Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60th

4.7
1236 reviews
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$50 and over
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Mediterranean
In Greek mythology Avra is the Goddess of the breezes and thus Avra Madison aptly named. Our cuisine, gracious service and Greek Estiatorio inspired decor will invoke warm Mediterranean nights cooled by Avra's gentle sea breezes. Sit back, relax and allow us to transport you to the tranquility of the Mediterranean while you feast on charcoal grilled freshly caught whole fish, sip a glass of white wine from Mykonos and enjoy the company of friends and family.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Greek
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-4:30pm
Dinner:
Sun-Tues: 5pm-11pm
Wed-Sat: 5pm-12am
Brunch:
Sat-Sun: 11:30am-5pm
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Phone number
(212) 937-0100
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christos Phillipou
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Catering
Private Dining: Our elegantly appointed, elevated private room overlooks the beautiful pool level dining room. Our guests will enjoy a cocktail while relaxing on chaise style couches before dining at our board room size banquet table, which accommodates up to twenty-four. Full audio/visual services are available for your corporate event, including a seventy-two inch razor thin high definition television, hi-fidelity sound system and peripheral ports to accommodate all video interfacing requirements.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Madison & 5th
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Parking details
The garage closest to us is Icon located at 35 East 61st Street between Madison & Park avenues. We"re sorry, but we do not validate.
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Public transit
N & R trains on the corner of 5th avenue and 60th street or the N, R, 4, 5 & 6 on the corner of Lexington avenue and 60th street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Avra Madison is a bi-level authentic Greek restaurant located just steps from Central Park. The 207-seat eatery offers traditional Greek cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood.

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JC
Indiana
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boy Mikes birthday holiday!

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MS
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, and service; noise level higher on ground level due to bar next to dining room, fresh fish table for selection is great.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience and a great meal

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Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible. Waited for almost one hour and, even with a reservation, they gave us a place at the bar.
Will never be back

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g
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My reservation was at 8,30 at 9,15 we were still waiting for the table.... we left

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC

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Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING / DELICIOUS grilled octopus

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place to dine in the upper east side. Consistently excellent!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all the way! Great food, great service and great ambiance! We will be back soon

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A terrific dining experience in every way. From greeting to seating and service, the staff is energetic and engaged. The downstairs area has a great feel. The menu has greek classics - all beautifully prepared. You will have a great meal in a wonderful setting.

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j
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A little on the pricier side. I’m not sure why Greek restaurants in the city are so expensive when you can get the same quality if not better food at a pricier Italian restaurant for less.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the staff was super attentive.

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J
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sin dudas una gran y muy amena experiencia culinaria que me lleva a tener que regresar en mi próxima visita a NY. Muy recomendable, excelente comida, buen servicio y precios adecuados.

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TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place beautiful! Food quality is amazing! Fresh food and friendly service! Love the trees by the table!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is incredibly attentive and efficient, food was unreal. I was weeping over my Chilean sea bass because it was so incredible I got emotional (pair with a glass of champagne because why not). The hummus starter hit the spot and definitely tap into the staffs knowledge of oysters because I learned I have an affinity for specific regions along the east coast and that was a fun highlight from the evening also.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We were sat near the bar which was loud and uncomfortable

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F
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Second time I ate at this price fix lunch. Food delicious. Dining room beautiful, plenty of space between tables. Seasonally decorated.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

La nourriture était excellente. Je ne me souviens pas d avoir jamais mangé un poisson aussi bon. L accueil était très chaleureux mais le service est limite trop rapide, sans chaleur et trop mécanique. À force de vouloir être parfait le service fait robotique. Et puis le point le plus négatif c est le bruit dans cette immense salle. Les gens ne parlent pas ... ils hurlent . On a très vite envie de partir après la dernière bouchée avalée . C est dommage.

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten at the Avra on 48th, and it was very good, but I much prefer the 60th location. The layout seems bigger and it definitely is brighter and prettier. Our server was pleasant, funny and helpful with both choosing wine and meals. I started with the grilled octopus which was delicious, and a Greek salad. I would definitely go back and definitely recommend.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, although a little over priced. However never fails to impress

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c
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our visit to AVRA was very nice. We had a good table in a quieter section at the back and were serviced by a very attentive and efficient waiter. The main course was a delicious white snapper cooked to perfection. What we struggled with were the salad selections. They were ordinary and disappointing. Also the side dishes were weak in selection. We finally settled on a brocoli rabe which was boring. Overall the wine and main course were excellent and we had a nice evening.

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J
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We (a table of four adults) were seated in the downstairs dining room. The water feature at the bottom of the stairs, with the planter hanging above it, was spectacular. The stone wall opposite the stair case also provided a pleasant view. The noise level downstairs was significantly quieter than upstairs; for that reason, I would recommend asking to be seated downstairs.
The grilled calamari appetizer was delicious. The fish entrees were numerous. Among us, we chose the octopus appetizer (served as an entrée), the arctic char, and the swordfish. We each enjoyed our selections.
One couple had been to the 48th street site and noted that although the menu appears to be the same, the atmosphere at the 60th street location is more upscale. The 60th street location, in the first block east of 5th is also easy to get to by cab or when walking.

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LT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining as always! The staff is so friendly and accommodating! Even great with children! I’ll always come to Avra any time I’m in NY. The food is delicious and fresh. Easily one of the best restaurants in Manhattan for me!

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HI
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

They made us wait for one hour after our reservation....Not a good thing

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l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this restaurant.

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AG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to Avra on a regular basis, I love the food, always so fresh, the servers giving explanation for everything we ask, and even if we order only 1 glass of wine they let us taste it before.
And of course the ambiance is always great.

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E
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another excellent dinner at Avra. It was our friends' first time and they enjoyed it very much.

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JF
Salt Lake City
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & great restaurant!
And a real neighborhood gem!

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MH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat towards the back of the restaurant which was less noisy than the front. The food was
all great! From the appetizers to the dessert, all 5 of us loved our lunches. And the service
was very attentive.

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ZT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular as always. The food is delicious and never disappoints. Attentive service. Love the ambiance.

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RB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. Always excellent. The octopus and all fish are fab!

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EH
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Picked this spot for our anniversary dinner, the service was fantastic, the food was world class... The grilled octopus is a must!! The next time we're in New York, we will definitely be visiting again.

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JD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Food
Fantastic Service
Fantastic Ambiance
Fantastic Decor

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D
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

It is over rated and over priced. The service is terrible. Our waiter rarely came to our table. I had to get the busboy from another area to get me a new wine glass, more hummus and no one ever came over to refresh the water.
We couldn’t even get the waiter’s attention to get our check. We had to get a busboy from another area to tell him to bring it.
The coat check was backed up and the hostess had to seat us and take our coats . She told us to take pictures of the checks just in case they couldn’t find our coats later. She was right. The girl couldn’t find my coat and she asked me to describe it even with the tickets.
They are too busy and they lack service . I left not feeling that my meal with my husband was not worth 600$ for 2 people .
The manager was very pleased with himself that he gave us a dessert on the house and offered me a different main dish. He threw that up in my face. I wonder if he would have done those things if my husband didn’t give him a gracious gratuity at the beginning of our dinner .

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Chaotic scene - people with reservations waiting for 30-60 minutes - lots of angry people... Unpleasant waiting experience. Also noisy. Once seated, food and service were fine.

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JS
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!! One of my favorite restaurants in NYC!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff, attentive and the food was all delicious

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was prompt, our server Conor gave us detailed explanations of every item when we inquired, and the prix fixe choices couldn’t be more varied and delicious. A bang for your buck!!!! One of my best dining experiences in NYC, and the restaurant is beautifully decorated to boot. 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

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AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

They always take a LONG time to seat you. You literally have to hassle to get your table.

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D
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fabulous. The table was perfect. Energy spectacular. Thank you Rebecca and her colleagues.

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