Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine

747 Ninth Ave.
New York, NY 10019
212-245-7992

Details

  • Daily 11:30am-11pm
  • $$
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Beer, Wine
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Grainy photos of turn-of-the-century peasants set the stage for the thoroughly excellent and unpretentious grub you'll find at this Greek taverna. The palette of flavors is comically narrow-a squeeze of lemon here, a splash of wine vinegar there, a sprinkle of oregano, and maybe some garlic, all applied with a restrained hand: the art is not in the seasoning, but in the grilling. Red snapper is the most-celebrated grillade, but even better is the humble porgy, served two to a plate, which has a sharper, almost mackerelish flavor.

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