Great Fresh SeafoodI enjoy taking clients to this restaurant and they offer a very nice pre fix lunch. They don't skimp on portions and the quality is very good. I can't eat bread anymore, but the table bread is excellent. My lunch came with dessert, but I can't eat flour or wheat/gluten...The waiter offered me a sorbet which I thought was amicable. A very good place5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentBut a bit noisy the food is always great. One of my favorites when I come to NYC5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food and the serviceVery good food and the service was excellent. Tables for two are a bit too close and there is a lot of noise from the adjacent tables.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect!Our dinner was again outstanding! There is not a better place for wonderful fresh fish, incredible Greek salads, terrific service.
We return each time we are in NYC.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is first class.Everything I expected and more. Great seating and waiter was gracious even though we blew him off three times before ready to order. Bar scene is too cramped to show up early so save yourself there.Seating was right on time! Very nice outdoor dining if you can get it. Fish by the pound is a little confusing and expensive but ask many questions and they help you.I'd go back for sure.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI have to say, I went intoI have to say, I went into dinner quite skeptical. My Husband & I had been to Avra 12 years ago, so I wasn't sure if it would still be as good. We actually found that it was better than we had remembered. The service was amazing & the food was outstanding. Definitely going back soon.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was fantastic.Food and service was fantastic. I was lucky enough to arrive on a cold night, so it was easy to get a quieter table outside.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood ExpertiseI selected Avra for dinner with friends who were coming into town from Gloucester, Massachusetts. My friends are seafood experts and have virtually every kind of ocean fish there is.
The menu at Avra was delightful, as well as the wine last. The waiter recommended Bronzino (in Italian, Luraki in Greek) and it was custom prepared in a charcoal oven with light, delicious herbs. Our waiter also was very knowledgeable in terms of wines and recommended an outstanding Santorini/savignon blanc.
Delighted with the food, service and whole experience - and a new experience for you seafood expert friends!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent selection of freshExcellent selection of fresh fish. You pick the fish. They prepare it to your liking. Ouzo mussels were first rate. Lavraki (Mediterranean Sea Bass) is their specialty. Expensive.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood as always was outstanding.Food as always was outstanding. Service was very attentive. Try the stuffed calamari and the grilled octopus. If you like Greek sea food, this is the place to dine4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding seafood, refined GreekExcellent food all around, packs in the crowds, top notch fish dishes, surprisingly decent Greek wines. Truffle oil fries are outstanding. Service can be slightly sloppy at times, however, the place does get insanely busy.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. I haveFood was excellent. I have been here several times and the food is consistently good. i have been here personally and for business and have never been dissapointed.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorites. ConsistentlyOne of my favorites. Consistently good! Great fish.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, too noisyNo one can dispute the quality of the food, if somewhat expensive. However the level of noise makes conversation difficult if not impossible. We left after our entree to find a quieter place for an after dinner drink. We were sitting in the back in the wine room in the hopes of less noise, but between the annoying Greek music in the background and the bad acoustics, it doesn't work. So go for great fish dishes, just don't expect much meaningful conversation.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great! Food andConsistently great! Food and service are always fantastic.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved Avra. The food aloneI loved Avra. The food alone was well worth the visit. Our waiter was pretty stand-offish and was nowhere in sight when it came time to get the check. The owner was around, but seemed to spend his time talking with the regulars. In any case the food and ambiance more than made up for that. My grilled sardines and calamari stuffed with four cheeses was truly superb. A friend who ate with us is still raving about the octopus.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite NY restaurant!!My favorite NY restaurant!! Food is always great, service is hit or miss. Reservations are a must!! Must order the Greek Salad, Crab Cakes, Octopus Salad & for dessert the yogurt.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always a wonderful andAs always a wonderful and pleasurable evening of great food and ambiance.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAvra will never let you down.Avra will never let you down. The food is consistently stellar, the waitstaff is friendly and helpful, and the ambiance is both lively and romantic (if that's even possible). Everyone loves Avra. Go in the spring so you can have soft shell crabs - pan fried.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe fish we ordered was veryThe fish we ordered was very expensive but tasted wonderful and was big enough to feed three people.
Beet sallad we had was very good as well as the bread, olives and dip that came with it.
We had to ask three times for lemon slices for our water. We also had to ask three times
for them to fix the wobbly table. Service needs to improve!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBooked this restaurant toBooked this restaurant to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and it was perfect, table for two tucked away, the staff were very attentive and made us feel special even gave us a complementary dessert with Happy Anniversary written on the plate. The fish was excellent and the wine good and reasonably priced.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great and reliable.Always great and reliable. We've eaten here many times and will continue to come back!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA Family affairSpecial family event topped off with a special dinner.
We all loved everything about it.
An example why NYC is known for wonderful dining experiences.
This was one of them.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AM"An extraordinary taste of Greece"If you like ethnic Greek food this is the restaurant to take your wife, girlfriend or significant other. The service is impecable, the servers are right on the mark, and the food is as close as it gets to having dinner in GREECE. Imbrace your partner, drink and enjoy the evening at AVRA. OPPA !!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA MUST GO FOR FISHGreat greek salad, great grilled dorad
everyone loved their meals
expensive3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time atThis was our second time at Avra. Servicd the first time was excellent. The second time - not so good.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing place. I discoveredAmazing place. I discovered Avra a few years ago on a business trip and ever since, I have dinner there every time I visit NYC.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAn extra touchWe ate here Friday then again on Sunday of the same week. We had the same waiter, Andres, who was incredible. Not only did he remember we hadn't ordered one of the starters we'd discussed, he remembered what it was and which wine we had enjoyed!
Waiters like this add to the overall experience.
We will certainly return each time we visit NYC.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch is delicious. TheyBrunch is delicious. They bring out a bread basket with muffins and different kinds of bread. It's also beautiful inside the restaurant. The service has been good however sometimes the waiters can be a little stuck-up but overall still a good experience.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Food and service wereThe Food and service were once again fabulous. Our favorite NYC restaurant.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the best Greek food inHad the best Greek food in this restaurant. Selling fish 'by the pound' as listed in the menu at first appeared to be a little odd. After the fish arrives, all your doubts are gone because the food is so good. Grill octopus is a remarkable appetizer. Flounder was fresh, firm and perfectly prepared. Galaktoboureko and expresso were perfect endings for a wonderful dinner. Celebrates anniversary there. Had a nice table. Will not wait for another anniversary before coming back for a delightful experience.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery cozy. I had only soupVery cozy. I had only soup and the spread and those were great.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding seafood. EverythingOutstanding seafood. Everything was fresh and well-prepared.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Avra quiteI have been to Avra quite a few times over the past 5 years-it is one of my favorites in New York! the service is always great-the food always outstanding.
i prefer outside (weather permitting) or the back room. The front room can get very noisy!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were not happy with howWe were not happy with how we were treated by the hostess/maitre'd. First we were seated in the bar, which was not to our liking. I asked to be moved. So, we were moved to the table JUST behind (and almost touching) the hostess/maitre'd station. When I said that would not work, we were moved to the back. I have eaten at the restaurant several times, but was not happy with the non-apologetic attitude of the hostess as we were seated at two undesirable tables.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved everything - from warmLoved everything - from warm greeting to superb food to excellent service. A must for seafood lovers.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite restaurant.Our favorite restaurant. Always a fun and delicious evening!3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI look forward to dinningI look forward to dinning here again. The food was fantastic and the ambiance was great.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing SeafoodIf you love seafood and Greek food this place will amaze you. The service is terrific and the food unique and wonderful.1/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAvra is the best Mediterranean!Always a pleasure to dine at Avra! The best Mediterranean food in the city!
Fantastic fish and great service.1/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply one of the best.Love this place. I ate here two nights in a row. Consistently excellent food and service. It is a highlight almost every time I come to NYC.1/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a wonderful diningThis was a wonderful dining experience! The tableau of fresh fish is beautiful. The service friendly, professional, astute. We enjoyed every bite, every moment!12/27/2012 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service. ThisGreat food, service. This is my go to place when I go to NYC.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM