Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

4.3
1770 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Rated a Top 5 Newcomer by Zagat, Midtown brings an authentic taste of eastern Mediterranean cuisine to Manhattan.

Pera derives its name from an elegant neighborhood in Istanbul that has served as the melting pot for many cultures and cuisines since the 17th century. Pera features numerous mezes, specially prepared and marinated cuts of grilled meats and seafood, traditional and modern Mediterranean side dishes and regional breads baked a la minute.

Our popular Cocktails & Mezes Happy Hour is offered at the bar and lounge (no reservations) until 7:00pm daily.

Check out Wine Down Weekends at Pera, featuring all bottles of wine at 1/2 price (Fri, Sat and Sun dinner) and our $34 Sunday Supper Menu (served in addition to a la carte menu).

Saturday and Sunday Lunch/Brunch available for private events. Groups accommodations, private dining, special events, catering and delivery services are available. Please email events@peranyc.com.
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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, handsome luxurious design, attentive service and overall enjoyable experience from reservation to check in to table to food to service to dessert to check! Can’t miss with Pera. Been here a few times over several years and the restaurant consistently delivers.

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IB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our server was polite and professional but the food wasn’t remarkable. Nothing really special...

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AA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I didnt love it. Very noisy, the room does not absorb sound well. The hummus and crackers were not that good. I had the salad and brussell sprouts. Salad was fine, Brussell sprouts were disappointing

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NT
New England
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I’ve been to Pera several times before and LOVED it. This time the food was only so-so. I’ll go back at some point to see if my most recent experience was a fluke.

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PR
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Pera Restaurant numerous times, and the food and service is always excellent! I have recommended Pera Restaurant to my friends and family.

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AG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the food and service. Noise level is quite high.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was great, but oddly, my guest and I ordered coffee and waiter had to apologize to us first because there were no cups and saucers, then he came back because there were no paper cups either! No idea what happened but I hope it gets sorted out because the food and service is always great.

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a
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent but not as good as their sister location in SoHo. It took in the neighborhood of 15 minutes for someone to come see us and take our drink orders, other than that the everything was great. We went before a show and don’t regret the choice one bit.

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g
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way! We will definitely be back!

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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect about this restaurant. It is great for business lunches in midtown.

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MA
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, food, atmosphere, service. I recommend it to many friends. Cannot wait to go back.

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g
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food and lovely service. Near Grand Central so very convenient.

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a friend who lived for 6 years in Turkey and claimed the food to be “the real deal”. He said the lamb was perfect. I had the branding wrapped in grape leaves — fantastic! Ate at the bar. Great bartender and very accommodating front of house staff.

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VB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was just okay. The lamb was awesome but everything else was blaa... There were a few dishes i was disappointed in like the Brussels sprouts. The were boiled and tasted like mush.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Everything changed so much. The food was extremely disappointing. Sad. It used to be so good and crowded. Haven’t been there in about 2 years and wow has it taken a 360.

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HF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very tasty Bronzino and lamb shank. Lamb sliders a great starter, with stuffed grapes leaves small plate. Friendly service. A bit pricey but thats NY!

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E
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious meal, sorry that the restaurant was not busy but happy for some quiet after a 7 day work week.

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AD
New York Area
282 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting and delicious menu, food and service were fantastic! A must try!

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l
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Every thing was wonderful! We needed to wait / search for our server for the check but besides that it was fantastic! I would highly recommend.

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a great escape, close to the bussle of Grand Central. Perfect lunch spot.

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SH
New York Area
320 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were a large crowd and with diverse taste. The menu has good variety and the food is quite good. Lovely space.

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EM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service for an amazing place great food. Bit pricey but we are in the city! Would recommend to everyone!

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful experience. The ambiance was amazing. The staff was very attentive and respectful. The food love every bit of it. From the appetizer to the main course. I was so full I couldn’t eat any dessert. Next time I will. Yes we will be there a next time with friends.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I have been to Pera on a few occasions for lunch and dinner and always enjoy. Unfortunately I wasn’t impressed by my lunch choice this time around. Both my friend and I had the pera twist. I had the lamb and he had the chicken. The pera twist is a meat filled wrap with tomato. It left a lot to be desired due to lack of flavor and seasoning. The French fries were delicious as always.

I will come again however I wouldn’t recommend that dish.

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pera never disappoints. I'm lucky in that it's located on the ground floor of the building where I work, but no matter who I bring there - friends or business associates - they love it! My latest visit was for a business lunch and my companion has added it to her list of NY restaurants for her next trip here.

We had a lovely server who patiently explained the specials and recommended some of her favorite dishes. We both went pretty simple with sharing an appetizer of stuffed grape leaves and then we both
had the black kale salad w/grilled salmon. Everything was beautifully prepared and delicious.

If I could, I'd do lunch at Pera every day!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Much too noisy--I felt i was in a locker room.

Not enough fish choices.

Very disappointing, especially for the price.

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z
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The food is average and very expensive. $45 per person for a salad with chicken is way too expensive.

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DA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

One of my favorite NYC restaurants. Great food, great atmosphere. This one time only, the service (the waitress) was slow and not as attentive as times in the past.

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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Great choices and fantastic flavor. The room is comfortable and decor is beautiful.

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SE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service, delicious food, nice ambiance
I wish rakı was also served...

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LK
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Six of us for dinner seated in an alcove so we felt cozy but still a part of the lively scene. Two of us had the restaurant week menu which was great: lentil soup and dip sampler, salmon and meat duo, baklava and rice pudding all nicely prepared. Lamb chops, lamb shank, salad also got high marks. Definitely coming back and it’s so conveniently located near Grand Central Station!

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were there for lunch on busy workday - greeted nicely by front house staff but waitress did not have good insight on food when we asked for recommendations. our starter trio of dips were delicious & better than our entree salads - would not rush back.

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TK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I met friend at Pera for restaurant week. I've been there before and was disappointed this time around. Service was good, but a bit slow. Pera was busy and as a result I think the attention to detail was lacking. I ordered a glass of wine and lamb burger. My wine glass had streaks from the dishwasher which the waiter failed to notice until I asked for new glass. I asked for lamb burger to be cooked medium and it was well done. This experience was not as good as my prior time at Pera.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great menu for restaurant week! We had a nice dining alcove which was so cozy!

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SS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food and the vibe of Pera. Service was outstanding. The only miss was that the roasted Brussels sprouts were soggy. It must be just a one off situation.
We will definitely return.

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CM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, our waiter was wonderful and we enjoyed every minute of our evening. The food was excellent from the appetizers to my vegetarian entrée that was very inventive. At our table was also salmon and beef, all were excellent. My husband ordered the restaurant week special with the wine pairing and enjoyed it very much! We will definitely return!

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Good food and decent value but at lunch they seemed overwhelmed

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Pera is going downhill fast. I am a regular at the restaurant (eat there once every two-three weeks or so) . Each time I arrive its like I am its the first time. Staff has always been a little aloof (but its NYC so i let it go), now they are just rude.

I got seated in the back room which is like Siberia--service is horrific. Food came out at different times and the waiter was so indifferent to the customers needs it was pathetic. Its not like there is a dearth of other opportunities for fine dining midtown--and I will not return for a long time. Its a shame because the food is pretty good.

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J
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mediterranean food I’ve ever had. I had vegetarian dishes. So interesting and delicious. My friend had their lamb special it also was fabulous. I highly recommend Pera! In addition, the nine we were there, all bottles of wine were half price! Marvelous food, excellent time, can’t wait to go back!!!

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