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Persepolis

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Upper East Side
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1407 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3769 (bet 73rd & 74th Streets)
+1 212-535-1100
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12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal which started with delicious warm Baba made with egg plant,goat cheese and walnuts. The best entree was definitely the lamb shank so moist and tender. You have to have the basmati rice with sour cherries. I am still raving about the rose ice cream. Prices were reasonable Service was fair

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Thank billcarroll289
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this restaurant on line whilst researching what to do in New York. As I love Persian cuisine, we thought we would try it. And it didn't disappoint. The eggplant starter was Delicious and the Vegetarian Ghormeh Sabzi was mouth-wateringly good. If you want the true taste of Persia in a truly delightful setting then this is the place to... More 

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Thank Joan B
Franklin, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my girlfriend to this restaurant last week, What great service, timely with no interruptions, food was excellent and served warm. would highly recommend you trying this restaurant. Also upper East side is a great location to walk after dinner.

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Thank robert A
Westchester County, New York
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157 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Persian food is a treat. Have taken friends and suggested that friends try the restaurant with positive feedback from them. The hummus is heavenly. Really like the sour cherry rice. Have been there several times. Depends where you sit I guess. We were in the middle of the floor this time. Not so comfortable. Have had the lemon chicken before... More 

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Persopolis is a casual restaurant serving traditional Persian and Mediterranean food with entrees such as chicken, lamb, sirloin, kebabs, fish and vegetarian dishes. These are accompanied by your choice of rices, such as polo albalo (basmati rice with sour cherries). The service was friendly and professional There is a good selection of affordable wines. The seating is comfortable with a... More 

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Thank Mark G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I often have dinner at this neighborhood gem. The food is constantly well prepared. There are no words to describe the taste ex pet to say it is fantastic! The staff is knowledgeable and the service is first class.

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Thank Henry L
Mahwah, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is an Upper East Side Persian restaurant with a royal blue awning on Second Avenue between 73rd and 74th Streets. We met some friends here for a summer evening's dinner. Things started off as a terrific experience. Waiters were dressed in checked shirts with vests and the atmosphere is clean and somewhat nondescript/modernish feel. There are exposed brick walls,... More 

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Thank Anne C
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Flavorful apps - contrast of textures and flavors and temperatures. Beef entree also well spiced and nicely cooked. Plentiful vegetarian entree. Specialty cocktails very interesting and refreshing on a very hot day.

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We returned to this restaurant after about 6 years expecting a great Persian meal. However, we were quite disappointed. We normally order different dishes to try various items off the menu. As a Persian restaurant it is nice to get a plate of herbs, onion and feta with bread, but you had to order it here. The appetizer of born... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

We booked this at the last minute but we were lucky enough to get a table. Neither of us had tried Persian food before and we were surprised to run into Greek foods on the menu (like the baklava dessert). Anyhow, everything was excellent, given my sweet-tooth I recommend the rice with cherry as a side dish and the lamb... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Persian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1407 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-3769
    (bet 73rd & 74th Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-535-1100
Description
Persepolis Is a Persian/ Mediterranean restaurant with a dynamic atmosphere and 20 years of experience! We are located in the Upper East Side on 2nd Avenue & 73rd Street. Our chef San Sethachutkul’s goal is to serve the finest Persian Feast and the best ingredients available from local markets & Persian imports. We prepare a simple yet creative menu that highlights those ingredients. The restaurant is famous for verity of kebabs and refreshing salads and gently spiced grilled meats. The yogurt and cucumber blended with a little mint is made exceedingly well and is an ideal cool compliment to Persepolis’ rounds of Pita & Barbari bread. Our kebabs which include moist and delicious salmon or saffron chicken are served without heavy sauces. Instead they are served with a choice of four rices including an intriguing blend of Basmati rice and marinated sour cherries. Our personalized wine list truly compliments our cuisine. We also offer a full classic bar.
We look forward to seeing you!

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Upper East Side
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