Parents Coming to Astoria for Dinner - Narrowing Down Options
I know Astoria gets done to death here, but I'm trying to narrow down my options for when my parents come up for dinner in a few weeks. The preferences are as follows: casual but not divey, no Indian, Chinese, or Italian. I'm thinking of sticking with Brazilian or Greek, maybe Bosnian, since it's different than things they normally get. If anyone can help me decide, that would be great!
1) Brazilian - Malagueta vs Favela?
2) Greek - Kyclades vs Zenon vs Philoxenia?
3) Dark horses - Cevabdzinica Sarajevo, Mundo,
What are peoples' thoughts on these choices? I'd love to narrow it down to 2 or 3 to give my parents choices. Any place I haven't mentioned that you think would be perfect to showcase the culinary diversity of Astoria?
Thanks a lot, all!
I can only weigh in on the Brazilian and Greek choices of the ones you've listed. I would definitely vote for Malagueta. It's got a nice decor but isn't overly fancy. Any dress code would do. Kyclades is also casual, but there are frequently crowds which could mean a wait. In terms of price, I think you would get more for your money at Malagueta. Philoxenia is also wonderful, but pricey. I also highly recommend Vesta. You said no Italian, but it's sort of an Italian-inspired bistro menu. Cevabzinica is on the divey side and I wasn't too crazy with the food. If you all enjoy Japanese food, I highly recommend Linn. They have a nice happy hour special on Friday nights from 5-7 pm as well.