Sun-Thu, 11am-3:30am; Fri-Sat, 11am-4am
A, B, C, D, E, F, V at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Broome St. to 14th St., Lafayette St. to West Side Hwy.
This West Village joint, epitomizing the typically tacky but cheerful eighties-era Greek diner, serves a smattering of American dishes alongside nicely charred chicken souvlaki, tender calamari, and greasy but tasty spinach pie. A series of tall, rotating gyro pillars stacked with meat dominates one side of the room, along with huge piles of chopped-up salad ready to be dished out. The restaurant, furnished with clunky wood furniture, is still a fine place to people-watch when the full-length windows that line the opposite wall are thrown open. Tasty, if perhaps tired, plates of Greek mezze come with towers of hot flat bread, and there are a dozen beers on tap. The adjoining bar, smelly, dark, and cheap, is a hangout for local stand-ups like “East Side Dave” of the Ron and Fez show, as well as owner/comedian Carrie Karavas. The whole place goes until at least 3:30 in the morning; if you’ve drunk enough there’s a downstairs lounge open on the weekends where you can indulge in amusements you might live to regret.Recommended Dishes