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125 W. 55th St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Sixth Ave.
Switch and Bait
By NewYorkpatron on 11/14/2004
The only thing that exceeded the poor service and over -seasoned underportioned food were the ridiuclous prices... ordering by the pound sets a new gold standard Milos can not handle. The mysterious by the pound rouse ( with shells included) can reult in a main course of $100.... and drinks starting at $15. After waiting far too long for the main course the hyped entree lobster salad sported more shell and filler than actual substance. ..Throw it back in the sea
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fresh Fish Fun
By erzsikem on 1/3/2005
Delicious if somewhat pricey Greek food at its finest. The service has always been excellent!
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