Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

4.6
1964 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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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

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Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 4:15PM - 6:00PM

What 1964 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JJJJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was absolutely wowed by the food. Although limited menu, it turned out to be perfect.

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vipMELTmethod
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was flavorful, fresh and savory. It’s a nice ambiance. They should change out the banquet seating. It’s ok’d and saggy but everything else was fantastic.

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patnj
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I met up with a friend for lunch outside (still not comfortable with inside dining). Had enjoyed Pera Soho in the past, but not this midtown branch. Service was excellent, prompt and friendly, but we were not hurried when we lingered to chat a little after eating. We shared the walnut dip, which was excellent - but a large helping as an appetizer (we took the rest home). The vegetable timbale was delicious, full of flavour and nutritious. For desert we shared baklava, 3 small sweet and nutty morsels. We each had a glass of Malbec. Most enjoyable - will certainly go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and dining experience!

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vipDrew
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great creative dishes to share!

AM
AnneMarieM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have been going to Pera for years and always enjoyed everything about it. Great ambiance, delicious food, terrific wine etc. Since the pandemic, some changes have been made to the menu and the choices are spectacular! Everything is prepared with excellent ingredients, served beautifully, and tastes superb. Everyone from hostess to the gentleman who took our plates away was polite and respectful. We are already planning when we can go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was perfect, and the service was prompt and quick without being overbearing. Drinks were well made and delicious, and the food was definitely something to write home about. I had three dips spread which was phenomenal and the steak frites for dinner and it was hands down the best steak I’ve ever had in my life. For dessert I had the baklava and thinking of the taste as I write this makes my mouth water. I cannot wait to come here for a meal again! Compliments to the Chef and the staff/management!!

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vipAliceB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Reliable midtown spot with fine drinks, food, atmosphere. Really nice bar as well.

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VTap
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Too much fried food for Mediterranean. And the hummus was rather basic. Mediterranean fries are delish!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a good restaurant, good food and service with a cheap price, will come back again!

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vipArdie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Always amazing

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vipTastydelights99
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s been a long time since I’ve eaten in NYC so this was a treat! Hat’s off to the chef and staff. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I booked a reservation through open table for a birthday dinner with my girlfriend. The host at the door was very nice, especially when I was running a little later. Gave us a choice of seating and was very pleasant. Our waiter was very inflexible with any requests we made . I asked for a substitute for bread with one of my entrees and it was a flat out no. No let me ask and see what I can do. We are ordered multiple entrees for two. Is there a possibly for a half portion since it’s so much food and we don’t want to waste it. Flat out no. Don’t get me wrong, over waiter was attentive and did his job well. It I am spending my money outside of dining establishment i usually frequent, I want to see that as hosts of the restaurant the staff will try to do what they can to accommodate me. I also specified that this was a birthday celebration in my reservation and no regard for it at all. No candle in the cake or any recognition of my girlfriends bday by the staff. The food was absolutely amazing and would love to go back, but I will find waiters that are a little more accommodating to my needs.

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vipBobby
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nothing special, average is good?

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vipaviva1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peru just reopened this week and they have really managed to hit the ground running. Everything from the food to the service was really outstanding. I was impressed and really glad I went there, we sat outside and it was a bit noisy at times but I happen to be a fan of the New York ambiance so it was not an issue. But inside looked very safe and very clean. They are adhering to protocols and have it down pat. I'd recommend Pera to anyone coming to NYC and it's a block from GCT.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Bad service, food wasn’t warm enough.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dishes are delicious and service is really good. It was good visiting this restaurant.

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kwfinn
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Good options for vegetarians in our group, struggled with gluten-free options for my son. Nice outdoor seating situation with heat lights.

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EllenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor space is so inviting and the food is delicious!!

AB
vipAliceB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for outdoor dining during the pandemic in NYC!!

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FhlostonParaidse
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Having a business dinner during pandemic is not easy. The staff at Pera were friendly and accommodative. They made it comfortable. The food was good, solid but nothing particularly memorable.

JP
vipJPar
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The host at the front desk was a bit rude on two separate occasions, but the rest of the staff were very pleasant

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Hill
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Two orders of a dish came without the main ingredient, which had not been delivered that day but the diners weren't told. Only with a complaint was 10% taken off the bill with one free desert. It just wasn't the right way to handle it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good spot for business lunch near Grand Central.

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NYCMom
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall

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vipfoodlover
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roasted eggplant was amazing. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Pera is always great - tasty dishes that transport you to the Mediterranean. Lively friendly service & good prices too. Definitely a good place to visit - works for small & larger groups.

KD
vipKingDaddio
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good seafood and a lively atmosphere. Just a bit pricey for lunch.

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vipHELENS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was very noisy and our table was very crowded next to the kitchen and the food really was not wonderful

JA
JAGJR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The branzini was very salty and the two espresso were not served but paid.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Totally under whelmed. Will not be going back and wasting my money with so many other Mediterranean options near by.

CA
CAPbev
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Overpriced loud and pretentious. The food is certainly not terrible but the service is subpar the prices are absurd for the quality.

IQ
IQBM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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Doughmamma2
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Baqlewa
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipNYCPrep
New York Area
29 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
KatiD
New York Area
6 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 :)

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vipAnnieL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Plain, nothing special.

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

Delicious and great restaurant week option.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Pera Mediterranean Brasserie using the Order Online button. Pera Mediterranean Brasserie also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. 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 1964 OpenTable diners.

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=8575cf1a.

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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