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141 East 48th Street, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)
(212) 759-8550
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Ranked #328 of 11,595 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: 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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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Fish fish and more fish! great service. fresh fish displayed. atmosphere and it was packed. It is one of my New York friend's favorite restaurants and we let him choose and very glad he did.

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New York, NY
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

I visited this place yesterday with a few friends for the first time and was very pleased to be able to add this restaurant to the list of my favorites in New York. The fish was grilled to perfection, the tomato salad was so good as was the grilled octopus. Good wine selection, good service. Will most definitely return.

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The ambiance was excellent and authentic. The service absolutely first class. I had the sole which was delicious along with a variety of perfectly cooked vegetable plates for the table. A great experience I intend to repeat.

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Aventura, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Amazing dishes, tasted the grilled tuna!! The place is a nice environment, well located and easy access. If nearby think about a nice dinner with your couple or solo.....

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Barcelona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
46 helpful votes 46 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
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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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