Restaurant Review: Estiatorio Milos

One of New York City’s top restaurants, Estiatorio Milos, known as simply Milos, is a wonderful experience for a night out!

Estiatoria Milos

Milos menu, Milos,

Milos: The Venue

The space is light and airy with an open feel. White gauze curtains separate the main dining area from the bar and are weighted down with whole heads of garlic. The shades of white throughout the restaurant create a very Mediterranean feel.

Milos dining room, Milos,

Milos: Meet your dinner

On ice, displayed between the dining room space and the kitchen, is the freshest of fish. Flown in daily from all over the world, the fish choices are impressive. This restaurant needs to be visited many times over to enjoy knowledge of the chefs with so many different types of fish! Choose something different each time!

Soft shelled crab, Milos,

Milos: The Feel

The restaurant has the buzz of a bee hive with a very active wait staff. More than one person takes care of each table and each is very knowledgeable. I received a tour of the fresh fish before making a choice. For us this visit – tuna.

Milos: Drinks

The drink menu is varied and has something for every taste. My tastes lean very far to the sweet side and I was not disappointed in the waiter’s suggestion! Choose your favorite or have the pros choose for you. They will pair a drink perfectly with your meal. My lychee vodka martini was fantastic – perfectly sweetened, but not overly so, with the taste of the very hard to peel lychee.

Lychee martini, Milos,

Milos: Appetizers and Sides

With so many appetizers to choose from it was hard to narrow it down. We settled on the grilled mushroom platter. It was a large serving of three different types of mushrooms – one of which was completely new to me. They were beyond delicious and have the added benefit of being good for you! The anti-cancer diet from Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber recommends eating mushrooms every single day. If we could have them cooked like this….I know we would all have an easy time doing it!

Another choice was the grilled octopus. Mercy it looked delicious!

Grilled mushrooms, Milos,

We also had grilled veggies which were perfection. Who knew you could eat so healthy and still have it all so delicious? The dish is even beautiful.

Grilled veggies, Milos,

Milos: Salad

Milos is proud of basing the menu on the healthy Mediterranean diet. We chose a romaine salad with feta cheese. Think that sounds ordinary? Like something you could have anywhere? No! Somehow this ‘ordinary dish’ was elevated to perfection. Was it the dressing? Was it the feta? The feta was really different than any feta I have ever had before.  More tart? More flavorful? More moist? I’m not really sure. Hard to describe but I am now officially ruined for ordinary feta cheese. I highly recommend giving this simply delicious salad a try!

Romaine salad with feta, Milos,

Milos: Main course

Choose from what was flown in that day for the main course. There were several fish I was unfamiliar with, but the waiter was very knowledgeable. Some fish are only available for large parties like this bright orange one. He was enough fish for four people!

Orange fish at Milos, Milos,

I had never seen such HUGE shrimp in my entire life!! It turns out they aren’t shrimp at all, but a cross between shrimp and lobster. Meet the langostino, which is Spanish for ‘little lobster’. It is easy to see how it gets the name.

lagostino, Milos,

We chose seared tuna crusted in pepper. I’ve had the dish many times before but it has never been so delicious.

Pepper crusted seared tuna, Milos, www.theeducationaltourist.comMilos: Dessert

Sadly, we were way, way too full for dessert. Dessert was just out of the question for us! But, I can just imagine how wonderful it would be. Have you tried it? Let us know in the comments at the bottom so we all can drool!

Milos: Overall

This restaurant is pricey and a real treat. While I’m a really, really big fan of  bringing the kids, in this case I would suggest not this time. Enjoy this wonderful restaurant with adults and savor a romantic meal.

Chef Costas Spiliadis signature, Milos,

Milos – Memories

After a finding a favorite dish on a vacation I like to bring home a recipe for a ‘souvenir’ and try it later! No way could I ever get fish as fresh as Milos gets them, but I can create a taste of the Mediterranean at home and bring back memories of my delicious meal at Milos!

Use these cookbooks to make your own Milos type of memories until you can get back to New York City!

Wherever your travels take you – The Educational Tourist can help you make travel memories! Get tips and travel guides to keep the kids engaged, entertained and learning along the way! 

The Educational Tourist at Southpoint, Hawaii, Milos,

Happy delicious travels,

Natalie, The Educational Tourist

The Educational Tourist logo, Milos ,


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24 Responses

  1. This looks like an amazing meal! I love tuna, and yours looked so good. And that feta is definitely something I would be ordering!

  2. I love the design of the staircase in the restaurant’s interior! It looks so elegant! And feta is one of my absolute favorite cheeses! I’m dying to try that salad now just to see how much tastier their feta is lol! The humongous shrimp looks amazing, too! <3 <3

  3. arnav2806 says:

    Love the variety of sea food options. The appetizers look divine.

  4. Fresh Fish is always a delight. Even though I don’t eat fish anymore, I know the freshness of the fish would have added to the taste. That Lycée cocktail looks absolutely delicious. Once in a while, price should not come in the way of a good meal.

  5. yummm!!!! i am getting hungry now. you said it is pricy though – like around how much?

    • NatalieTanner says:

      LOL! Great question. I’m not even sure. I enjoy it more when I don’t know. LOL! It has four $$$$ though.

  6. Fab review. Love the variety of seafood. Sometimes its nice to have a night out WITHOUT the kids, eh?

  7. Ain’t nothing like some good fish! I prefer sweeter drinks as well, so I’m glad you mentioned that, especially with the pairings! Sometimes a sweet drink and a rich meal can just be overkill, y’know?

  8. Gennifer Rose says:

    Hi Natalie!

    That feta looks amazing! We went to Santorini this summer and I ate sooo much feta! Breakfast, lunch and dinner!

    xo Gennifer

  9. ilive4travel says:

    It looks like an amazing place. The food also looks so good. I will need to save some money to visit here when I go back to New York 🙂

  10. I never went there before, never went to NYC to be honest haha, but once I’m there I need to try this place. I love how it’s all so fresh, with a lot of variety. Definitely on my list from now on.

  11. Wow I have never even heard of this place and those fish are huge! Ill have to check them out

  12. I love New York and can’t wait to get back there! I’lol put Milo’s on my list for next time. The lychee martini looks amazing!

  13. Soraya @ Hello Raya says:

    This looks deliciously amazingggggg! I love all the fresh seafood and the sound of a lychee martini? YES PLEASE! Wow no wonder it’s one of the top restaurants in NYC.

  14. I adore seafood, especially when it’s fresh. Yum this place looks great! Also that cocktail you got sounds amazing. I’m obsessed with anything lychee flavoured so I’d LOVE one of those.

  15. Christina says:

    This is a detailed and useful description of the restaurant. I like seafood and grilled vegies so I’m sure this place would suit me fine. Lychee vodka martinis. Yum! How much did the meal cost for two?

  16. GeekGirlGoes says:

    Looks like a lovely place to eat! And, I love the sound of that lychee vodka martini! That’s my kind of drink! 🙂

  17. Maja says:

    Oh no! You can never be too full for dessert! You need to plan your dinners better 🙂
    I love how you described the salad – sometimes the simplest IS the best. Good feta is truly amazing.

  18. biancaayuu says:

    Wow! Hows the langostino? Does it taste like the ordinary shrimp? Such a lovely place to eat!

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