Pylos

4.8
971 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
PYLOS honors the breadth of traditional Greek cuisine by bringing fresh, wholesome cooking from all regions of Greece to an elegant, contemporary and comfortable setting in the East Village.

Our Name

Among the ruins of ancient Greece were items such as clay pots that revealed many clues to daily Hellenic life. PYLOS (pronounced Pee-'los) - the root word that includes things of clay - celebrates these prosaic artifacts we now recognize as great art.

*Pylos Restaurant now offers outdoor dining that is covered and heated.

Experiences

  • New Years eve menu

    $80.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Join us at Pylos for a five-course dinner Chestnut-shrimp spiked with Metaxa brandy -- Sea scallops in porcini mushroom sauce served with fava puree scented with white truffle oil or Fresh California spinach salad with fennel, walnuts, pomegranate and crumbled feta vinaigrette -- Maine lobster baked in tarragon sauce -- Herb crusted rack of lamb with baby roasted vegetables -- Pear poached in red wine served with a reduced red wine sauce A midnight toast with a glass of Greek sparkling wine Seating starts at 9:30PM

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 971 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous as always!

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vipKimT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Deliscous food. Best octopus we’ve ever had. The whole bronzino and rice were both outstanding

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Cheyenne
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Small restaurant with beautiful interior. I don’t recommend for a larger party or if you’re going to get a little buzzed with your dinner to celebrate a special occasion as they only have wine or beer. The food was good. The appetizers are best while the entrees are tasty but truthfully nothing memorable. Great quality of food however. It’s definitely a quiet date night spot but it’s not a lively place and the music is quiet and to be honest, a little depressing. So if a quiet, lowkey dinner is what you’re looking for this is a good place for you. If you’re looking for a fun start to an evening or to celebrate, go somewhere else.

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OperaFood101
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Music was too frenetic and kind of techno loud. No way does this match the restaurant. This was a turn off.

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NasimN
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. There a few people walk around purring water for table. Our guy( unfortunately didkt catch his name. Glasses on with darker face / short. He was rude and ignorant . He probably was Greek or from somewhere that don’t value women at all. He was pretty disrespectful with his body language. They should NOT interact with guest at all. I am not Greek myself but first generation woman living in this country for 20 years. I know this type of ignorant man very well.
Overall atmosphere and food was great but be aware of this type of people in restaurant and report them if they act disrespectful.

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AlexandraS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner

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vipFlo21
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our first Thanksgiving dinner at Pylos. The servers, taste, menu selections and ambience couldn’t have been more perfect! For $50 per person, we couldn’t believe the quantity and quality of the meal. We had butternut squash soup, between the choice of either a salad or large prawns in a tomato based cream sauce, turkey with sweet potatoes and wild rice plus our dessert of choice, phyllo Napoleon or chocolate mousse. Absolutely delicious and thoroughly satisfying. Can’t wait for next meal at Pylos!!

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AnneNYC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Have eaten at Pylos several times, most recently for Thanksgiving. The good was excellent, the prices were reasonable, and the service was good.
I highly recommend Pylos for dinner whether it a for an occasion or casual dinner with friends or family.

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vipLongwoodLisa
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best Greek food I’ve ever eaten. And I love Greek food and eat it often. The octopus, the fried eggplant and zucchini, the Bronzino, and the lamb chops were all delicious, but the honey braised lamb shank was off the charts. I was impressed:)

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SleeG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in NYC. I brought friends last night and it was my first visit since Covid. I was very happy to find the food and service as wonderful as ever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Getting seated was more challenging than I would hope. We arrive twenty minutes earlier and asked to sit as soon as possible. Despite our table being ready we were asked to wait outside because our reservation time did not begin.

Not taking our reservation a few minuets early discourages timelines. There is a variability in when people arrive and if you will not seat them if they are a few minuets they will avoid that outcome. Pylos is incentivizing me to plan to arrive late.

I just wanted to sit with some friends to begin talking and drinking while the rest of our party arrived. Not accommodation me more promptly was disappointing.

Their food is good and wait staff is attentive. My initial interaction with the host leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been to the restaurant in almost 5 years and I was so excited to return! It was just as I remembered. Very clean - even all those pots on the ceiling. The food was delicious and the wine was delicious. I highly recommend for authentic Greek cuisine.

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SalV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lemon soup, moussaka and poached salmon dishes.

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vipJoel
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food with generous portions. Excellent, knowledgeable, friendly, helpful service. Available outside dining with heaters for the colder weather. Overall, a very good restaurant. Go and enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall! Would go again

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !! Will be back

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Angelak
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Authentic Greek cuisine and exceptional service. everything was exquisite. Thank you :)

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SajidK
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was mediocre and menu quite limited. Tables are too small for a proper dinner of two.

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vipDebi
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular as always 😄

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Nico
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Greek food! And all time favorite restaurant in NYC

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vipsudbury
New England
49 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What?! There for over 15 years and I had never been?! Well that was a mistake! As a Greek I can attest to this restaurant's authentic and delicious food, terrific decor, and amazing wine list. I do wish they had a full liquor license to enjoy a nice Greek inspired cocktail. We will be back.

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vipCustomer
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, excellent service. We sat outside on the sidewalk (not the shed, which was a little warm with the heaters on during an unseasonably balmy November night) and it was relatively quiet. Food came quickly and everything was delicious. We ordered the Greek salad, stuffed chicken, and pistachio fish. Had leftovers, because it was a lot of food.

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vipBruceK
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I would’ve shot the Saganaki. Best i ever had and service was great!

LK
LiaK
Seattle
89 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Authentic and comforting Greek flavors in a lovely setting.

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CherylV
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My foodie family was in town - blown away by the food at Pylos! Want to come back and do it again! The best!

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Rich
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Waiter was very attentive. The wine we ordered seemed a bit off but waiter was quick to replace it with a different wine to ensure that we were happy.

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vipMichaelP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top notch from reception, service, busser’s & runners. Food was amazing as usual-the zucchini chips were crisp & delicious with that thick & creamy tzatziki-not your typical run of mill -had the lamb chops & moussaka which were done to a turn-happy to be back again since the pandemic

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunión con amigos

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vipLA07
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here for a birthday. The atmosphere was lovely, food was amazing, and service was great! Highly recommend for a date night or small group dinners.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente !!!
El lugar es precioso. Impecable.
El servicio estupendo.
La comida extraordinaria.
Regresaré cada vez que vuelva a NY.

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LiamC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff that were very attentive. The Stuffed chicken and the lamb shank were fantastic. Apps were lovely aswell

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suey
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went early so it was still quiet so not sure what it would be like later on.

A new mushroom potato side dish was served with the chicken-the server asked how it was as they were just starting to serve it. It could have used more flavor-maybe more herbs or cream-it was a bit bland. Should have told him that.

The rest of the meal was fabulous!!!! Would go back for sure. Shared a salad, app and chicken with my friend and it was plenty for us. As she said we were comfortably full. Not huge variety but prepared so differently that it was a change from the usual chicken, beef, salmon....

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vipFlash
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pylos never disappoints! No wonder so many regulars keep coming back! The Greek salad, tarama and thinly sliced eggplant/zuchini appetizers are no-miss, as are the delicious main courses, moussaka and lamb chops, but don't pass up the grilled fish. And the side of spinach was stellar.

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vipkrimart
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food continues to be delicious - the resultant is beautiful but we are outside which is fine but of course not as charming as the interior. They did have heat though.

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PeriK
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food - My husband had the steak and I had the chicken!

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vipSteveP
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had exceptional service, at an outdoor table. The food was excellent.

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LorL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The greek salad was amazing so refreshing. We got the whole fish and it had great flavor. Very solid place for greek food and the staff was very nice

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DCDining
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was ok, we expected better than ‘home style.’ It was fine, not excellent. Had branzino and lamb shank. A few appetizers. Service also average. We noted it was a special occasion- it wasn’t mentioned.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food ,service, atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistantly great all across the board. Meal was delicious and great value - thanks!!

FAQs

Pylos does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Pylos is rated 4.8 stars by 971 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.