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Best Greek Restaurant in Queens

biga290 Apr 30, 2009 04:20 PM


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  1. PlomeekSoup RE: biga290 May 1, 2009 03:17 PM

    Avli on Bell in Bayside for the quality, service, price and selection.

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      jennsch RE: biga290 May 1, 2009 10:45 PM

      I've been to Philoxenia many times since it reopened and it's incredibly good.

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        petergreen RE: jennsch Apr 11, 2010 05:11 AM

        I just ate at Philoxenia last night. What a terrific place. The owners are so nice, and the food was great. My wife and I both had grilled fish as entrees. The wine list is very short, but the waitress picked out a greek wine for us, Amethystan, which was great, not too dry, not too sweet. It was a blend of an indigenous Greek grape and a sauvignon blanc. The appetizers, really tapas sized, are terrific. I had the goat cheese, which was lightly grilled, very tangy.

        32-07 34th Ave, Queens, NY 11106

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        ricebowl RE: biga290 May 3, 2009 03:45 PM

        The best Greek restaurants, tavernas, coffee shops and bakeries are in Astoria, Queens where there is a predominantly large Greek/Cypriot community. I like George's Restaurant, open 24 hrs. on Broadway for their lamb dishes, taramosalata, grilled fish, seafood, stews .and chicken dishes. For fast eats, there are lots of gyro joints. Check out Ditmars Blvd., 25th Ave., 30th Ave. and Broadway.

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          Paulomet RE: ricebowl Apr 10, 2010 10:16 AM

          Not really any more, most greeks have moved out of the area years ago. George's is a good example of how bad things are; You'll find few positive posts for that place here. Zenon, on 30th ave. used to be good. Astoria still has good cafes, but I'll second Avni in Bayside.

          34-10 31st Ave, Queens, NY 11106

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          samuelbuca RE: biga290 Apr 12, 2010 06:15 PM

          I'm a big fan of Opa Opa! (Also known as "Opa! Tony's Souvlaki") in Astoria. Very quirky place, with a classic, warm Greek hostess/owner. Best moussaka I've ever eaten, and that's saying a lot... my Dad is Greek, and I grew up eating Greek food.

          Not too expensive, either. Not a fancy place, but tons of fun.

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            janie RE: samuelbuca Apr 12, 2010 07:48 PM

            it's a standard place, pretty good gyro's, chicken kebab sandwich, and spinach pie--i eat lunch there when i'm in the area...affordable and quick

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            bmims RE: biga290 Apr 16, 2010 10:38 AM

            Top 3, in order of importance:

            Taverna Kyclades
            Elias Corner

            I can't believe no one has mentioned any of these yet, but they are consistently the best Greek restaurants in Astoria. Taverna and Elias are prime for seafood, and Stamatis is classic for everything - great family place too.
            On your way up 31st Street to eat at any of these places, you gotta stop by Agora Plaza and shop at Mediterranean Foods, buy souvlaki at Prime meats, and pick up diples, baklava, and whatever amazing Greek pastries are lining the walls at Artopolis - all right next to each other. It's a great quick primer in Greek food. Titan Foods is also a great store further down 31st Street. Hope this helps!

            Elias Corner
            24-02 31st St, Queens, NY 11102

            23-18 31st St, Queens, NY 11105

            29-09 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105

            Taverna Kyclades
            3307 Ditmars Blvd, Queens, NY 11105

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              Scribbler RE: biga290 Apr 16, 2010 11:16 AM

              Two nominations from Far East Queens: Mythos, on Northern just before Francis Lewis, and Nikita's in Whitestone.

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                janie RE: Scribbler Apr 16, 2010 06:34 PM

                what's good at Nikita's?

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                  johnk RE: janie Apr 17, 2010 03:34 AM

                  The food is solid @ Nikita's.
                  Nice chicken/pork doner sandwiches. A tasty moussaka and above average octopus.
                  We were there last night.

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                  BigV RE: Scribbler Apr 16, 2010 07:12 PM

                  Of Nikita's and Avli, I think Avli is hands down the better restaurant.

                  38-31 Bell Blvd, Queens, NY 11361

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                    janie RE: BigV Apr 16, 2010 07:59 PM

                    I haven't been to avli in awhile, but they had excellent pasticchio..average chicken kebab--weird servers though...

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                      sjcarter331 RE: janie Apr 17, 2010 10:41 PM

                      I had Kyclades for the first time the other night. In all fairness, I had it delivered, but still...... the skordalia was probably the worst I've ever had... it was thin and runny and sadly lacking in garlic. I've had better lemon potatoes at Acropolis on the corner of 33rd and Ditmars. The tzatziki was top-notch!

                      All in all, for my money, I prefer Elias Corner. You never have to fight with the lines. The food is always good - I've never left disappointed.

                      Elias Corner
                      24-02 31st St, Queens, NY 11102

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                        Agapimou RE: sjcarter331 Nov 10, 2010 08:14 PM

                        Telly's Taverna has never let me down

                        Telly's Taverna
                        28-13 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105

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                  SpiceJunkies RE: biga290 Nov 11, 2010 04:08 AM

                  Agnanti on Ditmars in Astoria is my families favorite Greek place hands down. Best Moussaka EVER!

                  19-06 Ditmars Blvd, Queens, NY 11105

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