Persepolis

4.5
876 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 876 people are saying
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AliD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting and authentic Iranian dishes. Some choices that delighted me like the pineapple and beet salad. Highly recommend.

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WillieSmalls
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Persepolis is a one of the UES’s hidden gems. The food and service are spectacular.

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vipGaryJ
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and excellent service on a weekday night. The restaurant wasn't crowded so conversation flowed easily and for a long time

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Trebor
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! Excellent in all regards.
We'll definitely be back.

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Pyrfun
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Persepolis was disappointing. The food was mediocre at best. While it was presented promptly, the taste was lacking. The eggplant appetizer was the best of our items. Wrapped grape leaves were hard and crunchy. The lamb kebab meat was tough. And the rice with cherries tasted too buttery. Overall, undistinguished.

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RichardM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable, nicely decorated and appointed, attentive but not intrusive servers, and all dishes well prepared and seasoned

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PenniA
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleases from the minutes we.wmed through the door. Love atmosphere, extensive menu and excellent service. We'll definitely confidely recommend to friends and be back ourselves. Thanks so much!

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Valentina
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a pleasant atmosphere, very professional service and no noise. Will be back!

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vipOpentablevip
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best Persian food in NY city. I have been going to this restaurant and doing takeouts for years. The quality of food has been consistently excellent. From the kebabs to the stews - not once have I ever seen Persepolis fail the quality standards and bear in mind I am a big fan of the NY fine dining scene. So, quality is high on my list of prerequisites. Reasonably priced. The ambiance and service is good for an Everyday good quality food restaurant. Highly recommend for good Persian food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around!

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vipCaseyE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was exquisite, incredibly good. And the service was attentive without being overwhelming. It’s a terrific place that I will recommend to friends and be happy to return to!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The quality of food was horrible it has gone down since 2019
Service was not pleasant.

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wendyr
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was private and distanced from other diners. Food was delicious and service excellent. Excellent value and ample portions. Our friends loved it too. Hope to return soon.

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JAG30475
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service fantastic. The dessert was disappointing, baklava was not that great.

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LizP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is delicious—expertly seasoned, with flavors that are different and irresistible. Service is gracious, friendly and professional. This well-run restaurant is consistently great!

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Moonbeam
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. High end at economical prices

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RadhikaC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Bad experience was very average not accommodating

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vipElizabeth
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely restaurant. The salmon was perfectly cooked. Thank you! I'll be coming back.

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vipremyf
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great party - all guests appreciated the yummy food and friendly service

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vipRalphS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent attentive service. Food has great flavors timing of courses was excellent

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vipEats
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first eating Persian food and it was a winner! The people were super friendly and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommended!

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Kathy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting menu, wonderful food, great service, very pleasant.

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vipRPM8993
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I was just looking for a easy lunch spot in that general neighborhood. I chose Persepolis because it didn't seem to fussy, but promised to be different than the usual European or American places. The food was surprisingly delicious. Really well-flavored and exactly what I had hoped it would be. And the service was exactly right too. Attentive and friendly without being suffocating. I will definitely go out of my way to return.

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vipLCMK
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a delight to dine at Persepolis....excellent food for a reasonable price, wonderful service and great ambience. We love introducing friends to our favorite neighborhood eatery and always look forward to being there....this time was no exception.

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vipsaintmae
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were looking forward to dining here and our server, Jimmy was wonderful He was humorous, attentive and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the appetizers and the Beef Stew was delicious. I had the Lamb skewer...it melted in my mouth and the flavor was heaven! We will definitely go back. We love the restaurant, food and the staff.

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SunY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Second visit in six weeks because the food is delicious. While neither the service nor the ambiance are remarkable, they're better than one might expect at these prices

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Soundeats
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The vegetarian food and rices were impressive. The poultry was better than the meat! We, a large group, after a concert, really enjoyed it. The appetizers were less exciting than the dill rice and stews.

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vipremyf
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

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vipnycadam
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time going to Persepolic since Covid. And, happily, it remains a very good, reasonably-price restaurant, with excellent service. We had eggplant and salad appetizers and a few different kebabs, everything was terrrific. They did shorten the menu - like all restaurants have recently - but there are still lots of choices. I will be back again.

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vipLCMK
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to got to Persepolis...great food and fun ambience at a very reasonable price. The waitstaff are unfailingly courteous and helpful.

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JuliaS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in New York. Service is good, food is delicious especially all the kebabs and the sour cherry rice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was fine but we found ourselves swatting away flies. Very annoying.

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FranciscoF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The appetizers were average, the food was very good (beef stew, fish), the rice was excellent.

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barbaras
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

this was our first time back to Persepolis since the pandemic, we used to eat there frequently and it did not disappoint. Food and service were excellent and they have new drink specials now which was great!!! we sat outside and it was very pleasant.

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vipDiane
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Persian food. Good variety. Excellent wait staff. We will be back often.

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vipLainey
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Persepolis is one of my favorite restaurants. It's a lovely place to dine. The food never disappoints and I would recommend it to anyone who likes interesting delicious food.

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vipEleeusWhispurr
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Flavorful aromatic food.
Lovely find in the neighborhood. Will be back

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NewFoodie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy that we finally tried this spot! The service was amazing and the food was even better.

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Mikuli
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service also. The owner is very friendly.

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vipJimS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Either for lunch or dinner Persepolis is a great choice

FAQs

Persepolis does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Persepolis also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 535-1100.

Persepolis is rated 4.5 stars by 876 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.