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shopgirl26 Apr 14, 2007 01:42 PM

Any suggestions for affordable but not too casual Greek in the Chelsea-Soho-Greenwich Village area?

  1. jrazzle Apr 14, 2007 02:09 PM

    My favorite is Periyali in the Gramercy area. It's not too expensive and the food is excellent.

    1. LFeinberg Apr 14, 2007 02:19 PM

      Pylos in the East Village

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        Lucia Apr 14, 2007 04:00 PM

        Snack Taverna in the W Vill.

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        1. re: Lucia
          nativeNYer Apr 14, 2007 04:59 PM

          i strongly second pylos even if it's outside of the requested area.

        2. Angelina Apr 14, 2007 06:09 PM

          Pylos...and in Tribecca...Thalassa

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          1. re: Angelina
            jsmitty Apr 15, 2007 09:27 AM

            went to anthos last night. disappointed will report later
            i like snack taverna
            never been to thalassa,or pylos, but i am curious

            1. re: jsmitty
              jthefoodie Apr 15, 2007 10:07 AM

              Kefi's GREAT - but to say it's in the Chelsea/SoHo/Greenwich area is not only a stretch, it's crazy talk! Sure it's on the West Side...UWS!! 79th and Broadway! :-)
              I work in the Chelsea area, so please report back, shopgirl26!

              1. re: jthefoodie
                jsmitty Apr 15, 2007 10:21 AM

                been to kefi love it! anthos is not even close. even though they are doing different things, kefi gets it right, anthos tries too hard. i'll write about anthos later...

                1. re: jsmitty
                  nativeNYer Apr 15, 2007 07:48 PM

                  so what do you recommend i try at kefi. it is within walking distance from me but i (very foolishly) have not yet tried it.

                  1. re: nativeNYer
                    jsmitty Apr 15, 2007 08:03 PM

                    greek salad
                    grilled calamari
                    walnut cake
                    all the staples, but done so well

                    1. re: nativeNYer
                      jthefoodie Apr 15, 2007 08:12 PM

                      Our faves of the night were the lamb and the shrimp with orzo and tomatoes. Many other tables had the lamb, and ever bone was absolutely licked dry before the plates could be cleared! Wine list is short, but if you like retsina, $10 will buy you a small bottle! (Maybe 1/2 the size of standard US bottles). I was shocked (and tipsy!). My friend got the aphrodojito, a mojito with fresh pear juice, and that was delicious, too. Can't wait to go back and try more...let me know what you get and how you like it!

                  2. re: jthefoodie
                    jsmitty Apr 15, 2007 08:01 PM

                    never suggested it was in chelsea!

                    1. re: jsmitty
                      jthefoodie Apr 15, 2007 08:07 PM

                      I know, but the original post requested options in the area.

                      1. re: jthefoodie
                        jsmitty Apr 15, 2007 08:09 PM

                        there was another conversation that spawned from it regarding kefi, relax..
                        in your area snack taverna, thalassa in tribeca if that's not too far.i have not been to some of the others recommended

                    2. re: jthefoodie
                      shopgirl26 Apr 21, 2007 01:41 PM

                      Thanks for the suggestions...It'll be a while before I get back to NYC. But I'm always planning ahead with my food choices. I actually live in Kansas. I fell in love with Chelsea while there, and will probably always make it my homebase when visiting.

                      1. re: shopgirl26
                        foodie4life Apr 22, 2007 08:25 PM

                        Thalassa is wonderful. I can't comment on Periyali but supposedly they just revamped it. Checking it out on Thursday :)


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