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“I wish I got the fish”
Review of Avra Estiatorio

Avra Estiatorio
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Ranked #236 of 13,765 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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.
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
610 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“I wish I got the fish”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Avra is a very nice restaurant. We were greeted warmly. The restaurant is separated into four rooms. The back of the room has a beautiful display of fresh fish and shell fish.
We started our meal with the Greek salad and the large shrimp for all six of us. The shrimp were delicious.
Everyone ordered the fresh fish except for me and one other guy. We ordered the lamb. We ordered the lamb medium rare. It came out medium+. I won't send back food when I am with a customer, but I would not order the lamb again. Avra is a seafood restaurant.
The service was very good.
I will give it a try again.

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Philly
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
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!

  • Visited March 2014
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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Could be better...”
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.

  • Visited March 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Seafood heaven”
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.

  • Visited March 2014
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Unfortunate Experience creates Food for Thought”
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?

  • Visited March 2014
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