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$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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1407 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3769 (bet 73rd & 74th Streets)
(212) 535-1100
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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380 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 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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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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372 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 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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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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159 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
Los Angeles, California
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Max P
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Euphrates
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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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
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
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: (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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