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Fri, 2/22
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Little bites to share with ouzo and cocktails
“Caviar” Mousse (Taramosalat)
Tarama, almonds, potatoes
Roasted Eggplant Spread (Melitzanosalata)
Garlic, herbs
Sheep's Milk Yogurt Dip (Tzatziki)
Cucumber, garlic, mint, dill
Hummus (Revithia Hummus)
Chick peas,‏ tahini, garlic, extra virgin olive oil
Marinated Greek Olives (Elies)
Kalamata, thasos, volos, citrus, oregano
Ouzo Cured Salmon (Pastos Solomos)
Sumac onions,‏ chickpea cake
Yiayia's Meatballs (Keftedes)
Red wine, tomato, cumin
Lamb & Pork Sausage (Loukaniko)
Fennel, orange,‏ coriander
Three Cheese Fritters (Tyrokroketes)
Spinach, rice
Chicken Soup (Kotosoupa Avgolemono)
Egg, lemon, dill
Greek Salad (Horiatiki Salata)
Cucumbers, peppers, red onions, kalamata olives, dodoni feta, chef jim’s new greek cuisine olive oil
Baby Beet Salad (Patzaria Me Gigantes)
Giant white beans, skordalia
Grilled Octopus (Octapodi Skharas)
Arugula, warm smoked fingerling potatoes, white beans, capers, red wine vinaigrette
Haloumi Cheese (Saganaki)
Ouzo, lemon, butter
Stuffed Cabbage (Lahano (Olmades)
Ground lamb, beef, pork, arborio rice, avgolemono, scallions, dill
Molyvos Moussaka( Moussaka )
Spiced ground lamb and beef, potato, eggplant, pepper, yogurt béchamel
Grilled Chicken Paillard (Kotopoulo Skharas)
Country-style greek salad, dodoni feta
Warm Leg of Lamb Wrap (Arni Se Pita)
Sumac onions, tomatoes, romaine, yogurt garlic sauce
Inspired by the traditions and heritage of the Greek islands and mainland, Molyvos has been one of New York's most beloved Greek restaurants since its opening in 1997. Named after the seaside village on the Greek island of Lesvos where the Livanos family roots originate, Molyvos is known throughout Manhattan for its rustic Greek country cooking. Executive Chef Carlos Carreto takes diners on a Grecian culinary journey through a variety of mezedes and appetizers, as well as hyper-local specialty Greek cheese and honey, fresh fish, wild greens and savory pies - all accompanied by the largest all-Greek wine list in the U.S.
$30 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic meal, sat at the bar with the most amazing bartender. She was attentive and made sure our food was prepared perfectly to manage allergies/ preferences. She was on top of every detail. Amazing wine selection and best in class octopus. Beautiful setting. Can’t wait...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SaraSaraL1
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food is amazing, the environment cozy and the service is exceptional. This is clearly run by a family who cares about every aspect of the dining experience.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank grahammblank
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like Greek food, then you don't want to miss this place. Best octopus ever! Very reasonably priced.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TimS12345678
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Molyvos is one of our favorite restaurants in NYC. The food is very good, and the restaurant is very lovely. Service was good, I'd recommend this restaurant if you're in the neighborhood. You won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank neldam815
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really excellent dining experience: the food, both variety and quality, was superb; the service was attentive and helpful; the ambiance was delightful. Excellent wine seletion, much from the mainland of Greece and Crete.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and service was good. Portions were a bit small but all entrees were nicely plated and fresh tasting.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Greg B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve spent many NYE dinners here. The food is always good. The fish dishes are delicious. The Greek salad is great. We were a little disappointed this year that the didn’t decorate.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AuntieMRA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve been here before and enjoyed the atmosphere and the food . This time we were seated up front behind the bar, it was a totally different experience. Drinks took a while to arrive, but appetizer was served immediately. Entrees came fairly quickly also. Did...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roberta H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the food here. I have eaten the dolmas (not rolled with grape leaves, rather cabbage), the Greek lamb burger, and I drank retsina wine each time. Everything was delicious!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank montolino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our dinner at Molyvos. The fig martini started the evening on just the right note. I loved the grilled sardine appetizer. My husband had the most wonderful moussaka. If you enjoy Greek food in a lovely setting -- not too noisy,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GlobeTrotting807623
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like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
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and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
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Shorts are fine for children.
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They have a pre-theater dinner from 5-7pm for $42. That information was on their website.
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