Excellent food and service.
staff was wonderful!
food was underwhelming...
potions were very small
The food and service was fabulous.
Our server spent special attention to or food and wine experience, I would recommend this restaurant to everyone for any occasion!
They brought the wrong food for one and nothing for the other person. Long wait to get the missing person's food. Had to find the waiter to get the check. Only 1 of 4 plates served was good, other 3 bad.
I went with a friend before seeing a show at the City Center...it was perfect. Delicious food & great service! Will definitely be back again!
We were there before theatre. Service was attentive and prompt without making us feel rushed. And food was delicious! A new favorite!
Service level was lacking in many respects even though place was mot busy. Probably won't return
Lovely experience. The entire staff was very professional, attentive, and helpful. Dining room is open, airy, and comfortable - there is more space between tables than is typical in the city. Will definitely return.
We were disappointed by food: An appetizer of Braised Calamari Kokkinisto was ok, nothing special. Don’t order the Maine lobster pasta - the pasta was way overcooked & not very flavorful & there were only 2 tiny & not easily chewable pieces of lobster meat.
The service was very good, as always.
Came here after MoMA before a Broadway show. The food was excellent though perhaps the portions were a bit small for the price. Our waiter and the whole staff were lovely. Would return for a special occasion.
Not worth it
This is the best Mediterranean food in NYC. My favorite restaurant of 2019!
I had a party of six on a Sunday evening; everyone enjoyed their food however, I was embarrassed as I had to ask twice to have our table waited on. Drinks were slow in coming once we were waited on, so I can only assume that the bar needed help. If busy, you wait staff should be told to recognize a table with either water, bread etc. and told that they would be back.
This visit was not nearly as impressive as the first time I went. This time we were left shivering outside in the cold, with door not unlocked until 5 p.m. when a young lady opened it and apologized, saying the locked door had something to do with a power outage earlier. I didn't understand that, but didn't question it. The restaurant sign said they do not open until 5 p.m. on Sundays, which we thought was strange (strange that they don't open earlier. So if they don't open until 5, isn't that why door was locked? I don't know). It would have been nice if door was unlocked earlier so we could have waited in the vestibule.
Then we went to the hostess who seemed to have trouble locating our reservation, didn't read it and thought we were with a party of five. We were two people, as was stated on reservation. Then she seated us in front as opposed to the more private and appealing back area which was empty. No idea why. Our soup was served cold and it took a long time to get hot bowls. When they came, they were burning hot. When it cooled off enough to taste, it was good, as was our entrees. We could not use a credit card to pay due to earlier power outage and of course we realize that was not the fault of the restaurant. The server was very concerned about how my mother filled out a form so her credit card could be charged the next day. That was fine but I wish he had paid that much attention to how and when our soup had been prepared, served and then served again. Also, someone might want to tell the staff not to argue with each other loudly in front of customers. We thought it was kind of funny, but some of your patrons might find it disquieting. Probably won't go again and wouldn't recommend to anyone without giving the whole picture. We have paid two visits to another Greek restaurant in midtown that has a more extensive menu, lower prices, better service and hot food. So why go back to Molyvos? Not worth the extra money and not worth a long wait in the cold.
When we arrived at the restaurant - after a 40 min drive - we found it closed due to an electricity-related problem. Is it too much to expect a courtesy text to customers that had made reservations for that afternoon? I don't think so!
The Michelin guide promised an elegant setting with white tablecloth and I chose this place in order to celebrate my friend’s birthday. I called in advance to reserve the large booth table I saw in the photo in Michelin guide. When we got to the restaurant we got that table without a white tablecloth and when I asked to put it, one of the managers told me that they don’t have a tablecloth for that table which is obviously not true. We were all very disappointed to seat in the only table in the restaurant without a tablecloth, although we celebrated a special occasion.
The restaurant has to better on their servings or price. Two stuffed peppers shouldn't cost $30
Great food and service. One of our favorite restaurants, with hearty entries like the short ribs or large appetizers to make a meal like the beets with garlic sauce and crab cakes. And the Greek desserts are a special treat!
Molyvos is our go-to Greek Restaurant for pre-theater dining. The food is always great, the environment pleasant and the service prompt and friendly. The seafood pilaf and spanakopita are fabulous.
First time here and will definitely go back. The service was outstanding from the minute we walked in the Maitre D greeting us and sitting us. The server was professional and knowledgeable of all the dishes we asked about. The food was delicious! I thought a few items were little over priced but after tasting it, it was worth the money! Highly recommend the lamb chops. The flavor was incredible! Cooked perfect! Highly recommend this place
Great food! Especially loved the grilled octopus appetizer.
Excellent staff makes all the difference ! Loved it so much we had dinner there 2 nights in a row! Love Molyvos!
Good choice for pre-theater at City Center, which is around the corner
Just an overall local gem! Excellent wine, great food and amazing service.
Lovely space, great food and service!
Excellent Greek food, attentive service, extensive menu
Took an hour to get our food . Way too long
Great meal after a long work day! Great ouzo!
Best bet near Carnegie Hall
great service and food. definitely will return! love the ambience. thank you for making a birthday celebration better.
What a nice surprise. This was recommended by my hotel concierge. Wish I had discovered this before because it is definitely going to be one of our go to places. They were very agreeable to omitting items I couldn’t eat. Server was great. Food was fresh and delicious and well presented. Hummus was delicious and Greek salad was so yummy. Chicken salad was delicious wonderful , too. Not too much noise and nicely lit. This restaurant would be great for a business meeting, social gathering, special occasion or anytime.
Food was excellent, service was fantastic - we had a great time and enjoyed the house specialties!!
As a party of 6, we enjoyed a delicious meal in a lovely place where we could actually hear each other. Wait staff was very competent and not intrusive. Would come back again.
Everything from service to the food was excellent--- we enjoyed their theater pre fixe menu as well.
a bit disappointed. lunch menu does not have much choice. i ordered salmon and it was a very small piece sitting on some beans and eggplant pieces but the price was big. even though the food and service are good but are not worth that price. we had 2 entries and 1 appetizer and it cost us almost $100. will not recommend for lunch.
Everything was wonderful except the crab cakes. We are use to Maryland lump crab cakes so a bit spoiled. Not quite the same.
This is the perfect restaurant for pre-(or post-) City Center dining.
Had Saturday lunch reso for 12:00. Restaurant wouldn’t open doors to let us in until 12:05. We must have caught Molyvos on a terrible day or the chef was absent. Tomato salad with Feta for $20 was terrible. Unripened iced cold tomatoes, Feta crumbled to dust, barely any dressing on the tomatoes. Mini meatballs small plate was cold in center and surrounded by cold sauce that tasted like catsup. The zucchini fritters were completely raw. The stuffed Napa cabbage was passable but the centers were overstuffed with breading and limited meat. Really disappointing for the hype and good reviews. Simple Greek food is so good but not here. The beautiful atmosphere doesn’t save the food.
Another great meal. Molyvos never disappoints.