Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

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1946 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Rated a Top 5 Newcomer by Zagat, Pera 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.

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.

Groups accommodations, private dining, special events, catering and delivery services are available. Please email events@peranyc.com.

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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJPar
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The host at the front desk was a bit rude on two separate occasions, but the rest of the staff were very pleasant

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Hill
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Two orders of a dish came without the main ingredient, which had not been delivered that day but the diners weren't told. Only with a complaint was 10% taken off the bill with one free desert. It just wasn't the right way to handle it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good spot for business lunch near Grand Central.

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NYCMom
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall

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vipfoodlover
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roasted eggplant was amazing. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Pera is always great - tasty dishes that transport you to the Mediterranean. Lively friendly service & good prices too. Definitely a good place to visit - works for small & larger groups.

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vipKingDaddio
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good seafood and a lively atmosphere. Just a bit pricey for lunch.

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vipHELENS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was very noisy and our table was very crowded next to the kitchen and the food really was not wonderful

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JAGJR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The branzini was very salty and the two espresso were not served but paid.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Totally under whelmed. Will not be going back and wasting my money with so many other Mediterranean options near by.

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CAPbev
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Overpriced loud and pretentious. The food is certainly not terrible but the service is subpar the prices are absurd for the quality.

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IQBM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice, upscale Turkish restaurant. Table for 7 was very comfortable, semiprivate. Dishes excellent, appetizers could have been a bit more generous especially the Mediterranean salad. Entrees were excellent. Server was capable and efficient but rather businesslike, could have been friendlier and made us feel more welcome. Good place for special occasions.

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DarleneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day dinner. Food was great and our waiter was extremely attentive. Definitely recommend!

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Baqlewa
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice enough spot and great service, but the food was not on par with the prices at all. I’m
Mediterranean and this was average. Not a bad experience but not worth the expense.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Nothing major to complain about but the server could have been better. Lacked personality and was inattentive.

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vipNYCPrep
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service is always good and consistent. The 2-seater tables on the side are just a little too close together so its difficult to get in and out from sitting at the table if against the wall

KD
vipKatiD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even the most basic of foods on Pera’s menu are seasoned to perfection. Not a bad dish on the page :)

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vipAnnieL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Plain, nothing special.

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vipYvonne
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious and great restaurant week option.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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JACQUELINED
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food, pretty restaurant. Reasonably priced. Good location one minute walk from Grand Central. A good choice for a pre show meal with friends.
Allow one hour from arrival to leaving. This is not fast food.

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Mediocre food, not worth the price. Especially disappointed in the calamari. It was dive bar quality.

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PattyM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was excellent. Would definitely dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and nice atmosphere

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PierreLeGuide
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Mediterranean food and professional service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall, the dining experience was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything from service to food was great. A little on the noisy side, but definitely not enough to prevent me from going there again.

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vipRich
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always solid food and great business lunch. This is always in my rotation for lunch meetings!

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vipSaverin
New York Area
207 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Looks are ordinary, we went for a meal that turned out to be a Restaurant Week lunch. Calamari starter was terrific. Bread and oil quite fine. My lamb burger, ordered medium rare turned out to be very rare. Meat was mushy. Fries were sensational. All portions were generous. My party was very satisfied with the food. A glass of Assyrtiko was delicious and reasonably priced. We will return.

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vipKingDaddio
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent food made affordable during restaurant week.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Half price wine by the bottle was a great deal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Turkish Restaurant. Gorgeous lamb and outstanding service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great overall, but the couple next to us were so close that their conversation was occasionally distracting/annoying.

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NancyW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I would recommend it to anyone who is paying for it on an expense account. It was very expensive. $17 for a glass of white wine. Dessert was very pricy. I requested a quiet corner and luckily got a quiet table. Service is very good. With tip, lunch for three was $240.

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vipEVFoodie
New York Area
312 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice, if pricey, lunch menu. The lamb burger was tasty, and the fries that came with it were delicious. Service was very attentive.

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vipMaureenS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Pera!

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SuHa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was good; the service not so much. won't rush back.

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vipAnaR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We came here for lunch, but weren’t very impressed. The burger was alright and so were the gnocchi and salmon, but given the reviews and rep of the restaurant, we were expecting much more. It was very difficult to get the waiters’ attention, and the food took quite a while to come out. Service was very polite, but may have been understaffed or perhaps we just stepped in at a bad time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food , ambience etc was excellent .
However, we had a less than appropriate experience upon entering the restaurant
We had a reservation, obviously . When we approached the hostess we asked for a table on the perimeter of the restaurant, which by the way was empty.The hostess was sullen and unfriendly .
She said that they are reserved ahead of time for people with reservations . I pointed out that we were among those who did reserve a table . She said the manger assigns tables . We said bring him up front so we can speak directly with him
She called him and were given the table we requested ...with a huge attitude from her As an aside , she also wore torn jeans ...fine for a evening out , not when you are essentially the face of a restaurant trying to build up its’ clientele
There is an old saying ...” a fish stinks from the head !”

The manager should read this, and quickly correct this problem

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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