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Prespa

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184 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016 40.744690 -73.981014
nr. 31st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-810-4335 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

prespanyc.net

Hours

Daily, noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 33rd St.

Prices

$13-$26

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

23rd St. to 42nd St., First Ave. to Fifth Ave.

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This venue is closed.

Fresh seafood steals the show at Prespa, an unassuming Murray Hill spot which boasts a few outdoor tables shielded from the street by plants. Inside, a blond-wood curved bar with chairs upholstered in cream and aloe opens up to a beautiful high-ceilinged space, which is overlooked by a small balcony with seating at each end. Jazz and acoustic guitar set a lazy mood, and it feels like perpetual summer thanks to the beachy colors, wall tiles, and sconces that throw off a caramel light. Tuna tartare delivers sushi-grade fish on a bed of tangy chickpea and avocado relish with fried artichoke chips. Paper-thin cuts of zucchini and savory, salty prosciutto envelop red snapper on a grid of asparagus with drizzled black olive oil and leek vinaigrette. A similar vibrancy comes through even in the simple arugula salad, whose tart balsamic vinegar is so potent you can smell it as the plate arrives.

Recommended Dishes

Tuna tartare, $13, zucchini-prosciutto wrapped red snapper, $22, Moroccan lamb shank, $19

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