Persepolis Restaurant in New York City.
This Upper East Side traditional Persian eatery named after Persia’s ancient capital may be humble by New York standards — there is nary a Persia-tini or leather swathed banquette in sight—but it gets the important things right. Gratifying foods include homemade yogurt and eggplant dips, smoky lamb kebab on a bed of cherry-dotted Persian rice, and do not forget the Fesenjan, a stew with shredded chicken, pomegranate and walnuts that is a big favorite.
End your meal with Persian tea, deliciously scented with cardamom, a homemade dessert of fresh baklava or saffron rose ice cream, and contemplate the restaurant’s greatest design element—an oversized painting of the 1973 Persepolis soccer team.
1407 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021
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