FOOD / January 30, 2015

NERAI- LUXURIOUS JOURNEY TO GREECE

Nerai is a beautiful upscale Greek restaurant in Midtown East set in a summery, glamorous room with thick nautical rope, leather banquet booths and beautiful “date-night” lighting. It also is a great option for an upscale winter escapist dinner to what one can imagine to be a “luxury yacht cruising the Cyclades” serving excellent fresh ingredients.

The cuisine is fancy Greek dishes with a modern twist, generous portion sizes and elegant execution and technique. Although heavily frequented by businessmen its perfect for an elegant date. Since greek food is very ingredient focussed, it also has numerous healthy and Paleo option as we tried here.

The service is thoughtful, elegant and efficient. Make sure to make a reservation ahead as the intimate room fills up quick.

MUST TRY: 

– Spinach Pies

– Grilled Octopus

– Lamb Chops

The beautiful lit bar at Nerai

The beautiful lit bar at Nerai

Nerai's sophisticated dining room with luxurious white and aqua accents

Nerai’s sophisticated dining room with luxurious white and aqua accents

Warm bread with kalamata olives and cheese

Warm bread with kalamata olives and cheese

Greek Salad is deconstructed tomatoes, feta and cucumber which is simple and refreshing

Greek Salad is deconstructed tomatoes, feta and cucumber which is simple and refreshing

Arugula salad with Goat Cheese, Hazelnut and Grapefruit Gelee is generous and tangy

Arugula salad with Goat Cheese, Hazelnut and Grapefruit Gelee is generous and tangy

Spinach Pies with Feta and Ouzo Yoghurt are warm bundles of joy with a very delicate pastry crust and rich and creamy spinach filled centre

Spinach Pies with Feta and Ouzo Yoghurt are warm bundles of joy with a very delicate pastry crust and rich and creamy spinach filled centre

Tender Grilled Octopus with Chickpeas, red pepper and red onions is a fabulous generous dish. The size and cost is somewhere closer to a main course and is great for sharing

Tender Grilled Octopus with Chickpeas, red pepper and red onions is a fabulous generous dish. The size and cost is somewhere closer to a main course and is great for sharing

Cretan Spiced Scallops with sunchoke puree , mastiha fava mash, pastourma (cured meat) and shitake vinaigrette is a great composed seafood dish for winter with the earthy flavors.

Cretan Spiced Scallops with
sunchoke puree , mastiha fava mash, pastourma (cured meat) and shitake vinaigrette is a great composed seafood dish for winter with the earthy flavors.

Tender Lamb Chops with baby potatoes, asparagus and rosemary jus is a excellent version of this classic dish

Tender Lamb Chops with
baby potatoes, asparagus and rosemary jus is a excellent version of this classic dish

Heavenly light lavender mousse, with pineapple carpaccio, lavender honey and caramelized pecans was a real blast to the senses and a great way to finish the elegant meal

Heavenly light lavender mousse, with pineapple carpaccio, lavender honey and caramelized pecans was a real blast to the senses and a great way to finish the elegant meal

Teresa in winter whites

Teresa in winter whites by Anthropologie

Nerai is a beautiful upscale Greek restaurant in Midtown East set in a summery, glamorous room with thick nautical rope, leather banquet booths and beautiful “date-night” lighting. It also is a great option for an upscale winter escapist dinner to what one can imagine to be a “luxury yacht cruising the Cyclades” serving excellent fresh […]





COMMENTS
Samira
Jan 30, 2015

You never see good greek food in the city. Excited to try this. Thanks

Wesley P
Jan 30, 2015

love those spinach pies things.. they look goooood.

Michael
Jul 20, 2015

i love it..nice

RISTORANTI A ROMA
Jan 19, 2016

Hi..

They look goood. Excited to try this.

nabila mughal
May 31, 2016

Dear Sir BEST BEST BEST,,,,, i like your blog.. and ..i like your website………..and best all things



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