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Atrium Cafe

645 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10019 40.759359 -73.976546
at 51st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-838-9113 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center

Prices

$8-$18

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

42nd St. to 59th St., Third Ave. to Seventh Ave.

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This venue is closed.

Considered a dependable go-to place by Greek expatriates yearning for unpretentious, home-style cuisine, the Atrium Cafe relies on a roster of hearty dishes like tender chicken souvlaki in a pita and drizzled with tart tzatziki, and pastichio—tubes of pasta stuffed with ground beef and tomato sauce and floating on pillowy, cinnamon-infused béchamel. It's not perfect—the pastichio arrives topped with an impenetrable crust of cheese, and the spanakopita and vegetarian dishes tend to be greasy—but everything fits the bill for stick-to-your-rib dishes that nod towards Athens. From the posters of past exhibits, it’s clear that the place essentially serves as the museum cafe for the Onassis Cultural Center, so the crowd consists heavily of European museum-goers and occasional homesick Greeks who get a kick out of dining across from St. Patrick's Cathedral. But the distracting acoustics (as advertised, it's in a large, echoing atrium) mean that long, intimate talks should be taken elsewhere.

Recommended Dishes

Mezedes dips, $9-$18; chicken souvlaki, $12.50, pastichio, $13

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