Ammos Estiatorio

4.4
3184 reviews
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***** SEAFOOD GREEK RESTAURANT ***** Located in the Heart of Midtown, steps away from Grand Central Terminal. Ammos provides upscale, authentic cuisine from various regions of Greece. The menu features a wide array of mezedes and pristinely fresh seafood as well as whole grilled fish. Ammos is the Greek word for "sand" and the restaurant’s airy, open design, light woods and weathered stones conjure the sun-drenched atmosphere of the Greek islands.
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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Fri 2:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:30PM 8:00PM - 10:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:00PM

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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Overpriced and waitress not helpful but big on the upsell

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Muy buena comida y ambiente..

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DH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is very impressive, considering it is so close to Grand Central Terminal and has no big reputation that I know of. The spanakopita was superb as was the branzino.

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OT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place very good food beautiful atmosphere
And very good service I love it I will be back for more

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f
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is our go-to location near Grand Central to meet up with friends. Food is good especially the shareable starters And noise level low enough for real conversation. Staff is nice especially the manager.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service.

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GD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have now had two good experiences at Ammos, after almost two years of bad experiences. Keep it up.

Last time I was serviced upstairs and this time downstairs but at the lunchtime I was there, the place was only 2/3 full. As a result service seemed very good. It was the first time I have been downstairs at Ammos and was satisfied with my service.

The food is always fresh and good!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Tasteless food and strange decor. A mishmash.

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HC
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitress could not have been more helpful

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N
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was average, the service was fine.
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L
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around excellent !! What more can I say. I will return.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Probably one of the better value/priced restaurant for New Years Eve.....certainly less expensive than the trip to Athens for similar occasion. Service and staff were friendly, professional and accommodating.

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service.

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food is good, well elaborated although a little bit too sweet (dishes including meet). Probably nothing wrong with it as I am not accustomed to Greek food. Fish was very good.
Although we had reservation, the restaurant was full and we had to wait some 10 minutes in the bar. The table fixed for us was a bit unstable. As we were three people, a larger top was placed on a 2-person table so we had to take care not to turn the table. A more proper service would have been having us seated at a 4-person table.

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GM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The space was nice but I was very disappointed. The service was slow and the food was expensive and not good.

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OA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Came here Christmas Day with wife and kids, and the staff was kind enough to accommodate a seat that would work with a stroller for my 5-month-old. Food was good albeit came out slow, which I expected with a holiday rush. The wait staff was completely overwhelmed and had to be waved down to get plates cleaned up for the next course. I could hear the manager yelling at his staff about taking their 15-minute breaks. For the price, I would have expected a more civilized experience.

The ambiance was beautiful, and the fish was fresh. I would be willing to try again, but never back on holiday.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I didnt understand why this restaurant has low grade.
Such a wonderful decoration and reasonable price.
I love here! Me and my friends all enjoyed dinner and talked a lot. Salmon was nice! But hope they have more cake menu for dessert. Anyways I liked it. Definitely go again!

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v
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

My steak was ordered medium rare, they brought it rare, my appetizer was forgotten as well

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good service, good food.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here for a reunion dinner with my mom. The food was great and the place was comfortable.

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GJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like all of our prior meals at Ammos Estiatorio, our lunch on Wednesday, 12/19/18, was excellent in every way. Our food was superb, especially the perfect grilled octopus. The same goes for our wine I selected off their concise, smartly assembled list. It was a delicious 100% Assyrtico from Greece. We also enjoy the decor which instantly transports us from Midtown Manhattan to the Greek isles. Best of all was the service provided by host Miletes and our server Marcello. Both of them made our lunch a pleasure with their expertise, friendliness, and professionalism.

We look forward to our next visit soon.

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P
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Menu heavy on fish. Limited non-seafood.

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RA
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful restaurant! Amazing service and experience overall. Food is fantastic and the wine and cocktails are fantastic but you don’t pay stupid prices for what you deserve on a night out. Recommend as neighborhood gem and perfect for a special night out.

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d
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The service was very slow, noise level high. I wouldn’t go again.

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IM
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal! Great food great service

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, great food! So close to Grand Central Terminal … very fresh seafood and a delightful appetizer.

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j
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I don’t know how this restaurant got such high ratings. My entree, the moussaka was lukewarm on outside and cold on the inside. Obviously was not made fresh and was just re-heated (yuck).Very disappointed as the appetizers were good.

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V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food here is so average

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F
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. We had the octopus appetizer and it was spectacular. Our fish was cooked to perfection and loved the light sauce that complimented it. The chocolate dessert was delicious too. Our server was excellent and was attentive and professional. We were very pleased.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Fuimos a celebrar nuestro compromiso, de entrada el app de opentable nos reservo 11:15 AM anunciando que era un lugar de desayuno. El lugar no abría hasta las 11:30 AM y no es para desayunos. Una vez adentro, definitivamente el peor servicio que eh experimentado en mi vida. El mesero era grosero, no explicaba nada y nunca nos hizo sentir Bienvenidos al restaurante. Estuvimos 20 minutos y nos fuimos, pésima experiencia.

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Nottingham
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was buzzing - food excellent

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JR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the restaurant was ok.

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SC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The food was horrible, service was terrible, and it was noisy.

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RM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was horribly slow and neglectful. The room is drafty and cold.

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SH
New England
238 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Greek food, and creative. The octopus app was wonderful. The wines were good too. Don't come to NYC that often, but have been here before and will come again ! (Also I'm Greek, so pretty fussy .)

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food is off the hook! Our waiter was so attentive and personable he made our experience memorable.

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu may be similar to other high end Greek seafood restaurants, but everything is spectacularly as is suppose to be!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The restaurant did not honor the typical 10-minute grace period for reservations and immediately gave our table away.

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L
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Lunch is a brisk and efficient event with a well oiled machine geared to get the mostly businesspeople crowd back to their desks within an hour. The food was good enough, though oddly the most delicious item was Greek yogurt with cherries and honey for dessert. We did not have fish, but they looked great presented by the waitress in their whole and raw state on a silver platter. Most impressive was a giant prawn, though the $65 price tag was definitely geared to the expense account crowd (not us). Our waitress was a bit chilly and we sensed some disapproval when I ordered only a small plate. She spotted me sharing some of my husband’s larger meal and made a point of dumping his French fries out of their paper lined cone onto a plate — “since you’re sharing” she said. Personally I love those cones which ensure the fries stay hot. Oh well. Prices are steep as you’d expect at a place just across the street from Grand Central terminal. I’d recommend Ammos if money is no object and you’re lucky enough to get a waiter who doesn’t make you feel unloved for spending only $100 on lunch for two.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic way to spend our pre-theatre evening. Several menu choices all within a great value!

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