Peri Ela

★★★★☆
  • 1361 Lexington Ave # 3 # 3

    New York, NY 10128

    Cross street: nr. 90th St.

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  • 212-410-4300

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Daily, noon-11pm

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My wife and I decided to pop into Peri Ela last week in search of something different in the form of Turkish cuisine. The space itself is very quaint and intimate, with a classic ambience. There were only twelve tables or so total plus a full service bar. The atmosphere is why I give this an extra star, it just had something you don't get at your every day 2nd avenue resturant.

We started with a stuffed eggplant, which was great. For dinner I had the beef dumplings in a yogurt sauce and my wife had chicken kebabs. We loved our food.

We will be back soon...and if not to eat just to sit at the bar and have a drink.

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★★★★★

My wife and I decided to pop into Peri Ela last week in search of something different in the form of Turkish cuisine. The space itself is very quaint and intimate, with a classic ambience. There were only twelve tables or so total plus a full service bar. The atmosphere is why I give this an extra star, it just had something you don't get at your every day 2nd avenue resturant.

We started with a stuffed eggplant, which was great. For dinner I had the beef dumplings in a yogurt sauce and my wife had chicken kebabs. We loved our food.

We will be back soon...and if not to eat just to sit at the bar and have a drink.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: None

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Great local restaurant. Food is wonderful, and waiters/bar tenders are friendly and welcoming. The space is cozy and nicely decorated. I reccommend the yogurt and meat entree served in the small casserole dish, fantastic. Also the feta stuffed filo dough for appetizer is great as well. If you still have room for dessert try the Baklava it is a sweet and tasty end to a very nice dinning experience. We have made this one of our regular stops in the neighborhood.

2
★★★★☆

Great local restaurant. Food is wonderful, and waiters/bar tenders are friendly and welcoming. The space is cozy and nicely decorated. I reccommend the yogurt and meat entree served in the small casserole dish, fantastic. Also the feta stuffed filo dough for appetizer is great as well. If you still have room for dessert try the Baklava it is a sweet and tasty end to a very nice dinning experience. We have made this one of our regular stops in the neighborhood.

Pros: Nice atmosphere and wonderful food

Cons: at times service can be slow when it is crowded

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I was in the neighborhood and stopped by for lunch - the place was practically empty with only 4 other diners there. I ordered the 3-course prix fixe lunch at $19. It took 20 mins before I received my appetizer of babganoush, which was totally average and came with stale bread. Then 25 MINUTES LATER the main course of talapia arrived - it was the spongiest, most flavorless, reheated piece of frozen fish I've had since eating in my high school cafeteria. The potatoes looked and tasted suspiciously like frozen Ore Ida Diced Potatoes and the white rice was drenched with oil. The dessert was Bakklava and it tasted like some Sam's Club version of bakklava.

On the plus side, the waiter was slow but nice and the coffee was good, but I didn't have to drink it as my lunch had already taken nearly 1 hour & 10 mins.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was in the neighborhood and stopped by for lunch - the place was practically empty with only 4 other diners there. I ordered the 3-course prix fixe lunch at $19. It took 20 mins before I received my appetizer of babganoush, which was totally average and came with stale bread. Then 25 MINUTES LATER the main course of talapia arrived - it was the spongiest, most flavorless, reheated piece of frozen fish I've had since eating in my high school cafeteria. The potatoes looked and tasted suspiciously like frozen Ore Ida Diced Potatoes and the white rice was drenched with oil. The dessert was Bakklava and it tasted like some Sam's Club version of bakklava.

On the plus side, the waiter was slow but nice and the coffee was good, but I didn't have to drink it as my lunch had already taken nearly 1 hour & 10 mins.

Pros: Good coffee

Cons: Awful, reheated frozen food; very slow service

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Peri Bela has a very good menu and is an overall pleasing experience. It is a good addition to neighborhood.

2
★★★★☆

Peri Bela has a very good menu and is an overall pleasing experience. It is a good addition to neighborhood.

Pros: Good menu

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Peri Ela has become a regular stop for me. The space used to be a dingy diner and they managed to revamp it into a beautiful and cozy restaurant. It's small, but if you have to wait for a table, the food is worth it. The phylo and feta cigars are a favorite of mine, as is the lamb baked with pita and yogurt sauce. The owner and waitstaff always make me feel at home here. Unfortunately it's cash only, but the food and servce make up for it.

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★★★★☆

Peri Ela has become a regular stop for me. The space used to be a dingy diner and they managed to revamp it into a beautiful and cozy restaurant. It's small, but if you have to wait for a table, the food is worth it. The phylo and feta cigars are a favorite of mine, as is the lamb baked with pita and yogurt sauce. The owner and waitstaff always make me feel at home here. Unfortunately it's cash only, but the food and servce make up for it.

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This diminutive eatery, fighting for affection on a mini-restaurant row on the Upper East Side, is well-suited to post-92nd Street Y literary events. Under an ornate pressed-tin ceiling, Peri Ela plates up Turkish standbys garnished with…

 

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