Pylos

4.8
834 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.

Support Pylos during COVID-19

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
What 834 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNatalieB
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and the outside heated seating was very comfortable

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DavidR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, fantastic food. The inside of the restaurant is beautiful, especially the ceiling with all of the clay pots. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is excellent and everything’s fresh. 🤤 Highly recommend!

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vipJPar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pylos is one of our favorites for brunch and dinner - food is excellent, service is always perfect

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vipEBake928
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Very attentive and knowledgeable. Food was coursed nicely. Not rushed. Food was delicious. Great flavor. Perfect experience. Everything you want in a good night out. Come once and keep going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first indoor dining experience since before the pandemic and I felt completely comfortable with the safety precautions taken by the staff. This place does not disappoint - the food, service and ambiance are outstanding and I am glad to have dined there.

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Jc718
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I had amazing meal here, service was great, wine glass filled high, felt very safe, we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had the chicken soup (amazing and so good during a cold night), Greek salad, lamb shank and lamb chops. Everything was delicious and perfectly cooked. The shank was spoon tender. The lamb chops were perfectly medium rare and the veggies accompanying the chops were well seasoned. My only issue is that the heaters don’t cover the tables on both sides of the outdoor seating structure so we were a bit cold at moments where the wind would pick up. Otherwise, this was a great first test of Pylos. We will return.

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IsabellaZ
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best authentic Greek food in the east village!

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vipJulie
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening in heated terrasse, good food (lamb is delicious) and good service.

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Mikey
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In spite of outdoor seating, the accommodations were comfortable and pleasant. The meal was up to Pylos’s regular high standards and very enjoyable. If you are tired of takeout or cooking, head over to E. 7th St. and enjoy a night out. Highly recommended and well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pylos is highly recommended but make sure you get a table with heater! I like food to share & got suggestions from Greek waiter, so meatballs were more like sliders but flavorful, our choice, & one of the baked cheese which waiter suggested & the trigger fish which I never had before also a waiter suggestion was delicious with a Moussaka type vegetables underneath is also very good. Not expensive & cook clay pots on ceiling hence the name. The desserts were really good, the chocolate mouse & Filo dough Napoleon were delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best always the best keep NYC restaurants going EAT out be cold it’s ok!!!

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YoojinL
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in East Village! Very good dessert too!! I love the chocolate mousse.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Greek food we've had in a long time!

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vipniki
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

overall amazing

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EmilyF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good and even better staff! Get the haloumi and the octopus!

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RebeccaL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters were very gracious and most accommodating to our every request. The food was fit for any Greek god and or goddess. My friends and I thought the four course meal was excellent.

The restaurant itself was also highly corona virus proof efficient. We four ladies dined outdoors under a heated canopy.

This was one of the best Thanksgiving
Day feasts of my life! I highly recommend this Greek restaurant and it’s authentically seasoned cuisine and wine list.

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AnneNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had Thanksgiving dinner at Pylos and it was the best overall dinning experience I’ve had on the holiday. Food was absolutely delicious, social distancing observed, and very pleasant ambiance. Looking forward to going back to sample the regular Greek menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Greek restaurants in Manhattan and we need to do whatever we can to make sure it stays open. The food is superb, the staff is attentive and warm, and there is indoor and outdoor seating. I have been going there for years, but this is pandemic has made it very difficult for our smaller restaurants.

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Anthony
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Greek food with an extensive wine list and fantastic service. A must try.

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davidM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was absolutely wonderful, every single plate put down on the table...exquisite!

Waiter was very slow with attention to our table...and there was ONLY ONE other table in the place eating dinner!

Tell him to pick up his cues.

D Murin

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pylos is my favorite Greek restaurant in the city and the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion! Everything we ordered was outstanding and the service was amazing per usual! I can’t wait to go back again soon!

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Manon
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is a bit expensive but very delicate and in a decent amount. The staff gives good advices regarding the wine or the food choice.

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Sevilla
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can vouch for the mezzes, lamb, frittata, striped bass and old monolith red wine. Hoping they work out something viable with their space for the colder months.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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Cari
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside due to covid. Food is always consistently delicious here.

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vipElizabethG
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We just shared a couple of dishes for dinner. It was delicious. We had the 3 dips, grape leaves, fried zucchini and eggplant stack, and artichoke heart moussaka. We both had a glass of the house wine.

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howardp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service. I look forwarded to returning there.

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TomH
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor space on 7th Street is a charm. Food and service continues to excel.

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vipDebi
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Great presentation. Excellent service.

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vipJDNoho
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing a great job inspite of the circumstances, the noise level is understandable because you are on the sidewalk with all that entails. The food however was as usual outstanding. Service was polite and impeccable, I had an elderly gentleman in a walker with me to celebrate his 88th birthday and he enjoyed himself. So all was good.

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vip1hungrywolf
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent - always. The temporary outdoor seating for Covid Times was well done and the staff couldn’t have been lovelier or safer.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service

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Mark
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

One of the few restaurants we've been to recently that is completely phoning it in due to covid. Their food has gone downhill, the outside atmosphere is just thrown together, the waiters don't care, ..

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ChandlerGM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always. Got the Horiatiki, moussaka and dip trio for appetizers. Shared the lamb chops for the main and while I've found I need to err on the side of "rare" when ordering my lamb chops here, they were very tasty. Get the galatabourico for dessert, you wont regret it. Topped it all off with a crisp, reasonably priced bottle of wine from Santorini. All in all lovely experience.

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vipCaptainCat
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always! Beautiful outdoor for Covid! Highly recommended!

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vipMattM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pylos continues to be a bright spot in the city with exceptional food, service, and ambience - even during the Coronapocalypse. Easily the best Keftedes in town.

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

Great food, excellent service.

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ShariT
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.

FAQs

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

Pylos is rated 4.8 stars by 834 OpenTable diners.

Pylos does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://pylosrestaurant.com/.

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.