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Avra Estiatorio

141 East 48th Street, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)
(212) 759-8550
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Ranked #290 of 11,595 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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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87% Recommend
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Brasilia, DF
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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.

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Miami, Florida
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212 reviews 212 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

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.

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Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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

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San Jose, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I went to a power business dinner here and was surprised at how affordable and good the food is. First, it was quiet enough for 5 of us to chat across the table without shouting -- a luxury in NYC. Service was outstanding. The appetizers were good -- I had the fried cheese but wished for the salads I saw.... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My brother-in-law recommended this place and by coincidence it was right across our hotel. It was packed and our table had 7 people. Food was excellent especially the tuna tartar and seafood. Desserts were also very good. Lobster was delicious, salmon and sea bass great as well as the chicken and shrimp. The waiters were hard to get attention from... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was the most wonderful meal we had during our 3 night stay. TheTuna Tartare on a bed of Avacado was to die for as were the Sea Bass kebabs. This place was packed so we had to wait for about half an hour but it was so worth it. Have already reommended it to friends going out in August,just... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our pre-theater dining at Avra was enjoyed by all. We each selected fish as our entree; grilled halibut, grilled sea bass, and salmon. Grilling is their specialty.Each was cooked to perfection and each came with delicious appropriately chosen side dishes. We also ordered a side of sautéed spinach. Their use of quality olive oil was apparent throughout the dinner. The... More

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

What a surprise as you enter this cozy Greek restaurant that is tucked away off a landscaped courtyard on East 48th street. Once inside this bustling, but civilized restaurant you will pass a large display of reshly caught fish---the freshist fish you will find anywhere in town. We found the food and attentive service at Avra to be outstanding. I... More

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Chicago, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

On a recent visit to New York the concierge recommended Avra when I requested a Mediterranean restaurant. I'm gluten free so this type if food tends to be easier to eat. Everything my friend and I ate and drank was outstanding! High quality and freshness of everything we ate was amazing! Before we even left we said we would be... More

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