• Sun, Sat 11am-4pm, Daily 5pm-2am
  • $$$
  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Beer/Wine
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Successor to the luckless-but-excellent Heartbreak, Boukies (“Small Bites”) is the Greek equivalent of a tapas bar, offering small plates washed down with an all-Hellenic (and slightly overpriced) wine list. If the weather is good, sit at the sidewalk tables and enjoy such snacks as grilled sardines garnished with tomato confit, deep fried smelts (don’t be afraid to eat the heads), and pitaraki – small fried pies of which spanikopita is the most famous. Served in an oddball-but-effective sauce of red wine and prunes, the meatballs are also worth recommending, and so are the tiny pita sandwiches stuffed with unctuous braised lamb. Alas, the interior is graceless, something like a crowded bus depot.

Related Stories (5)

  • Rola Melitzanas at Boukies, Dish #52
    Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 10 a.m. by Robert Sietsema

    Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Fish Tacos from Florentina's Resta...

  • Did You Know We're on Twitter? Follow us!
    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 1:45 p.m. by Eric Sundermann

    Let's be real: It's 2012. You have a Twitter account. Take a moment today and follow us @ForkintheRoadVV. We promise you won't regret it...

  • Robert Sietsema at Boukiés; Tejal Rao at Zutto
    Friday, June 8, 2012 at 4:36 p.m. by Clarissa Wei

    Robert Sietsema pays a visit to Boukiés: "The most exciting part of the menu is Pitarakia, those savory phyllo pastries of which spanakopita is the most well-known. You can get pies filled with feta and drizzled with honey or...

  • Boukies: 5 To-Die-For Dishes
    Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 8:47 a.m. by Robert Sietsema

    1. The spanakopita are configured as right triangles, and strewn with microgreens. Today, Counter Culture arrives by trireme (Odysseus' type of ship) at Boukies, a Greek tapas bar in the East Village. While I didn't like everything ...

Load More Articles


View All

More Greek Restaurants in East Village

  • Pylos
    Best Of

    Greek cooking has finally come of age in the East Village. With Pylos, where pots hang from the c...

View All

More Greek Restaurants in New York


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >