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Avra Estiatorio
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Ranked #511 of 14,593 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
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.
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Got there on a busy Saturday night for our 8pm resvs and had zero wait time, although every table I could see ('cept ours) was filled. Service, Food, Atmosphere all teriffic! Re the crowd, the tables are not that close together as someone said. It's NY!, the place was happening but not overbearingly loud.Fish was excellent!

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Thank Pymander
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

A friend of mine and had dinner there a couple of nights ago. Service was great -although if you get there between 7-8pm, even on a Wednesday night, it can be a bit frustrating: it's REALLY busy! Food was average: the spanakopita fyllo was not crispy at all and the octopus could be more juicy and crispy. The saganaki did not taste right at all. On the positive side, portions -even for apetizers- were on the larger scale and tomatoes in our greek salad were juicy and extremely tasty, almost as good as if you had them in a greek tavern right next to the beach. Overall an average experience.

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Reviewed March 13, 2014

Specialty is Mediterranean seafood with great midtown location. Very happening crowd ..little loud and vibrant ambiance , mix of buisiness and regulars. The specialty is seafood and you can't go wrong with anything . Highly recommend the cheese stuffed calamari for appetizer and any of the grilled fish ( Char , Sea bass , Halibut ) is a treat. The special that night New Zealand Mussels in wine sauce was the best I ever tasted. Varied wine selection for most taste . The service was superb , fast and timely with everything . We have already recommended the place to our friends since returning and will absolutely be back on our next visit.

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Thank Machet
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

The tables at Avra are close...especially for two. The quality of the food is excellent.The Baclava desert is a highlight. However we and others were also forced to endure disgraceful behaviour from two customers (and particularly one of them) seated next to us. On leaving we complained our waiter apologized and added..."they are the same every week". If so why let them return and ruin the night of others?

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

The ambience is superb...low lit mediterranian cuisine. Always a great crowd and the food is superb. This place works for an intimate dinner as well as for a group feast. Some celebrities will be spotted but the location is more the mid-town business crowd. A bit pricy but the freshness of the fish and the quality of the meals are well worth it.

Thank StanleyT22761
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