Pylos

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$31 to $50
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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.

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What 799 people are saying
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4.7
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ChandlerGM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipCaptainCat
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always! Beautiful outdoor for Covid! Highly recommended!

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vipMattM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipSteveP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service.

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ShariT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, we tried several
appetizers and the steak special was delicious!
The three cheese appetizers was insane.

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IriniC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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StevenT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at brunch and was just as great as dinner.

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KimG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, serene ambience, interesting Greek wine list.

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vipProsNCons
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, generous portions, awesome atmosphere, helpful and attentive waitstaff. An excellent experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent. Greek salad and the moussaka were fabulous.

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MayraJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pylos was a really a fantastic gastronomic experience. Very good food and excellent service.

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vipbimmer323
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dishes were amazing!

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vipRST120
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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vipjenronc
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is extremely accommodating with dietary needs & the deliciousness of the meal exceeded my expectations.

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vipSheriS
New York Area
241 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipandrewd
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AnaAlyseC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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NIYA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attention to detail. Excellent customer service. Delicious cuisine. Highly recommend x

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Nightmayer
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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carolineyumoto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a very pleasant, cozy atmosphere, very fine service... I recommended

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Nybornandbred
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

What a neighborhood gem! Pylos is the real deal for authentic Greek. It’s romantic, elegant and charming.

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NYProf
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pylos is probably the best Greek restaurant in NYC! The food is truly a work of culinary art. We will certainly return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome surprise! An incredible meal. We will be back soon, as there were so many dishes we want to try still.

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vipSherired
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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viprubyfish
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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pingo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipfoodie
New England
136 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!!

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vipleeandshe
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

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.

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vipGail
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable.

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zucky
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAlbertoB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Never fails to satisfy!

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vipCoraC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We are a regular but today’s food was bad. Overcooked. Maybe a sub chef?

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vipWolfpack1
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific restaurant. Great food. Quiet atmosphere. Attentive staff.

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viplvfd
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

FAQs

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.