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Upper East Side
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1407 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3769 (bet 73rd & 74th Streets)
+1 212-535-1100
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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373 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal of tender beef dishes--different additions but both with wonderful flavor from dried lime! Of course, we began with delicious appetizers and ended with desserts. The food was very satisfying on a cold January night. We will return! Good service, friendly patrons and pleasant atmosphere all around. Oh yes--near a new 2nd Ave. subway stop, as... More 

Thank Nancy2005
New York City, New York
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided (three of my foreign business customers and I) decided to have a Persian meal rather than go for the usual steak house. Comments: Our cocktails were well prepared, our appetizers tasty and the kebabs excellent - moist and tasty. The rice was extraordinary and so was the service. A good place to have a nice meeting to unwind... More 

Thank Henry L
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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217 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal which started with delicious warm Baba made with egg plant,goat cheese and walnuts. The best entree was definitely the lamb shank so moist and tender. You have to have the basmati rice with sour cherries. I am still raving about the rose ice cream. Prices were reasonable Service was fair

Thank billcarroll289
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Found this restaurant on line whilst researching what to do in New York. As I love Persian cuisine, we thought we would try it. And it didn't disappoint. The eggplant starter was Delicious and the Vegetarian Ghormeh Sabzi was mouth-wateringly good. If you want the true taste of Persia in a truly delightful setting then this is the place to... More 

Thank Joan B
Franklin, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Took my girlfriend to this restaurant last week, What great service, timely with no interruptions, food was excellent and served warm. would highly recommend you trying this restaurant. Also upper East side is a great location to walk after dinner.

Thank robert A
Westchester County, New York
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160 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Persian food is a treat. Have taken friends and suggested that friends try the restaurant with positive feedback from them. The hummus is heavenly. Really like the sour cherry rice. Have been there several times. Depends where you sit I guess. We were in the middle of the floor this time. Not so comfortable. Have had the lemon chicken before... More 

Thank WestchesterP2
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Persopolis is a casual restaurant serving traditional Persian and Mediterranean food with entrees such as chicken, lamb, sirloin, kebabs, fish and vegetarian dishes. These are accompanied by your choice of rices, such as polo albalo (basmati rice with sour cherries). The service was friendly and professional There is a good selection of affordable wines. The seating is comfortable with a... More 

Thank Mark G
New York City, New York
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I often have dinner at this neighborhood gem. The food is constantly well prepared. There are no words to describe the taste ex pet to say it is fantastic! The staff is knowledgeable and the service is first class.

Thank Henry L
Mahwah, New Jersey
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409 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is an Upper East Side Persian restaurant with a royal blue awning on Second Avenue between 73rd and 74th Streets. We met some friends here for a summer evening's dinner. Things started off as a terrific experience. Waiters were dressed in checked shirts with vests and the atmosphere is clean and somewhat nondescript/modernish feel. There are exposed brick walls,... More 

Thank Anne C
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Flavorful apps - contrast of textures and flavors and temperatures. Beef entree also well spiced and nicely cooked. Plentiful vegetarian entree. Specialty cocktails very interesting and refreshing on a very hot day.

Thank Tracie S

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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
USD 31 - USD 40
Middle Eastern, Persian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1407 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3769
    (bet 73rd & 74th Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-535-1100
Persepolis Is a Persian/ Mediterranean restaurant with a dynamic atmosphere and 20 years of experience! We are located in the Upper East Side on 2nd Avenue & 73rd Street. Our chef San Sethachutkul’s goal is to serve the finest Persian Feast and the best ingredients available from local markets & Persian imports. We prepare a simple yet creative menu that highlights those ingredients. The restaurant is famous for verity of kebabs and refreshing salads and gently spiced grilled meats. The yogurt and cucumber blended with a little mint is made exceedingly well and is an ideal cool compliment to Persepolis’ rounds of Pita & Barbari bread. Our kebabs which include moist and delicious salmon or saffron chicken are served without heavy sauces. Instead they are served with a choice of four rices including an intriguing blend of Basmati rice and marinated sour cherries. Our personalized wine list truly compliments our cuisine. We also offer a full classic bar.
We look forward to seeing you!

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