Our Story

Modern Greek hospitality in the heart of the city


Greek hospitality has an ancient history: one that is inextricably linked with friendship, food, and libations. At Nerai, you’ll find a thriving, contemporary take on this tradition of warm Greek hospitality. We are well-known for our personalized attention and for making each guest feel at home.

Our hospitality begins at the door as you are welcomed into the light and airy, multilevel space by a staff trained in the fine art of personalized attention.

Executive Chef, Moshe Grundman, combines classical Hellenic food preparation methods with Mediterranean flourishes to create a dining experience guaranteed to please. In the best Greek tradition, we source the freshest possible seafood, with a particular focus on sustainability. The lavraki comes from Greece, live langoustine from Scotland, Ora King salmon from New Zealand, and lobster from Maine.

Greek flavors are honored and elevated in preparation and execution, making for dishes you will remember long after your meal.

Our wine director, Michael Coll, curated an extensive wine list that highlights stretches well-known wines and producers, to small Greek producers making fine wine from varietals that go back thousands of years. We invite you to discover this ancient heritage.

We’re located in Midtown on East 54th Street, between Madison and Park, in the heart of the city. Come dine with us and discover modern Greek hospitality.

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