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Flatiron District
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35 W 20th St, New York City, NY 10011-3709 (Between 5th & 6th Ave)
+1 212-463-7890
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Sunday evening family dinner after a long day in the city. Shared a Greek salad, taramasalata and octopus to start. All excellent, particularly the octopus. Shared branzino for main course except for non-fish eating son who has chicken skewers. Branzino was excellent. Baklava for dessert followed by complimentary liquor. Only minor issue was the wine mark up seemed excessive. Homely,... More 

Thank malibuirishmike
Edgewater, New Jersey
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275 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to frequent Periyali when i worked in the area. We have not been back for a long time. This restaurant still has it! Everything we liked about it back when still shines. Especially the grilled Octopus and the moussaka. The service was as always, outstanding and the vibe was relaxed and comfortable. We will be back.

Thank Lawrence O
New York City, New York
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do not regularly dine out in Manhattan so maybe I am off base by complaining about $14 drinks and $10 water. Four of us had dinner and only two of us had a glass of wine. Everyone thought the food was okay but none of us thought it was unusually good. Grilled shrimp; roasted chicken; special w clams; and... More 

Thank 315David303
Palm Beach, Florida
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691 reviews
569 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first choice in Greek restaurants for 25+ years, we were there last night as a group of 10 people. We had ordered appetizers in advance so we had calmari, giant beans, and other things when we sat down. Eventually, not being rushed, we each ordered an entree. I had steak shish kabob and it was great. Dale had lamb... More 

Thank doug100worth
Harvard, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently, my wife and I returned to Periyali Greek Restaurant, which had been a longtime favorite when we used to live near New York City. We had not revisited the city or Periyali for several years, and when we had lunch there yesterday we were delighted to find it at good as ever! Periyali is quite small and intimate --... More 

Thank Peter G
Hoboken, New Jersey
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357 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great authentic fine dining for Greek cuisine with excellent dishes and comfortable friendly service. Have been going for many years and each time, very pleased with the fish and salads as well as Greek Wines.

Thank StellaHobo
Middletown, New Jersey, USA
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We opened our evening at Periyali at the bar, waiting for our friends to arrive. The restaurant is casual and comfortable. They gave us some complimentary olives with our drinks while we waited. When we were seated, the service was efficient yet unrushed. I had the avgolomeno soup as an appetizer, then lamb chops. We had a plate of baklava... More 

Thank SueCatherine
New York City, New York
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767 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Lovely setting with excellent service and top notch food. The fresh Horitaki Salad, Octopus, chicken was all very good. Nice wine selection. Prices are average. Would return.

Thank Mike P
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is slightly off the beaten track so the hipsters do not show up which is good. Very good Greek food in a nice setting. Acoustics good so you can here others. The octopus, one of their signature dishes, is excellent and can be split. The salad , which you should split as well, is excellent with good tasting tomatoes,... More 

Thank JeffreyFireIsland
New Delhi, India
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235 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

We went to Periyali for dinner and loved the place. The starters of Oktapodi sharas - red wine marinated grilled octopus, Horiatiki salata were absolutely delicious; the main course was charcoal grilled lamb chops and scallops. While I loved the scallops, the grilled lamb chops were slightly tough... The Greek red wine was exquisite and we loved the warmth and... More 

Thank Amit_Sengupta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 W 20th St, New York City, NY 10011-3709
    (Between 5th & 6th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: 1,F,V,N,R,4,6 trains
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-463-7890
A fine dining restaurant in NYC, Periyali showcases elegant Greek cuisine and authentic specialities. Exotic cocktails, Greek wine and Greek spirits feature on the tempting drinks list.

Renowned as one of the most famous Greek restaurants in Manhattan, Periyali redefines Greek cuisine with signature dishes like pan fried calf's liver, red wine marinated octopus or stewed rabbit.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Flatiron District

Neighbourhood Profile
Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighbourhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being the home of a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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