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Parea Prime

36 E. 20th St., New York, NY 10003 40.73892 -73.98925
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-777-8448 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Steakhouse
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10

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Photo by Nicole Franzen

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Official Website

pareabistro.com

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.; 6 at 23rd St.

Prices

$31-$50

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

10th St. to 34th St., 3rd Ave. to 7th Ave.

Profile

This venue is closed.

After Kellari owners Stavros Aktipis and Stanthis Antonakopoulos moved into Parea, the short-lived modern Greek venture by Cleveland chef Michael Symon, he remodeled the restaurant after his more traditional rustic taverna in midtown. The large space is now bathed in yellow light—though the décor is still upscale, with spacious booths, high ceilings, and wine barrel accents. Deliciously spongey, glistening blocks of kaseri cheese—stacked on a divided plate next to nicely grassy olive oil—and warm triangles of pita start every meal. The kitchen is best at simple fare: Mix-and-match souvlaki sticks hold chunks of salty, daintily charred cubes of chicken or tips of steak; an appetizer of plump shrimp, scallops, and mussels dabbed with feta comes in the same light tomato base as plaki, Chilean sea bass in a soupy sauce with firm fingerlings. On the impressively Greek wine list, Moschofilero and Savatiano varietals share space with that Pine-Solesque stalwart, restina.

Recommended Dishes

Souvlaki, $5.95; plaki, $25.95

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