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Persepolis

4.6
586 reviews
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$30 and under
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Persian
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Persepolis Is a Persian/ Mediterranean restaurant with a dynamic atmosphere and 20 years of experience! The restaurant is famous for verity of kebabs and refreshing salads and gently spiced grilled meats. The yogurt and cucumber blended with a little mint is made exceedingly well and is an ideal cool compliment to Persepolis’ rounds of Pita & Barbari bread. Our kebabs which include moist and delicious salmon or saffron chicken are served without heavy sauces. Instead they are served with a choice of four rices including an intriguing blend of Basmati rice and marinated sour cherries. Our personalized wine list truly compliments our cuisine. We also offer a full classic bar.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Persian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday:12:00 Noon -11:00pm
Friday- Saturday: 12:00 Noon -11:30 PM
Sunday:12:00 Noon- 11:00 PM
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Phone number
(212) 535-1100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
San Sethachutkul
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Catering
PERSEPOLIS offers exclusive catering by Chef: San Sethachutkul. From intimate dinners to lavish galas, we provide The World’s oldest cuisine combined with personalized service attending to every detail of your entertaining needs.

Persepolis is located at:
1407 Second Avenue
 (Between 73rd and 74th Street) Upper East Side of Manhattan

Please Call: Farshid Bidarian for private event & catering inquiries at 212-535-1100
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
bet 73rd & 74th Streets
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Parking details
6 Train to 77th and Lexington Ave.
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 586 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The Maitre de was lovely. The waiter was sweet with a great and courteous smile. Food excellent!!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Appetizer/salads sampler

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was a nice neighborhood eatery. Nice decor and seating. Friendly staff and good service and the food was well done with many options for everyone.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were looking for authentic Persian food and we were not disappointed. The menu is fabulous with great choices. And the service was excellent. They honored our reservation and we can’t wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We loved our food and it accommodates all our food issues. Vegetarian. Celiac. Carnivore. Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great take on Persian cuisine with creative spins on Middle Eastern classics. Particularly liked the way standards — eggplant dip; yogurt — were offered in three versions, each with distinct herbs, spices and flavors. Order the eggplant trio with samples of each. The 5 versions of rice were also well thought out. My wife had the Lemon Butter Chicken which had moist pieces of chicken breast in a mouth-watering sauce. I ordered the Lamb Shish Kabob which was OK but probably the least interesting part of the meal. We would definitely go back — I’m sure many times.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

First visit but will come back! Excellent food and service, unrushed. A pleasure.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A charming neighborhood restaurant with a friendly staff and varied menu.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food and the atmosphere were really great, and the service was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Persian New Year. Restaurant was decorated in balloons and the traditional Noruz table. Service was good, food was abundant and delicious.

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Neither fresh nor creative cuisine. Everything served was lukewarm as if the kitchen was just plain tired. Disappointing given positive recommendations on-line.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

A family staple, we drive over from the west side. Lovely staff, food is very authentic and consistently good. Family favorite is “Koo-bi-day” - ground beef skewers, and the stews ( some vegetarian).

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

One of the best restaurants I have been to in manhattan. The food and service are top notch. The owner is very friendly and always willing to accommodate

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Excellent food. Probably the best Persian food I have ever had.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

THIS IS THE SECOND TIME WE HAVE DINED HERE. WE LOVED THE MEAL. THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. MAKE A RESERVATION. IT IS A BUSY PLACE.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant with great food and service

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere.
I had rack of lamb with herbs and saffon. Tender and delicious. It came with couscous and veggie. Very good baba as appetizer and a good italian wine (Montepulciano) along made the evening very enjoyable.
We’ll return

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1.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Overpriced for holiday Valentine’s Day food was far Below what we are usually serve there the lamb was over marinated and overcooked

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Was and is always great. Terrific and interesting food at a very affordable price. A neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food, in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The server was knowledgeable and attentive. The eggplant trio appetizer was delicious. The lamb was perfectly cooked and delicious

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was extremely tasty, well prepared and enjoyed by all - even the friend who’s familiar with Iranian food. I’ll go back.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Great time. Food was good and fairly priced.

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2.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The night started out great at first; our server was very nice when we first sat down and got the menus. The food was good however, it was kind of a bummer that I had to wait almost till the end of my meal for one of my side orders. The reason I was upset with our experience was because my friend found a long brown hair in her food; and when we told the server he accused her of putting her own hair in the food and then started to accuse the rest of us for putting the hair in there. My friend has very short blond hair and the rest of us girls had our hair up during our meal; he did not apologize for accusing us.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent Thai food -enjoyed the different rices, especiallly the wour cherry one. Grilled meats outstanding and sauces superb. Not great vegetarian main course options.

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3.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Was not as good as b4 they no longer hv almond rice and good was not as good

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Hit the spot in every way! We enjoyed the yogurt trio and the hummus (even though I filled up on delicious bread) salmon/lamb/beef kebab and sour cherry rice were delish!

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Had the caspian and eggplant halim. Both super tasty! Finished with the lemon sorbet and rose saffron ice cream - so tasty!

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Good food, good value for the lunch special. Service and ambience were very nice. Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Very interesting and delicious food in generous portions. Warm, helpful staff.

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3.0Dined on December 5, 2017

I haven't had much experience with Persian food and was delighted to happen upon this restaurant.
Very much enjoyed the food and intend to return to sample some more of their menu. (Since NYC has sooo many restaurants, I rarely return to a restaurant, so this is a compliment to them :) )

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Every time I can I hightail it to Persepolis. The food is superb and the staff friendly and helpful. The only problem is I want to order far more than I can eat. I wish they'd clone this great restaurant.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

I have been missing their dill rice and cherry rice for years, and finally got to return to Persepolis. Hooray! Be ready for hearty and authentic Persian cuisine, with excellent service. And don't miss the "cotton candy" dessert!

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Did not have Real Persian bread which is really a major part of the Persian meal experience. Taste was nice but not really as interesting as other Persian restaurants.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

We were staying in the neighborhood and Persepolis was recommended to us. It did not disappoint. Food, service and value all were good. Staff were very accommodating and everything was fresh and tasty.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Went with friends. We all enjoyed our meals and agreed good food, easy attentive service with very fair/affordable prices.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Every time I eat here I wonder why I don't come more often. The food was soooo good and excellent service. I like ordering family style and sharing. Here's what we shared: the salad trio and the yoghurt trio for appetizer. It comes with plenty of warm bread. I also love the kashk bademjan, which is an eggplant appetizer. For main course, we had the marinated chicken breast kabob and ground beef kabob, with both white rice and cherry rice. We ordered sides of grilled onion and the torshi, which is pickled vegetables. We also ordered the fesenjan on tahdig - crispy rice. Fesenjan is very popular with Americans who eat Persian food. It's made with ground walnuts and pomegranate and has chicken. What a delicious feast! My tip: eat very little earlier in the day, because everything is so good!

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Persepolis is always friendly and dependable. Service is very good and the cuisine is both delicious and healthy.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Great menu, reasonably priced and yummy Persian food

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

The four of us loved the food. There are various kinds of rice. I had the one with sour cherries. I loved my lamb shank. We had a trio of eggplant purees , each one different and a trio of salads. The waiter suggested crispy rice with cooked herbs and fava beans on top that is not on the menu but Persians know to order. We loved that. Prices were gentle.

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