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Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, New York, NY

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

4.4
4.4
2075 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 69 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–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 2,075 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. S

    Suzieq

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at Pera was very friendly and aimed to please. This is our go to restaurant around Grand Central Station. Interesting food with a Mediterranean flavor.
  2. TM

    TiMG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Had a good experience
  3. HD

    HeidiD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    elegant restaurant with fresh delicious food
  4. j

    jms18

    New York Area

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place found it by accident. Excellent food
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was tasty and good. Would love to come back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Para is always a good spot, the chips and hummus dip is a definite winner! The service was a little slow this time, not sure if that was indicative of it just being lunch and maybe busier than they anticipated? It was also super loud, so much so that my guest said he hd to shout. That said, food is excellent
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The sidewalk tables are super cute, inside is very nice too. The service was good. But the food lacked flavor. The Gnocchi did not have any taste at all. We all agreed it was quite bland.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good !!
  9. b

    beng

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    The food fair. Very noisy poor service. Try to seat outside.
  10. D

    Deba

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It started when they wouldn’t let us sit outside even though no one was there. When we left 1 1/2 hours later, at least half the tables were still empty. Service was slow. Had to ask the host to find a waiter so we could order, even though the restaurant was almost empty. I asked for my salmon to be cooked rare and it was well done. Not a very interesting taste either. My husbands meal was good as was our appetizer.
  11. V

    Vickie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Busy midtown restaurant close to Grand Central. The food was excellent and the servers were friendly but overwhelmed/overworked with the lunch-time crowd. I would recommend going for a late lunch to avoid the rush.
  12. D

    Delicious

    New York Area

    205 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    205 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A delicious meal on a beautiful outdoor evening who could ask for more. we had a wonderful server as always. The food never disappoints us and the reisling was a great pairing with our food.
  13. l

    lovetoeat

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent waitress
  14. S

    Sandra

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    All was good. Great ambience and can actually have a conversation and hear everyone. Despite being not too busy, service to order was a little slow.
  15. M

    Murph

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great as was the food. Looking forward to dining here again on our next trip to NY
  16. VP

    VirenP

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had alarge group of 9. Were glad we found this place on a busy weekend. Lamb chops special was delicious.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good was good but the atmosphere was lacking especially for a Saturday evening. Everything was just okay. Nothing more, nothing less. Felt a bit like I’d done something wrong but using Apple Pay. Not really sure why
  18. AA

    AANY

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were there for drinks and appetizers. Everything was great!
  19. RG

    RuthG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The experience was very nice and i would definitely return with guests.
  20. v

    vraf

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    chair at table broken - had to ask 3 people before I was given a new one
  21. p

    patg

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Everything we ordered was very nice Except the octopus, which was very tough. I should have sent it back. Don't put things on the menu if you can't cook them properly.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious. However, we didn’t get it for a full hour after getting there. Server was clearly extremely busy with the number of tables she had to serve, but she did her best.
  23. A

    Annie

    New England

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The absolute WORST service I have had in NYC - Sat @ table for 40 minutes not attended to, no water, no waiter (@ 5PM when not crowded.) Finally got waiter who forgot 1/2 the food and came to our table once during the time. Busboys cleared our table and the waitress never came to give check - 45 min later I went to front desk to ask for it and report the TERRIBLE SERVICE - said he could do nothing but give a round of free drinks, could not comp any of our dinner/drinks. What???? Would not advise going.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent, especially the house speciality lamb!
  25. C

    Crash0605

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pera is perennially very good mediterranean food in a warm and comfortable setting. The selection, freshness and seasoned taste of everything is great. Recommend the Chef's selection mezze platter for appetizer. The entree selecion between specials and menu items are all very tasty.
  26. NY

    NYCGUYLES

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect work lunch elevated spot. Staff super friendly and the food was fresh and very well prepared.
  27. R

    Rose

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Pear never disappoints. The food is consistently delicious.
  28. AB

    AliceB

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Neighborhood favorite. We often dine here or have cocktails and appetizers at the bar. So happy to be nearby.
  29. EA

    EASY

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of seven women ate here for the first time. The food was delicious and our waitress was wonderful! We will definitely be back the next time we visit the city!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as always. Full of flavor.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Very very noisy and wait staff had a lot of problems following instructions
  32. SM

    SuzM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We went fairly early, around 6pm and it was VERY loud. Food was very good, service was very good for the most part but had to flag down our waiter after waiting 30 mins for dessert. When we got the bill there were two extra entrees on the bill, somehow the entrees for the table next to us got put on our bill. Good thing we were paying attention!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Buena comida, ambiente agradable!
  34. VL

    VivianL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pleasant ambiance. Soft background music- I hate when its loud and intrusive. Very nice service. Food was good. typically for Manhattan, not too generous on portions but okay.
  35. MC

    MaryannC

    New England

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this restaurant but will definitely return. Loved the food.
  36. B

    Baker85

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. We went for a team dinner and the restaurant was able to accommodate us early which was great. Our waitress was excellent!!very attentive, fast service for both food and beverages.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Too loud, food was just ok for the price. Octopus was like rubber
  38. A

    Andy

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Celebratory dinner was a great hit due to the lively atmosphere. While the handoff from the initial server to the ultimate server was a bit clumsy, our server provided excellent food recommendations, did not rush us and provided a prompt bill upon request. The food was delicious and we each had something different and shared some bites.
  39. DF

    DavidF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Hummus was plentiful but not very exciting. Calamari appetizer was more interesting. Gnocchi was tasty and creative.
  40. SI

    SelcukI

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Basically a mediocre place. Too loud and dark. Food is neither here nor there. But my company was great so I didn’t care too much.

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 4.4 stars by 2075 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 69 times today
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–Sat 12:00 pm–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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