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141 East 48th Street, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)
(212) 759-8550
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Ranked #329 of 11,667 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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Brielle, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Our group of six totally enjoyed our meal at Avra last week. We shared several delicious "mezes" to start, then 4 of us had fish dishes prepared in the classic Greek style, grilled with oil and oregano. The other two in our party had the baby lamb chops, which they loved. Everyone had sides of lemon potatoes and greens ("horta").... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I always like to try new restaurants when I come to NYC so a couple friends invited me to try this place. They have rental bike parking outside as well as street parking. We entered into a packed and noisy restaurant but were seated right away since we had a reservation. Dress is casual. It is a trendy place There... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Seafood in a Mediterranean setting says it all. The noise level is high, but the food is worth it. The fish I had was simply prepared and its natural flavors came out. By the time we had finished dinner, the restaurant was crowded to overflowing, so I would suggest getting an early reservation rather then making one later and then... More

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Mill Valley, California, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This restaurant although highly acclaimed provided the worst customer service I have ever experienced when confronted with an employee's behavior that was so unpleasant I cannot disclose the details here. All I feel free to say, because the behavior and situation was an extreme health hazard, is that the unsanitary conditions this employee created are beyond civilized behavior. Stay away... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

This Greek style restaurant can be recommended for its great selection of fresh fish, friendly and efficient service as well as reasonable pricing. Reservation is recommended as its extremely popular during peak hours.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We arrived with no reservation after play about 6 pm. Luckily they had a table for 3. They were already very busy! We shared several tapas and all very good! Greek salad, crab, octopus, red snapper....all very tasty! Also bread excellent and a nice wine selection!

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Mississauga, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Service great, food fabulous, menu amazing , great vibe , we both loved it . Would highly recommend this venue.

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east greemwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was staying in Lexington Hotel in October for business. So I found Avra by accident (across the street from the hotel). So I walked over and sat at the bar, since the place was packed. I have never seen so much fresh fish laying on a bed of ice in one restaurant. it was like showing of all kinds... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The trip to our table included passing through what looked like a small Greek market/kitchen, with a lobster stirring on the counter, next to fresh whole fish and more in their open kitchen. The ambiance was wonderful, cozy and felt intimate but not crowded. Our Greek waiter was one of the highlights of the evening (and I wish I could... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

When I get back to New York, I will eat there, delicious food, the place was packed, and excellent service,

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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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