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Spanikopita / spinach pie

Nina_P Aug 27, 2007 01:58 PM

I'm looking for excellent spanikopita/spinach pie at a sit-down restaurant in Manhattan. The best spanikopita I've had in NY is from Poseidon Greek Bakery on 9th Ave @ 44th -- delicious, but take-out only. Any actual restaurant suggestions? Ideally I could also get a side of tabouleh to go with it.

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Poseidon Bakery
629 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

  1. AgentRed Aug 27, 2007 02:02 PM

    Ruben's Empanadas do tasty ones with rice and beans on the side. I don't know about Tabouleh though... And it is kinda take-out-y I guess but I've had many a wholesome hangover cured on its vinyl tabletops.

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      RGR Aug 27, 2007 07:22 PM

      Ethos, on 3rd Av., b/t 33rd & 34th Sts., has spanakopita on the mezzes menu. Delicious! Lots of other excellent hot and cold mezzes. (No tabbouleh since it's a Lebanese dish rather than Greek.)

      http://www.ethosnyc.com

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      Ethos
      495 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10016

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        ecdubyt Aug 28, 2007 07:19 AM

        I thought Avra's spanakopita was quite good--that was 2 years ago so I'm not sure if anything has changed

        www.avrany.com
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        Avra
        141 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017

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          lemonyc Aug 28, 2007 01:49 PM

          avra, ammos, kelari all have greek mezedakia (appetizers). Toubeleh will be harder since, as another poster mentioned, its not a greek dish....

          1. financialdistrictresident Aug 28, 2007 02:04 PM

            Bereket and Country Kebab have pretty good tabouleh. That said, they have limited seating and are more suitable for lunch (not much ambience or atmosphere).

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              bosox Aug 28, 2007 02:08 PM

              i love the food at snack, down in soho. they make a GREAT spinach pie, and also an awesome greek salad too.

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              Snack
              105 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

            2. Nina_P Aug 28, 2007 06:16 PM

              Thanks all for the suggestions - and I hereby drop the tabouleh idea, would rather get a really good spanikopita at an authentic Greek place.

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                financialdistrictresident Aug 28, 2007 06:23 PM

                Don't know if Pylos (Greek) in the EV has spanikopita, but we had another great dinner there Saturday night. Their menu is probably on menupages.com

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                  RGR Aug 28, 2007 11:39 PM

                  No spanakopita on Pylos's menu: http://www.pylosrestaurant.com

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                  katieborn Jul 26, 2011 06:42 AM

                  So, Nina P, did you find a good spanikpota? I am on the same quest. Lower Manhattan, preferably somewhere near the west village or the 1 train (we have a disabled person in our party) (don't want you to think we are just lazy) (not that we're not lazy). thanks!

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                    RGR Jul 26, 2011 11:31 AM

                    Excellent spanikopita at Molyvos, on 7th Av., b/t 55th & 56th Sts. Not far from the 59th St./Columbus Circle stop on the 1 train.

                    Molyvos photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157626910890470/

                    http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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                    Molyvos
                    871 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

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