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Largest all-Greek wine list in the U.S.

Freshest Greek ingredients

Homely atmosphere

Be transported from the rush of the Big Apple, to a tranquil corner of the Greek islands, courtesy of one of the most popular Greek dining spots in Manhattan, Molyvos. Named after the charming fishing village on the island of Lesvos (the locale where owners the Livanos family hail from) the atmosphere is appropriately homely, with rustic decor and aimiable service. The food too is true to its Greek roots, featuring quality ingredients of Greek origin, like succulent figs, unctuous honey (we loved the fragrant home-made thyme honey) and artisan cheeses, all prepared by Executive Chef Carlos Carreto with true Grecian passion! Mezdes include the ubiquitous Taramosolata, but here it is anything but generic and comes laden with creamy almond and potato whilst the Melitzanosalata has a pleasingly smokey taste thanks to richly charred aubergine and rich roasted tomato. Perfect for sharing are a large selection of small plates, standouts being the light and crispy Lesvos Feta Sticks and Mitilini Meatballs made with a perfect blend of lamb and beef, tinged with heady cumin. Main courses range from the "Classic" (think full-flavoured Moussaka and the eternal favourite Grilled Loin of Lamb Souvlaki) to the "Inspired" section for more creative dishes. We sampled the Marinated Red Snapper Moussaka, delicate and zesty with the addition of the regional speciality Caper Skordalia. Whole fish like the Greek-caught Lavraki fish comes charcoal grilled and drizzled with a tangy lemon and olive emulsion. Leave room for the tempting selection of desserts including the Molyvos Parfait made with Baklava ice cream, Samos caramel, candied walnuts and shredded sesame halva. At Molyvos, the drinks do not disappoint either, with fruity-fresh cocktails, a range of traditional Mastihas and Ouzos as well as the largest all-Greek wine list in the U.S. for which it has won much critical acclaim, such as Wine Enthusiast's "100 Best Wine Restaurants" in 2015 and 2016 and "Five Best Wine Bars in New York City". Molyvos wins too LuxePrivé's accolade for prime Greek in the City and its convenient location just by Carnegie Hall makes it a popular spot.


Molyvos 871 7th Ave

New York, NY 10019



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