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1407 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3769 (bet 73rd & 74th Streets)
+1 212-535-1100
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Westchester County, New York
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149 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Persian food is a treat. Have taken friends and suggested that friends try the restaurant with positive feedback from them. The hummus is heavenly. Really like the sour cherry rice. Have been there several times. Depends where you sit I guess. We were in the middle of the floor this time. Not so comfortable. Have had the lemon chicken before... More 

Thank WestchesterP2
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Persopolis is a casual restaurant serving traditional Persian and Mediterranean food with entrees such as chicken, lamb, sirloin, kebabs, fish and vegetarian dishes. These are accompanied by your choice of rices, such as polo albalo (basmati rice with sour cherries). The service was friendly and professional There is a good selection of affordable wines. The seating is comfortable with a... More 

Thank Mark G
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I often have dinner at this neighborhood gem. The food is constantly well prepared. There are no words to describe the taste ex pet to say it is fantastic! The staff is knowledgeable and the service is first class.

Thank Henry L
Mahwah, New Jersey
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392 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This is an Upper East Side Persian restaurant with a royal blue awning on Second Avenue between 73rd and 74th Streets. We met some friends here for a summer evening's dinner. Things started off as a terrific experience. Waiters were dressed in checked shirts with vests and the atmosphere is clean and somewhat nondescript/modernish feel. There are exposed brick walls,... More 

Thank Anne C
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Flavorful apps - contrast of textures and flavors and temperatures. Beef entree also well spiced and nicely cooked. Plentiful vegetarian entree. Specialty cocktails very interesting and refreshing on a very hot day.

Thank Tracie S
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We returned to this restaurant after about 6 years expecting a great Persian meal. However, we were quite disappointed. We normally order different dishes to try various items off the menu. As a Persian restaurant it is nice to get a plate of herbs, onion and feta with bread, but you had to order it here. The appetizer of born... More 

Thank Azita-1
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

We booked this at the last minute but we were lucky enough to get a table. Neither of us had tried Persian food before and we were surprised to run into Greek foods on the menu (like the baklava dessert). Anyhow, everything was excellent, given my sweet-tooth I recommend the rice with cherry as a side dish and the lamb... More 

Thank Marinos S
Varese, Italy
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383 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special. Slowish service, average dishes, average prices. Overall not impressed. I have had better middle eastern food

Thank Ettore D
Dominican Republic and Mexico
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Althougj my faborite iranian is still Persepolis in Muscat, Oman, rhe food, ambiance and setting od Persepolis NY is good. We stuffed ourselves with hummis, falafel, cucumber and yougurt, and sultani with safron rice. It was truly good. We did lunch on a Monday, so we pretty much had the place to ourselves, but we hear they are always busy... More 

Thank Miss-Cavita
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267 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the mood for persian food this is a great stop. Everything, apps included are very good. The yogurts, bread, rice-delish. The ambiance is also perfect. If you like beef the koobideh kebab is to die for. Always stop here when I'm in NYC.

Thank HotPocket505

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Middle Eastern, Persian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
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
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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