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Iris, New York, NY

Iris

4.6
4.6
343 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean

Join us for Restaurant Week from 01/18/22 - 02/11/22.

Iris is named for the celebrated Mediterranean flower, and as a gentle nod to the “Evil Eye”, a regional legend known to ward off evil and bring great luck. Located in an iconic building of Midtown Manhattan, Iris is a restaurant that aims to showcase the best preparations of the Eastern Mediterranean region. The ambition behind this culinary initiative is to focus on the style of eating rather than the provenance of each dish. Approachable, wholesome and minimally manipulated, the cuisine will show another facet of the ingredient-forward cuisine that has built John Fraser’s reputation.

In compliance with the NYC mandate on vaccinations, we will now require proof of vaccination for indoor dining. Please provide our Host team with proof of vaccination and valid photo ID upon arrival. Acceptable forms of proof include a vaccination card, the NYS Excelsior Pass, and NYC Covid Safe App.

We look forward to welcoming you at IRIS.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 970-1740

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Robert Lawson

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    Broadway & 55th

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Mezze

  • Fall Tzatziki$16.00

    pomegranate, fennel pollen

    • Hummus$14.00

      sumac, sesame seeds

      • Roasted Eggplant$12.00

        pine nuts, golden raisins

        • Whipped Sheep's Milk Feta$12.00

          spicy olive oil, dried basil

          • Dolmas$8.00

            pickled eggplant, pine nuts

            • Sourdough Pita$5.00

              • Endive Petals$5.00

                Mezze Mix

                • Mezze Mix$46.00

                  All of the mezze dolmades, olives pita & endive

                  Raw & Marinated

                  • Beausoleil Oysters$18.00

                    green tomato mignonette, fennel

                    • Swordfish Tartare$17.00

                      toasted pistachios, pickled fresnos, mint

                      • Seaweed Cured Fluke$16.00

                        Meyer lemon, hazelnuts, burnt rosemary

                        • Salmon Tartare$20.00

                          roe, mint, coriander, labne

                          Turkish Flatbreads

                          • Spiced Lamb$16.00

                            chili, sumac, cilantro

                            • Squash Blossom$15.00

                              squash, goat cheese, basil

                              • Organic Spinach$14.00

                                leeks, feta, dill bechamel

                                Center Table

                                • Cucumber Salad$22.00

                                  Dungeness crab, market cucumbers, honeydew melons

                                  • Fried Eggplant$14.00

                                    tomato mayonnaise, Turkish pepper

                                    • Greek Salad$20.00

                                      hot house tomatoes, cucumbers citrus marinated olives

                                      • Lamb Sausage$16.00

                                        Cretan honey, citrus peel, mustard

                                        • Grilled Octopus$28.00

                                          candied kumquats, Antep chili crunch

                                          • Sweetbread Kokoretsi$18.00

                                            market greens, lemon

                                            • Quail Kebab$32.00

                                              sage butter, black pepper, market greens

                                              Entrées

                                              • Moussaka$32.00

                                                eggplant, trumpet royale, ouzo

                                                • Roasted Hake$30.00

                                                  taramosalata, sungold tomato, kale

                                                  • Diver Scallops & Shrimp$38.00

                                                    herb butter, trahana, parsley salad

                                                    • Aegean Stew$49.00

                                                      poached lobster, fluke, Greenlip mussels & rich shellfish broth

                                                      • Swordfish Kebab$36.00

                                                        grilled broccolini, caper-hazelnut butter

                                                        • Mastic Marinated Lamb Chops$65.00

                                                          lamb belly, summer squash, black sesame

                                                          • Hanger Steak Kebab$40.00

                                                            herb chili condiment, cucumber, crispy potatoes

                                                            Sides

                                                            • Wild Greens$10.00

                                                              • Spinach Orzo$12.00

                                                                • Grilled Broccolini$12.00

                                                                  • French Fries$12.00

                                                                    • Beet Skordalia$14.00

                                                                      What 343 people are saying

                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                      4.6
                                                                      4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                      • 4.7Food
                                                                      • 4.7Service
                                                                      • 4.5Ambience
                                                                      • 4.2Value

                                                                      NoiseModerate

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                                                                      1. A

                                                                        Austexchili

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        1.0

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                        overall1food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Restaurant was great. Unfortunately they didn't have our Open Table reservation. Restaurant said it was the fault of Open Table.

                                                                      2. SR

                                                                        StevenR

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 10, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The best Branzino I’ve had. Very appealing wines by the glass. Welcoming and helpful staff. A relaxing lunch for me and my two guests.

                                                                      3. WH

                                                                        WalterH

                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 9, 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                        Food was an interesting fusion of various Aegean cuisines in an elegant setting. Menu categories were not the best for a couple. Service was inexperienced, but friendly. Front of house couldn’t have cared less that we were there.

                                                                      4. BW

                                                                        BryanW

                                                                        Chicago

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        Very interesting tasting menu. Everything we delicious, start to finish. We sat at the kitchen bar so very interesting to watch them prepare everything. Only issue sitting there is because you. are by the food prep area it can be very hot.

                                                                      5. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                        Enjoyed the meal itself tremendously. Did not enjoy waiting for a table with a reservation.

                                                                      6. MF

                                                                        MichaelF

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Food was excellent. One of best Greek salads we’ve had. A little expensive overall though. Would like to see a few more appetizer options including spanakopita.

                                                                      7. FF

                                                                        FaithF

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 24, 2022

                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                        Service was excellent, food was underwhelming. Over priced.

                                                                      8. AK

                                                                        AlinaK

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 23, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Good selection of food. Reasonable priced for UWS. And vegetarian options available as well.

                                                                      9. j

                                                                        johnslist

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The restaurant is lovely and the food is excellent. Our table, however wasn’t ready when we arrived. I don’t mind a ten minute wait but wasn’t too happy having to wait twenty minutes to be seated. But it’s NYC, so it’sI unfortunately what I’ve come to expect in my 30 years living in Manhattan.

                                                                      10. LS

                                                                        LouiseS

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        We went to Iris after a matinee, it was a few blocks away. The manager welcomed us and the entire staff was attentive, accommodating, and gracious throughout our evening. A very busy place and never felt rushed. Nicholas and Stephen rock! The meal-- from mezze to dessert-- was delicious. Looking forward to the next visit!

                                                                      11. a

                                                                        alrickb

                                                                        Atlanta

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Fresh food with unique taste. High Presentation of modern Mediterranen cuisine. Excellent Service. Attentive staff. Our second visit and the food surpassed our first visit.

                                                                      12. S

                                                                        Steviejay

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Wonderful experience all around. Great service, delicious and interesting food selection and warm atmosphere. Near theatre district too which was a bonus!

                                                                      13. S

                                                                        Schwanky

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        45 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        45 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                        We were welcomed warmly (with happy birthdays to my husband) and brought to a great table that seemed extra special for our special occasion. Our waiter was friendly, very helpful with wine suggestion and tasting. The food was overall beautiful and delicious. Standouts were the grilled octopus and fried eggplant. Both fantastic. The french fries--billed as the best in NYC by our waiter--were just odd. We sent them back once but the second try made them hotter, but never crisp. They had a strange spongey texture that we figured was due to the sous vide process we were told they underwent before frying.

                                                                      14. DT

                                                                        DouglasT

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 16, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Excellent food. Server very attentive and well informed. Will definitely go back myself and recommend Iris to others.

                                                                      15. f

                                                                        fifik

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 16, 2022

                                                                        overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                        loud - food was ok - clientele was loud and lame - wouldn't go again

                                                                      16. NM

                                                                        NancyM

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Food, cocktails, service, and ambience are exceptional. My husband and I have dined here a number of times and always enjoy the experience.

                                                                      17. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                        Excellent food, interesting wines. Beautiful restaurant but a bit too dark. Noisy at the start but quieted down somewhat after that. Service a bit slow and could have used fuller description if Greek and Turkish wines.

                                                                      18. ND

                                                                        NancyD

                                                                        Western NC

                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        First time dining at Iris and we adored it! Food was inventive and delicious. Service was awesome (Thank you, Steven!).

                                                                      19. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Food and service were both excellent. A little pricey.

                                                                      20. M

                                                                        Mady

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        32 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        32 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                        The food was outstanding. Pace of serving was a bit too fast but overall service was good. After many months or carry out/eating outside, we forgot how annoying the loud music can be and how close you sit to the next table.

                                                                      21. SG

                                                                        SuzanneG

                                                                        New England

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Wonderful experience! We loved everything and would highly recommend it!

                                                                      22. D

                                                                        Dukes

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        We went there for ny’s restaurant week. There was a special menu but there was plenty of choice and the portions were normal sized. Everything was well prepared and tasty. The service was friendly and efficient

                                                                      23. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Top rate service and amazing food. Lovely evening

                                                                      24. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        vip
                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                                        overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                        Was very disappointed after reading the great NYT write up. Management tried to make up for an hour late seating,

                                                                      25. SH

                                                                        SamH

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Thank you Iris for having me, the food was amazing! Wish I could’ve tried everything on the menu. But the recognition must go to our server of the evening, Nicholas! He not only recommended a couple of the dishes but also answered all of my questions about the menu. Thanks to him, our evening went as perfect as perfect can be. Thank you guys!

                                                                      26. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                        Lovely time! Our server Nicholas was attentive and had great recommendations. The manger and the maitre’d stopped by to check in on our meal as well. Highly recommend!

                                                                      27. JN

                                                                        JNC2019

                                                                        Miami

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        We enjoyed our meal. Cocktails and service were exceptional.

                                                                      28. MW

                                                                        MariaWV

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 4, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Highly recommend. Excellent service and quality food.

                                                                      29. M

                                                                        Michele

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 3, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Wonderful experience. Fabulous food. Good service. Sommelier helped with excellent choice of wine.

                                                                      30. MS

                                                                        MarkS

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 2, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Friendly and professional staff starting from checkin. Well informed waitstaff not only with the food but with the wine selection as well. Excellent food that is well worth it.

                                                                      31. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 2, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Absolutely Phenomenal. The service… the food… the experience as a whole. Was the first time. We’ll be going back

                                                                      32. MR

                                                                        MichelleR

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 1, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Everything was great. I loved sitting in the circle booth.

                                                                      33. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                        Creative and super tasty combination of flavors in the menu. I wanted to try them all. Service was excellent all around.

                                                                      34. FD

                                                                        FrankD

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                        Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        Restaurant Week special is worth the taking. Lamb Flatbread and grilled octopus are recommended.

                                                                      35. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Tampa

                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                        Dined on January 28, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                        Read many positive reviews regarding this restaurant and it lived up to our expectations. The Mezze mix was worth the trip alone

                                                                      36. NY

                                                                        NYCLocal

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        30 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        30 reviews

                                                                        Dined on January 28, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Selected from the Restaurant Week menu. Everything was excellent. That included the Greek red wine that was specially priced. Terrific service as well.

                                                                      37. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on January 27, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Perfection in everything.

                                                                      38. g

                                                                        gldb

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        124 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        124 reviews

                                                                        Dined on January 27, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        i am so glad that we tried this restaurant. the food and service were top notch. we will be back.

                                                                      39. S

                                                                        Stevessss

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                        Dined on January 26, 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                        Restaurant week meal was excellent. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was quite good. Definitely going back

                                                                      40. d

                                                                        dinearound

                                                                        New York Area

                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                        Dined on January 26, 2022

                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                        Iris is a perfect place for a delicious meal in the theater district. The waitstaff is very friendly. I went there for a lunch with four friends prior to seeing a matinee on Broadway. We all thought the food was delicious. I had a greek salad and a winter squash flatbread. The portions were a good size and the salad was large enough to share. The restaurant has a nice modern open feeling with soft colors but wasn't noisy. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch there.

                                                                      Safety precautions

                                                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                        • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                      • Physical distancing

                                                                        • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                        • Extra space between tables
                                                                      • Screening

                                                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                        • Diner temperature check required
                                                                        • Staff is vaccinated
                                                                        • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
                                                                        • Staff temperature check required
                                                                        • Contact tracing information collected

                                                                      FAQs

                                                                      Iris is rated 4.6 stars by 343 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                      Additional information

                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                        Broadway & 55th

                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                        Midtown West

                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                        Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                        Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek

                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                        Casual Elegant

                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                        Smart Casual

                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                        None

                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                        Robert Lawson

                                                                      • Additional

                                                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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