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mmayers Mar 29, 2007 05:46 PM

I'd like a suggestion for a good Greek restaurant in Astoria, Queens

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  1. johnk RE: mmayers Mar 30, 2007 02:12 AM

    My top 3;
    Stamatis / The ol' reliable. Good moussaka, pastiso, lambchops, porgies, etc.
    Kycklades / Mostly seafood
    Agnanti / More interesting than most. Great mussels in White Wine,Herbs & Feta.
    JK

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      quentinC RE: johnk Mar 30, 2007 05:25 AM

      My list to a tee! there is also Alliada - good Cypriot specials

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      bibinewyork RE: mmayers Mar 30, 2007 08:24 AM

      Telly's Taverna always gets it right. They have fantastic fresh fish and the rest of the menu is perfect, flavored just right. (I like the kebabs too). The service is slow but I always find the food worth it. It's at 28-13 23rd Ave --take the N train to Astoria Blvd.

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        Helen F RE: bibinewyork Mar 31, 2007 09:54 PM

        Wouldn't you say it's a lot closer to the Ditmars stop than Astoria Blvd?

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        3011 RE: mmayers Mar 31, 2007 10:31 PM

        Kyclades and Telly's Taverna for me.

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          Cail RE: 3011 Apr 4, 2007 08:25 AM

          where is Kyclades?

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            blingj RE: 3011 Apr 12, 2007 09:08 AM

            Telly's Taverna for greek and watawa for Sushi

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              daniellaczar RE: 3011 Apr 12, 2007 10:01 AM

              i know kyclades is famous and all...so i went there expecting great seafood. i got overcooked salmon....how do you overcook salmon???
              so i've never been bk.
              ditto w/ elia's corner(sp?). my fish was really disappointing and pricey. although some of other ppl in my party did have some tasty fish (i just forgot what they were).
              i avoid both places now. i guess others have had better luck.

            2. Gastronomos RE: mmayers Apr 4, 2007 03:30 PM

              Pita Pan for (modern) Athens style street food. 30th Ave.

              Stamatis for old school Greek. A serious throwback to old Athens.
              28th near the Ditmars N station.

              Kyklades for seafood. On Ditmars near the N station. Nothing really Greek here, but the fresh fish is grilled most of the time. The lemons on the table and the olive oil bottles should help. OH! don't forget to reach for that salt shaker, maybe several times! OHH!! The HOTTT!!! bread that comes doused in oil and oregano when you are served the aforementioned lemons is a favorite among patrons. OHHH!!! Don't expect miracles.

              Agnandi - Astoria Park - mostly reheated stuff, but with flavors (dulled down) from the North East of Greece. The only in the neighborhood to offer such.

              Aliada. Old school Cypriot style. Stick to the specials that change daily.

              Avenue. 30th Ave. No food, just a Greek Frappe coffee, iced, medium, with milk.

              Romanos pizza gyro. Broadway. Old school Astoria souvlaki joint. They still make them like they did 40 years ago.

              Avoids -

              S'Agapo. A favorite here on the boards. Still can't figure out why.

              Ditmars Gyro. What the hell was that?

              Stamatis Broadway. NOT the same owner, and even worse that the 28th location.

              Just about any other place in Astoria.

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                Astoria Lurker RE: Gastronomos Apr 4, 2007 05:40 PM

                Pita Pan is closed, and pretty gross in my opinion. BZ Grill on Astoria Blvd is much much better. I agree with most of your list but add Ovelia on 30th ave, a great new addition to the local scene. Avenue has food but it's pretty awful. I also agree with you about S'Agapo, it was decent but in no way worth the prices they charged.

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                  clim212 RE: Astoria Lurker Apr 12, 2007 07:44 AM

                  I live in Astoria and must agree - Avenue is pretty bad bordering on awful. I am checking out Ovelia soon

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                  pcorntail RE: Gastronomos Apr 12, 2007 07:42 AM

                  agree totally with your post
                  PITA PAN HAS CLOSED

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                  jenhen2 RE: mmayers Apr 12, 2007 09:16 AM

                  My favs are Stamatis (B'way), S'Agapo and Aliada, all near my house on Broadway. I would recommend any and all of them!

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                    sassyhotchic RE: mmayers Feb 18, 2008 05:38 PM

                    If you're looking for some fresh fish Kycklades has never disappointed. Telly's Taverna is also very good, but expect to pay more. If these places fail to satisfy try Agnanti.

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                      feedmeplg RE: mmayers Feb 19, 2008 04:13 PM

                      I went to Agnanti on Friday and it was amazing. The best tzatiki I have ever had. Swordfish was super fresh and perfectly cooked. Everything I tasted was awesome. It is also cheaper than some of the other Greek restaurants in the area. Definitely go here!

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