Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

4.4
1677 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 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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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

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.
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

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

What 1677 People Are Saying
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DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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LS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
610 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
4 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
67 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
18 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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GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The quality of the food and watchful efficiency of the staff makes this restaurant a standout.

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Z
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and atmosphere was lovely. Sunday night supper menu is a fantastic deal.

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D
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

This was one of my favorite places, but the food seems to have changed. The octopus in the salad wasn't fresh and the steak frites was mediocre...

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Restaurant used to be great. More recently, the care, quality, and taste have declined. Bread was salted and oiled to the point it was inedible. The chicken was not fully cooked. The servers and host were bothered with our presence. Sad.

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VT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was quite nice although not outstanding. The indifferent service made the whole experience feel a bit flat.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

I don’t think I will ever go there. Menu is just average and they are taking the good stuff out of the menu.

I asked for coffee, it came cold! Just bad...

It is sad to see a good place to go this bad!

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LT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

It is unfortunately no longer authentic Turkish Food. The menu has been altered too much to attract tourists.

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

Short staffed for summer hours.

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

a nice assortment of dishes- some a bit pricey, but very fresh. Noise level can be unbearable when really full but overall good place to meet and attentive service
would recommend for business or everyday dining

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good thank you

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

Pera actually has wonderful food, and I've enjoyed it at dinnertime. At lunch it is WAY to noisy to have a reasonable conversation. I found myself yelling over the din of the dining room. I won't go back there again for a business lunch meal. The maitre d had also claimed to have lost our reservation (blaming open table) and gave us pretty much the worst seat in the house.

All that being said, I've had many an enjoyable and delicious meal from this restaurant. You just need to go some time other than between 12-2 pm.

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BK
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a nice quiet space at lunch, in what is usually a very active noisy restaurant. Love the food, love the vibe. Great for vegetarians, too.

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was fine, but not great or surprising. Food was good, too salty. Almost no other diners on a Saturday night, a little off-putting

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a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad I found this restaurant!! Absolute delicious and inspired menu. Nice and accommodating staff. Will definitely return.

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EJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent with a wide variety of options. Noise level was very high, so possibly not the best location if you need to have a lot of conversation.

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s
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food at a reasonable price; a little noisy but still comfortable

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TS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I took me several minutes of standing at the entrance podium for anyone to greet me, and then after being seated it took over ten minutes to nudge anyone to take our order. The restaurant was so noisy (1:15PM) that it was almost impossible to have a conversation with my guest. Food was OK but not very good or interesting. Obtaining the check was another adventure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversaire

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is off the charts. The floor can get quite loud but the meal was exceptional.

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RM
New York Area
212 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Reliable food and service. Stuffed grape leaves becoming ordinary, but lamb taco a top choice for appetizers. Chicken main dish better than on previous visits, with thin slices doubled over and grilled, then taken off skewer to make a nice presentation with salad. Lamb chops always done just right. Wine choices adequate, some interesting non-routine selections.

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