Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

4.4
1796 reviews
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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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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 1796 People Are Saying
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PM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, a little miscommunication with the server, but the situation was remedied quickly and professionally.

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GF
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Grape-leaf wrapped branzino was superb! Ambiance and service is very good.

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

both appetizer - fresh tomato salad with feta and the Corfu style linguine were excellent, as was my Pinot Noir. since I ate all my pasta ! I regrettably did not have any more room for desert.
I will go back any time.

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s
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wait staff was very accommodating

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the croquettes, smoked eggplant dip and the salmon.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a late lunch. Food was delicious. Restaurant was very uncrowded to noise was not an issue. Service was very good. Would go back for the small plate menu.

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w
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food is alright but the service is awesome . the hostess was pleasant and smiley and the waiter was very friendly other than that the food was not bad over priced for sure .

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h
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal!

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AP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A great place for after work dinner and drinks! Delicious appetizers too

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JF
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great price, great atmosphere, great evening. We were impressed with the whole evening.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

great food and wonderful staff

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p
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had never been here before so went in with unknown expectations. I can tell you though - I’ll be back! Great menu and everything we ordered was prepared perfectly. Great flavors without being overpowering and well presented. Can’t wait to be back and explore some other menu items that looked fantastic.

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BE
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and pleasant atmosphere. The only drawback is noise--not from the street but from other customers. When we entered, it was calm. An hour later, an entourage of 10 came in and did not seem to care that other patrons were in the restaurant. People at a neighboring table requested a move to another shot to decrease exposure to the noise. So, if you are looking for a good meal, this can be a good choice. If looking for a quiet meal, not so much.

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K
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good food and service. Great location. Both lunch and dinner are terrific.

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is good but overpriced and fairly slow service.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We visited Pera this afternoon for lunch. The food was tasty but nothing extraordinary. The Pera trio dip was very good, I would have preferred pita bread rather than chips but that is personal preference. The lamb sliders were a bit dry, have tasted better. The chicken Adana roll was disappointing. Salads were very good but considering the price was a small portion. Overall it was a pleasant experience but on the expensive side.

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g
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We waited a long time for our food, but it was very good. Place was very busy, as you’d expect at lunchtime around GCT.

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N
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

That rare midtown restaurant where you can enjoy a quiet, leisurely weekend meal. Tables nicely spaced, alcoves where you can have privacy. Friendly but not intrusive or waitstaff. Delicious Mediterranean food, inventive but not precious. We went for a family celebration and everyone was very happy. Go!

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MI
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cant speak for the standard menu. We went for the Mother's Day brunch. It was perfect. Appetizer and meal for $29. They also offered $19 unlimited mimosas or sangria. The four of us all ordered different meals and they were all excellent.

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FJ
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lots of vegetarian selections for my friend. Grilled seafood while delicious was comprised mostly of arugula and so not a good value. Artichoke and bean appetizer proved interesting and yummy.

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T
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

consistently good food, service way above average, easy and fun place to dine and close to Grand Central Station.

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N
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was good food and we chose to go straight from Grand Central before heading to the theater district and found it an excellent choice. It may be much noisier during the work week (we were there before a Saturday evening performance) but it felt like a bit of a refuge before heading over to Times Square. The mezze (or mixed) plate (good vegetarian choice) came with delicious warm pita! Will go back for sure.

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MA
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful, food and service. I discover something new to eat everytime.

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JD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always superb here. Just the best in Mediterranean food.

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Hawaii
77 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food choices were excellent. Tapas and full entrees. Hummus was delicious. Nice atmosphere. Great service

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T
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, handsome luxurious design, attentive service and overall enjoyable experience from reservation to check in to table to food to service to dessert to check! Can’t miss with Pera. Been here a few times over several years and the restaurant consistently delivers.

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IB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our server was polite and professional but the food wasn’t remarkable. Nothing really special...

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AA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I didnt love it. Very noisy, the room does not absorb sound well. The hummus and crackers were not that good. I had the salad and brussell sprouts. Salad was fine, Brussell sprouts were disappointing

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NT
New England
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I’ve been to Pera several times before and LOVED it. This time the food was only so-so. I’ll go back at some point to see if my most recent experience was a fluke.

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PR
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Pera Restaurant numerous times, and the food and service is always excellent! I have recommended Pera Restaurant to my friends and family.

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AG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the food and service. Noise level is quite high.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was great, but oddly, my guest and I ordered coffee and waiter had to apologize to us first because there were no cups and saucers, then he came back because there were no paper cups either! No idea what happened but I hope it gets sorted out because the food and service is always great.

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a
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent but not as good as their sister location in SoHo. It took in the neighborhood of 15 minutes for someone to come see us and take our drink orders, other than that the everything was great. We went before a show and don’t regret the choice one bit.

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g
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way! We will definitely be back!

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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect about this restaurant. It is great for business lunches in midtown.

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MA
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place, food, atmosphere, service. I recommend it to many friends. Cannot wait to go back.

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g
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious food and lovely service. Near Grand Central so very convenient.

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a friend who lived for 6 years in Turkey and claimed the food to be “the real deal”. He said the lamb was perfect. I had the branding wrapped in grape leaves — fantastic! Ate at the bar. Great bartender and very accommodating front of house staff.

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VB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was just okay. The lamb was awesome but everything else was blaa... There were a few dishes i was disappointed in like the Brussels sprouts. The were boiled and tasted like mush.

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