Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

4.6
1977 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • 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

What 1977 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable and on par.
We return over and over and enjoy the food
and service evert time.

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vipKurt
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was tasty and not overpoweringly spicy. Cocktails were well done also.

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vipSaverin
New York Area
219 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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.

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foodforthought
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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AnLe
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was good, food was fine. After reading reviews I expected more.

TK
vipTraciK
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was pleasant but a little slow.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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Anneil
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal! The food was delicious! I would go back again.

JP
vipJosephP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Lamb Adana and trio of dips!!!!

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vipBettyK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Mediterranean food - perfect for business lunch

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vipNYCHOTPILOT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

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

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vipLSNeats
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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.

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Vijay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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.

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vipSusanP
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, excellent meal! We sat in the back room as it was much quieter and very pleasant.

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AdamN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service. Would highly recommend

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TraceyT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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Kittynoms
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Elegant, upscale dining, outstanding food. Service was friendly and very helpful. We felt welcome and had a wonderful meal.

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KootalaV
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

excellent food, love the ambiance; highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They only had fried bread as an option with their mezze plate. Would be good to add fresh bread option

JJ
JJJJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was absolutely wowed by the food. Although limited menu, it turned out to be perfect.

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vipMELTmethod
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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patnj
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and dining experience!

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vipDrew
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great creative dishes to share!

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AnneMarieM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipAliceB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Reliable midtown spot with fine drinks, food, atmosphere. Really nice bar as well.

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VTap
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Too much fried food for Mediterranean. And the hummus was rather basic. Mediterranean fries are delish!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a good restaurant, good food and service with a cheap price, will come back again!

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vipArdie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Always amazing

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vipTastydelights99
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipBobby
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nothing special, average is good?

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vipaviva1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Bad service, food wasn’t warm enough.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dishes are delicious and service is really good. It was good visiting this restaurant.

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kwfinn
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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EllenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor space is so inviting and the food is delicious!!

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vipAliceB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for outdoor dining during the pandemic in NYC!!

FAQs

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.

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