Pera Soho

4.3
1221 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
What 1221 people are saying
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vipDiner
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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

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vipChampy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
42 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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LuzM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for brunch. We got there when it opened so still very mellow on a Sunday morning. Food and drinks were great.

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CarlC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Below average service- didn't get our drinks until dinner was 75% over. Barely saw our waiter. (plenty of water though). Sat outside on a hot evening. Lots of fans on high setting- made a ton of noise and was pretty much blowing right in our faces the whole time. Food was average and not terribly imaginative. I had pasta- nothing special. My wife had what was essentially a steak kabab- also nothing special. Serving sizes were fair. Prices were fair for SOHO..

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good vibe and nice outdoor seating. Food was good quality. Menu not that adventurous. A bit over priced but par for the course in SOHO

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MK130
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a long-time fan of Pera. The food is always delicious.

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MertD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food quality was very low, compared to my past experiences. I've been to Pera Soho 3 times before, this time appetizer, the main dish were not so good, it was just OK, not bad.

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vipPhil
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The outdoor seating was very comfortable. Service was excellent.

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vipZENYC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting outside and great brunch menu. Service was great

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vipMonicaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

To be clear the waiter was great but the manager was terrible. Didn’t alert us of the time limit and then told us we had to leave that we had taken too much time already and we should be appreciative of the time he have us. Meanwhile his staff was still taking drink orders and dessert orders. He offered to move us to the back room and buy a drink but the initial approach was super unprofessional.

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vipJJJJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for lunch in the courtyard area. Really good food and nice for restaurant week offering.

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Vivi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor space is lovely and was perfect for our small group luncheon. Food was delicious, service was attentive. Definitely looking forward to returning!

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JessicaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food great service! Would highly recommended

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KellB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outside patio is a gorgeous spot. They were so nice to accommodate our large party and kept the food and drinks coming as the night progressed.

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HayleyM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! It’s in a beautiful eclectic area of Soho. The food was great and fresh. I enjoyed the brunch into dinner time. My waiters were friendly and attentive. I truly enjoyed my outing.

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambience for a Sunday afternoon brunch. The service was fantastic and the food exceeded our expectations. A must visit if you're in Soho.

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WannabeFoodie
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Really was excited about this restaurant after hearing some good reviews from friends. And after going there, my opinion is that it *can* be good, but only if you book an early time slot. A few thoughts:
1) the outdoor setting has a fantastic ambience. And we booked "outside" after seeing pictures. But there are two outside sections - the sidewalk and the courtyard. Make sure you know they do not promise you the courtyard if you book "outside"-the sidewalk in no way compares to the courtyard.
2) we booked for 930pm. They didn't have our table ready until 10pm. Fine, that wasn't a big deal. But - as soon as we sat down, the waiter said - this is last call. You must order all drinks and food now. The restaurant doesn't even close until 11pm! I understand they want us out by 11, but we had to select all food and drink without having time to even peruse the menu! So we each ordered 2 drinks (they wouldn't even let us order drinks at a later time) and several apps and entrees for the table to share. Withing 20 minutes, they brought every single item to the table. All at once. They gave us small platters to eat on because there was literally no room for any of us to have a larger plate on the table. And they didn't come to clear any plates as we frantically tried to eat in order to stack empty plates. Then the waiter kept coming by to tell us we had to leave. At 11pm, they turned on the lights brightly to indicate that we must leave. As we were shuffled out of the restaurants, we ran into several other groups they did this too.

I used to work in a restaurant, so I can understand unruly groups that spend far too long at a table. But this was not that. We showed up on time for our reservation. They were late in giving us our table. Then rushed us out. If they want patrons out the door by 11pm on the dot, they should not be offering Open Table reservations at 930pm. Or they should give us the 930pm table when it is 930pm.

Food was fine. Service and rush was not.

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Michael
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was slow and bad.

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vipSofial
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Big outdoor terrace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Nice. Except the waiter was overbearing and reminded us multiple times of a 90 minute limit

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Most terrible experience ever with having my friends from out of town.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super cute atmosphere and yummy small plates!! Would definitely go back

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JamesC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised and pleased, since this was our first time here. We were meeting old friends we hadn’t seen since the Pandemic. It was everything we wanted.

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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 1221 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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