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Molyvos

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871 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-3923 (55th and 56th Streets)
+1 212-582-7500
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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A family oriented Greek restaurant clearly frequented by many regulars and multi-generation families. The ambiance is OK only a bit of excess decibels. Service was prompt except when it came to dessert. The lamp chops were well done and superbly seasoned. The roast chicken very tender but not special. The Lahano Dolmades much too plain with almost an absence of... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been a big fan of Greek food, but this was absolutely amazing. The staff were the kindest, food outstanding and a warming atmosphere.

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Thank Sarah B
Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Molyvos, responded to this review

Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your review. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again. Happy Holidays! The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

Chatham, NY
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend from The Netherlands and I decided Greek sounded good after seeing the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (which was, as always). I'd checked the menu to find that the restaurant offers a prix fixed menu for early and late diners, but nothing on that jumped out at me. So we made a reservation for 7. From 7 - 9:30,... More 

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Thank CLCoronios
Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Molyvos, responded to this review

"It was a perfect match with the lamb..." Awesome! We love to hear from guests that appreciate a good wine pairing. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this detailed review with the TripAdvisor community! it sounds like a very special evening enjoying the best of NYC. We hope to see you back again. Happy Holidays! The... More 

Midland, Texas
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286 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, grandson, and I ate at Molyvos pre-theatre. We ordered from the appetizer menu which offered variety and portions to satisfy our appetites. I ordered grilled octopus, which included three, whole, small octopi, prepared succulent and tasty. My wife ordered roasted organic butternut squash soup, a perfect choice. Our grandson is not an adventuresome eater; the kitchen accommodated his... More 

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Thank BillM551
Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Molyvos, responded to this review

"I can recommend Molyvos without hesitation." Thank you so much for the kind words -- and for taking the time to share your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your pre-theater dining experience with us. We hope to see you back again soon! The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Molyvos has always served as the go to restaurant for holiday's and special occasions. Service never misses a beat, and the food is always out of the park. Rarely am I able to find Greek food, paired with a stellar Greek Wine list anywhere outside of Midtown manhattan. I will continue to go to Molyvos for every special occasion I... More 

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Thank Enrico L
Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Molyvos, responded to this review

"I will continue to go to Molyvos for every special occasion..." What a FANTASTIC review. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us and the TripAdvisor dining community. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to having you back. Happy Holidays! The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit - we ate here on thanksgiving I had red snapper and others had moussaka and scallops for dinner. All were very very good. I cook and I feel I know good food. This restaurant is for those who appreciate good food. We ordered the carafe sangria and the Greek mules - the drinks were equally... More 

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Thank NGVpromoter
Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Molyvos, responded to this review

"This restaurant is for those who appreciate good food." Thank you so much! We appreciate diners that appreciate good food -- and cocktails! Thank you for sharing Thanksgiving with us. Happy Holidays! The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The appetizers are great- especially the mini meatballs and the flaming cheese and the hummus. The Greek salad is good too. The dolmades are the BEST I've had. The Moussaka was not very good compared to other Greek restaurants. The Cannelloni was OK.

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Thank Katherine B
Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Molyvos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your thoughts and feedback. We're sorry to hear that you didn't prefer the Moussaka, but we're happy to hear that you loved the dolmades! We hope you'll come back again and try a few other signatures. Happy Holidays! The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service: My wife and I went here for an early dinner ~5:15 PM on a Friday after a play. The restaurant appeared to be around 50% occupied. We were seated immediately and shortly after we ordered. The busser brought the appetizer. The waiter never checked to see how things were. The busser also brought our entrees. Never once during... More 

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Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Molyvos, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We're very sorry to hear that your first dining experience with us was so disappointing. Welcoming and attentive service is extremely important to us and it sounds like we dropped the ball here. We shared your note with the Molyvos management team and staff. Rest assured that we take customer... More 

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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Night before thanksgiving and we are here at the Hilton ready for the parade tomorrow. Unfortunately, we all forgot to make dinner reservations for tonight. Well TripAdvisor to the rescue! Saw the review, and was excited that the menu met all of our dietary specifics. We took a chance and headed over. I have to say we had an amazing... More 

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Thank Djevojka
Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Molyvos, responded to this review

"Service was great, location was great, ambiance was also perfect..." TripAdvisor to the rescue indeed! Thank you for the kind words -- and for sharing YOUR review with the travel community. We're so glad you stumbled upon Molyvos during your recent stay in NYC. We hope to see you back again next time you find yourselves traveling this way. The... More 

Fox, Oregon
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213 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the pulpo. Boy, did I ever get it! Three or four (I don't remember exactly) of them. That's a lot of octopus. Our 6 year-old grandson was amazed: "Is that really octopus?" "Really?" "Are you going to eat that, Grandpa?" Well, yes I was, and yes I did. The truth is, is was really good-- fresh, carefully cooked,... More 

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Thank David M
Livanos F, Guest Relations Manager at Molyvos, responded to this review

"...carefully cooked, excellent texture as well as flavor." We love to hear that. Grilled Octopus is a house favorite. We're so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing Molyvos with your family. Happy Holidays! The Livanos Restaurant Group More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 871 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-3923
    (55th and 56th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 7th Avenue (B, D, E Trains) 57th Street (N, R, Q Trains)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-582-7500
Description
Inspired by the traditions and heritage of the Greek islands and mainland, Molyvos has been one of New York's most beloved Greek restaurants since its opening in 1997. Named after the seaside village on the Greek island of Lesvos where the Livanos family roots originate, Molyvos is known throughout Manhattan for its rustic Greek country cooking. Executive Chef Carlos Carreto takes diners on a Grecian culinary journey through a variety of mezedes and appetizers, as well as hyper-local specialty Greek cheese and honey, fresh fish, wild greens and savory pies - all accompanied by the largest all-Greek wine list in the U.S.

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