Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60th

4.7
1424 reviews
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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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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. It is beautiful, with wonderful food and great service. It is not inexpensive.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. It’s beautiful, had great food and the service is excellent

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MI
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AAAA++ great service food 👌👌👌 we love it downstairs balcony view over looking everyone else 👌👌👌 thank you

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UT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun energy

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LL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were seated in the bar, which wasn’t great. Appetizers came out, and before we were finished with them, our main course arrived. Food was meh. Over priced by about $50 for dinner for two. Won’t be back.

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was very accommodating. I had to change the reservation and add more people, and it being Valentine’s Day which I know is very busy , the reservationists was great. . The other couple had a delay and the waiter was very understanding. It was the first time there for two of the four and everyone enjoyed themselves v

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a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard to cope with the prices which they over charged. Very decent food but not that complex and with hefty price tag.
Was 2 of the best desserts we have had in a long time
Great cocktail menu

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We were seated at a two-person table adjacent to the bar, therefore we had very little space and it was quite loud. The food was good- we have the lobster cocktail, an arugula salad, the swordfish with oregano fries and a side of broccoli rabe- but unless I really need to stay in the area again, I am not sure I would go back, as it was pricier than it needed to be and the ambiance was not particularly pleasant.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Over rated

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual! Outstanding Greek food and fab ambience!!

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JA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Superb as always. Avra has been one of my favorite restaurants for Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner or just drinks. Beautiful and vibrant restaurant. Food is excellent and different. Highly recommend to anyone and throroughly enjoyed my birthday there.

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

Very good outstanding food and service nice atmosphere we was really happy

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect spot for a family birthday gathering. We had a new baby with us with a stroller and was easy to place her next to our table as the restaurant is beautifully spacious. The food was divine. The decor is stunning. The lighting and ambiance and acoustics are perfect. And our waitress was incredible - Attentive and knowledgeable and used a Greek accent with the Greek dishes which we loved! We had the whole fish to share between 7 of us and it was a memorable dish. Could not have chosen a better place to celebrate a family birthday. Oh and the delicious dessert platter was complimentary ! Always a nice touch:)
Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

When I made the reservation I specifically asked to be seated upstairs. When they called to confirm the reservation, I again said I requested upstairs seating and was told sure no problem. When we got there, they took us downstairs and I said I requested upstairs they said we can’t do anything. That’s disappointing because I don’t like sitting downstairs and I would choose a different restaurant if they told me at time of reservation that they couldn’t accommodate.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Avra/Madison several times and have enjoyed each evening we were there.

The service is exceptional and the food "DELICIOUS"

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ML
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice food. Nice location. Food was nice but nothing really popped out. We had 3 appetizers- crab cake, grilled octopus and grilled shrimp. For entree, we had the lamb and Halibut. By far the best thing we ate that night was the crab cake and grilled octopus, which we would definitely recommend. For entrees, I would recommend the Lamb over the Halibut. I wish the restaurant had more Greek alcohol selection. Ethnic restaurants usually import some alcohol from the country. Avra only had 1 type of drink beer. Definitely wished they had more than 1 type of Greek beer. Also, I wished they had Ouzo. Most casual greek places serve it and even make Ouzo cocktails. Price wise- the food is a tad overpriced.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Greek food and hot spot!

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JL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Great fun ambiance and lively bar. Beautiful people beautifully dressed! Excellent food, super fresh seafood, great wine list and great service.

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CC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a girlfriend’s 50th birthday lunch. Delicious, healthy and pretty — and easy for us to talk. I love it.

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a
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avra never disappoints. Classy, elegant and friendly service. Food always amazing.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

I ordered lamb and it was all fat !

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RF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service , friendly atmosphere and wonderful food. The prix fixe lunch is so reasonable for an upscale restaurant in midtown. I highly recommend Avra for a delightful lunch, for any (or even just for a treat) occasion.

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DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

The worse waiter I have ever experienced in any restaurant !! She should not be working with the public. Arrogant rude condescending . I will not return and will let the owner Mark Packer know.

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M
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday celebration !

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P
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A corporate expense account restaurant. Flawlessly done, with excellent ambiance and lovely staff. But at heart, a restaurant seemingly focused on corporate diners (with less care and focus on the food).

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Amazing 3 course lunch for $29.50. Such value and very large portions. Excellent service

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s
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and selection of fresh seafood. Chocolate cheesecake desert was off the chart!

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Y
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was about what you would expect in a diner- seafood hash overwhelmed with mushy potatoes(only ketchup rescued it, pita dried out and crumbled when dipped in humus, but over priced .

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Great attention to detail!

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PK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Was seated at one of the worst tables on the lower level next to a service area. The service was adequate
but considering the cost of the meal, I had to pour my own wine, so a bit below average. Considering that there are many other Greek seafood spots in NYC I would be hesitant to eat here again.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for a date night with my husband. We loved the atmosphere, food and entire experience. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Hostess staff was rude, condescending and uninformed.
After waiting 45 minutes for a table and being told different stories and mocked by hostess staff, manager finally seated us and our service and server was excellent but does not negate the fact that we had to wait 45 mins for a reservation and were mocked by hostess staff

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C
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was, by far, thee best restaurant we have ever eaten at in our lifetime. My husband (who is a very picky eater) loved everything that we ordered. He truly went outside the box and ate bronzino. It was a wonderful experience. The ambiance, environment and especially, the service, was impeccable. Scott Larsen, who was our server, was the best server I have ever encountered. I am a server so I am an very critical when dining out. I truly believe he should be Employee of the Year. He was knowledgeable, helpful and extremely patient (besides being a very sweet young man). He acknowledged our anniversary in a classy, professional manner which we appreciated. We truly enjoyed every minute that we spent at your restaurant and want to thank you for a terrific, memorable evening.

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JR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delish!! The reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 was because the fish wasn't filleted well and it was difficult enjoying the deliciously cooked branzino with all the bones.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was attentive but not on top of you. What I really liked was that we were the last ones to leave, even the staff was leaving, but no one kicked us out, they just patiently waited until we left in our own.

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EU
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining experience

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s
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Price Fixe lunch is one of the best deals in NYC.large portions and the food is excellent..excellent service, lovely ambience

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L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pre-Fix lunch menu was fabulous!

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TW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Gorgeous setting. It’s a huge restaurant especially for New York. Fresh fish cooked to perfection. The best olives you will ever have outside of Greece. Attentive and kind service from our waiter Alex. Great place overall.

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FW
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in NYC!
From the moment you enter the building you are overwhelmed with outstanding service in a beautiful setting. The bar is spacious enough while you wait for your table and the food & service is amazing. Whats even better is the building has a lot of energy so you can enjoy your meal in loud but not noisy surroundings.
AVRA is an exceptional dining experience!

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