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35 W 20th St, New York City, NY 10011-3709
+1 212-463-7890
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
The Mediterranean cuisine at Periyali has made a name for itself on TripAdvisor, where crowd favorites are the octopus and the moussaka. One diner shared, "Great grilled octopus...More
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
35 W 20th St, New York City, NY 10011-3709
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Reviewed 21 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 6 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 4 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
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Sunday evening family dinner after a long day in the city. Shared a Greek salad, taramasalata and octopus to start. All excellent, particularly the octopus. Shared branzino for main course except for non-fish eating son who has chicken skewers. Branzino was excellent. Baklava for dessert...More

Thank malibuirishmike
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We used to frequent Periyali when i worked in the area. We have not been back for a long time. This restaurant still has it! Everything we liked about it back when still shines. Especially the grilled Octopus and the moussaka. The service was as...More

Thank Lawrence O
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I do not regularly dine out in Manhattan so maybe I am off base by complaining about $14 drinks and $10 water. Four of us had dinner and only two of us had a glass of wine. Everyone thought the food was okay but none...More

Thank 315David303
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Our first choice in Greek restaurants for 25+ years, we were there last night as a group of 10 people. We had ordered appetizers in advance so we had calmari, giant beans, and other things when we sat down. Eventually, not being rushed, we each...More

Thank doug100worth
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Recently, my wife and I returned to Periyali Greek Restaurant, which had been a longtime favorite when we used to live near New York City. We had not revisited the city or Periyali for several years, and when we had lunch there yesterday we were...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 26 March 2017

A great authentic fine dining for Greek cuisine with excellent dishes and comfortable friendly service. Have been going for many years and each time, very pleased with the fish and salads as well as Greek Wines.

Thank StellaHobo
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
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
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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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