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55 E. 54th St. (Madison Ave.) Send to Phone
212-759-5554 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Greek fare that will take you beyond the island of Manhattan.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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Nerai Restaurant Review

: This upscale Greek restaurant in Midtown sports a predictably nautical décor while its menu is loaded with classic dishes and more. Consider ordering a spread or two to start, such as the garlic-and-saffron-spiked skordalia. Grilled octopus is done just right (crispy/charred on the outside, gooey on the inside); we also like the Norwegian cod, wading in a shallow pool of slightly sweet orange-ouzo sauce. For dessert, consider the delicate lavender mousse with lavender-infused honey if it’s on the menu. There are several nice crisp wines from Greece available by the glass, and creative signature cocktails, too. Service is professional.
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