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Avra Estiatorio
Avra Estiatorio

Avra Estiatorio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.avrany.com
  • Phone: (212) 759-8550
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm, Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday dinner: 5:00 pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Executive Chef: George Georgiadis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We offer live jazz every Sunday at Brunch.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 3rd Ave. and Lexington
  • Public Transit: All trains to Grand Central Station. 4,5,6 to 51st Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Avra Estiatorio
Avra Estiatorio is a restaurant that transports you to the Greece of your imagination. The sky is vivid blue and the air is drenched with sunlight and the aroma of freshly caught fish grilling over an open fire.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "we went to celebrate my daughters 22 birthday. There was lovely outdoor dining area but we were seated in the back, back "wine room." There were two large groups there and it was very noisy. We couldn't have a conversation. We should not have been seated in that area. There were other areas that would have been much nicer."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Three of us came for an early Sunday night dinner. We had two awesome bottles of sauvignon blanc and split several plates of appetizers. The olives are wonderful, the mussels are tasty, and the octopus is to die for. We don't live in NYC, but we'd love to come back someday."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "This is always a great place. I like to bring out of towers here because they're not going to find a restaurant like this where they live."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "This restaurant came very highly recommended by our son who has taken business clients here for dinner on several occasions. We arrived at Avra on time for our 5:00 reservation. We informed our waiter that we had an event at 7:00 to attend and assumed that he would keep an eye on the time during our meal. Well, he was not as attentive as we had expected and was hard to find when we needed him. Our daughter, who was here on business from Washington, D.C., had to go look for him so that we could place our order for dessert. We only ordered 2 dishes of gelato and still had to wait for quite some time before they were brought to our table. Everyone (there were 4 of us) enjoyed their meals but we were very disappointed in the service."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "GREAT WINE, OLIVES, BREAD AND THE SEAFOOD IS WONDERFUL. WE HAD OCTOPUS, CALAMARI, SOFTSHELL CRABS AND THE BLUE POINT OYSTERS. ALL WERE EXCEPTIONAL, NICELY SERVED WITH ADEQUATE SAUCES AND LEMON. THE SERVICE WAS PRECISE, FRIENDLY AND YET APPROPRIATELY PROFESSIONAL"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "A consistently excellent choice. Service is prompt, food is fresh and well-prepared."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "i love you, you are the best, i love the blonde hostess, muack"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "It is consistently great, never had a bad meal, I try to go at least once a month. The price fixe lunch is great value. The staff is very attentive. I would recommend every dish I have had especially the fish."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended to us. We wanted a good Greek restaurant in Manhatten. This definitely fit the bill as the food was delicious. Being of Greek origin we are fussy... I highly recommend this restaurant.."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "enjoyed our dinner last night delicious fresh salad, nice arctic char and recommended wine was good only complaints were the tables were close, even for ny and i thought pricing was high"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the food, ate dinner here with my mom on a girls trip to NYC. Great food, service was great also!!!, otherwise it was awesome!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great seafood, good (not great service). I'm a Manhattanite and have no problem paying for quality food. I thought it was bit pricey versus comparable places and seemed to have quite a few tourists, but it is Midtown. Definitely recommend a reservation as we still had to wait with one. Food was worth it though."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Our favorite NYC restaurant Have eaten here over fifteen times"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Third dinner at Avra and every time the service is poor. Check-in process is brusque unwelcoming. We were seated for at least 20 minutes before anyone even acknowledged us and took a drink order. Recent party of 3 included a friend who is allergic to gluten/wheat. She ordered items with no gluten-containing ingredients mentioned on the menu AND told the waiter of her allergy. Yet her arugula salad arrived with 3 large pieces bread on top. 4 tries total to get a simple salad right, including them just removing the bread and re-presenting the same salad - UNACCEPTABLE with a food allergy! The process was so incompetent as to be almost comical."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The 2nd most romantic dining destination in my opinion in NY 2nd only to the river cafe. Food unmatched great wine list enough said dine outside if possible"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The service and food were very good. Nothing too fancy, just right."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Great fresh fish. Nice atmosphere. We had a tight table for 7 but I had up'd the resie from 6! Wonderful apps and amazing fish would return in a heartbeat!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Made a reservation 10 minutes prior. Arrived earlier, were seated without a problem even had a choice between tabeles. Server wasn't great, we felt neglected. But other staff members, bussers were very attentive and helpful! Great place, good food!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Everything here is homemade down to the little muffins and the salad dressing."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Our waiter Thanasi made the whole experience even more memorable. Loved his personality!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The warm decor, lively crowd and welcoming staff always make this a favorite place to dine with friends and family. But it's the fabulous food that that makes that keeps you coming back. The freshest fish, fabulous salads & dips"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Great place to dine!! One of the best fish places in the city!!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Ambiance was terrific - great experience for my friend from out of town. Food was superb and wine list was great. The atmosphere was really special."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "the food is always excellent here and the service fine. My problem is that at a certain point one begins to yell at one's dinner companion because the noise is so intense. I don't mind noisy but i do like to be able to hear!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I absolutely love everything about Avra. The have a gorgeous outside patio which I have sat at for lunch. They have the best mediterranean food in NYC. You have to try the grilled octopus! Delicious fresh seafood, you can't choose wrong. Lively atmosphere with wonderful friendly wait staff. I recommend this place to family and friends and can't wait to dine here again!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We went for a special birthday before an eight o'clock show. The food was served quickly but was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend the tuna tartar and the lima beans. Everything was wonderful!!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The grilled octupus is phenomenal. It melts in your mouth and as it was prepared with capers, it was unique and quite delicious. I come for lunch quite frequently. The fish has always been excellent and I love the salads with chicken or shrimp as lighter fare option. While you need a reservation, it is well worth planning ahead."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Dined there Thursday night. This was my fifth time and my wifes second. Had enjoyed the restaurant up to this point, but this visit was a major disappointment. Service was mediocre, and food was significantly overpriced. Had the Langostinos (very meager portion for $30) and the Black Sea Bass, which came out very cold. There are much better dining experiences in Midtown"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Went for a work dinner in a group of 6. We ordered the trio of dips, fried calamari, grilled octupodi, and oregano fries for appetizers. Everyone was very pleased with the meal. The fried calamari and oregano fries were amazing. I could have done without the grilled octupodi, but it wasn't bad. I had the baked sea bass which was prepared in a tomato sauce with whole grilled onions and potatoes. It was delish! The food was great, but the service was lackluster. The servers were a wee bit on the rude side, but it was extremely busy so that could be a factor. The servers were not on top of things ( i.e. our table had to waive the servers down if we needed refills or to take our order). GO GATORS!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I loved Avra! It is close to my office and every time I passed by or tried to get a table, it was packed, I finally made a reservation and understand why there is never an empty table, the food is amazing, order fish which is the best! The hostess and waiter we had were not great, a little snotty and looked like they were doing us the favor but the food was worth it, hopefully next time we will get better service."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Wanted to try everything on the menu and all was well until the main course. Here's my review on the following: chilean souvlaki- Very good crab cake- Outstanding blue point oysters- Very good Malpeque oysters- Very good king pranws- POOR- Burnt (well overcooked and clearly charred but we tried to eat one) lobster- POOR (Not burnt but rubbery due to being over cooked). I'm sure the cook may have been overwhelmed but if the food is clearly overcooked then you should not serve. My wife and I are not the complaining type but I had to review this experience as I was very disappointed after the main. They ended up refunding the one prawn that I couldn't eat."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "As a frequent business traveler to NYC, I have the pleasure of getting to Avra monthly and I look forward to it every time. The food is wonderful in that it is authentic, fresh and alive with flavor. The energy is great and the staff is the right balance between professional, friendly and respectful."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "EXCELLENT AS ALWAYS. LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT VISIT"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Last night I went out with my girls and I had the best time! Or waitress Tonia was amazing- she was very sweet, attentive and she knew everything on the meniu. She made our night out perfect! The food was real Greek food, the one I get when I go to greece every year to visits family. I think they need to prove their Greek salat to taste libel Greece, but still the rest of the food was wonderful. No doubt- perfect place for Greek food in NYC! And always ask for Tonia!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I met a friend and we had a nice lunch -- good food, pleasant wine, lovely atmosphere and nice service. The grilled squid could have had more flavor and been better cooked with more of a char, but it was nice. The salad was good. Overall the food could use more flavor, but the atmosphere, service and lovely décor make up for it."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "THE FOOD WAS PHENOMENAL AND SERVICE WAS GREAT. WIDE VARIETY OF SEAFOOD THAT VERY WELL PREPARED."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Avra in midtown never disappoints with the impeccable service, fresh seafood and outstanding deserts. Open Table reservations were adjusted twice do to traffic, but the staff was accommodating and as always, friendly and totally on point. There is really nothing lacking here. Reasonable pricing especially in midtown. Great for any occasion ."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Was largely ignored by my waiter... Seated, but not given a drink menu. Took nearly 20 minutes for server to take order. One appetizer arrived immediately, the salad shortly thereafter. Waited just over an hour for my last appetizer to arrive (the server actually came by to ask if I wanted dessert after ignoring my attempts to flag him down for the 40min prior). By the time I got my last appetizer, I was more annoyed than hungry. There are many phenomenal restaurants in NYC and I travel for business often. While the food was fine, the service was terrible - I won't be coming back here."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Very enjoyable! Lively! Fish and seafood are awesome!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This was highly recommended for lunch. It was quite busy and, as a result, the service was average and inattentive. Repeatedly had to request water. One appetizer did not arrive."
    Dined on 7/10/2014