Pylos

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$31 to $50
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Greek
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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.

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SP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service.

ST
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, we tried several
appetizers and the steak special was delicious!
The three cheese appetizers was insane.

IC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pylos is definitely one of the best restaurants in town, offering mouth-watering greek dishes (with a twist), stellar service and a stylish yet welcoming atmosphere. We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves every single time and can’t wait to try their Saturday Brunch!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. That is a good start. The ambience is hip and fun. Tables are small and a little close to your neighbours but understandable. Not that large a place and super busy they need to squeeze people in. We ordered too much but that had more to do with the fact it was our first time and wanted to try as many dishes as possible. We had 2 apps and 2 main dishes. I think 1 app is enough with the 2 dishes. Amazing experience and will definitely be back when we visit NYC again.

ST
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at brunch and was just as great as dinner.

KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, serene ambience, interesting Greek wine list.

PN
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Been there many times but everything was particularly wonderful. You can not eat much "cleaner" and delicious food than this.

My only comment is that although we have been coming here for many years and always reference this fact, it never seems to matter as far as a table request or a sense of familiarity. Not that they have to but most other restaurants do seem to appreciate that fact.

We will come back because the food is that good but it still is a head scratcher

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, generous portions, awesome atmosphere, helpful and attentive waitstaff. An excellent experience!

OT
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. Greek salad and the moussaka were fabulous.

MJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pylos was a really a fantastic gastronomic experience. Very good food and excellent service.

b
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome dinner. Since it was Valentines Day they offered only a prefix menu. I had the artichoke moussaka that was extraordinarily delicious for appetizer and a chicken dish for entree that was equally delicious. Others had salads and shrimp appetizers. For dinner others had lamb chops and bass. Everyone loved their dinners. For dessert we all had phyllo triangles filled with custard...we all loved them. Our waiter was extremely competent and was able to help us out with our wine selection. I didn’t know much about Greek wines but the one we had was very good. Our whole night was one of the best times. We all enjoyed our food. Thank you!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dishes were amazing!

RS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have been at Pylos before. Since I ADORE non busy times without the noise we went for a late lunch. It was delicious and very quiet!

j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This place surpassed expectations! Delicious food, presented beautifully. We opted to share everything - the staff was accommodating and all of the food was well paced and pretty easy to share.

Would definitely recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is extremely accommodating with dietary needs & the deliciousness of the meal exceeded my expectations.

SS
New York Area
241 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is an incredibly delicious restaurant with excellent food and service. The only negative thing I can say is my octopus was overcooked and hard to cut even with a serrated knife. Everyone else loved their fish and we shared a variety of sides and appetizers which were all amazing and plentiful. Service was outstanding.

a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Prices are a bit much, and I say that as somebody who eats out often in NYC, but always a beautiful meal.

AA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious meal & such a cute atmosphere! Everything we ordered was so fresh & flavorful! Some favorites were the fried zucchini & eggplant appetizer with tzatiki, the Greek salad, and the lemon potatoes! Can’t wait to go back!

NI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attention to detail. Excellent customer service. Delicious cuisine. Highly recommend x

N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to when entertaining friends from out-of-town or just wanting a delicious, festive night out. Weekends are hectic and they need to turn the tables, but weekdays are relaxed. We tend to order an initial round of appetizers, then add to it as the evening progresses. The Must Have: Artichoke moussaka. Sometimes there's a shared main, but just as often we're satisfied before ever getting to that page of the menu. The waiters are generally knowledgeable about the Greek wines, which are reasonably priced and generally good complements to the food. Leave room for dessert.

c
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a very pleasant, cozy atmosphere, very fine service... I recommended

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

What a neighborhood gem! Pylos is the real deal for authentic Greek. It’s romantic, elegant and charming.

NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pylos is probably the best Greek restaurant in NYC! The food is truly a work of culinary art. We will certainly return.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love this restaurant so much. I moved out of New York to California a year ago and every time I go back home to New York I try to go to Pylos. The food is absolutely delicious. Just what you want Greek food to be. Fresh, uncomplicated and cooked perfectly. I dream about the grilled octopus. I don’t know why the wait and bus staff were clearing our (unfinished) wine glasses and plates so fast this time? It was a quiet Monday night and there were many open tables. That’s my only complaint. The food is always delicious there. I’ll go back when I’m in town again.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome surprise! An incredible meal. We will be back soon, as there were so many dishes we want to try still.

S
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Greek foor with great service. The greek salad while it's simple with typical ingrediants, it's a must have. It's so clean and fresh I wouldn't go there without ordering it. I had the short rib special with roasted colored carrots and it was outta this world. Tender, flavorful, fresh and delicious. I travel in and out of NYC and this place is going on my "must go" list and my list of restaurant to recommend. I can't end this review without commenting on the service again. Attentive without hovering. I leave in a week and I might just have to go back again!

r
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food. Great evening. Not sure why they added a surcharge for credit card usage and it was a surprise. Not a lot of money but if they want to increase their cash business, they should be offering discounts, not surcharges for credit cards.

p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service Excellent food ambiance is good would return again
had nice greek wine. The waiter was key to choosing the wine. Portions are generous
so start slow and work your way into the menu. we took a bunch of plates and shared everything.
Prices are moderate especially for New York

f
New England
135 reviews