If you love the Pera Mediterranean Brasserie in midtown but hate having to get there from SoHo – good news is coming your way! They are opening a sister site next month at 54 Thompson Street, serving the same delicious Eastern Mediterranean food.
Pera SoHo will occupy the location of a former hedge fund firm and is adjacent to the 60 Thompson hotel. It took owner Burak Karacam three years to finally get the location approved with the community board clearance and rezoning issues he faced. Now, the new eatery will have a 50-seat outdoor garden (on space that was once a basketball court!)
The new location will offer a clientele that is more casual, rather than the corporate feel at the midtown location. As Mr. Karacam explained, they will also have acess to a rooftop location for special events.
Obviously, this is great news for those of us in SoHo who love Eastern Mediterranean food, but can do without the commute to midtown!