Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


1420 Third Ave. (E. 80th St.) Send to Phone
212-288-0012 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A soothing oasis serving a plethora of Persian flavors.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

* Click here for rating key

  • 0.0 star rating
0.0 rating over 3 reviews

Shalezeh Restaurant Review

: From the owners of the Upper East Side eatery Persepolis comes this casually chic sibling. The large space is a soothing oasis of dark wood, subtle green shades, and soft lighting that shelters eaters from bustling Third Avenue. Of course, a tart pomegranate mojito also helps shop-weary East Siders relax as they peruse the Middle Eastern menu that tweaks traditional Persian cuisine with a few modern accents. Start with the appetizer sampler: six dishes featuring eggplant, yogurt and-or hummus. The halim badamjan (roasted eggplant purée with split peas and yogurt) is a tangy delight. For entrées, the khorest fesenjan is a stew-like mélange of chicken, walnuts and pomegranate that comes with your choice of rice, such as basmati with green beans and tomato sauce or basmati with sour cherries. From the seafood selections, grilled halibut arrives on a bed of spinach with spicy onions and a light cream sauce. Polish off your meal with warm honey-drenched baklava paired with bastani (a sultry rose flavor ice cream) that will transport you out of this world---or at least the Upper East Side.

User Ratings & Reviews for Shalezeh
Discover new restaurants in New York like Cow & Clover
New Restaurants in New York
Find all the New York restaurants that have opened recently with GAYOT's round-up.

See What's New in NYC!


Check out the 2015 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the US and more.