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Avra Estiatorio

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141 E 48th St, New York City, NY 10017-1223 (Between 3rd Ave. and Lexington)
12127598550
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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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
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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

They know their strengths. Waiter recommended two 1 lb fish entrees and he was right. Cooked beautifully and nicely presented. Service is gracious without being overbearing. Price is ok for fresh fish in Manhattan. Like Arnold said "I'll be back"

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Thank Dobbsman
San Francisco, California
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275 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family was in New York for July 4th. I didn't wish to be among crowds that night so we came to dinner here. There is scaffolding on the outside so it is much nicer inside. Inside it is cosy and there is authentic Greek music. The wait staff are Greek and my favorite waiter looks like Kojak. I had... More 

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Thank misanthropicdreamer
New York
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Met up with friends for appetizers on a weeknight. The restaurant was very busy with the after work crowd or tourists staying in hotels nearby. By 9:30 PM, the restaurant was half-empty. Our party ordered and shared the zucchini chips, Greek salad, saganaki, lima beans, grilled octopus, grilled shrimp and Chilean souvlaki (which had 3 very small/bite-size pieces of seabass... More 

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Caserta, Italy
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner at Aura at the end of May, nice atmosphere, excellent food. I appreciated raw fish, oysters, mussels, prawns, as well as oven fish

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Thank brickfox
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very attractive restaurant with great seafood and Greek specialties. Despite being very busy and crowded, service is very friendly and competent. Delicious selection of appetizers and deserts.

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Thank H K F
Connecticut
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here several times and never have been disappointed. Food is fresh and very tasty. Service is great.

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Thank PatHeinrich
Pearland, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not impressed and definitely not the 4.5 stars I read on TripAdvisor. It's basically overpriced, average food with an upscale atmosphere.

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Thank Natalie G
Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had appetizers for dinner with group. The appetizers were very good. The service is bit dry; there is room for them for being a bit more friendlier

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Thank BinnyHallauer
Hilliard, Ohio
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And I wanted to be. The seafood was fresh for sure. The fried zucchini app was very good. The shrimp cocktail was good too, but I'm not a fan of shrimp served in the shell. That's just me. At a colleague's recommendation, I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass. I should have known better. When I say I don't want something... More 

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Thank Jessica B
Barcelona, Spain
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went 3 people to have brunch, but finally seeing all the fresh sea food and fish on the display, we craved that. We had 3 king shrimp (30$ each one which I think is really expensive), a big grilled Branzino to share ( 160$, and I think the maitre took the biggest one of the whole selection) and 3... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 E 48th St, New York City, NY 10017-1223
    (Between 3rd Ave. and Lexington)
  • Public Transportation: All trains to Grand Central Station. 4,5,6 to 51st Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 12127598550
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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