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Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, New York, NY

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

4.5
4.5
2163 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 79 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:45 am–9:30 pm Sat 11:45 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 878-6301

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sezai Celikbas

  • Catering

    Fine gourmet catering and chef-for-hire catering is available to your venue of choice.

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the heart of Midtown, just steps away from Grand Central Terminal, Pera offers an array of on-premise private dining options ranging from formal to casual get togethers and whether it be a corporate event or a celebration with friends and family.

  • Private party contact

    Quiara Colon: (855) 505-1930

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    41st and 42nd

  • Parking details

    Free street parking is available on Madison Avenue and all side streets after 7PM Monday - Saturday and all day on Sunday. Parking garages are available throughout the neighborhood, with the closest ones being on 41st Street between Park and Lexington Avenues and 39th Street between Park and Madison Avenues.

  • Public transit

    The 4, 5, 6, 7 and S Subway Trains stop at 42nd Street. The M1, M2, M3, M4, M42 and M104 buses stop at East 42nd Street and Madison Avenue.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,163 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. Y

    Ylde

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a special surprise. Unexpected excellence in every possible way. We’ll be back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Friendly attentive, staff from maître d’ to the bus for a wonderful dining experience highly recommend.
  3. a

    abqfood

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food Good Service
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving day
  5. S

    Sung

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    their regular menu was great but a bit disappointed with Thanksgiving menu.
  6. A

    Anita

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The staff is very friendly and efficient. There is a nice selection of appetizers.The food is very good.
  7. JC

    JustaClient

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Was the only restaurant I could find for Thanksgivings dinner and I guess now I understand why. The food was mediocre. We really couldn't understand the dominant sweetness of the cranberry sauce which was just a super sweet marmalade on the foie gras meatballs (we couldn't taste the meat), the grilled artichokes were not fresh but from a jar (the vinegar taste was there) so I think they should mention that, the marmalade was again present in the main sides of the Turkey. The server was in rush to make us finish the bottle of whine so poured even the residual of the bottom of the red wine in our glasses without noticing it.
  8. CP

    CaseyP

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My family and I (two kids- 10&7) dined at Pera for Thanksgiving. We had an absolutely fantastic meal! The service was top notch, the drinks were perfect and the food was delicious. I rated the food a 4-star because my son’s lamb was extremely overcooked and rubbery. He ended up ordering the kids chicken fingers and fries. All the other food was perfectly cooked and superb. We will return on our next trip to NYC and will recommend Pera to anyone visiting, as well!
  9. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    They had a list of food and if you asked them to bring you some, they did.
  10. RD

    RachelD

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very good meal. We looked around by our hotel and found this gem. Really delicious and tasty. Good value. Very nice service and ambiance as well. Would definitely recommend and go back.
  11. F

    Forchettone

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The noise level in Pera is absurd. We ended up sitting outside which is only approximately heated on a cold day. The food was not as good as I remembered it pre-pandemic. The service outside at lunch time was spotty.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Mediterranean food, well prepared and served!
  13. SK

    SusanK

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pacing was good in the plates. Everyone enjoyed
  14. S

    Spartacus

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pera was a very simple yet delicious restaurant. The service was pleasurable, the atmosphere was comfortable, and the food was delicious.
  15. l

    luvfood

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall had a wonderful experience. We had 10 people which included kids in our group, they accommodated us nicely. Place looks amazing and customer service was top notch, it’s nice to see the manager was helping and providing great service as well. I would have given the restaurant 5 stars but giving it 4 stars due to the food. They had a variety of kids menu which was great, my husband had the lamb which was so nicely seasoned and cooked but I had the Salmon which lacked seasoning and the risotto that came with it was too aldente. For desert I had the olive oil cake with ice cream which was recommended by our waiter, it was too oily for me. We will definitely come back!
  16. SF

    SantaFevisitor

    Memphis/West TN

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun and friendly
  17. AO

    AimeeO

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best lamb I have had.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance, friendly service and food was amazing. Lovely gem of a place. Special was pricey so make sure you ask $$$. Highly recommend steak and frites, smoked eggplant app and calamari 👍🏼
  19. p

    patrickj

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    have been here three times. the restaurant really has great authentic mediterranean (turkish) food with a lot of choices . we chose the 3 dips with peta, bulger rice (very good), the lamb special, and the chocolate souffle for dessert. excellent wine list at reasonable prices . the young lady that was our waitress was a superstar---even remembered what wine we ordered when we were there 3 months earlier. the director of operations (michel florea) even stopped by to check in as well---really felt welcomed by all the staff. definitely a place we will visit every time we are in nyc.
  20. k

    kbny

    New York Area

    271 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    271 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Loved the Village salad and the Chicken Shashlik, which I ordered on recommendation of our waitperson. It was delicious. Chicken was tender and moist and nicely flavored. The accompanying bulghur pilaf and arugula salad were perfect sides. I want to go back! It was a bit noisy inside and out, but where isn't it in NYC?
  21. k

    karinl

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recently discovered Pera and have now been there three times in the past week! Love the food - great vegetarian options!!! Great service and lovely atmoshere!
  22. MK

    MatthiasK

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    One of the nicest restaurants in the area for sure. Noise level allows for easy conversation, a rarity in the city. Outstanding service. Terrific food, with exception of burger (ok, nothing special) and fries (soggy). Calamari and lamb were outstanding.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was wonderful! My dad has pretty ‘meat & potatoes’ taste so got the burger which was good as well. It’s got something for everyone.
  24. P

    Paul

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience, tasty food, nice service. Would definitely come back.
  25. TI

    TomIV

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always good at Pera and the service is excellent. Too often I order the same thing. My guest had the chicken. I will try that next time.
  26. O

    Outnabout

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food. Waitress was very nice
  27. MR

    MayaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. I had lamb chops which were probably the best lamb chops I ever ate. I will definitely come back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great place for a delicious date night with a great ambiance.
  29. C

    Cecilia

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The hostess couldn’t be more unfriendly! She looked like she either hates her job or was annoyed to have to greet people. So unpleasant.
  30. ES

    EssanS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    2nd visit this month. Satisfied overall.
  31. JL

    JackL

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent as usual. Food, service and comfort all good.
  32. A

    Ayesha

    London

    203 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    203 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent appetisers, especially the Trio. I also recommend the Adana Kebab and the Chicken shish. Great evening all around
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Very loud. Difficulty in listening to the table conversation. The food was excellent. Although the waiter was good, after the initial small plates and salads, main entree items were slow in coming.
  34. SM

    SMUMustang

    Dallas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a relaxing lunch after doing the Summit One. Very attentive service. Lunch menu was limited but still plenty of options. We’ll go back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Tables too close to each other, you could hear the conversation of persons in table next to you. Very little space for waiters to serve the meals. Some glass fell in front of me because the waiter didn’t fit in the space provided for him to serve. We requested to be moved to the outdoors table because the noise was intolerable. Food was very average. The service was better than the tables, the ambiance and the food. This restaurant is not the same after the pandemic. We have been there in the past with very good experiences. This restaurant will not be in my favorites list.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Sub par Mediterranean in a city that does the cuisine Justice pretty much anywhere else - in food trucks and late night dives.
  37. h

    hudsondiner

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always a good meal at Pera , great food . It was just a bit noisy tonight
  38. MM

    MichelleM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Delicious food. Ordered the Chef’s sampler, grilled artichokes, salmon, grilled veggies. Would return for more and recommend to others
  39. GG

    GlossGal

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Full disclosure: I've been going to Pera since it opened, and I hosted a birthday party (yes, for myself) there not long after it opened. To this day, it presents a small, beautifully curated, and consistently excellent menu of proteins and vegetables that are prepared and seasoned with skill, cultural accuracy, and flavor. I can't pick between the burger and the pan roasted salmon as my favorite main dishes, and the watermelon salad (whose sheep's milk feta runs rings around the feta we enjoy in Greek cuisine) is THE way to start your meal. The service is very present and even more thoughtful, the latter I learned well on 10/15/22, when I thought I left my wallet at the restaurant. I didn't, as it turned out, and the entire team from management to service was concerned and really helpful. That experience solidified Pera as one of my favorite restaurants in the Five Boroughs. Because it's about the food, and it's about the non-culinary experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and lovely service!

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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 2163 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 79 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

303 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Additional information

  • Cross street

    41st and 42nd

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:45 am–9:30 pm Sat 11:45 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free street parking is available on Madison Avenue and all side streets after 7PM Monday - Saturday and all day on Sunday. Parking garages are available throughout the neighborhood, with the closest ones being on 41st Street between Park and Lexington Avenues and 39th Street between Park and Madison Avenues.

  • Public transit

    The 4, 5, 6, 7 and S Subway Trains stop at 42nd Street. The M1, M2, M3, M4, M42 and M104 buses stop at East 42nd Street and Madison Avenue.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sezai Celikbas

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 878-6301

  • Catering

    Fine gourmet catering and chef-for-hire catering is available to your venue of choice.

  • Private party facilities

    Located in the heart of Midtown, just steps away from Grand Central Terminal, Pera offers an array of on-premise private dining options ranging from formal to casual get togethers and whether it be a corporate event or a celebration with friends and family.

  • Private party contact

    Quiara Colon: (855) 505-1930

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