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Merakia, New York, NY

Merakia

4.4
4.4
552 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
Merakia, a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, and love, is a restaurant that celebrates this rustic style of cooking, known in Greece as a Psistaria or Souvla, where meats are cooked on a spit. Owners James Paloumbis Andreas and Renee Typaldos, with their dedicated team, feature grass fed whole lamb, organic chicken from the Souvla (spit), Prime dry aged steaks and fresh seafood. A celebrated selection of Greek and Mediterranean wines available from our cellar and our custom cocktails will sure make this dinning experience one to remember. Merakia is been featured in the michelin guide and is located in Flatiron district by the famous Flatiron skyscraper, Madison Square park, Eataly, Harry potter store, the friends experience, empire state building to name a few.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Steakhouse, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:45 pm Fri 4:30 pm–10:45 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 380-1950 ext. 0

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    We offer Off Site Catering for small and large events. We have 3 dining rooms and a bar room which can be booked separately or as a buyout for the entire space. We can accommodate parties from intimate gatherings to larger cocktail parties and sit down dinners. Our chefs and beverage team can customize menus for each event tailored to client need and theme.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Merakia can accommodate all your special event needs. Please email info@merakia.com for more info.

  • Private party contact

    James Paloumbis: (212) 380-1950

  • Neighborhood

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • Cross street

    between 5th & 6th avenues

  • Parking details

    Parking Garage next door and across the street

  • Public transit

    R,W @ 23rd st and 5th ave<br />6 @ 23rd and Park<br />F, M @ 23rd and 6th ave<br />PATH @ 23rd and 6th ave<br />1 @ 23rd and 7th ave

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 552 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LA

    LucyA

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and experience!! Will be returning in the future for sure!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Food was terrible and flavorless
  3. m

    moish

    Philadelphia

    193 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    193 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was incredible just very pricey. Room was dark and very warm. Service was just ok could have been more attentive. Would go back
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The lamb chops were absolutely amazing. Looks like on Friday nights they have a live DJ which I thought would be annoying but turned out to be really fun.
  5. NN

    NoNameBizDiner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    AMAZING ambiance and good (not ground-breaking) food. Service staff isn't consistently great, but it's good enough to not take away from the overall experience and you can tell it's on the uprise to being on par with what you'd expect from a place of this caliber. Solid dinner spot if this is the place you choose for any reason.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Took over 30 minutes to sit us after our reservation time
  7. C

    Chelsea007

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Loved sitting near the fireplace!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, Fun, and Fabulous
  9. ZC

    ZurielC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. I would highly recommend.
  10. AC

    AlissaC

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Warm atmosphere good service yet a bit pricey
  11. e

    espee

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    cute little restaurant with decent food. they let us stay for quite some time after dinner (lots of open seats) which was appreciated. waitress was attentive.
  12. GR

    GiselleR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The food wasn’t all that great. We found things to be salty. The cocktails were great and the staff was very attentive. But we weren’t impressed by their food and menu.
  13. EP

    EmilieP

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Great menu and food was good. Service was a bit much and came to the table every five minutes. Pretty expensive for the type of food. You’re essentially paying for the ambiance, which itself is pretty nice.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not only was the food/ambiance excellent, but the service was of the highest caliber you could want. You can tell they value your feedback and take personally your experience/satisfaction. Will be back here for sure!
  15. AJ

    AmberJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    The vibe is great, the food is subpar. Our stuffed calamari was WAY over salted, but they took it off the bill and sent us something else. I think we had like 3 servers, 2 of them were great and helpful. The third you could tell was new and not knowledgeable. Overall it was a fun experience, but we won’t be back - so much better food in NYC. They’ve got to improve the menu or lower their prices to make it worth it.
  16. ML

    MaryL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Excellent service. Would definitely go back. I am Greek and their food was authentic.
  17. j

    johnb

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and very attractive comfortable interior. The staff was very attentive. I will return!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great but the forgot my friends entree. They made up for it with free dessert. The lamb for 2 was outstanding!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience and a most delicious meal. Great addition to this neighborhood.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The space was interestingly decorated. The staff were quite pleasant and polite. The overall vibe could have been great except for the fact that the music was blaring. We asked our server if it could be turned down (which they did). It was still difficult to have a conversation though. The wine we ordered was a good California chard. The dip and pita app. was delicious. But our entree’s really disappointed. Overall VERY salty.
  21. MW

    MegW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening with a friend, they were very tentative and had a dj and smoke machine which was fun! The manager checked on us twice - and the food was awesome. Definitely get the 4some dip and the spanakopita.
  22. h

    hadinnyc

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I returned for the first time since pre-pandemic and was happy to see that all was as I had remembered. The staff had changed drastically but everyone was nice. The food was great also. My only comment is that the music was a little too loud.
  23. R

    Rosati

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and out of this world authentic Greek food IMO
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Menu could have offered more to choose from but was good overall
  25. p

    pzzlqueen

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the place, service and food! The staff is very welcoming! The interior looks cool!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Made a reservation for a special occasion, arrived and told there was no available table seating and that we can either sit at the bar or wait for an available table…. What was the point of making a reservation? Agreed to sit at the bar since we ventured from Long Island to here- and had terrible service. Bartender was not attentive and there was only one other couple sitting at the bar. Appetizers came before our cocktails and she didn’t ask us about refilling our water or cocktails until we were practically finished with the dinner. Calamari was over cooked and chewy. Meal was not worth the price- received a whole branzino without any sides. What? Ambience was great, beautiful decor and a DJ in the background to set the mood. Had high expectations, will not be back. Wasted time and money.
  27. AG

    AndreaG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful!!! Great atmosphere. The manager and bartender were amazing and extremely accommodating! I will 100% be coming back for HH
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved the food, ambience etc.. Will return .
  29. TT

    TheTraveleroftheFamily

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! Everything was absolutely PERFECT!!
  30. BB

    BrendanB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    While the food was incredible, the service was disorganized and absolutely horrendous. We enjoyed the ambience, but the lack of effort to please by the staff was very disappointing.
  31. LC

    LawrenceC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fine food selection plus outdoor dining. Try the Baklava Tower for 2 dessert.
  32. DM

    DeniseM

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The food was ok. The servers were friendly but the service was slow which was fine except that then we were rushed out at the end. The restaurant itself is really cool looking though.
  33. A

    Abbyr

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast and delicious. Went during restaurant week and they still had full portion sizes. Would definitely recommend.
  34. CV

    ChaseV

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was really good but I thought a bit pricey overall when the bill came for what we got - $100 meal with tip for shared plates and 2 drinks.
  35. SB

    SarahB

    Calgary

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Food was great, we each had the restaurant week menu and enjoyed all courses, especially dessert. Service was poor - plates not cleared, wine not poured, inattentive, etc. (And it was not that busy.) We would return for the food and hope for a better server!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely Amazing!! hands down
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great for Miami restaurant week, main dish lamb and steak were good nothing work but Brandon I was amazing
  38. EM

    EdnaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, kind and friendly staff, great vibes!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! The staff were so pleasant and checked in on us to see how we were doing and acted quickly on the requests. Wait time for our food did not seem to be too long and highly recommend this restaurant.
  40. W

    Winnie

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My reservation for 3 requested a booth in the back by the fireplace. We were seated instead all the way at the front by the front entrance. We were right under a vent blowing cold air on us all evening (didn’t mind too much since it’s the Summer), but couldn’t have a candle on our table because it kept blowing out. Servers didn’t seem too friendly at first until one of the members of our party engaged them a bit. They seemed most friendly when we were leaving. Decent food and nice ambiance, but likely would not be my first choice to return to.

FAQs

Merakia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 380-1950 ext. 0.

Merakia is rated 4.4 stars by 552 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Merakia

5 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10010

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between 5th & 6th avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:45 pm Fri 4:30 pm–10:45 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Steakhouse, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking Garage next door and across the street

  • Public transit

    R,W @ 23rd st and 5th ave6 @ 23rd and ParkF, M @ 23rd and 6th avePATH @ 23rd and 6th ave1 @ 23rd and 7th ave

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 380-1950 ext. 0

  • Catering

    We offer Off Site Catering for small and large events. We have 3 dining rooms and a bar room which can be booked separately or as a buyout for the entire space. We can accommodate parties from intimate gatherings to larger cocktail parties and sit down dinners. Our chefs and beverage team can customize menus for each event tailored to client need and theme.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Merakia can accommodate all your special event needs. Please email info@merakia.com for more info.

  • Private party contact

    James Paloumbis: (212) 380-1950

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