Pera Mediterranean Brasserie
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.
Current restrictions limit accommodations to seated outdoor dining only, with a maximum of 10 persons per table. All tables are provided with proper cover in the case of rain.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
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Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Sat 4:15PM - 6:00PM
Always reliable and on par.
We return over and over and enjoy the food
and service evert time.
Food was tasty and not overpoweringly spicy. Cocktails were well done also.
Ordinary looking, Pera's 2 course $39 menu at first looks like a clear ripoff compared with the few menus I'd even consider in the increasingly near worthless restaurant Week.
Crispy calamari were a bit flabby and undercooked but decent. Lamb Adana was very tasty and a generous portion, the accompanying bulghur delicious and the haricots vert invisible. Wine pairing fine, if pricy. A satisfying lunch.
Pera has consistently served delicious food for many years. It is my go-to place with clients as I know the food, service and ambiance are all fantastic. Highly recommend Pera!!
Service was good, food was fine. After reading reviews I expected more.
The service was pleasant but a little slow.
Pretty expensive for what it was. Too much chili powder, sumac and cumin on dips. Mean amount of bread provided with dips and had to persuade them to give me even that instead of pita chips; charged extra for it as well. No bread at all provided with vegetable timbale despite being spiced with a lot of harissa. Water refilled only sporadically. Nice baklava for dessert.
The service was phenomenal! The food was delicious! I would go back again.
Great Lamb Adana and trio of dips!!!!
Great Mediterranean food - perfect for business lunch
I have been to Pera multiple times over the years but my last visit on Saturday July 17th was marred by an extremely loud group (about 15+) of young folks who were celebrating a birthday very obstreperously. Large groups like that with a celebration should be taking a private room and not impose their noise and presence on other diners
The appetizers, octopus and artichoke, were excellent. The entrees were good (salmon was overcooked). The waitress was sweet but didn't seem to be very experienced.
The food was very good across the board. Had the hummus trio which was great. The steak frites were also very good. Only downside was that there was a very long wait (~45 mins) between arrival of our appetizer and our entrees.
Attentive service, excellent meal! We sat in the back room as it was much quieter and very pleasant.
Delicious food and amazing service. Would highly recommend
Great food, nice ambiance and good service.
We loved the food and the staff. Ended up closing the place down and we had a 5:30 rsvp! Felt like a perfect NY night with great food, company, and conversation. Thank you to everyone that helped make it that kind of night. Cheers!!
Elegant, upscale dining, outstanding food. Service was friendly and very helpful. We felt welcome and had a wonderful meal.
excellent food, love the ambiance; highly recommend
They only had fried bread as an option with their mezze plate. Would be good to add fresh bread option
Was absolutely wowed by the food. Although limited menu, it turned out to be perfect.
The food was flavorful, fresh and savory. It’s a nice ambiance. They should change out the banquet seating. It’s ok’d and saggy but everything else was fantastic.
I met up with a friend for lunch outside (still not comfortable with inside dining). Had enjoyed Pera Soho in the past, but not this midtown branch. Service was excellent, prompt and friendly, but we were not hurried when we lingered to chat a little after eating. We shared the walnut dip, which was excellent - but a large helping as an appetizer (we took the rest home). The vegetable timbale was delicious, full of flavour and nutritious. For desert we shared baklava, 3 small sweet and nutty morsels. We each had a glass of Malbec. Most enjoyable - will certainly go again.
Great service and dining experience!
Great creative dishes to share!
we have been going to Pera for years and always enjoyed everything about it. Great ambiance, delicious food, terrific wine etc. Since the pandemic, some changes have been made to the menu and the choices are spectacular! Everything is prepared with excellent ingredients, served beautifully, and tastes superb. Everyone from hostess to the gentleman who took our plates away was polite and respectful. We are already planning when we can go back!
The ambiance was perfect, and the service was prompt and quick without being overbearing. Drinks were well made and delicious, and the food was definitely something to write home about. I had three dips spread which was phenomenal and the steak frites for dinner and it was hands down the best steak I’ve ever had in my life. For dessert I had the baklava and thinking of the taste as I write this makes my mouth water. I cannot wait to come here for a meal again! Compliments to the Chef and the staff/management!!
Reliable midtown spot with fine drinks, food, atmosphere. Really nice bar as well.
Too much fried food for Mediterranean. And the hummus was rather basic. Mediterranean fries are delish!
It’s a good restaurant, good food and service with a cheap price, will come back again!
It’s been a long time since I’ve eaten in NYC so this was a treat! Hat’s off to the chef and staff. Thank you!
I booked a reservation through open table for a birthday dinner with my girlfriend. The host at the door was very nice, especially when I was running a little later. Gave us a choice of seating and was very pleasant. Our waiter was very inflexible with any requests we made . I asked for a substitute for bread with one of my entrees and it was a flat out no. No let me ask and see what I can do. We are ordered multiple entrees for two. Is there a possibly for a half portion since it’s so much food and we don’t want to waste it. Flat out no. Don’t get me wrong, over waiter was attentive and did his job well. It I am spending my money outside of dining establishment i usually frequent, I want to see that as hosts of the restaurant the staff will try to do what they can to accommodate me. I also specified that this was a birthday celebration in my reservation and no regard for it at all. No candle in the cake or any recognition of my girlfriends bday by the staff. The food was absolutely amazing and would love to go back, but I will find waiters that are a little more accommodating to my needs.
Nothing special, average is good?
Peru just reopened this week and they have really managed to hit the ground running. Everything from the food to the service was really outstanding. I was impressed and really glad I went there, we sat outside and it was a bit noisy at times but I happen to be a fan of the New York ambiance so it was not an issue. But inside looked very safe and very clean. They are adhering to protocols and have it down pat. I'd recommend Pera to anyone coming to NYC and it's a block from GCT.
Bad service, food wasn’t warm enough.
Dishes are delicious and service is really good. It was good visiting this restaurant.
Food was delicious. Good options for vegetarians in our group, struggled with gluten-free options for my son. Nice outdoor seating situation with heat lights.
The outdoor space is so inviting and the food is delicious!!
Great spot for outdoor dining during the pandemic in NYC!!
You can order delivery directly from Pera Mediterranean Brasserie using the Order Online button. Pera Mediterranean Brasserie also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Pera Mediterranean Brasserie also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 878-6301.
Pera Mediterranean Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 1977 OpenTable diners.
Pera Mediterranean Brasserie does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=8575cf1a.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.