Queens >Food & Dining > Taverna Kyclades
3307 Ditmars Blvd, Long Island City, NY | Directions 1110540.775275 -73.909228
Neighborhoods: Ditmars Steinway
This is pretty much what everyone thinks of a Greek restaurant as: grilled octopus, fish in refrigerated cases, Greek salads, fried sardines, spinach pie, and, of course, baklava. The difference is that all those things, often made so indifferently, are here seen at the their best and most painstaking light.
awesome!!! – one of the best restaurant in NYC!
great food,nice ambient!
the best lemon potaoes in the world!!!
and andreas is really nice person!!
one time in your life you have to go!!
An Anomaly – The 1st 4 times I was here I had no problem getting a table, but getting the check took close to an hour. The food was bland and the lobster tail was dry. Last weekend, I was convinced to go back after 2+ years of avoiding this place. I live in the neighborhood and always see long lines up front. My friend and I went for lunch around 1pm on Saturday, so there was no wait. We didn't order from the lunch menu and maybe that was our mistake. We ordered calamari, which was fresh and just cooked great. I ordered the mediterranean sea bass, which was tasteless and my friend ordered a stuffed filet. Also bland. We ate half and left. Sunday morning my friend got food poisoning. That Sunday afternoon at around 4pm I got food poisoning. We ate there together and ate no other meal together. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY PEOPLE LOVE THIS PLACE? MY BEST GUESS IS THAT THE PRICE DRAWS THE CROWD.
Great food but the wait ...! After such a long wait anything you eat will taste good. In this case though their food is good, it's not that is bad but to you it seems great because you were starving :) They do not take reservations so that's why people are lined up for a table... The staff is very attentive and the overall experience was not bad.
great food – The atmosphere is ok, but the wait is just crazy... The food is delicious though... I loved the grilled octopus and the fried feta cheese. Also, you should try the stuffed sea food, simply delicious. I highly recommend this place but go there early and not on the weekends, unless you are willing to wait because they do not take reservations...
great food – Great food, best grilled octopus in town! Also, try the grilled feta cheese and the stuffed shrimp, simply delicious. Good and fast service. The only thing that is not great is the long wait!
Awesome Place – Excellent food. I am Greek, so I am spoiled when it comes to home cooked meals. This is like home cooked.
Astoria's Best Lemon Potatoes and Greek Seafood – I always wanted to try Taverna Kyclades but there was always a line. I finally was determined to wait and see what everyone was waiting for? I have to say the line moved very quick. I was surpirsed with the fast service for such a buzy place. But what I really really love where there Lemon Potatoes. Out of this world!!!!!!!!!. The grilled salmon was perfect and the protions were huge. the waitress recomneded a perfect Greek wine to match and I was set.I left so full and was glad I tried Taverna Kyclades. Will be back again.
I'd put 10 stars if they'd let me – Go for an early brunch or a weekday dinner. Weekends you'll end up waiting 2 hours for dinner. The food is amazingly fresh and great.
fresh fish – Attentive and friendly service and whatever you order will be fresh, but some things stood out way beyond the others. So what to order: fried zucchini and squash with really great garlic potatoes, fried Greek cheese, and a fish called whiting. Yes there is a fish called whiting and it is absolutely great.
Excellent! – I brought my guests there all the way from manhattan and we had grilled seabass as a main dish. It was very delisious. Their peasant salad was very fresh. The calamari was so nice and crispy but sauce could be better. I loved it a lot. Everybody must try it!
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