Avra Rest

141 East 48th Street (Near Lexington Avenue)
(212) 759 8550 / www.avrany.com

Avra Estiatorio has a spacious, cool feeling to it and just enough decor to suggest
a country tavern. Authentic Greek cuisine is a modest thing, and Avra serves it with
excellence. Spanakopita is a flawless layering of good feta cheese, firm spinach and
leeks with crackling-fresh leaves of phyllo dough. But fresh fish, barely touched, is a
strong selling point. The open kitchen has a ball of fire that blasts each side of a sea
bass or red snapper in a grilling basket with a splah of lemon, a drizzling of olive oil and a
sprinkling of herbs. It's an appealing formula, to which Avra brings its own brand of charm.
About 130 wines, most moderately priced; a quarter of the list is Greek. From the moment
you step through the doors, you feel you’ve been transported to a Villa in Greece.

Avra interior