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).

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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
Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Branzino is great!

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent . We will definitely go again as soon as possible

M
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this Mediterranean restaurant on Madison and 41st.

I meet friends for dinner in Manhattan every other month or so and we try to stay within walking distance of Grand Central because we can all get home from there.

We went with the chef’s tasting menu. $58 per person. A LOT of food. Starting with homemade bread and pita chips, incredible warm hummus, eggplant dip, salads, delectable mini lamb tacos. And those are just the appetizers! The eggplant was particularly delicious and creamy. Thinking about it this morning, I wish I’d ordered a container to bring home for my family.

We barely made a dent in the platter of meats they brought for the main course: lamb, beef, chicken. Took a lot home. That was accompanied by tricolor roasted peppers, red onions and tomato salad. Dessert was a small (thank goodness!) piece of pistachio baklava.

The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. It was a nice quiet place, where we were able to easily converse for over 3 hours.

Noticed they also have a great happy hour special from 4 to 7. A drink or glass of wine in the lounge area, along with 2 mezze (small plates) for $18!

Will definitely return. It’s close enough to Broadway theaters to walk in nice weather.

B
New England
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We have gone here several times over the years. Food is always very good. This last time, the service was impersonal and rushed. I mean, really rushed. We were in and out of there in an hour after spending about $180 including the tip. I think they are used to dealing with theater goers. Anyway, it used to feel like a special occasion when we went there but this time it felt not so great. I don’t think we’ll be back any time soon- there are just too many alternatives at that price point.

RT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance and food. Maybe slightly overpriced...

N
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a nice place with delicious food and for us it was ideal for celebrating our daughter's birthday--we took the train to Grand Central and walked a few blocks and she met us after work from a few blocks away. She is a vegetarian so there were lots of good choices and we tapped the waiter on the shoulder when she was in the bathroom and needing no further information they showed up with a cake, ice cream and a candle! PS it was very crowded and the noise level was somewhat high but I have been there when it is not.

NE
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I had a very enjoyable dinner at Pera. We each had a glass of wine. We then split a salad and an entree (Branzino wrapped in grape leaves). We also shared a delicious Turkish dessert. My friend had coffee; there was plenty of it so I had some, too. By splitting dishes we both were happily full but not stuffed, and were able to get out of there for no more than $70 each, including a decent tip. The staff was very amenable. The only disappointment was the coffee, which isn't quite up to the standard of the rest of the menu. That said, I would definitely go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Not great tasting food

e
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered all small plates for the diversity. Delicious hot foods, lovely cold; great way to sample everything and find something for everyone.

GC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been disappointed; the wait staff is excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Seriously tasty.

S
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Perfectly fine but nothing special and rather pricey for what it is .

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came out to celebrate a friend’s birthday and everything was nothing short of amazing. I will say that I was expecting more “flavor.” The food was not bland by any means but some dishes that were labeled spicy weren’t and the suggested wine pairings didn’t really enhance the meal much. Will that stop me from enjoying this place again? NOPE. Totally wanna go back and sample the other menu options.

AN
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, but very noisy (although restaurant was only half-full).

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun. And good food. Our server took great care of us!

O
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice place. Food was very good. Very noisy. I also felt slightly rushed.

RT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Week menu was a perfect choice and great value. Thank you

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was awful and Waited over one hour for food

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Background noise was just about right. Some of the dishes were excellent.

J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very fresh and we enjoyed the 3 dips as well as the seafood salad. Tables are a little close together but overall a good experience. I would definitely go back.

s
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitstaff

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant week specials. Exceptional food and service.

CR
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Pera Mediterranean Brasserie has been our favorite restaurant for some time and we have always enjoyed dining there with family and friends. On August 3rd, we made a reservation (#2110039442) for a party of six to dine at 8:45 pm. We received a telephone call from Pera's Host/Manager (Stephane) at 8:45 p.m. at which time we confirmed that we were just arriving at Pera's front door. It was 8:47 p.m. when we entered the restaurant, The Manager became so irate when we walked in that he told us that it was because of us that he had to maintain his kitchen opened and keep the staff on (as it had been slow all night). He asked us from the front desk to hurry up and order because he wanted to close the restaurant early. We have never felt so offended, humiliated and mistreated! We chose to remain and have our meal and not let him have his way. While the meal was excellent as usual and the waitress pleasant, we will never forget the harsh treatment received by Pera's Manager.
Christel

HS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and location. I took one star off of the overall rating on account that the men's room was flooded when I attempted to use it at the end of the dinner. There was about 1/2 an inch of smelly water on the entire floor!

VA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food and atmosphere are excellent. Service.... had to ask for wine menu. Come on!

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Granted it was restaurant week lunch, however the food was not very good. I ordered ham croquettes which were dried out and salmon (which I requested medium rare) was also over cooked, dry and flavorless.
My colleagues and I have been wanting to try out Pera for over a year now and it was sadly a disappointment.

B
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My companion and I had lunch during NYC Restaurant week and enjoyed it very much. The proximity to Grand Central and the Chrysler Building, where I work, made it an ideal venue at which to meet. The food was excellent and we didn't feel that the restaurant skimped on our dishes, as one so often does with Restaurant Week specials. The dinner menu looks outstanding, if quite pricey, and I look forward to dining at Pera again on some special occasion. Totally worth it.

WO
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid place to eat. Great service we did share plates so had a taste of everything. It was all good.

TK
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Grape leaf and hanger steak could not finish the plate. Fish had no flavor and hanger steak was poor quality.

OG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here to catch up with a friend. The food and the drinks are amazing! I had the PERA’S SIGNATURE FRESH LAMB “ADANA,” and my friend had the CHICKEN BROCHETTE. Both are full of flavor and taste! The drinks are great. The services is on point. Our server, Rahul, is very nice and attentive. We enjoyed our nightly dinner here. Definitely recommend to come here during Restaurant Week.

p
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends for restaurant week and they did not skimp on portions -amazing food and lot's of it. The wine pairings were very good, also. Excellent experience!

C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

food is always very good, each dip is better than the next
the grilled octopus is excellent. friendly staff

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent watermelon and feta salad with a shrimp. Perfect for a hot summer day.

K
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and I loved our meal

LA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience at Pera Thursday evening. Our waiter was outstanding, professional, friendly and made our evening most enjoyable. The food was delicious and appetizing. We will definitely return to Pera.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here for a weeknight dinner, I would definitely come back again. Great food and wine right by grand central. The grape leaf wrapped branzino was fantastic.

RD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Noisy. Table are so close that we were having business conversation with our neighbors. Very good Vegetable Tinbale”. The waitress gave us the wrong bill ... messy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My colleagues and I had an amazing lunch! It was perfect for mingling while also discussing business. Everyone raved about their food. Great ambiance

RB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Hostess with tattoos should be fired for incompetency and rudeness

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice meal.

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