Pera Mediterranean Brasserie
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.
Our popular Cocktails & Mezes Happy Hour is offered at the bar and lounge (no reservations) until 7:00pm daily.
Check out Wine Down Weekends at Pera, featuring all bottles of wine at 1/2 price (Fri, Sat and Sun dinner) and our $34 Sunday Supper Menu (served in addition to a la carte menu).
Saturday and Sunday Lunch/Brunch available for private events. Groups accommodations, private dining, special events, catering and delivery services are available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Wine Down Weekends
All bottles of wine at 1/2 price on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Sunday evenings also offer $38 3-course Sunday Supper menu (in addition to our regular menus).
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: June 28, 2019
Ends: June 29, 2118
Availability: Sun 5:00PM-9:00PM
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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Fri 1:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Very nice, upscale Turkish restaurant. Table for 7 was very comfortable, semiprivate. Dishes excellent, appetizers could have been a bit more generous especially the Mediterranean salad. Entrees were excellent. Server was capable and efficient but rather businesslike, could have been friendlier and made us feel more welcome. Good place for special occasions.
Went for Valentine’s Day dinner. Food was great and our waiter was extremely attentive. Definitely recommend!
Nice enough spot and great service, but the food was not on par with the prices at all. I’m
Mediterranean and this was average. Not a bad experience but not worth the expense.
Great food and ambiance. Nothing major to complain about but the server could have been better. Lacked personality and was inattentive.
Food and service is always good and consistent. The 2-seater tables on the side are just a little too close together so its difficult to get in and out from sitting at the table if against the wall
Even the most basic of foods on Pera’s menu are seasoned to perfection. Not a bad dish on the page :)
Plain, nothing special.
Delicious and great restaurant week option.
Great food, great service!
Good service, good food, pretty restaurant. Reasonably priced. Good location one minute walk from Grand Central. A good choice for a pre show meal with friends.
Allow one hour from arrival to leaving. This is not fast food.
Mediocre food, not worth the price. Especially disappointed in the calamari. It was dive bar quality.
Food and service was excellent. Would definitely dine there again.
great food and nice atmosphere
Very good Mediterranean food and professional service.
Overall, the dining experience was excellent.
Everything from service to food was great. A little on the noisy side, but definitely not enough to prevent me from going there again.
Always solid food and great business lunch. This is always in my rotation for lunch meetings!
Looks are ordinary, we went for a meal that turned out to be a Restaurant Week lunch. Calamari starter was terrific. Bread and oil quite fine. My lamb burger, ordered medium rare turned out to be very rare. Meat was mushy. Fries were sensational. All portions were generous. My party was very satisfied with the food. A glass of Assyrtiko was delicious and reasonably priced. We will return.
Excellent food made affordable during restaurant week.
Half price wine by the bottle was a great deal!
Excellent Turkish Restaurant. Gorgeous lamb and outstanding service.
Great overall, but the couple next to us were so close that their conversation was occasionally distracting/annoying.
I would recommend it to anyone who is paying for it on an expense account. It was very expensive. $17 for a glass of white wine. Dessert was very pricy. I requested a quiet corner and luckily got a quiet table. Service is very good. With tip, lunch for three was $240.
A nice, if pricey, lunch menu. The lamb burger was tasty, and the fries that came with it were delicious. Service was very attentive.
The food was good; the service not so much. won't rush back.
We came here for lunch, but weren’t very impressed. The burger was alright and so were the gnocchi and salmon, but given the reviews and rep of the restaurant, we were expecting much more. It was very difficult to get the waiters’ attention, and the food took quite a while to come out. Service was very polite, but may have been understaffed or perhaps we just stepped in at a bad time.
The food , ambience etc was excellent .
However, we had a less than appropriate experience upon entering the restaurant
We had a reservation, obviously . When we approached the hostess we asked for a table on the perimeter of the restaurant, which by the way was empty.The hostess was sullen and unfriendly .
She said that they are reserved ahead of time for people with reservations . I pointed out that we were among those who did reserve a table . She said the manger assigns tables . We said bring him up front so we can speak directly with him
She called him and were given the table we requested ...with a huge attitude from her As an aside , she also wore torn jeans ...fine for a evening out , not when you are essentially the face of a restaurant trying to build up its’ clientele
There is an old saying ...” a fish stinks from the head !”
The manager should read this, and quickly correct this problem
New Year’s Eve
Great service in a relaxed atmosphere compared to the usual Lunch and Dinner crowd
Perfect evening. Friendly service, great food and atmosphere. Highly recommended
We haven't been back to Pera in several years but are very glad we made the choice to return. While Pera must be very lively during the work week, it was much quieter--so we could have a conversation amongst the four of us--on a December Saturday night. The food was as good as I remember it--better, in fact!--and the half-price wine weekend special was a great plus.
tasty food, well-served. we ate Branzino wrapped in grape leaves, which was quite good.
Over all nice experience, there was open kitchen smoke smell that was bothering but otherwise it was fine.
Pera was not its usual self. The service was just so so and their special lamb adana was dry and when my dining companion asked for some kind of sauce to moisten it up, the waitress suggested a yogurt sauce and had the nerve to charge is for it. Lamb burger was delicious.
I have eaten here many times. Tonight I found the service poor and food very mediocre. My chicken was rubbery and disappointing. The restaurant is extremely loud and hard to have a conversation. I am not anxious to return.
We had a great lunch. Good service and good food.
I'll be back with more guests! Truly a great all-around experience!
Excellent food and drinks Service was good A little glitch with the server using a credit card machine I would definitely recommend the restaurant
Noise level a little high