Avra Estiatorio on 48th

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Seafood
Avra Estiatorio on 48th 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.0
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC I have been here many times and I love love love it !!!!

C
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is delicious. The service perfection!

EP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

the food was exceptional! we had to ask other waiters to get our waitress. it was like she forgot us. She was nice once she came but didnt come back to us often enough.

JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was superb from the service to the food.
Can’t wait to go back!

a
Miami
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

FOOD WAS GOOD AND PLENTIFUL. SERVICE ALSO GOOD. WOULD RECOMMEND.

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It was fine. The food was very good. The waiter could have been more attentive. Other than that, no complaints. We had a wonderful lunch!

TC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food is excellent the restaurant is extremely crowded an you cannot have a good conversation. The servers are very well educated in the menu and can recommend suitable items.
You need a reservation to make sure you get a table in a timely manner.
I would recommend but for a romantic dinner it is challenge to hear each other or have a private conversation.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very pleasant and great food

PM
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

I have been to Avra several times and had a positive experience. Unfortunately this business dinner was very disappointing. There were fruit flies all over the table we were given and the manager was not as 'hands on' as he should have been. We eventually moved between courses but the flies, although less, were still there. Secondly, the service brought orders to our table twice that were not ours. Finally the bill we got, when reviewed, was not ours! They gave us some else' bill and it was far larger! Overall an establishment of this type should not have these type of issues. BTW the food was average at best compared to prior experiences. I would not recommend it till they fix what i would consider basic for this caliber of restaurant.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Muy recomendable. Fuimos a almorzar y tienen un buen menu a un precio razonable

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great food
Best restaurant I’ve been to In NYC
I highly recommend if your a seafood lover

FD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome as always.....

MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would have gave an "Outstanding" review for Overall but the noise level was so loud, you couldn't hear the person next to you. The food, service, and ambiance were wonderful.

g
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Perfect for lunch and dinner.

I
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I haven’t been to Avra in a long while. It’s good to see that the food and service are as good as always. However, the prices seem to have gone up substantially. But then again “you get what you pay for”. If you want a quiet table ask for one in the far back where the rest rooms are.

GD
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Took friends there due to previous experiences. Unfortunately, our service was average (asked how things were but already moving on before you could answer), and cold mannerisms. My prawn dish was cold (not Luke warm) cold when delivered to table. Just not a good experience at all. Not sure I would return with so many other better NY options.

SF
Dallas
64 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The halibut and salmon were both delicious and moist. The fig ice cream is heavenly and a perfect match to the molten lava cake.

m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We come to NYC every Labor Day weekend and Avra is one of our favorites places to eat!
It has everything to make a night special.....location, ambiance, happy attentive staff....oh and the food and its presentation make it so easy to count this as our favorite spot!
We will be back!

DK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had lunch with my wife and friends.

The food and dessert was particularly good, and everybody was very pleased.

Will come back again soon !!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Perfect place and perfect foid! I recomend it! Congrats

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food is overpriced- $18 for a small bowl of shredded romaine lettuce with sparse cheese and a few olives.
Fish was good size portion for the $35-40 per entree price point. Both the Halibut and Char were a bit undercooked; wet and mushy on inside- not flaky. Atmosphere is nice, although restaurant is looking a bit worn these days.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

My husband and cousin ordered the Branzini
Market price
Our waiter failed to tell us the price
When we received our bill the branzini was $116.00
Wow were we shocked!
Will not be going back !

j
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great early dinner outside in the court, great ambiance fantastic food& cocktails

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service is top notch. The food is incredible as always. Love the place!!!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal.

KL
Tallahassee
61 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful Greek restaurant. Lots of fresh fish options. Gorgeous Greek salads. Can eat inside or out. Definitely recommend.

t
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Whenever I'm in New York, this is the place I go to. Consistently delicious!

LK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed fabulous meal dining outside at this charming restaurant. The grilled octopus was superb and service was excellent. Catching up with out of town visitors and waiter perfectly timed. Able to enjoy food and our company without being rushed.

TA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food is amazing though the prices are high. Very fresh seafood and an extensive wine list are the highlights.

LG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our go to Greek place. The fish is so fresh and they have the best chips and tzatziki. Love it!

N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always outstanding food and service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best place to go in Midtown NY

NY
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Had a 6pm reservation and the restaurant was still half empty, yet we were seated in the back room. Very quiet space lacking ambiance, the wall A/C was set way too high and it was depressing. The food was good, but overpriced. Overall, this place relies on regulars who enjoy free drinks at the bar by tipping the female bartender, but if they don't know you expect to be treated as though you are inconveniencing them. Not a great experience for a reunion with old girlfriends.

NY
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The key word here is fresh and simple. Not plain, but simply prepared grilled fish and other Mediterranean delights. A perfect lunch spot where you can get more than a plain salad and still eat "right"

F
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service were great. We dined alfresco and Manhattan can be a bit noisy. Not an inexpensive place but pretty good value for Manhattan,
A myriad of fish offerings which my companions thought were excellent. And the restaurant had enough vegan offerings for me in the appetizers and side dish listings.
I would recommend.

B
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to numerous lunches at Avra but this was our first dinner.

Avra really knows how to cook fish to perfection and the fish is always very very fresh, which is not easy in to find in the city. We started with halloumi cheese, perfectly grilled to the right temperature and texture. Then came our wild white snapper from Greece - hard to find even in the Aegean and so fresh - grilled with capers and a touch of herbs, just the way it should be - it was as if we were eating right by the Aegean. A side of wonderfully grilled vegetables was also great. Final came with mixed fruit and baklava with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. There alo is a great wine list, we opted for one of the Sancerres. The bar tender is also great and made excellent mix of vodka with fresh lemon juice.

Our servers Andreas and Iannis were very professional, courteous and attentive.

Avra 48 has great ambiance for outdoor and indoor dining. We took advantage of the weather and sat out. The outdoor decor is so pretty that one forgets this is the middle of Manhattan!

We will be back.

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal—delicious food, accommodating waitstaff, excellent wine suggestion by the sommelier...nothing bad to say at all! Ambiance is fantastic and it’s a wonderful place! Will definitely be dining here again.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious front start to end!

a
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

My co worker and I took 2 people from a very important account. Everything was excellent except our waiter did not come around much and we were waiting for him to come around- we actually had to flag him down 3 times to stop for our needs. Everything else ( host/ ambience/ food/ table ) was amazing !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Good cocktails. An all time favorite.

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