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Apr 30, 2009 04:20 PM

Best Greek Restaurant in Queens


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

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

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      1. re: jennsch

        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

      2. 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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        1. re: ricebowl

          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

        2. 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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          1. re: samuelbuca

            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

          2. 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