Ammos Estiatorio
Ammos Estiatorio

Ammos Estiatorio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ammosnewyork.com/
  • Phone: 2129229999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 11:30 pm , Sunday available only for private events.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Bruno Marino
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ammos Restaurant now delivers. We cater and set up your entire event. Ammos Special Event Coordinator will be very happy to create a unique menu for your event. We also can accommodate up to 125 persons to our restaurant and up to 25 persons to our private “ Mezzanine” Wine Room
  • Entertainment: Live Greek music every last Friday of the month from 10pm until Late...
  • Special Events: Happy hour * 2:30-5:30 @ the bar & Lounge area - 50% All Drinks




    Happy hour: All house liquor and house wine $6 from 3pm to closing.



    No Corkcage fee on Mondays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 45th & Madison
  • Public Transit: 4,5,6,7 and Metro North to Grand Central Station
    S or 7 from Times Square.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Private Parking, street parking on 45th street and Madison avenue
A word from Ammos Estiatorio
***** SEAFOOD GREEK RESTAURANT ***** Located in the Heart of Midtown, steps away from Grand Central Terminal. Ammos provides upscale, authentic cuisine from various regions of Greece. The menu features a wide array of mezedes and pristinely fresh seafood as well as whole grilled fish. Ammos is the Greek word for "sand" and the restaurant’s airy, open design, light woods and weathered stones conjure the sun-drenched atmosphere of the Greek islands.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Ammos Estiatorio reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (54)good for groups (51)fit for foodies (48)special occasion (41)neighborhood gem (36)romantic (34)hot spot (27)notable wine list (26)vibrant bar scene (21)great for brunch (9)scenic view (8)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Preferred Prior Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    the sautéed chicken with vegetables, and the sautéed lamb with vegetables (both served on pita bread) were extremely disappointing, unless you love onions, which was the "vegetable" with each dish.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great. Service attentive
    RonpVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great lunch spot. Prixe fixe was good deal. Fish was cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!
    Blj2
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Have been there twice- great place to meet friends with attentive staff and excellent food! Best place we've found near GC, love pre-theatre menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous meal
    iLovedIt
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This was one of the greatest meals I've had in New York City. First the ambiance - wow. This restaurant is not your typical NYC spot. It's actually quite large. It's one of the most beautiful restaurants in New York - there are wine bottles lining the wall - and a very distinct Mediterranean vibe can be felt no matter where you are. We sat an a secluded table by the window with plenty of room to spread out. The food was - of course - amazing. We ate horiatiki salad, Lavraki fish, moussaka, and a side of mushrooms. The Lavraki was amazing - perfectly cooked - moist and flakey. The vegetables were also fresh and flavorful. Make sure you save room for dessert - we had baklava - it's not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't get enough
    JloveVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This will be the million times that I go to Ammos for happy hour and i am never desapointed ,from the first minute you walk in they make you feel like family , love the new changes on the cocktail list, the Godiva espresso martini is amazing, guilty pleasure is just delicious, I will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing Seafood
    AnnaSmith09
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This is an absolutely 5 star seafood restaurant with wonderful fish menu and wine list. The setting is trendy, stunning and the ambiance is lively! This was matched with excellent and attentive service. The servers are very knowledgeable about their menu. They even recommend an incredible food and wine pairing. Highly impressed. Inside is a bustling trendy atmosphere. Their Chilean Sea Bass, slow roasted piglet and organic Scottish Salmon are all excellent. On Monday nights, no corking fees!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It's a really delicious traditional Greek seafood restaurant with amazing ambience and very good service.. And also I recommend yiu to try the delicious moussaka which is one of my favorite traditional Greek food..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No more chicken
    TomH
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great ambience but how can you run out of chicken on A Saturday night at 7.30 with only about 25 people in the restaurant. ( not even a quater full)
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special lunch
    vadik
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Went to Ammos for lunch to celebrate our anniversary. Why lunch? Because we couldn't celebrate that night. Chose it because it was very close to my wife's office and we like Greek food. When making a reservation on opentable.com, I included a note to be seated at the most remote table. I didn't think anybody would even pay attention, but I was wrong. Not only did we get the most private table there, but we also got congratulated on our anniversary, which was nice (no free desert though :)). We shared horiatiki salad and both got a whole lavraki, which was very good. It was a little pricey and next time we will do a pre-fix menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Greek paradise
    ammosfan
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    that was my first time eating in a Greek upscale restaurant. The food was phenomenon, far away from what I have experienced before. Octopus, spreads, salad, lamb rack...all great flavors..beautifully represented. Place was rocking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We are big fans of Ammos Estiatorio. Always consistent in food and service. Phenomenon seafood, always fresh and cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't get enough
    JloveVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I ve been to Ammos many times , always exceed expectations, service, food and atmosphere.i will be back for my Octopus and Arni again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reminiscing
    Andrew
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Met with college roommate from 30 years ago and his wife with my wife. We ordered up and down the menu with excellent wine choices and had a fantastic evening. We really appreciated the special attention from the maitre d' and the waitstaff were first class. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DdMmVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service was lacking. The food was mediocre. We had to beg for a waiter to come over and give us a menu.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect business lunch
    BusinessLunch
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Let me say that food and service far exceeded expectations. I regard myself as a foodie and more critical then accepting. I almost always discount reviews like this one that praise, today I want you all to listen and please read. I will return to Ammos Estiatorio because for what it is, it is prefect. One note, it is not a "wine cellar" for those that have a sophisticated wine palate. On arrival there was concern that the construction directly outside the doors facing the street would interfere with our meeting. It turns out the room is amazingly quite despite the jack hammers. If it can hold off that noise this place must be stellar when their not raising the street!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Santorini in Manhattan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you want ottentic Greek cuisine in Manhattan, then Ammos is the place to go!!!! Great food,and make your pick from the variety of Greek wines they offer, excellent service , I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hi, Ammos
    AnaAna
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My name is Ana and I was there last night for a dinner, and it was entirely amazing food and restourant atmosphere. I had a specific dish with the specific taste of octopus and the doversole fish, and it was served perfectly perfect, thanks to chef and to all who are involved to that, the restourant it's so specious and high ceiling with the romantic view. Can't wait to come back again. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything was to the point. Food was very good as it was the ambiance, but service was a little slow. I guess because the place was crazy busy it is very hard to please everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best Seafood in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Ammos offers the best octopus in NYC. We shared a Greek Salad, and the 5 spreads, all great. My wife had the Tuna, cooked perfectly and I had the roasted piglet, to die for. We will return with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    katy
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Ammos has a beautiful ambiance, delicious menu, and most importantly, a friendly and attentive service staff. From the moment we were greeted at the door, we felt very welcome and at-home. Everyone raves about their Octopodi and King Shrimp, and now I know why! Our waiter showed us their fresh fish selection and explained all of the fish to us. I will definitely be returning. Also, it's located right next to Grand Central so who can beat that!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Never disappointing from food and service. If you are visiting Midtown - Ammos is a must
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    RJBLADE
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Highly recommend for anyone that knows great food. Fish was fresh and cooked to prefection,appetizers were great but most of all the grilled octopus was above all. It was prepared like no other way we have ever had. Ambience was beautiful, comfortable and service was on top of there game. Be sure not to miss this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great meal and fabulous attentive service. Will definitely return. Convenient Grand Central location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Resturant Week Dinner
    HappyhumanVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have really taken advantage of Restaurant Week (Month) this year and for the most part all the restaurants have been very good. Ammos Estiatorio was excellent. The entrée I selected was Lamb Chops which was a $9 supplement. I am still thinking about how wonderful they were days later. My wife had the chicken entrée with which she was pleased but could not finish as the entrée portions were much larger than most of the other restaurants we visited for Restaurant week. For me that is a good thing. Very enjoyable meal and ambience next to Grand Central.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Happyclient
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Went there for a friends birthday, The place is beautiful and has huge window the open so feels like an outdoors spot. The food was delicious we had a bunch of small dishes followed by fresh seafood stuff, the drinks were so good strong and original. Loved the Metaxa mochito !!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Makes you feel special
    opentableguest
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I loved Ammos hospitality. Ammos team made my birthday special. Thank you!!!! Food is to die for....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Went here for lunch. Decor was interesting. Feels like you are in Greece by the sandy beach restaurant. Service was attentive and fast. Had the greek salad for appetizer and mousaka for entree. They were both very delicious and enough for 2 ladies to share. Probably good for dinner as well since they participate for restaurant week dinner only.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gorgeous room
    goodlife
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Gorgeous room. The food was amazing as always. Attentive, but not fussy, service. Ammos never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch for three
    HappyCamper
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I have been to this restaurant twice for lunch. Each time the food and the service were great. It is not too quiet or too noisy. The menu is large -- lots of choices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The lamb dish was tender and delicious, the salmon was cooked perfectly, crispy on the outside and tender and juicy inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre food and service.
    mamadoc
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    A disappointment in this city of wonderful food. Nothing special in the fish or the service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Breakfast
    lovewine
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I am a regular at Ammos for lunch, but this time I try their breakfast. Omelets were fantastic, my favorite is Ammos omelet. Also have great fresh juice list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch destination
    excellent
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Ammos offers the best three course lunch menu in town. Fish of the day was at least a 10oz Black sea bass fillet of fish on top of a veggie guinoa.....excellent. Apps and dessert was excellent also....great portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Greek Restaurant
    GRA34
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Overall this restaurant was a good choice. The food was excellent, the service was great but the noise level was a bit loud. Not a place to go if you want a quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good RW Experience
    canuckinbklynVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We often use Restaurant Week to explore places we've never tried before. Usually we are disappointed; most restaurants don't seem to put much effort into their RW menus. Not so Ammos; the food was delicious and the portions were ample. Good job, Ammos.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't get the Shrimp Salad!
    Campbellsoupgal88
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Came for lunch, got the Tiger Shrimp salad for $24 and was severely disappointed in size and quality of food. Some shrimp over cooked, others under. Maybe I just got the wrong dish. But wouldn't venture back, especially during lunch (packed)
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  • Somewhat disappointing
    NoisyVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I have always loved the food here, but I was surprised at the menus. The heavy menus were in need of replacement (tearing and dirty) and the graphics were downright tacky. This is a great place - put some money into upgrading the setting!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    DayDeCz
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    First time at a Greek restaurant. The ambience is very welcoming and service was great. Our waiter gave his suggestions since he knew it was our first time. Gave a brief description of the dishes he was suggesting. One thing I learned is that if you want to try original Greek food, you must try Masaka. Which is a traditional dish. Delicious (I tried 6 items from their menu, and I was pretty impress).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super service and great food!
    TiffanyAF
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great selection on the dinner pre fixe menu. Our waiter Denny was helpful with explaining items on the menu. Everything we had was delicious. The service was quick considering the busy location. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Consistent food quality, great service and one of the most beautiful restaurants in NYC. Octopus is a must.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.