Ethos - Gallery
Ethos - Gallery

Ethos - Gallery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 2128884060x
  • 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: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
  • 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
Ethos - Gallery reviews from OpenTable diners
195 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (102)fit for foodies (61)good for groups (60)great for outdoor dining (56)special occasion (48)great for lunch (45)vibrant bar scene (43)hot spot (36)romantic (30)kid-friendly (23)great for brunch (22)notable wine list (15)late-night find (14)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Pricey but Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I woudln't normally call something pricey when the food and service were so good, but we had an order of mixed dips, grilled octopus and one glass of wine. 120 with tip was a bit much. I'll still go back, just on someone elses dime : )
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Such a nice treat
    Loves2letotherscook
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A friend who has moved away from NYC and I enjoyed a reunion and were very happy with our decision to meet and eat at Ethos. We will both return. Although it can be very noisy, it is a cheerful place to visit and the food is very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ridiculously poor "lunch" service
    MikeyDee
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had 12PM reservations and explained that we were on a 1 hour lunch break. We arrived at 11:55AM and were seated. We did not see our waiter again until 12:10. We asked for water and iced teas. 10 minutes later we got the iced teas but no water. I again asked for waters and told our waiter that we were ready to order. My wife ordered the shrimp with a side dish of potatoes. I ordered soup and a Greek salad. At about 12:30, I got my soup and asked for a 2nd iced tea. By 12:45, we still did not receive the rest of our order. My wife told our waiter that we had to go and needed our food ASAP. We received it at 12:50, less the potatoes which came out 5 minutes later. We had to scarf down our food and leave the potatoes. Waiter was apologetic.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    FredVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    great meal and service that met high expectations. Fresh fish, delightful Greek salad, good drinks, all good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • zelfVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was excellent as always but it was way too noisy. To that one shoud add the fact that they put the tables for 2 people way too close to each other. It is really uncomfortable, not only physically but also because we hear other peoples conversation and they hear yours. So, it is definitely not good for a date , it is not romantic or anything like that. If you want to eat well, it is fine. I will only get back there if I am in a party of three or more.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sitting on top of other guests
    jp24
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    So my boyfriend and I came here for my birthday dinner because I had come before with a few girlfriends and loved it. I had made a 7:15 reservation (and arrived at 7:00) on a Wednesday and did not sit till 8. I had asked if we could sit outside when we got there and they said they would try which was why I was OK with waiting so long. When they finally came to sit us they sat us against the back wall in between 2 tables that were less than an inch away each from ours. We had come for a romantic dinner and it was anything but that with the 2 older couples sitting next to us asking us questions all night and talking so loudly we could barely hear ourselves speak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Amazing Night Out at Ethos
    DGNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    After a summer of crazy travel, I have finally returned home and quickly made a reservation for dinner at Ethos Gallery 51. From the first bite of the Greek salad to the last bite of baklava, my taste buds were in heaven! Everything was perfect....great friends, familiar faces, and amazingly authentic Greek cuisine. (I was in Greece this summer so I speak with some first hand knowledge.) If you haven't dined here for Greek food, you haven't had real Greek food in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    Mkonstantellis76
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent food amazing service felt like I was in Greece. The greatest way to have a birthday not enough good words for this place. You won't be disappointed. Been here before same wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    ricanprincess
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Come here every time my parents are in town! It's the absolute best place to bring them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food and very nice staff
    Carrob
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Ethos. The food was delicious and the staff members were all very friendly and nice. We both had fish dishes that were well prepared. They did have a bit of a service problem with our order and forgot one of our salads. I also had to ask for water a few times. But, we will definitely go back to Ethos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A very pleasant experience in an area that isn't necessarily the go-to for trendy / fun / tasty dining. Everyone working here was so friendly - great recommendations and even a free dessert sampler to finish off the meal. The atmosphere was perfect for a spring / summer evening. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good quality Greek food
    CMEntertainmentVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Ethos keeps on delivering with their fresh fish and lamb chops grilled. One of the few places in NY that actually knows how to cook fish without killing it again. Desserts are sweet and tasty and baklava of one the best outside Turkey/Greece.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic all around!
    4urdining
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food, ambiance, service was very special. I highly recommend Ethos to all! Hip, fun, vibrant , a delicious experience all around!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meze
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed just having meze there- the food was fresh and good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must eat!
    Psantini21
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    FranVIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great find
    BubblesVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Delightful and delicious. The icing on the cake was our waiter;the tree of us hugged him when we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BoopsterVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Favorite
    cp123
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ethos Gallery 51
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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)!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bertha
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food was good however I find the Pre-fixe amount quite high compared to other restaurants in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food but not service
    nickname
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOISY
    nitseyVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    TERRIBLE ACCUSTICS AND MUCH TOO NOISY. GOOD FISH.....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have been to this restaurant numerous times and food never disappointed us - Delicious!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food is very good, but noise level makes conversation with those at your table difficult
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    rhodaVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • If the noise level was any less...
    Willy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    ...it would have a perfect venue. Other than that, very good..
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SherryVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our waiter was very heful helping us to decide what to eat. Everything was delicious! Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To Loud to go with a Date
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    well the food is amazing, the service left me disappointed totally. Was atrocious .Its sad. Dont go with a date to loud. Thanks
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  • Top Greek in NYC
    msweetVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Usually good, but not this time
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A foodie's haven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yancey
    YanceyVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Opa!!
    JaksmomVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Bret
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ellen28VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food but couldn't hear
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    7:00 reservation. Seated at 7:45. No place to wait. Bumped into constantly. Very uncomfortable. Food very good. Service fair
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    What a great place ! we will return again next week
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet