Pera Soho

4.3
1192 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
What 1192 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.5
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4.0
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HayleyM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was slow and bad.

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vipSofial
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Big outdoor terrace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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JamesC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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vipDodie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Love the outdoor space. Food is okay at lunch better at dinner. Always a good choice in Soho or midtown

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vipjenniferm
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outside seating!

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William
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our work dinner was a success! Everyone LOVED the ambiance and the food. Would go back certainly.

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LeslieF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Loved that there was so much outdoor seating. Timely service.

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ShivaprasadP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Limited menu for brunch and over priced. Ambience is good though

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vipNadiiaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

This place is not for big group dining. I liked outdoor seating on the back of the building and waiters were pretty good in service. Though hosts surprised me at the entrance by telling that we can use only 5 credit cards to pay bill for 14 attendees which are completely not related people. I would prefer to know before coming that they accept cash only and don’t separate a bill. 20% of tips were included in our bill despite of delay at the beginning and serving actually cold food.

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9ville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service here is terrible, and the food is overcooked and doesn't come out as you ordered.

Don't bother.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not very good shell fish

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vipMGNYC
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Outdoor was busy so we opted to sit inside which was relatively empty. Trying to flag staff down to take our order was a challenge. No serving utensils with the shared plates we ordered. Worst of all was bathroom… it needed serious attention both times I visited, paper overflowing from trash and strewn on floor and no paper towels. Staff seemed unbothered by my comments. Would not recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We were a big group for dinner (14 ppl) and while we had a good experience overall, the service was extremely SLOW and quite disappointing to be honest. We really felt that the waiters were not making any effort to attend to us as they had a guaranteed tip of 20% from the get-go due to the size of our group. They were often unavailable to us and pretty unresponsive. It’s really sad that a nice place like this (with a charming atmosphere and a beautiful patio) ends up being a disappointment for its customers due to bad service. I’m sure Pera Soho can improve and do better in the future!

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LeirisBobini
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

amazing the mezze were all spectacular and the staff were delightful. just got busy with the rush and the corny white people quotient got outta hand. we had such a lovely evening, close to perfect.

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VidyaJ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The ambience and the vibe is very good. Unfortunately the food is just OK. Food could have been hot.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service. nice place.

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Zozo
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I have eaten at Pera Madison for over 10 years. Anxious to return post-pandemic but disappointed with the menu being distinctively different. Most of all those typical Turkish delicacies were taken away😭of course the price ended up being much lower. Anyway. Let’s give a year and see if our beloved Pera can return to its amazing menu. Love to all

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my first time being there, I must say that it was a calm late night experience. I would definitely recommend!

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theaestheticone
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very warm Friday evening. The place was packed. Outdoor is better and bigger than indoor! We arrived around 9:45 and there was not a table to be had. We sat in the large courtyard along with many others. Atmosphere is bubbly and boisterous. Food was simple and good. Service was good. The $14 glass of wine was a bit much especially since they don’t show bottles unless you asked. Fun place. Relaxing. Go in the summer!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Horrible service and very disappointing food. Will not be back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just a great Friday after work get together spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

we are very loyal to any nyc restaurant and we will return again and again ..just show us a little love. Our kids are at an age now where we can go out for fun dinners and enjoy cocktails and a lively experience so we chose Pera for my sons bday. We didnt mind the crowd. Good for them! But the food. First, the buratta was thrown on a plate with a few greens very underwhelming.. no flavors. Then the country salad, again a few tomatos and chunks of gross feta with shrimp that was supposed to be grilled It looked “thawed”. I was so grossed out. I sent it back. Then I specifically had a private conversation with my waiter about dessert for my son bday and ordered the cookies he brought him the donuts with zero shame. No build up. Brought him his own utensils too prior to bringing it out. I was embarrassed. He then disappeared and we had to ask for the check which still had the salad with the frozen shrimp. Anyway this restaurant is a glorified Friday’s . I am very sad we chose this place for our celebrattion. This is my first negative review on OT. I need a do over asap.

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pius1
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Too expensive for what it is, food was ok, service was poor, very noisy, I would not recommend it.

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vipSheetalP
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very loud, poor service, waitress didn’t check on us. Had to wait 30 min for our bill

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. You have to get the peach and burrata salad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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Eater4
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My only complaint was that I reserved a table for outdoors and when I arrived was informed I couldn’t get apatio table but had to sit at the sidewalk enclosure.

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drydo
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was poor - the waiter didn’t know the wine menu, and had difficulty providing ice for my water. The covid shields are pointless and claustrophobic; they distracted from the attractive clientele (the primary highlight). The food was mediocre, and the music felt like I was at a night club. Will not be returning, but maybe for a drink and a view.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was excellent. My husband is from Cyprus and said that Pera has the most accurately mediterranean food he’s had in NY. Definitely start with the muammara— could happily have 3 orders as a full meal.

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VishalA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was pretty disappointing. The burger buns were burnt (black char). We told the waiter and he changed them right away. The chicken kebabs - a couple of them were burnt (black char) . The mussels were not fresh at all and tasted terrible.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good atmosphere outside. Smalls dishes were all great. Shakshuka was not very good at all.

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antonettea
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server was busy so it did take longer to get another round of drinks. He was nice, apologize for the wait . Overall i had a good experience. would love to go back.

ME
vipMEve
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Just… meh. The food was low-end with high-end prices

Not a great meal. Nothing exceptional. Felt like counter-food

Cold pitas
Hummus didn’t have much flavor
Pita chips were soaked in grease

The wine list was good
Service was good

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vipTira
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and very nice atmosphere. It is pricey, but worth it for a great occasion.

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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 1192 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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