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“Great kebab and other Persian dishes”
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Persepolis
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Ranked #2,555 of 13,941 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Cross street: bet 73rd & 74th Streets
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!
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Second Avenue is a mess right now because of the subway construction, but this small, sidewalk restaurant is worth the visit. Nice setting; great service. My Persian friend in California says this is the best Persian restaurant in NY. The eggplant dishes are great, the orange scented rice is something special.

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Reviewed December 15, 2013

When we are in New York city we eat here as often as we can. Just a few steps fro our apartment. Wonderful food, and good service. Whenever you are in New York City, be sure and find your way here.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Large portions of very good Persian food. Nice atmosphere and good service. Rice dishes are standout. A neighborhood gem.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

I have had Persian food a few times and this was outstanding. I had a chicken stew made with shredded chicken and pomegranates. It was thick and rich and particularly enjoyable with the ORANGE scented rice. My husband had a filet mignon kebab that was cooked perfectly and went well with the same rice. the eggplant mezze was quite delicious. the wines were good (merlot and riesling by the glass). You must get the orange rice, it is really fantastic with almonds, golden raisins and orange peel. for dessert we had pistachio baklava which was not very much in quantity but hey, who needs to eat too much dessert? I recommend this place highly if you are looking for a laidback place and you are in the mood for something different: Not italian, not seafood, not nouvelle cuisine, etc. At Persepolis, you will find an interesting, varied menu with a unique blend of spices and aromatics. The service is efficient and polite and the decor is OK but nothing special.

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Thank Sudha P
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Persepolis is a lovely local restaurant. The food is fine. The assorted rices are terrific. Even the wine list has a few interesting entries too.

Thank Peter S
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