125 W 55th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.763489 -73.979073
Mon-Fri 12pm-2:45pm, 5pm-11:45pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Clinton
The final word in Greek seafood, or maybe even just seafood, in New York, Milos is a restaurant dedicated to the noblest of culinary goals: taking the best product that can possibly be had and doing as little to it as possible. Milos takes this to an extreme, serving impeccable seafood jetted in that day with just some lemon and salt, if that. It's an ultra-clean, ultra-light, ultra-delicious experience -- and ultra-expensive.
Excellent from all angles – As a frequent and recent visitor to Milos, I have nothing but positive comments. The service has always been excellent, and I have always been seated promptly with a reservation. From food to beverages the staff clearly enjoy their jobs, especially the sommelier who pointed out some terrific, reasonably priced selections that paired very nicely with the fish. I have yet to find fresher, more expertly prepared fish anywhere in NY. The beauty of the fish really shines in Milos' simple preparations. Yes, the food may be high priced relative to other parts of the country, but for upscale dining in NY, considering the quality of food and care they take to ensure the best selections I found it very reasonable. An excellent spot for both business and pleasure.
Horrible attitude – I have lived in NY for about 6 years and have eaten at many/most top restaurants in the city. And I have never been treated as poorly as at Milos. After making our party wait for about an hour past our reservation time (which we chalked up to it being a busy Friday night), they gave us a wobbly makeshift table that was set up in the path of the staff rushing out of the kitchen. When we asked for a different table, we were told that it would be another hour...and this news was conveyed without any sense of apology or effort to make us comfortable in any way. Really ridiculous for such overpriced food.
Please take my money - – extremely expensive service nothinggreat - fresh but so expensive - wines ok but the waiters have no clue ordered a calf Chard they brought me some australian one and tried to coax me into approving it I ask the guy just give me the wine i ordered they couldnt find ordered another calif chard couldnt find it , so i drank the australian towards the end after we finished the first bottle they asked me if i wanted another wine i said ok so then appeared my first choice Calif chard. it was so unprofessional.asked for the owner he hasnt been there in a long time he is spending alot of time in greece they told me, thats great for him but at those prices he should be focused at his rest. kind of got the feeling of eating in a glorious diner and taking out a loan for dinner.
Good but OVER PRICED!!! – As someone who grew up in the mediterenean area, I Ilove this kind of food and I grill fish frequently.
The food at Milos is good and simple. just the way it should be, nothing sophisticated. However, it's way overpriced. Greek food, specially grilled fish is simple. It is simple to make and simple to serve and usually doesn't take a $30K cooking school to learn.
Even the drinks at the bar are above the average ($30 for 2 simple drinks)..and for the price the bartenders could be a little nicer.
There are many other places in the city where you can get the same food for 1/4 of the price.
I'll probably will never go again.
WOW! – I live in Minnesota, a place were seafood means beer battered Walleye. Being an native Chicagoian however, I know all kinds of fish, and most of my dinners that I cook at home are fresh fish. I have to say, the fish selection here is mind blowing! The 'cold ice' display is amazing, everything from Greek Pageot, to Protugease St. Francis, to Seabass from North Caroline. It's all here and it's all fresh! I had the Pageot (A kind of Greek snapper). It was amazing, but very simply prepared as well. $78 for a 2lb fish seemed like alot (If I had a whole Pageot, I could probably prepare it the way they did.) But hey, you can't buy Pageot in MN! And if they sold it, i'm sure they'd pronounce it PA-GEE-OT :). Also good Octopus appitizer.
Mediterranean Heaven – Everything about Milos was A-MA-ZING. Not only was the food fresh, authentic, and delicious, but we left dinner with a feeling of ultimate satisfaction. The Greek spreads were beautifully presented and equally scrumptous. If it wasn't for an early March storm, I could have been fooled that I was in Greece.
Horrible Hostess - Not Worth the Money Whatsoever – My fiancee and I went to Milos for Valentine's Day and arrived promptly for our 9p. After being told that it would be another "5-10 minutes" and waiting FORTY MINUTES later while watching FIVE different couples who arrived 20 min after us get seated by the windows, we finally approached the hostess. They proceeded to seat us at a table next to the kitchen. I don't mean 50 yards away, but an area where even the lighting was completely different from the rest of Milos (think flourescent lights and folding table). For $87/person prix fixe, you expect a level of service commensurate. Ridiculous and I will tell anyone to AVOID THIS PLACE.
Food is good, but overpriced – Service is outstanding and waiters are helpful. Food are fresh and tasty but too expensive and a bit overpriced. This is a place where you will visit once, think it's not bad, but will never go again. I highly recommend the greek spread as an appetizer.
Fantastic Evening! – It was all incredible! The food, the service, the presentation, the wine selection. Need I say more? Yeah, so you pay more, but it was so worth it! Get excited about picking your fish!!
Citysearch Editorial Review – It's a big, splashy, exuberant place, perfect for a night on the town with fish-loving friends. You could dock a yacht in the huge open dining room, where curving concrete-faced walls are softened by gauzy white curtains anchored with fistfuls of garlic bulbs. A stunning fish display lets diners choose their dinner from the day's catch. The legions of well-informed servers stay busy without hovering. This isn't for those on a budget, but portions are generous. A heap of smoky, tender grilled octopus; a teetering stack of lightly fried, addictively salty eggplant and zucchini chips; a four-spreads platter including suave garlic-almond skordalia and punchy feta-pepper dip--share these to save room for a whole grilled fish, like the delectable dourade, fresh from Greek waters and served split, boned and simply seasoned with olive oil and capers.
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