About Avra Estiatorio on 48th

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.

141 East 48th Street
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek

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

Cross Street:
Between 3rd Ave. and Lexington

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 759-8550

Website:
http://www.avrany.com/

Entertainment:
We offer live jazz every Sunday at Brunch.

Public Transit:
All trains to Grand Central Station. 4,5,6 to 51st Street.

Executive Chef:
George Georgiadis

Additional:
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

Avra Estiatorio on 48th Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

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4.3

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4.3

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3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (45)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Good for a Date (41)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Great for Lunch (33)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for Groups (28)
Healthy (28)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Romantic (25)
Fun (24)
Cozy (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Casual (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
People Watching (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Tapas (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (3)
Live Music (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Scenic View (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Hadn't been to the restaurant in quite a,long time. We found it to be VERY good. .. prompt pleasant and efficient service. ..really well prepared food that was delicious. Will certainly return. Highly recommended

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·Dined 2 days ago

All was well. Food was good. Expensive for what you got. Similar places about 20% cheaper with no loss in quality

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·Dined 3 days ago

I work near this restaurant and have started to become a regular here for business lunches. When my dad said he was coming into town and was craving seafood I knew this was the perfect place for dinner. We had a small table but the service and food was fantastic. Highly recommend the Avra Chips and the Grilled Calamari to start, and the Halibut as an entree. We topped everything off with the Lava Cake and the Greek Yogurt for dessert. The Greek Yogurt was the most authentic tasting greek yogurt I've ever had in the US. Our server was absolutely awesome and super helpful in helping us choose the perfect options to complete the meal. Will definitely return again very soon!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was amazing—as always — but waiter’s service not great. Mostly ignored us, was indifferent when asked where apps were, and never came back to check on table. Was there w clients who noticed and remarked. Very loud at lunch. Summers are better as you can sit outside.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Always reliably great food, a bit pricey but consistently great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Absolutely delicious , from the wine selection to the Tirumisu ! Loved it ! Like being back in Greece

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Disappointing service.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

I had a great experience. The food was amazing, the service was outstanding.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellently prepared food. Service was attentive but not hovering. Plan to return for a special occasion.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

One of the best, most consistent places in NYC in my opinion. Great fish, great services, great food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food, table and service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We went thinking they had a restaurant week menu; they didn't. However, they do offer a 3 course lunch for $29.50, which is a good deal. The food is very good and well prepared. Very fresh fish and good side dishes. We did not have a very good experience with the wait staff, however. We were rushed through the meal; both the appetizer and main were basically taken away from us with forks still in. I am not sure if this was because the staff was turning off and the waiter wanted to tip out the rest of the staff or he just wanted to leave, but it really put a damper on what could have been a very nice lunch.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It has very delicious fresh seafood, authentic Greek dishes and even better service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food! Service was great ! Would definitely go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Staff is exemplary! Friendly. And helpful. Knew and understood menu. Explained dishes. Did not feel rushed, even though restaurant was busy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent fish , great atmosphere, we really enjoyed our dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was great and so was the atmosphere. My mom had glass in her ice water and had to spit it out. She then cut her finger, so that was a bit unfortunate.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

An absolute for greek cuisine. Probably the best i've had in the city. Wow. Beautiful restaurant, too and every single thing we ordered was amazing. Would absolutely go again.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was about my 5th time at this restaurant. Food is always solid and the place is very comfortable and soothing......and I'm not even drinking:)
For some reason, this time I thought the service was off. Our server did not do anything special except try and sell us another bottle of wine when our first bottle was still half full!! The experience left a sour note on my taste buds.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Avra never disappoints. It is always excellent and one of my favorite NYC restaurants.
HIghly recommend for any occasion. Fresh, delicious food.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food was great but the noise level was so high we could not talk across the table...we will not be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food here is excellent. The place was packed, but the wait staff was very attentive. Highly recommended if you like seafood

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always delightful with wonderful food and great service. One of my favorites.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have been to Avra several times for our anniversary and each time we have had a delicious meal and wonderful service. Over the years it has been consistently excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The sea bass appetizer and the warm potato salad were delicious. You also receive nice, crusty bread, radishes, olives, and hummus upon being seated.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great seafood selection, excellent wine list. I'd visit again for a family or personal function, but not for a business meal. It was apparent that turning over tables quickly is a priority. The staff rudely interrupted conversations on several occasions. My party felt rushed though the meal and out the door. I'll not entertain another business client for dinner at this establishment.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

always a great meal at Avra -- just really, almost insanely expensive. Split a Branzino with a friend --a big 2 1/2 lb. fish -- and maybe it came from Greece, who knows? But the fish ALONE was $155. WOW.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 16, 2018

My favorite spot to stop in NYC. great seafood, awesome Greek specialties. The pre/post theater meals are a fabulous option.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Although the food was cooked to temperature and presented to taste, the octopus appetizer was on oregano overload, so much so, that the oregano tasted like it had oregano on it. This was the appetizer round. The blue point oysters were nice, but not shucked to order, as they seemed a bit withered away when served. The mignonette sauce served to pair with the oysters was neither traditional French nor a palatable fusion, as it had balzamic vinegar in place of the red wine vinegar and a hint of oregano. To finish the meal, a whole branzino grilled then served with olive oil, lemon and oregano, it was cooked just right, that is, the temperature was spot on; however, the cost of this fish was a mystery until the bill came. This two pound “Mediterranean” treasure flew in from Greece at a whopping cost of $121.00. To my surprise, I only discovered the cost of this delectable world Travelors when I was handed the bill. Apparently, management did not want to offend its customers by informing them of the cost of this dish until after they ate it. After I paid the bill, I asked the waiter why he didn’t tell me the weight or the cost of the fish, his response was that management didn’t want to offend their customers by telling them how much their meal would cost before they ordered it.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

A bit over priced

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

La comida espectacular, el pulpo deliciso y los camarones (cigalas) divinos asados al carbon, los pescados super frescos y suaves. Amviente encantador.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I ordered the lamb chops and requested a medium rare temperature. After sending the dish back three times the general manager recommended the steak! I said, I cannot believe that a Greek Restaurant of this caliber cannot prepare lamb.
They did not charge for the meal. It was New Years and it was highly disappointing.
The staff was very nice. The food was less than average.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The octopus appetizer is outstanding. The service by Diego was accommodating and attentive. We really enjoyed our dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our fav NYC restaurant. As good or better than any taverna in greece. But.... expensive.
Special occasion ‘go to’ place.... be sure to pick your fish off the ice!!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was the second time dining at Avra. Second experience was even better than the first. Incredibly fresh seafood with unique selections of simply but tastefully prepares dishes. We will be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I've been here a few times with my co-workers, it's such a great place to grab a bite. Their octopus salad is out of these world, so is there spinach pie, and any fish dish you decide to try, you won't be disappointed. The service and atmosphere are also spot on.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was good but service wasn’t the best. Our server was not friendly and seemed annoyed to be working. I loved the atmosphere and decor.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We've always loved coming to Avra when we're happen to find ourselves in midtown. The fish is excellent as are all the Greek specialities. The wait staff is friendly and informative. It all makes for a great dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always a great lunch spot. The lunch special menu has great options and portion sizes. Food and service is exceptional. In typical NYC fashion it feels a little too efficient but can’t knock them for that.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great, as always

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