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May 12, 2007 12:46 PM

authentic Mediterranean

Can anyone tell me off a good authentic Mediterranean restaurant around union square/ East Village area? (Preferably not to expensive)

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  1. I'm not sure there is such a thing as "authentic" Mediterranean cuisine because it's usually a mix of Greek, Turkish, Moroccan, and even Italian and French.

    In the Union Square area, Barbounia, on the corner of Park Av. S. & 20th St., is considered a Mediterranean restaurant. We've had several good meals there although I just learned that there has recently been a chef change, and so the menu, while remaining "Mediterranean," has been revamped since our last time there. It's in a huge, soaring space with very eye-catching decor.

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    1. re: RGR

      I second Barbounia though I haven't been since the chef change. Pylos was recommended to me at one point for Mediterranean in the east village area though I've not been yet.