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141 East 48th Street, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)
(212) 759-8550
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Ranked #336 of 11,865 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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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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Geneva
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The lunch menu was not great. My fish came with a huge pile of glutinous okra. All the food seemed okay rather than particularly great. One good thing is that there's a terrace, which isn't common in this part of Manhattan, so a good option in the summer.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I was staying at the Benjamin Hotel and was looking for a restaurant close to the hotel. I was having a business dinner with someone who lives in NY and wanted fresh fish and a restaurant that she had not gone to before. The best review was from my associate who said, I have to come back here. We both... More 

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Vienna, VA
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246 reviews 246 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Avra offers a wide selection of fresh fish and you see them on ice as you enter the spacious but cozy back room. Many are priced per pound and the server will advise you which fish are sized better to share due to their size. They also offer entrees priced for one at around $25 to $35 or do. We... More 

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Massachusetts
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Though perhaps always not so very Greek, the food here is well conceived and prepared. The setting is attractive, high energy, but coziness at many tables is quite possible. Bit on the pricey side, but it's New York, after all. You can always scrimp and save when back home.

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Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I like the ambiance. Cosy. Lots of authenticity (clientele, music, spirit, food). The food that night was ok, but it may not have been the best night to sample their fate since it was a prix fixe menu and they'd had 2 seatings before ours, the final seating. There was a great DJ and dancing in the back area where... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My favorite place to eat. We had five apps between the two of us for dinner. The squid fixed different ways, the octopus, tuna tartare and mixed dips all were super.

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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
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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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73 reviews 73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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