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Aug 9, 2009 10:03 AM

Greek in Astoria?

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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  1. 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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      1. re: Betsy63

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

        Would love more suggestions for Greek in Astoria, Chowhounders!

    1. 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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      1. re: round2

        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.

        1. re: irvingk

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

        2. 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?

          1. 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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            1. re: giftergirl

              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.

              1. re: queenseats

                A Yelper reports today that S'Agapo has been replaced by a restaurant called Sofia ...