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Persepolis

#1,471 of 11,353 Restaurants in New York City
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1407 Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10021-3311 (bet 73rd & 74th Streets)
(212) 535-1100
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Persepolis Is a Persian/ Mediterranean restaurant with a dynamic...
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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    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Persian good, nice ambiance

Persepolis is definitely the best place in Manhattan for Persian food. It offers all the classical choices (chelokabab, joojekabab, khoresh, various rice and stew combinations), with a good choice of starters and desserts. The quality of the food is very good, bread is cooked on-site in their oven... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It took me a while to write this review but it was so good i put it on my "TO DO LIST". We were sent there by friends who like close by! it was a freezing night but we braved it because we were told it was THAT good and OH MY! you don't find a lot of middle Eastern... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Persepolis is definitely the best place in Manhattan for Persian food. It offers all the classical choices (chelokabab, joojekabab, khoresh, various rice and stew combinations), with a good choice of starters and desserts. The quality of the food is very good, bread is cooked on-site in their oven. As starter go for the crunchy "TahDig Gheymeh", the tasty Mast Moosir... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I have been enjoying Persepolis for over 25 years. It serves excellent middle eastern dishes such as kebabs, tabouli, hummous, and other wonderful dishes - as well as delicious desserts and tea. The restaurant is spacious so you don't feel cramped, and is a great place to go, relax and have a conversation. Service is good.

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

To be honest, I do not clearly recall what we had for starters in this SUPERB-SERVICE restaurant but I can tell you this much: all of them were DELICIOUS especially most of the starters (we ordered more than half of them I guess). The Greek red wine that I have chosen was TERRIFICALLY MESMERIZING and deserved to be connoisseurly consumed... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The food was delicious, however, looking at the menu, I wouldn't say that this is a persian restaurant. Kebab was good, rice with safran - that looked persian but being the person who visited Iran, I can say the menu is lacking traditional persian dishes.

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited this restauant on a cold windy Sunday evening, the atmosphere was warm and inviting. The best part of the esperience was the honestly prepared food. We had the Beet salad, folowed by a hearty stew (Khaesht ghorneh sabzi) with steamed spinach. It was fabulous! The service was attentive but not over bearing. I recommend without hesitation.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Good restorant for ethnic middle eastern food, I have to say the food was great, good athmospere, have sambousac or samoosa as an entree and Pomagrate chicken. And that's a great dinner.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Bored of American food, we wanted to try a Persian restaurant close to where we were staying and there wasn't one very close by--so we had a little browse and decided to do the 30 minute walk in the cold and visit. God are we glad we did. This place is cozy, offers great service and has incredible food. With... More 

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New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If I submitted to TripAdvisor a picture of the main course that I had, anyone looking at that picture, but not reading my review would be tempted to go to the restaurant and order it, so I won't do that. I started the meal off with falafel ($7), an appetizer I was sure I would find to be very good.... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Since I am Persian, I know what is a good Kabob and what is a good stew. The kabob was just fine, nothing special for the huge money you are going to pay. Small portion of rice, that you run out of it during eating your kabob. The stew was nothing like the Persian stew they described on their menu.... More 

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Additional Information about Persepolis

Address: 1407 Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10021-3311
Phone Number: (212) 535-1100
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: African, Middle Eastern, Persian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1407 Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10021-3311
    (bet 73rd & 74th Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 535-1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: African, Middle Eastern, Persian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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