Avra Estiatorio on 48th

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Seafood
Avra Estiatorio on 48th is a restaurant that transports you to the Greece of your imagination. The sky is vivid blue and the air is drenched with sunlight and the aroma of freshly caught fish grilling over an open fire.
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4.5
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my NYC favourites, very consistent and everything just right! well done staff.

S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Branzino special was perfect with a slightly crusted edge and very moist center. A special table request was honored and greatly appreciated. Excellent all around!!

F
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When visiting New York always eat here! The food is So authentic Greek I used to spend my summers in Greece as a child and this is the real deal of the food the service the waiters and all the staff a great highly recommend if you want really good Greek food to come here

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great seafood menu. We had a great time

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive, but every single dish was fantastic

C
New England
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Avra on 48th was recommended to us by a friend whose opinion we trust. She was right; the food was delicious, the restaurant was beautifully decorated and the experience was great.

V
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not the best experience I had here due to the food. Lamb chops were so fatty (the pieces they gave us). And the halibut was very dry. Shrimp was great though. Overall, not happy with the price I paid for not so good food.

B
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed a great meal at Avra Estiatorio. Maybe because I am not a New Yorker, but prices seemed particularly high to me. Spanikopita was the best I have ever had, anywhere.

d
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful fresh fish that we shared another couple had pasta with lobster. The Greek salad was perfect to share. We had a great time. High noise level but fun.

EW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience4

My wife and I have dined here many times. But never again. We were sat 30 minutes after our reservation time. Once we ordered our drinks, our waiter didn’t come back to our table for 40 minutes, though he was tending to other tables around us.

The table the sat us at was surrounded by people at the bar and I couldn’t even get up to speak with the manager. So I called them from my table. I asked for someone to please come take our order. They thought it was a joke and hung up. I called back and finally someone took me seriously. But the manager didn’t seem to care.

So we finally left.

NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overly priced Manhattan restaurant. I was not particularly impressed. Average/good quality that does not justify the bill.

B
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We try to get to Avra every time we come to New York. It is always a wonderful meal, with great service, and wonderful food.

d
New England
58 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent sardines, much too expensive Greek salad

I
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food.
Nice atmosphere.
Good services

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic birthday dinner!

MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service are excellent. Got there a bit early and they were very nice to sit us right away.

M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Used to live a block away and ate there regularly. I loved it then and on a trip back to New York, I found I still do. A great neighborhood hidden gem.

s
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding service and wonderful food. The langoustines are spectacular. They also have a giant shrimp that is beyond description. It is bigger than some lobster tails. Everything is prepared to perfection and the service is right on top of everything.

BB
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Enjoyable visit to Avra for dinner with friends. Food was very good but not exceptional. Chilean Sea Bass souvlaki app was great as were the Sardines. Service was good but not commensurate with a $400 check before tip. We opted for a MP fish that was $60/lb and ended up at $250 for 4 ppl. Portions were decent but a heads up on the MP would have been nice. It wasn’t as tasty as i would have expected and border line bland. Overall we’d go back but will be cautious about asking Market Price in advance and stick to some of the menu entree staples.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Food was great but service was slow and unattentive. Our waiter spent most of his time chatting with colleagues even though the restaurant was empty and we were waiting for the check. There was also a very noisy table next to us that had half its customers standing up and talking really loudly like they were in a bar. But the staff did nothing to stop them and simply watched them. The noise was unbearable and they were leaning on our chair/table while we were trying to have dinner. I could not have a proper conversation at all. Most unpleasant.

MG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food is very good. Very crowded and loud. Table service was ok but the maitre’d seemed bored and annoyed. Not helpful or considerate.

PJ
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Service for the wine was extremely Slow. Had to wait almost 15 minutes to have our wine order taken and another 25 minutes before it was served. Not sure what happened as tbey we’re not busy when we arrived

RK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

It pains me to give only two stars. The food and ambiance was great. However, the waitress was so inept, it was almost hilarious. Except it ruined the dining experience.

She was physically a tall, beautiful blonde person with no skills. Each course was an adventure, and a disappointing one. She talked us out of ordering a salad for each of us (two) because they were so large. The salad was not extra large. We asked for a hummus refill. It never came. She eliminated a portion of the entre, French fries, because I ordered a spinach side. When asked about it she said my side would be 'free', because she didn't bring the fries. Not what I wanted.

When we paid with a debit card, my wife got a fraud alert text from the bank. Our waitress returned to the table and wanted my wife's pin number for the card. Of course we didn't give it to her. My wife went in the back to work with another staff person to clear the account and pay the bill.

It was like working with a waitress with the appearance of a model and the brain of Curly Howard of Three Stooges fame. As Curly says, "I keep thinkin' and thinkin' and nuttin' happens".

HS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great meal for a pre-theatre show. Enjoyed the ambiance and the service. However the fresh fish stood out as being out of this world. Other things on the menu are nice. But the fresh fish options - which are on display are fantastic.

A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

ML
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

it has been a very good restaurant ; i went back after several years
very espensive , 2 small salad almost $ 50
poor service , very noise , fair food
i will never go back , there better greek restaurants

c
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Prices were extremely expensive for what we were served. Quality of the food was very good. The noise level was very high thankfully we were seated in the back where it was not as loud. Overall thought it was a very good restaurant, but the food and experience not measure up to the prices on the menu. Also we ordered two side dishes of vegetables that were never delivered for a table. We realized this as we were leaving the restaurant and when we spoke with Manager, were told that he could not issue a refund for this $26 we paid for the food we never received. We are still in the waiting process to be reimbursed this money. We found this very odd that he could not refund our credit card $26 after the check had been closed out. This was a turn off for us.

OT
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food. Next time just ordering small plates! Everything I ordered was plant based and delicious.

CH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was on POINT. Bus service a little too overzealous however.

MI
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Had a reservation - forced to wait. Seated at table 156 - absolute worst table in the restaurant. Tucked In the absolute farthest corner from the entrance.

Restaurant decided to cram in more tables last minute and used outdoor furniture - so we had a $180 dinner on a metal table. It was bent.

I foolishly paid the bill and full tip but brought it to the attention of the manager. He said they were overbooked so they brought two tables in from outside. Nothing like excellent management judgement like that to make your meal great.

MANAGEMENT - don’t take the reservation if you can’t give a great experience. I shouldn’t have paid. Not sure you should be managing. I shall never return.

RESTAURANT GOERS - think twice before booking here. Makes you wonder what if the fish is a little old or the yogurt is just a little stale how management would react.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just got engaged!

OT
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time, won't be the last. Loved the grilled octopus app, the calamari, the the main courses all around were superb, service was attentive without being over-bearing. It wasn't cheap, but you get what you pay for! Loved it.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Tried seating us in an undesirable location. Then ended up next to a dog..,literally. Great salad. Cold fish

RD
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service, ambience. Had an amazing dinner in Avra’s Beverly Hills restaurant and can only say NY was better.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine were both amazing! We just took the recommendation of our server and it did not disappoint. Very happy with the experience overall.

GF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Greek Seafood Restaurant.....i visit regularly and for many years.....never disappointed!

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The food is delicious, but the hostess stand is extremely chaotic and disorganized. We were waiting so long for our table that we wound up eating at the bar and the bartender/server was rude and unfriendly

d
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being in NYC for a just a few days, we wanted to make sure to stop in for dinner on a recommendation
of a colleague. We were not disappointed, dinner and service were amazing. Everything was fresh, and done to perfection.

v
Pittsburgh
125 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We each had the tsiporo. The fish was excellently prepared. Shared a dessert - yummy!

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Avra is my favorite restaurant. The food and service is always outstanding. The noise level is horrible. It's hard to have a conversation.