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141 East 48th Street, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)
(212) 759-8550
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Ranked #272 of 11,776 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $60
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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
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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South Pole
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is an amazing Greek restaurant, as is clear from the line-ups throughout the whole evening. The appetizers and the main courses, as well as the exceptional wine list, clearly make this a stand-out. The meal was very costly, however, more than in comparable restaurants. I would avoid things like the fresh catch/special of the day to keep costs down,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Went at across the street from the Lexington hotel for lunch...and had the best Greek salad ever! They started off with complementary Hummus, a bowl of gourmet olives, bread and olive oil...really really good! The atmosphere was cozy, and the wait staff was friendly and very attentive. Overall a big thumbs up!

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Los Altos, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great food and waitstaff. Very busy and clients seemed to be mostly locals. Overbooked at peak time so be prepared to wait even with a reservation ~30 minutes.

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Valley Stream, NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have been here many times for lunch and occasionally for dinner and continue to return. Lunch is an excellent value three courses for 29.95. Tomatoes and Onions great-fish course very good always

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The ambiance was nice, it was a very relaxed feeling. We enjoyed sitting at the bar before eating. The food was excellent, each course was perfect and the service was amazing. I would definitely recommend the fish, the char and salmon were wonderful.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Was in NYC for a meeting staying at the Lexington Hotel (Marriott property) and needed to find a restaurant nearby due to pouring rain. Avra is directly across the street. Walked in a 5:30 with no reservation and were seated promptly. The servers were excellent, efficient and attentive but not obtrusive. The menu is very interesting with a very diverse... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had originally planned to go to dinner to another well known Greek restaurant, when a dear friend suggested a more romantic restaurant. From the exterior façade you immediately knew that this was a special place. We had the octopus appetizer, cooked on a wood burning grill; it was superb. My husband ordered the horiatiki/village salad. Where did they get... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Celebrated my husbands 60th birthday here at the suggestion of friends. Fantastic meal! The fish was very fresh and very delicious. The sides of asparagus, mashed potato and ?? were also amazing but I found the side dishes to be expensive for vegetables... Thankfully we had made reservations 1 month in advance which was good as the restaurant was full... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

During our week in New York we visited this restaurant twice, once unreserved and on the second occasion reserved. On both occasions the service and food were exemplary,the choice of fish dishes extensive and the quality and quantity of food very high. On the first visit we had a vegetarian appetisers, "KOLOKITHI" deep fried aubergine and courgette slices and "PATZARIA... More 

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Farmingdale, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Fish was absolutely delicious and fresh. Walk through the restaurant to take a look at their "fish market". AWESOME!

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Additional Information about Avra Estiatorio

Address: 141 East 48th Street, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: (212) 759-8550
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: Greek, Seafood

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