Loved everything about this place.
Food and drinks were excellent. Ambiance was great.
The only thing I would say is that our waiter was a little quirky. He sometimes would leave the table and we would have no idea what he was just talking about.
What a fabulous experience! The food was outstanding, the wine recommended by wine director Michael was excellent, and the atmosphere was warm and energetic. The service, as always, was very welcoming. Thank you for a terrific evening. Just what I had hoped for for this business meal!
The food is always fabulous. Lovely fish dishes and great Greek salad. Love this spot
Loved everything about it, especially the hospitality and super creative takes on Greek food.
Nice atmosphere and staff. Mediocre food at high prices.
Pretty Greek Midtown Business Lunch. A bit loud, lovely modern decor, good food
We ate here twice and both times the food was fantastic!
Worst dining experience in New York. Very bad service rude waiter and tasteless food.
An excellent, unhurried lunch or dinner with clients or even work mates is a great way to build lasting relationships. NERAI provides that every time.
Overpriced! Food is not that good! The waiters try really hard to be super friendly and respectful, but they end up talking too much and being annoying. The place is nice though... I wish I had had a MUCH better experience!
This restaurant is usually well executed but they were not firing on all cylinders. Although there was a prix fixe, the waiter failed to bring one of the courses. Very much a lackluster performance.
This is such a beautiful restaurant. The ambiance is perfect for a night on the town with your special someone. White, blue, imagine Mykonos colors... Service is the best I've ever had, and they are part of the no tipping movement. The food though...oh my goodness. The smears, the wood grilled octopus. Oh did I mention the risotto? My husband ordered the Cod and said there were simply too many flavors to enjoy at once. Go there, and thank me later.
Beautiful restaurant with great service and food to match. Their chips nerai were ridiculous, and the ambiance is perfect for a romantic evening.
Impeccable food and very attentive (and intelligent and thoughtful ) service
The appetizers are really good. I had chips, octopus, and crab cake. I strongly recommend octopus. It’s so tender and definitely the best I’ve had. Entrees are not bad. I had rack of lamb and my partner had duck. I’ve had better lamb at streak house so I would give it 7/10. My partner loved the duck and I tried a little bit too. I say it’s a 8/10.
Great Experience. Went there after a matinee and the staff was wonderful. The food was great. Love the idea of tip built into the price, however, most of the meals can be a bit pricy and I would only go for special occasions. It is also great for a business lunch or dinner. The downstairs can get
Great ambiance, food was pretty good, very pretty inside, good service . Would recommend for special occasion
The service at Nerai is exceptional. They are very accommodating and courteous. The menu has great options as well for seafood and meat lovers. It would be great if they could add more vegetarian and/or vegan options.
Excellent both food and service 👌😍✌️
Nerai's food is always exceptional. The scallops melt in your mouth. The service is impeccable and the staff is always accommodating. Their wine list is great and their specialty cocktails are creative and very good.
Superb service and food. My new favorite Greek in midtown
Excellent option for breakfast in midtown. Low noise levels and excellent breakfast options make it perfect for business or personal gatherings
The food and service were awesome. We were there for a birthday. The Spinach pies were excellent. The beet was great with very minimal dirt taste. I usually dislike beets due to the dirt taste, but they did a good job with it. I love non-tipping restaurant especially when the service is good. I like the idea that I know up front what I am paying in total already.
Excellent. Will repeat
NERAI, WAS GREAT AND I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK.
We had a family celebration, babies to septuagenarians. The numbers kept changing -- added people came and the flu caused others to drop out, but the staff coped with it all and gave us a fabulous table. The decor is handsome. The service was friendly and first rate, the sommelier recommended a perfect Greek red enjoyed by all. But my highest praise is for the food, great salads, wonderful octopus, delicious short ribs. Altogether a memorable evening.
Wonderful very fresh food. Great wine list with knowledgeable staff. Perfect service! Would go back anytime
My wife and I get to the city a couple of times a year and Nerai had been one of our favorites. This night though the food and service were pretty uninspired. I had grilled octopus and dorado. The octopus was rubbery and I had the impression it was cooked the day before. The dorado was $44 (gratuity included) but I don't think the fish weighed 6 oz alive.....there was less than 4 oz of fish on the plate and the fish was served luke-warm. On the plus side, the sommelier helped us with an excellent Cretan wine. I think management should re-thing their "gratuity included" strategy as I believe it leaves little incentive for the wait staff....and it showed.
The food is always phenomenal. Great staff and great experience.
Early lunch was quiet. Shared the off menu special, a whole snapper for three, with beer/drinks first and a spinach appetizer with it. More spinach came with the fish. All fresh. The noise level rose during lunch as the restaurant filled up but was acceptable. A not tipping restaurant with excellent service. Expensive but worth it for location and food and ambiance
I keep coming back to this place all the time and it never disappoints.
The tartar, octopus , greek salad and spanakopita are my forever favorites for appetizers. Main:lamb chops and lavraki .One can never go wrong with those options.
We enjoyed very much our new year's eve dinner at Nerai. Was a fixed price menu,consisting on 6 plates. All the plates were very nice presented, very good quantity. The mushroom soup was delicious, properly cooked filet mignon, delicious Greek fish. Very nice and intimate jazz group and impeccable service. We will come again to try the regular menu.
We’ve been 3 times since August. The meals and service is impeccable. Tim has a nice sense of humor and his team took great care. Wow
Food was outstanding, pricing was fair for midtown Manhattan, cool look and feel, respectful caring service
The food and service was exceptional. Will certainly recommend.
Service was outstanding. Even offered to split a glass of wine when we only ordered one glass of dessert wine. Great food and place. Highly recommend.
This was a great spot for a very good lunch before leaving the city. I was headed to the airport and wanted a nice meal and what I found at NERAI was above and beyond expectations. The staff was great, the bartender and I had a great conversation and the food was fantastic. The attention to detail in the food and the seeming desire to make it perfect was very welcome on my last day in the city this year. See you next year and we will certainly plan some business dinners here in the future!
With all the over crowded midtown lunch spots, here’s a winner. Great food, good spacing of tables, great location and a non tipping restaurant to boot. Never gone wrong with the salmon here. Highly recommend
Duck Moussaka was outstanding as was fresh branzino. seafood tower and zucchini chips appetizers also great. Only note is hard to get table for 6 versus 4 given size and configuration of restaurant. May have to wait for table of 6 even with reservation.
Wow! This is a great restaurant! Everything we had was wonderful! The service was top notch. They had a great wine list. They also ask that you not tip. My wife and I left there very pleased. What else can I say? You need to go!
The restaurant is nice but the food is just ok in comparison to other Greek restaurants in the area