128 E. 7th St., New York, NY, 10009
nr. Ave. A
By eastvillbobogirl on 1/23/2011
I went here on a Saturday night for a late night date. The space is lovely - beautifully decorated and yet the vibe is welcoming and unpretentious. We split a very good (and reasonably-priced $40 bottle of wine). The food was fantastic - like the decor: stylish and tasteful but completely unpretentious, Greek comfort food. The server was attentive but not overbearing. The excellent staff and "home-cooked" food allow this place to maintain a family - owned vibe, while still being a great place for a more dressy night out. Pylos is an absolute gem!
By eveliendje on 9/26/2010
I went there this evening with a party of 7, and we sampled pretty much everything on the menu. Wow. Every single dish - from the meatballs, to the octopus, farmer's salad, my pistachio crusted bass, the chocolate mousse, and beyond - was absolutely outstanding. The only downside was our waiter, who was quite rude and unprofessional. One of our party's members was stuck in subway delays, so the six of us ordered an expensive bottle of wine to start. We also wanted to order several appetizers (read: almost every one listed on the menu) to start off with and quell our hunger. However, the waiter refused to take our order for the appetizers without also hearing our main dish choices. When we asked why, he told him that it was simply their policy. When we pressed him a little bit (we were starving!), he told us that if we waited an extra 10 minutes and our guest still hadn't arrived, he would take our appetizer orders (which is what ultimately happened). Wow, thanks for cutting us a break, dude. Despite the waiter's stuck up attitude, I still plan on going back soon. That food is to die for.
By voisla on 7/9/2010
I've been coming to Pylos for years. Greek friends have given it the stamp of authenticity and I list it as one of my standard "consistently delicious" restaurants. I've tried most things on the menu and all have been authentic and flavorful. The menu is varied with a lot of choices of small plates, salads, or if you're in the mood for the full experience, their entrees are superb- I recommend the lamb and the fish. Desserts are so so, but by the time you're done you're usually too full for it anyway. The decor is tasteful, understated, and the service is attentive without being cloying. The wine menu also offers delicious and affordable greek wines. Make reservations, though. There's usually a steady crowd waiting to be seated, unless you're open to waiting for the communal table in back.
By jetkanter on 5/26/2010
I love this restaurant. It's one of my favorite in the city. Amazing duck and their lamb is delicious. Also try their appetizer meatballs, delic!
By foodiecritic on 4/3/2010
Went to Pylos for an evening with friends to have some Greek food, but as soon as we arrived for our confirmed reservation we were treated to rudeness and unprofessionalism I have never encountered before at a restaurant. If it had been nyc restaurant rudeness I wouldn't have complaints, but without provocation the manager threatened my group. This left us puzzled as to what his problem was since he didn’t mention it during his tirade. Instead of getting to enjoy a great meal we were treated to the ill manners and intolerable Client relations that this restaurant feels acceptable.
By victoriam31 on 2/23/2009
After having spent 12 consecutive summers in Greece, this is my favorite Greek place in town. The decor is reminiscent of the islands and the food is as authentic as it gets. They have some wonderful Santorini whites and the lamb and whole grilled fish is not to be missed. The service can get a little slow when busy, but it's worth the wait.
By lmg on 3/12/2008
have been going here for the past few years. truly can not beat the quality of the food and service from the staff. the wine bar is fun and if you have a chance talk to Christos, the owner, he is friendly and can recommend the perfect touches to add to your meal. the salad, octopus, and lamb are not to be missed.
By CaptainCook on 10/7/2005
Well, not to beware. I've been a couple of times, and both were enjoyable. The Greek Cab recommended by the waitperson was a surprise, and delicious, at $32 a bottle. The moussaka was a disappointment (and left my stomach churning), but the fried veggies were superb. The salad was so-so (fortunately, the lousy olives were few in number). They do well with whole fish and lambshanks were very good.
By susanec on 10/5/2004
This place is great--been here tons of times and always get the octopus appetizer. Great wine selection and their dips are some of the best I've had..
By Sophyv on 6/11/2004
Walking in to the restaurant you experience a feeling of old country- great earth tones and the ceiling is all intricately suspended clay pots. The food is great from the delectable cheese pies to the shrimp with artichokes and all the desserts are fanastic- try the sour cherry napoleon- I was a skeptic too. Wine list is Greek only but it is sufficient and the service is impeccable. Worth the trip to Avenue A.