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1407 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3769
+1 212-535-1100
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1407 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3769
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant, whose owner is a former Iranian league soccer player who played in the famous Persepolis club (hence the name!), is a very good place to discover Persian cuisine I have been going here for at least 15 years and it has been consistently...More

Thank R C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a gem. Food is always so good! Beef Stew and Tilapia my faves. Service is always friendly. And they have a great happy hour deal.

Thank solocapri
Reviewed February 24, 2018

I know this place since 1998. The menu is still the same and it's great. I used to go as a single guy, and brings different girlfriends, now my kids love it too. I always take the same stuff. Humus, Yagourt with scallions, saffron chicken...More

Thank EricMarc88
Reviewed February 19, 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere. I had rack of lamb with herbs and saffron. Tender and delicious. It came with couscous and veggie. Very good baba as appetizer and a good italian wine (Montepulciano) along made the evening very enjoyable. My friends order scallops and...More

Thank reeldoc
Reviewed February 12, 2018

Stopped for a late lunch. We were the only table but the 3 waiters were chatting with each other and could not be bothered by us. None the less ,food--when arrived was delicious, especially the eggplant meze and the couscous side.The negligence by the waiting...More

Thank Uriel1123
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

All really tasty and service was honest, kind and professional. It is a pitty that you cant find home made dolmeh though... I would advise to work on that as its an amazing dish to.eat home made

Thank yasminjp87
Reviewed January 29, 2018

The service is attentive, it seems like there are more waiters than in your typical restaurant this size. The Ash Soup, $8, available every day, has spinach, beans, chickpeas and barley, was pleasingly flavorful and resembled the flavor of lentil soup. The Baby Barg (lamb...More

Thank Harvey M
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Arrived just after 6pm and was seated immediately. The restaurant seemed to get to 80+% capacity within the hour. The initial service was prompt. Water glasses were filled almost immediately. Ordered the Mediterranean Guacamole, Soltani Sirlion and Lamb Shank amongst others. The breads came with...More

Thank Plus2kids
Reviewed December 23, 2017

We frequent Persopolis since the persian food is good and its the only place in the area for this type of food. The service is never stellar but we go, it's local, easy, and reasonable. Decent food is not a reason to accept bad service....More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed December 23, 2017

Persepolis was our first experience with Persian cuisine and we had a wonderful evening. Our friends had been to Persepolis previously, so they acted as our guides through a wonderfully broad menu. We ultimately decided to share a trio of salads, a trio of eggplant...More

Thank Clayton2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1407 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3769
    (bet 73rd & 74th Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-535-1100
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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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