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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
layers of lightly sauteed eggplant, zucchini and potato baked in a clay dish with aromatic ground meat sauce and béchamel
Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast
Greek Salad with Grilled Calamari
We asked the waiter for suggestions, and we couldn't have done better. The tomato cream and ouzo sauce on the shrimp appetizer was heavenly, the pistachio crusted bass was really succulent and the pistachios added the perfect texture, and the phyllo Napoleon with cherry mousse made us think Napoleon wasn't such a bad guy after all.
one of the best greek restaurants I’ve ever been to! the lamb is phenomenal and also make sure to order to Greek yoghurt with honey and walnuts for dessert - soooooo good!
I came here with my family for Mother’s Day. Everything was great! The lamb chops and branzino fish is great!
We always love Pylos. One complaint: we were three but they squeezed us into a table for two, and so all our plates didn’t really fit and they made us move things around so they would when they could have given us a larger table. The food was delicious and the service was very good but being crammed into a too-small table detracted a bit from our evening.
As usual, it was EXCELLENT!
Ambience, service, food. It was a joy to bet back after too many months!
The wait staff was prompt without being obtrusive or hovering. There were three of us, and we all ordered something different. The food was timely, sizzling, and flavorful. We would go back there again at any time. Parking garage on 9th street was convenient.
I have been coming to Pylos for many years--celebrated our tenth anniversary there a dozen years ago--and I am constantly astonished at how well the level of excellence has been maintained over such a long time. From the pillowy pita, to the heavenly artichoke moussaka, to the keftedakia that are the lightest I've ever had...and of course the kolokythakia, the thinnest possible slices of eggplant and zucchini, with the crispiest possible coating, and not a single discernible drop of oil. Carry on, sas parakalo.
Authentic Greek food. Great quality , not too expensive
We will be back soon. Such a great expérience. Food is almost remarkable. Leave it to the Greeks and their Gods. We are believers. Thank zou Pylos. See you very soon: and we are brining friends!!! :)
Food was totally unremarkable and not enjoyable. Cheese “dip” was solid and dry. Greek salad had excessively large chunks of vegetables, was 90% tomatoes, and was somewhat bland. Octopus was overcooked. Pita was good and hot. Digital Menu was hard to navigate and understand bc of non-English titles, small text in descriptions, and unclear ordering of menu sections (eg starting with comfort food instead of appetizers).
The food was amazing!! Best was the desserts and the pistachio-crusted bass! A must go!
Service was very good! Food was also very good, a little pricey but good, The COVID protections take away a little from ambiance! The street facade leaves a lot to be desired and can be missed if you’re walking buy quickly.
Service was spotty and somewhat truculent.
Love this place, i have been going for years, and its always consistent and reliable!
Delicious food as always. Pretty crowded but it was a Saturday night.
I love Pylos, it's consistently delicious! I went for my birthday after two years and it was as delicious as that first time. Our server was very nice and attentive, and the area for outdoor dining is well designed, pretty and comfortable. 5 stars from me, can't wait to be back in the future! :)
Obsessed. New favorite place
Wonderful! Delicious food and excellent service.
Amazing food and unique experience. Plus a lovely area to walk around in after your meal. Would recommend to everyone.
Very poor service and very rude staff and management. Too bad because the food is good, though over priced. Also, seemingly no concerns regarding health of the customers as they make everyone wait in a crowded vestibule while tables run 30-45 mins late. Appreciate that running a restaurant is challenging these days, but no need to take it out on the customers who are trying to support you!
Anonymous, Your reservation was for 7:00PM. You arrive at the location at 7:03 and we provided you with your table. You did not like the table and you opted out to wait for the next one. At 7:12PM you decided to leave the premises, therefore you never actually dined in the restaurant. As far as Covid violations we have been inspected by the health department and we fulfill all requirements to keep operating our business. Your review is full of misleading information and malicious intentions.
Outstanding and authentic greek cuisine in a charming venue and at a very reasonable price point. Pylos is a neighborhood gem and go-to spot in the East Village. It also offers a lot of options for those with dietary restrictions. Something delicious for everyone!
Always good. Really good. Authentic and consistent. Highly recommend.
Great service and atmosphere and delicious food.
Service was slow and rushed. Waited 15 minutes for someone to ask us for drinks. Failed to mention specials and items that weren't on the menu. What struck me the most is when I requested for grilled calamari instead of fried from server, he said the grill was full of other food and can't be done.
They called police on table next to us for being “too loud” but they were not causing too much of a ruckus just trying to enjoy their dinner and it was very unnecessary
Beautiful aesthetic, amazing food, & great wine. Will most definitely be back!
Dinning at Pylos was a wonderful experience! The Avgolemono soup and Horiatiki salad were fresh and very tasty. The artichoke moussaka was quite a nice surprise. The two lamb dishes - the lamb chops and lamb shanks were delicious. Service was outstanding and friendly. Highly recommended!
Best consistent fish.
I love this restaurant! Food, service and ambience...everything was perfect. I really hope this restaurant will survive!
Great brunch food for a reasonable price! Will be returning!
Amazing all around
Delicious food and wine at a surprisingly reasonable price point. I look forward to coming back!
Great food and the outside heated seating was very comfortable
Great staff, fantastic food. The inside of the restaurant is beautiful, especially the ceiling with all of the clay pots. Highly recommend
The food here is excellent and everything’s fresh. 🤤 Highly recommend!
Pylos is one of our favorites for brunch and dinner - food is excellent, service is always perfect
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.
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.
Husband and I had amazing meal here, service was great, wine glass filled high, felt very safe, we will be back!
Pylos does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.
Pylos is rated 4.8 stars by 868 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.