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“This was special! ”
Review of Nerai

Nerai
Ranked #31 of 14,650 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: Madison and Park
Description: 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.
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We visited Nerai on a Friday evening after making a reservation due to the fantastic reviews on Trip Advisor. The decor of the restaurant is stunning, modern but very cosy and welcoming too. The staff are exceptional- from the moment you arrive, you are made to feel special and a valued customer. But what really sets this place is the food- wow, just wow! We had four courses for $79, which was exceptional value. Each course was outstanding but the standout dishes were the Grilled Octopus to start, the Orzotto and the mains of duck moussaka and filet mignon. My husband said it was the best meal he has ever had! If you are visiting NYC, pay a visit to Nerai- you are in for a treat!

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

A nice little restaurant half a block from Madison. A very pleasant atmosphere and spectacular food. Great variety of marine dishes among some other varieties. Do not forget to taste the cheeses and wines with the desserts. I loved the little tables outside the premises which makes it fun and very enjoyable. Highly recommended and I will add it to my list of favorite restaurants in NYC

1  Thank Patrick_Peru
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We arrived a little early but, immediately greeted by Maître D.The staff was knowledgeable, interacted with our menu choices and made recommendations since it was our first time there. The fish tasted as if they just caught it from the Mediterranean sea that day and served it. It was hands down the BEST fish I have ever had in NYC. The octopus was cooked to perfection and the spanakopita made me feel like I was sitting in Athens. The Kataifi Ekmek, vanilla custard, was the best dessert and lite! Cannot wait to go back!!!

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2  Thank nalschuster
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

A quick lunch... Expected a better deal.. Portions were not generous.. And the chicken skewers we just all right.. Did not make my best of New York list

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

A calm oasis in frenetic New York with a nice level of sophistication and good service most probably worth a return visit.

2  Thank 977mike
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