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Ethos - Gallery
Ethos - Gallery

Ethos - Gallery Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (212) 888-4060
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 50th and 51st Streets
  • Public Transit: E,M trains at Lexington/53 st, 4,6 trains at Lexington/51 st

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ethos - Gallery
Ethos—it is that which guides, a character, a moral. At Ethos, we very much adhere to the root of this word. Our menu guides you to the sun-drenched islands of Greece, as we embrace the rich character of its traditional dishes. We adhere to a strict moral code using only the highest quality extra virgin olive oil from Crete and fresh fish flown in daily from the Mediterranean.
Inside the modern ambiance there are threads of the traditional Greek eateries woven with the stylish island chic of Mykonos. We invite you to celebrate our centuries-old recipes, like fava from Santorini, all telling a new story of modern Greek cuisine with traditional ingredients taking inventive turns.
Prepared traditionally, re-imagined contemporary. our Ethos is an adherence to the purity of the sea and the sun, the freshness of our ingredients and the spirit of our beautiful culture.
“Ya mas” as we say in Greece, or “To Our Health”.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreek
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed just having meze there- the food was fresh and good."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I love this place, I've been here a number of times and I've never been disappointed. Great selection of Greek menu items and the servers are knowledgable and friendly. Everything you order will be most enjoyable but the octopus is outrageous and a must have."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "This place is always the best. The food, outdoor dining and friendly staff make this a regular place for us to go to alone or with friends."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Delightful and delicious. The icing on the cake was our waiter;the tree of us hugged him when we left."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I found the food good, however, I did not like being squeezed into a table that seated 3 people next to myself and a friend. It is a noisy restaurant but having someone almost sit in my lap was not great."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I frequent Ethos for a reliably delicious meal in my neighborhood. Be warned it is loud sitting inside but it is a very chic atmosphere. Both the food and the drink list are fantastic. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "As always, a great dining experience. Phenomenal food, great charm and ambience whether visiting for a business dinner, romantic dinner or special event. The quirks in the service are part of the charm. Whether you dine inside or outdoors, you're in for a great experience (and outdoors adds the ambience of great people watching)!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Food was good however I find the Pre-fixe amount quite high compared to other restaurants in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Went here with my girlfriend for the first time. The place is beautiful and seems to be a local hot spot. After being seated we were greeted by our server, Mesha who made it seem like we had caused him a great inconvenience by choosing to dine there that night. Throughout our meal, which was amazing and cooked to perfection, Mesha seemed to only be concerned with walking around aimlessly than checking in. At the table next to ours, he actually counted the cash they left for the bill in front of them at the table to make sure they left sufficient tip. When it was my turn for the bill he made sure to explain that the recommended tip amounts were printed on the bill and even went as far to circle each option with his pen."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great food, great vibe, very friendly service but did not hover and make you feel like it was time to move on. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant numerous times and food never disappointed us - Delicious!!!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Food is very good, but noise level makes conversation with those at your table difficult"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I always come to this restaurant when I visit NYC. The food is always consistent as is the service. I had the salmon which was cooked to perfection. The Greek salad is large enough to share. Great wine list and full bar. Highly reccommend!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "...it would have a perfect venue. Other than that, very good.."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "well the food is amazing, the service left me disappointed totally. Was atrocious .Its sad. Dont go with a date to loud. Thanks"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Wonderful and friendly service. Food is very good with a huge traditional Greek selection selection. Somewhat pricey and portions are not huge but this is a top NYC spot for sure."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I have been going to this reliable neighborhood restaurant for quite a while, and I usually enjoy taking clients there for a tasty meal. However, when we arrived last Friday for our 2 p.m. reservation (with a lovely window table reserved for us), the place was quite busy. It took 1/2 hour for our salads to arrive, and we also had a long wait for the fish which was uncharacteristically dry and over-cooked. By the time we got our check, it was nearly two hours -- far too long for lunch (unless one is retired or on vacation; sadly, I had to go back to a very busy workday). This time was disappointing, but I will certainly try again."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Excellent prix fixe lunch value: quality of food from appetizers to dessert was great. The grilled octupus as an appetizer is a foodie's delight, grilled just right, tender and oh so delicious. The grilled branzino is to die for and the lambshank served with orzo will always be a favorite. And so are the other entrees in the prix fixe lunch. Wine selection is great and affordable. Service staff is so attentive, our waiter almost anticipated our needs before we called him. Highly recommended especially for lunch. A friend told me that dinner atmosphere is so different. Pricey too."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Had a series of appetizers and all were excellent. Service was good. Staff was polite but eager to turn the table over; we had arrived early for an unhurried dinner and many groups were waiting so I didn't mind."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Have dined at Ethos many times--consistently excellent. You can make a meal of the many varieties of small appetizers or go for the beautifully prepared fish. All perfectly presented and delicious. The wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive. And, they are incredibly patient dealing with many different client personalities (especially the typically loud and rude Eastside ladies!). Seating inside or out is spacious and comfortable. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "the food is always good; I always have the whole grilled fish & oysters. The fish is so fresh and tasty and the oysters are wonderful. it is loud there but it adds to the atmosphere. a fun place for a birthdays because they bring out a flaming cupcake or dessert for the birthday person and play loud music but it is fun!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "our first time. our lunch was very good, but very costly. we would go back and not order the specials."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Very Romantic place, Great food and service, Ethos gallery is the best, I cant wait to go back again to celebrate my birthday with all my friends"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "7:00 reservation. Seated at 7:45. No place to wait. Bumped into constantly. Very uncomfortable. Food very good. Service fair"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "What a great place ! we will return again next week"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Recipes that you wont get anywhere unless your grandmother is Greek ! Very Fresh fish from the Mediterranean and great refreshing Specialty Cocktails ! Music and Ambience very cool, What else you want from a restaurant >?? This is my favorite place now, I cant wait to show it to my friends !"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food is always good and plentiful, but the noise level and hustle and bustle around your table defeats the pleasure of dining at Ethos."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Very noisy but fun. Not suitable for a romantic dinner as you can hardly hear. Also tables are on top of each other so if you need to use the restroom, the couple next to you has to get up and move their table. That is my only complaint"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "food was average. my lamb chops were tough, however the staff was GREAT about taking it back to the kitchen and getting me a substitute dish. very loud. many patrons were interested more in their cell devices than conversing with each other. awesome birthday party across the restaurant seemed fun."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great food but they are doing you a favor to serve you. A reservation is merely indicative/advisory; it means you will get seated that evening if you stay long enough. They don't even pretend that a booking for, say, 8:00 actually means you'll have a table at or near 8:00."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We put in our OpenTable reservation for 9:15pm there were openings via the app for every 15 minutes all night. Obviously they do not leverage your system because they were packed with a wait and we waited another 20 minutes for our table. After being sat one of the managers asked our table if we would like any drinks and we did order, thinking this is nice they are busy and they are taking care of us. 15 minutes later we have no drinks, no menus and no waiter. Drinks were finally served and 10 minutes later the same manager brought us menus. This is while other parties were sat and drinks and menus were offered. 10 minutes later orders were place and we waited 45 minutes for our food. We will not be back or recommend."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Romantic and very hip Ambience, Food is VERY GREEK ( Maybe the only one in the city) with reasonable prices, Great selection of wines !"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "In spite of the fact that I had reservations, we waited almost an hour to be seated. We waited because we wanted outdoor dining and the place is in the neighborhood. They don't honor their reservations..however they bought us a round of drinks...we complained bitterly...I will say the foof is great and the service very accommodating."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Okay, so I live around the corner but every night at Ethos is equivalent to traveling to Greece for dinner (plus, people do trek here from Long Island, NJ, and all parts of town). From the moment you walk through the door you are welcomed as a family member whether it is your first or thousandth meal at this neighborhood treasure. The bar is always packed, the dining room is energetic and everyone is enjoying old and new favorites. Start with a Greek salad and then go for the octopus, langoustines and lamb chops for a real treat! If someone is celebrating a birthday, everyone joins in the festivities when the lights go down and dessert arrives. Thank you Yiannis for sharing your home with all of us!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Spacious tables outside, Authentic Greek taste buds, Very Lively atmosphere with great service and ambience ! Try The sushi grade Octopus, Wild Fagri ( White Snapper) from Greece, My Wife had the swordfish, so I had a bite.. OMG Very tasty and fresh ! Desserts on the house ! Thank you Ethos Gallery, we will return soon"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food is always fresh and phenomenal. i'm a huge seafood fan and have never been disappointed after dining here. there have been some horrible reviews on yelp, but please ignore them. lastly, the service is impeccable. my date and i sat at the bar and were treated with the best service ever. free drinks, great stories, and new friends. i also never write reviews, but i felt obligated to for this perfect experience. thank you."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This place has an excellent menu. The grilled fish is especially good with a wide range to choose from, as are the Greek specialties. There is also a good lunch menu. It can be a little noisy but overall the ambience is very good for couples as well as groups."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The fish is fresh and well prepared and delicious.The choice is good even if you don't like fish,there are other things to eat."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My friend and I were dinning at Ethos a Gallery in NYC (-51 stand first avenue )the other night. We had a delicious meal and the evening was going great. About half way through our desert , the manager comes over to our tablel leans over and politely asked us to leave because he has other people waiting'and neefs our table. I thought I heard him wrong . I was stunned into silence .In Fact the table next to us felt the same and bluntly asked us if the manager asked us to leave. It was both an embarrassment and a disgrace .In all the years that I have been dining out in NYC , never have I been treated that way before. Ethos Galkery Shame on you! That is no way to treat a customer"
    Dined on 6/26/2014