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Taverna Kyclades

33-07 Ditmars Blvd., Queens, NY 11105 40.775378 -73.90957
nr. 33rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-545-8666 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Greek, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10

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Official Website

tavernakyclades.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-11:30pm; Sun, noon-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q at Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

Prices

$10.95-$19.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Astoria Blvd. to 19th Ave., 82nd St. to 19th St.

Profile

Every Astorian claims a favorite Greek grill and judging by its brisk business, Taverna Kyclades tops many a local list. Perhaps that’s because the lively space furnishes a better-than-average meal at a moderate tab. Its French window-lined, Aegean-blue-ceilinged dining room is tightly packed with lacquered wood tables as neighbors share recommendations and even tastes. Seafood entrées may be grilled or fried; we recommend the former, especially the lightly broiled, meaty scallops accompanied by crisply fried potato rounds. Greek salads are prosaic, so go with a solicitous customer’s tip and order the zesty spreads—tarama cod roe, potato-garlic skordalia, or yogurt-cucumber tzatziki. Dessert—galaktoboureko custard—is on the house. In warm weather, a patio supplies an open-air mixture of the Long Island Sound, breezes, and cigarette smoke. Clearly Ardian “the Giant” Skenderi, the six foot six owner-chef who’s an expert with fish, has a healthier slant than the patio’s Marlboro men.

Recommended Dishes

Fired squash and eggplant, $9.95; grilled octopus, $12.95; broiled scallops, $24.95

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