Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

4.5
1697 reviews
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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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Private dining
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

Happy Hour - 3:30pm - 7:00pm every day

Our popular Cocktails & Mezes Happy Hour is offered at the bar and lounge (no reservations) until 7:00pm 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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for our Thanksgiving Feast featuring traditional favorites and dishes with a Mediterranean touch. Thursday November 22nd from 1PM - 9PM, $58 per person. Optional 3-course wine-pairing $19 per person. Children's Menu (under 12) $29 per person.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

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What 1697 People Are Saying
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a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

fine food, attentive service, comfortable setting,

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JK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

bright atmosphere - knowledgeable servers, good food

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MR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!
The best lamb burgers!

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MM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Mediterranean food and impeccable service as always!

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t
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was what we expected.
A variety of the Mediterranean.
Greek,Turkish,Portuguese and more.
Our table was available upon arriving and seated then greeted by our server who was excellent.

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C
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was undercooked this time after a loooong wait :(

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A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Hostess needs help Very unwelcoming Was rude to all3 of us who arrived separately. Other than that, great place.

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b
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Way overpriced. Main course dinner had 5 little pieces of dried out tuna wrapped in a uncooked grape leaves. Very disappointing.

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AK
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pricey and loud, food is average. Don’t go if you want to have a conversation with guests.

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s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed my meal will return nice menu selection

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was poor. Staff had bad attitudes and were not empathetic. They lacked awareness of our conversation and seemed to intrude at inconvenient times. I would describe them as "tone deaf."

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T
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

All around very very good. Food, service, decor all very nice. I recommend Pera highly.

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g
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good middle eastern food and lovely service. Have the eggplant and the steak. May be noisy.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always grear

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NL
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my go to place for business and after work restaurant-- great food. The main room can be loud during the busy lunch hours. We were able to get the little room to the side. recommend highly!

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BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 5ambience 4

Noise level was huge... had party of 10 men next to
Us and we could not speak to our guest
Could not have a conversation with out screaming
On request I ask for a table where we could talk

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d
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Definitely go for the Sunday night dinner special so good!!

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DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The pris fixe menu is an excellent value. On a Saturday, it was busy but not noisy. Very nice wait staff.

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SC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 8 that became a party of 10 at the last minute and after seating us the host was extremely gracious in finding us a new table on a busy Saturday evening. We enjoyed 50% off bottles of wine and experimented with many appetizers before ordering our entrees and some side dishes. Even though we were stuffed, we managed to share 3 delicious desserts to end the perfect meal. Loved the décor, the friendly and attentive service and the portions. The only issue we had was that there was no flexibility with any food preparations when we tried to get dishes without sauce or all beef instead of a lamb/beef combo. Depending on your party, make sure the menu has something for everyone. Overall, most of us left completely satisfied with our meal.

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LS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had the mixed grill and the salmon. We recommend both meals. The hot salmon is served with cold quinoa. I prefer not to eat hot and cold foods together, however, they were both delicious. Had the quinoa been served hot, the meal would have been superb. We are accustomed to having rice included with Mediterranean meals; not so at Pera. Considering the cost, rice should be included with the mixed grill.

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BV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Easy option for a birthday party with guests from in and out of town. Tasty apps and solid entrees, though the half price bottles of wine we’re having an effect on us by mid-meal. Wine was great, cocktails seemed a bit mishmashed and boozy. Dessert was good. Food was not too spicy but had some surprisingly good dips.

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FL
Miami
619 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The restaurant was extremely busy particularly the bar area. The Mediterranean cuisine was interesting, but not exceptional. Service good, not great. Worth a try, but probably not return,

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

An unpleasant loud mid town experience

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent selection of authentic Mediterranean flavors, and each dish somehow complements the others on the table

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RJ
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent good and service

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I love this place for a light fast biz lunch and to
Take clients for drinks after work if you can claim the awesome communal table!

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c
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I work 2 blocks from here and have gone many times for lunch meetings. The food is consistently good and lots of choices to choose from. I have recommended this to other business friends when they are looking for places in the area of Grand Central or Midtown and all have been pleased.

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was ok. This is the first time at Pera that I was not as excited about the food. It seemed too dry.

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JG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dining experience. The service was excellent and the food was first rate.

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m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food but eh service. I’ve been here several times for lunch and dinner and the food is always good but the service is nearly always slow. It shouldn’t take me 10 mins to flag down the check and another 10 mins to get my cc back. Only go here if you have time to spare.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Went for restaurant week lunch. Food was terrific. My friend and I try new restaurants this way. The service was a little off I would say. Not as much attention paid. Bill brought but was not asked whether we wanted dessert/coffee. Had to ask for water a time or two. It was a Friday during Summer. They were not crowded. Perhaps the staff was thinking of the beach too. I would still recommend highly.

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NY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is very good, although a bit on the pricey side for what you get. I ordered what was basically a Greek salad with chicken and it was $27. The pita bread they offer at the start of the meal is delicious. The dining room has a nice ambiance and the waitstaff is friendly. Overall recommend.

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GP
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Managed very professionally.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

very good place for business lunches for those who like something other than steak houses or sushi

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FR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

At a higher end restaurant, there should not be a need to remind that bread needs to be brought to the table. Service was mediocre at best. The food was nicely presented, however tasteless.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food! Got to experience this restaurant during restaurant week! The salad and the gnocchi were outstanding! Truly delicious! Service was good! Definitely would like to come back to try the regular menu!
The hostess was the only thing that made the experience a little annoying! She was too busy texting and told us to “please wait one second” as she finished her text!

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e
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I have been coming here for years, so I will describe this visit as a bad night. I was at Pera for a business meeting; the restaurant was so loud we couldn't hear each other, the server we had was working for the first time and didn't know enough about the menu to answer even the simplest of questions (train the staff more before they go out on the floor). The person who came to her assistance didn't answer the questions well either, thus we didn't get the dishes we wanted and were specifically hoping to eat. We were rushed to clear the table. Staff repeatedly came to ask if they could take our plates.

Terribly disappointing.

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e
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Cold food. Took forever.

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