Pera Soho

4.3
1239 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Pera Soho is a transportative Mediterranean retreat in the heart of Soho. Inspired by the renowned Istanbul neighborhood where cuisine, art, culture, nightlife and the cosmopolitan converge, Pera Soho seduces with an environment that is simultaneously warm and vibrant.

Pera Soho’s philosophy is to appreciate the culinary and cultural richness of the Eastern Mediterranean as a whole. In addition to the contemporary presentation of authentic recipes, Pera Soho embellishes the use of Mediterranean ingredients and cooking methods to create signature dishes.

Pera Soho has a unique configuration comprised of indoor and outdoor, general and private dining areas. The outside courtyard is HEATED during the cooler days.
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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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

For dinner we will be exclusively serving Chef's New Year's Eve menus, $55pp Early Seating (dinner completion by 730pm) and $85pp Main Seating (7pm or later, Live Jazz and Champagne Toast). Reserve your Heated Garden Table now. Visit www.pera-soho.com for menu details.

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JoaquinL
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Reunión en NYC con Hijos

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vipElizabeth
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cute spot for lunch

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very slow service! The waiter didn’t attend us, neither did they check on us in between the meal. Everything too way too long. The music was way too loud for brunch hour.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Hosts were very warm and welcomed.
But service wasn't good too.
Guy tried to be nice, but way of his position of body language wasn't so welcomed and ready to serve us.
And the end we were waiting to long to get our check, and the end I went to bar and the bartender charged my card.
Good but not impressed

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ShipShop
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and nice place!
I had the Octopus, portion was medium but made well and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great restaurant with good food and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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vipOlivia
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun outdoor patio and ambiance! Pita bread was stale but the server was nice about it

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vipFoodFan
San Diego
127 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

I absolutely love the place it’s a beautiful terrace, incredibly appointed, very good ambience perfect look… Although the food is not that great. I was kind of excited to try the 48 hour marinated meat which sounded kind of like a steak and fries, instead I got a Skewer out of the supermarket with three tiny little pieces of chewy, very chewy meat and a basket of crisd drenched fries literally I was chewing on them and oil was pouring out of my mouth.
I really want to displaced work because it’s so beautiful, but maybe if I give it another chance I’ll find something edible in there.

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vipAuroraB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

I booked Pera Soho for my birthday thinking we would sit in the outside garden (which is a fair assumption because this is where I booked the table). Instead, we were seated around the corner on the street, behind a wall with no lights and no music.... AND without enough seats for my guests. So, I kindly ask the manager for another seat and he reluctantly seats us elsewhere.

The night goes on, we eat and some time goes by...then more time... and our table hasn't been cleared and the dessert and candle I asked for were not brought out. More time passes... I finally get up and have to go inside to the bartender (who was the only one there) to ask for our table to be cleared and for dessert to be brought out...they bring dessert before clearing the table (the wrong dessert, mind you) and insist on lighting the birthday sparkler above all of the uncleared dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were sitting at our table for an hour and half and had only been served our drinks and two appetizers. The restaurant had a private event going on at the same time and clearly was unable to serve its regular guests and the event efficiently. I ordered the chicken which came lukewarm and undercooked. My bf ordered the steak shashlik which was dry and tough. The waitress did not give us a heads up that the kitchen was backed up and no one came to apologize to our party of 7. There are better restaurants in this area that deserve your service.

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vipNYERR
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the garden setting. Food was great, the waiter easily amused.

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Open
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Pera is a Soho hotspot for the trendy. Well, that's great. Except, for the food and service leave much to be desired. Pretty much everything we ordered had a problem. The apricot margarita was made from a mixer and tasted bad - the waiter took it back when I asked him to. The basic fried calamari appetizer we ordered was soft and oily. The entrees literally came when we had begun eating our appetizers - within 10 mins of the appetizers being served. The waiter wanted to put these on our crowded table and leave it there - but we got him to take it inside and he said he would keep it warm. Well, my friend and my salmon didn't taste that great. My husband got the wrong order and had to wait for the right one to be made. Even the baklava for dessert left much to be desired - in a Mediterranean restaurant...?!

Well, as I said, the place is great for people-watching - so eat first and then go!

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PravishS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They’d not give us a seating outdoors even though we reserved it, they said it was fully booked even though no one was there. Food quality is terrible for the price, but that’s gone down I’m most places post pandemic. Cocktails were flat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience, rat in the restaurant, bad service and waiters were rude and we’re basically kicking us out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was cold and eggs were over cooked. They told us they ran out of bacon but we were there early in the morning for brunch. The service was very slow. I would not return.

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vipluv2eat
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was not that good and the service was disappointing. The salmon was over cooked and cold. The steaks were dry and the chicken was not that good. The appetizers; artichoke hearts, calamari and burratta with roasted peaches were very good. The servers were over worked that night as the restaurant was very busy. Might of been just a bad night but most likely will not go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waiter neglected us for over an hour and then was extremely bothered when paying the bill. Not returning

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vipYvonneZ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

There was a horrible smell in the indoor dining area.

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Paulyg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

We waited 1 hour and 45 minutes for our main course.

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viptomgod
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very pretty restaurant, but the food was bland and specifically our seafood dish wasn't fresh and had to be sent back. For the price point, I would not recommend.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not skip the calamari or the hummus! Excellent pitchers of apricot margaritas / sangria

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vipDiner
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I feel that covid has taken its toll. First time there in 2 years - the courtyard used to be so lovely. Now is jammed. Can understand due to covid but still less pleasant. Also, we both thought a dish was bad and had to send it back. Waiter said it wouldn't be on the bill but it was. Oddly, menu was much less Turkish - even had Scottish Salmon!?

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vipJennifer
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Let's start with being told by the host, that I couldn't be seated at 10:26am for my 10:30 reservation because i was too early. Then...despite having a reservation and calling in advanced, I was being seated indoors. I requested the day prior to have courtyard seating. The was no annotation to my reservation to reflect that. I was there at opening at 10:30am with an empty courtyard and given this nonsense about how it was full and that I had to leave by noon if I were to sit outside.
When ordering the steak and eggs, I was not given a choice of temperature for the preparation for my meat. I was told that it was already marinated and that they all were cooked the same way. When I asked what the same way was, he couldn't tell me if it was medium rare, medium, or well done. How does the marinade explain why I can't select temperature?
And lastly, I asked for tea, never got it.
Service was horrific, just for that alone, I couldn't enjoy my meal, will not be going back here again.

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ZMian
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Awful service and bland food. Only nice part was the ambience

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vipChampy
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite outdoor spaces. Staff is A+. It was maybe my fourth visit. Great for dates. Plan on coming back.

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vipMonicaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Group of friends and I made the reservation for drinks at 8pm. After ordering a few small plates for the table, we were rudely asked to leave by management after 10-15 minutes for not ordering full entrees. We essentially were rushed out of the restaurant because we were not full dinner guests, but we intended to buy rounds of drinks and get appetizers/1-2 entrees during the course of our reservation. Very poor service.

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Denise
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The waiter was so focused on turning the table around, our whole meal felt extremely rushed.

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DIANE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating for NYC venue. Good food, adequate service. Would go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Wish our server was kinder, our guests were from out of town and ordering took longer because of translating the menu but would’ve been nice if he didn’t show the annoyance. The food was a bit underwhelming, except the potatoes and fries. The location is super beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice patio.

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Ruks
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The ambience is great. They have a very nice outdoors area. The food is average, menu choices are limited and staff is not amenable to making substitutions of any kind. Service was not great. Our waiter wasn’t very attentive, seemed to make a face at everything we asked for, and was not very accommodating of our requests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have walked past Pera Soho at least 100 times in the last seven years I’ve been coming to TriBeCa , and never thought to try it since I lived for AQUAGRILLE. Sadly, now that Aqua is closed permanently, I’ve had to broaden my horizons in the ‘hood and elsewhere.
So actually I made the reservation not knowing exactly where the restaurant was and we were surprised to see it was right behind our place on the charming and cozy Sullivan street. Arrived for our 8:30 and were shown to a small table in back, totally fine by NYC standards.
We ordered calamari, an angus beef burger medium rare, and grilled salmon.
The salmon was served with chicory curls, fennel, and some
other rustic sautéed greenery. It was good but hardly surprising, as were the calamari, but the burger and fries were superlative.
Homemade hand cut French fries! I could actually eat more than 2 of and I had about 10 before I had to stop since it was my sons dish. They were that good
Our waitperson was friendly and professional, she was fast (it was busy tiny inside with very little room between tables)
We will be back soon

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SebastianM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are native New Yorkers who have been around the world and can easily recommend Pera Soho for Brunch or anytime. Food was fantastic, service
just the right amount of check-ins and a totally pro staff. Relaxing outdoor vibes and even good taste in music playlist! Thanks for an amazing Birthday Brunch and highly recommend to all, cheers

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Tuno
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The food was not very good but the ambiance was outstanding. They served our appetizers after the main dish it wasn't acceptable. They need to improve their service...

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vipSENEM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the Margarita, a bottle of house wine (Sauvignon Blanc), dips & mezzes (humus, eggplant mezze, kofte/ meatballs and calamari). All were delicious.
It was rainy so we sat indoors, there were separators between tables due to Covid but it did not feel tight. I also like their garden/ outdoor space in good weather. Service was good, our waitress was attending.

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EmilyAvila
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a friend's birthday here in the beginning of an actual hurricane, and it was still one of the greatest dining experiences of my life. The food and drinks were all delicious, but the staff... oh my goodness, however much they're being paid, it's still not enough to compensate for their incredible service. They were setting up tents for guests in a torrential downpour, running food and drinks in the rain without getting anything wet, keeping the floors dry so guests didn't slip and fall, the list goes on and on. We are so grateful for their exceptional service, and I highly recommend this restaurant (rain or shine!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place great prices

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Tuke
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at Pera again. One of my favorite places in the city, living up to everything it is billed to be!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for restaurant week and the food was fantastic!

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vipWhatsOnOffBroadway
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went at brunch. It is funny there are main places with long waits in Soho, but this seemed relatively empty. I don't know why. The service was great, the drinks and food were excellent.

I was only sorry that the Shaksushka Eggs were out (it was noon!).For a Mediterranean that proudly speaks of it's menu,(and the reason I choose it) this was disappointing and surprising.

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You can order delivery directly from Pera Soho using the Order Online button. Pera Soho also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Pera Soho also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 878-6305.

Pera Soho is rated 4.3 stars by 1239 OpenTable diners.

Pera Soho does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/order/?hash=d4031589.

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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