Persepolis

4.4
827 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
What 827 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Miguel
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service

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vipMerry
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and portions were very good. So was the service. The drinks were kind of weak. We were outside so there was no issue of noise. A very nice place to go for a meal.

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LilianaA
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Persepolis and have been eating there for years. Consistently good.

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Miguel
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and good food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food since the first time I have come to Persepolis. Must try the beef kubideh with the saffron rice.. And my all time favorite is the Falludeh dessert.. I will be back again for sure.

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vipBrittanyH
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent! Everything was extremely flavorful and delicious. Great prices and value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The Lentil Soup is not listed on the menu but seems to be available every day. I enjoyed it. The Cornish Hen cooked on a skewer was dried out and had little taste. The restaurant offers three kinds of rice, I told him that I wanted the Cherry Rice but he brought the Bean Rice. It wasn't until after he served me the Hen with the wrong rice that I realized he gave me the wrong rice, he never came around to check to see if everything was okay.

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WillieSmalls
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food is amazing. One of NY’s gems.

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Appletini
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing, the faludaha dessert was something I’d never tasted so yum, dishes are delicious the rice options so different and taste awesome
Poor service, the host was rather rude when we arrived, certain attitude and waiter kept forgetting to bring the dip or be around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Staff is wonderful.

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vipLCMK
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Persepolis is always great...wonderful food, reasonable prices, excellent service and lovely ambience.

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MichaelD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, but not the last. Everything was delicious and plentiful. Great appetizers, mains, and dessert. Very reasonably priced for what you get. Can't wait to go back.

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Gaby
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, pleasant atmosphere, authentic Persian food. Would highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The lentil soup was pleasing and I would order it again. I ordered the Lamb Shank. It was served at room temperature. Was that the waiter's fault or the way the kitchen serves it? For $24, I thought that the amount of meat on the shank was small. The flavor of the lamb was overcome by the flavor of the liquid it was cooked with. It came with a choice of rice options or a salad.

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vipLalouBize
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really like the food here, especially the mezze. I live on the opposite side of town, so I head to Persepolis every time I can create a reason to be in the neighborhood for lunch. The lunch special is a good value; but I often order a la carte. The reason I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 is that it's a "nice neighborhood place."

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IngridR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the lemon chicken and the lamb shank.

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cdiamante
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love love love this restaurant! Our food was delicious and well worth it. My partner and I have been here twice, a very busy Friday and a slow Monday (both at night). Even for a full house, I don't think it was very loud and the ambiance was nice with dimmed lights and the friendliest staff. Will def be coming again on occasion, especially for date night<3

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vipAlice
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have not been since Covid 19 so were eager to return. The food was as fantastic as always. Less people in the restaurant, as expected, so less "atmosphere" but not a disappointment at all. Staff were attentive. So happy to have you back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food Pre- made and is tough meat and old . My son wanted branzino ( he is 5 yrs old) the waiter said it has bread crumbs so he said he wants it without bread crumbs so waiter says it’s pre-made so my son says why ? He wants it fresh . Anyway long story short food was horrible . I ordered lamb shank was tough meat.

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JohnR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food for any reason

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed several of the traditional dishes and appetizers. Overall a very old experience.

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JaspreetS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Typically Iranian food.awesome .The owner was very nice and courteous

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff are super nice, food is excellent, wish they had more vegetarian khoreshts

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vipLCMK
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favorites....great menu and food, good service, nice ambience, and terrific value. Its always a pleasure to go there or order for delivery.

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vipKathrynK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous- love this place and can’t wait to return!

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vipNasrinE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I’m Persian and I know Persian food can taste so much better. So much turmeric in the ghorme and gheime stews. Beef kabab dry , should be juicy. I hope to see improvements since we don’t have too many Persian restaurants in the city . Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!

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LouiseM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice lunch time break - food is tasty and service is excellent.

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NancyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a great lunch special going on now and we had outside dining.

Heaters, seperation and food was excellent.

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Jesscpw
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining at Persepolis and the experience was just as fantastic as the first time. Overall service was exceptional. The menu has many great options to choose from and the food is delicious (highly recommend the basa fish). I would also like to thank our waiter Oscar who was super friendly and attentive. Our friend was so happy with her birthday celebration at Persepolis. We look forward to going back soon!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Persian food!! Delicious. Fesinjoon was awesome!

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LingZ
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going there for years. The food never disappoints. Love the variety of rice, especially the one with sour cherry! Great drinks too, very unique.

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julieb
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, and very accommodating of our gluten allergies!

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Veronica
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really looking forward to trying Persian food! Pretty with a relaxed atmosphere - and with that be prepared to spend a few more dollars (but not an unreasonable amount.) The eggplant mirza appetizer was just ok. We decided on the entree Persepolis because it had 3 of the meat entrees - Saffron chicken, sirloin barg, and ground beef kubideh. The sirloin and beef were excellent, however disappointed in the saffron chicken because I love saffron and it was a little dry. The basmati rice with sour cherries was delicious and would love to return just for that! Appreciated the nice relaxed atmosphere - will return!

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vipChristine
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience of this Persian restaurant was refreshingly modern and the food and service were both great. Will definitely keep this one on my list of go to restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Yummy food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the set lunch. The food was very nice and the service very friendly. We will definitely go back!

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vipTDgo4date
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service is impeccable! The food is outstanding and the restaurant is beautiful, warm and friendly. We have been coming to Persepolis for over 20 years. Perfection!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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

Persepolis is rated 4.4 stars by 827 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.