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Apr 14, 2007 01:42 PM

Best Greek

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

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

    1. Pylos in the East Village

      1. Snack Taverna in the W Vill.

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        1. re: Lucia

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

        2. Pylos...and in Tribecca...Thalassa

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          1. re: Angelina

            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

              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

                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

                  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

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

                    1. re: nativeNYer

                      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

                    never suggested it was in chelsea!

                    1. re: jsmitty

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

                      1. re: jthefoodie

                        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

                      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

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