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Avra Estiatorio on 48th

4.6
3543 reviews
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$50 and over
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Seafood
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm, Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday dinner: 5:00 pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 759-8550
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
George Georgiadis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 3rd Ave. and Lexington
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Public transit
All trains to Grand Central Station. 4,5,6 to 51st Street.
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Entertainment
We offer live jazz every Sunday at Brunch.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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From the moment you step through our doors you feel you’ve been transported to a villa in Greece. You are surrounded in an authentic, cozy Mediterranean atmosphere with imported limestone and distressed wood floors, stonewashed walls, exposed wood beams, and French doors that open to a beautiful flo

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What 3543 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous dinner. Halibut. Spinach. Rice. We then topped it off with a piece of the best Baklava ever. One scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. so delicious. Even though the restaurant was jumping, our waiter was on time and on point.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Nice restaurant but very crowded and noisy. Recommend going at off hours when not so crowded.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Made us wait 20 minutes for res. Food was mediocre. Greek tomato salad was fine. Fish was over cooked. And vegetables were mush.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

The front of house staff need to be changed. I have absolutely no common sense and devoid of any courtesy

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great experience and food, as always. Benny (server who has been there for years) is always a pleasure!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous place for lunch or dinner. You won't be disappointed!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

The hostess was unacceptably rude. The food was ok and the service, with the exception of the behavior of the hostess, was also fine. However the hostess was so unprofessional, she ruined the experience. Looking back, I should have left the restaurant right after my initial interaction with the hostess.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was great. But it was very loud.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Everything we ordered was excellent. We shared the grilled oyster mushroom & traditional Greek salad. Both were delicious. I had the grilled Branzino which was tender & so moist, & my husband had the grilled Red Snapper. He said his fish was yummy, but I liked the Branzino better. I felt it was more flavorful. We sat at a table in the back of the restaurant which was fine, but not very private. Tables for two are very close to one another. Service was excellent and dinner was not rushed.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

On Saturday we met our friends for dinner and had a marvelous dining experience. Excellent food and service. We shared a few appetizers all were delicious especially the grilled octopus, grilled shrimp and the zucchini & eggplant chips. We also shared all the main course entrees, it was better than having a tasting menu. Orso with mixed seafood, special of the day was linguine with lobster, grilled lamb chops, grilled vegetables and bronzino. Every dish was delicious, we also had great cocktails. Our waiter, Nicolas was fantastic. Restaurant has a nice lively ambiance. I highly recommend Avra, they have the freshest seafood and the lamb is like butter.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food is awesome and we had a great time! Fresh fish, crispy bread , great apps, our waiter was spot on. We actually wish we didn’t have a Broadway play to go to .. I would have loved to slow down the dinner! Our fault not the restaurant.

I will go again for sure!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

BEST fresh fish I have ever had. So simple and delicious!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Everything about this restaurant was exceptional! Great food, drinks and wine. Our waiter was great! His recommendations were spot on. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We decided to have all appetizers instead of an Entree. The Blue point oysters were large and melt in your mouth. Every bite of the Spanakopita was a burst of flavors. Saganaki, calamari and also the hummus were made to perfection. We had an awesome experience

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was exceptional - fresh, juicy, flavorful. Wait staff was very pleasant, although maybe not the most attentive I've ever had. Still, this was an amazing experience and great way to celebrate a birthday. Environment was fun and res

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent sea food. Reasonably priced wine. Excellent service. Dessert is big portion. You can share.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

My friends and I enjoyed our lunch at this lovely Greek restaurant. The price fixed 3 course lunch is a great value - portions are generous and there is a good selection. We each chose different options and each of us loved what we ordered. Servers are friendly and accommodating and brought our food promptly. I will definitely return.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Even though we had reservations ,there was a Long wait to be seated;and wasn’t given an accurate time on when we would be seated.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Delicious food

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nice restaurant with very decent service and food that was better than average but not outstanding or inspired. The city and surrounding areas are filled with high-quality Greek/Med fish restaurants many providing as good/better food & service but if you're feeling flush or on an expense account this place may not offend. The appetizers are priced as high as entrees and what they ask per lb for whole fish is a turn-off.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Muy buena comida precios altos

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

quite disappointing for the first time in years

especially the food : the soup and crab cake were brought together i am not sure why ... the fish in the soup did not taste right ... i think i will never order that fish soup again ... i had it several times in the past

the veggies--Horta--: we ordered 2 orders of it ...only got 1 then requested a second one who tasted and looked really bad ... not the same veggies ... looked like they had assembled whatever veggie scraps the cook was able to gather and the dish was cold

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Had to wait well past our reservation time. Tables are super close together and a conversation was nearly impossible. Server was good and food was very fresh and simple.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Delicious food

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Nice Italian eating place

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great service,ambience,location...and the food was exceptional

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Greek Salad delicious! Amazing fresh loup de mer! The champagne brunch is one of the best deals in nyc. Recommend, recommend, recommend!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food. Terrible service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great seeing Arturo!! Have been a fan of Avra for many years. Highly recommend.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Big price increase, food portions smaller and the service staff continues to be very arrogant. I think it is time to move on.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent place to dine. Was recommended by a friend of mine and we were very impressed. It was an amazing place, fun, exceptional service, romantic, it has it all. Food was absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend. Ambiance was so pleasant.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Oddly enough, everyone in our party ordered the same thing--grilled octopus and grilled tuna for our entrees. the grilled octopus was delicious and the tuna was cooked exactly as we requested--black and blue. it came with beets which i didn't want, but was able to change to sautéed spinach without a problem. Shared a couple of bottles of some very good Greek wine. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent dinner

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

An excellent meal

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

As always, the food and service at Avra are fabulous. This time we were seated in the middle dining room, which I much preferred to the larger back room which is noisier and brighter. The first seating area is the bar area, so middle is best for ambiance, especially for small groups. The seafood is always fresh and delicious and the service outstanding...with NYC prices to go along with it!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing dining experience as always. Our favorite Greek restaurant in the city. They never disappoint

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1.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Horrible echo chamber. We just left.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Excellent food and service as usual. Dinner is pricey as always. Wine selection is great.
Noise level is very high I would say, so not suitable for a business discussion if there are finer points to be discussed.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The food and service were excellent! The prices were a bit high but it was still worth it.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Despite having a reservation was placed in the Bar area and told it was the only table available. Noise and people standing around definitely detracted from meal.

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