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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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Pylos’ terrine of baked pasta layered w/ aromatic meat sauce & béchamel
Layers of lightly sautéed eggplant, zucchini & potato baked in a clay dish w/ aromatic ground meat sauce & bechamel
(Side Dishes)
Greek Yiayia’s Fried Potatoes
Wedges of hand-cut fried potatoes served w/ grated greek sheep’s milk cheese & oregano.
Patates Psites
Roasted potatoes seasoned w/ lemon, oregano, garlic & extra-virgin olive oil.
Agrio Broccolo
Wild broccoli w/ feta seasoned w/ lemon, garlic & extra-virgin olive oil
Chard & spinach cooked w/ celery, fennel, onions, tomatoes & crumbled feta
Classic spinach-rice‏ pilaf served w/ crumbled feta, lemon & cracked black pepper.
Gigantes Skordalia Me Psiti Tomata
Giant beans pureed w/ roasted garlic, extra virgin greek olive oil & charred tomato.
$ 25 minimum food per person for parties of (6) six or more from 7 P.M. to 10 P.M.
(Appetizers served hot)
Anginares Moussaka
Artichoke heart moussaka, layered w/ caramelized onions, herbs & three greek cheeses béchamel sauce (meatless).
Pitakia Kaisarias
Savory phyllo pastries filled w/ the spiced, cured beef pasturma, fresh tomatoes & mild kasseri cheese.
Kolokythakia Kai Melitzanakia Tyganita
Crisp, fried zucchini & eggplant rounds served w/ tzatziki.
Gigantes Sto Fourno Me Anitho Kai Aromatiki
Saltsa tomata greek giant beans baked to perfection in a honey-scented tomato-dill sauce.
Dolmathes Avgolemono
Grape leaves stuffed w/ rice, ground veal, herbs, golden raisins & pine nuts, served w/ egg-lemon sauce
Haloumi Sote Me Stafylia Kai Tsipouro
Thick slices of sautéed haloumi cheese finished w/ greek grappa & served w/ grapes.
Soutzoukakia Smyrneika
Pylos’ delicious ground meat sausage seasoned w/ cumin & served in an aromatic tomato sauce.
Saganaki Tou Merakli
Three greek cheeses melted in a clay pot.
Ta Afrata Keftedakia Tis Dianas
Diane’s light-as-air meatballs, pan-fried in olive oil.
(Appetizers Served Cold)
A trio of greece’s three best dipping sauces- tzatziki, the thick, tangy yogurt dip; taramosalata, the robust & lemony fish roe dip; & melitzanosalata, a luscious eggplant condiment made w/ char-grilled eggplants & extra-virgin greek olive oil.
Pastourma Me Roka Ahladi Kai Kefalograviera
Thin slices of spicy greek cured beef w/ fresh arugula, pear & Shaved aged greek-mountain sheep’s milk cheese.
Piperia gemisti me kafteri feta
Roasted red pepper filled w/ spicy feta whipped w/ sweet & hot peppers
Patzaria Psita Me Kopanisti Apo Feta Kai Dyosmo
Napoleon of olive-oil-rubbed roasted beets filled w/ mint-and-feta mousse
Htenia Me Fasolia Kai Roka
Grilled sea‏ scallops tossed w/ white beans & arugula & served w/ a dressing of extra-virgin greek olive oil & fresh lemon juice.
Avgolemono Me Sampania
Champagne avgolemono, pylos’ smooth as silk classic egg-lemon soup w/ chicken stock & rice
Chick pea soup served w/ roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions & pastourma (spicy, cured loin of beef)
The classic greek village salad, w/ fresh tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, capers, kalamata olives, feta & a simple dressing of extra-virgin greek olive oil & red wine vinegar.
Roasted beets served w/ extra-virgin greek olive oil & beet greens 9
Tender lettuces, dill, scallions & feta served w/ extra-virgin olive oil & fresh lemon dressing.
Roka Kai Ahladia Salata Me Fistikia Aeginis
Cool pear & arugula salad w/ mild sheep’s milk cheese, roasted pistachios & balsamic-honey vinaigrette
(Meat specialties)
Arni Kotsi Me Meli, Gigantes Skordalia Kai Psiti Tomata
Cretan-honey braised lamb shank served w/ giant bean & roasted garlic puree & roasted tomato.
Br Izola
16 Ounces aged prime new york cut sirloin steak, served w/ greek yiayia’s fried potatoes & wild broccoli
Paidakia Galaktos Stin Schara Me Imam Kai Mora Patates
Marinated grilled baby lamb chops, served w/ mini stuffed eggplants & fingerling potatoes.+++++++++++++++++++++++++
Krasata Paidakia
Classic braised short ribs, in spicy xinomavro red wine, served w/ porcini mushroom potato puree
Kotopoulo Gemisto Me Stafides, Dendrolivano Thymari Kai Kasseri
Organic boned chicken farci w/ raisins, rosemary, thyme & greek kasseri cheese, served w/ briam (zucchini, eggplant, potato)
Hoirino Kotsi Lemonato
Braised pork shank w/ lemon & herbs, served w/ fingerling potatoes & leeks.
(Fish & seafood)
Solomos Ston Atmo
Poached salmon served over spinach-rice pilaf w/ sun-dried tomato & olive sauce.
Psari Sta Karvouna
Classic grilled whole fresh fish, dressed w/ extra-virgin olive oil & fresh lemon juice.
Mavro Lavraki Ston Fourno
Whole black sea bass, oven braised & served w/ seasonal vegetables
Lavraki Me Tsigarellia
Pistachio crusted filet of wild stripe bass served w/ chard & spinach cooked w/ celery, fennel, onions, tomatoes & crumbled feta
Garides Kai Hteniame Slatsa Ouzo
Servirismena me hilopites shrimp & sea scallops in a creamy ouzo-flavored tomato sauce. served over greek egg noodles.
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Mediterranean, Greek
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love this restaurant. It is remarkably good. I love the moussaka, that's my go to comfort food Greek dish. I've also tasted the salmon and organic boned chicken, both were excellent as well. Tip: You need to make reservations before hand. Excellent service,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LulusWorldTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our daughter had always raved about Pylos. She was spot on. Finely prepared Greek that rivals anything we have had in any Greek restaurant worldwide. The service was easily among the best in NYC. The decor is stunning, yet intimate & not so noisy that...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank collegepathss
Reviewed 1 week ago

We met a friend and had an early dinner and really had fun sharing dishes and trying new things. Artichoke lasagna -- wow! Branzino, everyone raved. Nice bread, salads, vegetables, grilled sardines. Everything single thing we tried was delicious and beautifully presented. Definitely a place...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 429annt
Reviewed 10 February 2019

Authentic Greek food on a side street off of Ave. A. Nicely done décor, some affordable and expensive wines, and lovely food. Crowded at 8pm on a Sunday- and for good reason. Lovely fish, salads, and dips- what more can you ask for? Would give...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JeffreyFireIsland
Reviewed 22 January 2019

Probably the best greek meal I've had outside of Greece. The restaurant is charming and the staff attentive and pleasant. The place gets a little loud but on this evening it was almost unbearably so, owing to a boor at the next table who was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank zadnor1
Reviewed 27 December 2018

A nice East Village on the fringe of Alphabet City alternative for Greek food and late dining. What was excellent? The mousska! Perfectly seasoned with a delicious sauce. What was good? The squid/pulpo were two whole pieces, grilled and looked fantastic on the plate. It...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank henry8robin
Reviewed 26 December 2018

I had the pleasure to dine here over the Holiday weekend, and I was impressed by the quality of everything. Lamb chops, pork shank and salmon were delicious and perfectly cooked, served with a bottle of recommended red wine that was spot-on. Appetizers of gigante...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gibraltarfan
Reviewed 25 December 2018

No booking, no problem - our crew of 4 were seated at the communal table which is a lot of fun. Pylos describes it's take on Greek as rustic aka home cooked in style. Well it is generous & hearty food but no amateur hour...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DickyKnees63
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Had a party of four all of whom selected what I would say was traditional Greek food (what else would you select at a Greek Restaurant?). The food was quite good. I had the octopus appetizer and the moussaka entree.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank R B
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Once again a wonderful dinner at Pylos. We ordered the Greek salad and dips followed by the lamb chops and pork shank. Everything was absolutely delicious, the service was lovely and the atmosphere very nice. What a great place!

Date of visit: July 2018
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