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Nerai

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

STARTERS
$20.0
Traditional Spreads
served with grilled pita: tzatziki, hummus and spicy feta
$15.0
Spinach Pies
served with ouzo yogurt
$14.0
Zucchini Fritters
served with sumac yogurt
$16.0
Cretan Meatballs
tomato ragu over herbed rice with crumbled manouri cheese
$18.0
Shrimp Cocktail
3 jumbo tiger shrimp served with house-made cocktail sauce
$20.0
Daurade Crudo
hyme and lemon & red pepper and lime
$20.0
Tuna Tartare
with potato kataifi served with tarama espuma and fish roe
$26.0
Octopus
santorini fava with caramelized onions
SALADS
add chicken +$6, shrimp +$8
$19.0
Greek
tomato salad with feta, cucumber, onions, olives and tomato butter
$17.0
Fig & Fennel
fresh figs over a shaved fennel salad with toasted hazelnuts & ouzo ladolemono
$15.0
Grape Arugula
caramelized hazelnuts, goat cheese & grapefruit balsamic dressing
LUNCH SPECIALTIES
$26.0
Organic Chicken Skewer
grilled pita, tzatziki, lemon potatoes & cherry tomato salad
$29.0
Steak Skewer
grilled pita, melitzanosalata, lemon potatoes & red pepper salad
$27.0
Grilled Shrimp Skewer
grilled pita, oregano aioli, lemon potatoes & mixed green salad
$24.0
Salmon Burger
with avocado, pickled red onions on squid ink brioche with fries
$22.0
Revithokeftedes
chickpea fritters over hummus and harissa, with diced tomato salad
MAINS
$38.0
Lavraki
grilled loup de mer deboned, fileted and served with wilted greens
$36.0
Faroe Island Salmon
served over spinach rice with crispy leaks
$34.0
Icelandic Cod
served over root vegetable medley, greek yogurt and pomegranate glaze
$29.0
Mushroom Risotto
with porcini, cremini, beech and shitake mushrooms
$36.0
Seafood Orzotto
saffron orzotto featuring octopus, shrimp, mussels and calamari
$39.0
Lobster Pasta
poached maine lobster with squid ink linguine in metaxa bisque
$64.0
Dover Sole
pan seared dover sole served with beurre blanc sauce and capers
DESSERTS
$10.0
Greek Yogurt
with thyme honey and candied pecans
$12.0
Seasonal Fruit Plate
$14.0
Karidopita
walnut cake with milk and honey glaze
$14.0
Saragli
hand-rolled baklkava with tahini mousse
PRIX FIXE
$39
STARTERS
Spinach Pies
Meatballs
Greek Salad
Octopus
+$8
MAIN COURSE
Chicken Skewer
Seafood Orzotto
Icelandic Cod
Lavrak
+$10
Sponsored by: Nerai

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Seconds Anyone?
1. Seconds Anyone?
"was so good we returned for dinner a second time the following evening"
LadyMoEdinburgh
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2. Duck Moussaka
2. Duck Moussaka
"The duck moussaka is unbelieavably awesome! "
DuncanMTBay
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3. Simply Superb!
3. Simply Superb!
"This restaurant is one of the finest in New York"
Mermac
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About
NERAI offers a contemporary twist on sophisticated Greek dining in the heart of the city. We feature a vivacious bar, energetic dining rooms and a beguiling private event space. Flavorful seafood focused dishes and extraordinary drinks are stripped down to their simple essence, and then presented beautifully. Our polished service team pays attention to each individual guest, striving to make their experience outstanding. With two floors of dining, we also offer incredible rooms for your private events. Our attention to detail will provide you with impressed guests.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed today

We enjoyed our meal but felt very rushed. We sat down and 45 minutes later we were leaving. The restaurant is very noisy and expensive . With the hurried server I felt like we were eating in a fast food restaurant.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Calif0rniaTravelers
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I met friends here for dinner and drinks. We had reservations for the evening and stopped by the bar for pre-dinner drinks. Let me start by saying the restaurant is absolutely beautiful! The decor and ambiance is spot on!! The drink menu...More

Date of visit: June 2018
3  Thank ShannonClarkeHR
Reviewed today

The interior space at Nerai is very attractive, and there are a variety of seating choices. Service is efficient. The menu is creative, and the food is quite good: wonderful salads, nice fish (we had dourade). A nice respite from a busy city.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank putnik123
Reviewed today

I was here for a business lunch. We sat upstairs, where it seems to be a little less noisy. The food was good, greek salad and falafel reliable starters. I had a mushroom risotto and my colleagues steak, both were very good. Service a bit...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ilya O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent environment, with great service and wonderful food! Everything is perfect. Also they have a fantastic wine menu.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LeoMenezes1977
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Nerai was directly across from our hotel and the previous reviews suggested it was worth visiting. I am very pleased to report that our experience was fabulous. The food was excellent, we tried the Yellow fin tuna with shallot vinegar and kataifi. The balance of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank sgstark
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

We had an exceptional dining experience at Nerai. Beautiful creative menu, outstanding and extensive wine list, delicious food, gracious service by an exceptional staff, and wonderful ambience. This was really a special treat. We look forward to returning!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank VoyageursUSA
Reviewed December 29, 2018

This was the 2nd time we have dined at Nerai. Our 1st visit was incredible, and this visit was just as awesome. The service is excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable, but not intrusive - kind of just there when you need something. There were 6...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Larry C
Reviewed December 18, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a multicourse meal at Nerai. The entire experience was relaxing and delightful from start to finish. The decor is lovely. The dishes are delicious and creative. Our sommelier, Michael Coll, truly stood out for his knowledge of wine and the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Lene J
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We enjoyed a fantastic experience at Nerai on our last night in NYC. The reservation staff could not have been more accommodating, I changed my reservation time twice due to changes in our show schedule (we attended the taping of Trevor Noah's show across town)....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank SDMarkR
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Midtown
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nyjazzfan
March 18, 2018|
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Response from janvipd | Reviewed this property |
they have a downstairs and upstairs and a location upstairs that is off to the front that would provide space for that size group with greater privacy. however, when we dined there noise was not an issue!
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susanh243
January 20, 2018|
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Response from Nutmeg2003 | Reviewed this property |
Too far to walk unless you have lots of time. Traffic will determine how long a taxi/Uber ride will take. There may be equally good choices closer to you.
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Bean L
May 28, 2017|
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Response from Ellenem1234 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure exactly what you mean by "pet friendly". We do not allow dogs inside restaurants in New York State if that is what you are asking.
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