Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

4.3
2038 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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  • Restaurant Week Winter 2022 is Here !!!

    $39.00 per person

    Jan 19 - Feb 13, 2022

    Join us for multi-course dinner, lunch or Saturday brunch, featuring some of our most popular dishes and guest favorites. $39 per person before tax & gratuity. Menu details can be viewed at peranyc.com/nyc-rest-week-2022. Wine-pairing and Wine Bottle specials also offered, please refer to the menus.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2038 people are saying
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Sam330
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for restaurant week and this was a great meal! The service was outstanding and the food tastes great. Not only did we order from the RW menu but also from their regular menu. I would definitely recommend trying this place out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great. We did the restaurant week menu and paired with a bottle of red wine. The gnocchi w/ pesto was amazing. Desserts were also really good.

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ArialysB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, the service, the food was great. I will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great and the food was delicious!

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vipkellynyc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very pleasant and accommodating. The food was great and we had wine paring. My friend was 40 minutes late and the waiter was very patient.
RECOMMENDED!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here
Food was outstanding

Recommended

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Auntchovy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing as they accommodated our every wish including our Covid conscience desires. Thanks for the fabulous food and service and making us feel at home!

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vipLiaK
Seattle
92 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything we tried was delicious, though more like fusion than specifically authentic to one region.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buen servicio, comids deliciosa, buen precio y buena situación. Nos gustó mucho!

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KathrynT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Classy, quiet option near Bryant Park and Grand Central. Wonderful food and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

New Year’s Eve

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience on New Year Eve! Amazing service and staff!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We spent the new year eve at Pera’s.
The fixed cost menu was communicated at the time of booking.
Our dinner is scheduled for 8:30 pm.
In the middle of the dinner the manager informed us that the meat that was on the menu was out.
So another type of meat was offered to us as a substitute.
Reluctantly we accepted (what could we have done?).
Once it was time for the dessert, instead of the cheesecake I had ordered, I was offered another type of dessert (this time without even asking me) as the cheesecake was also finished.
I think this lack of professionalism is unacceptable in a place where a dinner for two cost around $ 400.

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SusanC
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Probably very nice other than New Year. Wasn't aware of the $125 per person set menu. Wine also very overpriced. Food was very rich, nice and unusual flavours, but by 8pm they had ran out of their set dishes.

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JamieAB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for lunch. Great service - attentive but never rushed. Terrific food - creative but not fussy. A little pricey for a regular workaday lunch, but everyone needs to make a living!

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Helen
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seated us outside under the ‘tent’ with heat lamps. Delicious food and friendly service. Recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service, good value

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NashwaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection! The food the ambiance and service was top notch! Will absolutely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very upscale restaurant for a very poor elaborated menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service was excellent, I would go again and highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Service was slow but ambience and food was great.

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MonicaP
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visiting NYC and found this place with a last minute reservation on Open Table. We sat outside, which was under a tent with heaters. The food met our expectations. We especially enjoyed the Mediterranean fries.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good meal, sampler appetizer was good and salmon entree. Good drinks as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb! The service was incredibly high quality as well. I ended up getting two desserts after all was said and done because the first one was so good. Everything I had was divine and I will definitely visit again whenever I am in town!

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AngelaU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to this restaurant many times and the food is always outstanding! The service was absolutely wonderful- the place was super busy and when I told the Maître d he personally came to our table to take our order and then gave us a glass of Prosecco for waiting! Pleasure/business/special occasion-it will not disappoint!!

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vipDfromDelaware
Philadelphia
300 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon and the octopus were fabulous as was the scallop appetizer

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vipFrances
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Given the pandemic, the experience was alright. A waiter spilled and broke a glass of water at my feet but handled the accident professionally. The salmon dish was tasty but tiny for a main dish, more like an appetizer portion. I may give the place another try but not any time soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The welcome and escort to seating was a bit cold, hostess was probably annoyed that I changed the reservation a few times but two people in my party was exposed to COVID-19. Everything else was really good the waitress was very attentive and helpful, food was great. We enjoyed the overall experience and would probably be back.

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vipfitfreddie
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I want to start by saying that the food and service were excellent and I would definitely go back. The downside was that they did not check our Covid vaccination cards and that happened to be on a day that I learned that 6 people I know who were all fully vaccinated caught the new Covid Variant from a Holiday party last week.
The restaurant tables were what I would call normally set up with no distance between the next table. I could touch the shoulder of the person at the next table w/o much of a lean- not 6 ft apart.
Hope this was helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went early evening for a pre-show dinner. Service was prompt and attentive. The dip trio appetizer was delicious, as were the stuffed grape leaves. Timbale was excellent and beautifully presented. The gnocchi was a bit dense and would have benefited from some ground pine nuts or toasted walnut, and about 30 seconds less time on the stove. Dessert was superb: the brûléed rice pudding is worth every calorie. None of the three ports were available, nor were several scotches on the menu, and the wine list is thin, but the craft cocktails were amazing.

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jeffrobin63
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

An attractive dining room with open kitchen to see all the action. Excellent wine selection. Terrific menu with delicious options and dinner specials. The Pera trio is a wonderfully delicious appetizer to share. The Baklava dessert was a great ending to an excellent meal. The service was a disappointment tonight. Inattentive for long periods. When the food came out it came fast...we bearly made a dent in appetizers before main course was in front of us. Water glasses went unfilled after first pour. Quick to clear dishes, even though my guest was not finished eating. I enjoyed it inspite of service trying to kill my evening.

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vipGeeR
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Calm environment and comfortable. We were early before theater, and service was spotty, alternating between attentive and absent. No recitation of specials. White wine was warm, but promptly replaced. Hummus and house makes chips were great. Chicken shashlik was tasty. Seafood cake was a bit fishy tasting - not the fishy you’d expect. All on all fine.

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MeeraM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice ambience. very good service. decent food with menu catering to both veg and meat options. we all enjoyed our time spent at Pera Medi . Thankyou .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic. A great experience and a restaurant my husband and I will return to. I would highly recommend them.

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SSideFoodie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a large business dinner here and had an extra guest join last minute. They reworked the table arrangement for us and were super accommodating. Service was excellent.

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vipsven
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food and good service. A little loud near reception but was holidays.

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vipcityeats
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Had a group dinner. Way too loud for a group get together. Can only hear the person directly next to you. Food was good. Service mediocre at best.

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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 4.3 stars by 2038 OpenTable diners.

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.

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