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NERAI

4.6
4.6
1065 Reviews
$50 and over
Greek

NERAI offers a contemporary twist on sophisticated Greek dining in the heart of the city. We feature a vivacious bar, elegantly appointed dining rooms and relaxed private event spaces. Our flavorful fresh seafood focused dishes and our layered cocktails are stripped down to their simple essence, revamped for a twist, then it is presented beautifully. Our polished service team pays attention to each individual guest, striving to make their experience outstanding. NERAI provides our guests with a peaceful escape from the hustle of NYC. Whether we are welcoming local business leaders, ladies for lunch, colleagues after-work for drinks, we satisfy every guests needs.

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Menu

Starters

  • Traditional Spreads$23.00

    served with grilled pita: tzatziki, hummus and spicy feta

    • Spinach Pies$18.00

      wrapped with spinach, artichoke, dill, and feta served with ouzo yogurt

      • Cretan Meatballs$20.00

        tomato ragu over herbed rice with crumbled manouri cheese

        • Shrimp Mikrolimano$24.00

          tiger shrimp in a tomato ragu with crumbled feta cheese

          • Tuna Tartare$28.00

            yellowfin tuna, potato kataifi, tarama, & sherry vinaigrette

            • Grilled Octopus$29.00

              served over santorini fava with caramelized onions, roasted peppers, and capers

              Salads

              • Greek Salad$22.00

                traditional greek tomato salad with feta, cucumber, onions, olives and tomato butter

                • Grape Arugula Salad$18.00

                  baby spinach & arugula, grapes, hazelnuts, goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette

                  • Israeli Salad w Falafel$24.00

                    chickpea fritters, hummus & harissa

                    Platters

                    • Organic Chicken Skewer$31.00

                      grilled pita, tzatziki, lemon potatoes & cherry tomato salad

                      • Grilled Shrimp Skewer$36.00

                        grilled pita, tzatziki, lemon potatoes & cherry tomato salad

                        • Bifteki$31.00

                          grilled pita, tzatziki, lemon potatoes & cherry tomato salad

                          Entree

                          • Spring Risotto$29.00

                            with snap peas, king trumpet mushrooms, mint, and kefalograviera

                            • Shrimp Santorini Spaghettoni$36.00

                              tiger shrimp in a creamy tomato bisque with crumbled feta cheese

                              • Seafood Orzotto$36.00

                                saffron orzotto featuring octopus, shrimp, mussels and calamari

                                • Lobster Pasta$46.00

                                  poached Maine lobster with squid ink linguine in a metaxa bisque

                                  • Salmon$38.00

                                    pan seared Faroe Island salmon served over spinach rice with crispy leaks

                                    • Lavraki$42.00

                                      grilled loup de mer, deboned and fileted served with sauteed spinach

                                      • Dover Sole$72.00

                                        pan seared dover sole served in a brown butter caper sauce with green beans and cauliflower puree

                                        • Chicken Lemonato$36.00

                                          grilled chicken breast, slow braised thigh meat with lemon potato gnocchi

                                          • Short Rib Youvetsi$36.00

                                            fork tender short rib served with confit tomato baked orzo

                                            • Lamb Chops$52.00

                                              served with green beans, lemon potatoes and lamb jus

                                              Sides

                                              • lemon potatoes$12.00

                                                • sauteed spinach$12.00

                                                  • spinach rice$12.00

                                                    • greek fries$12.00

                                                      Desserts

                                                      • Greek Yogurt$10.00

                                                        drizzled with thyme honey & pecans

                                                        • Seasonal Fruit Plate$12.00

                                                          • Karidopita$14.00

                                                            walnut cake | milk & honey glaze

                                                            • Saragli$15.00

                                                              hand-rolled baklava | tahini parfait

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                                                              What 1,065 people are saying

                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                              4.6
                                                              4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                              • 4.6Food
                                                              • 4.5Service
                                                              • 4.5Ambience
                                                              • 4.1Value

                                                              NoiseModerate

                                                              93% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                              1. JK

                                                                JonlynK

                                                                New Orleans

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 27, 2019

                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                Family vacation

                                                              2. J

                                                                Johnandmar

                                                                New York Area

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 16, 2019

                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                Maybe it was the holiday season, but service was slow and noise level was annoyingly high. Food and wine were excellent (as always) but 20+ for a glass of Greek white wine feels like inflation has hit the Nerai economy in a way that really killed the buzz...

                                                              3. S

                                                                Sizedout

                                                                New York Area

                                                                29 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                29 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 12, 2019

                                                                overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                Food was excellent...and service, once seated, was crisp and fine. Sadly we were seated well after our arrival and reservation time. We were made to feel like this was our fault. The entry area isn't big enough and makes the wait extremely uncomfortable.

                                                              4. C

                                                                Chris

                                                                Chicago

                                                                59 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                59 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 11, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                This was my second time to Nerai but the first for dinner. We had fantastic fresh fish - grilled octopus to start and dover sole and halibut for our entrees. Great service and a lovely bottle of wine in a gorgeous white tablecloth setting.

                                                              5. MR

                                                                MarkR

                                                                Dallas

                                                                49 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                49 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 9, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Every time we're in New York, we come here. It never disappoints! Great wine list at fair prices and the food as well as service is phenomenal.

                                                              6. MV

                                                                MichelleV

                                                                Milwaukee

                                                                13 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                13 reviews

                                                                Dined on December 9, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Lucky find! Amazing food and service. We will be back again!

                                                              7. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                Orlando

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on December 6, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The food, service, and ambiance are all excellent at this restaurant. Definitely recommend it.

                                                              8. JF

                                                                JeffreyF

                                                                New York Area

                                                                1 review

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on December 6, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Awesome. First time here but it truly was a charm. The staff made it worth it. Awesome.

                                                              9. IO

                                                                IOANNAK

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on November 30, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Strongly recommended! Excellent food, wine list and friendly atmosphere

                                                              10. WM

                                                                WilliamM

                                                                Montreal

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on November 25, 2019

                                                                overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                It was very expensive for what it was I thought

                                                              11. DM

                                                                DavidM

                                                                Chicago

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on November 24, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                There is nothing I dislike about Nerai. I have been there twice and both times everything was superb. We were seated right away, the wait staff was very attentive, food came out quickly and was well-paced, and everything was delicious, especially the rack of lamb.

                                                              12. RJ

                                                                RobertJ

                                                                New York Area

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                11 reviews

                                                                Dined on November 20, 2019

                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                Best Dover Sole in the City.

                                                              13. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New York Area

                                                                1 review

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on November 14, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We were welcomed royally by all, and received especially excellent service from Will, the sommelier, as always!!

                                                              14. F

                                                                Foodie

                                                                New York Area

                                                                98 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                98 reviews

                                                                Dined on November 13, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Never ever disappoints

                                                              15. F

                                                                Foodie1

                                                                Western NC

                                                                402 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                402 reviews

                                                                Dined on November 12, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent meal and service. The whole flounder was well prepared and tasty. No offer to debone, however. Server was attentive, polite and informative. We enjoyed a leisurely dining experience with very good food. This was a return experience and hope to return again.

                                                              16. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New York Area

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on November 10, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Impressive creative Greek food with fresh ingredients and superb customer service. A truly memorable dining experience

                                                              17. NW

                                                                NadiaW

                                                                New York Area

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on November 4, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                This is one of my favorite midtown restaurants. Lovely ambiance, great food and service.

                                                              18. a

                                                                alinobino

                                                                New York Area

                                                                1 review

                                                                4.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on November 1, 2019

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                Had seafood risotto. Best I have eaten Only issue is there were “filth flies” , those little tiny flies floating around restaurant

                                                              19. A

                                                                Andrew

                                                                New York Area

                                                                285 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                285 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 27, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Excellent all-around!!

                                                              20. DL

                                                                DebbieL

                                                                New York Area

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 26, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Food and Service both Spectacular! Had great help with a wine suggestion in our price range.

                                                              21. JL

                                                                JoanL

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on October 25, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                This was our second time at NERAI and it was terrific. The food was inventive, fresh, and beautifully presented. The Greek touches were distinctive but not overpowering. I like being in a restaurant where I don’t have to shout to be heard. The service was excellent.

                                                              22. Q

                                                                Qlgray

                                                                New York Area

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                7 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 22, 2019

                                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                The food was great. We had to wait a bit to be seated yet we had a reservation. That was uncomfortable given I had employees with me. The yogurt is great. It was lunch time so I was not bothered by the noise level. I will continue to visit this restaurant.

                                                              23. MP

                                                                MPPL

                                                                Los Angeles

                                                                27 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                27 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 12, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service3ambience3

                                                                Very enjoyable dinner. Wonderful food and very nice service. Kudos to the Chef and the whole Nerai team.

                                                              24. MG

                                                                MichaelG

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on October 12, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                Excellent food, excellent service. My expectations were high, the meal exceeded them. Octopus, loup de mer, duck moussaka... all were brilliant. The desserts were fantastic, as well, and I rarely bother w/desserts. Highly recommend.

                                                              25. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New York Area

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on October 11, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Lovely service, food was great. Only good things to say, will likely visit again.

                                                              26. FR

                                                                FRUSTRATED

                                                                New York Area

                                                                61 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                61 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 5, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Fantastic meal. Excellent service. Would definitely return and recommend.

                                                              27. L

                                                                Lc123

                                                                Miami

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                5 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 5, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                The service, food, and wine were fantastic. Looking forward to dining here again soon!

                                                              28. DM

                                                                DavidM

                                                                New York Area

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                3.0

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 3, 2019

                                                                overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                                I was very hopeful about enjoying the experience at Nerai, as I love Greek food, but I came away disappointed. Firstly, I had a 1p reservation for 2, but was seated late and after several groups that came in after me were seated. The hostesses seemed indifferent to my inquiries. The food was just ok. Nothing to write home about. I ordered the Greek salad with grilled chicken. The dish came out in a small plate with only tomatoes, cucumbers, a slab of feta, and a little red onion. (I asked them to hold the olives). But no lettuce and the dressing was bland. The chicken was tasteless. Our waiter and his service was excellent, the best part of the meal. All in all, the ambiance and location of this restaurant are very good, but I don't think I will be going back soon.

                                                              29. SP

                                                                SoleilP

                                                                New York Area

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                2 reviews

                                                                Dined on October 2, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great food and atmosphere. Perfect for a business lunch.

                                                              30. DM

                                                                DMOH

                                                                New York Area

                                                                40 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                40 reviews

                                                                Dined on September 26, 2019

                                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                Terrific place, not too full and not too loud. Food and wines and service are great! We enjoy sitting across from the bar.

                                                              31. y

                                                                yogifoodie

                                                                New York Area

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                3.0

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                Dined on September 21, 2019

                                                                overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                Food deteriorated in past year. Tuna tartare nothing special , zucchini chips very greasy. Branzino was good and service very friendly but probably won’t be back

                                                              32. JG

                                                                JaneG

                                                                New Orleans

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                8 reviews

                                                                Dined on September 20, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                While in the city for a week, I dined at NERAI twice for lunch and four times for dinner. I went to a couple of other places - Daniel, Kreuther. But since I'm so familiar with the neighborhood of the hotel where I always stay, I know the restaurants in the area. Nerai never disappoints. It's not pretentious, and doesn't try to be a gourmet restaurant. But it is upscale, consistent and always better than good. The staff and the ambience and the food are all at the very top of my list, so when I return next year, I know where I'll go.

                                                              33. F

                                                                Foodie

                                                                New York Area

                                                                98 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                4.0

                                                                98 reviews

                                                                Dined on September 18, 2019

                                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                Always a wonderful experience

                                                              34. NY

                                                                NYKER

                                                                New York Area

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                16 reviews

                                                                Dined on September 18, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                We had a good server who was really friendly. The food me and my friends had were perfect. We had lamb and scallops for entrees and both were perfectly done. The dessert I had Greek Sundae and it was so good that I would get another order if I was not that full!

                                                              35. EJ

                                                                EvanJ

                                                                New York Area

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                6 reviews

                                                                Dined on September 14, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Incredible food, service, and ambiance!

                                                              36. j

                                                                jfryingtion

                                                                New York Area

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                vip
                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on September 8, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Superb meal with exceptional service.

                                                              37. P

                                                                Pierre

                                                                New York Area

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                3 reviews

                                                                Dined on August 31, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Great place !!! Great food !! Great company

                                                              38. S

                                                                Soozi

                                                                New York Area

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                10 reviews

                                                                Dined on August 30, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                A fabulous choice for our anniversary dinner! The staff is exceptional and every single one of them made us feel extremely welcomed. We arrived at 5:30 pm and ordered from the weekend theater prix fixe menu, a 3-course meal that is a real steal at $49.00. I started with a haloumi, fig and fennel salad, which was light and delicious. My main course was the levraki (bronzino), which was cooked and seasoned to perfection! I ended my meal with a custard dessert. We were nicely surprised with a complimentary mini mousse cake in honor of our anniversary. My husband raved about his lamb chops. We can't wait to return again!!

                                                              39. OT

                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                New York Area

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                5.0

                                                                9 reviews

                                                                Dined on August 19, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                Delicious seafood. Definitely trust the staff recommendations.

                                                              40. JL

                                                                JonathanL

                                                                New York Area

                                                                1 review

                                                                5.0

                                                                1 review

                                                                Dined on August 16, 2019

                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                love this place, we've been a few times and it's always great. staff - from the general manager to the folks in the back - are lovely, welcoming people. food is amazing. we went with a friend in town from greece, and he was in heaven.

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