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About Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

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 loung until 7pm 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.

303 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Our popular Cocktails & Mezes Happy Hour is offered at the bar and lounge (no reservations) until 7pm daily. Large groups (8+ persons) may make arrangements via events@peranyc.com or 212-878-6306.

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 large groups and private events. Please email events@peranyc.com.

Cross Street:
41st and 42nd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 878-6301

Website:
http://www.peranyc.com/

Catering:
Fine gourmet catering and chef-for-hire catering is available to your venue of choice.

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.

Executive Chef:
Sezai Celikbas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Large groups, private dining, special events, catering and delivery services are available.

Please contact us via email to events@peranyc.com, by visiting www.peraeventscatering.com or by calling 212-878-6306.

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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Private Dining

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.

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.0

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88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Tapas (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Healthy (4)
Romantic (4)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I were visiting for NY for the weekend and wanted to go for Mediterranean food one evening. The food was very average at above average prices. I even got very sick after. I would suggest finding another restaurant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

This centrally located restaurant is fantastic for its top quality food, good wine, and terrific service. It offers authentic preparation from multiple Mediterranean cultures!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was decent. Not too loud. Service competent.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Magnificent service and food. Great server from my husbands country of Romania 🇷🇴

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We were the only people in the restaurant. It was depressing. And we felt pressured to leave as the staff was closing up as we still sat there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a great evening here! The Mediterranean sample platter was fabulous my husband and I shared it and then shared an entrée. And it was plenty of food and absolutely delicious! Our server was attentive without being intrusive and very very nice.
And that’s reasonably priced as well. I think you would enjoy it here.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I took one of my kids, who loves to eat, for lunch, having told him that Pera has the best French fries in NYC. He loved it. He particularly liked the lamb sliders appetizer and the fries. The service was lovely. Great choice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Had dinner here after seeing rockettes at radio city. We had a great time. Food was excellent and service was very good. Overall would come back again and enjoyed all.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Everything was pretty excellent
The food was very very good.... but not a perfect 5 star.
I would not hesitate to return and bring family or business
The atmosphere was very nice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Unique and vibrant tastes in some very interesting foods. The meza plate was extraordinary. The chicken shashlik was fabulous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Like the new menu - no more special lunch menu but lots to choose from. Very close quarters so be ready to make friends with your neighbors. I think they added more tables - waiter had to lean over behind us to take the order and it's impossible to get around tables to get to ladies room. I am a very petite lady and don't normally have that issue - literally needed to go back to the kitchen and wait for the servers to get by to get through! If going at lunch be sure to make a reservation.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Don’t do reviews often but Pera deserves one. I walk past this place everyday on way to work, don’t know why I missed it until now.

My wife and I had dinner here tonight. We tried the tasting menu served family style. Included Pera Dip Trio which had hummus, smoked eggplant and spicy pepper muammara which was very tasty. The spicy pepper muammara was our favorite. The bite size Turkish Smoked Lamb Tacos were the best tacos I’ve ever had. Also included was a salad and of course the main entree, a mixed grill with lamb “adana”, baby lamb chop, lamb riblets, chicken and sliced beef, as well as roasted rainbow peppers. All seasoned and cooked perfectly, none dry or overdone. We had to pass on dessert, no room.

From the wine list we chose a Serbian wine, Prokupac, which paired excellently. We had never heard of this wine before; another new discovery!

Nice ambiance, with open grill at far end. Service was very friendly. The restaurant was nearly full when we were there, but we did not feel “packed in.” Very comfortable.

Not inexpensive, but no more so than other restaurants of similar quality in the area. Definitely going on my favorites list.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My first time there. Was looking for a place in that area that offered seafood and a vegan option. Everything was beautifully presented and full of flavor. We got lucky with 1/2 priced wine bottles. I will definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Lunch was delicious and the service was terrific.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

One of my favorite spots in the city, good for any occasion. Food is excellent as is the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The staff was amazing! It was very busy and very loud.... but the food and staff were top notch!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was decent but we had to shout in order to be heard

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Solid consistent good food though a bit overpriced. Appetizers are especially good, some meat entrees are overpriced and mediocre. Noisy during peak hours.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Both the receptionist and the manager were incredibly rude. I will never eat here again.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful restaurant in near Grand Central Station. Food was delicious. Hosts were very accommodating. Wait service was slow, but there were many large parties that night. They have a private room, which I will remember for future business gatherings.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Pera has an amazing happy hour!! Great prices, delicious bite size shareables and a beautiful restaurant. Its also great for a special event because of the low-light ambience and delicious food. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion and especially for someone who is gluten free, vegan or has other food accomodations. 5 stars!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My wife and I had dinner and felt the effects of the sodium overload for days.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The ambiance and service were very good. We were initially seated immediately outside a very noisy room with a large private party. After a frustrating 15 minutes of inability to hear each other, we requested and were promptly moved to a quieter location. The food was average to good, but definitely not special nor commensurate with prices. Not one I would hurry back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We went back just a couple of nights ago. The Brasserie has sentimental value for us, as it was part of our first date; but it never disappoints. This last visit, the staff distinguished itself with great service. They brought my girlfriend, who is an expert cook and gourmet, some gnocchi that were too salty. She cordially pointed out the problem, and our server just as cordially - - and briskly -- whisked the plate away. They replaced the dish, agreed with her analysis, and comped not only the replacement dish but two desserts. Very professionally done, and the result was an unobtrusive and perfectly satisfactory dining experience, on a busy night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

While the food is always good, service can be spotty and the acoustics in the dining room make it next to impossible to hear your dining companions at times.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

This is my third time to the restaurant and it was more disappointing than delightful. The food was excellent but the seating was cramped and the service was just okay. The restaurant also seemed loud. Not sure if it was where we were seated (by front windows) but I've not had this experience in this restaurant before. I won't write this restaurant off completely, but it is not likely to be at the top of my list.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food at Pera is amazing and has never disappointed. The service on a Saturday night was awful, which was not the fault of the two wait staff, of which one was serving as the bartender; but evident of poor management and scheduling. The individual serving has host seemed to act as if he was a manager, but was not assisting the two wait staff during what was there peak dinner time for a Saturday. Normally, I visit Pera during the week with happy hour, but My family was in town to celebrate a birthday and I selected Pera for the food. The waiters were apologetic for the slow service but they were doing the best they could under the circumstances.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I have made a reservation and when we arrived had to wait to get seated. We were then seated right next to the front door practically on top of the guests next to us. The draft by the door was incredibly uncomfortable.

I've been to the restaurant many times and always had an enjoyable meal but this time was sadly disappointed. Kept telling my colleague what a wonderful restaurant and he wasn't impressed with our seating or service.

Food is always on point

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Good food, good ambiance and staff was accommodating to food restrictions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Service and food quality seem to have slipped quite a bit

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Enjoyed the food very much. Recommend this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

If you like lamb this is your restaurant!
Close to GCT if you’re coming to the City by train.
Food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Love this restaurant in the heart of mid-town. Their Mediterranean flavors are so rich and refined. I come here frequently for business lunches, or after work cocktail and apps. The food is always prepared perfectly, whether tapas style apps or a full entre. It's also a favorite as I love lamb - nowhere else has as many ways of preparing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

It is always a great meal and great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Felt rushed st lunch time, too noisy could badly hear the waiter, food outstanding(chicken special and lamb app), sub par service. Will try again sometime... maybe it was just a bad day butprice was off scale for experience

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 10, 2017

YOUR BABAGANOUSH IS SECOND TO NONE, HOWEVER THE HUMMUS BADLY NEEDED MORE WHIPPING, LEMON, & OLIVE OIL....NEEDS TO BE S M O O T H, BUT WAS ROUGH.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Casual, Tapas, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was excellent - cramped seating and noisy for conversation. Staff was pleasant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

AMAZING FOOD. Really fresh, healthy, and delicious.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

It's always a lovely experience dining at Pera!
Food, service and interior are all top notch!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The ambience, personalized service and food here are excellent. All the meats were moist, fresh and full.of flavor. We ordered off the regular menu but they have a price fixed meal, and for their 10th Anniversary all bottles of wine are 1/2 price on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday... Can't beat that! They also have beer on tap and 10 different types of bottled beers including Greek Effes beer. The manager Melissa was very accommodating and our she and our servers and waitress were all very nice. We will definitely be back! Thank you for a great dining experience. Oh, and they also have another location in the village.

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