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Periyali

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35 W. 20th St., New York, NY 10011 40.740169 -73.992049
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-463-7890 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Price Range: $$$

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    8 out of 10

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Official Website

periyali.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, noon-3pm and 5pm-11pm; Fri, noon-3pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm Sat, 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sun, 5pm-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F, M at 23rd St.

Prices

$21-$31

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This is the restaurant that first made diners aware that there was more to Greek food than a hunk of lamb on a vertical spit. Periyali took the plates away from Zorba and set them down in a room that exudes the quiet whitewashed, salt-air scented charm of mornings in Mykonos. And while other places have reduced the novelty of combining bouzouki music and class, Periyali’s succulent baby chicken, unfussily grilled fish, and uncommonly light moussaka can still surprise and beguile with their cultivated polish.

Recommended Dishes

Moussaka, $21; grilled lamb chops, $31

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