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Pylos, New York, NY
Award-winning

Pylos

4.8
4.8
1306 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek
PYLOS honors the breadth of traditional Greek cuisine by bringing fresh, wholesome cooking from all regions of Greece to an elegant, contemporary and comfortable setting in the East Village.

Our Name

Among the ruins of ancient Greece were items such as clay pots that revealed many clues to daily Hellenic life. PYLOS (pronounced Pee-'los) - the root word that includes things of clay - celebrates these prosaic artifacts we now recognize as great art.

*Pylos Restaurant now offers outdoor dining that is covered and heated.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 473-0220
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please call and/or email Pylos for catering information
  • Private party facilities
    PYLOS honors the breadth of traditional Greek cuisine by bringing fresh, wholesome cooking from all regions of Greece to an elegant, contemporary and comfortable setting in the East Village.
  • Private party contact
    Christos Valtzoglou: (212) 473-0220
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    East Village
  • Cross Street
    between first ave and ave A
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available , meter expires at 7pm on First avenue and A avenue. In order to find parking , it is recommended to come earlier. <br /><br />Closest parking garages:<br />310 E 11th street (between 2nd and 1st Ave)<br />220 E 9th street (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)
  • Public Transit
    Second ave stop-F train<br /><br />First ave stop-L train<br /><br />Astor place-6 train<br /><br />8 street/NYU-N,R train
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,306 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Greek

  • Manhattan

    Greek

1,306 Reviews
  1. Appolonia

    New York City

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If your party is able to dine at Pylos or any restaurant, it is wise to try to reserve a bit off-noise level time. That said and done, we have been loving Pylos for many years, the service, generous helpings, lovely ambiance, and really great Greek food. We've taken friends and family and enjoyed every bite, able to share the fantastic meze plates, the perfectly cooked vegetables, rice, and fish dishes, flavorful and delicate. Leave room for dessert and wonderful Greek expresso. Can't say enough about the service that honesly makes the experience of sharing dishes and small plates even more delectable. Thanks so much to the staff.

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  2. nycnightlife

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A memorable dining experience with its authentic Greek dishes and warm atmosphere. The saganaki and lamb chops stood out with their exceptional taste and quality. Coupled with attentive service, the overall vibe at Pylos makes it a perfect spot for any occasion. Definitely a place to return to!

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  3. BruceK

    Fort Lauderdale

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time eating at this lovely East Village restaurant. Excellent Mediterranean cuisine, good selection and portions. High points: the lamb chops, the pork shank and the shrimp/scallop dish over Greek egg noodles. We also had delicious stuffed grape leaves and a stack of fried zucchini and eggplant. Sauces were fresh and flavorful. A Greek wine we selected was perfect accompaniment to our food selections. Service was friendly and not intrusive. We would definitely recommend.

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  4. MariaL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent Greek food! The menu was slightly limited, but everything we tried was delicious. You must try the Galaktoboureko dessert! I've never had it prepared that way and out was amazing!

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  5. John

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Greek Easter midnight menu! Amazing food, wonderful staff, and great ambience. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  6. mnbnyc

    New York City

    253 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    253 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a super little place and we enjoyed our Greek Easter meal very much. Great food excellent service and an all around great time. It might be a little off the beaten path but we'll worth the effort.

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  7. Opie

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything about this restaurant was great! The food, the service, the menu variety, and even the prices were reasonable for what they serve. We will definitely return!

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  8. MariaT2

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant Food was incredible and the setting was casual yet chic Our waiter was friendly,knowledgable and made our evening better with great recommendations Will definitely return when we are back in New York

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  9. Bobs516

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food always excellent and properly priced. Secondary Service staff needs better timing on removing dishes. Our plates were being removed before we were finished with the course.

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  10. rsunshine

    New York City

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice venue for a relaxing dinner with excellent Greek food. great appetizers. excellent Greek wine. excellent service. more grown-up than most east village restaurants.

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  11. Jane

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third visit to Pylos. Since my daughter moved to East Village a year ago - we eat there every time I visit. Great food Great service Highly recommend!!

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  12. francisco7

    New York City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would give it 5 if it weren't Michellin and had compatible prices. I ordered scallop on a bed of arugula and beans, grilled octopus with balsamic sauce, roasted potatoes, a kind of moussaka and grilled fish with pistachio crust and supposedly pistachio pesto sauce. For dessert, chocolate mousse with ouzo. I noticed an acidic flavor throughout the dish. It could be too much lemon or vinegar, I don't know. Good food, but not unforgettable and expensive

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  13. Phbnyc

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been coming to Pylos for over 20 years, and it never disappoints. This was the first time in a long while, and it was maybe the best it’s ever been! The food and service were outstanding, and the restaurant as pretty as always. I suppose the mesh sheets on the ceiling covering the clay pots are a safety precaution? They do take away from the beauty of the pots but I understand if it’s necessary. I can’t wait to go back!

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  14. SamO

    San Antonio

    76 reviews

    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We already had reservations for dinner elsewhere, but weren't really feeling it and decided to search for something else. Landed on Pylos and its many great reviews, so we changed plans... and we're so glad we did! A wonderful dinner experience, and probably the BEST meal we had during our trip! The interior is an upscale but casual and comfortable place. The ceiling is creatively lined with clay pots, and tables were neatly organized throughout the long narrow space. Our server, Tamera (I'm sure I spelled that incorrectly, sorry!) was wonderful! She was patient, knowing it was our first time, and she did a wonderful job of guiding us through the menu and helping us narrow down our choices (because we wanted EVERYTHING!!) We started with the complimentary pita and humus, and we ordered pitakia kaisarias- meat and cheese filled phyllo triangles, saganaki, and grilled octopus (htapothi scharas). Fantastic! I initially wanted to try the lamb chops but decided to go with something lighter since we had all those wonderful appetizers. I chose the grilled branzino with patates psites (Greek lemon potatoes) and my husband chose pastitsio, one of his favorites. Everything was absolutely delicious, and the pastitsio was the best restaurant pastitsio we've ever had. Some places are too heavy on the cinnamon, but this was perfect in that it elevated the flavor without overpowering it. We shared a beautiful bottle of wine from the Greek Macedonian region of Florina. Perfect compliment to the meal. We enjoyed an anniversary dessert of Galaktobourekakia. Miniature version of galaktoboureko. Semolina custard filled phyllo triangles drizzled with honey. So delicious! It's also inspired me to try making this style of mini galaktoboureko myself! Eat here, enjoy it, but don't tell everyone about how great it was... we'd like to still be able to get a reservation here when we return! Efharisto, Pylos!

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  15. goodnightout

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and good food - very welcoming. We would go back.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was delicious. One of the best Greek places in the city.

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  17. ChristyC

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I had a very delicious meal thanks to the recommendations by our server. We loved everything. Pylos is a lovely restaurant.

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  18. MarkJ

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and our server was great! Would highly recommend!

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  19. JN123

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, very good service from Tamari. Food good as always

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  20. Haps

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had dinner with another couple and it was delightful. The service was pleasant and informative. The pacing was the right balance between efficient and not rushed. The food was really good. Really good. Would highly recommend.

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  21. CityGirl

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting; one of those increasingly rare places where you can actually have a conversation with your dinner companions without yelling at them or straining to hear over the unneccesarily loud music. Attentive service and fantastic food. Everything we ordered was delicious. Strongly recommend the pikilia, horiatiki and whole fish. We will be back!

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  22. Appolonia

    New York City

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had been regular diners at Pylos before we chose to do some traveling, including to Greece where we have relatives. We love the authencity of the recipes and food at Pylos, the atmosphere, and wonderful service. Our reservation was at the end of lunch/brunch, but we were able to enjoy almost the full menu, all of our plates remarkably good and flavorful. Pylos has an easy, but lovely decor, reminiscent of the islands, incorporating the sense of blue skies and seas, white washed stone, and comfortable seating. But go for the food. Honestly, it is the best and closest to the recipes we both enjoyed in our family celebrations and while dining in the islands. The ownership and staff take good care of their restaurant, like its home, and treat their customers as close to guests as they desire. Just tops. We thank them for a great meal and relaxing experience.

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  23. PassMeAFork

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If the Valentine's Day experience is at all indicative of what a normal night at Pylos is .... run don't walk. The food was incredible and the service matched it. I also need to call out the ambience which was modern and chic. I can't wait to go back.

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  24. Options

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Quality food. Tables spaced nicely, but the people at next table had very loud voices. Wine by the glass was very limited. The choice was a red or a white. They were adequate, but did not enhance the meal or the experience. Was amazed there were not at least choices of red by the glass.

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  25. BoazM

    Exclusive

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic hidden gem in East Village. Appetizers and fish were top quality. Don't miss! We r regulars!

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  26. SteveT

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great feel inside the restaurant. Greece came alive . The waiters were greek and the decore was just like being in Athens. The melted cheese appitizer was fantastic. Pulpo exceptional. The branzino was a huge portion. The lamb shank was like butter and fell off the bone. I'll be back.

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  27. JohnZ

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On a Monday evening, this was a great place for a quiet and delicious meal of grilled fish. We arrived for a 6:00pm reservation and lingered till 9:00. I imagine it is often much busier.

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  28. UESneighbor

    New York City

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic meal! The food was innovative, delicious, and abundant--the best Greek food experience we've had in years.

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  29. DumitruD

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The recent visit to Pylos offered a delightful journey through authentic Greek cuisine, though it was somewhat marred by the restaurant's bustling noise level. The highlight of my meal was undoubtedly the array of mezzes and the fish. Each dish was a masterful blend of traditional flavors and modern culinary art. The tzatziki was creamy and perfectly seasoned, the spanakopita had just the right flakiness, and the dolmades were a delightful surprise, with a savory filling that was both rich and satisfying. Moving on to the main course, the fish and calamari were standouts. The fish, cooked to perfection, flaked off at the touch of a fork and was seasoned to enhance its natural flavors without overpowering them. The calamari was equally impressive, tender on the inside with a golden, crispy exterior. It was evident that the kitchen prioritizes freshness and quality in their seafood selection. However, the dining experience was somewhat diminished by the high noise level in the restaurant. The bustling atmosphere, while indicative of the restaurant's popularity and vibrant spirit, made conversation challenging. This aspect might not bother everyone, but for those seeking a quieter dining environment, it could be a significant drawback. In summary, Pylos offers a tantalizing taste of Greece right in the heart of New York City. The mezzes and seafood are a must-try for any food enthusiast!

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  30. TraceyG

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Greek food! Highly recommend the saganaki and salads.

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  31. Myrrhmaz

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent entrees (we had lamb chops and whole fish), appetizer (fried calamari), wine. Terrific service. Ambience good though a bit noisy since crowded. Prices appropriate.

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  32. AlexanderL

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pylos was great. Full stop. The food was inventive and lovely while the service was topnotch. We ordered many dishes but the kitchen paced the meal so that we were never overwhelmed with food or left waiting too long. I can think of numerous restaurants, particularly post-covid, that cost 3x what Pylos charges while offering less than half the level of service. We will definitely be back.

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  33. Flash

    New York City

    175 reviews

    5.0

    175 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pylos never disappoints. It’s that simple. The tough-to-decide-what-to-order appetizer list, the always superb horiatiki salad, the fish, the lamb, the vegetarian mousaka, the warm pita wedges, the friendly and attentive wait staff, the warm ambience — you will return to Pylos

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  34. MichaelS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pylos in New York City offers an exceptional dining experience, truly capturing the essence of Greek cuisine. From the moment you enter, the warm and inviting ambiance sets the stage for a memorable meal. The menu, rich with traditional flavors, showcases a variety of dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Standouts include the perfectly grilled octopus and the moussaka, which is a delightful blend of savory and aromatic spices. Each dish is not only a treat for the taste buds but also beautifully presented, enhancing the overall dining experience. The attentive and friendly staff add to the welcoming atmosphere, making Pylos a must-visit for anyone seeking an authentic and enjoyable Greek meal in the heart of New York City.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, this restaurant was a pleasant experience. The service and food were great, however, the place is tight on space and is very cramped.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Very happy with our choice for new year dinner. We went with our son and they happily prepared a kid meal for him, despite I Booked an experience with a prefix menu. Food was best in class, the best lobster I've had hands down. 100% recommended!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was outstanding; service was very good. Ambience was good.

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  38. FrantzH

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food; Great Service; Great Experience! Will definitely be back.

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  39. CVeo

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal authentic greek experience - food was amazing and service was superb.

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  40. Carole

    New York City

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Each time we go to Pylos it’s a delicious experience. We had the feta with black sesame seed appetizer—really good! The grilled lamb chops are always a winner! For dessert, the phyllo dough with Greek custard and honey was a perfect ending! Good service; nice atmosphere. It’s always a special place to eat.

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FAQs

Pylos does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Pylos is rated 4.8 stars by 1306 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Pylos

128 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10009

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    between first ave and ave A
  • Neighbourhood
    East Village
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking available , meter expires at 7pm on First avenue and A avenue. In order to find parking , it is recommended to come earlier. <br /><br />Closest parking garages:<br />310 E 11th street (between 2nd and 1st Ave)<br />220 E 9th street (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)
  • Public Transit
    Second ave stop-F trainFirst ave stop-L trainAstor place-6 train8 street/NYU-N,R train
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 473-0220
  • Catering
    Please call and/or email Pylos for catering information
  • Private party facilities
    PYLOS honors the breadth of traditional Greek cuisine by bringing fresh, wholesome cooking from all regions of Greece to an elegant, contemporary and comfortable setting in the East Village.
  • Private party contact
    Christos Valtzoglou: (212) 473-0220
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