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794 Juniper St. NE (Fifth St.) Send to Phone
Greek fare rules at Avra, another star in this young company's line-up of Greek-inspired dining establishments.

Lunch Fri. & Sun., Dinner nightly

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Avra Greek Tavern Restaurant Review

: This Victorian-era period house features a huge asymmetrical wraparound porch where diners may appreciate Atlanta's famed soft spring and late summer air. In cold weather, the veranda gets wrapped in plastic against inclement weather. Within, a warmly lit bar and generously spaced seating give diners plenty of room to chat privately. The standards include a good moussaka, the meal deal on this menu. A list of more than 40 meze, or as the sign says, Greek "tappas," make Avra useful for enjoying small plates of such dishes as those great fat beans stewed in tomato and dill, saganaki flamed tableside, calamari sweet and crisply fried with a light tomato sauce, and pastitsio, the Greek answer to mac 'n' cheese. Desserts are generously portioned, and we think one is enough for two for that "something sweet" at the end of a light meal. Full plates also are available, but the "tappas" are much more fun. Vegetarians will find the menu bursting with good choices. The wine list is all Greek. The varietals will be unfamiliar, but try them. Savor a stiff Greek coffee and a glass of Metaxa for meal-enders. Opah!


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