Best Greek Food in Astoria
Been out here for almost a year and have eaten at most
of the better-known places. Zenon, on 31st Avenue near
35th Street (?), definitely leads the pack. Simply
top-notch. Don't be squeemish: try the sweetmeats
appetizer and the quail (ortakia) main course. Haven't
been disappointed by anything there yet.
Also, am I the only one who thinks that Christos Hasapo
serves the second-best Porterhouse Steak in the five
boroughs? Lugers is still best, but Christos is pretty
close and a whole lot less expensive. Plus you can have
it with lemon grilled potatoes.
We've recently started going to S'Agapo (34-21 34th
Ave.), across the street from the Kaufman Astoria
studios. It's an ouzeri (or tapas-style
bar/restaurant), which means that you can make a meal
of the appetizers (or mezethes), and we wholly
recommend that approach. A recent visit included
amazing grilled octopus (better than Periyali), fried
zuchini with garlic paste, eggplant spread, and great
pan-fried soft-shelled crab. They also have beautiful
salads. A little off the main Astoria thoroughfare (a
long block off broadway) but well worth a visit.
Also check out Akroyali, on Broadway and 33rd Street.
A solid and enjoyable Greek restaurant. Either of
these two places beats Uncle George's any day of the
week, and is likely to be less crowded, too.