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35 W 20th St, New York City, NY 10011-3709
+1 212-463-7890
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“octopus” (37 reviews)
“moussaka” (13 reviews)
“baklava” (11 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
35 W 20th St, New York City, NY 10011-3709
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely the best Greek restaurant in Manhattan and has been for at least the 25 years we've been coming. Start with a selection of middle eastern appetizers, including giant beans, grilled octopus, meatballs. Then have either kebobs or lamb chops.....we like them slightly under-cooked. Staff...More

Thank doug100worth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the speakers at a vegetarian festival/conference I attended this summer recommended Periyali and my wife and I decided to go there. There are plenty of foods for omnivores as well. WOW -- it was really great. Hands down the best hummus I've ever...More

Thank sisler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently revisited Periyali for a family dinner, it's been over ten years since our last visit. I'm always impressed when a restaurant manages to keep the edge serving great food with great service in a nice environment. Would become our favorite Greek restaurant if...More

Thank davidbF844BC
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Periyali is a sedate oasis of Greek cuisine in Chelsea. The assorted appetizers were all delicious as was the moussaka and the lamb chops. Service was prompt and the noise level low. Not hip or trendy, Periyali is an adult gem

Thank AJAX6965
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Not our first time. Maybe our last. Service below average. I know Greek food is salty, but this was beyond. Sad, it's seen better times.

Thank virginia s
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

For decades, Periyali has been serving the most delicious Greek food in NYC (the most delicious Greek food ANYWHERE) in a lovely, upscale dining room. We have dined here with family, friends and business associates, and everyone, ever visit, raves about the excellent food and...More

Thank robink62
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Amazing meal and no nonsense service. Everything was fresh and well presented. The halibut and potatoes just incredible. Nice surprise was the Greek chardonnay, give it a try. Next time I'm back in the City, I'll be returning to Periyali.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I can echo what other reviewers have already written. We have eaten here now and then since the 1990s. It is remarkable that the original concept of a restaurant can remain consistent over so many years and somehow still seem fresh and original, yet, at...More

1  Thank NikaJunie
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Been going here for past 20 years and always get a great meal with super service. Great white Greek wine from Santorini. We always start by sharing the Greek Country Salad & the sampler plate of dips with pita. They are famous for their grilled...More

Thank Harvey L
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I go to Greece a couple of times/year to see relatives and when I want the same food in NYC, Periyali is the place for me. The grilled octopus and Moussaka are archetypical. The liver appetizer and rabbit stefado are excellent. The room is really...More

1  Thank Aaron G
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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