New York Traveler: The 3 Best Greek Restaurants In NYC

From time to time, I feature a guest post that I think you may find helpful. this one is all about Greek restaurants in NYC! I’ll be checking these out next time we go!We all experience weird cravings from time to time, but I was hit with an especially strange one in recent weeks: a strong desire for saganaki, the seared cheese appetizer dish that often comes to the table in flames (literally) in many Greek restaurants. I’d highly recommend it for those who’ve never tried it – and I hadn’t experience flaming cheese in a long time, hence my craving.Fortunately, living in new York means that I am never more than a walk away from restaurants offering foods and cuisines of all varieties. so finding saganaki didn’t take much effort: I searched restaurant menus on YellowPages.com until I came across an appropriate dish that looked appealing. the dish was an appetizer of zucchini and eggplant fried with saganaki cheese, offered as one of the specialties at Estiatorio Milos. I headed over to the popular Midtown restaurant, ordered the dish for myself, and promptly enjoyed a delicious Greek meal.but while my saganaki appetizer and the subsequent main course were both excellent, I couldn’t quite place Estiatorio Milos among my true Greek favorites in NYC. These favorites, in my mind, offer breathtaking and authentic food – and then some. here they are (in no particular order):Taverna Kyclades. a hugely popular Astoria favorite, Taverna Kyclades offers authentic Greek food without too many of the frills. the octopus, calamari, and tzatziki are especially recommended, but you also can’t go wrong ordering the shark or the Greek salad. To top it off, the free dessert and the attentive service will make you want to come back again and again. Just make sure to avoid peak hours if possible – the small quarters can get extremely crowded.Kefi. with moderate prices, a comfortable ambiance, and perceptively fresh food, it’s hard to go wrong with Kefi, located just off of Central Park on the Upper West side. While all the entrees here are worth a try – in particular, the Sheep’s Milk Dumplings and the Lamb Shank – I’d recommend filling up on appetizers such as the selection of spreads or the Grilled Octopus. You won’t leave disappointed.Pylos. Searching for a classy Greek experience in Manhattan? Look no further than the East Village, where Pylos has established a well-deserved reputation for quality and memorable food. many people come here for the ambiance and the brunch but they inevitably will return for dinner specialties such as the Lamb Chops, Short Ribs, and Poached Salmon. but whatever you order, don’t forget to leave some room for dessert.These are my three hands-down favorite Greek restaurants in new York. of course, I haven’t been everywhere and my opinions are drawn from limited visits. What do you think? What are your favorite Greek destinations in town?

New York Traveler: The 3 Best Greek Restaurants In NYC


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