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“Great food and staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pylos

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Ranked #525 of 13,548 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: East Village
Morristown, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food and staff!”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Reservations are sugested for this gem in the city. We had to wait for our table and had wine next door until it was ready. Very small but you don't notice once you are seated as your friendly server is at your side in a minute. We shared a steak dish and side, and the opted for dessert which was wonderful! Wine was expensive but all in all worth every penny. but worth it. I will go again.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank Beverly Gwen C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We were 4 for dinner. First of all the restaurant at 6pm was filled. Now we know why. The Fish is superb! Fresh, great selection. Reasonably priced, outstanding! The starters were also excellent from fresh salads , to Greek tasters. The wines ....well, they are all Greek. Must like the taste. However, the entire meal was a win win.

  • Visited February 2013
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4 Thank trigger1070
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“One of my all-time favorite restaurants in NYC!”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

This is a hidden treasure in NYC. I love Greek food and had been wanting to try this out for a long time since it got such great reviews. For example, Zagat rated its food a 27 and décor a 23 (97% of Zagat users liked it). In addition, it isn’t overly pricey and seems to be more mid-range. Most other restaurants that get these Zagat ratings are 2-3+ times the price. When we visited, this restaurant exceeded my already high expectations. The food was excellent, the service was great, and the decor and ambience were wonderful. My parents said this was their favorite restaurant of their trip. I've been spoiled by living in cities with fantastic food all my life, and this is one of my all-time favorite places. If you love Greek food, definitely go here. If you don't love Greek food, try it because you may change your mind!! I will definitely be going back here!

Visited January 2013
3 Thank Sarah F
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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Fantastic Modern Greek Food w/ a Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

I love Pylos. Thanks to a Greek friend, I've been lucky to experience this fantastic little restaurant. Pylos is warm and inviting. The decor with ceramic jugs on the ceiling adds to the atmosphere.

Service is friendly and helpful. The menu has something for everyone, meat lovers, seafood lovers, vegetarians, etc. I usually order the moussaka, which is artfully presented as a stack of eggplant, potatoes, and other ingredients. It's delicious. The lemon chicken soup is another favorite of mine. And the bread and dips are very good too.

Prices are fair; in fact, I think they're more than fair, considering the quality.

If you appreciate authentic Greek food, you'll love Pylos. Just be sure to reserve in advance.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Lolaz007
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice downtown Greek”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Pylos is a well-regarded neighborhood Grek restaurant for good reason. The food is substantial and well-served, the service professional and first-rate, with formally-dressed waiters, and the ambience is convivial. Freshly baked bread is a huge plus, recommend the dip trio which complements well and would almost suffice for light eaters. The wine selection, almost entirely sourced from Greece, and reasonably priced, is also a big plus and a revelation in terms of opening new vistas of tastes. As usual for New York the tables are jammed together and the place is full until very late. I also had the whole seabass which was fresh but didn't taste that great.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank JsKorp
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