Ethos - Gallery
Ethos - Gallery

Ethos - Gallery

  • 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: 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
169 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (97)fit for foodies (69)good for groups (65)special occasion (45)hot spot (36)great for outdoor dining (35)great for lunch (31)vibrant bar scene (29)romantic (20)great for brunch (18)late-night find (17)kid-friendly (13)notable wine list (10)scenic view (2)Show More
  • warning re. off menu experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    So a warning to everyone, don't order outside the menu without asking for the price first! We wanted a seafood dish and instead we were recommended a dish outside the menu - the chefs special - which was $50! Our choice of wine was also changed and it was pricier than the one we ordered. The food was good but the dish was definitely not worth $50! We shared our experience with a family friend and they too had a similar experience with their bill coming to $100 per person!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ReservationQueen
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We found the atmosphere upbeat and there was a lively crowd. We all (5) enjoyed all the appetizers and main courses. The service was very good. he waiters were attentive., but Not overbearing. The manager came over to make sure everything was okay. And they provide a platter of desserts free! It's fun for special occasions. They have a great way of making it Special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but rushed on a Friday night
    HappyEaterVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Title says it all. The staff was always available but they were rushed and created a stressful dinner. Different people tried to take away my guest's plate with food on it 5 or 6 times before she had finished. Just because someone stops eating to talk doesn't mean they are done. The food is fab!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Food was very good but service was slow and noise level high. They are known and deservedly so for their seafood but it was hard to hear my friend who sat across from me.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Very fresh food, great choices, Amazing Greek wines and professional service ! Make sure you make an early reservation the place is very busy !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jackiebVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Always consistently good. Great place for fish and a healthy well prepared meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great geek food
    Lenbo
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Been often and have always had a good meal. Great neighborhood joint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Damodhar
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    This is a great restaurant with high quality food. Everything was fresh especially the fish. I would highly recommend the restaurant though it is on the pricey side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This time we did small plates
    UrbnVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    As expected, the food was flavorful. Especially loved the grilled calamari. Ethos never fails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dependable
    Lion1
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I have eaten at this restaurant several times before. I continue to go there when I am going to be in that area of the City because of the consistent good quality of the fish and the fine service every time I have gone. This time was no different. They are welcoming and professional from the time you enter until the time you leave. It is unfortunately unusual to find a restaurant of this quality which treats its customers so well. It comes across as a friendly neighborhood place and the fine service doesn't make you feel that they are doing you a favor by letting you visit. It has always proven to be a very positive experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food low service quality
    Costas
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food and atmosphere were great. However it was the first time ever in a restaurant that the hostess/manager (?) came to our table to ask us move to the bar because he needed the table for another party. We were a party of six having a very interesting discussion, which indeed took some more than usual time (we were at the table for ~2h having full course dinner, wine etc.). That was such an unprecedented request, which definitely embarrassed us who had suggested the restaurant to our friends. This was not our first time in the restaurant but most probably the last...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impressed Welcome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We Arrive 5 min after our reservation, the place was super busy so the manager told us to wait a couple of minutes, we were so impressed from the manager's professionalism not only because he gave us a bottle of champagne to enjoy at the bar while we were waiting for the table to get ready but from his well manners and great energy as well ! Dinner was awesome service as well ! i cant wait to return with my friends for another night out! Many thanks to Stamatis
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new midtown favorite
    EAV3
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The scene: Wed night, 4 guys, craving great seafood. Found reservation for 815, arrived early, short wait. The first time the lights dimmed and the disco music cranked up, it did get our attention, but once the baklava with the sparklers came out and the birthday boy/girl was humiliated, I mean honored, it was all good. The take-aways: - order the Ethos chips with your drinks, your welcome. - even if you have never had octopus or don't like octopus, get the octopus. It's an embarrassing experience (but worth it). The waiter explained the 5-6 hour process that makes it taste so heavenly, but I'm running out of room. - the wild caught Fabri fish was perfect. Just olive oil & lemon/capers, what else could you want? Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, a bit noisey
    gbe435VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Had heard great things about Ethos and it did not disappoint. My friend and I went there on an Amazon Local deal and the special menu was quite varied and the portions generous. We each had an appetizer; my friend got the stuffed eggplant rolls and I ordered the variety of dips with pita. Both were delicious. For the main course, I had a shrimp paella dish with orzo that was yummy...lots of shrimp. My friend had the chicken breast kabob with rice pilaf which she thoroughly enjoyed. Our special dinner came with a bottle of wine and an assortment of Greek desserts. The only negative is the noise level is really high. Difficult to have a conversation. Other than that, an excellent find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ethos - has it all!
    BBQfanVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Ethos - Gallery: great dining experience due to the energy, fresh seafood very well prepared, great selection of small plates in addition to entrees, friendly, attentive wait staff. Can't wait to make a return visit! We were particularly impressed with the quality and preparation of the seafood and the authenticity of the Greek dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek Goddess
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Loved loved loved this resturant The good, service was really great. Looking forward to my next visit real soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too pricey for small portion
    Rudy66VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We enjoy coming to ethos but they when we ordered so called specials, the medium prawn small lobsters, they had no meat in it and our steak had too much fat in it. It was terrible. The French fries was not real fries but they were processed French fries. When the bill came, the so called small non 8pc meaty lobster was $50. My point is, when your ordering specials make sure the waiters do not deceit you what they are offering you. It is basically the market value of the day and they just change the wording to make it "special for the day". Would I come here again, it would be my last choice. But don't get me wrong, we do have favorite staff that we like seeing. We just got the wrong deceitful staff for dinner and it was tasteless.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Atmosphere
    NYFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    There were a bunch of parties there that night and for a small place you would have expected it to be annoying but it was a lot of fun. The energy at the place was great and the food was amazing. Can't wait to go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor customer relations
    FreqdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was excellent. However at the end of a hard week the dinner mood was spoiled by the poor dismissive attitude of the person at the reservations desk (not first time) He was especially unhelpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • mexicanVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food is always good. The service is wonderful and the place has a fun ambiance
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Popular Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Ethos gallery became hot spot the last 2 years accompanied by great Food menu, Cocktails and wine selections! Amazing warm hospitality ( The person at the door is doing a great job ) birthday celebrations and music that gives the right touch to any Dine out ! Great Job guys - thank you
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bomosneengirl
    Neighbor
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Took an out of town friend to Ethos for dinner. The service was excellent and friendly. The food delicious. We arrived early in the evening so it was quiet and we could visit. As the restaurant fills, the noise level rises and it does become difficult to carry on a conversation. Well worth the slighis slight inconvenience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top Choice
    Sweets
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great food, ambiance, and service. Among the best Greek seafood restaurants in New York. The branzino was great as was the lobster & pasta dish. The service couldn't have been better. We celebrated a birthday this time and they went out of their way to make it a perfect celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Groupon beware
    baccus
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    If you get a Groupon for this restaurant, expect it to be busy and service to be slow. Based on the regular menu, I think this restaurant may be worth a second chance. The pre fix menu for the Groupon wasn't that great and the food was average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • local taverna
    melbow
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I enjoyed my lamb chops...and my guests enjoyed their selections but it was too noisy for conversation
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Review
    SuttonDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Although the food is good the restaurant is crowded and noisy. Service is chaotic at best and there is more than a subtle push to up order entrees and wines. The specials are much more expensive than the regular dishes and prices are not quoted.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistency is their second name...
    WinoRMeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    None of the cuisine disappoints over the years -- the fish is always fresh. Service highly attentive as always. Nice management.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    Abecassis
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    If you order a special, make sure to ask the price first. I ordered the tuna, which was labelled "sushi grade" and it came out dried and overcooked. Price tag: $45. I've been to Ethos many times and have had a good time, but this time I felt ripped off. I'm not sure I'll be going back any time soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice place to eat in City
    BRuthVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I were in the City for a weekend trip and wanted something different, saw Ethos and went for it. Great find! Good food, great service and a price hard to find in the City! I would definately recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    WeekenderVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had lamb chops which were delicious And cooked to perfection The waiter, Mush, was very attentive and treated us with delicious assorted greek dessert. We are regular customers for the last several years. This place is wonderful if you like greek or mediterranean food. They have a fish stand where you can see the different FISH/seafood And choose the one you want. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
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  • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic