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Ammos Estiatorio

52 Vanderbilt Ave, New York City, NY 10017-3808
+1 212-922-9999
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (13 reviews)
“saganaki” (7 reviews)
“octopus” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
52 Vanderbilt Ave, New York City, NY 10017-3808
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice lunch spot near Grand Central. Can get busy for lunch. Need to choose carefully to avoid big bill. Salads are a good choice. Can add chicken or shrimp if you wish. Wine is expensive. Ambiance is OK. At least not noisy!

Thank gorlinjay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of three on a Friday night. They were not crowded, and we were able to get a same-day reservation. We had a fish dish, a lamb dish and a shrimp / risotto dish, plus an appetizer of “flaming cheese.” Each person...More

Thank cmkcmk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was good, the decor is nice but the food was ok. The spanakopita was subpar especially the dough was soggy. The calamari was chewy. The salmon was good. Not sure I would recommend it.

Thank FPAdventurer
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I went here initially based on a friend’s recommendation. They were not open during their normal hours. I went back tonight for happy hour. I went to the bar and got little assistance as to what the specials are. There are none. The wine I...More

1  Thank Geekontherun
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

I was some set back with the food and service. Once 4 people understood I was dining alone, the service improved. The food wasn’t that great. Compare to other places, it just above average. I got the grilled octopus but was that great, actually served...More

1  Thank J B
Reviewed 20 February 2018

I want to go back and take my adult children! They will love the fish selection and ambiance. Our service was great, food delicious, and the environment was welcoming!

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Ammos Estiatorio **** Quiet Oasis near Grand Central Station A.E. was a very welcoming, casual-elegant restaurant near Grand Central Station (5 minute walk). The menu offers a wide variety of mezes and a wide selection of the freshest of fish. Their sun-kissed flavors of Greece...More

Thank Adventure Diva
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Nice place to dine with a interesting dishes to chose from. Well-prepared fish dishes. Service was a bit slow, as we had to chase down the server for the bill (needed to catch a train). Typically priced for this cuisine in Manhattan. Dinner for two...More

Thank lqdassets
Reviewed 25 January 2018

My wife and I have dined at Ammos at least two or three times when we're in Manhattan and they have surpassed our expectations and then some every time. But we recently had a meal in a class all of its own. I'm half Greek...More

1  Thank Mrscissors
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We ate here on a Friday. We asked for a quiet table & they accommodated us. They were a little short on staff early on, but other staff arrived. The appetizers of Octopus ($22) and Kolokith zucchini friters ($16) were only fair, especially when comparing...More

1  Thank Bruce C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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