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Avra Estiatorio 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.
USD 40 - USD 60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have eaten at Avra on many occasions and have never been disappointed. The service is always excellent. The waitstaff are friendly and helpful. I started with the octupus and it remined me of sitting at a beach restaurant in Mykonos and eating the same....It was superb. The fish is always fresh and perfectly prepared. It was late October but we sat outside - the outdoor heaters were working perfectly and we are very comfortable. Chocolate molten cake for desert with an extra bonus of two scoops of ice cream - perfect. Prices are reasonable as well. A must if you are dining in NYC.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 14 September 2021 via mobile

The food was good but the service was terrible. They did not offer us indoor seating although we were fully vaccinated. Waiters rarely came to our table to ask us if we needed anything. The waiter was rude and did not accommodate our needs. We...ordered several courses and one plate never came. Food was not worth the price. We will not go back and do not recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

Avra is a gem in Midtown Manhattan. Everything from the ambience, the music, the staff, etc make you feel like you are at a very special place. I only stopped by for dessert since we had eaten somewhere else, but the homemade Greek yogurt I...had was possibly the best yogurt I’ve ever tasted. Topped with fresh cherry preserves, honey and walnuts – it was delectable. The cherry on top was seeing two of my favorite professional athletes dining right by me! I was very starstruck and very content from my delicious dessert. Next time I come, I definitely plan on trying Avra’s famed seafood!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 22 August 2021

We stopped for lunch a week ago Friday. It was a great experience! Avra is located on 48th in midtown, opposite the Lexington Hotel. It has three types of seating: outdoors under umbrellas, outdoors in a tented space and indoor seating. It’s quite elegant. We...were arrived without reservations and were seated promptly. We chose the tented area. The tables are separated by plexiglass barriers. This is a linen tablecloth dining experience. Service was pretty good. The restaurant is Mediterranean, primarily Greek. Upon arrival, a dish of hummus, olives and sliced radishes arrive. Olive oil and great bread too. The menu has a priced fixed three course lunch at $31.50. This isn’t bad fir midtown Manhattan, especially post pandemic. Some dishes have upcharges, which is to be expected. I started with a glass of a Greek white wine. It was fine and ran $12.00. We both ordered the lamb souvlaki, which was served as two sausage shaped ground lamb “burgers” on skewers. This came with pita bread and a great sauce, which I assume is yogurt based. Green salad too. It was great! It ran about $26 per person. The overall wine list looked excellent. The elegance of the tented seating is memorable. Three well dressed women were at the table behind us, complete with a standard poodle on a leash. This is outdoor space, after all! Are there negatives? Water glasses could have been kept filled a bit better. Service could have been a little faster, but this wasn’t a big deal. It was a good experience. We would return.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 16 August 2021

Bad experience , seemed like they had the b team on for Sunday lunch. Apparently no one there knows how to make a Bloody. Mary, I was told the bartender who makes the mix would not be in until Monday. Then when one of the...fish dishes came out , there was a hair on it. That dish was taken away and magically was replaced literally in 1-2 minutes. Makes you wonder ??? When you charge top dollar provide the food and service expected.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 August 2021

Post-Pandemic, poor service is blamed on a lack of labor, high prices on supply chain and food quality downgrades are okay as customers rushing back to outings with a vengeance. We had read reviews of Avra-NYC & assumed it to be close to the unique...experience of Mykonos albeit, years ago. Food was good, service was arrogant as if the Greek Empire was still in power but atmosphere was great as expected perhaps, due to returning cliental. The bill that was also $$$$ unplesantly expected!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 12 July 2021

We dined here last night and had a marvelous experience. Everything was spot-on. The food, the service and the ambiance were as good as it gets. We opted for an outdoor table which was very comfortable positioned just next to the garden area. Our server...was totally professional. The meal - grilled sardines and a grilled Branzino for me and grilled mushrooms and grilled shrimp ( huge ones, I might add) we’re all delicious. I could go back and repeat the meal every night of the week. Can’t wait to go back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 June 2021

After pizza for lunch, we were craving fresh, clean food for dinner in a quiet, sophisticated setting....AVRA was the perfect choice! Our waiter, Dimitri, was great ~ his wine recommendation was spot-on and the bartender did a great job with a spicy, skinny margarita. The...orange-infused radishes and tzatziki were incredibly refreshing and the calamari was the perfect hit of protein. Loved our experience...and we can be pretty picky.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 22 May 2021

The food are great but pricey. My wife and I had dinner with a visiting friend and we had a wonderful time as the place has the Mediterranean ambiance from the alfresco dinner settings they have starting from the side walk until the entrance. Its...jam packed so better make reservations early. Food attendants are courteous and polite and they have so many per customer. You have their attention. I had a CHILEAN SEA BASS PLAKI and and my wife had SPANAKOPITA while our friend had a soft shell crab as special of the day. We had a dessert of cake with vanilla ice cream on the side. I think this is not their best dessert as we find it very sweet and the ice cream is like Breyer's in taste, not recommendable. But over all our experience is great. By the way if you want some private moments eat inside the restaurant, outside the noise is above normal.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 7 October 2020

I had branzino sahimi and rose yesterday...while the food was good the staff has ZERO warmth and attention to detail. BUMMER!

Date of visit: October 2020
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No Shorts, mostly casual. I would not recommend a t-shirt, either
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I recommend Milos
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Avra Estiatorio is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5