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“Excellent refined Greek Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Molyvos

Molyvos
871 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10019 (Midtown)
+1 212-582-7500
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Ranked #120 of 12,022 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 55th and 56th Streets
Transit: 7th Avenue (B, D, E Trains) 57th Street (N, R, Q Trains)
Description: With a culinary vision rooted in the traditions and heritage of the Greek islands, Molyvos delivers rustic country cooking, featuring unique, regional ingredients from the villages and islands of Greece. Collaborating Chef Diane Kochilas is an award-winning cookbook author, host of Greece's most popular cooking show "Ti Tha Fame Simera Mama?/What Are We Going to Eat Today Mom?" And chef, whose recipes have been featured in Food & Wine, and The New York Times, among other outlets. Kochilas' frequent trips to Greece are the inspiration, informing the menus at Molyvos. Executive Chef Carlos Carreto, an essential part of the Molyvos team for 16 years, is responsible for executing the menu at the restaurant daily.
Harwich, Massachusetts
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Excellent refined Greek Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were looking for a restaurant with good food and pleasant atmosphere and our hotel recommended Molyvos and after reading The Trip Advisor reviews we made a reservation on line. We were very happy with our choice. Patrons can order full entres or chose a variety of small plates. We chose a variety of small plates including braised greens, lamb pie, meatballs grilled octopus and scallops serviche. We thought the octopus was outstanding - tender with a wonderful char. All our choices were excellent except for the scallops.

Service was impeccable and professional and reflects a well managed restaurant. We will return.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Colonia, New Jersey, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great last minute find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

As a fan of seafood and good wine, moly is did not disappoint!! Service was attentive and food was even better... Fresh octopus and fresh sardines...yummmmmm...chocolate baklava was creative as well..though I have had better baklava.. Top notch ambiance as well!!highly recommend..

Visited October 2013
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Excellent and Elegant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had a pretheater dinner here and were totally pleased! The service was impeccable. Be sure to try the octopus appetizer. It was the best I've ever eaten. Both of our fish entrees were flawlessly prepared and served. Pleasing to both the eye and palate. Save space for dessert. The chocolate baklava was a gift from Olympus. Please go and enjoy!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boca Raton, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Greek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My friend and I had a great Greek meal here on Saturday night-Atmosphere ,service and food ! Probably the meatiest mousakka I've ever had and served in an individual large dish. Our first visit but probably not the last!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“First class Greek food with impecable service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Came here after a Broadway matinee and it was a perfect end to a lovely day. The food was delicious and prepared to a very high standard. The waitress was excellent - attenative without being over bearing. The setting is ideal for a quite dining experience - the restaurant was busy but you could hear yourself speak.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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