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.
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.
Excellent as always! Beautiful outdoor for Covid! Highly recommended!
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.
Great food, excellent service.
Great place, we tried several
appetizers and the steak special was delicious!
The three cheese appetizers was insane.
Pylos is definitely one of the best restaurants in town, offering mouth-watering greek dishes (with a twist), stellar service and a stylish yet welcoming atmosphere. We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves every single time and can’t wait to try their Saturday Brunch!
Wow. That is a good start. The ambience is hip and fun. Tables are small and a little close to your neighbours but understandable. Not that large a place and super busy they need to squeeze people in. We ordered too much but that had more to do with the fact it was our first time and wanted to try as many dishes as possible. We had 2 apps and 2 main dishes. I think 1 app is enough with the 2 dishes. Amazing experience and will definitely be back when we visit NYC again.
First time at brunch and was just as great as dinner.
Great food, serene ambience, interesting Greek wine list.
Been there many times but everything was particularly wonderful. You can not eat much "cleaner" and delicious food than this.
My only comment is that although we have been coming here for many years and always reference this fact, it never seems to matter as far as a table request or a sense of familiarity. Not that they have to but most other restaurants do seem to appreciate that fact.
We will come back because the food is that good but it still is a head scratcher
Great food, generous portions, awesome atmosphere, helpful and attentive waitstaff. An excellent experience!
Food and service were both excellent. Greek salad and the moussaka were fabulous.
Pylos was a really a fantastic gastronomic experience. Very good food and excellent service.
We had an awesome dinner. Since it was Valentines Day they offered only a prefix menu. I had the artichoke moussaka that was extraordinarily delicious for appetizer and a chicken dish for entree that was equally delicious. Others had salads and shrimp appetizers. For dinner others had lamb chops and bass. Everyone loved their dinners. For dessert we all had phyllo triangles filled with custard...we all loved them. Our waiter was extremely competent and was able to help us out with our wine selection. I didn’t know much about Greek wines but the one we had was very good. Our whole night was one of the best times. We all enjoyed our food. Thank you!
The dishes were amazing!
We have been at Pylos before. Since I ADORE non busy times without the noise we went for a late lunch. It was delicious and very quiet!
This place surpassed expectations! Delicious food, presented beautifully. We opted to share everything - the staff was accommodating and all of the food was well paced and pretty easy to share.
Would definitely recommend!
The chef is extremely accommodating with dietary needs & the deliciousness of the meal exceeded my expectations.
This is an incredibly delicious restaurant with excellent food and service. The only negative thing I can say is my octopus was overcooked and hard to cut even with a serrated knife. Everyone else loved their fish and we shared a variety of sides and appetizers which were all amazing and plentiful. Service was outstanding.
Excellent service and delicious food. Prices are a bit much, and I say that as somebody who eats out often in NYC, but always a beautiful meal.
What a delicious meal & such a cute atmosphere! Everything we ordered was so fresh & flavorful! Some favorites were the fried zucchini & eggplant appetizer with tzatiki, the Greek salad, and the lemon potatoes! Can’t wait to go back!
Great attention to detail. Excellent customer service. Delicious cuisine. Highly recommend x
Our go-to when entertaining friends from out-of-town or just wanting a delicious, festive night out. Weekends are hectic and they need to turn the tables, but weekdays are relaxed. We tend to order an initial round of appetizers, then add to it as the evening progresses. The Must Have: Artichoke moussaka. Sometimes there's a shared main, but just as often we're satisfied before ever getting to that page of the menu. The waiters are generally knowledgeable about the Greek wines, which are reasonably priced and generally good complements to the food. Leave room for dessert.
The restaurant has a very pleasant, cozy atmosphere, very fine service... I recommended
What a neighborhood gem! Pylos is the real deal for authentic Greek. It’s romantic, elegant and charming.
Pylos is probably the best Greek restaurant in NYC! The food is truly a work of culinary art. We will certainly return.
I love this restaurant so much. I moved out of New York to California a year ago and every time I go back home to New York I try to go to Pylos. The food is absolutely delicious. Just what you want Greek food to be. Fresh, uncomplicated and cooked perfectly. I dream about the grilled octopus. I don’t know why the wait and bus staff were clearing our (unfinished) wine glasses and plates so fast this time? It was a quiet Monday night and there were many open tables. That’s my only complaint. The food is always delicious there. I’ll go back when I’m in town again.
What an awesome surprise! An incredible meal. We will be back soon, as there were so many dishes we want to try still.
Outstanding Greek foor with great service. The greek salad while it's simple with typical ingrediants, it's a must have. It's so clean and fresh I wouldn't go there without ordering it. I had the short rib special with roasted colored carrots and it was outta this world. Tender, flavorful, fresh and delicious. I travel in and out of NYC and this place is going on my "must go" list and my list of restaurant to recommend. I can't end this review without commenting on the service again. Attentive without hovering. I leave in a week and I might just have to go back again!
Delicious food. Great evening. Not sure why they added a surcharge for credit card usage and it was a surprise. Not a lot of money but if they want to increase their cash business, they should be offering discounts, not surcharges for credit cards.
Great service Excellent food ambiance is good would return again
had nice greek wine. The waiter was key to choosing the wine. Portions are generous
so start slow and work your way into the menu. we took a bunch of plates and shared everything.
Prices are moderate especially for New York
Pylos is one of the best Greek restaurants I've been too! Food and service were exceptional! Very nice atmosphere as well! Favorites were the meatballs and zucchini crisps as appetizers, and the pastitsio pasta. Excellent pita bread also. Portions are generous so couldn't sample dessert. Will definitely return on next trip to NYC!!
we cannot recommend this restaurant any more. food and service are still very good, but we are disappointed that they suddenly decided to charge a 4% penalty for credit cards, especially without advance warning. there are so many very good greek restaurants in new york, why would you want to pay this charge? who pays cash anymore? who carries several hundred dollars - in the east village - in cash these days? we mayl still dine here occasionally, but far less frequently.
I love this place! What a great vibe, super cozy with amazing food. The Pastitsio is they best I've ever tasted! I can't wait to go back!
An absolutely superb dining experience that comes down to being a much more moderately priced restaurant than the $80/pound midtown Greeks which is better than most of them and only a tiny bit less terrific than the very best of them. In fact the dips and Greek salad is better than all of them and desserts are every bit as good. If you want a pristinely fresh and utterly delicious dinner whether it be a large selection of amazing small plates or an appetizer/salad/entrée type meal that is simply unbeatable at the price, Pylos is the place to go. This explains why reservations need to be made weeks in advance...the service is great, the ambience is special and the food is superlative.
Never fails to satisfy!
We are a regular but today’s food was bad. Overcooked. Maybe a sub chef?
Terrific restaurant. Great food. Quiet atmosphere. Attentive staff.
Excellent food and service
Pylos does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats.
Pylos is rated 4.8 stars by 799 OpenTable diners.
Pylos does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://pylosrestaurant.com/.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.