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Greek in Astoria?

synergy Aug 9, 2009 10:03 AM

I know this topic has been talked about a lot, so please have patience with me. Someone recommended Cavo to me as the best Greek in Astoria. Your thoughts? With the US Open coming up, we want to go for Greek, rather than our usual Italian. Would love to hear your recommendations. Thanks.

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    synergy RE: synergy Aug 9, 2009 10:16 AM

    FYI, we went to Agnanti a few weeks ago based on reviews from this board. It was ok, not great, for us.

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      Betsy63 RE: synergy Aug 9, 2009 11:03 AM

      Try the one in Brooklyn

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        synergy RE: Betsy63 Aug 10, 2009 10:31 AM

        Thanks for the suggestion, but we aren't looking to travel that far. (Bklyn).

        Would love more suggestions for Greek in Astoria, Chowhounders!

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      round2 RE: synergy Aug 10, 2009 10:46 AM

      I'd recommend Philoxenia first, and then Taverna Kyclades. I had a number of great meals at Agnanti, then a couple of not good experiences, so I'd also thought it was underperforming, but had a great meal there on Friday night. Excellent food, and wonderful service - both of which had not been good in our last visits. It could be worth giving them another try too.

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        irvingk RE: round2 Aug 10, 2009 11:56 AM

        Used to love Agnanti in Astoria and Brooklyn, but have been disappointed with both the last couple of times. My favorite Greek is Taverna Kyclades in Astoria. My wife and I both love their whole fish.

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          synergy RE: irvingk Aug 10, 2009 03:42 PM

          We love grilled fish so we'll try it...have a few nights that we are going to the Open. Thanks Irvingk

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          synergy RE: round2 Aug 10, 2009 03:41 PM

          Thanks Round2!

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          comiendosiempre RE: synergy Aug 11, 2009 08:03 PM

          I actually met two Greek-Americans earlier today while traveling and they said Stamatis is their favorite in Astoria (I had asked them, they didn't just blurt out some random restaurant name. . . .). Anyway, has anyone been there?

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            giftergirl RE: synergy Aug 14, 2009 09:01 PM

            Stamatis is very good though I prefer Taverna Kyclades. Have not been to Agnanti in Astoria, but the one in Bklyn is very hit or miss. For Bklyn greek, you cannot miss with Y'asou in sheepshead bay. Cavo is not really greek food, I think the menu is fairly mixed. It's a nice spot for drinks and dinner and they play greek music but I wouldn't consider it a greek restaurant. Let us know what you decide!

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              queenseats RE: giftergirl Aug 15, 2009 12:56 PM

              With all the amazing choices for Greek in Astoria, I wouldn't pick Cavo. It's extremely expensive and I don't believe that the quality is worth the price. Though it does have a lovely outside area with a nice drink menu (think $12-13 cocktails).

              For more authentic eats, check out Philoxenia, Kyclades, and S'Agapo.

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                squid kun RE: queenseats Aug 15, 2009 01:57 PM

                A Yelper reports today that S'Agapo has been replaced by a restaurant called Sofia ... http://www.yelp.com/biz/s-agapo-taver...

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