Ara Greek Kitchen & Bar

4.2
141 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
Ara Greek Kitchen & Bar is a family-style Greek restaurant made for today. ARA is accessible, authentically Greek, and inviting. The dining experience focuses on the epicenter of Greek culture: the dinner table. With a crowd-pleasing menu of traditional favorites complimented by our executive chef's contemporary signature dishes, thoughtful wine list, and creative cocktails ARA has something for everyone and is set to be the next neighborhood favorite.
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4.2based on all time ratings
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food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
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LeonardM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good was fresh and very good. But it's not the traditional Greek you have had before.

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vipPjkli
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish prepared beautifully. Attentive and knowledgeable servicw

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Igchmst
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and wine. Higher than average prices. Portions are small and good. Good quality.

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vipBarbaraM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

If you’re looking for authentic Greek food, don’t bother. Was disappointed and was really looking forward to trying this place.

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vipJoyceL
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoy our visits to ARA so much, everyone is always friendly, the food is great and service is attentive. This time I ordered the Cornish hen, there was such a large portion I was able to take it home and enjoy it again. Wonderful!

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Dee458
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was expensive and they turned the lights on while we were still enjoying our drinks on a Saturday night. Wait staff was rude to do so.

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Samantha
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and great food. Truly a hidden gem on Long Island. Will definitely be back!

DB
vipDivaB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Would not return again

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PeterS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just not a good night. Poor food poor service. Cold food wrong.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. It’s not pretentious at all and the wait staff was very friendly!

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DavidS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was very good, however the vegetables and sides served with our Fish entres were luke warm.

Otherwise I would have added another star.

Fairly pricey.

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DouglasF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always good. Good greek fare served by a pleasant wait staff in a comfortable, roomy environment.
We keep coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing!!! Food was incredible.

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vipGeorgeS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was fantastic. Service was good, def would go back and certainly would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Weekday night, fresh fish, yummy salad and pleasant service, all for a great price!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great.

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vipCeanM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The food was subpar compared to past experiences. The meat was a bit dry and lacking that flavor I’ve experienced before. Falafel entree was also a bit boring and dry. The apps were good. Basically if we did apps and dessert and espresso then all would have been great. Might come back and try again

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DeniseL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants !! The food is outstanding!! Great service too!!

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vipAnthonyC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was terrible gyro meat tasted like it was old fish was tasteless and lamb chops were mediocre and overpriced

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Vision0
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Was disappointed in the food. Had the veggie pasta, had no taste. Friends I was with also was not happy with there meal. One of the most disappointing experiences I have had in a while.

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Greg747
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Overall OK. And that’s the problem: very expensive food should rate better than OK. Food was good, yes. But the service was mediocre at best.
Felt rushed a bit as well.
Felt more like a diner than a restaurant whose prices were far too high.

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sharong
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I love this place. The food is fantastic. The selection is large, there is something for everyone. The service is very friendly and attentive.

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vipJoyceL
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have returned to your restaurant a few times and always satisfied. Food is consistent always great, and we enjoy having dinner in the bar area, it feels cozier than the dining room to us, even with the TV on with the sports. We enjoy the bartender Diego who is knowledgeable about the drinks and menu, will return again real soon, Have recommended this restaurant numerous times.

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sharong
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the service and food were both excellant, The appitizers were flavorful, and the maine courses were to do for. The servings were large, and the waiter was very helpful

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vipsschochet
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Music was too loud, other than that we love it and continue to go back. Food is great, big place that can accomodate us quickly, prices are reasonable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service was excellent & the dining room was spacious & inviting. We didn’t feel rushed & had time to socialize with friends. We will definitely be back.

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vipEmilyY
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I discovered Ara by chance after a long shopping day. The food and ambiance reminded me so much of my recent trip to the Greek Isles and woke up my palette to the delicious flavors that I had there.

Great service and great music.

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vipHL88
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food wasn’t that great. My salad was soggy and some pieces of lettuce were turning brown. Overpriced.

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Jamnik
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent except for the calamari which was over cooked. It was perfect other times I’ve been there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Will not last

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ElizabethP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went here on Thursday 12/6 for my mothers birthday. We walked in around 6pm and they were still doing happy hour but only at bar and high top tables. My 88 year old grandmother was with us and as I was trying to get her to sit at the high top the manager said he could honor happy hour menu at a lower table for my grandmother which I appreciated. Our server Diego was amazing. Happy hour drinks and apps we delicious. Dessert was great too! The staff sang happy birthday to my mother and Diego brought out a dessert for her on the house which was so sweet. I will definitely be coming back here again!

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vipWorkForFood
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried for the first time and was not disappointed. The Salmon I ordered was probably better than I’ve had anywhere. Great drinks too!!

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lanie28
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed dinner. Food very good, reasonably priced, great service. Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service but I thought the food could have been better.

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vipBetteZ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was my second time eating here and it will not be my last! Everything we ate was fresh and delicious. Our server could not have been sweeter and the food runners were also so nice and helpful! Two had the lemon chicken soup, needed to get re-heated but was enjoyed. I shared the Couscous Salad which was fantastic! Two of us had the Branzino Fillet over vegetables.....yummy....one had the Shrimp Mushroom Risotto, and the other had the Gyro Platter.....huge portions and we all enjoyed it very much. Of course we had Baklava and Rice Pudding for dessert. Very good evening and we were not rushed at all!!

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EvelynB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with great food. Very well priced and the waiters are always anxious to please. On our regular rotation of restaurants.

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vipdebbie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fresh and delicious. Wait service was great!

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vipNefertiti1
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed are meal. Excellent food and service. We were meeting to discuss books we had read. The table given us was perfect to have conversation that could be heard by all

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ElizabethT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, sat in the bar area and service was fast.

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annec
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was authentic. The restaurant is very pretty inside. We decided to sit in the room without the bar, as it was too noisy by the bar area. The service was also very good.

FAQs

Ara Greek Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 360-8336.

Ara Greek Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.