Looking for the ideal upscale destination for excellent food in a sophisticated setting? Look no further. Nerai is the ideal restaurant for a group of friends looking to gather and share amazing Mediterranean fare and some scintillating conversation. The ambience is delightful, the food is “Modern Greek with a flair”, and you’ll never tire of new combinations as you work your way through the incredible menu options! The Prix Fixe Lunch offers plenty of delightful dishes to sample:
Start with a few appetizers for the table to share. You can’t go wrong with either the traditional warm, fresh Greek pita bread with a trio of spreads/dips (Hummus, Tzatziki and Feta), or Spinach pies (with crumbled feta and ouzo yogurt). Feeling a little more adventurous? The grilled octopus with chickpeas, onions, capers and roasted peppers is a favorite of NYC locals, or enjoy the short rib meatballs with tomato sauce and whipped goat cheese. (There are six more starter options including two salads, so plenty of room for experimentation!)
The entrees as usual do not disappoint at Nerai; traditional Greek favorites and modern Mediterranean dishes abound. Choose from any of nine delicious plates, ranging from organic roasted chicken to King salmon, from lamb chops or a burger to fresh shrimp or fish prepared to order. Vegetarian? No problem! Try the risotto with Portobello mushrooms, roasted butternut squash and Mizithra. The grilled Shrimp Santorini Pappardelle is served with shimeji mushrooms, grilled zucchini and feta, and the grilled Cretan spiced scallops come with sunchoke puree and a shitake pastourma vinaigrette.
Enjoy a light seasonal fruit plate, savor a dish of portokalopita (orange sponge filo cake topped with a bitter chocolate sorbet) or spoon up smooth, creamy Greek yogurt drizzled with wild thyme honey and sprinkled with candied pecans. Better yet, order all three and let the table share!
Girls day out at Nerai will become a monthly tradition you will be sure to pencil in and never miss.