Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
We have had such good meals and service before.
Tonight was regrettable. The food was low on flavor, the fish dishes ranging from dry and overdone to just OK.
The water service and table attendants were wonderful - courteous, friendly, and there when needed.
The courses were rushed with the oyster service brought before anyone thought to clear the table, and the appetizers arriving before the oysters were cleared. The appetizers stood out as the best food - probably because the ingredients were mainly fresh.
The main courses were disappointing. The sea bream dry and bland, the vegetables accompanying having more flavor. The halibut was passable, but not good like prior occasions.
Dessert included a baklava that was chewy and felt like last weeks fare, a molten chocolate cake that looked and tasted prepackaged, and a yoghurt allegedly Greek home made but distinctly not.
We had to serve our own wine not of the evening.
To crown an evening of indifferent service our $200 a head dinner ended with the check being presented before we were even 1/4 into dessert.
A sad affair compared to wha eww experienced before, and to the cost of the evening.
Love AVRA!!.. do visit Avra whenever we are in NYC, very tasty food, good table service, great ambiance but not warm welcome at hostess podium.....bad attitude from hostess name Athina (not sure about spelling) very nice looking and well dressed young lady but not pretty and not acceptable behavior.... hopefully one day she’ll grow out of this and learn how to treat her guest since she s in hospitality business!!.. I always say 60% service and 40% food ..... very good food but cocky welcome!.
Good food, overpriced. Noise level high. Try to get seated downstairs to minimize the noise. Service a bit rushed.
Great food, interesting combinations, excellent service, superb presentation and ambiance
Perfect place and delicious food .. one of the best fine dinner in Manhattan NYC.
Terrific in every way - delicious food, great service (friendly and efficient servers) and excellent choices on the menu. Will look forward to returning!
Everyone was so welcoming coming in from a flash flood. I was surprised with a restaurant at 20% capacity why we weren’t given a nicer table especially when my guest was so tall. The close bar table made us on display, but didn’t impress my guest. The restaurant for a Monday eve in August wasn’t and didn’t get busy. The grilled octopus was very fatty and had to be embarrassingly edited. The Dover Sole at mkt price should not be well done to dried out. (So sad about that). The guests’ Halibut was awesome and the fruit was delicious. I will try again soon.
Excellent service, exquisite food, pleasant atmosphere.
The menu is filled with delicious dishes.
The servers are attentive and graceful.
Can’t wait to return.
Food was great, great atmosphere. only complaint was entree was served minutes after the appetizer plates cleared. A bit rushed but attentive service.
Everything was amazing. If you want to be seen and be part of a scene sit upstairs. If you want a quieter evening ask to sit downstairs. Amazing meal, fantastic service. Could not have asked for a better evening. It’s expensive but it’s worth it!!
The manager helped me a lot and should be commended for his attention to detail. Thank you!
Great experience. Our guest enjoyed it tremendously
It is always a treat and so enjoyable to be at your restaurant. Looking forward to our next visit
First-rate food, service and ambiance. Prix fixe lunch is a terrific value.
Waiter did not show up at our table for 10 mins. One entre came out after everyone else was finished and the table was cleaned.
Another great dinner at Avra Madison. The branzino ceviche was outstanding as were the tiger prawns. We celebrated a birthday and had a wonderful evening.
Excellent food. Great lunch. Accommodated our group of 9 in a semi private spot
The place was full and noisy. Waited 10 min for the table. Food was great and so was the service.
Great place of food and fun. Will be back.
Avra is great all around. We had a dining terrific experience!
We had a mini high school reunion. They put us in a little alcove and we could talk easily. Food and service were outstanding!
Service is perfect. the crab cake was good. but the lobster pasta was so-so.
We waited for at least 15 minutes for our table.
Beginning and end of experience (hostess, getting a table, paying check) were insultingly bad. Treated like tourists, shown to a basement table (until we insisted on a better one) and using a gift certificate from a friend (for special occasion) was execrable. Will never return despite the food service and food being excellent.
Love that Avra is always busy even in summer NYC. Great food only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is they usually make a vegan artichoke dish that is amazing. I request it every time I book since I’m a vegan eater. They didn’t have it this time but salads were delicious. Highly recommend !!
Pristine, fresh ingredients expertly prepared. Everything was delicious. Served by an accommodating wait staff. Avra was packed. We appreciated our quiet corner banquet downstairs.
WE CELEBRATED OUT 12 ANNIVERSARY AND HAD THE MOST WONDERFUL 2 HOUR EXPERIENCE. THE SERVICE AND FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING. WE WILL BE BACK TO CELEBRATE WITH OUR KIDS.
Waiter was great and attentive
Great friendly knowledgeable service, delicious food.
Exceptional food but very overpriced.
This restaurant was absolutely wonderful. It is a bit pricey but worth every penny and then some. The servers are extremely knowledgeable and accommodating and ensured a safe and wonderful experience for someone with food allergies. The food was beautifully prepared, very fresh and extremely delicious. I would absolutely recommend the restaurant to anyone who loves good food!
Excellent experience! A colleague treated me to lunch during our conference meetings at the Hilton to celebrate my promotion. We walked over to Avra and had the seafood hash, crab cake, and olive oil cake for dessert. Everything was cooked well, seasoned well and served nicely. The crab cake was almost all crab meat - very little filler. The salad accompanying the hash was a bit overdressed - that would be my only criticism. I had a Greek white wine that was very mild. Next time I will try a different white.
Beautiful atmosphere, great service.
Avra was great! I had gone with a couple friends already and then I took my husband for our anniversary. The food is amazing, the service is great and for our anniversary they surprised us by putting candles and a chocoalte piece saying happy anniversary on our desserts. Grear experience. We got greek salad, which I love, and then I got the organic chicken and my husband filet mignon with troufle fries. Everything was delicious. And the plates, specially the chicken one is huge, I couldn't finish it both times I got it there, so I took it home.
Very quiet on the lower floor, good food and service.
This is a great restaurant. The food is delicious, presented beautifully and the atmosphere and decor are outstanding. I have been there many times, for both business lunches or lunch with my friend.
Lamb chop perfection!
This place never disappoints! Food and Service are exceptional. Wonderful choice for special occasions and business meetings.
Great service, delicious food , beautiful atmosphere !
Best food ever!
Best Greek food in NYC if you are willing to spend $$$