Frommer's Review

For stupendous portions of surprisingly good traditional Greek food at ridiculous prices, come to Uncle Nick’s. Turn off your cellphone upon entering, not because you might disturb your neighbors, but because there is no way you will be able to have a phone conversation in this very loud restaurant. But how can you talk if your mouth is filled with one or more of Nick’s Greek dips like taramosalata or tzatziki, or his perfectly tender, grilled baby octopus. If you haven’t filled up on his appetizers, order one of Nick’s grilled specialties; the grilled lamb kabob is an absolute winner and guaranteed for leftovers while the gyro plate is a challenge for those with even the heartiest appetites. Seafood is also very good, especially the swordfish kabobs. Desserts are standard; you won’t have room for them anyway. Service is friendly to match the rollicking atmosphere here. Next door is the slightly more intimate, Uncle Nick’s Ouzeria specializing in mezedes, Greek small dishes like tapas.

Yahoo Travel Review

This popular Hell’s Kitchen restaurant produces some heavenly Greek dishes, which makes this spot frequently crowded. If you can cope with the lines and manage to ignore the lack of decor, the dining experience is well worth the effort. The combination appetizer plate is a popular choice, as are the delicious and always fresh seafood entrees like the grilled squid and red snapper. The Saganaki (cheese aflame), gyros, moussaka, baked feta, souvlaki and much more are popular here.

City Search Review

Midtown office workers and tourists alike fill this fun and festive dining room for a taste of traditional Greek cuisine. The house specialty is grilled fish: The kitchen tosses everything from calamari to red snapper on the grill with a touch of olive oil, lemon juice and mixed herbs. Non-seafood lovers can choose from saganaki (flaming cheese), grilled lamb and chicken kabobs.

DineSite Review

This no-frills, floor-through Greek restaurant offers good renditions of the traditional dishes (spinach pie, moussaka, kebabs, gyros, souvlaki), but be sure to sample the less common specialty of the house — whole, charcoal-grilled fish. Choose from what is fresh that day; red snapper, striped bass, and flounder are frequently available. Grilling whole fish takes time, so appetizers are definitely in order. Eggplant dip, baked feta, and fried baby squid are good choices. And the tzatziki, a cucumber dip made with yogurt and garlic, is practically addictive, so don`t miss it. The reasonable prices compensate for so-so service. This restaurant serves you a Greek cuisine. Expect the average entrée to cost in the range of $8 to $12, and overall, patrons dress casual.


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