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Greek Eatery With Grilled Seafood-By-The-Pound is Headed to UES

By Shaye Weaver | October 12, 2015 1:22pm
 Avra Estiatorio is opening a second location on East 60th Street next year.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — Greek eatery Avra Estiatorio is opening a second outpost next spring on East 60th Street, bringing its fish-by-the-pound menu  along with some new items like sushi.

Avra Estiatorio's original Midtown East location specializes in freshly-caught seafood — like American snapper, king prawns and black sea bass — which is served grilled and priced by the pound. 

The menu at its new location at 14 E. 60th St. will be similar to what's offered at its flagship, but will incorporate some new seafood eats, which are still in the works but will probably include sushi, according to Nick Tsoulos of Sixty Hospitality LLC, which owns Avra along with Anassa Taverna a few blocks away on East 60th Street.

Prices for Avra's "by-the-pound" menu ranges from $28.95 to $52.95. The menu also includes a selection of raw oysters, and appetizers like stuffed calamari and grilled octopus.

The interior of Avra's flagship, at 141 E. 48th St., features distressed wood floors, exposed wood and sandwashed walls. It was designed to look like a villa in Greece, and the goal for the new spot is to evoke a similar feel, Tsoulos said.

"It will be like you're in the Mediterranean when you go and eat there," Tsoulos said. "The restaurant is going to have a feel like no other restaurant on the Upper East Side."

The new location is expected to open in mid-April or in May of 2016, and will be open daily from 11 to 2 a.m., Tsoulos said.