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Ethos Gallery 51

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905 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10022-8009
+1 212-888-4060
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the bar, initialing sipping a beer and then having some starters to eat . I had grilled octopus and fish-balls and they both were perfectly cooked and tasty . The bartender was attentive but not intrusive . The venue reminded me a bit of a beach restaurant, a nice feeling given that cool weather . I definitely... More 

Thank Alessandro D
New York City, New York
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156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time at Ethos, and worth the visit. The folks serving the table and managing the restaurant were very friendly and hospitable. Three of us had numerous mezze, including Pikilia - a combination of tarama, melitzanosalata, spicy feta, humus and tzatziki; really good calamari, delicious scallops, and very good mussels. We then had swordfish, lamb, and salad. For wines we... More 

Thank ZenaRd
New York City, New York
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148 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The food at Ethos is pretty good, and the room has an airy, "beach" feel. However, the prices are a bit high and the service is passive/aggressive. Timing of food is uneven, and some dishes arrive late -- ok -- but then felt rushed.

Thank WhereNext2NYC
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night. Despite having booked for 7.30pm, we were still waiting for a table till after 8pm. Since the table was not ready, we were asked to go to the bar for a drink which we did but there again waited for another 20 Minutes before getting the attention of a bartender. Otherwise the food was... More 

Thank Brian S
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Our server spent more time flirting with the hostess , drinking beer at the bar and flirting with the bartender than he spent with his patrons

Thank vinlentini
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. The squid, octopus and whole fish are outstanding. Service is friendly, but can be slow and a bit disorganized. A little bit expensive, but generally worth it.

1 Thank jmelarkin
Darwin, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had an excellent night here, although UN in town and Obama caused a road blockage! Thought about calamari or lobster but took the waiters suggestion of the chefs specialty octopus. The best most tender octopus I have had, with lovely dressing. Wine list is also reasonable. For New York, complimentary bread and oil PLUS a standard desert is a... More 

1 Thank JohnBerryman
Jerusalem, Israel
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Happy atmosphere, sometimes a little noisy, quick and friendly service and good food. What else do you need? The Greek salad was almost like the one you get in Greece, the fish was delicious, the souvlaki was great (although it was chicken and in Greece they use lamb), side dishes very tasty. In general, a very pleasant experience.

1 Thank Moti K
Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The food was ok. Nothing to crazy over. However, the setting is nice and bright for an easy lunch. Like the bread and hummus

Thank Chris_NBO
Phoenix, Arizona
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110 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We had a few small dishes and one main course. Everything was just okay and nothing was amazing. Ordered the lamb chops as main course. 4 very skinny lamb chops, and lots of French fries for $35! The restaurant is very loud and vibrant, make sure you are okay with that. Especially if it's someone's birthday, they play music as... More 

1 Thank bintheredondat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 905 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10022-8009
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-888-4060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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