Greek restaurants NYC

7 Of The Best Greek Restaurants In NYC

New York City is home to the densest population of Greek-Americans in the country. That means loads of authentic Greek markets, popup shops and restaurants. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, enjoying a meal at a Greek restaurant in NYC is a must. Get your Mediterranean fix with any or all of these fantastic Greek restaurants in NYC.

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1. Pylos

This Greek NYC staple is constantly listed on Zagat’s top restaurants. It’s not hard to see why either. They take Greek home cooking to a whole new level with classic dishes in a sophisticated yet cosy setting. Don’t leave without a generous helping of classic Greek moussaka.

2. Taverna Kyclades

Next up we have an East Village classic. Taverna Kyclades serves up some of the tastiest calamari, octopus and souvlaki this side of the Atlantic. Their atmosphere is authentic and inviting, making it feel like your in a cosy Greek tavern on the sea.

3. Agnanti Meze

Take a seat in one of their cosy booths or spend the afternoon out on their sunny patio. Agnanti is home to some of the Big Apples best greek food and has been wowing New Yorkers and tourists alike sine 2002. Treat yourself to a classic Greek feast at this cosy, casual favourite.

4. Yefsi Estiatorio

York Ave’s Yefsi brings a little bit of Athens to NYC in this bustling Greek eatery. Traditionally spiced meats like souvlaki, candlelit atmosphere and great cocktails bring this place to life and make it a local favourite. Make yourself a feast out of any of their famous appetizers for the Greek meal of a lifetime.

5. Kefi

Affordable, rustic and authentic are just a few words to describe 79th Street’s Kefi. This NYC fave gets Mediterranean fare right with delicious octopus, pita, gyros, and so much more. Be sure to enjoy a glass or two of their delicious wine.

Greek restaurants NYC

6. Avra Estiatorio

Situated between Lexington and 3rd Ave, Avra Estiatorio is a local favourite. Famous for their fish dishes, it’s a must for seafood lovers. Try either of their babrbounia, lithrini or fagri specialities for a deliciously fresh meal.

Greek restaurants NYC

7. Periyali

Wine marinated octopus, smoked trout, braised lamb and so much more have kept Periyli alive since the ’80s. Guests from all over the Big Apple and elsewhere come here for creative and delicious Greek cuisine. Treat yourself to a generous prix fixe dinner with a glass of their strong Greek wine.

Greek restaurants NYC

Melanie Hamilton
Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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