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871 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-3923
+1 212-582-7500
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“moussaka” (94 reviews)
“grilled octopus” (68 reviews)
“greek salad” (51 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
871 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-3923
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is co-located with the Wellington hotel and with the Carnegie Hall immediately adjacent is invariably busy. We considered ourselves fortunate to gain a table without a booking, sadly it would have proved beneficial if we hadn’t. Our meal when it arrived was served...More

Thank patbarron
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went super early, a few min before 6, because we had no reservations. They were fully booked but seated us at the bar. The wine list--six pages of maybe 50 wines/page--was ALL GREEK. Every wine from every island and every province on the mainland....More

Thank intrepid1406
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed our trip to Molyvos with coworkers. Swordfish souvlaki was delicious. A bunch of our group got traditional lentil soup, which was excellent. The apps were fantastic, we tried cheeses, zucchini fritters and a few other items. All great. Baklava for dessert was...More

Thank emmdeeceee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed at the Wellington but never tried this restaurant which is in the lobby. It is beautiful the staff excellent very attentive. We Were there during restaurant week, so we did the prix fixe dinner. I had chicken it was delicious, I will definitely...More

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for lunch before the Downton Abbey exhibit. The food was excellent. The service was also very good. We ordered several small plates. Highly recommend the octopus, flaming cheese and the meatballs. The spreads were also delicious. Excellent bloody Mary! Of course recommend...More

1  Thank sueg807
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This to me is a classic, beautiful New York City restaurant. The decor is tasteful and beautiful. Roomy but intimate and designed so the cacophany of diners is not overwhelming, so you're completely comfortable while eating the delicious food. And it is absolutely delicious. Highly,...More

Thank pirula778
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant. The food absolutely fantastic. Nice atmosphere. Great Greek background music. Had appetizer, main course and dessert. Worth the money. The only downside. The bar staff spent way to much time on their phones. The lady bartender precisely.

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Molyvos, part of the Livanos Restaurant Group, serves authentic Greek cuisine a block south of Carnegie Hall. Traditional fare included my order of moussaka and my husband’s seafood pilaf. A varied and respectable wine list including both reds and whites was available. The bread basket...More

Thank 911carolg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently in New York, my partner and I were looking for something a little different. We happened to start thinking about Greek food, and found Molyvos on 7th Avenue. An attractive restaurant with a very full menu. We felt we’d stumbled into something interesting. And...More

Thank 3,902,244
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I ate lunch here during Restaurant Week. The salad was very good, the salmon was excellent. The entree included lima beans and we were able to substitute spinach instead. I chose baklava for dessert and it was a delicious way to end...More

Thank passionate-gardener
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Response from Dobbstraveler | Reviewed this property |
They have a pre-theater dinner from 5-7pm for $42. That information was on their website.
25 August 2016|
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Response from Oscar S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I doubt it since its greek food, and most dishes carry some kind of nut or nut oil. However, I had a great fish cooked between layers of salt, that I am sure had no nuts. Worth trying but a bit expensive (we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 871 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-3923
    (55th and 56th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 7th Avenue (B, D, E Trains) 57th Street (N, R, Q Trains)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-582-7500
  • E-mail
Inspired by the traditions and heritage of the Greek islands and mainland, Molyvos has been one of New York's most beloved Greek restaurants since its opening in 1997. Named after the seaside village on the Greek island of Lesvos where the Livanos family roots originate, Molyvos is known throughout Manhattan for its rustic Greek country cooking. Executive Chef Carlos Carreto takes diners on a Grecian culinary journey through a variety of mezedes and appetizers, as well as hyper-local specialty Greek cheese and honey, fresh fish, wild greens and savory pies - all accompanied by the largest all-Greek wine list in the U.S.
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