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May 24, 2007 07:22 PM

Persian in the City?

I'm looking for a great, authentic persian restaurant anywhere in NYC. Thoughts?

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  1. There is a persian restaurant across from Sloan Kettering, on first ave and 67th i believe. I'm not really sure if it was authentic Perian or not, but the food was always delivious.

    1237 1st Ave, New York, NY 10065

    1. There's also Persepolis on the UES. I went there once 4-5 years ago and enjoyed it. Can't vouch for the authenticity, but I did learn what a revelation good rice pilaf can be.

      1. My picky Persian friends either cook at home or go to the Persian Tea Room in Little Neck for Persian food. They even catered a wedding for one of them.

        1. Go here. I was introduced by my Iranian friend.

          Pars Grill House & Bar. 249 W. 26th St. (bet. 7th & 8th Aves.) Manhattan, NY 212-929-9860.

          249 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001

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            1. re: Pan

              The mashed eggplant app, the app with the yogurt, and any of the kebabs, especially the one with ground beef and lamb

              1. re: raji212

                Tried out Pars for lunch last week, I've been to this venue a few times when it was Cafe Buon Gusto. The food was okay, the bread and mashed eggplant were good. I used to eat at Ravagh @ 30th and usually ordered the Kobideh whereas my buddy prefers the Barg. While slightly more expensive, I think Ravagh's Kobideh are better (and you get two skewers not one), my buddy thought the Barg at Pars edges out Ravagh's version (softer meat, more flavorful). We also agreed the rice was better at Ravagh.

                In the same general vicinity, I've yet to try Colbeh but, for now, Ravagh gets my vote.

                1. re: bokkyo

                  I talked to my Iranian friend again. Said Colbeh is the best.

            2. re: raji212

              Pars is arguably the best Persian in NYC. I've been one other time since I first reported, and it was pretty consistent. Not as good as the stuff in LA though.

            3. Many Persian friends say Colbeh is the next best thing to their moms home cooking.