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“Disappointed”

Ravagh Persian Grill
Ranked #1,014 of 14,015 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Persian
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Reviewed March 15, 2013

This was one of the recommended Persian Cuisine Restaurants in New York. I ordered Kashk-Bademjoon, and Soltani. The dinner started off with some generic heated pita bread, with a tiny bowl of mast-o-khiyar (yogurt with cucumbers) and a small bowl of a sour (basil-based) sauce, which was pretty good.

The appetizer (kashk o bademjoon) came out and was just an average dish, well seasoned, but it didn't have Kashk (whey), which is the MAIN seasoning ingredient in the appetizer, hence the name KASHK-o-bademjoon. The manager said that they make it with yogurt, not kashk, never heard that one before.

The Soltani came out, and the Barg was a little tough, and minimal seasoning, wasn't impressed at all, the Koubideh was a bit better seasoned and tastier. The rice was slightly under-cooked. The portions are good.

Overall, it's good to hit a persian restaurant when you go somewhere, the food was ok, the appetizer was disappointing and seemed cheaply made. For almost $40 per person, you can go to a great restaurant and enjoy the food and service. I will definitely be looking at another Persian spot.

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Thank PJ B
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Efficient service, large plates filled with well-cooked food and quiet enough to have a reasonable conversation with tablemates. Best are the boneless chicken and cornish hen kebabs. With the lunch came a tasty & piquant yellow split pea soup. I didn't care for the stew with pomegranate. For the vegetarian, the appetizers can hit the spot.

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Thank tywo
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

A little gem, the restaurant has a lot going for it. The food is tasty, the portions plentiful and the price very reasonable. It can be a bit noisy if busy thanks to the low ceiling, but otherwise the ambience is good. I would recommend this restaurant to others.

Thank Helen C
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Disappointing for the price!
Indifferent food quality, lackluster service and priced too high for the quality and service. Candle light is lovely, but not when it is so dimly lit you can't see your food!!
Surely there are better choices in NYC for Persian food!!

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Thank Weeyahneh
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

I am not an expert of persian food...so don't know if what they serve is authentic. but i can say it is delicious! generous portions of meat and rice. have tried almost all of their entrees....can't pick my favorite!

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