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Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, New York, NY

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

4.4
4.4
2061 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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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 2,061 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. p

    patg

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

  3. A

    Annie

    New England

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was excellent, especially the house speciality lamb!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. R

    Rose

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Pear never disappoints. The food is consistently delicious.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4

    Buena comida, ambiente agradable!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. A

    Andy

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    The lamb was fabulous. The fish cake seemed overly bready. Had the dips appetizer - great presentation but not special. Had a Smokey old fashioned - great presentation and weak drink. Got there at 6 pm - glad to leave at 7:40 - by than very loud. Great location. Glad I went - not likely to return.

  22. BB

    BonniB

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food was wonderfully prepared. We started with the appetizer trio which was a great choice. My husband had one of the specials, lamb chops, which he said were excellent. I had the seafood cake with beets which was terrific. The only comment which I might offer is that in this particular evening the restaurant may have been short a server which made our table service a bit uneven. The young lady serving from the bar also had to provide much of our service. She did the best she could under the circumstances and managed to stay poised.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Food was very bland.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Service not great - very slow . Lost our waitress mid serving our drinks and had to ask someone to find her. Drinks service very slow. Food very average.

  25. KB

    KatieB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    thought the days of seating a group of women at the worst table was a thing of the past. We were right o/s your private room and in the path of the restrooms. Noise level from the party made it difficult to have a conversation. our server had way too many tables to keep track of.

  26. JL

    JeffL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    The portion sizes were a joke. My salmon was 3 ozs. at best and was charged $29 for it. Friends portions were rediculously small too. In addition, the salmon skin was soft, not crispy at all.

  27. D

    Dinosss

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The food was fine. Some dishes were great others so & so. Extremely loud. Waiter friendly.

  28. N

    Nikis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice place, nice food. I would love to come back. See you soon!

  29. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Wait staff unmasked. Didn't feel safe. Food was mediocre.

  30. s

    susans

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my go to restaurant always great service and good food.

  31. MN

    MarionN

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Sampler Plate was a perfect item to share when we weren’t super hungry-delicious!

  32. n

    nicolec

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was my birthday and our server, Maria made it extra special and fun. She was funny and quick to share stories to make us laugh and relax. We ended up staying for 3 hours, which was perfect since the group of us hadn’t seen each other in ages and took the opportunity to relax and catch up. My friends commiserated with Maria and she brought out our desserts, one with a huge sparkler 🎇 in it! They were patient and accommodating with our requests for vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options. A night to remember and somewhere I would definitely go back to! Thank you, Pera!

  33. RH

    RachelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Enjoyed an amazing happy hour at the bar before heading to the dining room for dinner. The food and drinks are wonderful. Had the grilled artichoke appetizer then salads with the most wonderful seared salmon! A very delicious, healthy meal! Only issue was service as they seemed to be extremely short staffed our server was amazing but was covering too many tables for one person. Will definitely be back.

  34. GB

    GregoryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific service, food was very good and convenient to Grand Central Station.

  35. RB

    RichardB

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Authentic Middle Eastern food with great taste. The dips are fantastic: the muhammara is a must. Also interesting cocktails with local touch.

  36. M

    Marianne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We got their very early -5:00. At that time the restaurant is quiet -- nice for a quiet dinner and/or date. We left around 7:30 and it was packed and lively. A little noisy but nothing to overshadow the excellent service and food.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious

  38. a

    anny

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and drink. The smoky old fashion was amazing.

  39. DB

    DeannaB

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, great people. Great for personal and business dinners.

  40. j

    js12

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3

    Delicious food but took over an hour to arrive. Didn’t seem like they were properly staffed for the lunch rush

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 2061 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 42 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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