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74 reviews
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$30 and under
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Modern European
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  • Romantic (68)
  • Good for Groups (61)
  • Special Occasion (60)

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Pepela Restaurant, New York, is a fusion of modern European and traditional Georgian cuisine situated between Rosé Hill and the Flatiron District. The posh maisonette offers an area for cocktails upstairs while downstairs offers comfortable dining and entertainment. With a variety of fish, vegetable and light meat dishes, Pepela captures the palettes of even the most critical gastronomists New York produces. Sophisticated and charming, Pepela offers patrons a warm welcome and experience that is sure to bring them back.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Modern European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: from 5:00pm
Sunday: from 4:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 658-1115
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Malkhaz Maisashvili
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Cross street
Park Avenue and East 30th St.
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Public transit
6,N,R trains to 28th street
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Live music
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Pepela is available for special events, corporate functions, parties and celebrations with seated dinners for up to 60 ppl. Or Cocktail & Passed Hors D’ Oeuvres for up to 150 ppl

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

My partner and I had dinner at Pepela. We both had prosecco rose, which was really nice, and salmon which we both enjoyed.

citymom (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

This was recommended by a Georgian friend, and the food did not disappoint. We came early but the restaurant was completely empty!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2016

Had dinner at Pepela, chose light summer menu items, including Pepela Salad, which was delicious. Also ordered the lamb chops which were done very well. The food was very appetizing and our server Kate was very attentive. She sat us right next to the balcony with open vaulted space. I recommend this venue for a couples dinner. I went with my wife. The walls are appointed with lots of art work. I drank Satrapezo Saperavi, which is a fabulous limited edition Georgian red wine. Never knew that Georgian wines were this good.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

Absolutely horrific service
The only good food was the hot cheese bread. Everything else really mediocre.

vipDavid (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2016

Lovely spacious place. Vey reasonable prices, good food, great ambiance.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 1, 2016

We came by Pepela on Sunday and were very surprised. They have real opera singers performing there. Our server Julia explained to us that they have opera night every Sunday without any additional charge for it. The place looks like private house and we were hesitate for a minute that we dressed not right for the place. We have had infused vodka (Georgians call it Chacha) and had entrees - lamb Chops (of course) I love meat:) it was marinated some special way yammi -I tried to find out how they seasoning it but got no clue:) and georgian dumplings. now I am planninand to have my birthday at Pepela.

Party1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

My husband and I celebrated our 8th anniversary at Pepela! Romantic candlelight dinner for two:). Mango lobster salad was their special for that night. We loved it. Amazing tasteful paradise on a plate! Portions are so big, we took it home and it was great for the next day lunch!!! Also restaurant stuff treated us with dessert Napoleon cake. They made our little romantic dinner so special.
Thank you

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2016

What a great friday night I came with my friend at this elegant, romantic place.. very welcoming and friendly service. I ordered the Pepela salad and it was sooooo tasty omg! Nice wine list, a lot of semisweet wines. I will definitely recommend for parties or romantic dates.Be back soon but this time with my boyfriend for some quality time:)

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 11, 2016

I went to Pepela with my date for a Friday night dinner. I have eaten Georgian food before and I was looking forward to sampling some dishes. The menu surprisingly has some non-Georgian continental items that are top notch. Semi Sweet wines are rare in NY and Pepela has a large collection from Georgia. The evening was fantastic, with live music, a vibrant ambiance and a staff willing to cater to any request. Several large tables hosted big groups which added to the energy of the place in a positive way. I will definitely be back with a big group.

vipRoger (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 5, 2016

My meal consisted of boiled frozen mixed vegetables like you can buy at Costco. Food was so bland. Waitstaff was hostile and took forever. Strange ambiance with live music by a man with a keyboard.