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55 E 54th St, Between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-4206
+1 212-759-5554
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“moussaka” (28 reviews)
“duck” (43 reviews)
“greek salad” (29 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
55 E 54th St, Between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-4206
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Nerai
1. Seconds Anyone?
"was so good we returned for dinner a second time the following evening"
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2. Duck Moussaka
"The duck moussaka is unbelieavably awesome! "
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3. Simply Superb!
"This restaurant is one of the finest in New York"
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1 - 10 of 481 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Recently celebrated my birthday at Nerai. If you want high end Greek food, this is your place to go. Great atmosphere, friendly , attentive service, and great food. Creative spins on classic dishes. The shredded duck Moussaka with the duck breast served over lentils and...More

Thank JoeJr1965
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We were looking for a Greek restaurant reasonably near our hotel. Nerai was one of the nearest; rather more expensive than we were looking for, but on the strength of the menus and the reviews we decided it would be worth while. It definitely was...More

3  Thank seglea
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good is not enough. Four course menu 79$/person is a best choice in my opinion. Very professional staff and very very good sommelier. Like it.

Thank KrystianKiel
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend invited to Nerai for lunch and it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The front bar room opens to the street when the weather permits and there are two dining rooms, one upstairs. We sat on the main level in a very...More

Thank keitht1958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here on a Saturday night prior to seeing a show. We arrived to find a small, but very lovely decorated restaurant with a few tables outside, a nice bar and some seating on both first and second floors. We chose...More

Thank CPols23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was excellent. The wine list was interesting and what we picked was expensive but not overpriced, it was excellent (Nerantzi Syrah 2011). For the appetizers we split (between 4 of us) the Trio spreads and the Beets and Skordalia (excellent). The main course...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It wasn’t a day I expected to have a fine meal... After a rainy graduation ceremony that literally did NOT stop in the pouring rain, I was just ready to be across the street at the Elysee... However, I needed to eat. Let me start...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant, liked the ambience, decoration and service, very friendly. The food is very good, fresh fish for me it's a must. Its not cheap but if you want to eat well and fresh you got to pay it. Would return in a minute

Thank rcoimbra
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, super & friendly service, good wines, NOISY venue on Fridays with a DJ no one understands. Currently undergoing changes, perhaps will isolate DJ.

Thank Karamelized1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with our son while in New York. From the waiter, sommelier and wait staff the service was superb and the meal very memorable. I am not a fan of octopus, but their tender char grilled hand rolled octopus is amazing

Thank Mary W
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Questions & Answers
18 March 2018|
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Response from janvipd | Reviewed this property |
they have a downstairs and upstairs and a location upstairs that is off to the front that would provide space for that size group with greater privacy. however, when we dined there noise was not an issue!
susan h
20 January 2018|
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Response from Nutmeg2003 | Reviewed this property |
Too far to walk unless you have lots of time. Traffic will determine how long a taxi/Uber ride will take. There may be equally good choices closer to you.
Bean L
28 May 2017|
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Response from Ellenem1234 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure exactly what you mean by "pet friendly". We do not allow dogs inside restaurants in New York State if that is what you are asking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 E 54th St, Between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-4206
    (Madison and Park)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-759-5554
  • E-mail
NERAI offers a contemporary twist on sophisticated Greek dining in the heart of the city. We feature a vivacious bar, energetic dining rooms and a beguiling private event space. Flavorful seafood focused dishes and extraordinary drinks are stripped down to their simple essence, and then presented beautifully. Our polished service team pays attention to each individual guest, striving to make their experience outstanding. With two floors of dining, we also offer incredible rooms for your private events. Our attention to detail will provide you with impressed guests.
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