A delicacy in the heart of Midtown, Nerai has quickly become a favorite of New Yorkers and visitors alike. A blend of Greek tradition and Mediterranean cuisine, dining at Nerai is simple, yet complex, and hinges on hospitality and family.
Executive Chef Chris Christou has outdone himself, bringing the New York restaurant to the attention of both foodies and tourists. Nerai opened in July of 2013, quartering in the previous Oceana space on 54th street, and the response to the high quality Greek restaurant has been overwhelming.
Village Voice instantly complimented the cocktail list, the New York Times listed Nerai on its “don’t miss” list of new restaurants to sample, and the Huffington Post called Nerai “A New York City Greek restaurant that sets new levels for modern Hellenic cuisine.”
With such sterling recommendations, it’s definitely a destination that should be on your bucket list in 2015. At Nerai, every meal comes steeped in the Greek history of friendship, family and hospitality, with plenty of dishes designed for sharing.
Contemporary Mediterranean twists on authentic Greek dishes make every meal a surprise – and the pairings of meats and seafoods with a wide array of fresh vegetable dishes and pastas ensure that everyone in a group will find something on the menu that suits.
The cocktails are infused with flavors of figs, oranges and honey. The desserts are sweet and creamy, with a riot of flavors to delight the palate. Every dish is created from ingredients that are carefully sourced and painstakingly prepared, the result being a steady stream of courses delivered at just the right pace from appetizer to aperitif.
If you haven’t been to Nerai, reserve your first meal now – and if you have, do plan to return in 2015. Our menu is always evolving, our fare is always excellent, and the atmosphere is unmatched.