Ravagh Persian Grill
Iranian fare in an easygoing atmosphere
Persian · East Village · $$
The Zagat Review
4.3
Food
3.4
Decor
3.9
Service
 
Among “NYC's few” options for classic Persian cooking, these Eastsiders dish up “flavorful” , “stick-to-your-ribs” fare including “succulent kebabs” and “delicious” rice dishes; “generous” portions and “value” prices offset the “lacking decor.”
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Chevron
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
location 125 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003, USA phone +1 212-335-0207 website ravaghrestaurants.com directions Get Directions
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4.3
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Ridiculous. We went to Ravagh for lunch and arrived just before noon. We walked in the front door and had to ask “are you open” to the two guys standing there. One of them was holding a broom. The place was dead empty which was the first sign since this restaurant is in the East Village and if the neighborhood isn’t going there for lunch, nobody should. We are seated at a table in the front window. I’m sure they wanted to show the neighbors that people were actually eating there that day. A lady walks in the front door and says “are you open?” They told her they were and she ordered and then, getting a whiff of all dust that the guy with the broom was kicking up, said she would wait outside. Honestly, this guy was making smoke clouds in the restaurant sweeping it at a time when they were supposed to be serving guests. We could hear bottle caps skittering across the floor as he was sweeping the entire place. Bottle caps. Keep in mind, this is a Persian restaurant, not a bar. Why is the floor littered with bottle caps? And why wasn’t it cleaned the night before? Anyway, we ordered our food and that’s when the music started playing Arabic music in a Persian restaurant. So that was insulting. We were talking about possibly leaving when the sweeper showed up at the table next to us and pulled a black, wet, smelly mop out of his bucket and started squishing it around our table. Obviously they weren’t ready for guests and knowing when it’s time to go, we left. We told the guy without the broom that we were leaving. He looked at us and smiled. No apology. No explanation. An awful representation for Persian culture and their 4000 year old reputation for quality, cleanliness and hospitality.
Hedieh Fard · March 19, 2018
Good spot for Persian food. Have come here twice and both times were great. Food is satisfying and portions are great. Also, very vegetarian friendly.
Bernard K · April 29, 2018
They always get five stars from me. If you are walking in Manhattan and want to try something delicious and authentic, ravagh is where you should stop by. They serve fresh bread and some yogurt and chatni to start. I would highly recommend their Kashke bademjan and tahdig. For the main course definitely kabobs are best choices. All foods are delicious and with reasonable prices.
Mona Mirheidari · May 22, 2018