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US$35 - US$65
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Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern, Turkish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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For flavorful Turkish food infused with contemporary influence, Pera serves to please. Lunch does big business in this attractive dining room, layered ...
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All reviews hummus chicken brochette baklava timbale dip trio mediterranean salad fries grape leaves ground lamb near grand central station business lunch during restaurant week great lunch appetizers phyllo spicy madison
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Reviewed May 20, 2020

I've eaten at this lovely restaurant a couple of times with family and have thoroughly enjoyed it every time. We generally order a few things and share, which is the best way to go because everything is so good that we want to try everything....Their grape leaves, grilled artichokes, and phyllo rolls are all great, as is their lamb Adana and their gnocchi. Prompt, friendly waitstaff and a mellow ambiance. This restaurant is conveniently located near Grand Central Station, which is handy for people coming into the city.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

It’s been ages since I’ve been to Pera. I walk past it twice a day several time a week and think fondly of the lovely lunches and dinners I’ve had there over the years. Last evening’s dinner falls right into place in that catalog of...fond memories. We lingered over our aperitifs, looking at the menu and catching up. Our waiter was handsome and pleasant. The restaurant was not crowded or noisy. It gets no better than that. For her first course, my friend ordered the Mediterranean Salad; cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and Kalamata olives, beautifully presented, with a large block of creamy sheeps’ milk feta cheese on top. I ordered the watermelon feta salad, here served with a basil dressing. Squares of watermelon and feta are arranged in a geometric shape, the bright green dressing complementing the red and white of the salad. It was as pleasing to the eye as it was to the palate. For her main course, my friend chose the lamb chops; 5 little lamb chops, perfectly cooked, and served with roasted fingerling potatoes and bright red piquillo peppers. She shared a lamb chop with me; it was divine. And I shared my Signature Lamb Adana with her, a wonderful combination of ground lamb and spices. The sides of bulgur pilaf and pickled vegetables were nice, but the tasty lamb was my main focus and I finished it. We lingered for nearly two hours; another lovely dinner at Pera to contemplate the next time I walk past.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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group8590, Manager at Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2019

Hi Holly, thank you for dining with us and sharing your experience. We appreciate this lovely review & do hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 18, 2019 via mobile

My sister and I had dinner here after spending a full day in the city. We were looking for a restaurant before heading home by train from Grand Central. We attended a Broadway matinee and made our way to Pera, which was a relatively short...walk. It’s located on Madison between 41 & 42 streets, so if you’re coming from 5th, be sure to walk down 41st, known as Library Way, and enjoy the quotes on the sidewalk plaques. The restaurant is average size, the service was wonderful, and the food was excellent. We each had different options on the Sunday Supper menu, which was a good value. For the appetizer, the trio of dips, yogurt, hummus, and eggplant was better than the salad, which was a little heavy on the cucumbers for my taste. The salmon served on a bed of greens, beluga lentils, and quinoa was superb. The lamb chops were very tender and cooked just the way I ordered them. The baklava bites for dessert were just enough after a large meal. My only complaints were that there was no toilet tissue in the ladies room when we arrived, which was quickly rectified, and the restaurant was dark. I had to bring the menu to the bar area to read it, as there was not a light over our table. All in all, I highly recommend this restaurant, located a few steps from Grand Central.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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group8590, Manager at Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2019

Hi Denise, thank you kindly for sharing this excellent review & for providing us with this feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourself & highly recommend our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

I’ve been to the other pera in SoHo which is also excellent. We started with a host of appetizers including wonderful hummus and shepherds salad. Everything was fresh and delectable. The entrees my guests and I had looked wonderful. I had chicken brochettes with green...beans, all of which melted in my mouth. It’s a bit noisy but if you happen to be in NYC for a Broadway show it is only a 15 minute walk. And worth it.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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group8590, Manager at Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us & sharing this superb review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourself & hope to have you back soon.

Reviewed September 24, 2019 via mobile

Sept 2019, came here for a business lunch and I thought my lunch was delicious. I am not a fan of Mediterranean Food, and I had no choice where we were going to eat, but I am happy we came here. The interior was warm...and inviting with plenty of seating. We started with the Mediterranean Dip Trio, then I ordered the Grilled Vegetable Timbale, that was delicious. As far as ordering Dessert, we all skipped that because we were all too full, maybe next time. All and all, I would come back here and order the same meal.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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group8590, Manager at Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2019

Hello TeeoffS, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your lunch and we hope to have you back next time for dessert.

Reviewed September 8, 2019

We all know that good food is not cheap in NYC -- actually, even food that is not good is not cheap in NYC. This place has amazing food, and, if you go for happy hour 4-7pm, it has great prices too. You can get...one drink (alcoholic) and two small appetizers for $18. The selection is great and it was enough food to pass as our dinner. Drink refills were only $9. This place is just across the street from Grand Central so a great place to stop before your train home. I ordered the coffee and it was some of the best I've had. They leave a whole fresh brewed pot at your table and it is so very smooth that you can tell it is excellent quality. i am definitely adding this to my list of favorite stops in NYC.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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group8590, Manager at Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2019

Thank you so much for adding us to your list of favorite spots in NYC! We are so humbled to make that list & are thrilled to hear that you had an excellent experience dining with us. We look forward to your next visit -...More

Reviewed September 4, 2019

I met a girlfriend here for dinner as she had been here several times. What a great evening! The venue was very busy but the service was good and the noise level was not a problem. We shared the meze platter and Mediterranean fries. Both...were amazing and plenty for both of us. The price for what we ordered was very reasonable too. This place is a real gem that I would visit again in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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group8590, Manager at Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2019

Hello Janiewa, thank you so much for sharing this outstanding review! We appreciate the kind words & love that you and your girlfriend had an excellent experience dining with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 5, 2019

My wife recommended Pera for an after theater dinner. This was also during restaurant week but that was an afterthought. Although I generally do not care for Turkish/Greek food, I was simply amazed at how wonderful Pera was. The restaurant week menu had all of...my choices from the regular menu and that was an additional plus. The manager who greeted us and selected a wonderful private location, the waitress and the server were all consumate professionals and their care was only outdone by the fabulous cuisine.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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group8590, Manager at Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2019

Hi Jack, thank you so much for sharing this detailed review & for sharing you and your wife's experience. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves & that our service was up to your standards. We hope to have you back soon, thank...More

Reviewed July 27, 2019

We went here with friends for Restaurant Week. Everything was superb! The portions were generous, the service excellent and the wine pairings were very good. Wouldn't go back to NYC again without visiting Pera for one of our meals!!

Date of visit: July 2019
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group8590, Manager at Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

What a superb review! Thank you so much for dining with us and sharing your experience. We are so happy to hear that we left you with a lasting impression and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 26, 2019

We caught NYC Restaurant Week; Pera had a fabulous meal and wine setup. We had three courses of wine; a chardonnay (from where, I don't know), a red from Turkey (very nice; like a cab) and a spanish dessert wine (like a sherry). Lots of...food, wonderful taste, good service! Ate there our last night in NYC; if we had gone earlier we would probably have visited them twice!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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group8590, Manager at Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Hi Kirkin, thank you so much for this fabulous review! We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your last evening in New York with us. We hope to see you again soon & can't wait till you return to the big apple!

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