Avra Estiatorio on 48th

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super loud but good food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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JG
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The baked cheese in philo dough appetizer was great. The lobster pasta special was also excellent and notably the lobster was perfectly cooked which is difficult to do in a dish like that. My grilled tuna was perfectly medium rare and paired perfectly with the kale and beets. The service was pleasant, professional, and well informed. The wines by the glass were excellent a nice dry white greek wine and a light greek red, I recommend that folks try the greek wines they are excellent. I would recommend this restaurant and will return next time I'm in the city.

AP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This has always been one of my favorite restaurants and I have not been in about a year. Im not sure if it's because we went so early at 530 before a show, the waiter seemed off, took a while for him to come to table and get our drinks. I was dying for Avra chips and they came out under cooked, the beet salad was nice but my swordfish was overcooked and dry even though I asked to cook it medium rare. My friend had the lamb and it came out raw and had to send it back. It wasn't as good as usual. Not sure I'll go back again which makes me sad :(

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The live music is a nice touch on the weekends but the stereo / overhead music is awful

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz brunch was the highlight of our quick NYC trip!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go there same exceptional food and service.

c
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I've been going to Avra for the past 15 years. It was over 2 years since I'd been to the restaurant and found the atmosphere to be as welcoming as always, the wait staff very attentive and helpful and the overall food very good. One of my favorites has always been the grilled octopus, and, unfortunately, I was disappointed with the dish. The portion was very ample but it was overcooked and the wonderful perfectly balanced vinegarette with red onions that it used to be served in was gone. Instead, it was served with an over abundance of white onions - so much so that it was difficult to tell the difference between the octopus and onions and a rather bland sauce. So disappointing. However, the zucchini chips were paper thin with a delightfully light batter and succulently sweet...still as delightful as ever!

R
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delecious food, good service, a bit noisy. Good, midtown east side location.

SS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Too many tables too tightly together.

A
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the exceptional restaurants in New York City

J
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good Greek food with excellent fish! It is quiet, spacious space and very agreeable

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We were in and out in 28 minutes.

OT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. Friendly, accommodating and attentive. I cannot remember the gentleman's name. The hostess was friendly and seated right away at a nice table that was comfortable spacious and allowed us to enjoy our meal without being seated next to another table.

Food we as always was delicious. Go-to for great service, food and enjoyable night out.

PB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little noisy otherwise perfect. Excellent food and service

NY
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food; delivered as soon as prepared from the kitchen; best octopus, souvlaki, warm seafood salad we have ever had. Will return.

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Date with my wife :-)

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Thank you.

WH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got very expensive.
Not a place I can go once a week

m
Charleston
48 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

one of the best lunches and one of the best lunch values in the city

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of my favorite places. Consistently delicious- they have the best Greek food in town.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The service Nd food is excellent but the tables are too close together to enable an intimate business conversation.
I frankly felt like was at food hall.

JA
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice for excellebt food and service. We keep coming back because the quality is always the same

OT
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Fue mi 3 era vez de verdad no entiendo porque bajo el nivel del servicio
ojo la calidad siege muy bien pero el servicio cambió

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual everything was very good. the only exception the food was a bit cold

G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time as always ...this time celebrating a birthday

B
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was very very good. The serving staff was fantastic, polite, cheerful and professional. It was our first time there so we were not aware that there was middle and back room/seating area. We were seated in the bar area. I am sure the atmosphere is more enjoyable in the middle and back areas.

C
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, Branzino and Char fish was great. Appetizer Stuffed Calamari was best I’ve had and Greek salad was great. Staff and servers were most attentive and professional.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place the staff was very friendly and the food was delicious I will be definitely be back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avra is a authentic and established restaurant l, which never gets old. Always a pleasure dining at Avra.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent Branzino fresh
the Acra Chips were great
drinks mixed right

ZA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing.. delicious Fagri. Caring service. I didn’t have the urgency to leave... just the opposite.. thank you!

DP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday brunch. Options for all, including a fussy vegan. The staff made us very welcome throughout. The food was excellent, and the Greek “cookie plate” had jthe best melomakarona (honey macaroons) that I’ve ever tried. A friend who’s not a sweets person swooped down in the remaining 8 varied cookies, made by a superior pastry chef. We also enjoyed the jazz group, present, but not obtrusive. 5 stars!

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Extremely expensive and I can’t figure out why. I would suggest Ethos Gallery on 51st instead. Ethos has a virtually identical menu, but slightly better food, much better ambience, better service.

TY
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for regular dinner or a very important special occasion

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with girlfriends was delightful and the food was fresh and outstanding ! I’d go back in a second !

o
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The place is lovely, and overall the food was good. We ordered Sepia which was fantastic. Also lamb chops but they came out overcooked, so we sent them back,. They then came out almost raw. WE didn't have time to send back again as we had an event to get to. The restaurant did the right thing and removed them from the bill. Staff was very attentive and engaging - great service.

KA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Just wonderful. Can’t wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lunch special menu was amazing, the best rate between quality and price.
One of the best Greek restaurants in Manhattan
My feedback is based on several visits
Congratulations

m
Charleston
49 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

one of best lunch values in NY had price fixed lunch of greek salad, bronzino and cookies