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125 W. 55th St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Sixth Ave.
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.
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.
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.
Nothing like it in the world! Seafood Fresher than God's!
By DjangoMom on 3/14/2003
Stepping into Milos transports you onto a sunny Greek island. It is the first place we make reservations at when we come to NYC. We come 5-10 times a year, so believe me, it is great. Ask for Spiro to be your waiter and you will be doubly delighted.
best fish in town
By eurotrash on 2/28/2003
delicately prepared fish, good side dishes
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.
Fresh Fish Fun
By erzsikem on 1/3/2005
Delicious if somewhat pricey Greek food at its finest. The service has always been excellent!
By sahw on 2/6/2003
Spacious Greek Seafood restaurant with beautifully displayed fish for you to choose for your dinner. Whatever the choice, it will be prepared as you like it. Young, hip crowd. Great post theatre spot.
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.
Delicious but hideously overpriced
By zeecee on 7/2/2003
Fun decor, upbeat. Don't miss the zucchini appetizer. You select a fish, flown here from Greece, from a display, explained by a waiter. My grilled sardines were delicious. A tomato salad for $18 should have richly flavorful tomatoes. These were quite ordinary. The salad can serve three, but I felt taken. The grilled vegetables were tasty, but side dishes aren't generous. Service is attentive but I felt they were refilling our glasses with bottled water at every opportunity in order to move us to a new bottle. The same was true of the wine as the waiter poured a glass of wine from the bottle we ordered with the meal for a friend who still had over 1/2 glass of the wine she'd ordered previously. I pointed out she had wine, he said, "That's a different wine," and I suggested he wait until she finished hers. I've never felt so pressured by service, so don't think it was paranoia. Our bill was about $80 per person and I resented feeling hustled.
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