Pera Soho’s philosophy is to appreciate the culinary and cultural richness of the Eastern Mediterranean as a whole. In addition to the contemporary presentation of authentic recipes, Pera Soho embellishes the use of Mediterranean ingredients and cooking methods to create signature dishes.
Pera Soho has a unique configuration comprised of indoor and outdoor, general and private dining areas. The outside courtyard is HEATED during the cooler days.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Pera Soho Country Salad
Beefsteak tomato, cucumber, kalamata olives, red onion, aged feta, pepperoncini, parsley
Fava beans, peas, fines herbs, sherry vinegar, extra virgin olive oil
Grilled Chicken "Shashlik" Salad
Marinated sliced breast, grilled artichoke, bulghur rice, baby arugula, tomato, red onion, lemon, extra virgin olive oil
Limited menu for brunch and over priced. Ambience is good though
This place is not for big group dining. I liked outdoor seating on the back of the building and waiters were pretty good in service. Though hosts surprised me at the entrance by telling that we can use only 5 credit cards to pay bill for 14 attendees which are completely not related people. I would prefer to know before coming that they accept cash only and don’t separate a bill. 20% of tips were included in our bill despite of delay at the beginning and serving actually cold food.
The service here is terrible, and the food is overcooked and doesn't come out as you ordered.
Not very good shell fish
Outdoor was busy so we opted to sit inside which was relatively empty. Trying to flag staff down to take our order was a challenge. No serving utensils with the shared plates we ordered. Worst of all was bathroom… it needed serious attention both times I visited, paper overflowing from trash and strewn on floor and no paper towels. Staff seemed unbothered by my comments. Would not recommend.
We were a big group for dinner (14 ppl) and while we had a good experience overall, the service was extremely SLOW and quite disappointing to be honest. We really felt that the waiters were not making any effort to attend to us as they had a guaranteed tip of 20% from the get-go due to the size of our group. They were often unavailable to us and pretty unresponsive. It’s really sad that a nice place like this (with a charming atmosphere and a beautiful patio) ends up being a disappointment for its customers due to bad service. I’m sure Pera Soho can improve and do better in the future!
amazing the mezze were all spectacular and the staff were delightful. just got busy with the rush and the corny white people quotient got outta hand. we had such a lovely evening, close to perfect.
The ambience and the vibe is very good. Unfortunately the food is just OK. Food could have been hot.
Good food, great service. nice place.
I have eaten at Pera Madison for over 10 years. Anxious to return post-pandemic but disappointed with the menu being distinctively different. Most of all those typical Turkish delicacies were taken away😭of course the price ended up being much lower. Anyway. Let’s give a year and see if our beloved Pera can return to its amazing menu. Love to all
For my first time being there, I must say that it was a calm late night experience. I would definitely recommend!
A very warm Friday evening. The place was packed. Outdoor is better and bigger than indoor! We arrived around 9:45 and there was not a table to be had. We sat in the large courtyard along with many others. Atmosphere is bubbly and boisterous. Food was simple and good. Service was good. The $14 glass of wine was a bit much especially since they don’t show bottles unless you asked. Fun place. Relaxing. Go in the summer!
Horrible service and very disappointing food. Will not be back
Just a great Friday after work get together spot.
we are very loyal to any nyc restaurant and we will return again and again ..just show us a little love. Our kids are at an age now where we can go out for fun dinners and enjoy cocktails and a lively experience so we chose Pera for my sons bday. We didnt mind the crowd. Good for them! But the food. First, the buratta was thrown on a plate with a few greens very underwhelming.. no flavors. Then the country salad, again a few tomatos and chunks of gross feta with shrimp that was supposed to be grilled It looked “thawed”. I was so grossed out. I sent it back. Then I specifically had a private conversation with my waiter about dessert for my son bday and ordered the cookies he brought him the donuts with zero shame. No build up. Brought him his own utensils too prior to bringing it out. I was embarrassed. He then disappeared and we had to ask for the check which still had the salad with the frozen shrimp. Anyway this restaurant is a glorified Friday’s . I am very sad we chose this place for our celebrattion. This is my first negative review on OT. I need a do over asap.
Too expensive for what it is, food was ok, service was poor, very noisy, I would not recommend it.
Very loud, poor service, waitress didn’t check on us. Had to wait 30 min for our bill
Great experience. You have to get the peach and burrata salad.
My only complaint was that I reserved a table for outdoors and when I arrived was informed I couldn’t get apatio table but had to sit at the sidewalk enclosure.
The service was poor - the waiter didn’t know the wine menu, and had difficulty providing ice for my water. The covid shields are pointless and claustrophobic; they distracted from the attractive clientele (the primary highlight). The food was mediocre, and the music felt like I was at a night club. Will not be returning, but maybe for a drink and a view.
Everything we ordered was excellent. My husband is from Cyprus and said that Pera has the most accurately mediterranean food he’s had in NY. Definitely start with the muammara— could happily have 3 orders as a full meal.
The food was pretty disappointing. The burger buns were burnt (black char). We told the waiter and he changed them right away. The chicken kebabs - a couple of them were burnt (black char) . The mussels were not fresh at all and tasted terrible.
Good atmosphere outside. Smalls dishes were all great. Shakshuka was not very good at all.
Our server was busy so it did take longer to get another round of drinks. He was nice, apologize for the wait . Overall i had a good experience. would love to go back.
Just… meh. The food was low-end with high-end prices
Not a great meal. Nothing exceptional. Felt like counter-food
Hummus didn’t have much flavor
Pita chips were soaked in grease
The wine list was good
Service was good
Outstanding food and very nice atmosphere. It is pricey, but worth it for a great occasion.
We've used this location for team work events and typically has been good, but the service was very slow. It was also 100 degrees out so we requested indoors with air conditioning, but there was no air/no fans available so everyone was really uncomfortable throughout the night. Sadly, will not be returning.
Great service and drinks! Pera was able to accommodate a party of 10 on 15 minutes notice and had a back room set up for us. Would be a great spot for a party of 10-20 in a private room.
Loved it. Great waiter, great food.
It was a great place with a great outdoor set up and they are used to large groups! Great food at great value as well.
Great atmosphere with delicious food- ultimate Mediterranean experience !
It was my birthday and it was so fun! had the best time
Thank you so much for making this such a great birthday experience!!
Food is awful. The Salmon is dry, and the steak tastes like it's been on the grill all day, dry, burnt, and tasteless. Service is so bad. If the restaurant is short staff, they should not fill every table in the restaurant. We wanted to order more drinks, but no one came to ask. We tried ordering dessert, again, no one came back to ask for our orders. The noise level is unbearable; then the restaurant decided to turn the music on, after a while, the noise level just became unbearable. I don't know why people come to this restaurant beside the alcohol.
The food wasn't anything special and service was subpar.
Awful service. Everything took forever.
The patio didn’t have enough ventilation. So it was stifling hot.
The food was soggy
Once we arrived the host was so rude, in bad mood and no pleasant at all. He asked me if we have reservations,I sad yes I do and it’s for the terrace. He said we have nothing there everything it’s reserve, I was like yes and I have reservation. He was other people have too, you want to sit or no. 😡Very rude now manners at all. We decided it to sit anyway,it was Father’s Day we didn’t wanted to ruin it and make our children walk more they ware hungry. Already his mood did it. The server came we order food. They never brought the appetizer, I had the chicken salad and it was terrible. The chicken was dried and cold most likely cooked the previous day. After the food was serve we never saw the server or anybody. I waited for the check it took awhile. I paid and we left. Very disappointed.
You can order delivery directly from Pera Soho using the Order Online button. Pera Soho also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Pera Soho also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 878-6305.
Pera Soho is rated 4.4 stars by 1181 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.