• Zenon Taverna

  • Greek $13.95-$29.95
  • 34-10 31st Ave.
    Queens, NY 11106
  • Neighborhood: Astoria
  • Phone: 718-956-0133
In the unfathomable fashion of his native countrymen, an expat Cypriot friend of ours demands practically all his food cooked just shy of incineration, and then, as if to enact a resurrection, squeezes an entire lemon over the ashy remains. But the man has a few discriminating tastes: to wit, he has his mother mail him a superior haloumi, the Cypriot sheep's-milk cheese, the way other mothers send cookies. When he runs out, he heads to Zenon, a boisterous, kid-friendly taverna where they grill thick slabs of the stuff and serve it with lemon and parsley. It's only one of several tasty meze dishes here, including scrumptious deep-fried zucchini and eggplant with garlicky skordalia, and spicy sheftalia (char-grilled pork meatballs)—and the next-best thing to having a doting Cypriot mom with a FedEx account.
http://zenontaverna.com
  • Hours

    Daily, noon-11pm

  • Prices

    $13.95-$29.95

  • Payment

    Cash Only

  • Special Features

    Delivery Lunch Take-Out Good for Groups Delivery after 10pm Kid-Friendly Catering Kids' Menu

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Recommended

  • Delivery Area

    36th Ave. to Astoria Blvd., 48th St. to 21st St.

  • Delivery Hours

    Mon-Fri, noon-11pm Sat-Sun, 11am-11pm

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