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Posted by NYer on 05/20/2011
While the decor appeared elegant and drew us in, the food was unimpressive. Kitchen's culinary skills didn't live up to decor. Our entrees were bland and overcooked. Saffron chicken was dry and flavorless. Basmati rice with almonds and orange was also boring, flavorless and dry. Yogurt with cucumber was mediocre at best. The entire meal was forgettable except for the price which was pricy! Service was attentive but couldn't make up for a disappointing meal. Not worth it.
Posted by Rohit on 04/16/2011
We were in the mood for Persian food and found this place to have good reviews. We were not disappointed as the food was very good and the service attentive.
Posted by anonymous on 04/01/2011
I was the first in a party of six to arrive and they did not have our reservation. Fortunately there was plenty of space during midweek for dinner. We shared a tasting menu of appetizers. Nothing spectacular here. I actually didn't like the hummus (which I usually love) and found the tabouli had too much onion. I'm vegetarian and had the khorest gaimeh badamjan with orange/almond rice. While the flavor of the gaimeh was nice the peas were undercooked and the vegetables were not identifiable and mushy. The rice was quite pleasant. Overall we had a nice time but I don't think the food was worth the price.
Posted by anonymous on 02/13/2010
I've been here a few times and I have never had a bad meal. I love persian food, I've been to a number of different restaurants but I think persepolis is delicious. The filet mignon barg is great and in terms of appetizers, the eggplant/yogurt dip is a must, as well as the shirazi salad. Service was great!
Posted by SR on 01/16/2010
Decent food, but by no means authentic. The ghormeh sabzi had a strange sweet afterflavor, and the ghaimeh honestly tasted like an asian dish. The doogh is about the only thing on the menu that tastes remotely authentic. All in all, its pretty sad that a city this big is still lacking a quality persian restaurant.
Posted by suze on 07/27/2009
This was a recommendation from my NYC cousin who has traveled the world and is a world class cook.. What a delightful surprise. Food was great, we had the trio salad. I had the lamb shank with couscous,my husband had the chicken. Spices were subtly hot- unexpectantly but wonderful. reasonable priced. service was prompt and thankfully not overly pretentious. No one asked "is everything all right" My only complaint is they took the bread basket away before the entree and I was saving my bread for sopping up but when asked they brought a fresh basket. Prices were way below upper east side. A win win,
Posted by UpperEsstSider on 06/01/2009
Went on a lovely Sunday afternoon with breeze coming in to our table right by the french doors. Decor is pretty nice. We had 2 out of the 3 vegeterian dishes and two appetizers. The borani (yogurt with spinach and garlic) was good, the salad was ok, the main courses were quite mediocre bordering on the tasteless lumps of beans or vegetables. The rice dishes were extremely dry. Service was particularly odd -servers were clearly well meaning but the constant taking away of anything that was not being used the moment you ut down yr empty wine glass or yr fork was pretty annoying. My empty wine glass (which I fully planned to refill with my remaining wine from the carafe) was almost taken away twice in a matter of 5 minutes by two different waiters (or busboys -not sure since they are all wearing the same short/vest combo). The sequencing of our cocktails, appetizers, and main dishes was pretty rushed -more appropriate for a quick meal at a diner than a $45/head dinner. It's unfortunate that I cannot recommend on any dimension as both the menu and the restaurant itself looked attractive when we walked by, but alas neither lived up to its promise by any stretch of imagination.