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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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o
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was good. Food was good but not anything spectacular. I expected the food (and/or atmosphere) to be significantly better given the price. In my opinion, there is nothing to justify the price.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was decent, no complaints but definitely not worth what is charged. Our waitress was very good, as were the people who cleaned off plates, however other members of the staff were not very friendly. The space itself is lackluster and dated without much atmosphere. Can have much better experiences at one of the many Greek restaurants in NY for much less, and when spending the kind of money it endeds being I expect a much better time.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great everything! Thank you!

D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Every visit to Avra be it 48 or 60 Street, is a rewarding the time spent.

B
London
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loud and crowded but fun.

l
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant always comes out exceeding expectations. The food and service is always top notch and impressed anyone I bring here. A huge thanks to the staff there for all they do. THANK YOU!!

TE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was equal to the food which was equal to the ambience. Everyone had the best time!

ES
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prix fixe lunch excellent. Several choices. Waiter attentive and lovely. Front room preferable although noisier. Had 1:30 reservation and that worked well. Very crowded when we arrived but began to thin out by 1:50 pm and was less noisy. Overall very good experience.

M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Noise level can get deafening.

Z
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

It was PACKED for a Monday night and unfortunately trains delayed me to my reservation which was meant we got pushed. Weren't seated until 30 min after arriving, but it is what it is. The food at Avra is always worth it. I just wish they had a better/smoother system for waiting around.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always very good, but the attitude of the man at the front desk, the bartender, and some of the servers begins to make you question if you should brings clients here to spend your money.

AF
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a bit slow this time but the food was excellent. Very tasty fish and salads.

ES
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. The only small issue was we mentioned it was our anniversary when reserving on Open Table and I thought they might do something for us (write happy anniversary on the dessert) but nothing was done.

FD
Houston
77 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very good
Service pleasant and attentive
Very enjoyable evening

H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the whole experience

R
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good, classic greek. But price is too high for the quality of the meal and the service, like it was fine cuisine which is not. Saganaki and avra fries were great, fish very fresh. Waiter was distracted.

TP
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Followed the recommendation of local friends. Will hi back n a heartbeat

PH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good spot for business lunch. Very consistent and good value.

SS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food you brag about to others after you have a meal here.

DM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in NYC. The fish is the best in the city. Zucchini chips are amazing and I love the grilled octopus. The tuna was fresh and delicious. Desert was excellent.

MA
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The only problem was that the waiter charge me US$ 77,00 over the real price!!! Always check the bill!!!

MJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food is good but restaurant is loud. Tough to hear the other person for a business conversation

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food and service were excellent. Noise levels a bit too high for conversation and/or to be a good lunch meeting spot.

M
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Just perfect!
A little on the expensive side for a decor that is dated, but great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A local New Yorker recommended and it was wonderful! I would definitely go again and again!! Pricey, but worth it. Great fish and lots of good choices in addition!

SG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

I've been going for years. The service was impeccable this time. Our servers were on the ball, replenishing, checking in often but not overbearing-- really top notch service. Live music in the background, their live and clean/fresh raw bar was pleasing to the eye. When I saw the crab peek and lift up it's head, I thought "it's alive, nice!" The only thing I would say is, the quality of the food this time was a bit lacking. I always get the open faced omelet, and this time it was just more like eggs, lol. I also got the side of bacon, and I just remember that being of better quality; they served these thin strips more akin to diner. All in all, my friend whom I brought for her birthday was impressed. Thank you Avra, but don't skip on the quality, you're one of my fave go-to places for brunch. Blessings!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great for large group of people. Really good food. The branzino was amazing!

C
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Bit pricey but great date night place. Felt like I was back in Greece

P
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal here! Everything was as expected. We will be back!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful afternoon meal.

CP
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word: amazing!!! Unfortunately the app will make you write more in order to post the comment, but really there is nothing to add. Food, service, ambience, everything was outstanding!

f
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fresh fish, highly-reliable choice, with service always attentive without being cloying. Lunch special is the way to go.

JZ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great grilled fish and first class service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience4

The front of the house staff was rude and disrespectful. The young ladies were enjoying themselves and ignoring the guests. We came 45 minutes before the reservation and said they would seat us early and then ignored us completely until 15 minutes after our reservation and ended up seating us in the bar area. Ridiculous. The restaurant was basically half full when we got there and the app said there were reservations available before and after ours. I guess not for us!

Disappointing. I’ve been going for years but they’ve now gotten full of themselves and are hiring inexperienced rude inexperienced help, especially those front facing that should be the best, not the worst.

m
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good - well prepared fresh seafood. It’s pricey but delicious. Usually very busy at lunch and dinner- make reservations, unless you come at off peak hours. Love the Avra chips - thinly sliced, fried zucchini and eggplant served with a side of tzatziki to dip into. Grilled octopus is dressed lightly with olive oil, Greek spices, etc for a light appetizer. Beefsteak tomatoes are always juicy flavorful and perfect in the salads. Fresh fish you pick out with the waiter is prepared perfectly cooked.

j
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Avra... some of the best Fish in the City. Great atmosphere, incredible service. As must go to when in Manhattan.

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It’s always a fun and busy place... we enjoyed it

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had to wait 30 minutes for confirmed table. Crowded beyond belief. Terribly noise. Difficult to converse.

LA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We met our daughter who was in from London for a brief visit back home due to company training. My only issue was that the restaurant was so busy that Monday night that we had trouble hearing her over the noise level. So many people walked by our table that I didn’t get a chance to absorb the decor or view the complete layout of the restaurant. That said, our busy waiter was very attentive, polite and made some excellent points about our dinner choices. The food was delightful- our choices were the halibut and red snapper. The wine menu was lovely. For dessert 16 year old Lagavulin. We know Manhattan is expensive- we used to live there- but this was a special occasion for us, so we were ok with the expense.

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avra Estiatorio is always fabulous. Must try the Moschofilero wine, octopus and sea bass skewers. Enjoy!