Pylos

Price guide: Mid-range

128 East 7th Street, New York City, New York, 10009

Price guide: Mid-range

Pylos pastry

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#13 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, People watching, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Pylos

One of the best Greek restaurants outside of Astoria, Queens.

When people come to NYC for Greek food, they usually head to Astoria, the epicenter for great, authentic Greek cuisine. With the opening of Pylos in the East Village, those foodies, like myself, don't have to trek too far for great food. What makes Pylos so special is its modern take on Greek cuisine. Everything is artfully prepared and you'll be hard-pressed to stop eating. 

Food and drink: 

Fresh and hearty; everything tastes as if it was just caught or bought. The food is clean and never too fatty, making it a great destination for anyone watching their fat intake. The wine list is naturally heavy in Greek wine and the selections are all really delicious. 

Recommended dishes: 

You’ll find traditional Greek dishes such as pastitsio, saganaki and moussaka on the menu, but opt for more unique fare. The patates psites (potatoes) are seasoned lightly and fragrantly with lemon and garlic. The sardelles schares are really amazing, even if you're hesitant to try sardines. 

Ambience: 

The interior is very rustic yet chic. Clay pots hang from the ceiling, giving you the feeling you're in a Cycladic taverna. The stone back room is decorated in cerulean blue and white. The crowd is full of foodies, most locals and Greeks. 

Service: 

Service is amazing; never had a complaint here. They anticipate your next move and leave you alone when you want more private time. 

Location: 

In the heart of the East Village. Bars and other restaurants are all over East 7th Street but this is a bit of a refined oasis. You never hear the street noise. 

Price advice: 

Dinner for two runs to about $100. Brunch is a better deal, at about $60 for two. 

Tables to book: 

I like the back room. It's a bit more "Greek" to me. 

More information on Pylos:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Greek, Mediterranean
Address:
128 East 7th Street, New York City, New York, 10009
Telephone:
212-473-0220
Website:
http://www.pylosrestaurant.com
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Tue 5pm-midnight; Wed-Thu 11.30am-midnight; Fri-Sat 11.30am-1am; Sun 11.30am-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Pylos? Would you recommended it?