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
198 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (102)fit for foodies (64)great for outdoor dining (60)good for groups (59)great for lunch (47)special occasion (47)vibrant bar scene (47)hot spot (41)romantic (32)great for brunch (24)kid-friendly (23)notable wine list (17)late-night find (17)scenic view (4)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have been to this restaurant numerous times and food never disappointed us - Delicious!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Greek Gem
    DavidVIP
    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 !
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hectic
    HarvVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food is always good and plentiful, but the noise level and hustle and bustle around your table defeats the pleasure of dining at Ethos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always consistently delicious
    Stach
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • average greek food
    Shazzy
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but
    markc
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic, Hip vibe
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Romantic and very hip Ambience, Food is VERY GREEK ( Maybe the only one in the city) with reasonable prices, Great selection of wines !
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • reservations
    diningdivaVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip!!
    DGNYCVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic