495 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10016Neighborhood:
Gramercy / Flatiron
GreekPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://ethostaverna.com/
- Phone: (212) 252-1972
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Greek
- Executive Chef: Peter Spiropoulos
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from Ethos Taverna
Many say that this is Manhattan's finest casual Greek restaurant and its peers consider it one of the best restaurants in the area. A warm, romantic setting awaits you while a dazzling display of fresh fish on ice flown in daily from all over the world entices you. Energetic, polite wait staff provides impeccable service...you'll feel part of the family. Nice wine list with an emphasis on Greece. Lunch is served daily Monday through Friday and dinner is served seven days a week.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerGreek
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Ethos Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance3.6Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (11)great for lunch (6)special occasion (5)romantic (5)good for groups (3)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
- Good Food and ServiceLoveditVIPDined on 11/25/2014Wait staff is very attentive and accommodating. Had the whole Branzini with a small Greek Salad ... all was very good. Fresh fish cooked in a very tasty way.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent food, small portionsJaemliDined on 11/2/2014While the food and service were very good, I cannot rate Ethos higher than good due to very small portion size. I ordered a shrimp entree that came with only 4 medium size shrimp. For $25 this felt very cheap - it was more like a rice entree with a few shrimp for garnish. The dish was very tasty but I was still hungry after eating at Ethos. I do think though that the free desserts at the end of the meal was a very nice touch.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing food and Incredible ServiceAlly4VIPDined on 10/30/2014I've visited Ethos before, but I must say this was my best experience yet. I recently was diagnosed with certain food allergies and they went out of their way to ensure my order met my needs. The calamari, shrimp and octopus appetizer is a must! We also loved the moussaka, chicken souvlaki and Bronzino. The complimentary dessert at the end was also a very nice touch. We will definitely be returning again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good but noisy!luvgoodfoodVIPDined on 10/29/2014I live in Murray Hill and have traveled to Greece many times. The food and service are noteworthy but the noise level is beyond "energetic, " a fact which keeps me from visiting Ethos more frequently. On recent visit my guest had moussaka and I enjoyed the chicken in clay pot which was such a generous portion that I left with a "doggie bag." The service is friendly and professional. We were pleasantly surprised by the complimentary dessert! I plan to try the other locations.Special Features:
- ImpressivekwogniDined on 10/21/2014Ethos Taverna was on our hotel's list of recommended restaurants in the neighborhood. Simply said, it delivered!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- showgalVIPDined on 10/19/2014We are never disappointed with Ethos. Fish is consistently goodSpecial Features:
- Great Greek FoodTWolfeDined on 10/11/2014This restaurant has amazing Greek food. From the pita to the complimentary dessert, the food was impeccable and the service gracious and sublime.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Authentic Greek FoodFrequentDinerVIPDined on 9/23/2014This is one of my favorite Greek restaurants. Love the decor and atmosphere. Very tasty food! The only thing was servers kept forgotting to fill up our water glasses and had to ask for water about 4 times, but all in all I do love this place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- what a find!OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 9/14/2014my daughter just moved into the neighborhood and we were looking to find dinner nearby. we found ethos on opentable. we enjoy seafood and often eat at Greek restaurants near our home. we were seated immediately and our waiter, Caza, came right over. he was great and very knowledgeable. he recommended a Greek wine and was spot on. he made some recommendations which we followed and when we ordered, he remembered every detail of the order without writing it down. the appetizers were delicious! we ordered fish and vegetarian dishes for our main courses. the branzino was boned well and very moist. the tomatoes in the greek salad were full of flavor and the imam wonderful! I am thrilled that my daughter moved around the corner!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 543 reviews are from the Ethos Taverna reviews archive.
- Neighborhood GreekdharmabardDined on 12/28/2013If you want a unpretentious touch of Greece in Murray Hill, this is the place. The food is classic Greek home cooking in American size portions.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Real Greek Food!kariotakiDined on 11/9/2013Coming from out of town and being able to use open table to find a good place to eat was a real treat! The only problem was where they sat us; too crowded, one of our party kept getting bumped.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Yummy yum yumOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 11/5/2013Every single dish we ordered was delicious. From the spanikopita to the chicken in a clay pot. Will go back again and again!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Neighborhood GemSatisfyingDined on 11/4/2013This was my third time here and I was still impressed with the food. My friend and I ordered beet salad, charcoal grilled octopus, baked lamb shank and grill Bronzini. Everything was very flavorful and cooked perfectly. The service was rather slow, though. It took a while before the waiter came to take our order and to give us our bill. Dessert is always complimentary here. This time they served us a warm pastry stuffed with semolina custard and it was also very good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Bad lambGreekFoodieDined on 11/2/2013Been eating Greek food my whole life. Had the ground lamb and Greek salad. The lamb must hv bn old or bad. Was disguised w so much garlic. & herbs (which I usually love). We Googled correct location for the one on 905 1st St but Google gave directions for this one. Diners beware! 905 1st St is THE one for great Greek food, ambiance and service.
- The best soup in the world!!!!!!!!!KouklaDined on 10/26/2013The best soup in the world!!!!!!!!!!! Food is fantastic. I go out of my way to get there and I will keep coming back!!!I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dinner with friendslopoDined on 10/6/2013I picked this placed because it was in a central location for us all and the reviews were good. Overall we really had a nice experience at Ethos. We were in a booth which felt very private and the service was prompt. We had a lot of catching up to do and we had a great time while sipping delicious wine, sharing appetizers and enjoying our meals. We all left feeling full and satisfied. The food was fresh and they even brought out a free dessert after dinner. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking to eat Greek food in the city.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- service was a little slow,suzeVIPDined on 10/5/2013service was a little slow, and volume was very loud, hard to hear your conversationsSpecial Features:
- Another Great ExperienceAlly4VIPDined on 10/4/2013I absolutely love the food at Ethos. The quality is great and everything tastes really good. This location is also consistently clean. I will definitely keep going back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Outstanding!RetiredGuyVIPDined on 9/29/2013Went early for lunch and we were the first ones there before the normal lunch crowd arrived so it goes without saying that it was quiet and we had great service. They had a "fixed menu" as well as à la carte. We had the fixed price menu which included an appetizer AND a salad, a main course and their delicious warm Greek dessert pastry. As an appetizer you can choose three of the dips out of six or spinach pie. We ordered both. The hummus, eggplant and Tzatziki and pita were delicious as well as the spinach pie which had crisp phyllo crust and tasty filling. We both had very generous greek salads. For main courses we had whole Bronzino and grilled salmon. The salmon and whole fish were both excellent and a bargain as well.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Noise level can be very high.showgalVIPDined on 8/20/2013Noise level can be very high. Best to dine early before crowds come. Otherwise dining experience would be very good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Another Great Visit!Ally4VIPDined on 8/8/2013I absolutely love this restaurant. Everything you order here is outstanding. The octopus is seriously the best I've ever had. I also love the chicken with orzo in a clay pot. The dessert at the end of the meal is also a nice touch. I will definitely return!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent fresh foodbobfVIPDined on 7/13/2013Very fresh fish. Well cooked. Only issue was it was very hot inside because they open up the whole front to street dining. This can be difficult during the heatwave that we are now experiencing.Special Features:
- A favorite Greek place!KidteacherVIPDined on 6/28/2013We love Ethos Taverna because whenever we eat there, we can count on having a delicious and nicely served dinner. The wait staff are all friendly and the food is exceptionally good. So enjoyable!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Take a Dip - or TwoAnonymomDined on 6/28/2013Everything is good at this lovely Greek restaurant. I love it for lunch, when it's relatively quiet. If you are a tarama freak, theirs is particularly good, with the warm pita they bring right from the oven. Salads, kebabs, fish, anything with feta - all fresh and yum and affordable.Special Features:
- Really nice staff- let usNYCFoodieVIPDined on 6/15/2013Really nice staff- let us sit for hours. Good food!Special Features:
- We have eaten here on at leastOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 6/8/2013We have eaten here on at least 10 occasions. The food is fresh, the food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the value is fabulous. A great neighborhood restaurant.Special Features:
- bad experienceshowgalVIPDined on 5/31/2013The moussaka was the worst I ever had. 1/2 inch of meat and 2 inches of white stuff with some potato. The menu says it is served in a crock pot, this was served on a plate. If you go - stick with the simple fish dishes.
- Pretty setting, good food.mckbevVIPDined on 5/30/2013We were pleased to find this little treasure tucked in the neighborhood. Dips were lovely, the Ethos salad is a meal alone, but the main courses were a little disappointing. Some of the offerings on the mixed seafood skewer could have been fresher, and the jumbo shrimp were very obviously frozen. But stick with the appetizers and you will have a great (and healthy) meal.Service was friendly and quick and overall it was a nice experience.Special Features:
- My Favorite RestaurantEllenVIPDined on 5/28/2013If you like fresh fish, this the restaurant for you. I've been going here for years, and the food is consistently wonderful. The restaurant is casual and very comfortable and you're never rushed. And the complimentary dessert is delicious.Special Features:
- Always great!KidteacherVIPDined on 5/4/2013We always enjoy our dinners at Ethos. Not only is the food fresh and delicious, the serving staff are so pleasant and attentive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Greek is GoodFTCNYCVIPDined on 4/30/2013Perfect for nice meal - best wellpriced Greek meal in midtown. Admittedly I've had meats before that were sometimes dry (they dont marinate or perhaps too many Americans ask for medium lamb?) but they cook fish well and you can select it yourself. Waiters authentic Greeks so some lovely language problems that add to the meal - great place to have in the neighborhood. When its warm and the front windows are open its fantastic. They never seem to honor open table special requests for booths though (although I often make reservations the day before or of when here)Special Features:
- GREAT FOOD & SERVICEOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 4/27/2013GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE, WINE LIST COULD BE IMPROVEDSpecial Features:
- It was an epic meallgueatsVIPDined on 4/23/2013I have been there many times over the years and Ethos never fails to serve a great meal. This particular evening was even better than most as I was dining with an old friend and we lingered for several hours after the meal... we had another bottle of wine and talked and lingered some more... No one bothered us, no one rushed us to surrender our table... it was an epic meal.Special Features:
- Great Food and ServiceOpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 4/6/2013The food here is great if you love greek food. Big portions and lots of hearty mealsSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- True taste of GreecemnemcikDined on 3/29/2013The food was delicious and was true to authentic flavors I have had in Greece... I would highly recommend any of their fish options, fresh and beautifully prepared, love the Bronzino and tsipoura full fish. kalamari and pikilia appetizers were also very good and the baklava Also the staff was friendly and attentive. will definitely be coming back again.Special Features:
- Food was good but a bit overpriced.OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 3/28/2013Food was good but a bit overpriced. Service was unorganized.Special Features:
- A-Ok mezeOpenTable Diner Since 2013VIPDined on 3/23/2013Nowhere as good Ethos 51 gallery, despite similar menu. Service is fine, restaurant is good. Ordered meze here which were good, such as octopus, squid, shrimp, melitzanosalata, tzatziki, fried zucchini and eggplant but not quite as good as Ethos 51 which did those dishes near perfectly, particularly the octopus. The melitzanosalata and other dips were quite good. One major con is that it's a "taverna" yet they do not serve real bread, only pita wedges and some gross rolls which kills the authenticity of a greek restaurant and makes a poor accompaniment to the food.
- Enjoyed our meal there. ServiceJinHPVIPDined on 3/1/2013Enjoyed our meal there. Service was very good and attentive. Bronzini fish was light and flavorful. Can't really fault them on anything. The area around the restaurant was bustling with people going in and out of bars. Ethos was a nice escape from the commotion outside.
- Overall a good experience.OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/14/2013Overall a good experience. Dined there over the past 7 or 8 years many times. Wait Staff is never very knowledgeable . But, food is very good. Lamb shank is excellent . Authentic Greek dishes are well prepared. Complimentary desert is a nice touch . We will be back.Special Features:
- We were there quite earlyOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 1/26/2013We were there quite early so it was relatively empty. Then the crowd built slowly, but it still didn't get too noisey. Everything we ordered was delicious! I cannot wait to go back. And what else can I say, but COMPLIMENTARY DESSERT?!Special Features: