Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Rated a Top 5 Newcomer by Zagat, Midtown 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.

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 events@peranyc.com.
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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
Fri-Sat 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

What 1935 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day dinner. Food was great and our waiter was extremely attentive. Definitely recommend!

B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Nothing major to complain about but the server could have been better. Lacked personality and was inattentive.

NY
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

KD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even the most basic of foods on Pera’s menu are seasoned to perfection. Not a bad dish on the page :)

AL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Plain, nothing special.

Y
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious and great restaurant week option.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

JA
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

LM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Mediocre food, not worth the price. Especially disappointed in the calamari. It was dive bar quality.

PM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was excellent. Would definitely dine there again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and nice atmosphere

PL
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Mediterranean food and professional service.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall, the dining experience was excellent.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything from service to food was great. A little on the noisy side, but definitely not enough to prevent me from going there again.

R
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always solid food and great business lunch. This is always in my rotation for lunch meetings!

S
New York Area
207 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

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.

KD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food made affordable during restaurant week.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Half price wine by the bottle was a great deal!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Turkish Restaurant. Gorgeous lamb and outstanding service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great overall, but the couple next to us were so close that their conversation was occasionally distracting/annoying.

NW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

EV
New York Area
311 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice, if pricey, lunch menu. The lamb burger was tasty, and the fries that came with it were delicious. Service was very attentive.

MS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Pera!

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SH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was good; the service not so much. won't rush back.

AR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve

LS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service in a relaxed atmosphere compared to the usual Lunch and Dinner crowd

J
Munich
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening. Friendly service, great food and atmosphere. Highly recommended

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience3

Engagement

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NY
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

A
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

tasty food, well-served. we ate Branzino wrapped in grape leaves, which was quite good.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Over all nice experience, there was open kitchen smoke smell that was bothering but otherwise it was fine.

AU
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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.

G
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

D
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a great lunch. Good service and good food.

TB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'll be back with more guests! Truly a great all-around experience!

s
Montreal
22 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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