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About Ammos Estiatorio

***** 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.

52 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Greek, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 4:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 4:30pm - 11:30pm

Cross Street:
45th street, between Lexington & Madison Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 922-9999

Website:
http://www.ammosnewyork.com/

Catering:
Ammos Estiatorio now delivers. We cater and set up your entire event. Ammos Special Event Coordinator will be very happy to create a unique menu for your event. We also can accommodate up to 125 persons to our restaurant and up to 30 persons to our private “ Mezzanine” Wine Room

Parking Details:
Private Parking, street parking on 45th street and Madison avenue

Public Transit:
4,5,6,7 and Metro North to Grand Central Station
S or 7 from Times Square.

Executive Chef:
Bruno Marino

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:



Happy hour: Sangria, Domestic Beer and House Wine $6 from 3pm to closing.



No Corkage fee on Mondays and Saturdays

Specials

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Details
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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Private Dining

Corporate and social affairs.

Ammos Estiatorio Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (42)
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Great for Lunch (39)
Good for Groups (37)
Business Meals (37)
Notable Wine List (32)
Hot Spot (29)
Romantic (24)
Authentic (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Cozy (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Casual (11)
Fun (11)
Healthy (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
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People Watching (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2015

Great presentation of their fresh selection of the fish, kindly treatment from the door to the table, good organized service and really delicious Greek delights is more than enough to have a beautiful experience at ammos.. Definitely we will be back..

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2015

Always a fave. Loud energetic vibe. Love it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2015

I picked this place for a business lunch because it is across the street from my office and I thought it would save time. Wrong. Slowest service ever. Lunch took two hours, just for appetizer and entree. That's ridiculous. Could have gone and had a real meal at a fancy restaurant, if I had wanted to invest that much time. Total waste.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2015

I was very pleased with Ammos. The menu had a very good selection, which would meet just about anyone's preferences, while not being overwhelming. The service could not have been better. The ambience was terrific.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2015

I was with three people and we ordered fish...it says $28 to $30 dollars and by weight...well when we got our bill one of the fish dishes was $75 and the other was $67. WHAT A RIP OFF!!!...it was good, but just plain broiled, no sides even!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2015

Had not been here before. Took a client there for lunch. The entire service staff from Maitre D' through the bus boys doted over us. You could tell the entire staff was fully invested in ensuring a perfect meal and proud of the food they served and how they made their guests feel. The ffod was fresh and delicious and beautifully presented. a must-dine at if in mid-town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2015

This venue offers a pre-theater menu which is great but you have to ask for the menu. I have visited this restaurant twice and both times I had different experiences. The first time the food was excellent, well seasoned and delicious. The second time- the food was bland (I ordered the same dishes). Also, the service can be very slow.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2015

visiting once again ammos proved to be the correct choice.excellent greek food,greta service,see you next time ammos

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2015

I went to Ammos couple nights ago for a business dinner and I have to say it was outstanding!!! They really care about customer service. The food didn't disappoint as well,I'll sure be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2015

Wow! Such an amazing time. I absolutely enjoy Ammos so much. Great vibes and great people. Everyone should get a chance to have to experience. I give it 5 stars!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2015

My colleagues and I gathered at Ammos for business and I was very impressed with not only my delicious dinner, but also the excellent service it was accompanied with. Ammos will definitely be seeing us again, very soon..

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2015

Incredible place with good ambience, nice food and great location close by the grand central terminal is all that you need to spend your time with your friends after a long day..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2015

I like trying new restaurants and different cuisines. I took my fiancé and we tried Ammos! Thumbs up starting from the warm welcoming from the maitre D' along with our server witch he suggested the best appetizers and the whole greek fish for 2! And can't forget about the Milopita witch was the "Cherry on top of the cake) for the night!!! Must try experience overall !!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2015

Had dinner there, the place was full but my table was ready upon arrival , service was very attentive , the food was on the spot, will be back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 24, 2015

Entered the almost empty restaurant for an early lunch reservation. I was meeting a friend who was not there yet, but they refused to seat me until my friend arrived (despite the fact that the restaurant was almost empty). A bit obnoxious. Then, after ordering, we waited almost an hour four our entrees. Overall, not a great experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2015

The other night I went to dinner with some friends they were visiting let me tell you we had a memorable experience from appetizer to dessert we had feta fourno and great grilled calamari and crispy tower it was out off this world and the next stage was the entrée a combination of grilled fish and lambs chops omg you have to try this place and don't forget the apple tart I love it the waiters are friendly and the owner is even greater so far ammos is always my favorite Greek restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2015

The desk staff was officious. We had a reservation, the restaurant was 1/3 full, and they put us at a table by the kitchen. When we asked for a better table, we had to go through a whole request process. Ridiculous.
The servers were okay,but the food was sub-par. SO, not going back. There are tons of good Greek restaurants in this city, and this isn't one of them.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2015

The service and facility are always wonderful, the food is outstanding, there is a great menu and the food is perfectly prepared every time. Highly recommended!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2015

We've Been coming to this restorant for many years know . We love their classic dishes. Grill fish is always super fresh . My husband's favorite is the seafood risotto . They always deliver timely service
We recommend this place one the best in midtown ..

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2015

The fresh fish is great. Wonderful decor transports you to Greece. It's a little hard to get the attention of a waiter to take your order.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2015

Great ambience, delicious food and a lot of traditional Greek delights with healthy choices of fish is all that you need to have fun close by grand central entrance before you go home after a long day working hard..

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2015

Food always cooked to perfection and efficient table service makes this Mediterranean restaurant a great place for lunch, breakfast or dinner. Had a great lunch starting with Greek Salad (Horiatiki) followed by fish (Lavraki) and for desert a delicious apple tart (Milopita). I've been dining at Ammos for the past years and will be returning soon for another great dining experience."

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2015

Lunch is always tough when it comes to get people in and out within an hour. The team at Ammos was fantastic, focused on the detail and made you feel comfortable and not rushed. It was a great dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2015

The ambiance is great for business or personal lunches and dinners. The food is excellent, fresh
and nicely presented. The service is attentive but sometimes a bit slow. Decore & ambiance is
very nice. Only negative is the noise level during busy times.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2015

Nice restaurant with a good ambience and feel, very close to GCT, good selection of fish, generally picked from a board and charged by the lb. service was good, simple instructive and not too overbearing. They could be a little more up front on the pricing (as it's not in the menu) and the King Shrimps I thought were a little expensive at $75/lb! Otherwise a good treat, some nice Greek white wines that offset the food very well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2015

Such a great time. Enjoyed my lunch even tho it was very busy the service was great. Will come back any time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2015

Ammos was amazing!!!
Perfectly located and very good service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2015

The food, service, and location makes this restaurant a great restaurant and a must-try!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 10, 2015

Ammos is by far the best restaurant in Grand Central. Fish is always fresh, well prepared and priced correctly. Service is kind and very welcome but they seem lost sometimes due to the big volume. I will return with more friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2015

The food was very good, service was mediocre. Restaurant a bit loud. At the end of the day, there are many other, better Greek restaurants, this one happens to have a convenient location.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2015

AMAZING AS ALWAYS. I WILL RETURN WITH MORE FRIENDS!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2015

Great decor. Very good service. Our waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and made done very good recommendations. I would suggest the grilled octopus appetizer. My friend and I both found it delicious. Definitely plan to go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2015

I really liked this place. Came back recently and ordered octopus salad and fish. The octopus had clearly been cooked and sitting around a Loooong time before we got there. It was put back on the grill to cook even more for our order, and was pretty much dessicated by the time it was served. I mentioned that to the waiter, who could not have been nicer. But then the chef sent out fish that was mostly undercooked. I don't know whether it was the B team cooking, or whether the chef got mad that someone knew the difference between overlooked and fresh cooked octopus, but the message was clear that you don't criticize the food. What bothered me is that they didn't own up to it.

All that said, the folks there are really wonderful and will try to accommodate everyone if they can. My friend had the moussaka and enjoyed it. The sides are wonderful and the greens in the salads are incredibly fresh. I will give them another try.

P.s.- I've eaten fresh cooked octopus in Naxos , Greece and other Greek islands. I know what it is supposed to taste like!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2015

Our server was incredibly attentive . My glass water never empty and his recommendations were spot on .we shared an amazing octopus appetizer and saganaki cheese .the octopus was one of the popular dishes on the menu for good reason . We also had a fresh whole fish called lavraki , which was really testy .
We will be returning to Ammos sooner rather then later .

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 14, 2015

A friend had a Birthday Dinner here and we loved it! So we came back on ourown to enjoy this place onece again. Ammos has a warm and spaciouse atmosphere. With mellow greek music we love, as it reminds us of our many Greek vacations. The service is wonderfully attentive. And to recommend to you some of our favorites, we will say go for the grilled fish, Lamb chops and the Octapus salad. Everyone loves Greek food! its its simply delicious!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 13, 2015

Service, food, ambiance--- amazing. Will be back soon!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2015

After a very busy day, I wanted something tasty and a new place. Ammos Estiatoria far exceeded all expectations. We were immediately seated, and the friendly staff treated us like long time customers even though this was the first time either of us had been there.

Each of us had four courses - appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert. Each of my courses was exquisite - stuffed grape leaves, frouta (fruit-based salad), fish, and ice cream. My dinner companion also was extremely impressed with his selections. And after four courses, I was not stuffed - all portions were very adequate.

I would recommend this to everyone - even if Greek food is avoided. This place is not to be avoided.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2015

tremendous breakfast near grand central terminal!
Ammos omelet was one of the best I have ever had!
Fast and good service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2015

best whole fish I have ever had in NYC!
Expensive but good and Perfectly served from our waiter!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2015

Had a dinner reservation for 10 people last night in the private room at 6:30, when me and my guests arrived we were greeted and set right away, the dinner start with an excellent recommendation of Greek red wine, while the appetizers were served at the table,and I have to say it was delicious, main course didn't disappoint at all, I had the Black Sea bass with a side of lemon potatoes , perfectly cooked. Over all it was a great experience and I will be back.

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