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.View Private Dining Details
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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM
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.
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!
Good food, good service but noise level interfered with dinner experience.
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.
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.
good food and good for groups - many big tables - love the sampler on the appetizer list - mom approved and kid approved
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.
Food is fresh and delicious. Service is quick and responsive. Excellent GCT area option!
It's always a great experience
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.
Great food. Menu choices for restaurant week was excellent. Service and ambiance was wonderful. I will definitely go again.
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.
It is good experience for food and the service
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.
Lunch was great! The server was a bit slow to bring the check, given it was a weekday lunch. Great vegetarian options.
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!
Restaurant week. Food was okay. Nothing amazing.
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?
Chicken was over cooked.
Delicious! And wine bottles were half off!
A very solid Med restaurant with a good wine list.
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.
This centrally located restaurant is fantastic for its top quality food, good wine, and terrific service. It offers authentic preparation from multiple Mediterranean cultures!
Food was decent. Not too loud. Service competent.
Magnificent service and food. Great server from my husbands country of Romania 🇷🇴
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Unique and vibrant tastes in some very interesting foods. The meza plate was extraordinary. The chicken shashlik was fabulous.
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.
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.
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.
Lunch was delicious and the service was terrific.
One of my favorite spots in the city, good for any occasion. Food is excellent as is the service.
The staff was amazing! It was very busy and very loud.... but the food and staff were top notch!
Food was decent but we had to shout in order to be heard
Solid consistent good food though a bit overpriced. Appetizers are especially good, some meat entrees are overpriced and mediocre. Noisy during peak hours.