Few Greek restaurants seem to get everything right; you'd do best to pick your favorite by their specialty. At E Taverna in Astoria, it's molluscs.
Team Serious Eats goes far and wide when we eat out for work, but when we're "off duty," you're more likely to find us closer to home at bars. Where do we eat when it's just for fun? Here are our favorite tried-and-true local restaurants.
Taverna Kyclades is the easier-to-get-into Rao's of Astoria's Greek restaurant scene. You'll find some good grilled fish there, but the real draw is the clubby community that leads to two hour waits for a table on peak nights. Fortunately, if you're looking for good traditional Greek, Kyclades is far from your only option.
We've rounded up 16 of our favorite dishes in New York that feature squid, octopus, and cuttlefish. From zesty calamari in the Bensonhurst to live sannakji in Flushing, check them all out in our slideshow!
Welcome to Astoria, home of the city's greatest Greek food and shawarma. It's where neighborhood sausage shops and Italian delis are still part of daily life, and where cafes line the streets with games of backgammon and strong mint tea, or tiny cups of even stronger coffee with flaky phyllo pastries. Here's how to eat it all.