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Julie May 4, 2001 07:27 PM

I'm also looking for a very good Greek restaurant (that's not too expensive) in Manhattan.

Thanks

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    john knoesel RE: Julie May 4, 2001 09:25 PM

    Uncle Nicks on 9th Ave @ 50-51 serves grilled Greek seafood & chops at a reasonable price.
    For a coupla bucks extra, Molyvos, 7th @ 55, is my fav.
    Beautiful setting with excellent regional Greek fare.
    Regards,
    JK

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      Josh Mittleman RE: john knoesel May 6, 2001 01:53 PM

      We ate at Uncle Nick's last night.

      We started with a large platter of mixed appetizers for $15. This is an excellent dish, easily enough for dinner for one. Two people could split it and then split one main dish. Taramosalata, tsatziki, stuff grape leaves (not great), feta, olives (not enough), great octopus, sausage, and kefte, and lots of pita.

      My wife has a half roast chicken, which was juicy but bland. It came with a large salad and a heap of rice.

      I had a plate of grilled sardines, more than I could eat, served with a dish of mixed cooked vegetables.

      We split a glass of ouzo and a bottle of nice white wine (Makedonikos, $22), and then had coffee and split an excellent galaktabourekos. The total before tip was
      abotu $70.

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        Michele Cindy RE: Josh Mittleman May 9, 2001 08:49 AM

        My husband and I have eaten at Uncle Nicks around 7 years and never ever had a bad experience like the following... (with or without our children).
        We went in 2 weeks ago on a Sunday 5pm with our children (6mos. & 2 yrs) and another friend. The place was 1/2 full. A 20 something big guy asked us "Do we have a reservation?" We said no, we never needed one here ever before??? He quickly RAN to the back of the restaurant and threw down a bunch of little reservation signs onto the empty tables. He came back and said that all he could give us was this one table, (which happened to be the WORST table in the place, especially when you have children), next to the bus station near the cooking area). We said we could'nt sit there, after a few rounds of talk, he finally gave us a table outside, which was fine. He then THREW the menus on the table and fled. Service was below the average for the rest of the evening. I wanted so much to say something. The nasty host really did whatever he could to try to make us leave. When we left my husband simply said thank you to him, our meal was delicious. I still would go back since it's in our area and we enjoy it.

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      Nils RE: Julie May 5, 2001 02:37 AM

      Ithaka on Barrow in the west village is pleasant (garden room out back, smoking tables up front), affordable, as authentic as Molyvos or the other popular places, at least as tasty as those places, and never too crowded.

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        MCM RE: Julie Aug 3, 2001 05:01 PM

        Avra on 48th (between 3rd and Lex) serves wonderful Greek Seafood.

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          jeanluc RE: Julie Dec 14, 2006 03:49 PM

          need to find the best galaktaboureko & spanokopita in manhattan for a friend who got used to great in astoria.

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            TerryDX29 RE: Julie Dec 14, 2006 04:02 PM

            You wont find it in the city, tell your friend Astoria is it.

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              RGR RE: Julie Dec 14, 2006 11:32 PM

              Your friend can find excellent versions of both at Ethos, on 3rd Av., b/t 33rd & 34th St. Plus, the whole grilled fish (choose from the pristine selection displayed on ice) is not too shabby either.

              http://www.ethosnyc.com

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                TerryDX29 RE: Julie Dec 15, 2006 03:10 PM

                Ethos is expensive for a cheese pita, like i said, astoria is the only way to go!

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                  pieman RE: Julie Dec 15, 2006 09:02 PM

                  what about that place on west 79th street i hear good things about that

                  1. Sra. Swanky RE: Julie Dec 16, 2006 05:06 PM

                    If you can't make it to Astoria, The Greek Kitchen is wonderful. One of my favorite places in Hell's Kitchen - right by John Jay College. They've got great avgolemono (lemon soup), hummus, and other goodies. And pretty reasonable as far as prices go. Here's the website:

                    http://www.greekkitchennyc.com/page1....

                    1. VinSin RE: Julie Dec 17, 2006 03:50 AM

                      Take the 59th St. bridge over to Queens and visit Astoria....
                      Greektown USA !!!

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