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May 29, 2007 09:19 AM

Greek in Manhattan

Please tell me your favorite Greek restaurants in Manhattan?

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  1. Ethos, on 3rd Av., b/t 33rd & 34th Sts. They specialize in whole fish which you can choose from the pristine selection on ice. It's then skillfully grilled and filleted tableside by your server. Terrific roasted lemon potatoes and, usually, tasty stewed green bean come with it. Start with a variety of the delicious hot and cold mezzes, and end with the on-the-house sweet. A perfect meal! Of course, there are lots of other excellent items on the menu, including lamb dishes cooked and served in clay pots. Service is friendly and efficient, and the space has pleasant taverna-style ambiance.

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    1. re: RGR

      totally highly agree with ETHOS rec. prices are rather reasonable too all in all.

      rather than traditional greek, if you want to go for a modern take on greek food than i would just as highly rec PAREA.

    2. Snack Taverna, Pylos, and Kefi are all solid. I also agree w/RGR's rec of Ethos.

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      1. re: Lucia

        Second for Pylos. We are going again this Friday.

      2. I like Thalassa in Tribeca. They specialize in seafood, and have a variety of sparkling fresh fish to choose from. For dessert they offer a delicious version of Galactobouriko, one of my all-time favorites.

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        1. re: ChefJune

          ChefJune- couple of questions.

          What is Thalassa's pricing like?
          Do they offer any non seafood options with veggie/chicken/etc?

          Thank you!

        2. I am a huge fan of the original Snack in Soho, the one half the size of your bathroom. It's a such a cute and charming place with a friendly staff; they serve honest and straightforward food with a small but intelligent selection of Greek wine.

          Their spanikopita is no good, but their seafood and Greek spreads are phenomenal.

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          1. re: Yaqo Homo

            I also like Molyvos on 7th ave and 50-something. It's getting a little long in the tooth and is too touristy for some, but I've had consistently good meals there. It's pricy, and I wouldn't necessarily shell out for their entrees (though i love their braised rabbit), but go for the meze--it's perhaps the best in the city! Nice selection of ouzo and good wine too. Not a bad spot for bar dining, though it gets a tad rambunctious after work.

            1. re: Yaqo Homo

              Avra, 48th and lex.
              also Trata Estatorio on E 72nd

              1. re: Popsicle81

                Not a fan of Avra. Last time I went service was slow and prices were high, ambience is lovely.

          2. Really love Pylos. You can share plates and the prices won't break the bank.

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            1. re: zoeterry

              i will third pylos wholeheartedly. really, really love it.