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Ocean Grill and Avra

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Yesterday I ate my way through Manhattan.... brunch at Ocean Grill on the UWS as I have not been in a long time. Still nice enough to sit outside, so we did. The only thing bad was the service which was SO slow and the waitress never even brought the coffee that was asked for twice. Other than that, we started with perfect bloody mary's, and pumpkin bread. Main courses were the Lobster Benedict, Seafood Cobb and the Chicken Cobb salad... all were good and made up for the slow service.

Dinner that evening was at one of my favorite places Avra on E 48th streeet. Service is flawless and at 6:30 it was already pretty crowded. By 7PM, it was full. Started with a bottle of wine and then appetizers of the Octopus and the Grilled Shrimp. YUM!!!!! Dinner I picked 2 fish - the Dorade and the Lavraki with a side of Horta. Everything is just made so perfectly....then we splurged and ordered the Baklava...this was the best I have every had as it was decadent but not too sweet.

What a great day.

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  1. Thanks for the report. Glad you had a good day, and your remarks on Avra really help make me interested in the place.