Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60th

4.7
1437 reviews
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Mediterranean
In Greek mythology Avra is the Goddess of the breezes and thus Avra Madison aptly named. Our cuisine, gracious service and Greek Estiatorio inspired decor will invoke warm Mediterranean nights cooled by Avra's gentle sea breezes. Sit back, relax and allow us to transport you to the tranquility of the Mediterranean while you feast on charcoal grilled freshly caught whole fish, sip a glass of white wine from Mykonos and enjoy the company of friends and family.
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F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, large portions and fair price!

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SS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!!!

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w
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was good, ambience great, service ok but overall for the price, you can do better elsewhere. I’ve been to the one on 48th and it was a better experience. However for the $, I likely won’t be returning.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing definitely going back.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was the best part of this meal, it was fresh, flavourful & enjoyable.

The service was alarmingly unacceptable. We got to the restaurant 5 mins before our reservation to avoid any issues or inconveniences to the restaurant. Our table was not ready for our 9pm reservation, which can happen of course, we waited uncomfortably in the the very busy and chaotic lobby, where we would have happily ordered a drink in the meantime to make the wait bearable but didn’t see the point since the hostess kept reassuring me “two minutes, two minutes.’ However it wasn’t unfortunately ready for 25 minutes until we were finally seated at 9:25pm with very little apologies on the matter. When our table was finally ready, we were relieved to sit down and hoping for an improvement on our experience, however were left even more dissatisfied. Our server was incredibly unobservant and would often forget when we asked for another cocktail or even water. He even forget the standard pita was was supposed to be served to the table when guests sit down, he finally brought it a the end of our meal. Overall we were incredibly disappointed with the experience at Avra, and despite the food being outstanding the service will absolutely be preventing us from going again.

The food is good but the experience and service makes it really not worth the price.

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GG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

While the food was excellent along with the service, it is just too expensive.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was good. Service spotty. Room looked very pretty but was very noisy and crowded. Table was next to the bar which was packed making the table very noisy and cramped. Visit was for a birthday but the server(s) never acknowledged the special occaision. Wine was tremendously overpriced.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. It is beautiful, with wonderful food and great service. It is not inexpensive.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. It’s beautiful, had great food and the service is excellent

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MI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AAAA++ great service food 👌👌👌 we love it downstairs balcony view over looking everyone else 👌👌👌 thank you

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UT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun energy

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GB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful valentines dinner. Great food and ambiance.

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LL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were seated in the bar, which wasn’t great. Appetizers came out, and before we were finished with them, our main course arrived. Food was meh. Over priced by about $50 for dinner for two. Won’t be back.

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L
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the unthinkable on Valentines Day... We were late for our reservation due to traffic. The result: Gracious unrushed service, fantastic food, and a great evening. We appreciated the full menu availability on a holiday, and the fact that the professional team handled the onslaught of customers like it was another Saturday night. True pros! We have dined here before and will be back again and again. NYCs best grilled octopus and fresh fish. Thank you for a great evening!

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L
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the food. A bit pricey and overall ambiance is just ok for me.

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was very accommodating. I had to change the reservation and add more people, and it being Valentine’s Day which I know is very busy , the reservationists was great. . The other couple had a delay and the waiter was very understanding. It was the first time there for two of the four and everyone enjoyed themselves v

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a birthday and I wrote it on the notes previously so the restaurant would be informed. The staff was aware and they did nothing about it. A birthday dinner is more than food and when a restaurant that charges you what Avra charges and cares 0 about the guest I see no future of the place.

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a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard to cope with the prices which they over charged. Very decent food but not that complex and with hefty price tag.
Was 2 of the best desserts we have had in a long time
Great cocktail menu

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We were seated at a two-person table adjacent to the bar, therefore we had very little space and it was quite loud. The food was good- we have the lobster cocktail, an arugula salad, the swordfish with oregano fries and a side of broccoli rabe- but unless I really need to stay in the area again, I am not sure I would go back, as it was pricier than it needed to be and the ambiance was not particularly pleasant.

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S
New York Area
167 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As ever, Avra delivers in every way. Can think of no better lunch experience in the city. Only knock is that this is well known and reservations are not easy to come by.

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San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Over rated

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual! Outstanding Greek food and fab ambience!!

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JA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Superb as always. Avra has been one of my favorite restaurants for Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner or just drinks. Beautiful and vibrant restaurant. Food is excellent and different. Highly recommend to anyone and throroughly enjoyed my birthday there.

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ZG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good outstanding food and service nice atmosphere we was really happy

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect spot for a family birthday gathering. We had a new baby with us with a stroller and was easy to place her next to our table as the restaurant is beautifully spacious. The food was divine. The decor is stunning. The lighting and ambiance and acoustics are perfect. And our waitress was incredible - Attentive and knowledgeable and used a Greek accent with the Greek dishes which we loved! We had the whole fish to share between 7 of us and it was a memorable dish. Could not have chosen a better place to celebrate a family birthday. Oh and the delicious dessert platter was complimentary ! Always a nice touch:)
Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

When I made the reservation I specifically asked to be seated upstairs. When they called to confirm the reservation, I again said I requested upstairs seating and was told sure no problem. When we got there, they took us downstairs and I said I requested upstairs they said we can’t do anything. That’s disappointing because I don’t like sitting downstairs and I would choose a different restaurant if they told me at time of reservation that they couldn’t accommodate.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Avra/Madison several times and have enjoyed each evening we were there.

The service is exceptional and the food "DELICIOUS"

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ML
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice food. Nice location. Food was nice but nothing really popped out. We had 3 appetizers- crab cake, grilled octopus and grilled shrimp. For entree, we had the lamb and Halibut. By far the best thing we ate that night was the crab cake and grilled octopus, which we would definitely recommend. For entrees, I would recommend the Lamb over the Halibut. I wish the restaurant had more Greek alcohol selection. Ethnic restaurants usually import some alcohol from the country. Avra only had 1 type of drink beer. Definitely wished they had more than 1 type of Greek beer. Also, I wished they had Ouzo. Most casual greek places serve it and even make Ouzo cocktails. Price wise- the food is a tad overpriced.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Greek food and hot spot!

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JL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Great fun ambiance and lively bar. Beautiful people beautifully dressed! Excellent food, super fresh seafood, great wine list and great service.

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CC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a girlfriend’s 50th birthday lunch. Delicious, healthy and pretty — and easy for us to talk. I love it.

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a
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avra never disappoints. Classy, elegant and friendly service. Food always amazing.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

I ordered lamb and it was all fat !

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RF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service , friendly atmosphere and wonderful food. The prix fixe lunch is so reasonable for an upscale restaurant in midtown. I highly recommend Avra for a delightful lunch, for any (or even just for a treat) occasion.

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DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

The worse waiter I have ever experienced in any restaurant !! She should not be working with the public. Arrogant rude condescending . I will not return and will let the owner Mark Packer know.

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M
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday celebration !

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P
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A corporate expense account restaurant. Flawlessly done, with excellent ambiance and lovely staff. But at heart, a restaurant seemingly focused on corporate diners (with less care and focus on the food).

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Amazing 3 course lunch for $29.50. Such value and very large portions. Excellent service

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s
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and selection of fresh seafood. Chocolate cheesecake desert was off the chart!

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Y
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was about what you would expect in a diner- seafood hash overwhelmed with mushy potatoes(only ketchup rescued it, pita dried out and crumbled when dipped in humus, but over priced .

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