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“A wonderful dining experience ”
Review of Nerai

Nerai
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Ranked #98 of 15,840 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $70
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Madison and Park
Description: 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.
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
1  Thank VoyageursUSA
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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 of us dining so we had a variety of entrees - couple of us had the PAPIA MOUSSAKA duck which was really good, and then others had the KAKAVIA bass and SOLOMO salmon, along with a couple of starters. Everything was delicious. I started the night with a 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle for only $100! and then finished with KATAIFI EKMEK for dessert. We were there the day after Christmas and had a very enjoyable evening at Nerai.

Date of visit: December 2018
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4  Thank Larry C
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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 menu, as well as his thoughtful conversation. We look forward to returning on our next trip to NYC,

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Lene J
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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). We arrived 40 minutes early for our 9:00 pm reservation, and yet we were seated immediately in the warm and inviting downstairs dining room.
We relied on our server's excellent descriptions and explanations of the main courses, and each chose a separate entrée. The squid ink linguini with Maine lobster tail in a metaxa bisque was incredibly delicious. Our party also enjoyed the Hokkaido scallops with pork belly, slow braised short ribs, and the mushroom risotto. Our server (a Romanian, not Greek!) had incredible knowledge and expertise, and contributed greatly to our satisfaction and enjoyment of the evening. We had the paper thin fried zucchini chips as a starter for the table, and they were delicious as well. A truly memorable experience and highlight of our 5 days in New York.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank SDMarkR
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

Our experience at this modern and inviting restaurant was just perfect for our last night in NYC. The service was excellent and exceeded our expectations. The entrees and the desserts were delicious. The wine recommended by our server was over the top. We can't say enough about Nerai.

Date of visit: December 2018
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2  Thank Robert C
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