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Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine ***
747 Ninth Avenue
bet. 50th & 51st Streets
(near Restaurant Row and the Theater District)
Description & Atmosphere
Thanks Dave, Gill and Vaughan for recommending
Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine. What a great little "find." This
popular neighborhood gem is conveniently located
walk from Manhattan's
Row and the Theater District.
the Greek tavernas we frequented in Santorini, the casual,
family-owned restaurant has an upbeat festive atmosphere and
a devoted following
of diners — both tourists and locals alike. During
one visit we met a local couple who eats at Uncle Nick's faithfully every
week. We try to dine here whenever we're in town.
Food is prepared with homestyle care and served
family style this works especially well for groups
of four or more
so you can try a little taste of everything. You can make a
meal of the appetizers and salads alone... or at least WE could!
During several visits, we split an amazing "and addictive" Greek 4-Dip Appetizer (pictured above) — Tzatziki
(yogurt, garlic & cucumber), Taramosalata (Greek-style caviar spread), Baba Ghanoush (eggplant) and Skordalia (creamy Potato-garlic) with Pita Bread for dipping — a must-have for garlic-lovers!
Another popular starter is the Fried
Cheese Flambée — the
flames get everyone's attention as the dish is carried to your
table; it's quite a sight!
Uncle Nicks' varied menu selection
includes traditional Greek appetizers and entrees — Spanakopita,
Moussaka, Vegetable Moussaka, Pastitsio and a variety
of Kebobs (the Gyro Plate is very good), Fresh
Seafood (Grilled Fish is
the House Specialty), Soups, and incredible Salads.
Salads include tasty Dolmas — we suggest you
order a "small" if you're splitting it between
two people (pictured above)... the large one easily feeds four.
The whole Grilled
some of the freshest and tastiest fish
we've had in NY... and it's big
four people, so come with an appetite! If you're a little rusty at filleting fish, ask your waiter to make sure your fish is filleted prior to serving your meal :)
The picture above features BBQ and live entertainment outside Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine during the annual International Food Festival on 9th Avenue. It's a FUN event!
— Heaven in Hell's Kitchen
Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine was one of the first restaurants in the area to become what was then known as the "Hell's Kitchen" neighborhood — today it's also referred to as the Clinton neighborhood (no relation
to our former President).
Nick's is a FUN restaurant for a party — the
back semi-private dining area works well for larger groups. Tables in the front dining room are quite close together and noise levels can be high, especially during peak dining times, so don't expect intimate conversation.
If you have room, finish your meal off with a
fabulous dessert — Baklava,
Uncle Nick's Famous Rice Pudding, Creme Caramel, Yiaourti (homemade
yogurt, served with honey & walnuts), and Galaktoboureko
(Greek Custard Cream wrapped in Filo).
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
12 noon - 11pm.
Take-Out and Free Delivery
Reservations are recommended for larger groups.
Street or garage parking
Friendly and efficient service; however during several visits, our waiters didn't
warn us not to order the larger sizes for just two people.
Reasonably priced. Good value.
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