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Ammos Estiatorio

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52 Vanderbilt Ave, New York City, NY 10017-3808 (45th & Madison)
+1 212-922-9999
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant left me irritated. We work In the area and walked in early. 5:30. Barely any patrons. We asked for a booth and were told yes if we would eat but when the airhead hostess sat us, she insisted we couldn't get one because we were only 2 people and sat us at a tiny table in between the... More 

Thank Sheryl W
Buffalo, New York
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Looking for a place near Grand Central for a business lunch for four. Authentically Greek food -- think competantly prepared seafood, grilled octopus and more -- in comfortable surroundings. Professional, competant staff, good noise level for talking. Very good choice. Would come back for dinner too.

Thank Lynn B
New York City, New York
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I met a friend I hadn't seen in a while and after ordering wine we wanted to chat. The waiter kept on coming over interrupting our conversation to take our order despite our saying we were not ready to order. Wait staff needs to be aware of customers status. While the food was good I can't rate higher because of... More 

Thank Marilyn A
Basel, Switzerland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We went there for dinner without a reservation. The lady at the reception desk was very kind and welcoming but that was about the only good impression I have about the restaurant. We were seated at the very back corner which was fair enough without a reservation. But the light was so poor we had to get our phone camera... More 

Thank eppic95
New York City, New York
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I've been here for lunch twice in a month after discovering the impeccable food and good service at a business meeting. The variety of dips and the seafood are great, try the branzino, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Gareth T
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This is better than most Greek meals I have eaten in Greece. If there is a better one in the city then show it to me. Ok. It was nearly 100 dollars per head but take in to consideration we opted for a 100 dollar bottle of wine. Incredible genuine food. Fish. Wow!! I cant say enough and I have... More 

Thank RedMuzza79
Jacksonville, Florida
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Casual but upscale place. Very busy on Thursday night. Although we had a reservation, we had to wait a little which was fine. Nevertheless, they gave my husband a glass of ouzo, a very nice gesture. We enjoyed saganaki and plaki (with sea bass). Salads good but not special. Would recommend if you want upscale Greek with some emphasis toward... More 

Thank Laurie53
West Orange, New Jersey
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272 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

My colleague and I took a client to lunch here yesterday. We were seated upstairs in a smaller room with just a few other tables. It turned out to be the perfect place to sit as it wasn't as noisy as downstairs and we were surrounded by wines. It felt like eating in a wine library if that makes any... More 

Thank crapschick
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Fantastic maitre' d and attentive staff. Upmarket Greek restaurant. Fabulous choice of fish dishes as well as many others. Delicious Greek wine. Recommend.

Thank Beccboo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with my husband and I wish I would have gone to the hotel room and changed. Other than that I everything was wonderful.

Thank Vicky M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Vanderbilt Ave, New York City, NY 10017-3808
    (45th & Madison)
  • Public Transportation: 4,5,6,7 and Metro North to Grand Central Station S or 7 from Times Square.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-922-9999
If you feel the urge to slip off your shoes, we understand; "ammos" is Greek for "sand.” This is in airy, light-filled restaurant and lounge, where sandstone pillars conjure images of a sun-drenched Greek island.For a casual lunch, a romantic dinner, or to celebrate those special moments in your life, you found the right place. Ammos is conveniently located in the Theater District just steps away from Grand Central Station.Ammos offers a three course pre-theater menu for only $33 and the best prix-fixe lunch in town including selection of the freshest fish, brought in daily from the Mediterranean water.We import many of the fine ingredients directly from Greece, such as sea salt, dried oregano from Taygetos, capers and caper berries and many of the staples used in the dishes-like first and cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, honey and the feta cheese produced on a family farm in Greece.Choose from a wide selection of whole fresh fish brought in daily from waters around the globe. Come and taste the Fagri (Mediterranean Snapper) and the Barbounia (Red Mullets).Join us for drinks during our lounge hours - the perfect place to unwind after work before heading home on the train, and a great setting for a meet-up anytime.Ammos Estiatorio will dazzle and delight guests with two stunning venues for dining and entertaining. We can accommodate up to 200 guests for a cocktail party and 150 guests for dining, as well as smaller groups of up to 25 in our private Mezzanine area.

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