Pylos

4.8
988 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.

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 988 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely perfect diner

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Fantastic
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful atmosphere, fantastic food, and impeccable service. could not have asked for more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’ve had better Greek food at causal dine / pick up places.
The food was good but not great.
Our server was rude and acted like we were a side note.
Which turned us all off to the place.
I can’t figure out how the rates are so high.

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vipGregdad
New York Area
183 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive. It was a great meal in a crazy time. Glad we went out to support. Everyone was spaced out and we felt secure. Our food was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great! Tasos our waiter was amazing and made great recommendations. Everything was delicious

MB
vipMontyB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside, so ambience = mixed, lol. Great food! Great waiter! Great service, even outside!

DB
vipDeniseB
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a gem! Such delicious greek food portions were generous, service was super we will absolutely make another trip into nyc from new jersey to visit this wonderful restaurant again for comfort food greek style! Thank you Pylos loved it!

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STLLori
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal for us visiting from out of town. Delicious food, and perfect environment. Loved the Greek music in the background.

DM
vipDonaldM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent and very accommodating!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, and great service! It’s always a great experience when we dine here.

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StevenS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While most other restaurants have slipped a notch since covid, Pylos continues to deliver delicious food that doesn't break the wallet. And while the fish part of the menu might be more limited than their uptown rivals, the food is as good if not better and at a much lower cost. I would highly recommend this place and will continue going back.

MD
vipMDvadc
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We came here for a 40th birthday dinner. The interior was sleek but welcoming. Our waitress was so kind. We ordered a bottle of red wine and upon the initial tasting, we realized we strongly disliked it. She didn't charge us and was very helpful in recommending another bottle which turned out to be delicious. The food was very good and they brought out a tasty dessert for our birthday. I would definitely recommend this spot! It would be great for a date or intimate group setting.

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EB13
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal. Don’t miss the Greek salad or the moussaka. Delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was amazing. Genuinely blew us away and the final bill was very reasonable for the amount we ordered. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone I know.

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Leslie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'd been to lunch once before and really enjoyed. Went back for dinner and just loved everything. Our waitress was helpful and attentive and the food was fantastic. Almost don't want to write this and not be able to get my next reservation lol.

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vipNataliaNG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The branzino was out of this world and the octopus as well. I loved that they had lunch and brunch menu, sometimes is hard to find a proper lunch menu on weekends in New York.

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

It was fabulous as always!

KT
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
8 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
59 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
9 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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jyatcha
New York Area
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
11 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
114 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
34 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
50 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.

BK
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!

FAQs

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

Pylos is rated 4.8 stars by 988 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.