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Pera Mediterranean Brasserie
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Ranked #1,331 of 14,032 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $35 - $65
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 41st and 42nd
Transit: The 4, 5, 6, 7 and S Subway Trains stop at 42nd Street. The M1, M2, M3, M4, M42 and M104 buses stop at East 42nd Street and Madison Avenue.
Description: Pera Mediterranean Brasserie brings an authentic taste of eastern Mediterranean cuisine to Manhattan. The chef leads a team of specialty cooks and collaboratively feature popular meze (small plate appetizers) and meat preparations for a New York audience. Pera features mezes, specially prepared and marinated cuts of grilled meats and seafood, traditional and modern Mediterranean side dishes and regional breads baked a la minute.
Reviewed November 26, 2012

My friends and I have visited this restaurant several times, however, my visit last month proved to be the most delicious thus far.

The ambience is just great. Its good for romantic dinner or for a hang out with the girls. Lighting not to dark but not to bright. The greeters at the door are always smiling and helpful. The food is very good, its not exceptional mediterranean food but its very tasty. This time they had a miniature roasted squash for the special of the night filled with all kinds of exotic mushrooms and shrimp (I had it without the shrimp), it was absolutely delicious. I couldn't get enough of it. So good!

The service is very good. Everyone is friendly and helpful and the chef is very amenable to make almost any dish vegetarian (if it can be done). I love it!

Pera is a bit pricey, but all together a very good time.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Had a great lunch here. We tried a bunch of the mezes and were not disappointed. Very good food. The service was quite attentive and friendly. Lamb adana was great.

Thank Adam R
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Lovely place for a Sunday evening dinner. We both had the prix fix. The Mediterranean peasant salad was terrific and fresh and the Mediterranean meatballs were also excellent. The braised lamb shanks were wonderful but not enough if you have a big appetite. The free range chicken was cooked perfectly. For dessert I had ordered the chocolate nirvana but was served the Turkish rice pudding..and a good thing as I'm watching calories and was able to eat only part of the serving...I would not have been able to do that with the nirvana. Drinks are very pricey.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Stick to the small plates. Their versions of hummus and whipped eggplant were very good. The steamed mussels were served warm to cold. The croquettes were excellent. The entrees were less impressive. The hanger steak was ordered rare but came medium to well. The salad with chicken was disappointing. The Turkish coffee ordered without sugar was still sweet. I ordered the Semolina Dome which was heavy and had only a paltry amount of ice-cream.

Thank Kenmar5
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Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Try the chef's tasting menu . Recommended !

Nice mezes , and the chicken brochette was yummy!

The restaurant was empty, to my surprise.

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Thank ginuwine
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