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Posted by Nick on 03/07/2007
I have been there many times, and I always enjoy it. Most recently I took three friends who had just flown in to town. All were terribly hungry and wanted nothing more than a relaxing dinner minus the over-priced NYC aesthetic. In short, we just wanted good food, lots of it, and a spot to catch up with eachother. I immediately prescribed a trip to this neighborhood joint, Greek Kitchen. My guests wanted unpretentious dining, and upon hearing the name of the restaurant they were sold. The waitstaff is attentive and pleasant, and the atmosphere very subdued. We sat at a nice window table and enjoyed delicious food (mainly red meats), good drink, and endless laughs for almost 2 1/2 hours. Everything is very reasonably priced, so even after our extended stay our check was remarkably easy on our wallets. We were in quite a pleasant mood when we finally stumbled out into the cold. My advice is as follows: If you're hungry and all you want is simple, solid, delcious food, give Greek Kitchen a try.
Posted by Greek Fan on 02/16/2007
No better Greek in Hell's Kitchen. Not even close. Though it's overflowing with CBS employees and Doctors, the gryo meat is fresh, the rice is perfectly done, and the time I spent alone with my Greek Fries was easily more meaningful than my last three relationships. And as only true NYCers know, sometimes it's nice having an old Greek dude ask you, "is okay?" Also for what it's worth, the waitresses are pretty hot...there I said it. Get the rice pudding for desert.
Posted by megan on 01/28/2007
growing up, my best friend's grandmother fed me homemade greek food every day after school. i learned to love her food and missed it much upon her passing many years ago. moving next door to the greek kitchen was the closest thing i've had to her cooking since! everything i've had is excellent and the prices are hard to beat!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/26/2007
Unpretentious, uncrowded, inexpensive, and you can even hear eachother talk. The food is solid rather than inspired, but the portions were generous and the prices from an earllier time. All the Greek classics were on offer: spanakopita, moussaka, babaganoush, etc, I would recommend the baked whole fish (we had snapper) and the baklava. The service was impeccable - the waitress fileted our fish in front of us, meticulously removing each bone and taking the trouble to show us how to do it next time. The tables are not jammed one up against the other; to dine there is not the exercise in combat or endurance that is so common among New York dining experiences. What's the point of the latest nouvelle-this or that if at the end of it your head hurts, your ears ring and you've heard barely a word of what your neighbor had to say? Greek Kitchen is a place to come back to.
Posted by JV on 01/21/2007
... if not - gasp - better. As opposed to the slew of upscale Greek, fish, fusion restaurants popping up these days, the Greek kithcen cooks unadulterated, straight up, old-school goodness. The food is of the highest class, and the prices can't be beat. All this in an unassuming setting. My only caveat - their dolmades aren't fresh, but then again, Giagia still has her secrets.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/23/2006
This is a real gem. It has great food, served in generous portions and at unbelievable prices. I've tried the fish (delicious whole fish charcoal grilled to perfection), the ortyki skaras (grilled quail, extremely rare to find and absolutely delicious), and a bunch of appetizers, all of them outstanding. And the portions are very generous too, often ending up having lunch for next day if you order too much. The wine selection is very good too (all of them Greek) and at very good prices. The service is excellent, attentive and not at all pretentious, which I find great. I really couldn't ask for more. One note about the previous review that said that if you don't speak Greek, you better not go there: just ignore it; you will have great food and service regardless of your linguistic capabilities.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/10/2006
My friends and I like to order take out from The Greek Kitchen. Everything we have tried has been delicious. I especially like the Greek Salad-it is huge and amazing. The fries are also fantastic. I have never been to the restaurant, so I am not sure what the atmosphere is like, but the food is great.