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Merakia, New York, NY

Merakia

4.3
4.3
517 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, where meats are either grilled or cooked on a spit. Owners Andreas and Renee Typaldos, with their dedicated team, feature items that would make the starving armatoloi freedom fighters proud. Steaks will be well represented and served with Greek accompaniments, while lamb, goat, chicken and other meats and fish will be roasted on the spit with a selection of Greek inspired wines, appetizers, salads and desserts.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Greek, Steakhouse, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 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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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely Amazing!! hands down
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    EdnaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    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.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Food was amazing but service was horrible.
  7. VS

    VictoriaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were unique and amazing. We came to this restaurant during restaurant week - so we chose dishes off the incredibly affordable prefixed menu. I would recommend this spot to anyone looking for Mediterranean / greek food in the Flatiron neighborhood.
  8. PG

    PaolaG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, fun ambiance, beautiful decor and great service. I love this place!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    If you are going there for the spit experience call ahead to check. Supposedly during the summer they don’t do spits. We were disappointed since It’s a menus item they are known for.
  10. LV

    LeonaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner were a little bummed about the “Lobster Pasta” wasn’t available because were set on that dish but instead we had the slow cook lamb and salmon which was really good. Bartender made an amazing Berry Knees Martini, DELICIOUS!
  11. SC

    SCEC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    There were four of us that went for dinner. Most of us have fish which was beautifully prepared. The grilled vegetables were also excellent. I was surprised that the Branzino didn’t come with vegetables on the side although the salmon did and so did the chicken
  12. RM

    RobinM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Was excited to dine here and then it just seemed like a let down. Wine took 15+min to come out, something happened with our order so it took over an hour for our dinner to come out. The only thing they did was say something happened in the kitchen and that here are some complimentary shots. The food was mediocre and our server seemed like she didn’t know what was happening. Will not be coming back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience since pre-COVID times. The dips appetizer is a must. Filet and salmon cooked perfectly as requested. The vegetarian lasagna is a meal. The service was top notch. From the hostess being a gracious greeter to our server who was magnificent! Would highly recommend for either a small group of 6 or an intimate dinner date.
  14. J

    John

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    While everyone was very nice and it’s a very aesthetically attractive place, the waitress didn’t know the menu at all and only stopped by our table once during the meal. We said we’d like the champagne ice cold and were given a chiller that was room temperature so that the champagne was no longer cold half way through the bottle. There were no olives in the Greek salad, though it said there was on the menu. The chicken was dry. I usually don’t leave reviews like this, but the previous reviews were generally positive and the pictures looked cool, which is why I tried it out - but I wish I didn’t.
  15. N

    Nico

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bartender and staff were great!
  16. P

    Poupee

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was very good. Menu was much smaller than the last time we visited and that was disappointing.
  17. A

    Agsbrtd

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Very nice place for dinner (more than lunch because it’s dark with lots of cute lights). The food was quite good, nice evening overall
  18. a

    avidadventurer

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been twice now and really like the ambiance of the place. We had a booth that was nice and intimate, the food was delicious, and the service great. While the main dishes are expensive, it’s actually more fun to split small plates, sides and salads anyway! The tuna tartare comes out in dry ice which is always fun and is delicious.
  19. MG

    MirandaG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The slow cooked lamb was delicious as well as the moussaka and the stuffed calamari. Would definitely come back and try the other dishes.
  20. LU

    LUNA

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    THIS PLACE IS AMAZING! FOOD IS GOOD AND EVERYONE IS SO PLEASANT. GREAT PLACE!!
  21. SB

    SimoneB

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great ambience and outstanding food quality. Loved the stuffed calamari and branzino.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner with; a group of 6 of us.
  23. CV

    CindyV

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The spankopita was excellent. The Tarawa salada was overly pureed the we no whole fish eggs in it. The Greek wine was delicious.
  24. TR

    TaylorR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!! Everyone loved their meal and the service was great!!
  25. PP

    PerryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Specatular food, spectacular ambiance and amazing service. A night to remember! Beautiful experience all around.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Gran lugar
  27. K

    Kinch

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The noise level at Merakia was more than "energetic." It was obnoxious. The crown noise may have been energetic, but the blaring recorded music was obnoxious. We walked in and right back out again.
  28. s

    saralovestoeat

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance is drop dead gorgeous, the staff is amazing, the food was delicious. The lamb was a bit dry, but everything else was amazing. Highly recommend the freshly baked pita and all the dips, the grilled octopus and branzino!
  29. SK

    ShanaK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and kind and attentive service. There is also a dry ice machine that they turn on periodically to provide a mysterious vibe. Highly recommend the slow cooked lamb- delicious!
  30. BH

    BrentH

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There are some unique items in this Greek restaurant. A hidden gem.
  31. TH

    ThomasH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a cool setting! This restaurant is a keeper!
  32. AS

    AlwaysSeekingTheBest

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. Amazing Service. Amazing Food.
  33. NA

    NANCYM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Restaurant was beautiful , food was good but not necessarily spectacular. Ambiance was nice , dim lit, romantic. But the server kept coming up asking us if we were done. Our plates weren’t even halfway through. At one point while we were having dessert one of us got up and the waiter came back and literally took his plate away. Half of the baklava was still on there. We had to request him to put it back on the table!! Not sure what the rush was for. Restaurant was not full and there were plenty of tables. We were quite disappointed with the service. Place is expensive so it shouldn’t be rushed.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Drinks were not great; martini wasn’t made right; happy hour drinks are mostly juice Ordered some apps which were good, stuffed calamari was tasty
  35. DM

    DavidM

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful steak in the beautiful back room. Just a wonderful evening.
  36. RE

    RiElE

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The place is truly beautiful. The apetizers were delicious. The lamb came a little cold. In regards of deserts, I do not know if we made wrong choice but were not apetizing and sprinkled with to much cinnamon. One of the the deserts looked more like two pieces of cookies and was stale. That is why I took off one star. Overall it is a great place.
  37. NA

    NiroA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    great flavorful and light vegetarian options much appreciated.
  38. A

    Alex

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were craving steak while wandering around the neighborhood-- we stopped at the right place!
  39. JR

    JacobR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressive atmosphere. Great place to take prospects and clients.
  40. MS

    MarianaS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Nice ambient and food. Stuffed calamari was amazing, a must try! We had wine and was also good.

FAQs

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

Merakia is rated 4.3 stars by 517 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 18 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 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 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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