NERAI

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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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KO
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very comfortable restaurant! Zucchini chips… To die for! My steak… One of the best ever! Cooked perfectly! Walnut cake… Delicious!

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WE
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I mistakenly reviewed another restaurant instead of NERAI earlier! 🙄

NERAI serves delicious upscale Greek food in a contemporary setting. We opted for the four course prix fixe menu which includes: an orektiko (starter),
zymariko (pasta), kyrios (main) , and an
epidorpio (dessert).

For starters, we ordered the tuna tartare and a grilled octopus with caramelized onions and roasted red peppers!
The octopus was grilled sooo perfectly!

We got the seafood orzotto and the Maine lobster with squid-ink linguini that were both so amazing that we devoured it before taking photos of our pasta dishes!

For our main dishes, we chose the dover sole that was so tender and pan-seared with a buttery, lemony sauce AND
the duck breast over lentils! Both were sooo delicious that you would think we were possessed...our eyes kept rolling up with every bite!!!

And the desserts...! Mmmmm!

Service was very attentive and polite! Would definitively book a reservation here on our next visit to NYC!

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WB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful cocktails, deep wine list with great guidance provided in choosing a special birthday wine, incredible service. Perfect for special occasion meal.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nerai is outstanding as usual. Great food and amazing service. Will definitely come back again!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was really terrific!

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F
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding in every way! There are so many restaurant choices in nyc but I always return to Nerai!

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J
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I’ve eaten in. Not only was the food great, the ambience was fantastic. I felt like I was in Europe - a very authentic feel.

Add to that a sommelier who knew his wines fantastically well - he selected a wine for me I’d never have found without his help and it was exactly to my taste. Wonderful understanding of my palate after only a few minutes of discussion.

A thoroughly recommended dining place; first class!

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k
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice restaurant with great service. Food was good. While zucchini chips were delicious, they were greasy and my husband's whole filet fish had so many bones it was almost inedible. Scallops main course was delicious as was the Greek salad appetizer and the trio of yogurts for desert.

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A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with great food and excellent service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

No time to actually enjoy food because servers are busy trying to shuffle you out for the next business lunch. Entrees were mediocre. Raw bar is better.

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F
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was well prepared and delicious. The service was excellent. We are definitely adding this restaurant to our monthly rotation.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Way too expensive for what you get

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k
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose to dine at Nerai for convenience. It is right across the street from our favorite hotel in NYC, The Hotel Elysee. We were in the city to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary and added that information to our reservation. During our evening at Nerai, I believe every person affiliated with the restaurant wished us Happy Anniversary and they even gave us a lovely cake with Happy Anniversary written on the plate in chocolate. All in all, the service, the food and the whole evening could not have been better. We will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The zucchini fritters seemed to have been fried in some really bad oil

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IB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I have to start saying that the quality of the food is great, good product and nice execution but both the food and the wine are clearly overpriced. There are other Upscale Greek restaurants in Manhattan that represent better value, a glass of Assyrtiko for $19 is out of the city standards. The service was correct but nothing remarkable, not memories to be made.

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GG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Must be better for lunch- dinner was over-priced and poorly served.

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T
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very well prepared food with nice ambiance. The service was good as well. Place fills up quick so don’t be late to your reservation. Definitely recommend for very fresh seafood dishes.

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great spot for work lunches in midtown east.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressed by the whole dining experience. First time visiting this restaurant. I don’t think I’ve had better service anywhere. There were 4 of us and everyone raves about their dinner. We will visit again.

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JJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! We loved the food and the wine. The service was attentive. Will definitely be going back.

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v
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good. Can’t wait to come back. But the price is definitely for a business meal ;)

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H
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was delicious- the apps plentiful - greek salad best tomatoes !!!! Fresh fish cooked to perfection
Extensive wine list - varied price points -
WINNER

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r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service, and ambiance. The loup de mare is amazing as are the zucchini chips

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F
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Expensive place meant for either special occasions or office dinner party . Service is excellent

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MP
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best Greek restaurants I have encountered. Superlative food in a great space with phenomenal service. The duck moussaka is more French in presentation but is outstanding.

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NC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

excellent service. very good food. Worth the price.

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PA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Noticed this restaurant across the street from our hotel and it popped up on Open Table with a strong rating. We made a reservation and are glad we did. The food was amazing as was the ambience of the restaurant. We will make sure to visit again on our next trip to NY.

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J
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my personal favorite Greek restaurant in New York City. The food and atmosphere are excellent and the service is exceptional.

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SO
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding.
It’s so consistently good.
Waiter and support staff were terrific.

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GA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. One of my favorites

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always!

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The quality of the food and the service were truly outstanding.

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N
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a very nice experience. Food and service were in point

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PN
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good recommendations from waiter and bartender. Was quiet for a Thursday, but just the way I like it!

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L
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Noise level downstairs at 7:30 pm was extremely high. Our request to be moved away from the bar was honored but without pleasantness. Our food was cooked promptly and well, but even with only shared appetizers and main courses the bill was $100 each, including two glasses of wine. So this restaurant doesn’t provide sufficient value for me.

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t
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent midtown lunch or dinner Greek option. they put a twist on the traditional dishes and the wait staff is top notch.

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MA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my father’s 70th birthday at Nerai and the experience was sheer perfection. The service was stellar and the dinner was one we won’t forget. I had a fantastic seafood orzotto and he had the filet mignon and we shared pitas and spreads along with spanikopita and Greek meatballs which were cooked perfectly. Would highly recommend this restaurant especially for any occasion where you’re looking to impress someone in nyc

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VS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Extremely expensive and very mediocre food.
Worst service, especially on pushing bottled water.

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JG
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful Greek restaurant. It has a hip vibe, but the cuisine is ethnically consistent and wonderfully prepared. I had the best lamb I have eaten in years this past visit. Everything was good. The service was crisp, and the staff very warm and welcoming.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience we celebrated my dad’s birthday

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