Persepolis

4.6
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787 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Persian
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.
We look forward to seeing you!
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing...loved it! The servers and host were lovely to us as well. Will be back!

g
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to Persepolis since it was small storefront. Food and service continue to be great and ambiance better than ever. Tables not on top of each other so you can talk!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty! A little expensive.

LB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Looking for a reasonably-priced, different, tasty and fun Valentine's Day dining spot (or any other day, for that matter) on the Upper East Side? Give Persepolis a try. They did a great job of giving the restaurant a nice Valentine's Day ambience, with glitter, balloons and more. The service was excellent. And the food is top quality authentic Persian fare, with enough veggie options to make vegetarians feel at home. Can't recommend it enough.

h
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable experience, with a variety of interesting menu choices, different from the standard fare. Service was attentive and helpful, explaining some of the ingredients in various dishes. Food was tasty and portions were quite large. Pricing on most dishes were very reasonable as well.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and a very civilized atmosphere. Everyone loved it.

r
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Advertised as Persian, this UES neighbourhood gem did not dissappoint... offerings were flavourful and satisfying enough to not mind recommending to those wanting to venture outside the box.

M
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner
One suggestion: eggplant looked like dog food. Must be a way to make it look more appetizing. It is called Babo i think

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was fantastic. We had a delightful eggplant appetizer which was a big stand-out. We also shared the lemon chicken and sirloin kebabs, both of which were delicious. Service was quick and the waitstaff was attentive. I'm looking forward to trying everything else on the menu.

P
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing $28 lunch special. Food was good as was the service. I would definitely go back.

YS
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and great service! Must eat the rose ice cream for dessert!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service are always fantastic

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice dinner. Food was excellent and the service was lovely. Very good value. I will definitely return

E
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect for a lovely lunch in a quiet, spacious, light restaurant located on the East Side near Sotheby's and Rockefeller University. A price fixe lunch is offered including delicious stuffed grape leaves and the baklava desert is impossible to resist. My lunch partner and I were deep in discussion and were not rushed away for there is no hiatus between their service of lunch and dinner which in New York is such a unique pleasure!

LM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have. Hoses this restaurant for dinner ! It was great food and very attentive service!

OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely dinner.

OM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We returned to Persepolis for another lovely dinner. The room is comfortable and spacious, so that conversation is easy and doesn’t disturb those seated nearby. The food is tasty, fresh and professionally served.
We’ll be back happily.

DF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Persian restaurant in Manhattan by far. Authentic dishes from stews to kebabs as well as excellent rice options.

UW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood choice. Friendly wait staff. Great menu, excellent family choices.

RT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The basmati rice stole the show! Amazing.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, something different. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, the staff are very attentive and our dishes were excellent. We had such a great dinner we went back the next evening

R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a pleasant dinner on NYE and the service was great! Food was delicious!

A
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and very nice atmosphere
The service was excellent and I recommend this beautiful local

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, truly amazing. The staff was friendly and always willing to help. Keep up the good work!

OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Persepolis is a nice neighborhood Persian restaurant on the Upper East Side. Four of us enjoyed a very good meal and it was quiet enough to talk to each other - a real plus!

a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the food was wonderful. A pleasure to dine here.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Persian food in a lovely and quiet setting. Try the grape leaves, beet salad, feta cheese and vegetable plate, samosas. That’s just the appetizers. Entrees are very good, too.

s
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent lamb shanks. Soft meat easily fell off the bone. Couscous was also excellent. That said, there's not much variety in the appetizers, unless you love eggplant. There are tons of eggplant appetizers, including one with eggplant made 3 ways.

NY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a cozy round table in the corner which was great. Service was very good

MG
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Persepolis never disappoints. Excellent service, lots of options and excellent food. Our group of 6 girls were tired from many days of conference and just wanted to enjoy a good meal, a few drinks with great work friends in a low key location. Persepolis fits this bill and more. Will be back yet again.

n
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service and food was excellent the attentive nature of the maître d was so enjoyable to understand the food options.
We celebrated as a family and everything exceeded our expectations!

s
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unique Persian restaurant. All dishes including lamb shank, sirloin kebab, and lamb kebab really tasty and perfectly prepared. Rice variations nice addition

R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farewell dinner - food, wine and company were great

SI
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice price fixed lunch in quiet atmosphere with good service and food. Good place to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions

MV
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was prompt and friendly. Food was warm but not hot. Leg of lamb was okay but chewy.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated my birthday there and could not have been happier.
They went above and beyond in every aspect.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff is wonderful! Always accomodating and nice.

s
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Authentic Persian dishes. Ample dishes. Nice variety of chicken, lamb and seafood.

MK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The price fix special is a great deal. We enjoyed ourselves and will go back.