Pylos

4.8
816 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.

Support Pylos during COVID-19

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 816 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RebeccaL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters were very gracious and most accommodating to our every request. The food was fit for any Greek god and or goddess. My friends and I thought the four course meal was excellent.

The restaurant itself was also highly corona virus proof efficient. We four ladies dined outdoors under a heated canopy.

This was one of the best Thanksgiving
Day feasts of my life! I highly recommend this Greek restaurant and it’s authentically seasoned cuisine and wine list.

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AnneNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had Thanksgiving dinner at Pylos and it was the best overall dinning experience I’ve had on the holiday. Food was absolutely delicious, social distancing observed, and very pleasant ambiance. Looking forward to going back to sample the regular Greek menu.

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Anthony
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Greek food with an extensive wine list and fantastic service. A must try.

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davidM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was absolutely wonderful, every single plate put down on the table...exquisite!

Waiter was very slow with attention to our table...and there was ONLY ONE other table in the place eating dinner!

Tell him to pick up his cues.

D Murin

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pylos is my favorite Greek restaurant in the city and the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion! Everything we ordered was outstanding and the service was amazing per usual! I can’t wait to go back again soon!

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Manon
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is a bit expensive but very delicate and in a decent amount. The staff gives good advices regarding the wine or the food choice.

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Sevilla
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can vouch for the mezzes, lamb, frittata, striped bass and old monolith red wine. Hoping they work out something viable with their space for the colder months.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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Cari
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside due to covid. Food is always consistently delicious here.

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vipElizabethG
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We just shared a couple of dishes for dinner. It was delicious. We had the 3 dips, grape leaves, fried zucchini and eggplant stack, and artichoke heart moussaka. We both had a glass of the house wine.

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howardp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service. I look forwarded to returning there.

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TomH
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor space on 7th Street is a charm. Food and service continues to excel.

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vipDebi
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Great presentation. Excellent service.

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vipJDNoho
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing a great job inspite of the circumstances, the noise level is understandable because you are on the sidewalk with all that entails. The food however was as usual outstanding. Service was polite and impeccable, I had an elderly gentleman in a walker with me to celebrate his 88th birthday and he enjoyed himself. So all was good.

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vip1hungrywolf
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent - always. The temporary outdoor seating for Covid Times was well done and the staff couldn’t have been lovelier or safer.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service

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Mark
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

One of the few restaurants we've been to recently that is completely phoning it in due to covid. Their food has gone downhill, the outside atmosphere is just thrown together, the waiters don't care, ..

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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
27 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
6 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
29 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
243 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.

FAQs

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

Pylos is rated 4.8 stars by 816 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.