Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60th

4.7
1365 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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M
New York Area
210 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at Avra almost every week and today we decided to order the 3 course $29 lunch. The Greek salad, grilled salmon and Baklava were each excellent. My husband and I said it was the best piece of salmon we have ever eaten. And we love salmon. We were used to seeing Glena, the manager, coming to every table to say hello and check to make sure everything is perfect. They said she was on vacation. It is a good feeling having a person, besides the waitstaff, taking care of the dining experience.

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EH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliable good food. Nice ambience Fantastic prix fix lunch special. Great for celebrations.

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S
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food is definitely overpriced but if you are on a business account it is a good midtown spot. Beautiful space, not the friendliest service. Food was good but they should be ashamed to serve the fruit dessert offered as part of the fixed price lunch - inedible.

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t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I've been to Avra many times and always have a wonderful experience. We were seated in the downstairs area on this particular occasion and at first I didn't think I would like being away from the lively environment upstairs but it turned out to be very cozy and nice. Had the best Lavraki I've ever eaten but I wouldn't suggest the Langoustines... the size and quality weren't worth the price.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The ambience is really outstanding. If you like fish and seafood, you will find something tasty. The waitress was very well educated by explaining the origin and different taste of each fish displayed on a table.
You need a reservation for sure. The line was rather long at 8pm.

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f
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was impeccable and the food was delicious! A great dining experience!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Walked in 5 minutes early for a 10:15 pm reservation, they didn’t seat me until 10:45pm

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CD
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a repeat customer because the food and service is great. Fun bar scene too for before dinner.

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M
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fabulous time as usual! The food outstanding and the service impeccable! The manager Kristian always make us feel so welcomed and special as he does everyone, an asset to your restaurant.

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

Excellent birthday celebration!!!
Loved everything

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Es caro pero la comida es buena, abundante y el lugar re lindo

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M
New York Area
211 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in the neighborhood have been dining at Avra for a few years. The excellent quality of the food is consistent, the desire of management to make sure every diner is happy with their meal, and the very open comfortable atmosphere is obvious always.

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h
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal at Avra ended up being a very fine experience. But it’s important to note that the main floor is very loud, has a long bar and is very scene-y. We were afraid we wouldn’t be able to talk, but we were seated downstairs, which is a lovely dining room and much less noisy. We were also pleasantly surprised at how good the food is. We had the octopus and the mussels as appetizers, followed by salmon, grilled shrimp and halibut main courses. The style of the cuisine, obviously, is Greek and there is always a chance that the other ingredients will overwhelm the seafood, but not here. The dishes were very well structured and the flavors all enhanced each other. So we are happy to recommend Avra, even though it is pricey, and will go back.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Ambiance is exquisite and food (especially the fish) is delicious, fresh and creatively presented. The service however is average, which is a shame given my first comment. The waiters, runners, bussers are inattentive and not well-managed. Oftentimes (this has happened on more than one occasion), there will be 5 staff standing around on a busy day and not paying attention. The staff acts like individuals in an isolated bubble, instead of working as a team for the same goals. If my waiter isn't there to answer a question or to bus the table, the next staff person you ask doesn't chip in to help. He pushes the request off to our waiter, who may take 10 mins to get back to a table on a busy day. The "every man for himself" mindset shouldn't be tolerated in a high-end environment. This may be more of a management issue than staff. Other than that, this restaurant scores high marks for food and décor.

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AN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late lunch w clients, very nice

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M
New York Area
211 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous brunch. Bloody Mary, Eggs Benedict, tuna tartar, olive cake. Delicious. Loved this restaurant for years. Never disappoints!

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IM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rapport qualité prix intelligent plus service impeccable
Merci pour tout et à la prochaine

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H
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We walked over again from The Pierre for an early dinner at 6:45 and it is a treat not to have to take a cab........But a gaggle of young silly hostesses decided rapidly that an elderly lady with a cane would be better off in the "lovely fountain room" in the cellar, (sans fountain of course....which might be nice in the dead heat of a N Y summer )........As the large staircase could not easily be maneuvered by said lady, we were directed to a smelly freight elevator behind the scenes to the netherworld......which were a big mess.......Upstairs meanwhile, many tables were unoccupied. There was no reason not to seat us upstairs....
Downstairs we had a table for 4 right near the table with fish and crustaceans on ice.
Again I had Chilean seabass which was wonderful but not so the orange accoutrements, about which I had forgotten....My companions 'grazed' and were very satisfied with the food. The waiter was slightly arrogant.
The room itself was large and airy.........and it was actually better than sitting tightly squeezed upstairs with the noisy hoi polloi.

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M
New York Area
211 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at Avra since they opened over 2 years ago and it is definitely one of the best restaurants in NYC. The Greek salad couldn’t be fresher and tastier and the salmon cooked perfectly with delicious vegetables was excellent. It is easy to see why Avra has every seat filled with happy diners.

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E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for a family birthday dinner and were surprised by how fancy the place was, we were prepared for fancy but not that fancy. Either way, it’s recommended to dress up! Our waiter was very friendly and showed us all the fish options to order by the pound which was a unique experience, and the food and service was exquisite. We valeted at a parking garage 10 seconds to the right for around $30. If you’re looking for a special occasion’s dinner this is my choice!

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LB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous space, extensive menu, very good food and portion sizes, attentive staff.

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R
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great price fixe lunch in a gorgeous restaurant 👍🏼

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JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always fantastic, fresh Mediterranean sourced cuisine. Never disappointed with the octopus and all dishes served.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful meal

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DB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic experience at Avra. We had the early sitting for NYE and it didn’t disappoint. The service was amazing given it was busy; the food delicious and the restaurant and facilities were spotless! Definitely a recommendation from us!

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LL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 1

We had book the table for do not have trouble about the location they are sitting us. But unfortunately, they put up us downstairs and was not fun. The sound, also, was louder.
That was my second News year eve have passed at Avra 😔. The first one I have no book and they gave me a nice table. Very nice one. Close to the bar and I got the sofa. Wow very cool place.
The food was delicious like aways!!!

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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

I just visited Avra with my family and we all checked in our coats. Upon finishing dinner and waiting for our coats there was a very bad odor in the entrance area. When we received our coats from the coat check all of our coats had this terrible smell. The odor was something like a sweaty armpit and was UNBEARABLE!!! So disgusting, we could not even put our coats on. Very disappointed with the restaurant.

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JD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is amazing as always! Thank you to our Server Sergio and the management team for taking care of us!

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P
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly just a perfect restaurant!

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IM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accueil chaleureux, j'ai tout adoré

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch special was absolutely amazing. The food was delicious - we had the fist of the day, prepared perfectly. The dessert came with a surprise as I told them it was our anniversary - a fruit platter with Happy Anniversary in chocolate. [My wife does not eat gluten.] The service was perfect. The manager came over to see how we were doing. Even the coat check person was polite and friendly!! We will definitely be back.

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returned because of superb food and service. Recommend highly!!!

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OZ
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing time from start to finish. Service was lovely. Food and cocktails impeccable.

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CU
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Three course prix fixe menus is a great value

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FW
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest places to eat in NYC. Food is Amazing, service from the minute you walk in the door is first class and the atmosphere is always upbeat & energetic.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal! Thanks for a great dining experience! Would highly recommend to anyone visiting NYC!

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SU
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Great service, fun, beautiful people! The Greek salad is a winner.
We loved the crab cakes. The flat breads with herbs and oil is terrific
We cant wait to go again

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