Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

 Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Taking its name from a Province of the Persian Empire with its main city being Persepolis, Pars Grill House was the choice of restaurant from Jodi for her birthday. She wanted to have Persian cuisine, and, thankfully, we realized that Persepolis, on the Upper East Side, was only offering a slimmed down menu for lunch. After a quick web search, we found Pars Grill House and, looking at their menu, we decided to change our reservation and try it. 

 Bar area at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Bar area at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

 Dining room at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Dining room at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

 Dining room at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Dining room at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

 Camel bell at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Camel bell at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

It is a large place, bright, with a nice decor and I should mention that they really made us feel welcome, being very hospitable. 

Food wise, we had some great dishes. At first, they brought us some bread that they bake in their oven (I believe it is called barbari bread). It came hot as I guess they just made it and was sublime with butter, a bit crispy.

 Barbari bread at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Barbari bread at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

 Barbari bread at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Barbari bread at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York


Then, we got some maast o khiar that is made with yoghurt, cucumber and dry mint, a dish very similar to the Greek tzatziki, that was perfect with the bread, but also with our main course. 

 Maast o khiar at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Maast o khiar at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

For her entrée, Jodi went with her favorite Persian dish: kubideh that is a skewer of ground beef and lamb, mixed with onions and spices, and served with saffron basmati rice and grilled vegetables. 

 Kubideh at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Kubideh at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

On my side, I ordered a mixed grill that had kubideh, as well as lamb chops. It was for sure a lot of food, and it looked very appetizing, especially the lamb chops that looked fantastic and were succulent: tender, juicy, perfectly cooked, they were delightfully fatty. The kubideh was also fantastic: juicy and very tasty. 

 Mixed grill at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Mixed grill at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

 Lamb chops at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Lamb chops at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

With my dish, I opted for a different rice made with almonds, pistachios, orange zest and carrots: the shirin polo rice. I definitely recommend it, especially if you like the taste of orange zest. 

 Shirin polo at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Shirin polo at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

For dessert, we decided to try their homemade baklava that was fantastic and had lots of honey in it. 

 Homemade baklava at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Homemade baklava at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

 Homemade baklava at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Homemade baklava at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Last was a Persian tea that was fairly good.

 Persian tea at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

Persian tea at Pars Grill House and Bar in NYC, New York

We left full and glad we found this place. If you've never had Persian cuisine before, I highly recommend Pars Grill House: it is a great restaurant. 

Enjoy (I did)!

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