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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Food was good- but experience was AWFUL. Very crowded, tables on top of each other, VERY LOUD- couldn't talk- couldn't hear each other! Our first table was in the center of the room with tables on all sides almost touching. Refused to sit there. Moved to a table next to the door to outdoor dining and the food servers computer. Everytime a server passed they jostled my husband. An awful experience- food was good- but didn't enjoy the meal at all! If you can't talk and relax, why dine out!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Ethos Gallery is my go to place for delicious and fresh food, friendly and efficient service, and great ambiance. It never disappoints. I recently booked a group of 24 people for lunch to celebrate a colleague's retirement. Everyone had an enjoyable time and was delighted with the food and service."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I ordered two glasses of red wine by the glass (the most expensive one listed was $16-17 bucks - nothing above $20). I asked him to bring me something different for my 3rd glass & he brought out a pretty standard tempranillo. My boyfriend paid the bill and we left. On the walk home he jokingly asked how the wine the server suggested for the 3rd glass was because it was apparently $45 dollars. I'm unsure if they mis-charged for a bottle v. glass but I feel like he was taken advantage of. Shady experience, have never seen this in 5 years of event planning/hospitality industry & a myriad of dining experiences. Last time I support this restaurant group."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We've been going there several time with friends and family. The ambience is very good, lot of people celebrating down there. It is a great restaurant especially if you want to eat food from the sea"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "There is never a dull night at Ethos. Walking in the door, everyone is treated like family and the food is out of this world. The staff is perfect, the food authentic, and the music keeps the energy level high (and it is a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday too)! A great place to drop in when visiting the neighborhood and worth the trip if you are traveling from another part of town."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great Wine Selection and by the glass as well , Unique Sangrias with Greek Twist, Very warm and professional Service, Food is Superb, The Ambience is just a Perfect Celebration At Ethos Gallery ! I cant wait to go back as the tables outside was occupied , Make sure you make a reservation. The Manager at the door was very Hospitable to us as we had to wait 10 minutes for the table He Bought us some Refreshing Cocktails !"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This Establishment has become very popular place for any occasion, we celebrated my birthday and it was just Spectacular, From the Drinks, Food and Service to the Lively/Happy Ambience - Great Music, lots of Celebrities ! We will return very soon ! Totally European !"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "They bring it fresh from the sea. ordering seafood is the way to go. Simly grill their magnificent fisg. the lunch crowd is quiet while at night it is extremely energetic."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We went there with our kids, Even though we were the only with kids they accommodate us so nice and warm that we felt very comfortable to make Ethos Gallery our regular dine out ! Very tasty and reasonable food ! Stamatis was very helpful and hospitable, he even hold our kid for a while so we have some time to each other after a tough day ! WOW we never got this in New York ! Thank you Gyus"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The food was good but the host kept adjusting the music from very loud to ridiculously loud as if it was a party at his house. If you don't want to talk to your dinner companion, it's the perfect place to go."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I had a 7:30 reservation and was there at 7:25. I was not seated until 8:10. NOT cool guys. Y'all can't do that to the people that actually have reservations. Other than that ... all else was fine. Always a great crowd and lively atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Waited 25 mins for my reservation. Service was very slow. Food was not great. Dry. Rushed as I am sure the kitchen was due to the overbooking of the dining room. So loud. Would never go back"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Real crazy bar and they over book reservations which then creates a lot of people waiting a long time for their table if they stay. Avoid other than lunch or late night"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Ethos has terrific food. I am sad to say we will never go there again, as they NEVER honor reservations. We were seated at 8:15 for a 7:15 reservation after being assured of a 10 minute wait. As a frequent opentable user, I suggest a conversation with the manager there, or shutting them out of opentable."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food was delicious, service great, but it is a very busy loud and hectic environment, not great if you are catching up with a friend. But really good foo."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I am very impressed with the whole thyme - Authentic dishes well priced, Wisely Wine selections, Excellent staff and management, but the most is the Ambience, The Vibe and the music selections ! OMG What a Gem ! Thank you guys for being a great Addition to Sutton Area !"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Fresh, well prepared ingredients are evident in all the dishes we had and the service was stellar. The taste however was just not quite as good or memorable as other Greek places we've tried. A little on the bland side."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food is always good but it is getting too expensive and will probably not go there too often. The place is very noisy and you cannot hear yourself speak."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "One of the best Greek restaurants in NYC! They have great appetizers (I recommend the eggplant rolls and lima beans) along with the Greek and Marouli salads. And the fish is always fresh! Sometimes the music gets a little loud, but overall beautiful simple decor and a great meal."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I've been here a few times & every time the food has been very good, reason why I continue to come back. I came with a groupon the last time and the menu changed. At the beginning, they did not have a different menu but now they do. The choices are great in taste and variety. They added a salad and that makes it even better. The food is delicious and the service varies pending on how busy they are. Only reason why I don't give them a 5 star overall is because even though my food was good in taste the fish was cold when we got it. We waited a long time for the entree and it only came when I asked about how much longer & the fish came 2 mnts later but it was room temperature. If it was not for that they would get better rating."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I have been to Ethos at least 5 times for lunch, within the last 1.5 years. I have also introduced the restaurant to a few associates, and everytime we would go, ALL were happily surprised with the ambience! and FOOD! Having been told by one "the experience was as if I were having lunch in a bistro in Mikonos." What a compliment!!!!! What a GEM!!!!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014