Periyali, 35 W. 20th St., New York

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Average Price: $31 to $50
Cuisine: Greek
Dress Code: Casual Dress
v 2.2 miles from Hoboken center (as shown on map)
A cool Mediterranean retreat from the city's chaos, with fabric-swathed ceilings and pristine white furnishings. Even on a hectic night, service is calm and competent, and the professional couples at most of the tables seem to be speaking in peaceful whispers. The kitchen offers scintillating versions of hearty, refreshing Greek favorites. Souvlaki is charcoal-grilled and up scaled with filet mignon to produce an impressively tender, succulent result. Wine-marinated octopus legs are also charcoal-grilled, resulting in astounding flavor and not a hint of rubberness. Classics like garlicky skordalia, fava beans, sauteed chicken livers over lentils, and spanakopita are all best-of-breed versions, the latter prepared as a platter of bite-sized pies. A sizeable portion of moussaka, consisting of layers of juicy ground lamb and eggplant, tied together by a superlative béchamel. For dessert, the array of delicate pastries and the deeply creamy rice pudding are excellent without exception.

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Periyali is #984 of 13810 things to do in New York City

5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Bones57, NJ
Mon 29 Aug, 2022
l I have eaten in restaurants around the world.Periyali in Manhattan is at the top of the list. Mediterranean and Greek food at its finest. Fresh fish, fabulous appetizers, octopus, grape leaves. Open...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Northern_Traveler00, California
Sun 7 Nov, 2021
l We enjoyed their heated outdoor seating last night. Great service. Started with the charred octopus app that we shared. Very big portion! She loved the whole branzino, I splurged on the (3) lamb...

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: doug100worth, Palm Beach, Florida
Wed 4 Aug, 2021
l Periyali has been our "go to" Greek restaurant for the last 30 years. Last night we had an assortment of appetizers including giant beans and a hummes type dish. I had lamb chops. No surprise here as...

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Periyali 35 W. 20th St., New York