Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

4.5
1978 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Rated a Top 5 Newcomer by Zagat, Pera 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.

Current restrictions limit accommodations to seated outdoor dining only, with a maximum of 10 persons per table. All tables are provided with proper cover in the case of rain.

Groups accommodations, private dining, special events, catering and delivery services are available. Please email events@peranyc.com.
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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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Sat 4:15PM - 6:00PM

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vipNYCThumbsUp
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pera is a friendly, warm and consistently

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vipShibagirl
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice atmosphere and good service.

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Eggemperor
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Adana was the tastiest I have ever eaten. Great food!

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vipEffie
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and very pleasant atmosphere. Service was exemplary.

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William
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gnocchi.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Group of 5 decided on last minute reservations at Pera. Fantastic service, ambiance was great, and food delicious (though it was disappointing that they were out of the calamari and crab cakes). Overall, 5 stars! Would highly recommend!

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joeNT
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were excited to try Pera on our trip to NYC.
Overall it was a decent experience.
We started by sharing the chefs appetizers assortment
This was excellent we were hard pressed to find any thing that we didn’t enjoy
I highly recommend ordering it and for 4 people it was a decent quantity
For the main entree
Three of us had the lamb which was there specialty and one had the steak
The lamb was good but it didn’t blow me away it was a formed lamb spear and the sides were ok
Our other companion ordered the steak, she asked for medium rare but it was decidedly medium well
They took it back to redo but she didn’t receive it back until the end of our meal.
The manager greeted us at the beginning of the evening they never came by to see how everything was even though the restaurant was relatively empty. Nobody checked back after our friend received her steak back to see if she was enjoying it better.
Our server seemed rather inexperienced and did not offer much assistance to better the experience.

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KathyS
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were more than pleasantly surprised with the menu offerings snd quality of food. My husband had the salmon and I ordered the lamb. Both were delicious. The service was timely, friendly snd informed. We will come back.

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FrederickP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My chicken dish was cooked perfectly and so was the Salmon my wife had . More than enough for dinner. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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TAMARAK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

OCTOPUS APPETIZER WAS LIKE CHEWING RUBBER. THE HUMMUS AND EGGPLANT DIPS WERE ALMOST TASETLESS. NEVER BOTHERED TO ORDER A MAIN COURSE. ALREADY SPENT TOO MUCH MONEY. THE STAFF WAS LOVELY AND THE RESTAURANT WAS VERY WELCOMING. TOO BAD THE FOOD DIDN'T FOLLOW SUIT.

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vipShanaMaidel
New York Area
196 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an unexpectedly terrific brunch. We both had the lamb sandwiches which came with delicious herbed homemade fries. I asked for a side salad which was light and yummy and picked on a few fries.
This is a beautifully appointed restaurant and even the restrooms are super clean and pretty.
If you are near Grand Central, this is the go-to place for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Portions were big enough for ladies,but most likely too small for most men.

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vipDELICIOUS
New York Area
181 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent as always and service was good. It was a wonderful evening dining outside.

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vipLouisP
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good food and great service. Looking forward to my next time in.

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vipsobepsych
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent location near Grand Central with outdoor seating. The food is quite tasty and healthy choices abound. I would highly recommend for a business or social lunch.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, a little pricey, but not atypical for midtown

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vipSophyB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Restaurant Week selection. My sister got the Lamb and I got the chicken. It was so delicious.

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vipNYC10003
Miami
87 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food: the grilled vegetable timbale was really not what I expected. Thought this could have been a lot better. Also, pls consider offering half or smaller orders of the salads so that guests can order a dish and a side salad.

Service: main waiter was pretty brusque. Water servers etc were warm and welcoming.

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vipNYC10003
Miami
88 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Maroul salad and grilled artichokes were great. Wish they would also offer a small side salad option though. Biggest issue is that the place is very, very loud, which is not ideal for conversation.

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SelinaW
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Returning after almost two years, worked across the street and used to go there a lot. Still the same but fewer tables and more spacious.
Menu seems to have trimmed down but adequate. There were 4 of us and we had the restaurant week menu and added a sampler meze apetizer for the table. As that was not necessary since the samper duplicated the four apetizers we had already ordered.
We ordered the wines separately and the wine selection was good, an adequate selection and interesting ones from Lebanon, Greece and Turkey.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The waiters and staff were very inattentive, we arrived at 6:30 and there weren't many tables there. Drinks orders were incorrect, appetizers were missing. It was disappointment and we wild probably not return.

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NinaB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Restaurant week deal was definitely worth it. Substantial portions and the wine pairings were divine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Highly recommend

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Sosweety
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I went after seeing other people's reviews, but it wasn't a good place to recommend. The service was too slow even after one o'clock, and no one cared. I really liked the sparkling water I ordered here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable and on par.
We return over and over and enjoy the food
and service evert time.

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vipKurt
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was tasty and not overpoweringly spicy. Cocktails were well done also.

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vipSaverin
New York Area
228 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Ordinary looking, Pera's 2 course $39 menu at first looks like a clear ripoff compared with the few menus I'd even consider in the increasingly near worthless restaurant Week.
Crispy calamari were a bit flabby and undercooked but decent. Lamb Adana was very tasty and a generous portion, the accompanying bulghur delicious and the haricots vert invisible. Wine pairing fine, if pricy. A satisfying lunch.

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foodforthought
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pera has consistently served delicious food for many years. It is my go-to place with clients as I know the food, service and ambiance are all fantastic. Highly recommend Pera!!

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AnLe
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was good, food was fine. After reading reviews I expected more.

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vipTraciK
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was pleasant but a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pretty expensive for what it was. Too much chili powder, sumac and cumin on dips. Mean amount of bread provided with dips and had to persuade them to give me even that instead of pita chips; charged extra for it as well. No bread at all provided with vegetable timbale despite being spiced with a lot of harissa. Water refilled only sporadically. Nice baklava for dessert.

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Anneil
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal! The food was delicious! I would go back again.

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vipJosephP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Lamb Adana and trio of dips!!!!

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vipBettyK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Mediterranean food - perfect for business lunch

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vipNYCHOTPILOT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I have been to Pera multiple times over the years but my last visit on Saturday July 17th was marred by an extremely loud group (about 15+) of young folks who were celebrating a birthday very obstreperously. Large groups like that with a celebration should be taking a private room and not impose their noise and presence on other diners

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vipLSNeats
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The appetizers, octopus and artichoke, were excellent. The entrees were good (salmon was overcooked). The waitress was sweet but didn't seem to be very experienced.

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Vijay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was very good across the board. Had the hummus trio which was great. The steak frites were also very good. Only downside was that there was a very long wait (~45 mins) between arrival of our appetizer and our entrees.

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vipSusanP
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, excellent meal! We sat in the back room as it was much quieter and very pleasant.

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AdamN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service. Would highly recommend

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You can order delivery directly from Pera Mediterranean Brasserie using the Order Online button. Pera Mediterranean Brasserie also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Pera Mediterranean Brasserie also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 878-6301.

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 1978 OpenTable diners.

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=8575cf1a.

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.

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