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Persepolis

#1,867 of 10,033 Restaurants in New York City
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Upper East Side
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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
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Varese, Italy
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352 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

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

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Dominican Republic and Mexico
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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231 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

I was in NYC for 40 hours and my friends picked me up at my Times Square hotel to dine here. Very happy with their selection! Not only was it great to get away from the hub hub of Times Square (which made it easier to grab an Uber to the airport) but what a wonderful restaurant. I should share... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

My friend and I had lunch at this excellent restaurant in January 2016. The food was fresh, very well cooked and the presentation of the food was great. The service was excellent. The place is very nice and maintained high level of excellence. I would definitely go back again.

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Four of us went for dinner at this neighborhood gem. We told the maître d' that we wanted plenty of time to talk so wanted an out-of-the-table. He put us at a table in the front window, around the corner from the vestibule. Despite it's location, it wasn't cold or drafty nor did we have any problems with service. The... More 

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Katonah, New York
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

I've been here for lunch and dinner, three times and enjoyed great service and truly tasty menus. My favorite includes the array of eggplant appetizers along with saffron infused chicken entrees.

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

An interesting and varied menu. Attractive and comfortable place to sit and chat without too much noise - unusual for Upper East Side NY! Food was very good and the service excellent.

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Restaurant Details

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