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Peri Ela

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Upper East Side
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1361 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10128
+1 212-410-4300
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went because this restaurant is the only establishment in the vicinity of the 92nd St Y that takes reservations at which the appetizers don't cost $20 (I'm talking about Sfoglia). This section of Carnegie Hill has a paucity of restaurants that take reservations. As we were gathering from around the city, we just couldn't chance not getting seated at... More 

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Beachwood, Oh, United States
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We were planning to have dinner at one of the good neighborhood restaurants, Lex, but could not get a table. So, we went across the street to Peri Ela. We had walked by the Peri Ela on many occasions and knew that it was Mediterranean cuisine. It was packed but we were able to sit at the bar. We ordered... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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239 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This is a restaurant where you can try a range of Turkish specialties. Nice cosy atmosphere - brown wooden panels, small tables, a bar with a brick wall. Excellent food. We tried the shepherd´s salad with feta cheese, a cheese plate, mixed grill, chicken kebab and zucchini pancakes. All very tasty. Good personal service.

Thank Lars U
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Little room, tables are very close to each other. Yet cosy. simple but honest and tasty grill dishes. Vegetarian selection limited and the dish was not very convincing,

Thank Pol I
New York City, New York
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This Upper East Side restaurant offers very good well prepared Turkish dishes. The service is very friendly and also efficient. The space is simple and attractive. Only the noise level is disturbing whenever most of the tables are occupied.

Thank rgellert
Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

So glad we stopped. Delicious, healthy and reasonably priced Turkish food in a cozy setting with very friendly service on the Upper East Side. Can't wait to come back for dinner! Photo is Turkish mixed vegetables with yogurt sauce:

Thank vethomp
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Fresh, well-prepared, good-quality food. It's plain- someimes to a fault- but always healthy and authentic..I'd be glad to see some more adventurous dishes. It can be noisy when crowded at dinner, and it's surprisingly pricey.

Thank Hera38
New York City, New York
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271 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

A restaurant that I never favored, but I gave it another chance because of its convenient location. Glad I did! Our foursome left very happy thanks to several things. It was quiet, it was pleasant, and everyone was extremely happy with their appetizers and entrees. Three of us ordered the shrimp kebabs and raved. I ordered my usual Mixed Grill... More 

Thank RBJoelson
New York
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386 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We ate here because it is very near the 92 Street Y where Jazz in July is presently being presented. A small, modest place that filled up with other jazz lovers, it offers very good Turkish food and pleasant service. The bar makes good cocktails as well. I was thrilled to find they offer manti, beef dumplings in yogurt sauce,... More 

Thank NewYorkWendy
Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I have lived in Turkey for a number of years, and the food at Peri Ela is the best I have ever had. Amazing quality and amazing service. Reasonably priced. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank Amanda W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1361 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10128
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-410-4300

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