Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
Very nice restaurant with beautiful people and great service , it has two floors, very spacious, fresh fish and amazing pasta with lobster !
Have been many times to Avra for dinner and now I can say that also brunch is very good!!!! Still one of our favorite restaurants!!!
Food is very good but service is greatly lacking.
Excellent restaurant. I would avoid Friday nights if you are a New Yorker, the ambiance changes with out of Manhattan people and some of the magic is gone.
As usual, it was a wonderful experience!
Great restaurant. Prices are a little high but that is to be expected for this area. Food and service is unmatched!
I'm sorry to report that this eating experience was not what I have experienced so may times in the past and how many people I have urged to visit this restaurant! It was lunch on Friday - it was crowded (yea)
the server was delightful - the food less so: the always wonderful bread that comes to the table with mezze was STALE - fortunately thew Greek salad was as good as always and so was the Spanikopita..
the fish of the day was white snapper (unknown to me) and the vegetable side was a grey version of Greek vegetable melange of peas, artichoke,potatoes and herbs..sounds good doesn't it? it was ALL overcooked and plated with a white fish - it was less than appetizing! dessert was as good as always - both the chocolate mousse and the nut cake an a birthday candle was included for my friend's birthday..
I really am sooo very sorry to be writing such a negative review because I truly like this restaurant ..I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to put my thoughts in writing ...
Food is great and the three course lunch is a bargain
Beautiful restaurant. Very expensive as expected on 60th street off 5th Ave. Grilled fresh fish was very good, but no better than many other Manhattan Greek restaurants at much more reasonable prices.
Save it for out of towners or a business dinner, which is exactly what we did.
Place is beautiful. Food good not perfect. Pricey
From the minute my wife and I stepped into Avra, we were graciously greeted by the Hostess Staff-led by Talia. We were then sitted at a table in the location we had requested on our Open Table Reservation Form. Our waiter Mike was extremely cordial and helpful with his Wine List and Entree suggestions-Which were GREAT! He also did a great job with a dessert choice-Avra Madison and MIke(and his assistants and his sense of humor) were the BEST! Looking forward to our next visit-
Thanks and Keep up the appreciated experience we shared!
Avra is an excellent restaurant - always consistent and we love it! The food is excellent, the service is always great and the ambiance is fun! Always a bar scene and jut a good spot to dine - evening and lunch!
Felt a little rush.
Everything would have been perfect except for the fact that I had a reservation for 4 and they never told me when I arrived that two of my friends were downstairs waiting. They had me waiting upstairs for a table along with the 4th person.
Delicious food. Great salmon and truffle fries. The salad was ok.
We were seated downstairs. I think they thought we were tourists. Upstairs is a better dining experience.
we had terrible service. the side dishes were served after we finished our main course. they comped us dessert. they knew service was Wful
Way too loud! Surprisingly, only farmed fish at a fish restaurant. No wonder led salmon which is unusual these days. And extremely expensive for nothing to accompany entree. My last time there.
Nice table size; food was quality Greek. No surprises. Good service.
Birthday celebration! Food was excellent as always. Our server was very attentive and offered advice on dishes I inquired about. Still one of my favorite restaurants in NYC.
Excellent experience, friendly service and fabulous food!
Made to wait 30 minutes beyond the reservation time
They offer an amazing $29.50 lunch menu that has lots of choices and is an excellent value for 3 courses. Much pricier for dinner. Food and service are great. Highly recommend.
My server Adrian and the runner Lino were exceptional. Adrian explained the fish and walked us over to fish on ice to recommend several options for the table. The shrimp and fish were prepared to perfection and split up for the table into individual plates. It's easy to find a nice restaurant but service to match is a harder find in NY so I really appreciate them making my mother's birthday special. The decor and ambiance is lovely and the food is fresh. Highly recommend.
Avra Madison never fails to inspire!
From the magnificent decor and opulent space.
(Feel welcomed and inspired)
To the delicious (best served family style) Greek dining experience.
Charcoal grilled Fagri (Mediterranean Snapper) is off the chart!
The service is world class from the managers and servers to the front desk.
All smiling helpful and informative.
Lance and Jasmine were serving us and they were both superb! Engaging friendly and knowledgeable while also knowing when and when not to engage.
In my opinion its the best Greek Restaurant in NYC.
I will return again and again..
Experience was amazing
Great food. Pricey but very worth it. Loud upstairs, quieter downstairs.
All good we where seated promptly service and food terrific. Just a little pricey
I love Avra on Madison. Tonight the kitchen was just simply off its game.
Food was delish...though the special zucchini and eggplant chips arrived cold.
Unbelievably great fish
Amazing restaurant. Beautifully decorated, delicious food, knowledgeable and personable staff and the best general manager ever!!
The lunch prix fixe is a terrific bargain for fresh well made and presented dishes. The service and table placement left something to be desired, but I suppose someone has to have the worst table. Despite this, I will return.
Service was excellent
Upon arrival after being seated, there was an irritating scent in the air, which appeared to be someone’s cologne. When brought to the attention of the maitre’ d, she immediately brought us to another table. The service was excellent and the meal was outstanding. It will definitely be our new go to place.
Excellent service. Great mains. Okay apps and desserts. Nicely curated and not compact-ish wine list. Not cheap, but not horrendously expensive either. If stairs are an issue for you, there's a decent sized restroom upstairs too. We'll be back.
This is fun and lovely restaurant. Very classy yet upscale casual. The ambiance is amazing. The quality of food is outstanding. The customer service was on point.
I recently experienced Avra Madison and I’ll sum it up in on word - Epic.
It first started with cheerful greeting from Maddie (Madeline) at the hostess stand. She then introduced Mekala who was equally happy and helpful.
I had flown into NYC two hours before coming to the restaurant for my brunch meeting. Ok, yes, it was a date but brunch meeting sounds more official.
Needless to say, Maddie and Mekala went above and beyond to make me feel welcomed. Who said New Yorkers were mean... Not true! #BestSmilesever
Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, Abigail was the best server I have ever had in my life. She was kind but not pushy. Helpful without being overbearing. It was perfect and yes the food was amazing.
As a former sales leader of the Disney Institute, I appreciate Platinum Service. The heck with going the extra mile. Maddie, Mekala, and Abigail went the “extra inch.” They gave intellectual service with a smile.
Simon T. Bailey, author of Be the Spark - Five Platinum Service Principles to Keep Customers for Life
It started when we entered the restaurant-first they wanted to seat us in the basement, then the lounge and finally said we could wait for a table in the main dining room . We did have a reservation. Waitress was the positive key to the dinner. Appetizers were good but minimal fish in the ceviche. The bronzino was cold, dry and minimal. Vegetable was warmer and tastier. Girls at front desk taking up time and space. Server went above and beyond to make the experience more positive.
As patrons who come on a regular basis we would not rush back.