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Peri Ela

1361 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10128
+1 212-410-4300
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“mixed grill” (5 reviews)
“borek” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
1361 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10128
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
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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...More

Thank Forest-Hills-Cynic
Reviewed 4 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...More

1  Thank Inna A
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...More

Thank Lars U
Reviewed 16 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
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
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
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
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....More

Thank RBJoelson
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...More

Thank NewYorkWendy
Reviewed 10 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
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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How long in business @ that location ?
22 December 2015|
Response from Mark G | Reviewed this property |
About 8 years
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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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