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Dec 3, 2013 11:38 AM
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Greek restaurants

Hi CH's,

I'm looking for recommendations for Greek restaurants in mid-town Manhattan.

Thanks

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  1. Midtown East try Ethos!!

    1. Molyvos, Seventh Avenue between 55th and 56th.

      http://www.molyvos.com/

      1. Avra, Kellari, Ammos, in that order.

        FWIW
        Pera is meh and I hate Molyvos - reminds me a Greek themed restaurant at a Ramada Inn in Kansas or cruise ship.

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        1. re: thegforceny

          Agree on Avra, especially for seafood.

        2. If this isn't too far west, Snack Eos (an outpost of Snack Taverna downtown) just opened on 9th Ave. at 39th and got some props the other day ... http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9263...

          They're calling it a "contemporary" spin on Greek ... http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkint...

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          1. re: squid kun

            9th Ave. in the 30's used to be a very Greek area. I'd check it out.
            RE: Avra, seafood is good there. But overall I think it is as big of a rip off as Thalassa.

            1. re: foodwhisperer

              Thalassa won't work for OP who was looking in Midtown.

              That said, any hounds had the lamb at Thalassa? How's the food overall (I've never been)?

              Astoria, Periyali, Pylos are out . . . all a better value than the Midtown Greek restaurants I've been to (Avra, Kellari).

            2. re: squid kun

              Terrible name, but great place for lunch or dinner. Found it for lunch while wandering last summer, this time we had a reservation for dinner over the holiday weekend and loved it. Great whole Branzino for my wife, and I had the pasta with clams, mussels and shrimps. Very reasonable prices and the staff was very friendly without going overboard.

            3. I'm wondering which Greek restaurants in Manhattan would be best for a group of 12-15 people? I know some places have private rooms that could work.

              How is Periyali these days?

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                1. re: Dave MP

                  We like Periyali.

                  Not new, trendy, sceney. Well established and consistent. Grilled octopus is their signature dish, very good.