3/04/2013 03:27:00 PM

New York's 8 Best Greek Restaurants

Last week's health news was a boon for the city's Greek restaurants. A recent study found that the Mediterranean diet is the way to go for heart health, and what better place to load up on olive oil than the city's excellent Greek eateries? In addition to the oil, you'll want to fill your plate with dishes that feature nuts and veggies (though if you do want to indulge a little bit, you can't go wrong with lamb). Click through the slide show to see the city's eight best, and let us know where you're going to chow down on Mediterranean food in the comments.

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  1. Houston, we have a problem: restaurants #5 (Avra) and #3 (Taverna Kyklades) both have the same exact description, which refers to a "great little Mexibar"!! Mayhaps this was pulled from Zagat's Mexican restaurants section by mistake? And does this show cause to question the descriptions of the OTHER Greek restaurants in this article? (Also, I believe several establishments were left out, perhaps because the writer never visited them. Restaurants such as Souvlaki GR, Molyvos and Kellari Taverna should have been on this list.)

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    1. Molyvos and Kellari shouls have been on the list and as far as Souvlaki GR how can you even mention the name the place is a cheap dump selling horible Souvlakis.

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    2. LOL. Your comment has been up for 36 hours and they STILL haven't fixed the problem!

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    3. I couldn't agree more. What happened to Molyvos and Kellari? I like Molyvos, but I love Kellari! And, yes, how about the same mistaken description of 2 Greek restaurants referring to them as Mexican?! Absurd!!

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    4. It's Dec 17th, 2013 and they still have not fixed the 2 bad entries. How wonderful. LOL XD

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  2. What Apostolos wrote above and, after several years of visits to some of these places, and others, and being greatly dissapointed, at best, I must ask, do ANY of these descriptions REALLY mean anything, at ALL??? I stopped going to "Greek" restaurants a while back, so maybe things changed... but, outside of the affordable, by comparison, simple grilled fish of Taverna Kyklades in Astoria, nothing struck me or my company as "worth it". Some of the places were just not doing "it" at all. I know Greeks are going to bash me for this... but does ANY Greek place serve food prepared to order that is NOT grilled or deep fried??????? I chalenge anyone to show me who does...

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    1. There is Stamatis in Astoria but they really don't pay attention to Quality only Quantity. There used to be many years back on 8th. Avenue between 43&44 Streets the Restaurant Pantheon with atmosphere that brought back to Greece in the 50's the food was great and there was the Showcase where Cooked food was shown and you picked your food of choice as well as dishes made to order. Today in NY there is not ONE real Authentic Greek Restaurant I must say.

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    2. And let's not forget the Acropolis, closed by rent hike, on 8th ave and 47th. But the best in NYC is still Periyali (west 50th) with heavenly grilled octopus and several "magirefta" (non grilled/fried) dishes.

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  3. Unfortunately Aegean Cove is no longer in business. It's time for the author to relook at his list, update it and not have the same ones from years ago. Some excellent reataurants have opened in ny recently like Lois, Amali, Yefsi, etc

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  4. This is proof of the 1st Rule of Lethargic Journalism: when all else fails, draw up "Ten Best" or "Voted Best" lists. Sure beats doing some real reporting...

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  5. Hey Zagat! You should try the taramosalata and spanakopita at Rosa Mexicano!

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  6. Zagat NEEDS updating. Just googled search this and found this antiquated post. Anyone have recommendations?

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