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Posted by Lauren on 09/28/2007
I walked past Avra with my boyfriend last night, and it looked beautiful and busy, so we figured we'd give it a try. We gave the menu a look, which consisted of pretty basic greek food, and although it was very expensive (the average fish was $30/lb) we figured the place MUST be busy for some reason... So, all in all, the food is good. Nothing over the top. No better than the other upscale greek restaurants in NYC. Clearly, you are paying for the ambiance here. My boyfriend and I had dinner (no wine and no dessert) for $130/per person. I personally don't think that it was worth it.
Posted by Ariane on 05/25/2007
The lamb shop was preheated...not fresh at all the salad was no better, you can find better in Astoria. Very pricy meal; great atmosphere. Not worth it.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/20/2007
I attended a small bridal shower on a Saturday afternoon and enjoyed everything about Avra from the food to the atmosphere. I was informed that the food on the menu was different then that was served at the shower. I am looking forward to going back there!!
Posted by Anon on 12/03/2006
The workers greet and always make sure the costumers are always satisfied. The food was amazing like always...This is one of my favorite restaurants by far and I highly recommend it.
Posted by Spark on 11/06/2006
I dined at Avra shortly after it opened a few years back and it was excellent. Fresh and tasty food and prices in line with the neighborhood and its offerings, which were not cheap. I have only dined at Avra for lunch, and almost always on business so, the prices are not a real concern. Yet, the food has declined demonstrably, the place is now packed, service is rushed and, all in all, it simply isn't an enjoyable experience. My salad with grilled shrimp had few shrimp and less taste. Others at my table voiced similar sentiment on their dishes. The starter plate of mezze was similarly lackluster, and expensive. Perhaps the prix fixe lunch is worth it but, otherwise, I think there's much better dining elsewhere.
Posted by World Traveler on 10/25/2006
Call a restaurant Greek and you expect dancing on the tables and flowing Ouzo. Not here. Only corporate account holders can afford these prices. Nonetheless, the fish is excellent, fresh, and nicely grilled. So, I still want to know where the Greek part of the menu is...
Posted by Perfect Summer Evening on 08/11/2006
The atmosphere is gorgeous - it manages to be warm and social, and yet feels like you're still protected from the street and its noises. The food is delish as well - a nice selection of starters, (if you eat seafood their octopus is wonderful) and a nice glass of wine outdoors on a warm eveing.... Opa opa !