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Avra Estiatorio

141 East 48th Street, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)
(212) 759-8550
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Ranked #366 of 11,588 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
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

When in NY we make it a habit to have dinner here. The food is always very good, the service high quality and the location perfect.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is a very authentic upscale Greek restaurant. You can view the fresh seafood on ice and choose the whole fish. The Greek salad is incredibly fresh. The grilled chicken wS just delicious with the lemon and Greek seasoning. The lamb was outstanding. I wish I could eat here every night! Don't leave New York without having a meal here.

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George Town, Grand Cayman
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My second visit to this restaurant was even better than my first, last year. Both times, the freshness of the food, the classic greek environment & decor, the exquisite seafood creations...they all satisfied my serious cravings for the best Greek food, outside of Greece!! Usually I'd visit a restaurant in Astoria, THE Greek neighbourhood of NYC, but having walked by... More

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Dallas, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have been to Avra 3 times in the past few years. We find the food to be very good. It is a very busy restaurant (like so many in NYC) so the service is fast paced and the waiters are not too patient. We have had fish on our other 2 visits which is quite good, but decided on... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I've been to this restaurant a few times over the years. The food is good (although I'm pretty sure my gluten free meal wasn't gluten free as I had a slight reaction later in the evening), however, the place is usually busy and noisy and this affects the overall experience. The fish selection is fabulous and the menu has great... More

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Carmel, CA
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141 reviews 141 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Yes, very noisy and not too many Greek items on the menu - even though this is said to be a Greek restaurant. Overall - just average.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is our go to place for fish. We have eaten here at least a dozen times and the experience is quite consistent and good. Fresh fish with a Greek touch. Prices are always quite high but so is the quality. Expect to spend at least $75/person and it can easily escalate depending on what you add to a main... More

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London, United Kingdom
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554 reviews 554 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Avra is spacious and beautifully designed with lots of homework and a fantastic display of fresh fish and seafood (including beautiful Maine lobsters). Seafood and fish are the real draw here - with an extensive menu and all the regular Greek dishes also. The popularity of this place at lunchtime today was testament to how good it is - being... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I spent a weekend in the city with my family and we stayed at the Lexington Autograph Hotel. Avra Estiatorio is right across the street, so it seemed the perfect place to meet at the end of a day sightseeing. Although it looks small from the outside, the restaurant is quite large. There is outdoor seating surrounding the full dining... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This a very good option for Mediterranean food in NYC. We were there only by chance and it was a very good surprise. Good options in the menu for lunch, including an executive three course meal a reasonable price. The service was also good.

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