Ammos Estiatorio

★★★★☆
Greek Seafood Restaurant in Theater District & Grand Central Station
  • 52 Vanderbilt Ave

    New York, NY 10017

    Cross street: 45th Street

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  • 212-922-9999

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I went to Ammos for the first time during the week for an early after work dinner and it was full of good-looking business professionals dressed to kill. I sat in the main dining room but I liked that you had the option to sit in the front

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★★★★★

I went to Ammos for the first time during the week for an early after work dinner and it was full of good-looking business professionals dressed to kill. I sat in the main dining room but I liked that you had the option to sit in the front

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This review is based on how the management at Ammos mishandled our rehearsal dinner the night before our wedding this past October.

We chose Ammos to host our rehearsal dinner because we had been happy with the food, service and

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★★★★★

This review is based on how the management at Ammos mishandled our rehearsal dinner the night before our wedding this past October.

We chose Ammos to host our rehearsal dinner because we had been happy with the food, service and

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DO NOT GO TO AMMOS EVER TO THROW A PARTY WHEN THEY CONVERT IT INTO A LOUNGE/CLUB. BECAUSE THEY ADVERTISE EVERYONE FREE ADMISSION BEFORE 12AM AND THAT IS FALSE ADVERTISEMENT. Just yesterday I invited all my loved ones and close friends to a

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★★★★★

DO NOT GO TO AMMOS EVER TO THROW A PARTY WHEN THEY CONVERT IT INTO A LOUNGE/CLUB. BECAUSE THEY ADVERTISE EVERYONE FREE ADMISSION BEFORE 12AM AND THAT IS FALSE ADVERTISEMENT. Just yesterday I invited all my loved ones and close friends to a

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Good menu, kind service. I've gone during lunch hours midday as well as the evening weekend dinner thing. Both experiences were pleasures! Aways start with a traditional Greek salad!

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★★★★☆

Good menu, kind service. I've gone during lunch hours midday as well as the evening weekend dinner thing. Both experiences were pleasures! Aways start with a traditional Greek salad!

Pros: Traditional food

Cons: busy as any other ho restaurant in nyc

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I have been a regular at Ammos for a while now.. Always there for lunch since I work near Grand Central. Usually get the pre-fix menu which is always great. I also go for dinner after work every now and then when I have a chance. Usually order the Greek salad and Grilled Octopus to start and the Fagri which we share or the lamb chops which is amazing for main course.. Always have a great time and leave soo satisfied ...Ammos is definetly one of my favorite restaurant!

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★★★★★

I have been a regular at Ammos for a while now.. Always there for lunch since I work near Grand Central. Usually get the pre-fix menu which is always great. I also go for dinner after work every now and then when I have a chance. Usually order the Greek salad and Grilled Octopus to start and the Fagri which we share or the lamb chops which is amazing for main course.. Always have a great time and leave soo satisfied ...Ammos is definetly one of my favorite restaurant!

Pros: wine list, delicious food, friendly staff

Cons: far from my house (lol)

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Service and wine service was exceptional. Staff and Matrie'ds very educated and helped us decide menu choices and select beautiful greek wine to accompany our evening. Food was fantastic and very traditional with slight tweaks that make it original and innovative. All around great time and noticed pre-fixed pre theater menu available as well for $33. Have to try it for lunch sometime, heard its very busy with a heavy business crowd influence.

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★★★★★

Service and wine service was exceptional. Staff and Matrie'ds very educated and helped us decide menu choices and select beautiful greek wine to accompany our evening. Food was fantastic and very traditional with slight tweaks that make it original and innovative. All around great time and noticed pre-fixed pre theater menu available as well for $33. Have to try it for lunch sometime, heard its very busy with a heavy business crowd influence.

Pros: Excellent wine menu, traditional cusine

Cons: very busy(noisey)ok

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We went for my best friend's birthday at Ammos- what a Gem ! amazing service, fresh fish from Greece specialy now with the oil promblem i dont want to risk it ! warm staff and great prsonalities. intresting desserts

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★★★★★

We went for my best friend's birthday at Ammos- what a Gem ! amazing service, fresh fish from Greece specialy now with the oil promblem i dont want to risk it ! warm staff and great prsonalities. intresting desserts

Pros: Very fresh fish

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Ammos is great for client lunches or after work drinks and dinner. Really interesting menu--greek staples, plus a few items you wouldn't find in the typical greek restaurant. Crudo and crab salad with avacado and watermelon was great. Ive been there a few times and the halomi and octopus i get every time.

Great restaurant to enjoy the weather this summer--there is no outside seating but they have giant windows that open up so you might as well be outside( if you get the right table).

2
★★★★☆

Ammos is great for client lunches or after work drinks and dinner. Really interesting menu--greek staples, plus a few items you wouldn't find in the typical greek restaurant. Crudo and crab salad with avacado and watermelon was great. Ive been there a few times and the halomi and octopus i get every time.

Great restaurant to enjoy the weather this summer--there is no outside seating but they have giant windows that open up so you might as well be outside( if you get the right table).

Pros: Food, Ambiance

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I went to dinner at Ammos a couple nights ago with my girlfriend for the first time. The host at the front was very sweet and we were sat momentarily. I have to admit the place was really nice inside. However, the food was nothing to brag about. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad or anything but I wouldn't rave about it to a friend if we were discussing best dishes. After getting decent service for a busy night, we had an issue with our check. When we brought it to the management's attention, they were less than understanding and needless to say it, it was left unresolved. I can't see myself going back anytime soon for the price. Maybe afterwork for a drink, if anything.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to dinner at Ammos a couple nights ago with my girlfriend for the first time. The host at the front was very sweet and we were sat momentarily. I have to admit the place was really nice inside. However, the food was nothing to brag about. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad or anything but I wouldn't rave about it to a friend if we were discussing best dishes. After getting decent service for a busy night, we had an issue with our check. When we brought it to the management's attention, they were less than understanding and needless to say it, it was left unresolved. I can't see myself going back anytime soon for the price. Maybe afterwork for a drink, if anything.

Pros: beautiful decor

Cons: management

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A certificate with the restaurant's current name and address, with no restrictions and a valid date was not accepted because "there is a new owner". I was redirected to their alternative place in Astoria, which is actually shut down. Not great for ratings.

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★☆☆☆☆

A certificate with the restaurant's current name and address, with no restrictions and a valid date was not accepted because "there is a new owner". I was redirected to their alternative place in Astoria, which is actually shut down. Not great for ratings.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Misleading Offers

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We went there after a bad day just to have some drinks, the staff was so hospitable and polite that made us forget our problems, their knowledge about wines and food had a positive result to their recommendations so we were very happy. Great Fresh Fish, they Import overnight from Greece, Amazing & interesting wine list up to 150 bottles all over regions of Greece, Desserts was superb, at the and they gave as a complimentary dessert wine- That was a great move!
We definitely go back at ammos so we can try the rest of the menu and more wines- Thank you Ammos

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★★★★★

We went there after a bad day just to have some drinks, the staff was so hospitable and polite that made us forget our problems, their knowledge about wines and food had a positive result to their recommendations so we were very happy. Great Fresh Fish, they Import overnight from Greece, Amazing & interesting wine list up to 150 bottles all over regions of Greece, Desserts was superb, at the and they gave as a complimentary dessert wine- That was a great move!
We definitely go back at ammos so we can try the rest of the menu and more wines- Thank you Ammos

Pros: Amazing Cocktails

Cons: Need Reservation- Place was packed

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I had Kumamoto oysters, grudo ,Beba and lots of Sampagne at the lounge area - Guys you have to try them - it's just spectacular and very fresh !!! Thank you Ammos:)

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★★★★★

I had Kumamoto oysters, grudo ,Beba and lots of Sampagne at the lounge area - Guys you have to try them - it's just spectacular and very fresh !!! Thank you Ammos:)

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Very fresh fish- reasonble prices and very good wines!! place is very Sexy and energetic !!

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★★★★★

Very fresh fish- reasonble prices and very good wines!! place is very Sexy and energetic !!

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Excellent service, Fresh Branzini, good Greek wines- it's good to pay at the end feel proud- try the walnut cake with fig ice cream

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★★★★★

Excellent service, Fresh Branzini, good Greek wines- it's good to pay at the end feel proud- try the walnut cake with fig ice cream

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Greeks are not only
for mousaka and retsina ! finaly at this
restaurant you can eat and have a great dimming experience, also have great selection of fine wines like any other good manhattan restaurant! thanks to the staff for the
complimentary dessert platter !

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★★★★★

Greeks are not only
for mousaka and retsina ! finaly at this
restaurant you can eat and have a great dimming experience, also have great selection of fine wines like any other good manhattan restaurant! thanks to the staff for the
complimentary dessert platter !

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very good food ,great service,nice ambiance
i have been to ammos lately and i was nicely impressed .
the food was great the taste the presentation of the dishs ,my friend and i had octopus as an appetizer i think one of the best that in town follow by lamb chops and a moussaka as main courses and a walnut cake to finish
the maitre d and all the waiters were on top of their tables all night long it was nice to see people taking care u providing u a good service
it was very pleasant i ll go back their and definitely suggest the rest to other people

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★★★★☆

very good food ,great service,nice ambiance
i have been to ammos lately and i was nicely impressed .
the food was great the taste the presentation of the dishs ,my friend and i had octopus as an appetizer i think one of the best that in town follow by lamb chops and a moussaka as main courses and a walnut cake to finish
the maitre d and all the waiters were on top of their tables all night long it was nice to see people taking care u providing u a good service
it was very pleasant i ll go back their and definitely suggest the rest to other people

Pros: best octopus

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Food at Ammos gets better and better . I think the new management has done an amazing job !! The place looks gorgeous and the food is to die for!! The octopus is arguably the best in town!! I was impressed with their new fish display !! I had THE perfect dinner last week . We had red mullets with east and west coast oysters. Octopus and greek salad followed next . For my main course i chose the scallops while my husband had the mousaka !! We were so impressed that we will definitely go back for our anniversary !!

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★★★★★

Food at Ammos gets better and better . I think the new management has done an amazing job !! The place looks gorgeous and the food is to die for!! The octopus is arguably the best in town!! I was impressed with their new fish display !! I had THE perfect dinner last week . We had red mullets with east and west coast oysters. Octopus and greek salad followed next . For my main course i chose the scallops while my husband had the mousaka !! We were so impressed that we will definitely go back for our anniversary !!

Pros: food, staff and decor, cudos to the management

Cons: none!!

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I went to Ammos for dinner recently with my friend which happens to be a chef. I didn't know what to expect, but another friend suggested we try it after visiting last week. We were very impressed with our expirience that night. From the moment we walked in the door till the moment we left everything was wonderful. We wanted so many things on the menu so we went with several appetizers. We ordered the stuffed calamari, the beet salad ,the haloumi, the shrimp and the crab salad. Each bite was better than the next, not to mention the generous portions. The somalier suggested a bottle of wine to compliment our food...its was so good we went through two bottles. The staff was continuously making sure we were taken care of, they were very friendly and attentive. Did I mention what a beautiful room, the decor was subtle and sophisticated. Overall I really liked this place and will come back soon. Next time I will make sure to leave room for desert.

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★★★★★

I went to Ammos for dinner recently with my friend which happens to be a chef. I didn't know what to expect, but another friend suggested we try it after visiting last week. We were very impressed with our expirience that night. From the moment we walked in the door till the moment we left everything was wonderful. We wanted so many things on the menu so we went with several appetizers. We ordered the stuffed calamari, the beet salad ,the haloumi, the shrimp and the crab salad. Each bite was better than the next, not to mention the generous portions. The somalier suggested a bottle of wine to compliment our food...its was so good we went through two bottles. The staff was continuously making sure we were taken care of, they were very friendly and attentive. Did I mention what a beautiful room, the decor was subtle and sophisticated. Overall I really liked this place and will come back soon. Next time I will make sure to leave room for desert.

Pros: food and service

Cons: none

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Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. grest hospitality. I had a wonderful dinner at Ammos! I am not usually a fan of Greek food - but Ammos is exceptional. The wine list is broad and the dinner menu featured many Mediterranean dishes that I have come to love. I recommend the Crudo and Scallops for anyone looking to try classic dishes with new, inventive twists. I am also a big fan of Thievery Corporation - so the playlist only added to an already great experience. Recommended to all!!

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★★★★★

Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. grest hospitality. I had a wonderful dinner at Ammos! I am not usually a fan of Greek food - but Ammos is exceptional. The wine list is broad and the dinner menu featured many Mediterranean dishes that I have come to love. I recommend the Crudo and Scallops for anyone looking to try classic dishes with new, inventive twists. I am also a big fan of Thievery Corporation - so the playlist only added to an already great experience. Recommended to all!!

Pros: great service, lovely hostess

Cons: can't find any

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I got invited to a bday party at Ammos. It was my first time at this restaurant. I was really impressed with the restaurant from the minute i walked in. The hostess and the manager made me feel like I have been there several times. The decor was very cozy and warm. The minute we sat down they brought us fresh bread , like they do in Greece and the most delicious olives I ever had. My friend ordered us a few appetizers and we ordered our main courses. Everything was delicious from the pikilia to the spanakopita and from the keftedes rizotto to the stuffed calamari. I ordered lamb chops or paidakia as they were written on the menu. My dish was exceptional. The manager offer ed us a big plate with various Greek desserts, once he knew that it was my friends bday. I can't way to go back. I was very pleased with the food and the abience along with the staff.

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★★★★★

I got invited to a bday party at Ammos. It was my first time at this restaurant. I was really impressed with the restaurant from the minute i walked in. The hostess and the manager made me feel like I have been there several times. The decor was very cozy and warm. The minute we sat down they brought us fresh bread , like they do in Greece and the most delicious olives I ever had. My friend ordered us a few appetizers and we ordered our main courses. Everything was delicious from the pikilia to the spanakopita and from the keftedes rizotto to the stuffed calamari. I ordered lamb chops or paidakia as they were written on the menu. My dish was exceptional. The manager offer ed us a big plate with various Greek desserts, once he knew that it was my friends bday. I can't way to go back. I was very pleased with the food and the abience along with the staff.

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A lovely room where spartan decor that proves to be cool and warm, at the same trime, and a great midtown location are just about the nicest thing one can say about Ammos in Manhattan (there's an eponymous eatery in Astoria). The food tries to be nouvelle-Greek --whatever that is-- but falls short of the mark. Our party of three agreed that what was most lacking in our several dishes was... flavor, taste, zest. The best mezedes was a salad of red and yellow tomatoes spiked with excellent feta and a well balanced dressing. From there it was downhill. At the strong insistence of the waiter we ordered the "special" duck confit ("Somewhere in Greece there might be a confit," commented my Greek-American friend Nick). What we got was half the dissecated undercarriage of a late bird. In texture it was closer to damp pemmican than confit. A Greep basic such as spanakopita was OK but certainly not at the price charged here. Other dishes were undistinguished and undistinguishable. They made no mark whatsoever. One gets the drift... no need to go on. There's far better Greeks in Midtown.

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★★★☆☆

A lovely room where spartan decor that proves to be cool and warm, at the same trime, and a great midtown location are just about the nicest thing one can say about Ammos in Manhattan (there's an eponymous eatery in Astoria). The food tries to be nouvelle-Greek --whatever that is-- but falls short of the mark. Our party of three agreed that what was most lacking in our several dishes was... flavor, taste, zest. The best mezedes was a salad of red and yellow tomatoes spiked with excellent feta and a well balanced dressing. From there it was downhill. At the strong insistence of the waiter we ordered the "special" duck confit ("Somewhere in Greece there might be a confit," commented my Greek-American friend Nick). What we got was half the dissecated undercarriage of a late bird. In texture it was closer to damp pemmican than confit. A Greep basic such as spanakopita was OK but certainly not at the price charged here. Other dishes were undistinguished and undistinguishable. They made no mark whatsoever. One gets the drift... no need to go on. There's far better Greeks in Midtown.

Pros: Decor, location, comfort, service

Cons: Loud when keyboard plays, more quasi than Greek cuisine

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This is a nice place, however not consistant with food or service quality. Some days the service is excellent, and yet not so on other days. Same for food. As for the prices, well you can have better food in Astoria and pay only a fraction of what you would pay here.

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★★★☆☆

This is a nice place, however not consistant with food or service quality. Some days the service is excellent, and yet not so on other days. Same for food. As for the prices, well you can have better food in Astoria and pay only a fraction of what you would pay here.

Pros: Nice atmosphere, great location

Cons: Inflated prices

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Great Bar Deal! I work in the area and on Friday nights, they offer half off your entire bar check. Went last Friday with friends, but it's too bad that the bartender doesn't know how to make a drink and has a terrible personality. By the way, an extra dry martini doesn't have 1/2 vemouth and 1/2 vodka with a bunch of olive juice! Too bad, we would have been regulars.

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★★★☆☆

Great Bar Deal! I work in the area and on Friday nights, they offer half off your entire bar check. Went last Friday with friends, but it's too bad that the bartender doesn't know how to make a drink and has a terrible personality. By the way, an extra dry martini doesn't have 1/2 vemouth and 1/2 vodka with a bunch of olive juice! Too bad, we would have been regulars.

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I am a frequent (twice a month) NYC business traveler and Ammos was always a visit I looked forward to. I usually stay nearby and It was always perfect for someone dining alone to eat at the bar and enjoy a nice glass of wine and good conversation. I regret to say "was" but Ive been three times now since the summer and I have had three different bartenders none of whom are on par with the former staff. I know its the nature of the business for higher than usual turnover when compared to other types of businesses but the care, class and most of all friendliness has taken a slight step back. I'm not trying to get anyone replaced but maybe some additional training on the finer points of traditional bar service would suffice.

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★★★☆☆

I am a frequent (twice a month) NYC business traveler and Ammos was always a visit I looked forward to. I usually stay nearby and It was always perfect for someone dining alone to eat at the bar and enjoy a nice glass of wine and good conversation. I regret to say "was" but Ive been three times now since the summer and I have had three different bartenders none of whom are on par with the former staff. I know its the nature of the business for higher than usual turnover when compared to other types of businesses but the care, class and most of all friendliness has taken a slight step back. I'm not trying to get anyone replaced but maybe some additional training on the finer points of traditional bar service would suffice.

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Good food. Good service. Good ambiance. Notice I didn't say great. When you are paying prices like that you should be getting great. Ok maybe I'll change my opinion on one of those things. The service was great. But it should be at a restaurant like that :)

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★★★☆☆

Good food. Good service. Good ambiance. Notice I didn't say great. When you are paying prices like that you should be getting great. Ok maybe I'll change my opinion on one of those things. The service was great. But it should be at a restaurant like that :)

Pros: service

Cons: not special

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I have ate here with my family and friends. The food is very good, service is excellent. I really enjoy how the get as many waiters/waitress needed and all service your food all at once. The cost is a bit high, but is worth the experience. If you do plan on dining here, make sure you make a reservation or else youll be waiting for hours and getting a small table.

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★★★★☆

I have ate here with my family and friends. The food is very good, service is excellent. I really enjoy how the get as many waiters/waitress needed and all service your food all at once. The cost is a bit high, but is worth the experience. If you do plan on dining here, make sure you make a reservation or else youll be waiting for hours and getting a small table.

Pros: ambiance

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Ammos was expensive, the service unprofessional and annoying including filling up the wine glasses every few minutes and most importantly the "fresh" fish was was dry and pathetically small. Appetizers and sides were awful, for example, baked Haloumi cheese, a Cypriot specialty was so thinly sliced that it lost all flavor and would be unrecognizable by any Cypriot or like ourselves anyone who has traveled to Cyprus. The bill for three was $240.00 and we walked out hungry.

The worst high end Greek food that we ever had!

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★☆☆☆☆

Ammos was expensive, the service unprofessional and annoying including filling up the wine glasses every few minutes and most importantly the "fresh" fish was was dry and pathetically small. Appetizers and sides were awful, for example, baked Haloumi cheese, a Cypriot specialty was so thinly sliced that it lost all flavor and would be unrecognizable by any Cypriot or like ourselves anyone who has traveled to Cyprus. The bill for three was $240.00 and we walked out hungry.

The worst high end Greek food that we ever had!

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I had a wonderful dinner at Ammos! I am not usually a fan of Greek food - but Ammos is exceptional. The wine list is broad and the dinner menu featured many Mediterranean dishes that I have come to love. I recommend the Crudo and Scallops for anyone looking to try classic dishes with new, inventive twists. I am also a big fan of Thievery Corporation - so the playlist only added to an already great experience. Recommended to all!!

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★★★★★

I had a wonderful dinner at Ammos! I am not usually a fan of Greek food - but Ammos is exceptional. The wine list is broad and the dinner menu featured many Mediterranean dishes that I have come to love. I recommend the Crudo and Scallops for anyone looking to try classic dishes with new, inventive twists. I am also a big fan of Thievery Corporation - so the playlist only added to an already great experience. Recommended to all!!

Pros: Great ambience and even better food

Cons: Can't seem to find any!

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I haven't eaten here, however, I have heard great things about the food. I have gone to Ammos on a Saturday night with some girlfriends. We had a great time, the Greek music was live and great. We drank, danced and had a lot of fun. I recommend this place if you like to dance, and if you don't mind a large crowd.

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★★★★☆

I haven't eaten here, however, I have heard great things about the food. I have gone to Ammos on a Saturday night with some girlfriends. We had a great time, the Greek music was live and great. We drank, danced and had a lot of fun. I recommend this place if you like to dance, and if you don't mind a large crowd.

Pros: great Greek music

Cons: crowded

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I have been here a few times before and I really like the whole ambience that this place projects. I have only ever eaten at the bar or at the bar tables - havent made it to the formal room yet - and i just love it. The girl bartender is so cool, she got me hooked on this strawberry drink she makes and was even sweet enough to write the receipe on a napkin for me. I def used it over the 4th. The chef is young and hot and hanging out in the bar area, chatting with the bartender and other bar guests. Not at all stodgy like those stereotypical yelling chefs you hear about - super social, way cool.

I've only eaten some of apps - all delicious and probably moderately healthy - nothing fried or battered. Octopus is amazing and so is the cypriot cheese dish. I dont often blog about bars or restaurants, but I really love this place!!!!

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★★★★☆

I have been here a few times before and I really like the whole ambience that this place projects. I have only ever eaten at the bar or at the bar tables - havent made it to the formal room yet - and i just love it. The girl bartender is so cool, she got me hooked on this strawberry drink she makes and was even sweet enough to write the receipe on a napkin for me. I def used it over the 4th. The chef is young and hot and hanging out in the bar area, chatting with the bartender and other bar guests. Not at all stodgy like those stereotypical yelling chefs you hear about - super social, way cool.

I've only eaten some of apps - all delicious and probably moderately healthy - nothing fried or battered. Octopus is amazing and so is the cypriot cheese dish. I dont often blog about bars or restaurants, but I really love this place!!!!

Pros: Bartenders, chef, appetizers

Cons: Nothing yet

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After three trips to AMMOS after long work days I feel I must write my first review. I have been twice at the bar and once in the tasteful dining room on a first date. For the latter experience, the young man waiting on us was charming and knowledgeable about the extensive wine-list. We sampled many appetizers including the Sikoti which is basically fois gras renamed in Greek. It was outstanding though as was everything else. I have to recommend this both for a lovely dinner destination as well as a great place simply hanging out at the candlelit bar. Both bartenders that were there on the respective nights were personable and professional. One of whom looks like slightly younger version of John Mcenroe and served us a gourmet cheese sampler, paired it with a fabulous red wine and made us laugh at a story about cats on the Titanic (random)! LOVE IT!

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★★★★★

After three trips to AMMOS after long work days I feel I must write my first review. I have been twice at the bar and once in the tasteful dining room on a first date. For the latter experience, the young man waiting on us was charming and knowledgeable about the extensive wine-list. We sampled many appetizers including the Sikoti which is basically fois gras renamed in Greek. It was outstanding though as was everything else. I have to recommend this both for a lovely dinner destination as well as a great place simply hanging out at the candlelit bar. Both bartenders that were there on the respective nights were personable and professional. One of whom looks like slightly younger version of John Mcenroe and served us a gourmet cheese sampler, paired it with a fabulous red wine and made us laugh at a story about cats on the Titanic (random)! LOVE IT!

Pros: wine list, service

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This place is amazing! From the food to the service to the decor. This restaurant is a must, especially if your into greek mediterreanean food. I had recently dined there and had many of their signature items. There were so many great entrees and mezedes (appetizers) that i just couldnt decide. The manager, who also designed the menu chose some of the best dishes for my table. When you go you have to try the Foie Gras, it is scrumptious and literally melts in your mouth. The baked octopus was phenomenal. It was so fresh and had ben prepared on a grill having the perfect balance of flavor and char with a hint of lemon, this was a great starter. The scallops entree and the Lamb were incredible. The lamb comes baked two different ways, a traditionally on the bone as well as a braised lamb with moussaka and feta in a mini dish, this was quite tasty. The scallops were baked to perfection, not too chewy or fishy and had the perfect balance of soft yet crisp. That came garnished with baked cauliflower and brussel sprout heads. An absolute must try!
At no point during the meal did i feel as though i needed something. The servers and all the waitstaff anticipated our every need, the buspersons were right on with clearing tables, everything was spotless.
The decor inside is great. It has great feel and atmosphere. I definately would recommend for dinner or even just an after work drink. AMMOS, i will be back!

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★★★★★

This place is amazing! From the food to the service to the decor. This restaurant is a must, especially if your into greek mediterreanean food. I had recently dined there and had many of their signature items. There were so many great entrees and mezedes (appetizers) that i just couldnt decide. The manager, who also designed the menu chose some of the best dishes for my table. When you go you have to try the Foie Gras, it is scrumptious and literally melts in your mouth. The baked octopus was phenomenal. It was so fresh and had ben prepared on a grill having the perfect balance of flavor and char with a hint of lemon, this was a great starter. The scallops entree and the Lamb were incredible. The lamb comes baked two different ways, a traditionally on the bone as well as a braised lamb with moussaka and feta in a mini dish, this was quite tasty. The scallops were baked to perfection, not too chewy or fishy and had the perfect balance of soft yet crisp. That came garnished with baked cauliflower and brussel sprout heads. An absolute must try!
At no point during the meal did i feel as though i needed something. The servers and all the waitstaff anticipated our every need, the buspersons were right on with clearing tables, everything was spotless.
The decor inside is great. It has great feel and atmosphere. I definately would recommend for dinner or even just an after work drink. AMMOS, i will be back!

Pros: Exceptionally fresh seafood, Well trained wait staff

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Very high quality restaurant. I was introduced to Ammos by a client when we met for dinner. Was not disappointed. The bartender was great - very friendly and knowledgable about the menu. Service was great and the chef's suggestions were delectable.

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★★★★☆

Very high quality restaurant. I was introduced to Ammos by a client when we met for dinner. Was not disappointed. The bartender was great - very friendly and knowledgable about the menu. Service was great and the chef's suggestions were delectable.

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We have come to AMMOS on one Friday night and again on the following Monday night for drinks and appetizers at their attractive and comfortable (despite the low chairs) bar area. It is a welcome respite from the chaos and muggy heat of the neighboring establishments. I must say that the new wine list and drink menu is a quantum leap from the limited offering of a year ago. The bartender is a sharp-looking mix-master who actually knows something about entertaining and accommodating his own customers (who all seem to know him) as well as servicing what looked like a busy wait-staff simultaneously. We should delve deeper into the menu than we do but the dips and Grilled Octopus are what we always look forward to. My only complaint would be that both times we visited, heard the same sequence of songs playing in the background. But check it out anyway!

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★★★★☆

We have come to AMMOS on one Friday night and again on the following Monday night for drinks and appetizers at their attractive and comfortable (despite the low chairs) bar area. It is a welcome respite from the chaos and muggy heat of the neighboring establishments. I must say that the new wine list and drink menu is a quantum leap from the limited offering of a year ago. The bartender is a sharp-looking mix-master who actually knows something about entertaining and accommodating his own customers (who all seem to know him) as well as servicing what looked like a busy wait-staff simultaneously. We should delve deeper into the menu than we do but the dips and Grilled Octopus are what we always look forward to. My only complaint would be that both times we visited, heard the same sequence of songs playing in the background. But check it out anyway!

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As with many of your reviewers, we were anxious to experience the "new Ammos" given the change in chef. We were certainly impressed. Favorite appetizer: Grilled octopus---tender, flavorful, excellent. But the others we tried were wonderful, notably the salads with fresh beets. Favorite main course: halibut-- fresh, juicy, beautiful presentation. Scallops were also delicious (prepared creatively in a white buerre blanc with cauliflower and Brussell sprouts). Service was attentive, but not obsequious. The sommelier recommended a delicious Chardonnay that was a perfect complement to our food selections. The food coupled with the atmosphere combined for a terrific dining experience.

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★★★★★

As with many of your reviewers, we were anxious to experience the "new Ammos" given the change in chef. We were certainly impressed. Favorite appetizer: Grilled octopus---tender, flavorful, excellent. But the others we tried were wonderful, notably the salads with fresh beets. Favorite main course: halibut-- fresh, juicy, beautiful presentation. Scallops were also delicious (prepared creatively in a white buerre blanc with cauliflower and Brussell sprouts). Service was attentive, but not obsequious. The sommelier recommended a delicious Chardonnay that was a perfect complement to our food selections. The food coupled with the atmosphere combined for a terrific dining experience.

Pros: Appetizers, seafood

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As a someone getting tired of the Grand Central apres work scene - Ammos is a real find for an afterwork drink. The wine list by the glass really leaves much to be desired, but the beautiful greek bartender more than makes up for it. I was in last night and not only does this lady make a mean martini but she also talked up the menu - which definitely delivered. Took the time to talk to me and my guest while servicing a pretty full bar. Whoever is back in that kitchen now knows what they are doing. The owner hands out delicious bar snacks which adds a nice touch. Highly recommended and will become my new go to spot.

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★★★★☆

As a someone getting tired of the Grand Central apres work scene - Ammos is a real find for an afterwork drink. The wine list by the glass really leaves much to be desired, but the beautiful greek bartender more than makes up for it. I was in last night and not only does this lady make a mean martini but she also talked up the menu - which definitely delivered. Took the time to talk to me and my guest while servicing a pretty full bar. Whoever is back in that kitchen now knows what they are doing. The owner hands out delicious bar snacks which adds a nice touch. Highly recommended and will become my new go to spot.

Pros: Great service, wonderful food

Cons: Gets quite packed, wine list

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My recent visit to Ammos was nothing short of superb! Within the first ten minutes of waiting at the bar for the rest of my party to arrive, I had a lovely conversation with the bartender who was both knowledgeable and attentive (even though she had a full bar). Once seated at our table I was impressed with the chic decor and the promptness of service by our waitress. When I asked about the Greek wine selection I was approached by a gentleman that seemed so eager to introduce me to some bottles that I had no previous knowledge of and picked out exactly what I was looking for. As for the food, all I can say is fabulous! We ordered some of the chef's recommended dishes and were not dissappointed. The tuna and octopus were incredible as well as the scallops and steak. Management has done the right thing by bringing in a young and talented chef. I believe that this restaurant will continue to provide great service and fantastic food, which is why I will return very soon. You would be crazy not to check this place out!

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★★★★★

My recent visit to Ammos was nothing short of superb! Within the first ten minutes of waiting at the bar for the rest of my party to arrive, I had a lovely conversation with the bartender who was both knowledgeable and attentive (even though she had a full bar). Once seated at our table I was impressed with the chic decor and the promptness of service by our waitress. When I asked about the Greek wine selection I was approached by a gentleman that seemed so eager to introduce me to some bottles that I had no previous knowledge of and picked out exactly what I was looking for. As for the food, all I can say is fabulous! We ordered some of the chef's recommended dishes and were not dissappointed. The tuna and octopus were incredible as well as the scallops and steak. Management has done the right thing by bringing in a young and talented chef. I believe that this restaurant will continue to provide great service and fantastic food, which is why I will return very soon. You would be crazy not to check this place out!

Pros: Ambience, service, FOOD!!!

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Based on the reviews of this site, I was interested to see how a young chef from french laundry could put a spin on Greek. In addition to a superb meal, the chef came out and introduced one of his dishes, the tuna collar. the entire experience was an impressive surprise: the food, the service, the decor, and the a brief discussion with the chef. My friends and I even had a great time digging into this tuna collar. I think this is a must try, not just for fans of Greek food, but for foodies who want to try an up an coming chef.

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★★★★★

Based on the reviews of this site, I was interested to see how a young chef from french laundry could put a spin on Greek. In addition to a superb meal, the chef came out and introduced one of his dishes, the tuna collar. the entire experience was an impressive surprise: the food, the service, the decor, and the a brief discussion with the chef. My friends and I even had a great time digging into this tuna collar. I think this is a must try, not just for fans of Greek food, but for foodies who want to try an up an coming chef.

Pros: Service and quality of food

Cons: Might not be in everyone's price range (but hey, that's what you pay for in Manhattan)

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I read a blog that Ammos, a Greek restaurant near Grand Central, replaced its chef with a young gun from the French Laundry, so my wife and I decide to return after a very disapointing experience a couple of months ago. Lamb Dish! It was a duo: a perfectly frenched chops like a lolli-pop with Indian Spices on whipped potatoes and nice sea salt- and their version of Moussaka, which was a mini dutch oven (covered and presented table-side) filled with Braised Lamb Leg, grilled eggplant, tomatoes, and oh-so-good cheesy sauce. My girlfriend had the Scallops which were to die for. They were seared and cooked perfectly, paired with roasted cauliflower and brussel sprouts in this buttery sauce of pancetta and capers. The music and ambience is great. The service is not good but who cares. I could this everyday. Yum!

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★★★★★

I read a blog that Ammos, a Greek restaurant near Grand Central, replaced its chef with a young gun from the French Laundry, so my wife and I decide to return after a very disapointing experience a couple of months ago. Lamb Dish! It was a duo: a perfectly frenched chops like a lolli-pop with Indian Spices on whipped potatoes and nice sea salt- and their version of Moussaka, which was a mini dutch oven (covered and presented table-side) filled with Braised Lamb Leg, grilled eggplant, tomatoes, and oh-so-good cheesy sauce. My girlfriend had the Scallops which were to die for. They were seared and cooked perfectly, paired with roasted cauliflower and brussel sprouts in this buttery sauce of pancetta and capers. The music and ambience is great. The service is not good but who cares. I could this everyday. Yum!

Pros: Food, Ambience

Cons: Service

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We went as a late night greek night out after dinner! It was ok. Nothing special. There was definitely not that cozy feeling you usually get in a typical greek restaurant. But then again, we did not have dinner, instead we stood at the bar until a table cleared so that we can watch all the Greek dancing. As far as Ammos being a fun, cozy greek night out - nope - just doesn't cut it! I would maybe go back to try the food just to give it a second chance. There was just something very uncomfortable abou the place that i cannot place my finger on - may have been the rudeness of the bartender who believed he was God's gift to the world, the rudeness of the patrons or even the layout of the place, which is not a cozy restaurant ---- it does not feel anything like Greek restaurants in Greece. Or night clubs for that matter. It was just not a great night out --- decent but not great.

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★★★☆☆

We went as a late night greek night out after dinner! It was ok. Nothing special. There was definitely not that cozy feeling you usually get in a typical greek restaurant. But then again, we did not have dinner, instead we stood at the bar until a table cleared so that we can watch all the Greek dancing. As far as Ammos being a fun, cozy greek night out - nope - just doesn't cut it! I would maybe go back to try the food just to give it a second chance. There was just something very uncomfortable abou the place that i cannot place my finger on - may have been the rudeness of the bartender who believed he was God's gift to the world, the rudeness of the patrons or even the layout of the place, which is not a cozy restaurant ---- it does not feel anything like Greek restaurants in Greece. Or night clubs for that matter. It was just not a great night out --- decent but not great.

Pros: Greek music

Cons: Service and bar scene are not at all good

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last time i saw and tasted a place that looks and food thats prepared this way, i was at a greek beach estiatorio in mykonos. Food was excellent, service good and try the feta napolean, great! Fish by the pound is expensive but if you love fish, it is worth it. no regrets. try soon

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★★★★★

last time i saw and tasted a place that looks and food thats prepared this way, i was at a greek beach estiatorio in mykonos. Food was excellent, service good and try the feta napolean, great! Fish by the pound is expensive but if you love fish, it is worth it. no regrets. try soon

Pros: feta napolean

Cons: seats

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Ammos is nice looking spot with some good seafood dishes. But it lacks that feeling of being someplace you are welcome and management is rude, has an awful attitude and lied and tried to cheat us on our bill even when the rest of our table confirmed pricing when we placed our orders. It's quite sad becuase this place has so much potential, but management puts forward a pretty negative image of the type of people running this establishment. Sadly, unless there was a change, I would Never return. Try Trata instead for some amazing food (and where management treats you with huge care and respect) or even Rafina if you dont mind venturing up that far up the east side.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ammos is nice looking spot with some good seafood dishes. But it lacks that feeling of being someplace you are welcome and management is rude, has an awful attitude and lied and tried to cheat us on our bill even when the rest of our table confirmed pricing when we placed our orders. It's quite sad becuase this place has so much potential, but management puts forward a pretty negative image of the type of people running this establishment. Sadly, unless there was a change, I would Never return. Try Trata instead for some amazing food (and where management treats you with huge care and respect) or even Rafina if you dont mind venturing up that far up the east side.

Pros: Seafood is ok

Cons: Management lies and cheats, way overpriced

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Ok, so my friend and I decide to go out for a nice meal and run into this place. I should have went home! All of the appetizers were either over cooked, bland or just simply bad-Crab cakes, shrimps, calamari & one other thing I can't recall. My friend ordered a lobster and linguine -which she hated and couldn't finish. I had lamb chops-which I might say were excellent. We asked for a wine recommendation and ordered a bottle of it. I will have to say that we were better off randomly picking something! The bottle was about $100 and we both woke up in the middle of the night wanting to ram our heads against the wall! I would never go back again. I had a friend suggest that place for dinner and almost cancelled on her for lunch. Don't go to this place no matter how hungry you are!

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok, so my friend and I decide to go out for a nice meal and run into this place. I should have went home! All of the appetizers were either over cooked, bland or just simply bad-Crab cakes, shrimps, calamari & one other thing I can't recall. My friend ordered a lobster and linguine -which she hated and couldn't finish. I had lamb chops-which I might say were excellent. We asked for a wine recommendation and ordered a bottle of it. I will have to say that we were better off randomly picking something! The bottle was about $100 and we both woke up in the middle of the night wanting to ram our heads against the wall! I would never go back again. I had a friend suggest that place for dinner and almost cancelled on her for lunch. Don't go to this place no matter how hungry you are!

Pros: Lamb Chops & ambiance

Cons: Over priced...poor wine recommendations and terrible food

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Ammos set the romantic mood for my date and I. We had a fabulous time, the decor was beautiful and the food was absolutely amazing, we would definitely come back. The seafood was so fresh and delish...the wait staff was so attentive and the greek wine was extraordinary. Two thumb up for Ammos!

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★★★★★

Ammos set the romantic mood for my date and I. We had a fabulous time, the decor was beautiful and the food was absolutely amazing, we would definitely come back. The seafood was so fresh and delish...the wait staff was so attentive and the greek wine was extraordinary. Two thumb up for Ammos!

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We came to Ammos for Valentine's Day in celebration of our first Vday as husband and wife! We had gone to Greece for our honeymoon and Ammos definately brought us back to the amazing nights we spent on the islands of Greece!! The food was amazing at Ammos and the service superb!! Everything the waiter recommended was right on the ball! Thanks for a great night!!

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★★★★★

We came to Ammos for Valentine's Day in celebration of our first Vday as husband and wife! We had gone to Greece for our honeymoon and Ammos definately brought us back to the amazing nights we spent on the islands of Greece!! The food was amazing at Ammos and the service superb!! Everything the waiter recommended was right on the ball! Thanks for a great night!!

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Growing up in a traditionally Greek household I have a discriminating palate. Taramosalata has to be "just right"--not too fishy nor too bland. Kalamari should be light and melt in your mouth and the flavors of lemon and oregano should be abundant and run rampant in many traditional Greek dishes. Thankfully, Ammos got it right! My only visit to Ammos proved to be a wonderful experience complete with delicious plate of food after delicious plate of food, great wine, excellent service and a wonderful Greek atmosphere reminiscent of the Greek islands. The setting can be romantic or jovial--take your pick but be forewarned, either way you will NOT be disappointed!

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★★★★★

Growing up in a traditionally Greek household I have a discriminating palate. Taramosalata has to be "just right"--not too fishy nor too bland. Kalamari should be light and melt in your mouth and the flavors of lemon and oregano should be abundant and run rampant in many traditional Greek dishes. Thankfully, Ammos got it right! My only visit to Ammos proved to be a wonderful experience complete with delicious plate of food after delicious plate of food, great wine, excellent service and a wonderful Greek atmosphere reminiscent of the Greek islands. The setting can be romantic or jovial--take your pick but be forewarned, either way you will NOT be disappointed!

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we've been to this restaurant several times. the food is so inconsistent. the seafood is usually not very fresh and the rest of the food is mediocre at best. milos and avra are a much better choice for seafood and greek cuisine. absolutely no comparison here.

1
★★★☆☆

we've been to this restaurant several times. the food is so inconsistent. the seafood is usually not very fresh and the rest of the food is mediocre at best. milos and avra are a much better choice for seafood and greek cuisine. absolutely no comparison here.

Cons: cuisine not very good

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I love Ammos. The spreads and bread was amazing-
thier selection in Greek wines out-did my expectations and the entrees served were beyond delicious. A plus for Ammos!

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★★★★★

I love Ammos. The spreads and bread was amazing-
thier selection in Greek wines out-did my expectations and the entrees served were beyond delicious. A plus for Ammos!

Pros: Everything

Cons: No complaints

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What a terrific experience! My first visit to Ammos was excellent all around: from the very pleasant hostesses who greeted us at the door, to the delicious appetizers, main course and desserts (Greek Coffee Ice Cream-my favorite & highly recommended), great music, to the extremely friendly Maitre D' that came over to our table to check on our experience. We had at least 5 of the appetizers on the menu, which all were delicious. Must try the Octopus (the best I have had in NYC)!!! Everything was way beyond our expectations. I have returned numerous times since my first visit and it seems as if it gets better every time. I highly recommend Ammos if you are looking for GREAT Greek food!

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★★★★★

What a terrific experience! My first visit to Ammos was excellent all around: from the very pleasant hostesses who greeted us at the door, to the delicious appetizers, main course and desserts (Greek Coffee Ice Cream-my favorite & highly recommended), great music, to the extremely friendly Maitre D' that came over to our table to check on our experience. We had at least 5 of the appetizers on the menu, which all were delicious. Must try the Octopus (the best I have had in NYC)!!! Everything was way beyond our expectations. I have returned numerous times since my first visit and it seems as if it gets better every time. I highly recommend Ammos if you are looking for GREAT Greek food!

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the food was absoultely excellent, i enjoyed the great service i was getting, the food made me feel like i was traveling through different parts of greece, the wine was great, i went the other night, not willing to try a new restaurant, but im happy i did,i went on a saturday night and they had greek music , im not sure if its everydasy but it was truly comfortable and enjoyable, i will most likely attend again.

2
★★★★★

the food was absoultely excellent, i enjoyed the great service i was getting, the food made me feel like i was traveling through different parts of greece, the wine was great, i went the other night, not willing to try a new restaurant, but im happy i did,i went on a saturday night and they had greek music , im not sure if its everydasy but it was truly comfortable and enjoyable, i will most likely attend again.

Pros: service, decor

 

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