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48th and 3rd Greek Style Food

Gastronomos Sep 14, 2009 09:53 AM

Going to meet a friendly business client late morning near 48th and 3rd later this week. He says he'd like a big Greek salad and he doesn't eat fish or even want to see it. Any Souvlaki places or coffee shops that have that "Greek" feel in the neighborhood?

I tried the search here on the Manhattan board and found Avra is nearby, but, alas, it's a grilled fish place. Need something a bit less pricey, quicker and not so restraining.

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  1. smokeandapancake RE: Gastronomos Sep 14, 2009 10:13 AM

    46th and Vanderbilt.
    you dont have to get fish there.
    or you can go to uncle nick's but its west

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    1. re: smokeandapancake
      Gastronomos RE: smokeandapancake Sep 14, 2009 03:29 PM

      Ammos? What's the scoop? Is there a lot of fish for him to swim around or can he ignore the (typical restaurant) requisite two on the menu?

    2. egit RE: Gastronomos Sep 14, 2009 10:15 AM

      It's not Greek, but you may consider Sip Sak on 2nd ave, near 50th street. I can't remember the exact cross streets but it's around there. They have lots of foods that might fit the bill. It's very low key... maybe not quite upscale enough. But it's a nice spot and the food is solid.

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      1. re: egit
        Gastronomos RE: egit Sep 14, 2009 03:27 PM

        Sorry, egit. turkish is not gonna happen. Thanks anyway!

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          egit RE: Gastronomos Sep 14, 2009 08:01 PM

          No worries. I only suggested it because the food is similar enough that you could probably get something like a greek salad. Also, it's quick and it's close to 48th and 3rd. Good luck. I'm sure there's something closer to what you're looking for. It was an "off the top of my head" suggestion. :)

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        EliEats RE: Gastronomos Sep 15, 2009 02:08 PM

        There's literally a Greek Restaurant, pretty good, on the corner of 48th and Lexington a block away called Avra. You can see details on their website at avrany.com

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        1. re: EliEats
          Gastronomos RE: EliEats Sep 16, 2009 07:46 AM

          Sorry. Grilled fish place. Need Greek, please. (see above) Thanks.

        2. Gastronomos RE: Gastronomos Sep 21, 2009 10:39 AM

          How far of a walk is it to Greek Corner on 7th and 28th? Coming from 48th and 3rd, of course. Is it doable?

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            egit RE: Gastronomos Sep 21, 2009 10:42 AM

            Probably about 45 minutes each way if you're a fast walker. It's not a short walk.

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              Gastronomos RE: egit Sep 21, 2009 10:55 AM

              45minutes. Ok. I guess we have to stay local.
              So far we got Ammos and Avra. Avra is out of the question, since we are looking for Greek and Ammos looks promising as long as it isn't grilled fish central.
              Any other ideas?

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