a lot smaller than we all anticipated. But other than that we had a wonderful time at Periyali.
The Branzino was cooked perfectly. The dips superb.
I have loved Periyali for a long time. The octopus is always special, tho I also love their chicken soup. The lamb chops are fabulous. It is pretty and subdued inside. I don't like Greek wines, but they had an excellent California cabernet by the glass. I'd say great for a special occasion, birthday or anniversary, or just when you want a solid good meal.
Always our favorite. It has been a while and upon our return everyone was so gracious to welcome us back. Delicious
The best Greek food around
We ate outdoors and the Restaurant Prix Fixe menu was available. Otherwise, it would have been less affordable, but still a superb choice for Greek dining.
At the present location for 35 years, Periyali has never disappointed.
Check it out!
My friend and I enjoyed the food very much. We both ordered the octopus for appetizers and the brazino for our entree. It was my third visit and I look forward to dining at Periyali again. Thank you staff and chef for another great experience. GOD bless!😍
Went there for a friend's birthday and food was delicious.
Very friendly and welcoming wait staff. The food was excellent.
We LOVE Periyali
Periyali offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 463-7890.
Periyali is rated 4.8 stars by 2233 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.