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About Persepolis

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!

1407 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Persian, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
bet 73rd & 74th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 535-1100

Website:
http://www.persepolisnewyork.com/

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

Parking Details:
6 Train to 77th and Lexington Ave.

Executive Chef:
San Sethachutkul

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Persepolis Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Healthy (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Special Occasion (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 hours ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 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.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great menu, reasonably priced and yummy Persian food

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, will for sure come back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic food. Love the yogurt trio appetizer. Great service. Went there with family. Will go again. I need to try other main course dishes. We were driving and got stuck in traffic and they were able to hold our reservation for us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Vegan, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Honestly, this was one of the best meals I've ever had. The food is absolutely incredible, from the eggplant starters to the yogurt with beets, to the main dishes with the tastiest rice I have ever eaten. This is real, authentic Persian cuisine, which surprised me in its breadth of flavors and ingredients. I went into it thinking it was going to be similar to Lebanese food, but it was so much more than that. This is real, ethnic cuisine, and worth the trip uptown for a meal. Absolutely delicious, super reasonably priced (which was a nice surprise after several very expensive meals), and excellent service. Order as much food as you can, and share it with everyone at your table!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Spicy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Persepolis is how New York restaurants used to be. Wonderful ethnic food at a very fair price with frindly, attentive, excellent service. The food is delicious as is the atmosphere.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great people watching. Food was great. Staff was entertaining. We just had fun.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I like this restaurant but the noise is deafening. It’s quieter during the week.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food here is always excellent. Generally their service is very good. This time they were a little off. Still think it's excellent & highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Authentic, delicious Persian cuisine. Its one of our favorite places to dine in nyc. We're never disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a wonderful meal with great service.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and will return again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Service, food and ambiance as always excellent.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very good food. A bit loud. Relatively slow service but friendly, pleasant. just took a while for the food to come out. definitely recommended

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This is authentic Persian cooking in a lovely restaurant with great service and ambiance . It is one of my favorite restaurants in the city and I am a well -travel foodie. The cello kebab is excellent as are all the koreshts. And make sure to have the tadik with one of the koresht. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Delicious authentic middle eastern cuisine with a knowledgeable and professional staff. Only one minor drawback: Although the tables are spaced reasonably far apart, it can be a little noisy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Nice Persian food with a good menu and reasonable prices. Great ambience.

Tags: Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This is a great place to go over and over again. Great food, nice staff,and many options.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We love Persepolis and look forward to going again soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great service and fantastic food. Highly recommended for casual dining if you like Greek food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Some of the best Persian food in the city. Service was good and prices were right, especially with the $17 price fix. There are different preparations or basmati rice which was unique.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We were a party of 12 and could not have asked for a better meal and service! The food is a tasty and plentiful
The prices make it a special treat!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Interesting and delicious food, pleasant atmosphere - great neighborhood restaurant

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great Persian food. Has all of the staples (e.g., kabobs, stews) plus a wider variety of basmati rices than other Persian restaurants. Appetizer salads and dips were fresh and flavorful. Very friendly and attentive staff. One of the people in my party who had never had Persian food before said it was some of the best food she's ever had and will definitely come back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Seating was tight but comfortable. Mixed grill was particularly tasty and great for sharing as a couple.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Varied menu, vegetarian options. Food fresh, beautifully prepared, colorful dishes and high quality ingredients. Non AC though. Outside dining available. Decent cocktail menu.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The firsts were amazing, made me wait for the entrees. The entree's where mediocre and not impressive. Very disappointing when compared to the great firsts

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Delicious food at a reasonable price. Nice sized portions that can be shared. Friendly staff in a lovely setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Good food, nice setting. However at the end of the meal we requested that we take the remaining half of our meals home. On the way out I realized they never brought a bag. I went back in and inquired. Without "we're sorry" they said the busboy discarded the remainder of our order saying he "misunderstood"We had to go so I didn't bother in asking for the manager but how could our common request (the portions are copious) have been misunderstood?

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

In this spacious restaurant we found a blessedly quiet place for unhurried conversation. We shared an assortment of beautifully made salads – a light, healthy summer lunch. Servers were friendly and helpful. We will return to Persepolis.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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