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Feb 27, 2009 09:48 AM

Greek in Astoria

My husband and I have been to two great Greek restaurants in Astoria that we really enjoyed- Telly's Taverna and Kyclades. Any others to recommend? We especially love fresh fish and spinach pie! Thanks!

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  1. I really like Aegean Cove in Astoria. We've only been once, but the food was fabulous, from the grilled octopus, through the fresh fish and the very, very delicious yogurt dessert. Someone responded to my revue that they didn't like their experience there, but our experience was as good as it gets. If it weren't nearly an hour long drive, we'd go more often.

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      1. re: queenseats

        My hands down fave in the neighborhood these days is Loukoumi on Ditmars and 47th st. really fresh fish and mezze and an incredibly friendly staff. The couple have owned restaurants in Astoria since the 70's- most recently Ploes. Loukoumi is cheaper and more traditional than Ploes was. I miss Ploes, but I now go to Loukoumi about once a week-- they have a little garden in the back that is nice in the summer- it gets pleasantly rowdy on the weekends.

        45-07 Ditmars Blvd.
        Astoria, NY 11105
        (718) 626-3200

    1. I like Aegean Cove, but they do not serve spinach pie.

      I like the spinach pie at Zenon, but since I don't eat fish, I can't attest to the quality or freshness:

      1. Aliada on Bway and 29th. I may be off by a block or two. They are Greek/Cypriat. Great salads. Grilled octopus was stellar. Very nice atmosphere.

        1. Agree, Aegean Cove was fantastic! very fresh fish and amazing grilled octopus

          1. I used to live in Astoria. Kyclades is my favorite but I also liked Ellias Corner. 31st street and and 24th avenue (right near the beer garden). It's a great place for simply prepared fish. I prefer it in the summer since they have a great outdoor patio in the back.

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            1. re: hudsonvalleyfoodblog

              hudsonvalleyfoodblog, we also like Kyclades the best. We have tried others but keep returning to Kyclades. Maybe we need to check out Elias Corner which I have heard about for years.

              PS There are 2 Greek restaurants in the Capital Region and 1 in Barrington, MA. Where do you get your Greek food fix in the Hudson Valley? Or do you just return to Astoria?


              1. re: financialdistrictresident

                Unfortunately I don't get Greek in the Hudson Valley. I have very few options in Dutchess county. I tried one place but was really disappointed. Instead we try to stop in Astoria when we can.

                1. re: hudsonvalleyfoodblog

                  Looks like I'll be doing the same. Or driving to Great Barrington (one Greek restaurant). After driving an hour might as well double it and head straight to Astoria . . .