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Mon–Fri 11:45 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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...
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.
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.
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.
Lucky find! Amazing food and service.
We will be back again!
The food, service, and ambiance are all excellent at this restaurant. Definitely recommend it.
Awesome. First time here but it truly was a charm. The staff made it worth it. Awesome.
Excellent food, wine list and friendly atmosphere
It was very expensive for what it was I thought
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.
Best Dover Sole in the City.
We were welcomed royally by all, and received especially excellent service from Will, the sommelier, as always!!
Never ever disappoints
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.
Impressive creative Greek food with fresh ingredients and superb customer service. A truly memorable dining experience
This is one of my favorite midtown restaurants. Lovely ambiance, great food and service.
Had seafood risotto. Best I have eaten
Only issue is there were “filth flies” , those little tiny flies floating around restaurant
Food and Service both Spectacular! Had great help with a wine suggestion in our price range.
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.
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.
Very enjoyable dinner. Wonderful food and very nice service. Kudos to the Chef and the whole Nerai team.
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.
Lovely service, food was great. Only good things to say, will likely visit again.
Fantastic meal. Excellent service. Would definitely return and recommend.
The service, food, and wine were fantastic. Looking forward to dining here again soon!
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.
Great food and atmosphere. Perfect for a business lunch.
Terrific place, not too full and not too loud. Food and wines and service are great! We enjoy sitting across from the bar.
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
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.
Always a wonderful experience
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!
Incredible food, service, and ambiance!
Superb meal with exceptional service.
Great place !!! Great food !! Great company
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!!
Delicious seafood. Definitely trust the staff recommendations.
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.