Pera Mediterranean Brasserie
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.
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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
shredded romaine hearts, dill, scallion, feta cheese, lemon and extra-virgin olive oil
spiced fire-roasted tender cubes of marinated chicken
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Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 4:15PM - 6:00PM
Service continues to be really slow and indifferent. Not idea when you are trying to have a business lunch. The water guys are pretty quick. It’s the actual waiters that are not that great. The last three times, my food arrived tepid or cold even though I specifically asked the server to make sure it’s warm the third time. Not great esp as the weather gets colder.
Food is ok. The grilled artichokes are great. Would like a few more healthy, small, plant forward dishes like that.
Really tasty food. Don’t be nervous with the dated, slightly tired decor and old school printed menus. The food is fresh and perfect. The service is delightful and friendly. The grilled artichoke was incredible. But every dish we all shared was tasty.
Akada is great choice for mains, rice pudding is good too.
Fantastic food and service. Had the
Smokey Mediterranean Old Fashioned - it was smoke'n!
Slow service, food was tasty but could have used some balanced sides.
Service was great and food was delicious. Our server was very attentive.
Perfect after work quick dinner. Good food and service.
Great food great service. Closes at 10 pm though so for early dinners only
We had a large party and the staff was welcoming and accommodating. Food was delicious, service excellent, and it was a great evening.
We had an absolutely incredible business lunch and are so glad we discovered this location.
Very average. A long wait to order a drink upon arriving as the bar was closed and the hostess informed us there were “many large parties” and “not enough staff”. Lovely greeting. Service was very off. Room was loud with little ambiance. The food was just okay. Way overpriced if you ask me. Would not recommend! No idea why they would elect to close the bar for the night when the dining room was full?
Delicious Mediterranean dishes. Great wine list and personable staff
Our meals were absolutely delicious but service could be kicked up a notch.
Surprised, disappointed. Steak was tough. (Fries delicious.) Salad arrived after nearly an hour and main course 3 seconds later.
We ordered the Chef's choice appetizer and were so blown away at how varied and amazing the food was. Our entrees were delicious as well.
Friendly staff, the food is very tasty and fresh.
Pera is a friendly, warm and consistently
Delicious food, nice atmosphere and good service.
Adana was the tastiest I have ever eaten. Great food!
Delicious and very pleasant atmosphere. Service was exemplary.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Portions were big enough for ladies,but most likely too small for most men.
Food was excellent as always and service was good. It was a wonderful evening dining outside.
Always good food and great service. Looking forward to my next time in.
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.
Good food, good service, a little pricey, but not atypical for midtown
We went for the Restaurant Week selection. My sister got the Lamb and I got the chicken. It was so delicious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Restaurant week deal was definitely worth it. Substantial portions and the wine pairings were divine.
Great food and wonderful service!
You can order delivery directly from Pera Mediterranean Brasserie using the Order Online button. 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 1983 OpenTable diners.
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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.