greek food and Tarrytown
Not sure if you are talking about Lefteris in Tarrytown or Santorini in nearby Sleepy Hollow but there are many threads particularly in the Tristate archives about both. General consensus, apparently Lefteris was many years ago the only place to go for Greek and some still enjoy it. But a lot of people, myself included, think it less than mediocre, not homemade, salads are not super fresh and gyro meat is of the processed frozen diner variety.
While there are, as on almost all Chowhound topics, negative opinions on Santorini too, the general feeling is itis a much better option and generally runs from good to very good, occassionally excellent. I concur. If you are in the area - hit Santorini. Check the threads for specific dishes but their Zeus combo platter is a great way to go for sampling of traditional greek favorites - gyro, moussaka, pastichio and spanakopita but bewar, it's a lot of food. The dips, particularly the skordalia are excellent as is the pita bread - fresh, lightly grilled, a bit crisp to the bite. Too many entrees to remember but try to save some room for the galaktaburiko or baklava, fresh really delicious. I had one mediocre experience there shortly after they received glowing reviews and were overwhelmed but subsequent visits were close to as good as first few. Link to their website
We've been fans of Lefteris Gyro in Mt. Kisco for years (never tried the Tarrytown location). We've always had fast, fresh food, friendly service and reasonable prices.
Tonight we tried Santorini in Sleepy Hollow for the first time. While both have their high points, I'm surprised to say that I think we may just be converts to Santorini....
Outstanding service, especially on a Saturday night, and great, fresh food. The calamari was a huge portion, lightly breaded, piping hot and exceptionally tender. No way that stuff ever saw a freezer. The greek salad was fresh and the homemade dressing very yummy. The hummus and skordalia very flavorful and the pita soft and warm. We shared a chicken souvlaki platter which was tender and tasty. Chased it all down with a few Mythos beers and a drool-worthy slice of baklava. Tons of food, plenty of leftovers, and a fantastic experience overall.
While we still love many things about the Mt. Kisco Lefteris, based on this experience, Santorini is likely to become our go-to spot for Greek in Westchester. Thanks to the Chow folks who recommended it!
For Greek we used to go to Lefteris in Tarrytown. Then we made the switch to Santorini. But now we go to Mykonos in Dobbs Ferry. We have been eating at Mykonos at least once a week over the last couple of months and we cant get enough. Ever since they changed management this place has become a real standout for us. The food is so good it is addicting and this is coming from a foodies that eat out almost every night. I find myself craving there fresh eggplant dip and charbroiled lamb chops while at work and my addiction to these place is only growing. Last week we where there three times and at the end of each meal I couldn’t stop myself from having there baklava. I don’t know what they do to it but this baklava is like no other we have tasted. And my wife grew up in Astoria so she knows good baklava when she tastes it.