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125 W. 55th St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Sixth Ave.
By Dibubba on 7/28/2012
I travel much, and rarely - if ever- write negative reviews of restaurants I visit... But here, I must. Cold food, grossly overpriced, foul and attentive service, and an atmosphere that was crowded, loud,, and dangerous. The tables are so closely packed that there is no space for the staff to move - so they dash bird-like through the tables, knocking your chairs and the stupid umbrellas inside, and when the aisles are too narrow for them to pass, they stop in a pile- up and roll their eyes dramatically at the patrons who are just trying to find room to sit at their table. The fruit bar, to the side on a riser, means that almost all of the staff must traverse an 8 inch aisle between the chairs. The fish is fresh, but stratospherically-priced: if the atmosphere and service were elegant, the prices could perhaps be justified... But not here. To make matters worse, the fish arrived at my table only Luke-warm... I can only guess this was because the servers had gotten stuck between the tables in a traffic jam. When I voiced my concerns to the staff, I was treated with an attitude bordering on derision. One of my guests told me the fish he received was not the same species he had ordered (and which I paid for), although I am not astute enough to verify this. Again, I travel and entertain frequently, and am in NYC at least monthly, hosting clients. This restaurant proved a severe embarrassment to myself and my company, and I can find literally NOTHING to recommend here.
Milos Midtown NYC - Good Food should not be the only criteria
By Ekontos on 6/6/2010
At the recommendation of a friend we dined at Milos this past Friday. The decor was lovely and the place was packed. As we were walk-ins we waited for about a half hour or so and there was a no-show. We sat at the bar and had drinks and appetizers. While the Greek wine was lovely we found that the pricing was a bit over the top. Once we were seated we ordered our entrees. I ordered a steak as I am not a big seafood fan, Pricing was comparable to one of the finer steak houses. I ALWAYS order my steak medium-rare. When it arrived I cut into it and it was past medium. I showed it to the waiter and he said it was medium-rare but he took it away. I was then shocked as he brought it back again and said that the chef said it was as I requested. My wife then interjected and the waiter abruptly cut her off and was quite a bit rude. Not what you expect at this class of restaurant. I am not sure if it was race or sex related but I did get the impression he had a problem with one or the other, if not both. He finally took the steak back and brought one back that was basically raw. I didn't want to extend my misery but I ate it. I will never go back again, and I AM Greek, spoke to them in Greek and have never had that type of experience before. BTW, when asking for a bottle of wine make sure you SEE the price - I was verbally given one price and charged another
By shellyf on 10/25/2009
Fish basically a bland food, tastes like cardboard. You've got to do somethng to it to get flavor. Here, they add olive oil and lemon.and.... nothing! Or I should say a very high price nothing. Our ballata fish was about $50/lb for a 3 pound fish. We (4 of us) got about 5 ounces each and the same amount from a black sea bass, @$34/lb.The appetizers were excellent. The fried zuchini chips and cheese was superb as were the shrimp. The carbonated water is, are you ready?, nine bucks a bottle. Desserts were hit or miss and at those prices they should have all been hits....but weren't You want tasty fish, you go to Le Bernardin.
By pzuniga on 8/30/2008
It is said we only live once. I say, this is where you want to eat when you live once. I am from California and have not yet eaten at a restaurant like this. Eating anywhere in New York you almost can not go wrong. Dining at Milos restaurant is special. The service, food quality and ambiance is what I feel makes Milos restaurant completely standout.
By Anna33 on 4/7/2008
Completely overrated restaurant. Greek food is among my favorites, but I could have gone to Astoria and gotten higher quality Greek food for much cheaper. The menu is limited, the food bland, and there's nothing special. This does not deserve the price tag. Save your money and go somewhere else rather than wasting money on mediocre Greek food.
Expensive Yes- but Good Fresh Fish
By litlralph on 6/26/2007
It seems alot of the poor ratings below emanate from either unfortunate incidents (stolen Camera, Valentines issue etc) which certainly seemed to have been poorly handled, or incorrect expectations. This place is undoubtedly expensive, and you can spend $100 per person easily (my experience is about 75-85 per head with decent entrees and appetizers not including drinks). And it is Mediterranean, not Cajun, so the spice is minimum. Go here for Fresh Mediterranean (no frills but delicious) fish the likes of which you don't really find elsewhere in the City and (in my experience) attentive service. I don't particularly love the decor but the Fish table is cool. Except for my first time there (I've been about 5-6 times now over a 2 year period) we have had them "feed" us where the waiter picks a fish or two for the table and I can absolutely say we have not been ripped off as someone suggested below. The staff has been very nice each time and the food has been not just good but outstanding EVERY time I have been which is why I keep returning.
Pricey But Excellent Food
By Nikolaki on 4/20/2007
Milos is a very upscale restaurant with a cavernous dining room and floor to ceiling windows looking out onto 55th Street. We had lunch there ($90.00 w/tip) on a Wednesday. The appetizers (oysters and avocado w/shrimp) were excellent as was the very fresh fish for the main course. The service was less than stellar and the waiter who served us bordered on the surly. After leaving him a decent tip of about 18% for service I did not rate as terrific he didn't even have the good business sense to say thank you.
Mount Olympus meets the Sea
By martin_chamois on 3/21/2007
Estiatorio Milos mostly lives up to the justly deserved reputation. Excellent seafood - the freshest fish - is served (emphasis on service) in the austere but nonetheless wonderful first floor cavernous space next to the CITY CENTER on 55th. The wait staff turn the meal into theater - with fresh fish on ice becoming the props. Recommendation - take the advice of your head waiter and you will not go wrong. Expensive but overall worth it.
By hc718 on 2/15/2007
Went for Valentine's Day with my boyfriend last night. We asked for the regular menu and were told we couldn't order from it. We were forced to get the 5 course special Valentine's menu for $150 per person. They never said this when I made the reservation and I felt like I was duped. When we were done with each course, the dirty plates sat in front of us for 10-15 minutes before they cleared it. Then we waited just as long for the next course to come out. No exaggeration because we started timing it because it was so ridiculous. The food was average, service inattentive and slow. For that much money we should have had a great meal and great service but got neither. Bad all around. We paid just as much at Eleven Madison Park and got a terrific meal and the best service I've ever experienced. I always read these reviews and wonder if what everyone says is true. Now I know. When there are consistent reviews saying this restaurant is overpriced, seriously, listen.
great place, great food
By Teresa on 3/16/2005
You can never find a place where everything is fresh to the bone. The fish, you don't even know it exist, you cannot find them in your supermaket. Wine list is very extensive. Whoever said that you can never enjoy dinner when you're on a diet . . . The price is right with very big servings of everything in the menu. A definite place to go.
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