Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
Love the original in midtown. The ambiance here is more 'uptown', and while definitely a bit more spacious, it's still more than a bit noisy. My pal described prices as 'breathtaking'. And I must admit, I still cannot bring myself to spend $25 for a 'side salad'. Anywhere. Even though theirs look big enough to share. BUT, that said, the food is the standout here. Both my honey & I have special requests, and even though it was a busy Easter Sunday, the kitchen got everything exactly right. Absolutely the most delicious piece of Halibut ever!
The experience was quite different than Avra in the 40s. The staff were quite pretentious. Definitely not the dining experience I imagined for an Easter Brunch. Would not recommend to anyone who is expecting great and efficient service.
I eat there all the time because I live only 3 blocks away. However, this was my first time for brunch and i found everything too buttery - especially the eggs benedict.
Lovely experience...wonderful food and waitstaff.
We absolutely love this place. Freshest seafood well worth the price
I was very pleased by my business lunch here last week. The fixe price lunch had many selections — all of which were quite good. The price was very reasonable. I had a Greek salad starter and a salmon main course. Very tasty, and the other guests at my table were equally pleased.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan for both business and pleasure. The lunch prices fix is the best in Manhattan.
Very tasty food, nice ambience. Service was a bit sparse
Consistently excellent! No regrets.
Overpriced. Slow service
A wonderful experience as alway. Fabulous food and service!
You can call me and I’ll tell you— 793.581.9666
The food is delicious, very well decorated. Really crowded to us 30 min after reservations time to be seated
Even with a reservation, the table was late. We were given one table in the middle of the crowd waiting for their table. I was nudged the whole dinner. Uncomfortable. Noisy. Good food, but I’ll rethink if I ever return there
If you have a guest(s) you want to impressed, you'll be wowed by the atmosphere and decor. Excellent food, especially the seafood, though not a truly Greek dining experience. The downstairs is a bit cozier, with the upstairs a bit boisterous, but fun and great energy.
Sergio was amazing!
Our fish meals were wonderful, the cocktails were ok.
The noice level was not energetic it was conversation inhibiting, this was at 5:30 PM on a Thursday.
Very nice restaurant with great ambience and people watching. The service was attentive, but at times lacking. Shrimp dish was not good, but was replaced without an issue.
NY hype, but in a good way.
Excellent food and ambiance. The branzino for two was delicious.
Comimos un pulpo que había sido cortado en rebanadas varias horas antes (o días) y recalentado varias veces con un acompañamiento de cebolla malo e incompatible. El segundo fue una preparación de pescado que olía espantosamente y debimos cambiar de plato por otro de carnes desabridas y duras. Además, unos camarones que tienen el privilegio de ser los peores que comí no solo en USA (es muy difícil comer malos camarones en USA) sino en el mundo. Un horror. Lo que se veía en otras mesas no aparentaba bien. Pese a ello, el lugar es muy concurrido lo que prueba que los miles de millones de moscas son un ejemplo también muy popular y numeroso y comen algo similar a lo que se come en Avra. Manténgase lejos de este lugar. Es tóxico (en serio, pueden envenenarlo; de hecho mi descompostura duró dos días).
My first visit was to attend a private dinner. I knew instantly (and many of the other attendees) that I would be back. I chose AVRA to celebrate my 50th Birthday dinner and it was just as amazing!
I love the atmosphere and the service is outstanding. The appetizers: grilled shrimp, calamari and sea bass skewers are sooo yummy! I had the grilled Bronzino, sautéed spinach and you have to have the truffle fries, even if you're just going to eat a few. I can't wait to go back and try something else, but I am a creature of habit and will probably order the same thing again lol! Avra is definitely one of my new fave restaurants.
It was very nice: special and light night
The food was great: The greek salad and The fish
The Wine that we choose was from Greece and it was a great surprise
The personal are very nice
The service was horrendous. It took us forever to get our food, the waitress was incredibly rude to us, they messed up charging us.
Not a great value, overpriced and over noisy. The service was good.
We always enjoy going to Avra. The food is wonderful.
Everything was top notch! Must go back
Avra is quickly becoming my favorite restaurant. Consistently excellent, fresh, simply prepared fish in a beautiful environment.
Very noisy and waiter not helpful. Expensive for what we got. Fish filleted but full of bones
Still the best Mediterranean cuisine in the region.
Love Avra! They sre fabulous for celebrations! Gave us the best table for my father's 75th birthday and arranged for a candle with dessert. Love this place always!
The manager (Mara I believe) is gorgeous dress was extremely accommodating so is our server. We enjoyed this lunch a lot.
Expensive soft shell crabs were not prepared correctly.
Great food and service. Seats were by the bar, not great.
We loved our evening there. Excellent seafood with very good service.. The appetizers were quite pricey though the portions were large. They were more like entrees. Everything we ordered was delicious.
Great food! Great Service.
One of our favorite restaurants!
The meal was good but definetely overpriced. The front door ladies were extremely unfriendly. They saw that we had strollers and had hard time opening the door. They ignored and didn‘t help us at all. After we asked whether they have high chairs, they were very irritated.
Fun lively restaurant bar and restaurant. Staff is excellent ! I always enjoy this crazy scene.
All of the above
We ate downstairs and initially upon descending the stairs I was disappointed, UPM being seated , I realized it was a more intimate quiet setting then the upstairs dining room. We were exceptionally pleased !
Great place for lunch, wonderful food without the guilt.