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Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

4.5
1609 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
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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 8pm 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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
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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 8pm 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.
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Phone number
(212) 878-6301
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Sezai Celikbas
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Catering
Fine gourmet catering and chef-for-hire catering is available to your venue of choice.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
41st and 42nd
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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.
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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.
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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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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

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for a Mother's Day Jazz Brunch featuring Chef's special menu $29 per person. Optional upgrade to unlimited cocktails $16 per person additional. We look forward to seeing you 11am - 4pm on Sunday May 13th, 2018.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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What 1609 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent Mediterranean food. Beer/wine only but 1/2 priced bottles of wine (at least on Sunday nights)

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We really Pera! From the great appetizers to the salad and then the delicious baby lamb chops! We will definitely be back:)

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

This is my go-to lunch spot in my work neighborhood. Although it's always very busy, the service is always attentive and the food always impresses my dining companions. I've never been disappointed yet! I just wish the acoustics were better as it is hard to have a conversation at lunch.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The food was delicious. The staff was attentive and cheerful. The noise level was too loud, difficult to converse.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I entered Pera through the dark, opaque doors hoping I chose the right door (there are two sets and with them being opaque I couldn’t tell if I was in the right place and if, in fact, the place was open.) Once inside the host was welcoming and friendly and I sat immediately. Waiting on a friend, I was offered a drink quickly but declined. The waiter was friendly, and my friend and I never felt rushed; we took full advantage (lol!) as we haven’t seen each other in years. I chose a wine from their varied list (Greek! Italian! Spanish! South American! Your choice!) but they didn’t have the one from France I had selected. Went with a Pinot from willamette valley which was good. It took far too long for the wine to arrive (a pet peeve of mine; get the wine flowing, people!). I had a delish salad with shrimp (lots of nice salad options) and my friend had the bronzino. Had a side of spinach was really flavorful. We didn’t have dessert. We sat and lingered and no one rushed us out. Really a lovely dining experience, albeit a bit snug as we were at a two top and the two next to us was very close. Would go back. Seemed like there was a lively bar scene earlier on, but the place was quiet by the time we left (1030pm). Seems it’s a nice option for drinks straight from work, as it’s midtown and close to grand central.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was flavorful, creative and fresh. Service was odd: at both our table and the next one main courses came out while appetizers were still only half eaten -- and no, we are not slow eaters. I might be wooed, cajoled, bribed into understanding that if the restaurant was packed and waiters eager to turn tables (still: ugh), but the place was 2/3 empty. This, and the partial clearing of plates while some guests are still eating, leaving them uncomfortable, seem to have become ubiquitous. Come on management, proper training please!!

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We were among the last diners at 8:30 on a Monday evening. Restaurant was quiet but we felt comfortable and welcomed. Service was very good. Food was good but not outstanding. Best dish was the Duo of lamb and beef - very good indeed.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The service was definitely lacking

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious and relaxed lunch. The service was nice, efficient and not annoying.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The staff were great from greeting our group, seating, and service. Would highly recommend for their great service and professionalism during a business lunch. They were quick and were able to accommodate to our 1hr schedule.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Excellent service and food. The stuffed grape leaves and the warm hummus as well as the bread are extraordinarily good. The lamb is always excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great place

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent foot, especially for vegetarians
the only flaw (big one) was that they had only ONE waiter for the whole restaurant; kind of bizarre, the manager told us that this was normal for them on saturday
this meant that poor Raoul (our waiter) was running table to table! felt bad for the guy!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Good food, good service but noise level interfered with dinner experience.

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

This was my second time at Pera, and I was a bit underwhelmed. I felt that the food was priced quite high for the quantity served. My daughter's fish casserole was tiny and served at a ridiculously hot temperature. Baklava was perfect - not too sweet. The service was adequate and our server was polite, but I did have to ask for him a couple of times. Its big plus is its convenience to Grand Central Station.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The food was creative and delicious.
The restaurant is beautiful and comfortable, maybe a bit too quiet.
The wait staff was professional, attentive and friendly.
I will definitely go back and highly recommend to other friends as the location is also super convenient.
A gem!!!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

good food and good for groups - many big tables - love the sampler on the appetizer list - mom approved and kid approved

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great and the price was very good. Wine pairings for Vday were $25. The service was outstanding. Its a nice place for special occasions. I also enjoy the live jazz band. I would recommend it to anyone.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food is fresh and delicious. Service is quick and responsive. Excellent GCT area option!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

It's always a great experience

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2018

We were greeted by a very pleasant server however, when making a reservation which was for a Sunday the restaurant states on their website that there is a “Sunday Supper” offered at $34. When we arrived I inquired and told that there was only the NYC restaurant week menu for $42. Same type of menu for $34 but you pay more during restaurant week. How does this make any sense?
The food was nothing special, not planning on returning anytime soon if ever.
Luckily, the service saved the overall experience.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food. Menu choices for restaurant week was excellent. Service and ambiance was wonderful. I will definitely go again.

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Service was excellent; staff were friendly and attentive. Unfortunately, the food was only mediocre. Not bad, just nothing outstanding or inspiring. Still, the ambience was warm, inviting and upscale, so I would recommend to anyone who's interested in a "scene," rather than a notable culinary experience.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

It is good experience for food and the service

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3.0Dined on January 31, 2018

The mezze trio and the side of artichokes with garlic were very flavorful but the gnocchi was absolutely bland and in fact tasted weird with the addition of raisins.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Lunch was great! The server was a bit slow to bring the check, given it was a weekday lunch. Great vegetarian options.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Superb dining experience! The food was incredible, I had the mixed grill, which was perfect, and we all started with the chef's mezze plate , a superb collection of Mediterranean appetizers. Service was fantastic, we were constantly attended to. Dessert was even better, and between the decor, the ambiance, the crowd and the food, can't beat Pera for a super start or finish to your evening out in NYC!

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Restaurant week. Food was okay. Nothing amazing.

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4.0Dined on January 24, 2018

The food as usual was very good. A bit disappointed in the service. It took a very long time to be served the entrée after the appetizers were served. Perhaps due to restaurant week?

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Chicken was over cooked.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious! And wine bottles were half off!

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

A very solid Med restaurant with a good wine list.

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1.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was decent. Not too loud. Service competent.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on January 6, 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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5.0Dined on December 29, 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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