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Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, New York, NY

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

4.6
4.6
2453 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.

Large group accommodations, private dining, special events, catering and delivery services are available. Please email events@peranyc.com.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (212) 878-6306
  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,453 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

2,453 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered lamb chops but I was told 20mins! after my order that lamb chops were not available, so it took close to 40mins to receive my alternative order. Ambiance is great, and food is delicious, however portions of food is quite small, I left the restaurant hungry spending close to $250 for 3 people. Entree options are quite limited as well.

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  2. DorothyL

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pera’s food and service are excellent. Pricing is relatively modest for quality. Nicely decorated and tables are well spaced. However, it is noisy. I don’t think people are talking loudly and there is no ambient music, but the high ceiling and large room make it cavernous with echos. Very hard to have a conversation across a small table. Gave four stars because of the difficulty hearing my dinner partner. Not sure there is anything they can do about it. Eating outside is an alternative, but not always desirable given weather.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and our appetizer (trio of dips) was delicious. My entree was just ok - salmon was over cooked and a bit fishy tasting. Very disappointing considering the price paid. The other entree was equally unimpressive.

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  4. birthday

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening. Will come back! Thanks for a great experience

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  5. NancyW

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to Pera many times and I am always impressed. We had a quiet table, the food was excellent and we were able to sit for two hours uninterrupted. The service was wonderful.

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  6. MomRuns

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice restaurant very close to Grand Central. Very convenient. Nice ambience. I had the salmon, yummy but the risotto was a little creamy for my taste.

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  7. healthlaw

    New York City

    66 reviews

    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner at Pera. I started with the house’s smoked old fashioned cocktail. Nice. We shared a mixed meze plate (really good, although I didn’t love the eggplant dip). We also would have preferred pita bread to the fried pita chips they served. Then we shared an excellent Adana kabob, with a side of Turkish coleslaw (based on a great recommendation from our excellent waiter that it goes well with the meat, which it absolutely did!!). Everything was very good, and the attentive service could not have been friendlier. We will definitely be back soon.

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  8. StevenG

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very attractive and food was fine. Service very good. But the noise level was uncomfortable.

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  9. musicbeater

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service Ambience was nice Music too loud but when asked it was turned down and happy for all Excellent choice

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  10. Rick

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful meal with appropriately attentive and friendly service from the moment we walked in the door. Their lamb specialty dish is one of the best I have had. Our entire group of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the meal. We’ll be back!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Midtown favorite, consistently delicious food and excellent service. We love Pera!

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  12. Marknfld

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner. The staff and the location were excellent. The food was delicious but bring your appetite as the portions are generous.

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  13. DGEC

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very good. My friend and I shared the fried calamari appetizer and it was a little dry so we asked for some aoli and they brought a little container which was perfect. The steak fritters was also very tasty. Usually I like my meat medium rare but this was more well done - but still tender and juicy and flavorful. The waitstaff was very positive about this dish and we are glad we took his advice. We were not rushed and spent 2.25 hours there. Definitely will be back!

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  14. MATinVT

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a very nice restaurant with great service , high ceilings and fun music playing. We were a party for 8 for brunch. Location to Grand Central perfect for our needs.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding and their menu recommendations were on the mark. The food was fantastic. They have a larger location in SOHO but this was perfect for us!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was fine. Just fine. Nothing stood out as special or would make me want you to go back. Service was very slow in beginning and then picked up but it was all just entirely mediocre.

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  17. SusanS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What I love is the staff year after year continue to provide exceptional customer service. Many of the staff have worked there for years. When I was there yesterday accidentally left a backpack in the restaurant. The staff noticed it and quickly ran out and gave me my backpack. Kudos for going out of the way!!!!!

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  18. BarbaraS

    New York City

    198 reviews

    5.0

    198 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pera is my favorite restaurant near Grand Central and in the city.

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  19. CareyB

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable food, nice brunch offerings, and pleasant service. Pera has become a go to spot for me, as it is so close to Grand Central. A great way to ease myself into a day in the city.

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  20. LizC

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant was very noisy, but the manager was wonderful and moved us to a more out of the way table where we could hear each other. Food was delicious.

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  21. Runner76

    Atlantic City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Pera and my entire team loved it. We were a big group (14) and were seated in an alcove which helped with the volume.

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  22. IwaoF

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience and meal! Continues to be my go to place to bring clients

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve never been to Pera but highly recommend. The food and service was terrific and the restaurant was comfortable and quiet enough for conversation with friends. Thank you! .

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  24. Pmpk213

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Putting aside the noise (they could use some noise dampening tricks), the food was wonderful and the service very attentive. A great choice for midtown.

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  25. DerekB

    Raleigh

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not the greatest. Got my salad and then the dressing 10 mins later. No apology. Asked for another beer and took a long time to get the check. The salad was excellent.

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  26. OliviaM

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I left an important envelope with papers and someone called me to let me know and will hold them in the office till I pick them up. Very kind and efficient. Thank you

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a good spot with authentic turkish and middle eastern food. Place is a bit run down and menu could see an upgrade in its main courses

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  28. LouisP

    New York City

    74 reviews

    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good food and service at this midtown staple.

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  29. ThomasC

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The interior is very stylish and nicely done. Service was very good. My lunch salad with the additional lamb was delicious

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  30. JeffD

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Service was great, food was great, ambience was perfect. Had a group dinner for 10 people and it could not have gone better.

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  31. 4783rdstreet

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food especially the lamb and the 3 mixed dips. Wine was good as was the service.

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  32. PoonamL

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great location. Beautiful restaurant

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  33. SashaE

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent lamb Adana and friendly waitstaff. Unpretentious yet upscale atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a nice dinner out.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It was just kinda okay, not necessarily the best but not a bad option

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  35. GajanH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service. Loved the salmon and chicken entree. The trio dip was good!

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  36. stephaniej

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was wonderful. We ordered the tapas sampler and got to try ALL the apps, then shared a salad and entree. The service was excellent; timely and kind. Definitely a great visit to NYC!

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  37. DebD37

    New York City

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, service excellent...lovely enjoyable evening with friends

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  38. sharonr

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had fried calamari, salad with lemon and steak and fries All were delicious Service was spot on We got there at 5 and it was empty but by the time we left it was very busy We all enjoyed it

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  39. JGreene

    New York City

    59 reviews

    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was lacking and slow. Food was good but not cooked as requested. Will wait to go back. Staff can’t seem to handle lunch crowd.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, service and ambience! 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 takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 878-6301.

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 2453 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

303 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Dining areas

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, 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: (212) 878-6306
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