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Meli - CLOSED

1 E 35th St, New York City, NY 10016-3828
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good63%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
13 Jul 2013
“New Greek restaurant in Murray Hill!”
4 Jul 2013
“very good food, but expensive”
Restaurant Hours
11:30 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
1 E 35th St, New York City, NY 10016-3828
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 13 July 2013

I was invited for a business lunch by a friend at this new Greek restaurant on East 35th Street. I was very impressed by the bright, happy white interiors of the main restaurant hall with magnificient photos of Greek islands. We chose the set lunch...More

Thank Caris25
Reviewed 5 July 2013

great service, nice quiet place. Terrific food. But this is a 5 star restaurant for quality and price so be prepared. The wines were very over-priced.

Thank Advice32
Reviewed 13 June 2013

I was part of a group of 33 people for a business dinner so expected there to be a lot of noise but the table was on the Mezzanine which due to the number of people, low ceiling and brick walls made it almost impossible...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Arrived with no booking.Obviously busy,but polite and helpful Nice table.Beautiful trendy restaurant. Just a great waiter...helpful,polite,never rushed,engaging. Food perfectly cooked,not too much (a NY problem),great wine list and excellent value for money. Go for it.

2  Thank MAQMelbourne
Reviewed 21 May 2013

We stumbled upon this place while looking for somewhere to eat, no problem getting a table which made us a bit apprehensive but ended up having a lovely meal! We were 4 and 2 had the lamb shank, it was really good, meat falling off...More

1  Thank Smithsh
Reviewed 7 May 2013 via mobile

The food was amazing! Drinks are also I had the melitini! So yummy. The decor bring you back to an island in Greece. Defiantly a place to try out. You won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Giab593
Reviewed 4 May 2013 via mobile

Meli is a lovely little spot that's super convenient to access. Food was great and came at the right temperature. Great wine selection and the perfect spot for any occasion.

Thank Nikkij N
Reviewed 24 March 2013

We went here our last day in NY and had a excellent lunch. We felt very much welcome when entering and decorations are really good. Good quality all the way. Very good food and our waitress was also very friendly. Most recommended :-) Very good...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Found Meli during a business trip and a group of us decided to try it for lunch based on the good reviews. It did not disappoint. Stunningly decorated in black and white with a modern Mediterranean feel. We arrived at noon and were the only...More

Thank cmi113
Reviewed 17 February 2013

My Girlfriend and I were visiting New York for the first time and were keen to scout out a few good restaurants during our stay. When we arrived to our hotel, I noticed we were literally next door to Meli and upon briefly looking over...More

1  Thank Picasso1
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 E 35th St, New York City, NY 10016-3828
    (between Madison & 5th)
  • Public Transportation: 34th Street – Penn Station (IND Eighth Avenue Line); serving the A C E trains 34th Street – Penn Station (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line); serving the 1 2 3 trains 34th Street – Herald Square; serving the B D F M N Q R trains 33rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line); serving the 4 6 trains
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
Description
Meli, which means Honey in Greek, located in the heart of lower midtown right off of Fifth Avenue, celebrates Greek cuisine with a modern interpretation. Meli focuses on modern interpretations of traditional dishes from various regions of Greece. Honey is produced in most regions of the world and is one of medicine's well kept secrets. It is the ONLY food that will not spoil. In essence, honey will be forever honey. Despite its small size, Greece is one of the most suitable places, if not the most, for apiculture due to its rich flora and temperate climate. The country's long sunshine periods and the abrupt changes in the landscape are responsible for its supreme quality of honey. That is the explanation why certain varieties of honey (e.g. Thyme Honey) do not exist anywhere else in the world. The best honey in Greece comes from thyme, by far the best honey in the world. That is the reason why, at Meli, we import our very own honey from Greece. With our signature ingredients, our Chefs create exquisite dishes with impeccable flavors that are nothing short of perfection. The main dining room exudes a vibrant flow of energy while boasting high ceilings and attributing an array of magnificent photos to Greece’s captivating scenery. We showcase numerous photographs from world-renowned, highly awarded fine art photographer, Peter Lik. Our majestic setting along with our friendly staff transcends you into the Aegean for a short stay and calls you back for more.In addition to our fine cuisine, our main bar and lounge offers chic ambiance and an extensive cocktail menu featuring our "melitinis". The mezzanine lounge while in accordance with our black and white theme, has a much cozier and more private atmosphere, yet still overlooks the dramatic dining room with its brilliant chandeliers.
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