Pera Soho is a light, airy, Mediterranean fusion eatery that is perfect for Sunday brunch, especially when you have some members of your dining party wanting authentic Mediterranean fare and some wanting a simple pancake. They have got everyone covered here, even steak lovers and people who just want a healthy piece of chicken breast on a baby arugula salad with a light zesty lemon and olive oil dressing. They also specialize in “mezes” (small plates) and many folks head to the eatery to share a few along with their much-heralded specialty cocktails.
I tried six different dishes in total and made sure I had a wide variety. I was impressed with the artisanal ingredients in everything I tried. Under the “Mezes & Sides” part of the menu, I tried three different items and it would be a tossup for me to pick a favorite because they were equally delicious. The first was the Crispy Phyllo Rolls ($7)—you get three 3 1/2” long and battery flaky pastry tubes of pastry filled with homemade Kasseri cheese, and classic homemade Tzatziki sauce on the side. They are very filling and a meal in themselves. The cheese is mild and buttery and just so fresh, you would swear they have a farm in the courtyard nearby!
|Crispy Phyllo Rolls|
|Shishito Peppers with Sea Salt and EVOO|
|Smashed Potatoes with Kalamata Olives|
|Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberry Butter|
|Grilled Chicken Salad with Cucumber and Watercress|
|Steak Frites with Housemade Barbecue Sauce|
54 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10003
All photos by Anne Raso