Pylos

4.7
939 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

Experiences

  • Greek inspired Thanksgiving Menu

    $50.00 per person

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    Thanksgiving, the quintessential American holiday, is also a mirror of the American melting pot. PYLOS is preparing a Greek-inspired Thanksgiving feast, with a menu of traditional and contemporary Greek dishes that derive from New World ingredients.

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 939 people are saying
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vipFlash
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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krimart
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipSteveP
New York Area
20 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!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar, la cómoda es deliciosa así como el servicio.

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MariaS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had brunch at Pylos for the first time. I usually come for dinner. The menu selection was great. I would recommend highly.

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adellamonica
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, delicious food and super attentive service! What else to say?!

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Rocky
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

I just wasn't impressed with the food.. I was very disappointed especially since the reviews are so good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Grilled octopus was on the salty side which made the Greek salad taste under seasoned
Outstanding service and wine

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food will seriously blow your mind. Great food, great ambiance, and great staff. Everything Greek and super authentic! Do yourself a favor and order the artichoke moussaka, the lamb chops and the Napoleon. Truly amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I had a great dinner there with a friend . The food is consistently homemade , fresh and presented well over the years I've been here several times . It's very clean and beautiful inside .

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AdlineM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. The food and service was outstanding and the restaurant is very charming.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service is very good

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vipRoxanneF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been 7 years since I last went to Pylos. I was happy to find that the ambience, service and food were still as great as I remembered. Will be back and it won't take that long.

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RonS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Food was delicious!

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vipTK719
New York Area
338 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I stopped in at Pylos for an early dinner, and had the most amazing dining experience. The complimentary lentil dip with pita bread was just fantastic. The arugula salad with pears and pistachios was fresh and delicious. The orzo pasta with shrimp and scallops was simply out of this world. And the pastry dessert with custard and honey was sublime. My server Arada was absolutely wonderful - so friendly, knowledgeable and gracious. She made certain that my experience was perfect. She was such a pro - I was shocked to learn that it was her first night! I look forward to returning to Pylos to see Arada, and to enjoy another magical meal.

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ErikF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice interior vibe and delish food. Great menu options and greek wines. Highly recommend.

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A great experience overall- seated quickly, attentive server, really wonderful food, and quiet enough for us to have a conversation.
Oh- and unlike other restaurants in this neighborhood, Pylos’ tables are the correct size, they allowed for our plates, glasses and such to rest without a worry that they were going to drop onto the floor (IMHO, other restaurants nearby have dining tables that are too small).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was extremely polite which is rare nowadays. The food was 10/10. The interor design was also really cool. Definitely recommend!

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SarahW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and ambiance was really nice and calm. I know the restaurant can get loud but we ate at an odd hour and it was very calm. The procedures to separate the seating for social distancing were good--felt very safe.

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JenniferW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough great things! Everything we tried was fresh super flavorful and gorgeously prepared. Service was informative, attentive and spot on with recommendations. Perfect experience!

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vipMia327
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The outdoor setup isn't great - there were rats and the wooden structure smelled terrible. But the food and staff are amazing.

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vipNeighborhoodFoodie
London
92 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Greek food around. Always an outstanding dinner.

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port4u
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining her on occasion for over 20 years. Pylos is one of my favorite restaurants. Well worth the extra.

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makedaJ
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service and ambiance was amazing. The appetizers were great as well. Although fresh, the entrees ( lamb chops, and salmon) were underwhelming in flavor. At the price point I expected to have a well seasoned lamb chop and it was only salted and grilled. In my past experiences Greek lamb chops are seasoned with: oregano, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, salt, and olive oil. The accompanying sides were ok but did not seem cohesive to the dish. The desserts were OK as well.

I would return for appetizers and a bottle of wine but not dinner!

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VCan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in NYC

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Lijok
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, wine, food and Service was like no other. Our waiter was very easy going and helpful. Can’t wait to go again!!!!

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vipNancyG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Waiter was knowledgeable and gracious.

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vipDelicioso
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is top notch, octopus was a little chewy, but everything else was amazing

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882323
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All food that we ordered was great! Branzini was moist and flavorful, octopus was tender and nicely grilled, flavor of sauces were sharp and tasty, and salad was nicely balanced. Server chose the perfect wine for us, and his service was outstanding!

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vipLindaS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. The Gigantes appetizer was particularly terrific. The beet and feta ally was a little salty for my taste but all the food was very good.

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vipsaenj
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place looks great with space between the tables. Everything was excellent - especially loved the appetizer meatballs and the baby baby chops.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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KarenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is relaxing and soothing. We arrived at 6:00 there was only one child who left shortly thereafter.As the evening progressed, the noise level went up to moderate.
Spectacular food! Excellent Dolmades and FRied Zucchini and Eggplant. The moussaka
is individually prepared and presented and the Lamb Shank one of the best ever. We asked for a wine recommendation and were delighted with the result.
Thoughtful menu, thoughtfully prepared. Gracious service, never hovering, always enough water.
Whenever we bring guests, they always leave happy.

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RonaldP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pylos never disappoints - the food is selected and presented very well and pleasingly. I have never been disappointed with my dining experience.

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vipKARENP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, delicious food, great atmosphere. My new favorite go to Greek Restaurant in the city!

FAQs

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

Pylos is rated 4.7 stars by 939 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.