Persepolis

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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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MV
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff is wonderful! Always accomodating and nice.

s
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

MK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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

AD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!! Can't wait to go back

c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience for a birthday dinner for 6. Everything was delicious, and the service was attentive and unobtrusive. Persepolis will become a go-to for us.

KI
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely. Just Lovely. Highly recommend. Terrific service. Clean environment. Beautifully presented tasty food.

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

I used to go to the Persepolis very often - it's just around the corner - but it has become too expensive (every time I go, the price for the same things are higher) and it is simply too noisy. The staff refuses to try to quiet the customers down and the clientele has changed from reasonably considerate middle-aged diners to a crowd of millenials who grew up with ear-phone plugs in their ears , are semi-deaf as a result, and think they have to shout to be heard and do so without any thought of the disturbance they cause.
I love the food but I can not stand the noise. I'll have to find another place with the same kind of food and more control over its clientele.

PG
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful new treat with excellent dishes we had never had before. Will certainly come back for a dinner. And lunch was very quiet and therefore quite enjoyable.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I've come here many times, I still enjoy it - the fessenjan is a delight, and the wines by the glass are a real bargain for NYC. Now, this last time, we went "à la carte" and didn't choose our dishes in the prix-fixe $19 menu, and it ended up pretty steep at $140-ish for 3 people. Good, but the value for money definitely falls when you don't go for prix-fixe.

w
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Food mediocre. No longer authentic. Some hodgepodge with the recipes of Iran but not the skill, touch or ingredients properly done. Also crowded tables and when people showed up they brought more tables and chairs squeezing them into the area. Unpleasant

RJ
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I am marry with a Persian men and I know very good about the food but the food wasn't good enough also the menu is not completely Persian I ordered the crunchy rice they didn't have it we wanted Persian ice cream they didn't have it I wanted lamb chops they didn't have it so I was so disappointed

S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was fine. We had appetizers which were ok, and the main courses were ok too. The reccomended lamb shank was ot the best lamb shank id ever had but was fine, the best main course we had was one of the vegaterian eggplant dishes, and a simple grilled chicken kabob. Overall
Service was very nice, and the restaurant was well priced.

C
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was a first visit for four of us. We would return again. We thoroughly enjoyed the pineapple salad, saffron chicken with both sour cherry rice and lentil & raisin rice. One of our party was slightly less enthusiastic about the lamb shank. One had vegetarian Gaimeh Badamjan, which she liked very much. The portions are generous - enough to take home for a second meal. The prices are reasonable, and our server was very pleasant and informative. All in all, we had no complaints and are pleased with our discovery of this restaurant. Don’t miss out on the Persian cotton candy.

YS
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and good service.

s
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Uniquely Persian as opposed to another Mediterranean or Greek restaurant. Flavors wonderful, lamb shank tender and juicy. Kebabs plentiful. Rice choices very interesting including cherry, lentils, fava beans etc.

h
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service helpful. Beef stew delicious. Noise level low

s
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Persian food. The sour cherry rice is not to be missed

SP
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and food ina homely and comfortable environment

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

AVERAGE FOOD AND EXPERIENCE. THE FOOD IS STEADY BUT NIOT SPECTACULAR
ACCEPTABLE

RR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The service was excellent. I will bring my friend Mehran from Iran the next time he visits.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and restaurant. Used it x years!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was loud, but that's just because we were sitting outside. I didnt mind it

M
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We will keep returning to this restaurant for the excellent food and terrific service. Once you learn to navigate the menu and the large portions, it is a great place to eat.

D
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful

NT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience, the food was excellent and the staff very friendly and attentive. I certainly recommand Persepolis for a good persian dish.

M
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 4

If they like Persian food I’ll send them your way. I did not like the food, but my friends loved it. It’s an acquired taste

PP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Good value.

L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. The Martini glasses are super sized- so that started us out in good spirits. ( pun intended ) The noise level was perfect for talking and we ended up staying at the restaurant for over 2 hours! The food was very good.

YS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food! Good for share food so you can enjoy variety of dishes.

N
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with an excellent staff. The food is delicious. We stuck to the pasta, the primi piatti, because the main courses are pricey, as one would expect at such an elegant place. We were surprised that sound reverberated as much as it did in the dining room. The room is spacious, the design calming, but we found it difficult to hear each other.

UC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Over a $100 for two simple meals (and no hors d'oeuvres) for two people, one of them being vegetarian? Too expensive. The bread was stale and warmed up several times, it seemed. One item had to be sent back and cancelled as it was microwaved and soggy instead of crisp and fresh (and arrived at the end of the meal, instead of the beginning). I was so embarrassed in front of my aged friend who had trusted my choice of restaurant.

I had been to this restaurant before, and except for the unreasonable pricines, all was fine, tasty and fresh. This time, the only thing still there was the priciness. I am disappointed. But, will give another chance and go back, to see if this was a fluke or is it a new trend for a downhill spiral.

FB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was delicious! even had some leftovers for lunch the next day. Everything was so fresh, and the service was very pleasant and fast.

v
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

nothing special about this place.
It is reasonably priced, but food and a service- not much to talk about

M
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a very pleasant surprise. My wife and I have walked past this restaurant for years without stopping in. The food is delicious and the portions are more than ample. My wide had the salmon kebab with three different types of rice. I had the lemon chicken. Service is friendly and efficient. Prices are reasonable.

M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant many times because I frequently work in the area. I have been here by myself, with family and with smaller and larger groups of colleagues. Every meal has been terrific. The service is always top notch. The food is reliably delicious. To me, some of the best hummus in New York; the salads, eggplant appetizers and yogurt dishes are fresh and tasty. I'm not sure I can say that I've had everything on the menu, but I've had almost all the "kabob" type dishes and some of the more stew-like offerings. My favorite is the beef kubideh on a skewer which is richly flavored and incredibly tender. Perhaps my favorite thing on the menu is the sour cherry rice, but they have now I believe five different kinds of rice, all wonderful. Finally, some of the bread is made in their own wood-burning over (they also serve whole wheat pita) and that's a treat. Again, I've probably been here more than 30 times.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent in a very relaxed atmosphere. Service was very friendly and efficient.
Restaurant was well cared for as well.

e
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Average. Nothing special but nothing bad.

P
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I used to live in Iran as a child and wanted to introduce my husband to Persian cuisine. The place was empty and service ok. Food was quite tasty but the bread served was not nan and the eggplant dip did not taste authentic.