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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 !
Posted by Anonymous on 06/03/2006
While the service was excellent, the portion was small and with no side dish included, it was a poor value.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/24/2006
We arrived at 6:15 for a drink at the bar and then brought to our table for dinner. Our waitress was very sweet and attentive. The hummus, olives and radishes that were complimentary were all good. Appetizers were the grilled sea bass and the grilled octopus. The octopus was great, but the sea bass was still half raw when brought to the table.The main fish courses were light white fish that the waitress picked out and were grilled with olive oil, herbs and lemon..just great. Dessert was the baklavah-yum and we also had the sorbet...very good. All in all a great experience with excellent food. I would go back soon.
Posted by Ervin on 05/23/2006
Avra restaurant is one of the finest restaurants in NYC. Their crabcakes melt in your mouth. Huge, whole pieces of crabmeat fill your mouth. Avra has come a long way and is here to make its mark on the New York restaurant scene.
Posted by Michael on 03/24/2006
I took my family to Avra earlier this week. I found the restaurant to be very nice. We started with the Kalamarakia and Kolokithia. Both were exceptional. For entrees we tried the Barbounia and Brizola. The fish was outstanding! Cooked to perfection. My son had the steak. It was cooked properly and tastest great. For dessert the Chocolate cake with fig ice cream, Karidopita (walnut cake) and the Galactobourico were outstanding. This was the best meal we had during our week in NYC.