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Avra Estiatorio

141 East 48th Street, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)
(212) 759-8550
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Ranked #372 of 11,648 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $40 - $60
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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Amagansett, New York, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Good greek option with all those interesting seasonings. The fish was very fresh and cooked as ordered. Got a good table on a Sunday night with no reservations. Some plates were a little salty. Will go back for sure.

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Englewood, NJ
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87 reviews 87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

There's no excuse for fish that is filleted by a purported expert in a restaurant that prides itself in serving fish to be served bones and scales with the fish. Turned me off completely. I'd rather go to Milo's, pay just a little more and get better, more professional service.

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Davenport, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Avra is a Greek/Mediterranean restaurant in Midtown. I have dined here twice, the second time a few days ago. It is fairly upscale and the food is good but not great. The service was quite poor, especially for an experience that was not inexpensive. Our waiter was not around very much, even though we had an early dinner before the... More

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N.Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

What a great recommendation from our hotel. A beautiful restaurant, great ambiance, attentive service, and excellent food. The fresh fish is what people come for. Prepared any way you'd like with all the extras. Not too hungry, then a glass of wine and a few delicious appetizers are perfect. Portions are not small there are many selections. The food is... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Enjoyed a nice dinner here with friends on a recent visit to NYC, on a Friday night place not too busy. Food was great, menu mostly a varied selection of whole grilled fresh fish ordered by pound, or off dinner menu. Some seafood, steak, lamb also available. I ordered halibut fillet off the dinner menu, was perfectly cooked in creamy... More

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We regularly go to Avra, and have consistently enjoyed deliciously prepared fresh fish. The food is amazing Greek cuisine, the service is always great, and the decor is warm and inviting. I highly recommend.

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Chicago, Illinois
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139 reviews 139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very nice restaurant. Around the corner from our hotel. We both ordered fish( halibut and sea bass) from the dinner menu( not by the pound). One of the best meals we have ever had! Fish was cooked perfectly and the sides that came with it were perfect for each dish. To us, this is an upscale Greek style restaurant. Great... More

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Chicago
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We always rank our 'top 10 best meals' or 'top 5 best meals' and this one blew it all away for me! Moved right to my top! We were staying like 2 blocks away and got the recommendation from the hotel. So with no reservation, the wait was only 15 minutes and we got a great table straddling inside/outside. I... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had an incredible meal at Avra last week! I loved the atmosphere, and it was packed - obviously very popular. I had made a reservation, and even though my guest was a half hour late, they seated us right away. Once seated, they brought over delicious bread with hummus (great!) and olives. Our meal was incredible - we had... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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248 reviews 248 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

we landed there on a Saturday night without reservations but we got a table!! lovely staff set one up albeit by the door but it was worth tasting the amazing food and having the great service!!!

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