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“Amazing Dining Experience!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Avra Estiatorio

Avra Estiatorio
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Ranked #227 of 13,479 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$60
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between 3rd Ave. and Lexington
Transit: All trains to Grand Central Station. 4,5,6 to 51st Street.
Description: 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.
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing Dining Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

My husband and I enjoyed an amazing dinner at Avra last week. Everything was top notch -- the food, the service, and the atmosphere. We both had a hard time deciding among the many seafood options. Our waiter was most helpful and guided us to the perfect choices, sea bass and shrimp. The restaurant was full but the liveliness provided a fun atmosphere and the staff never missed a beat. I highly recommend this restaurant. We plan to return on another visit.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Mommytx
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English first
Brasilia, DF
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224 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Worth a lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Very good greek restaurant on 48 St. Beautiful place, lively at lunch time. The lunch menu is good and the price is reasonable. I recommend.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Patricia B
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Miami, Florida
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829 reviews
643 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“amazing octopus , great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

we stayed at the lexington hotel across the street, and they recommended this restaurant. It was a great recommendation, we will come back. Appetizers were amazing. I highly recommend the tuna tartar , the octopus and the stuffed calamari. The Branzino, is also very good.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Albertomiami
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MARKHAM
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639 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 549 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood and oysters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Excellent seafood with a Greek twist. Try the seabass appetizer. Service was uneven (bus staff more suited to a deli). Outdoor seating very pleasant. Conversation was possible.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
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Chicago, Illinois
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“What a find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Past 10 p.m. check in at the Lexington Hotel across the street. Where to eat? A glimpse at the Avra and we had our answer; it was packed even at this hour with inviting outdoor seating. While all NY restaurants are filled with out-of-town guests, this place had the sense that the locals eat here. Service was top notch, but more than that, the demeanor and super-sharp attire of hosts and servers tells you they take this business seriously. From appetizers to entrees, we were served graciously and at lightning speed. I don't remember the app, but the shrimp entrée with eggplant was different and delicious. This was not what I would call "typical" Greek fare (no gyros!). Lots of seafood on the menu, which was awesome. Very reasonably priced. Love it when an impromptu NY find turns out to be a great one!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ChicagoTexas
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