Molyvos

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4898 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Greek

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A Livanos' family creation, Molyvos is the closest you can get to Greece in New York City. Critics agree that Molyvos serves perhaps the finest example of Greek cuisine in New York, and beyond. People from around the world have discovered that Molyvos serves the true foods and wines of Greece, along with a large dose of the country’s warm and lively spirit. Molyvos’ menu is built upon the home-style cooking of Greece using authentic recipes, classical cooking techniques and superior ingredients. The wine list, under the keen direction of Kamal Kouiri, is unique for its depth and breadth of excellent Greek labels and small producers from the Mediterranean whose wine deserves to be enjoyed. Molyvos also boasts a carefully selected Pre and Post-theatre menu that perfectly accompanies an evening of entertainment.

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vipLePeche
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have dined here a few times on other visits to Manhattan and will return on another trip.

As the Coronavirus brings theater closings and social distancing, it is saddening to see an excellent facility sparsely populated.

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JonB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service, authentic menu, comfortable environs. Although it was not very busy when we dined there, it was quiet and relaxing. Would definitely return and recommend.

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vipLiff
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent and fresh middle eastern dishes and very accommodating. Great place to go if you are near Carnegie Hall

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PattyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Short ribs were the best I've ever had. Everything was amazing

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vipMichaelF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great Greek food. Some of the best that I have had in the city.

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mimmik
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always love dining at Molyvos, for the outstanding food and cocktails, the welcoming ambience, and the superlative service.

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MayaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is always one step beyond what you might find in traditional Greek restaurants. Even the somewhat generic Greek Salad is not what you would expect. The spread dishes were a bit small for sharing. Grilled fish was prepared to perfection. Overall the food and the service was excellent, but a tiny bit pricey. Will definitely come again!

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vipJudyR
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

One of our regular stops when we're in midtown Manhattan. Greek food very fresh and delicious.

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vipRutman
London
63 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food and ambience. The downside was the service was stiff.

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vipKatherineH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Molyvos offers excellent Greek dishes and wines and the staff are friendly and helpful. This is an excellent choice for neighborhood residents and people going to theatres and concert sites in the area,

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vipmisty
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always welcoming. Good food. Excellent pre-Carnegie dinner.

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vipLuvtodine
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasant and attentive service. The lamb is outstanding. Great location by Carnegie Hall

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant, a lovely way to begin a Carnegie Hall evening!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Porzioni ottime e abbondanti. Gentilezza e professionalità nel servizio. Un angolo di vera Grecia a NYC

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Mike13
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Updated decor, refined Greek cooking. Range of seating aread

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vipmichaelm
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. If you like Octopus make sure you try there appetizer.

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BradK
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food (octopus appetizer, scallops and lavraki with sauteed spinach) was exceptional, and service was outstanding. Will definitely return for another wonderful meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

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DoloresR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A great Greek restaurant in the Wellington Hotel. Perfect location for anyone attending an event at New York City Center, as we were. A lovely menu and friendly staff. We parked our car at City Parking , 77 West 55th Street Garage.

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Delicious
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely, delicious place to dine before Carnegie Hall events, or any event!

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MartiD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat at the bar for lunch and had a lovely meal, including a very interesting chat with Kamal who, among other duties, buys the wines for Molyvos. The wine list is extraordinary; we enjoyed both a red and a white.

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LincolnCenterLover
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Labor shortage in the kitchen. They either forgot or were backed up on our order.

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KevinM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Greek food. Fish was super fresh and the menu was reasonably priced for the area and quality. Would highly recommend a visit!

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CarolR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

I made an early reservation for my mother and myself for dinner at 5:30. When I arrived I noticed an empty booth. I asked the hostess if we could please sit there. She said no it is for groups of 4 which was fine. However, she seated us at a table for 4 people. When I mentioned this to her she walked away. The entire time we ate the booth remained empty. I ordered one salad and two entrees they only brought us one entree. When I mentioned it they went back and brought the other one out. I just felt we were treated like we were insignificant. The first impression of not allowing us to sit in the booth set the tone. If she would have said it is reserved or given a logical response I would have understood.

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pqitalian
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Despite having few customers, it took 3 requests for pita and the soup arrived long after a reasonable period. That being said, the spreads and pita were delicious and the flavoring of the greek lemon soup unusually light but flavorful. All would have been fine had the wait staff not been so incredibly neglectful.

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vipDebby
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We enjoyed the new salad added to the menu but the beef rib though tasty was kind of small for what we were charged . Service was adequate but why was cold air blowing?

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Richard
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food at very good prices. Great service; very attentive. Nice size portions and very diverse menu. Great value for NYC. Moderate noise level which declines a great deal after 7:30pm when all the theater goers depart.

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SusanM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my fifth time dining at Molyvos and it is consistently great! The service is wonderful and the food is always fresh, delicious and interesting. I have had several different things now and thoroughly enjoyed them all. The baklava ice cream sundae is not to be missed! Lovely wine selection as well. Very comfortable atmosphere and I love that the hostess asked us where we would prefer to be seated rather than just deciding for us as most places do.

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Restaurantmaven
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Though I truly love Molyvos and have since it opened decades ago but, lunch for 2 for over $200 is not what I consider a fair price. The service is brisk and professional but each of the servers that came to our table didn't appear to be happy campers. A smile, please? Otherwise, the food and most everything else was 10+. Oh, it was my husband's birthday and the restaurant knew ahead of time. The result? One tiny candle stuck in the trip of a cut strawberry alongside the dessert he ordered...and paid for. Really Molyvos!

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vipChrisE
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

A bit pricey but the food is excellent. Nice atmosphere for a romantic dinner or family night out. Short ribs entree is outstanding as are the desserts. Try this classy hidden gem of a restaurant and judge for yourself.

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SharonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

excellent food and service
great pre theater dinner

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Traveler
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb! Food was perfect and the service excellent.

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vipMichaelB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice Valentine’s Day meal. Delicious special fixed price menu for the occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Wonderful food. Great service. Definitely will make this a favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Extremely noisy space.........good food and great server.

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vipChips
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We were promptly seated at our quiet table of choice in the rear part of the restaurant. At 6:00 pm, the restaurant was quite busy with Carnegie Hall concert-goers and others, so service was a bit slower than usual. My husband’s scallops were quite delicious, my avogolemono soup was tasty but very thin, and our taramasalata was tasty. The wine list is large and Greek, so sometimes it is a bit difficult to identify the desired wine, but overall, it is an excellent spot for pre-concert dining.

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Chudsy
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great. Impeccable service. Delicious food. There are so many choices; it is also a very good choice for vegetarians.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews