Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60th

4.7
1638 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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Monaco
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with beautiful people and great service , it has two floors, very spacious, fresh fish and amazing pasta with lobster !

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T
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

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BQ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food is very good but service is greatly lacking.

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e
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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PW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As usual, it was a wonderful experience!

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MH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant. Prices are a little high but that is to be expected for this area. Food and service is unmatched!

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a
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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 ...

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Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great and the three course lunch is a bargain

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

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.

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CF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Place is beautiful. Food good not perfect. Pricey

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R
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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CT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Felt a little rush.

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c
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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J
Chicago
157 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious food. Great salmon and truffle fries. The salad was ok.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were seated downstairs. I think they thought we were tourists. Upstairs is a better dining experience.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

we had terrible service. the side dishes were served after we finished our main course. they comped us dessert. they knew service was Wful

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AL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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.

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p
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice table size; food was quality Greek. No surprises. Good service.

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

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.

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EM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, friendly service and fabulous food!

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H
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Made to wait 30 minutes beyond the reservation time

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P
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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..

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

Experience was amazing

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AG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Pricey but very worth it. Loud upstairs, quieter downstairs.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good we where seated promptly service and food terrific. Just a little pricey

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D
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I love Avra on Madison. Tonight the kitchen was just simply off its game.

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c
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delish...though the special zucchini and eggplant chips arrived cold.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably great fish

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CZ
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amaizing experience!!

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DE
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. Beautifully decorated, delicious food, knowledgeable and personable staff and the best general manager ever!!

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent

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R
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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j
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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b
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

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.

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