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55 E 54th St, Between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-4206
+1 212-759-5554
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
55 E 54th St, Between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-4206
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Nerai
1. Seconds Anyone?
"was so good we returned for dinner a second time the following evening"
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2. Duck Moussaka
"The duck moussaka is unbelieavably awesome! "
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3. Simply Superb!
"This restaurant is one of the finest in New York"
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Reviewed today via mobile

I took two colleague for lunch. We each had $39 price fixe lunch. Delicious Greek salad, nice fish, fast service, modern design. In 45 minutes we had both courses and coffee. Great location and hospitable staff

Thank michaelsG7111EU
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed November 5, 2017

We were looking for a Greek restaurant reasonably near our hotel. Nerai was one of the nearest; rather more expensive than we were looking for, but on the strength of the menus and the reviews we decided it would be worth while. It definitely was...More

3  Thank seglea
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is amazing. Seating is roomy for NYC so it's great for a date night and pricing is reasonable. Have been several times and the food and service is consistently excellent!

Thank jessieknj
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are still talking about the meal. My husband and I stayed at the hotel across the street and all the reviews I read were excellent. We had dinner with another couple and we all loved it. The restaurant is decorated beautifully and you feel...More

Thank Dlsalatino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining at Nerai is always a pleasant experience, with reliable service, a great vibe, and beyond delicious food. I recently dined there for my birthday and my party and I enjoyed attentive service paired with flavourful Greek food. It's a mix of traditional Greek dishes...More

Thank ErinShelley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Nerai every visit to NYC. Food is excellent and the seafood and Mediterranean menu is one of our favorites. Staying across the street at the Hotel Elysee is ideal and the combination is super

2  Thank Floridagal65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently celebrated my birthday at Nerai. If you want high end Greek food, this is your place to go. Great atmosphere, friendly , attentive service, and great food. Creative spins on classic dishes. The shredded duck Moussaka with the duck breast served over lentils and...More

Thank JoeJr1965
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Very good is not enough. Four course menu 79$/person is a best choice in my opinion. Very professional staff and very very good sommelier. Like it.

Thank KrystianKiel
Reviewed June 12, 2018

A friend invited to Nerai for lunch and it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The front bar room opens to the street when the weather permits and there are two dining rooms, one upstairs. We sat on the main level in a very...More

Thank keitht1958
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate here on a Saturday night prior to seeing a show. We arrived to find a small, but very lovely decorated restaurant with a few tables outside, a nice bar and some seating on both first and second floors. We chose...More

Thank CPols23
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Questions & Answers
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!
susan h
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.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 E 54th St, Between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-4206
    (Madison and Park)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-759-5554
  • E-mail
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.
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