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Pylos, New York, NY
Pylos, New York, NY
Pylos, New York, NY
Pylos, New York, NY
Pylos, New York, NY
Award-winning

Pylos

4.7
4.7
1286 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 473-0220
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please call and/or email Pylos for catering information
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Christos Valtzoglou: (212) 473-0220
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Cross street
    between first ave and ave A
  • Parking details
    Street parking available , meter expires at 7pm on First avenue and A avenue. In order to find parking , it is recommended to come earlier. <br /><br />Closest parking garages:<br />310 E 11th street (between 2nd and 1st Ave)<br />220 E 9th street (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)
  • Public transit
    Second ave stop-F train<br /><br />First ave stop-L train<br /><br />Astor place-6 train<br /><br />8 street/NYU-N,R train
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,286 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Greek

1,286 Reviews
  1. Appolonia

    New York City

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had been regular diners at Pylos before we chose to do some traveling, including to Greece where we have relatives. We love the authencity of the recipes and food at Pylos, the atmosphere, and wonderful service. Our reservation was at the end of lunch/brunch, but we were able to enjoy almost the full menu, all of our plates remarkably good and flavorful. Pylos has an easy, but lovely decor, reminiscent of the islands, incorporating the sense of blue skies and seas, white washed stone, and comfortable seating. But go for the food. Honestly, it is the best and closest to the recipes we both enjoyed in our family celebrations and while dining in the islands. The ownership and staff take good care of their restaurant, like its home, and treat their customers as close to guests as they desire. Just tops. We thank them for a great meal and relaxing experience.

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  2. PassMeAFork

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If the Valentine's Day experience is at all indicative of what a normal night at Pylos is .... run don't walk. The food was incredible and the service matched it. I also need to call out the ambience which was modern and chic. I can't wait to go back.

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  3. Options

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Quality food. Tables spaced nicely, but the people at next table had very loud voices. Wine by the glass was very limited. The choice was a red or a white. They were adequate, but did not enhance the meal or the experience. Was amazed there were not at least choices of red by the glass.

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  4. BoazM

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic hidden gem in East Village. Appetizers and fish were top quality. Don't miss! We r regulars!

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  5. SteveT

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great feel inside the restaurant. Greece came alive . The waiters were greek and the decore was just like being in Athens. The melted cheese appitizer was fantastic. Pulpo exceptional. The branzino was a huge portion. The lamb shank was like butter and fell off the bone. I'll be back.

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  6. JohnZ

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On a Monday evening, this was a great place for a quiet and delicious meal of grilled fish. We arrived for a 6:00pm reservation and lingered till 9:00. I imagine it is often much busier.

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  7. UESneighbor

    New York City

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic meal! The food was innovative, delicious, and abundant--the best Greek food experience we've had in years.

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  8. DumitruD

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The recent visit to Pylos offered a delightful journey through authentic Greek cuisine, though it was somewhat marred by the restaurant's bustling noise level. The highlight of my meal was undoubtedly the array of mezzes and the fish. Each dish was a masterful blend of traditional flavors and modern culinary art. The tzatziki was creamy and perfectly seasoned, the spanakopita had just the right flakiness, and the dolmades were a delightful surprise, with a savory filling that was both rich and satisfying. Moving on to the main course, the fish and calamari were standouts. The fish, cooked to perfection, flaked off at the touch of a fork and was seasoned to enhance its natural flavors without overpowering them. The calamari was equally impressive, tender on the inside with a golden, crispy exterior. It was evident that the kitchen prioritizes freshness and quality in their seafood selection. However, the dining experience was somewhat diminished by the high noise level in the restaurant. The bustling atmosphere, while indicative of the restaurant's popularity and vibrant spirit, made conversation challenging. This aspect might not bother everyone, but for those seeking a quieter dining environment, it could be a significant drawback. In summary, Pylos offers a tantalizing taste of Greece right in the heart of New York City. The mezzes and seafood are a must-try for any food enthusiast!

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  9. TraceyG

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Greek food! Highly recommend the saganaki and salads.

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  10. Myrrhmaz

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent entrees (we had lamb chops and whole fish), appetizer (fried calamari), wine. Terrific service. Ambience good though a bit noisy since crowded. Prices appropriate.

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  11. AlexanderL

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pylos was great. Full stop. The food was inventive and lovely while the service was topnotch. We ordered many dishes but the kitchen paced the meal so that we were never overwhelmed with food or left waiting too long. I can think of numerous restaurants, particularly post-covid, that cost 3x what Pylos charges while offering less than half the level of service. We will definitely be back.

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  12. Flash

    New York City

    171 reviews

    5.0

    171 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pylos never disappoints. It’s that simple. The tough-to-decide-what-to-order appetizer list, the always superb horiatiki salad, the fish, the lamb, the vegetarian mousaka, the warm pita wedges, the friendly and attentive wait staff, the warm ambience — you will return to Pylos

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  13. MichaelS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pylos in New York City offers an exceptional dining experience, truly capturing the essence of Greek cuisine. From the moment you enter, the warm and inviting ambiance sets the stage for a memorable meal. The menu, rich with traditional flavors, showcases a variety of dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Standouts include the perfectly grilled octopus and the moussaka, which is a delightful blend of savory and aromatic spices. Each dish is not only a treat for the taste buds but also beautifully presented, enhancing the overall dining experience. The attentive and friendly staff add to the welcoming atmosphere, making Pylos a must-visit for anyone seeking an authentic and enjoyable Greek meal in the heart of New York City.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, this restaurant was a pleasant experience. The service and food were great, however, the place is tight on space and is very cramped.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Very happy with our choice for new year dinner. We went with our son and they happily prepared a kid meal for him, despite I Booked an experience with a prefix menu. Food was best in class, the best lobster I've had hands down. 100% recommended!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was outstanding; service was very good. Ambience was good.

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  17. FrantzH

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food; Great Service; Great Experience! Will definitely be back.

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  18. CVeo

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal authentic greek experience - food was amazing and service was superb.

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  19. Carole

    New York City

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Each time we go to Pylos it’s a delicious experience. We had the feta with black sesame seed appetizer—really good! The grilled lamb chops are always a winner! For dessert, the phyllo dough with Greek custard and honey was a perfect ending! Good service; nice atmosphere. It’s always a special place to eat.

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  20. KrisC

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Greek / Mediterranean cuisine, great service and ambiance. Ivana and her team create a fantastic guest experience in a friendly and cozy setting.

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  21. janeboy

    New York City

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose to share small plates - calamari, shrimp, meatballs, finished with an arugula and pear salad. We ordered a bottle of Greek white wine - the wines are paired so well to go with their delicious food. All was delivered quickly and we enjoyed every bite with our wine. It was a perfect holiday get together! Fesitve and warm. We had a great evening and couldn't recommend Pylos more!

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  22. KristenA

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal, the staff , the ambiance were top notch ♥️

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  23. JHfoodie

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food as always. Nice informal atmosphere.

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  24. NeighborhoodFoodie

    London

    182 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    182 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best lamb chops. Totally lean and cooked perfectly

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  25. AnnaD

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant in New York. The food is superb. Lunchtime is a wonderful experience, quiet and unrushed.

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  26. christelg

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this spot, best Greek food and beautiful presentation.

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  27. GretchenW

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food, service & reasonable prices in low key small restaurant. Neighborhood gem. Will return!

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  28. PeggyS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always an enjoyable experience. We ate outdoors, and had the space to ourselves for much of our meal. That can often mean getting ignored, especially on a Saturday night, but not here--the servers were very attentive, efficient and friendly. The food, from appetizers to dessert, was delicious, and we had a nice bottle of Assyrtiko to go along with it. This is elevated Greek food, with many items on the menu that you won't find in other Greek restaurants in NYC. It's a bit of a splurge, but worth it.

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  29. NancyP

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent creative food, wonderful, attentive service, lovely atmosphere – consistently great over the years. 

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  30. Mandrake

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Pyklos. The food is superb. It’s very attractive inside. The waiters are unobtrusive. Highly recommended!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing authentic food, beautiful quiet setting and great selections

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely impeccable meal from start to finish. We can’t wait to return !

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  33. LawrenceS

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor food - serving mediocre Thanksgiving food at very expensive prices. Give it a miss.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch experience for thanksgiving. Turkey was elite in general

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  35. AnneNYC

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have had Thanksgiving at Pylos for the past several years and it has always exceeded expectation with great food, attentive servants, peaceful decor and great value. Also recommend Pylos offerings on non-holidays for lunch or dinner.

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  36. Jill

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed the food! The Greek salad and Saganaki were a great start. Everyone loved their entrees. Restaurant is small but they use the space well. We will come back!

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  37. JaniceB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for lunch on a Sunday and it was great. It's was a terrific value, great service and delicious food! Janice B

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  38. RobertB

    New York City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very underwhelming-

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  39. NatalieB

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food; service was fair but food was delicious

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  40. JoeH

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambiance, food was good not great but a pleasant dining experience- we would recommend & definitely would return

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

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

Pylos is rated 4.7 stars by 1286 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pylos

128 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10009

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    between first ave and ave A
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking available , meter expires at 7pm on First avenue and A avenue. In order to find parking , it is recommended to come earlier. <br /><br />Closest parking garages:<br />310 E 11th street (between 2nd and 1st Ave)<br />220 E 9th street (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)
  • Public transit
    Second ave stop-F trainFirst ave stop-L trainAstor place-6 train8 street/NYU-N,R train
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 473-0220
  • Catering
    Please call and/or email Pylos for catering information
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Christos Valtzoglou: (212) 473-0220
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