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1407 Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10021-3311 (Manhattan)
(212) 535-1100
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Ranked #1,097 of 11,652 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: African, Middle Eastern, Persian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: bet 73rd & 74th Streets
Description: 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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80% Recommend
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English first
Durham, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Based on Trip Advisor reviews we made a reservation. We had a delightful experience, trying appetizers of three kinds of yogurt and three kinds of salads. All were fresh and different tasting. Our entrees included vegetable stew, lemon chicken, saffron chicken and lamb combination. All were excellent and we would happily order them again. We tried three of the different... More

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Rochester, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While better than other Persian restaurants that we have been to in NYC, don't expect to find the flavors of true Persian food. The menu has traditional Persian meals, but the flavor is not there. The white rice is excellent, however the traditional chicken kabob did not have much flavor at all. Drinks are fine, Service was great - just... More

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Hyde Park, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Impeccable service and a wide variety of Persian food is offered either as in restaurant or take out dining. The tasty rice combination offered are some of the best in the city. Desserts can be a treat as well. This is Persian food at it's best and not too expensive.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

...to dine at this warm and friendly Persian restaurant with very attentive and friendly servers and a variety of menu selections that never disappoints. The vodka martini was excellent and the reasonably priced Malbec we selected also excellent. The eight different items on their appetizer sampler were exceptionally good along with a standard pita bread and their own warm pita-like... More

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Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon we decided to stroll through Manhattan and wanted to spend a little time at the Frick Museum but wanted to have a nice lunch beforehand. This restaurant seemed to fit the bill. We were delighted to find they have a two course prix fixe with wonderful options for $17.00, and were even more delighted with... More

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Food was delicious and service was excellent. A must do! The lamb was one of the best dishes I've tried!

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New Hampshire
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Second Avenue is a mess right now because of the subway construction, but this small, sidewalk restaurant is worth the visit. Nice setting; great service. My Persian friend in California says this is the best Persian restaurant in NY. The eggplant dishes are great, the orange scented rice is something special.

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Dallas, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

When we are in New York city we eat here as often as we can. Just a few steps fro our apartment. Wonderful food, and good service. Whenever you are in New York City, be sure and find your way here.

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Ardsley, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Large portions of very good Persian food. Nice atmosphere and good service. Rice dishes are standout. A neighborhood gem.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I have had Persian food a few times and this was outstanding. I had a chicken stew made with shredded chicken and pomegranates. It was thick and rich and particularly enjoyable with the ORANGE scented rice. My husband had a filet mignon kebab that was cooked perfectly and went well with the same rice. the eggplant mezze was quite delicious.... More

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